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SearchCap: Google+ Authorship, Bing Mobile Problem & The New Foursquare App

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New Foursquare App Bets The Company On Personalization

After months of anticipation the new Foursquare app has finally arrived. It will be available this morning from the three major app stores. The new app is built around two principal concepts: Tips and Tastes. It attempts to create a better “local search” experience using data (in the…



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SearchCap: Foursquare Experts, Google Blessings & LinkedIn B2B Tools

Below is what happened in search today, as reported on Search Engine Land and from other places across the web. From Search Engine Land: Why Traditional Call Tracking Is No Longer Relevant – August 12th Webcast Digital Marketing Depot presents “Why Traditional Call Tracking Is No Longer Relevant:…



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Foursquare “Experts” Reintroduces Gamification Into New App

In order to broaden its appeal Foursquare has been backing away from its origins as a “check-in app” for a long time. The banishment of check-ins into a separate app, Swarm, seemed to mark a complete break with the company’s “gamification” legacy. Not so apparently….



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Google Maps New Explore Feature Takes On Foursquare

Google wants to help you make decisions using the tool you already use to get directions.

On Thursday, the company launched an Explore feature for Google Maps that lets people discover places like restaurants and local hot spots with a tap of an icon located in the far right corner of Maps.

Like Foursquare’s new flagship application which eliminates the check-in, Google’s Explore feature is designed to help you find out information about places near you, and learns your behavior when you confirm places you visit to provide better suggestions.

Exploring in Google Maps will also take into account factors like weather and time of day, so you won’t get suggestions for a dinner restaurant at 9 a.m. or suggestions for a park if it’s pouring rain. You’ll be able to get more information from a place once you’ve arrive and you can bookmark places for later—a handy feature for saving your favorite burrito spot.

Tapping the Explore icon also shows you top-rated restaurants from Zagat and categories like popular attractions, local favorites and weekend brunch spots.

Explore is available in Google Maps on iOS and Android. Google suggests signing in with your Google account to use the new feature, and turn on location reporting and history—though I tested it this morning without signing in, and it provided some great suggestions. 

Lead image by Pedro Ribeiro Simões on Flickr. Explore images courtesy of Google. 

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Foursquare Upgrades App, Transitions Check-Ins to Swarm

Calling it the beginning of the ‘personalized local search’ future, Foursquare has moved all check-in functionality from Foursquare to Swarm. It has also revealed a new logo and given us a sneak peek of what the new Foursquare will look like.

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SearchCap: Foursquare Swarms, Facebook Search & Google Maps Explore

Below is what happened in search today, as reported on Search Engine Land and from other places across the web. From Search Engine Land: It’s Time For Marketers To Attend To The Branding Benefits Of Search Google recently released a study that concluded, “Search Ads Lift Brand…



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Foursquare Sneak Previews New “Personalized Local Search” & Moves All Check-Ins To Swarm

If you’ve been one of the few fearless folks holding out from updating their Foursquare app, your days are numbered. In a blog post and an email sent out to early adopters , Foursquare alerted its constituency that as of tomorrow all check-ins will be required to occur on Swarm, the new hub…



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Foursquare Goes All In With Personalized Local Search by @mattsouthern

Today, Foursquare unveiled a new look, new logo, and most importantly they announced a new feature that will be a core focus of their business going forward – personalized local search. Local search, as we know it today, doesn’t “get” its users, Foursquare contends. With that being the case, we all get similar results when conducting a local search in our area. Fourquare asks: “Why should two very different people get the same recommendations when they visit Paris? Or the same list of places when they’re looking for a bar?” In a couple weeks that’s about to change, as Foursquare […]

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Foursquare To Charge For Local Database — Will Partners Balk?

According to a report in the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) Foursquare will soon be charging a small number of partners to use its Venue Database. Recently Microsoft and Foursquare agreed to a $15 million investment/licensing deal that brings Foursquare content to Bing search results and Windows Mobile….



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