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.
Foursquare grew an astonishing 3400 percent over the last year.
The company released this amazing infographic to share some of the highlights.
There were 381,576,305 check-ins all told, with the biggest single event being the 30,525 checkins at the Rally To Restore Sanity in D.C.
Perhaps most impressive was the range of locations Read More
Foursquare, the mobile service that rewards users for providing real-time information on their whereabouts to friends and acquaintances, is now worth more than $250 million, according to Bloomberg’s account of statements by co-founder Naveen Selvadurai.
Foursquare, which Selvadurai said will probably have 10 million users by June, faces increasing competition from Read More
Foursquare co-founder Naveen Selvadurai announced on Friday that the company will host its first official hack day where programmers will get together to work, marathon style, for a day or a weekend on an application that uses Foursquare data.
“I’m incredibly excited to announce something I’ve been dreaming about for so long: Foursquare is going Read More
Erin Sparling and Nicholas Hall are web developers, inventors and half-brothers living in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. This year they are throwing a New Year’s Eve party, and the whole Internet’s invited.
To get in, revelers just have to show up, check in on Foursquare via their mobile phones, and voila, the building’s door will open for Read More
No more sophisticated a locating device than city records tells us that Foursquare founder Naveen Selvadurai can be found–where else?–in Soho.
The young millionaire favors the East Village, where both the Foursquare offices and his old apartment are located, but really, who can resist the magnetic pull of Silicon Alley’s favorite cast-iron hood? Read More
Foursquare just hit five million users, a great milestone that shows the company’s growth is not slowing down.
Unfortunately, it’s not speeding up either. It took a year for the company to reach one million users; three months to hit 2 million and a month and a half to hit 3 million.
Since Read More
In 2005 Dennis Crowley sold Dodgeball, his first location based startup, to Google. At the time, Dodgeball had just 30,000 users.
Crowley and Google parted ways in 2007, a decision he explained simply.
It’s no real secret that Google wasn’t supporting dodgeball the way we expected. The whole experience was incredibly frustrating for us – Read More
Foursquare was down for 15 hours yesterday before coming back to life sometime around midnight. As usual the culprit seems to have been too much success.
This kind of outage is common on Twitter, but the micro-messaging service has never been out for this long of a stretch.
Mark Zuckerberg is notoriously Read More