Articles tagged “foursquare”

Foursquare-Factual Merger Sets Up Location Data Alternative to Google and Facebook

Foursquare-Factual Merger Sets Up Location Data Alternative to Google and Facebook

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Foursquare absorbing competitor Factual solidifies its position as a leader in location-based ad targeting services. Advertisers will likely welcome the strengthening of a rival to Google and Facebook in this particular advertising realm.

7 months ago

Hilton Seeks More Partnerships to Entice Low-Tier Loyalty Members

Hilton Seeks More Partnerships to Entice Low-Tier Loyalty Members

Danni Santana, Skift

It's easy for hotel chains to spend time and resources on their highest loyalty spenders. But there is plenty of money to be had at the other end of the tier as well.

1 year ago

New Hilton-Foursquare Mobile Concierge Is a Promising But Missed Opportunity

New Hilton-Foursquare Mobile Concierge Is a Promising But Missed Opportunity

Deanna Ting, Skift

The idea's there, but why not take it a step further and personalize it that much more?

2 years ago

U.S. Tourism From Foreign Travelers Is in Steep Decline if You Believe Foursquare Data

U.S. Tourism From Foreign Travelers Is in Steep Decline if You Believe Foursquare Data

Dan Peltier, Skift

Some U.S.-based travel brands aren't overly worried about a potential Trump slump but Foursquare's data is an indication that they should be braced for some tough-going.

3 years ago

U.S. Trump-Branded Hotels’ Foot Traffic Fell in September Says Foursquare

U.S. Trump-Branded Hotels’ Foot Traffic Fell in September Says Foursquare

Dan Peltier, Skift

The Trump brand has definitely felt some kind of impact from Donald Trump's presidential campaign. What's unclear is how mild or severe that impact has been for foot traffic and guest stays as recent foot traffic is up for some properties compared to foot traffic before the campaign began, according to Foursquare data.

4 years ago

Tourists Vs. Locals in New York City: Who Goes Where

Tourists Vs. Locals in New York City: Who Goes Where

Dan Peltier, Skift

New York City tourism trends are a mirror to what's happening in most other major cities. Foursquare data show that tourists and locals still stick to predictable paths, with tourists gravitating to top attractions around Midtown and Lower Manhattan. Every city is different and tourism has increased to outer boroughs but those probably still aren't top of mind for many travelers.

4 years ago

Breaking Out of the Recommendation Bubble in the Age of Digital Discovery

Breaking Out of the Recommendation Bubble in the Age of Digital Discovery

Colin Nagy, Skift

Platforms for discovery of food and experiences can be a double-edged sword, and play us back more of the same.

4 years ago

Foot Traffic at U.S. Trump-Branded Properties Drops Dramatically Says Foursquare

Foot Traffic at U.S. Trump-Branded Properties Drops Dramatically Says Foursquare

Dan Peltier, Skift

Mixing politics and business is rarely a great idea and it is becoming clear that the Trump brand is taking a hit across the U.S., in both Democrat and Republican-leaning areas, from Donald Trump's presidential campaign.

4 years ago

Universal Theme Parks Have the Magic Formula for Millennials Says Foursquare

Universal Theme Parks Have the Magic Formula for Millennials Says Foursquare

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Universal parent company Comcast has been pouring money into its theme parks, and this data from Foursquare is another sign that the investment is paying off.

4 years ago

Skift Podcast: The Past and Future of Local Discovery

Skift Podcast: The Past and Future of Local Discovery

Jason Clampet, Skift

No one company has cracked local discovery the way people have long hoped some company would. But as mobile devices become more knowledgable about what we see and do, services like Foursquare and its rivals could become much more interesting.

5 years ago

Foursquare Is Getting Into the Social Trip Planning Business

Foursquare Is Getting Into the Social Trip Planning Business

Dan Peltier, Skift

The travel startup scene is littered with the corpses of social trip-planning services. But Foursquare's check-ins are a gold mine of data, and it's smart enough that it knows this is a nice-to-have feature, not a business in itself.

5 years ago

Foursquare CEO and Founder Steps Down as App Tries to Grow

Foursquare CEO and Founder Steps Down as App Tries to Grow

Jing Cao and Sarah Frier, Bloomberg

Crowley has had the focus and dedication to the product that has allowed it to survive much longer than most other hyped products could dream of, but new blood and a new perspective should help it refocus on what Foursquare has become.

5 years ago