New York Fashion Week is officially underway and we’re celebrating by checking out all the Foursquare tips Lucky Magazine leaves at boutiques and shops around the world. Even if you don’t make it to any of the designer shows this year, something about reading their tips will make you want to update your closet!
“But one thing is for sure. Foursquare is back on the map. As Facebook built its own location service and Google pushed into the same game, many questioned whether the New York startup would survive. But its Microsoft deal shows that reports of its death were greatly exaggerated. In fact, it’s at the heart of a movement posed to remake the net.”—
Every time someone uses Foursquare, our real-time map of the world gets better. Crunching all that data allows us to learn about places, analyze real-world trends, and build the most powerful real-time recommendation engine in the world. That data powers our new app (which has boosted usage by over 30%. People like discovering great places!). And today, we’re proud to announce Microsoft is licensing our places database for use in their products and services, too.
So, in the near future, when you use Microsoft devices powered by the Windows and Windows Phone operating systems and products like Bing, places will be enhanced by Foursquare – to provide contextually-aware experiences and the best recommendations of any service in the world. As part of this partnership, Microsoft has also invested in Foursquare (joining our previously-announced round of funding from December). This will help us continue to build out our product, and, even more excitingly, make sure more people get access to the power of Foursquare.
We’re just getting started for 2014. We can’t wait to show you what we’re working on next!
Searching Foursquare for where to eat tonight… from your couch? You’ll be happy to know that you can now find more than 20,000 GrubHub Seamless restaurants in hundreds of cities across the US without leaving the Foursquare app.
Simply click on the GrubHub or Seamless icon and start placing your…
“You know we’re constantly taking. We don’t make most of the food we eat, we don’t grow it, anyway. We wear clothes other people make, we speak a language other people developed, we use a mathematics other people evolved and spent their lives building. I mean we’re constantly taking things. It’s a wonderful ecstatic feeling to create something and put it into the pool of human experience and knowledge.”—Steve Jobs (via davemorin)