Yesterday, Mayor Michael Bloomberg held a press conference for the 100th episode of Gossip Girl.
“I just don’t see how Blair could marry Prince Louis when she’s clearly in love with Chuck,” said the New York mayor, who has nothing bigger on his plate to worry about right now. “I just wish that Nate and Vanessa had been able to work things out… But again I’m just a casual fan.”
By itself, this might have been an irreverent, fun comment, written by one of his younger staffers. But look more closely, and it becomes clear that Mayor Bloomberg is, in fact, a 16-year-old teenager on the verge of womanhood.
It’s Christmas day for Foursquare! Except in place of being visited by Ol’ St. Nick, the location-based social networking phenom was visited by a fast-working team of architects and builders, leaving them with their brand new office space at 568 Broadway.
And a federal holiday couldn’t keep Foursquare’s 80-plus team away from their new Read More
Construction started today at Foursquare’s future 56,000-square-foot Soho office, rounding out a year of new horizons and new funding—to the tune of $50 million—for the location-based startup.
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Foursquare, the social-networking app that allows you to “check in” to venues, become a mayor, meet up with your friends, and find out which Starbucks locations have been masturbated in, now has a new crowd-sourcing function. In the words of Parks and Recreation‘s Tom Haverford, it’s time to “Treat Yo Self!”
You may have already heard of Mister PeePee, a man on a mission to go around jerking off in every Starbucks bathroom in the city and then rating the lavatory on several key factors. (I.e. cleanliness, whether or not anyone knocked while he was trying to do his business, coffee taste). What you don’t know is how Mister Peepee is actually doing you a service.
Location-based social network Foursquare will say goodbye to its longtime office mates at 36 Cooper Square. The startup, which raised a $50 million round of funding this summer, has vastly outgrown the 7,600 square feet at the East Village digs it shares with Curbed and web design shop Hard Candy Shell, and is negotiating a sublease for the top two floors at 568 Broadway.
The Observer took in a few rounds of racquet sports last week at the stunning Tennis Club Grand Central, a single court hidden within the train station. The event mixed tennis pros with tech types, including First Round Capital’s Charlie O’Donnell and Social Media Week’s Toby Daniels.
Ahhh lurkers, where would the internet be without them. While Foursquare has growing steadily, adding around one million users every month and half during 2011, co-founder Dennis Crowley say that to truly hit scale, Foursquare needs to find a way to offer value to users who don’t check in.
Mayor Bloomberg visits Foursquare’s headquarters in advance of “Foursquare Day.” April 14, 2011 (Photo Credit: Spencer T Tucker)
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Foursquare has logged more than 500 million check-ins from more than seven million users, and that rich trove of data can now power recommendations in real-time. Today Foursquare announced version 3.0 with a new “Explorer” feature, which suggests nearby locations to users.
Foursquare employees have been dogfooding the much-rumored feature since last fall, trying Read More