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‘Who is Happy’ Creates Global Network for Stoners

Well here's a social network we never thought we'd be reporting on. It's one for weed-lovers, and can be downloaded from the App Store. Read More >>

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Twitter Reportedly Teaming With Foursquare to Improve Location Data

Business Insider is reporting that Twitter is planning to team up with Foursquare in 2015, "adding a location layer to its platform" to make it more relevant and interesting for users. Read More >>

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Foursquare 8.0: A Lot More Yelp-Like, a Lot Less Fun

The Foursquare weening process has been a slow one. First, Swarm appeared. A few months later, it took our check-ins. And then, just a few weeks ago, the final warning came: Foursquare was about to change big time. Now that the overhauled, watermelon-adorned app is finally here, the most we can muster after all that buildup is a single, emphatic meh. Read More >>

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Google Wants Glass to be a Backpacker’s Best Friend

Google is making a push to show Glass as a great tool for travel with the addition of TripIt, Foursquare, and Open Table apps for the $1,500/ £896  face computer (that's in addition to Field Trip, Word Lens, Google Now, Search and Maps). Looks like they're actually trying to sell it. [Google] Read More >>

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Foursquare’s Swarm App Tells Your Friends Generally Where You Are

Foursquare is about to radically change the way you use it faltering service—or at least, that's what it hopes to do with a forthcoming app called Swarm. The new app will be centered around a more general idea of where your friends are, rather than a specific spot on a map. Read More >>

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You Won’t Believe How Much Dumphones Can Actually Do

In spite of iOS and Android's quest towards world domination, it's easy for us overprivileged first-world residents to forget that the spread of the smartphone doesn't affect everyone. In fact, only half of all mobile phones shipped in 2013 are expected to be smartphones. The rest are the slower, clunkier, and exponentially cheaper devices officially known as feature phones, but more commonly dismissed as dumbphones. Careful, though. They're smarter than you think. Read More >>

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Can You Recognise a City By Its Foursquare Check-Ins?

If you plotted out all the check-ins made on Foursquare, you should be able to get a pretty good handle on the geographic layout of a city. It's like modern day map making or check-in cartography. So do you think you can recognise a city just by its Foursquare check-ins? Read More >>

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Who Does Facebook Search Screw the Most?

Graph Search, which we're going to call Facebook search from here on out because nobody wants to read or write "Graph Search," is a dramatic new way to browse Facebook. But its implications spill over onto its rivals—which companies lose the most? Read More >>

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Curiosity Rover Makes the First Foursquare Check-in On Another Planet

Sure, while astronaut Doug Wheelock has the first-check in on foursquare from the International Space Station, can he boast the first check-in from another planet? 'Course not, Curiosity has got that one nailed to a tee already, by checking in on the big red planet known as Mars. Take that humans! Read More >>

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Foursquare-Type Check-In Service Facedeals Uses Your Facebook “Like” History to Sweeten the Deal

Facedeals may still only be in its trial period, but the Foursquare-like deals program that uses facial-recognition software to check you in on Facebook when you enter participating businessed is sure to incite all manner of responses when it's rolled out for the general user. Read More >>

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This Is the Best FourSquare Perk Ever

Woz forwarded this great picture from his friend Ron Schnell over the weekend: a parking slot permanently reserved for a restaurant's FourSquare mayor! The details, according to Ron: Read More >>

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Dell CEO Bans Daughter From Using Twitter After She Blabs Family Secrets

You've got to feel for Michael Dell (Dell's, err, CEO), who spent £1.72m ($2.7m) on security, only for his daughter to waltz around online, blaring their family whereabouts to all and sundry. Read More >>

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Find Out How Early You Signed Up for Twitter, Instagram, Foursquare and More

For me, signing up for any new social network goes something like this: Hear about it and ignore it. Hear about it again and then make fun of it. Hear about it again and wonder if I should sign up. Sign up. Do nothing until I hear about it again and remember I have an account and then, finally, start using it. Read More >>

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Don’t Push All Your Freaking Foursquare Checkins to Twitter

Do you really want all your Twitter followers to know that you're currently at Greggs? I mean, if you do, that's fine. But at the least, they probably don't care and at the most they're embarrassed for you. We've established that you shouldn't arbitrarily push all your tweets to Facebook, and a similar maxim should apply to Twitter and your Foursquare Checkins. Read More >>

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Facebook Now Tells You When People Like Your Foursquare and Instagram Updates

Be careful with what you like, because that Like button in your favourite social apps can now publish your friends' Facebook notifications. In a blog post, Facebook describes a change to Open Graph introducing a new like button that developers can put in their mobile apps, which will post the like to Facebook as well. Read More >>