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Foursquare brings back mayorship, but this time on Swarm

Have you missed being the digital mayor of your office or your favorite coffeeshop or bookshop back in the good ole days of the original Foursquare? Well, now you can go back to being your competitive self, at least when it comes to checking in at your favorite places. They're bringing back the mayorship of each place, but instead of being on the new Foursquare, you can now do it on Swarm, which replaced it as your official check-in app.

Invite your loved ones to go out through Swarm’s private messaging

Have you ever wanted to send an invite to a group of friends to eat out in this new restaurant, but didn't want to broadcast it to your whole social network? Well, yes, there are a ton of group messaging services out there, but what if you didn't want to go out of the app you're currently on, and what if that app was called Swarm? Well, now you have a solution to that if your answer to both questions is yes.

Foursquare version 8.0 focuses on customized recommendations

Two weeks after Foursquare announced that they are rebranding from the ground up, they have finally unveiled version 8.0, and simply checking-in is definitely a thing of the past as far as the new app is concerned. The new Foursquare is all about giving users personalised and localized recommendations, based on what kind of things you like, where you’ve been in the past and what you should be checking out in your hood.

Foursquare relaunches with a more personalized service

Foursquare started out as one of the earliest location-sharing apps, where you can let others know where you’ve been and keep track of where your friends are. But over the past few months, they’re trying to evolve into more than just that, and they have just announced their upcoming rebranding, including a new logo and a much more personalised service where you can discover new places to visit, wherever you are.

Path comes up with new messaging app called Talk

The social networking platform Path has been relatively quiet this year, nary releasing a major update to change up its patented approach to “quick” social networking. That all changed today as the guys behind path unveiled what it has been working on during that span of “quiet time” – a standalone messaging app aptly (if not unimaginatively) called “Talk”.

Foursquare announces Swarm, takes on Facebook’s ‘Nearby Friends’

In a time when many other services are merging, Foursqaure is splitting up. The company has announced they are pulling themselves apart, and creating a service called Swarm. Swarm will act as a new messaging service, aimed at getting you together with friends where, hopefully, you use Foursquare to check in to wherever you end up going.

Timehop app hands-on: providing a daily trip back in time

Timehop, as a service, has been around for many years now. But given the app just recently arrived in the Play Store, it may be one that flew under the radar of many Android users. The premise here is simple, Timehop takes you back in time. The app is one that you'll only need to launch once per day, and it will show you what you were doing one, two, three and four years earlier.

Instagram may ditch Foursquare for location tagging

Instragram may be migrating away from Foursquare. The photo sharing service currently uses Foursquares database for their location services. It seems that Instagram is now testing Facebook Places for that location tagging feature, an odd move considering the breadth of other popular services currently sing Foursquare.

Foursquare rolling out update with proactive recommendations

"Check in" might have been a loaded phrase in the past, but in recent years it has become synonymous with Foursquare's system of letting your friends, and sometimes the whole world, know where you're at. Now the company is introducing a new feature that harnesses the data they've collected over the years to give you suggestions without having to ask for it.
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