Foursquare scrapping the check-in in favour of automatic updates

Foursquare will no longer need users to "check in" to their locations, instead opting to send users tips and notifications about their locations when they arrive, CEO Dennis Crowley announced today. There's no

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 29th, 2013 Candice So

PayPal and TouchBistro launch check-in and mobile payment service in restaurants

Your next cup of coffee could be paid for with your smartphone and PayPal account, thanks to a new partnership between PayPal Canada and TouchBistro Inc. Yesterday, PayPal Canada announced it’d be stepping

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 29th, 2013 Candice So

Is credit card alliance Foursquare’s saving grace?

By now you've probably heard that Foursquare had initiated a retail program that allows users to check in to locations and save money with their Visa or MasterCard. In fact, it's been almost

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 4th, 2013 Karim Kanji

3 reasons Foursquare is a great business marketing tool

Geolocation service Foursquare is on the rise. Founded in 2009, by this week it has registered over a half million merchants, after counting 10 million users in June. Foursquare is trying to define

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 11th, 2011 Ilie Mitaru

Geo-location apps that go beyond the ‘check in’

The popularity of geo-location apps has been increasing steadily, with the ability to “check in” becoming ubiquitous. But the trend toward checking in and letting everyone know where you are may soon fade,

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 18th, 2011 Harmeet Singh

Facebook and Google plot to disrupt group buying momentum

With the launch of Facebook Deals in Canada and Google’s addition of location-based check-ins through Latitude, the group buying trend may find itself disrupted just as its hitting its stride. Group buying services

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 2nd, 2011 Brian Jackson

How to claim your business in Facebook Places

If your business is a brick and mortar location that customers visit in person, odds are good that it will end up in Facebook Places whether you put it there or not. Even

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 29th, 2010 Tony Bradley

Facebook Places now available in Canada

Canadian businesses have another place to claim their local listing information after Facebook Places was launched in the country on Friday.Similar to other location-based social networking services such as Foursquare or Gowalla, Facebook

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 25th, 2010 Brian Jackson