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Swarm finally brings back Mayorships, gives us a reason to check-in at Starbucks

Here's some good news: One of the original, and most fondly remembered social gaming features is back. Swarm, has reintroduced Foursquare's Mayorship titles, but with a few cool alterations to make them even more fun.

Mobile

Button seamlessly connects apps so you can stop switching screens

New York City-based Button is revolutionizing the in-app experience by allowing users to stay within a single app to complete multiple functions, like making a dinner reservation and calling a car, in a process called "deep-linking."

Mobile

Now you can call an Uber in Foursquare to take you to that new burger joint

Thanks to Button, you can now order an Uber directly from the Foursquare app to take you to your restaurant or venue of choice. The Deep-linking startup company Button plans to link more apps soon.

Mobile

Hands on: Foursquare’s rebuilt app wants you to stop bragging and start exploring

Foursquare 8.0 is a refreshing redesign that puts the focus on exploring great places instead of just checking in at hot spots. The new app customizes local searches in a colorful way.

Mobile

Google wants you out and about in Glass, adds new travel apps to make it happen

With the release of Foursquare, TripIt, and OpenTable apps for Glass, Google is encouraging owners to wear their smart specs when traveling or just out exploring the neighborhood.

Mobile

Skedadel lets you discover cool places through Instagram images

A new app using Instagram images and a unique algorithm wants to help you find the best places in the world.

Social Media

Everything you need to know about a little app called FBStalker

If you thought you were protecting your Facebook as much as possible, think again. A new app called FBStalker uses your friends list and Graph Search to find the most unfindable data.

Social Media

Hands on: Foursquare’s Windows 8 app ditches gamification for local discovery

The launch of Foursquare's Windows 8 app may not be that exciting to current Foursquare users, but it's a win for Microsoft as more social media companies begin to start developing for the operating system.

Computing

Miss Netiquette’s guide to using location and check-in apps without harassing your friends

Social media can be a tricky thing to navigate and no one has written the rules on codes of conduct. We're here to help you with best practices for sites Web-wide, and this includes the dos and don'ts of check-ins and location apps.

Social Media

Top apps headed to Windows 8, including first ever Foursquare tablet app

Microsoft revealed that new apps were on their way to Windows 8 devices, including the first natively built Foursquare app - available only on Windows 8 tablets. Popular apps like Viber, Voxer, Rhapsody, Epicurious, and more will appear in the Windows 8…

Mobile

Hell is Other People is the anti-social network that helps you avoid your friends

In a social networking-centric society, Even if Hell is Other People is an anti-social network that helps you avoid bumping into your friends around town.

Social Media

Movie theaters are about to get Twitter and Foursquare-focused pre-shows

Twitter and Foursquare are partnering up with National CineMedia to show pre-show ads in theaters of Hollywood trending tweets, and local search-based ads.

Social Media

10 cringe-worthy social apps that prove people are creeps

You might want to re-think posting that photo of you rocking that new string bikini ...you never know who's creeping on them. And that's only the beginning: You can only imagine the various ways in which the Internet and social apps make creepin' possible -…

Mobile

Foursquare tries to save the check-in with one-step functionality

Foursquare pushed a new update for iPhone that cuts the steps to check in down to one. Now there's no excuse for not checking in – at least, that's what Foursquare hopes users will think, as its valuable check-in data has begun to fade away.

Social Media

Why the SXSW curse? Apps launched in fantasyland seldom survive real life

Every year, SXSW hosts an avalanche of hyped-up social apps that bowl over festival goers ... then fizzle in the months ahead. Why can't SXSW launches succeed in the real world? Because the frenzy of SXSW is anything but real life.

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