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A SU New Year's Reading List: Community Spotlights from 2018

Jan 23, 2019

The New Year is often a time to reflect on the past year and look into the upcoming year. One of our favorite quotes comes from American poet Maya Angelou, who said, “You can’t really know where you a...

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Community Spotlight: Cordula Beisel

Nov 20, 2018

Germany might not be the first country that comes to mind when searching for the best wineries and vineyards, but the southwest region on the border of France boasts ones of the oldest and richest win...

Data & Tech  |  Report

The 2018 Holiday Retail Report

Nov 02, 2018

It’s no surprise the holiday shopping season is a critical retail tent pole. Foursquare data shows a 14% lift in the overall number of visits to brick-and-mortar retailers over the holidays—and consum...

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Oh, The Places We'll Go!

Nov 01, 2018

Foursquare knows travel better than most. Of course we do! Nearly a decade ago, Foursquare ushered in a new era of mobile exploration: first with our own consumer apps, Foursquare City Guide and Swarm...

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Community Spotlight: Pricilla Marie

Oct 25, 2018

Mardi Gras may be the most popular time of the year for a visit to the Big Easy, but there is plenty of fun to be had all year round and you may even catch one of the many parades that take place in t...

Engineering  |  Article

Chicago Engineering Update

Oct 23, 2018

In January, we shared an announcement that Foursquare was opening a new Midwest engineering hub. We are pleased to update that 7 months later we have hit our goal of building a team of six, and are lo...

Data & Tech  |  Article

Ethics in Technology

Oct 22, 2018

From transparency and developing legislation, to GDPR compliance and governmental regulations, to consumer awareness and digital citizenry, issues around technology and ethics are complex — and consta...

Data & Tech  |  Report

The 2018 Quick-Service Restaurant Loyalty Index

Oct 01, 2018

There are now more than 350,000 quick-service restaurants (QSR) in the United States. With a saturated market and the rise of indirect competition such as online ordering and meal subscriptions—buildi...

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Breaking Bad (Habits)

Sep 24, 2018

If you drink coffee, then odds are you know how you like it. Maybe it’s an espresso first thing in the morning with a drop of almond milk. Or perhaps it’s two cups — black — when you first get to your...

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Community Spotlight: Takuma Hashimoto

Sep 21, 2018

Meet the members of our community that help make our technology great. In this month’s edition, we reached out to Superuser Takuma Hashimoto of Tokyo, Japan, to learn more about the places he likes to...

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Community Spotlight: Antonis Triantos

Aug 22, 2018

Meet the members of our community that help make our technology great. In this month’s edition, we reached out to Superuser Antonis Triantos of Greece, to learn more about the places he likes to explo...

Data & Tech  |  Article

See Me, Hear Me, Touch Me, Feel Me

Aug 21, 2018

It’s 95-degrees outside. The sun is shining down from a cloudless sky. You take a bite of ice-cold vanilla ice cream and are flooded with memories — childhood birthday parties, brain freeze from a thi...

Data & Tech  |  Report

The Truth About Generation Z

Aug 01, 2018

Why is Gen Z crucial for brands and businesses to understand? For starters, they are an incredibly large and influential generation with a surprising load of direct spending power, accounting for near...

Data & Tech  |  Article

In Ten Years: The Future of AI and ML

Jul 26, 2018

When you take a minute to stop and look around, the technological advancements of today could be perceived as something out of a futuristic novel. Cars are learning to drive, hands-free devices can tu...

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Community Spotlight: Johnny Wang

Jul 26, 2018

Meet the members of our community that help make our technology great. In this month’s edition, we reached out to Superuser Johnny Wang of San Francisco, California, to learn more about the places he ...

Data & Tech  |  Article

Surviving the Retail Apocalypse

Jun 28, 2018

We studied malls with venues that opened in 2016 and followed foot traffic trends over the next four quarters, while correcting for seasonality. This approach allowed us to compare venues that opened ...

Data & Tech  |  Article

Driving with Data: How Location Tech Is Reinventing the Auto Industry

Jun 21, 2018

There’s no question the auto industry is evolving as consumers are changing the way they’re buying, selling and — most importantly — using cars. Technology, once along for the ride, is beginning to ta...

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Community Spotlight: Alex Mochalov

Jun 13, 2018

Meet the members of our community that help make our technology great. In this month’s edition, we reached out to Superuser Alex Mochalov of Moscow, Russia, to learn more about the places he likes to ...

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Community Spotlight: Jacques

May 24, 2018

Meet the members of our community that help make our technology great. In this month’s edition, we reached out to Superuser Jacques of London, the United Kingdom, to learn more about the places he lik...

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Highlights from 4SQDay 2018

May 21, 2018

In case you missed it, we celebrated our ninth anniversary with none other than our ninth annual #4SQDay on April 16th, 2018. Groups of friends, fans, and our beloved Superusers alike gathered across ...

Company News  |  Article

Introducing Sixteen by Foursquare

Apr 26, 2018

At Foursquare, we dedicate our days to innovating around the promise of location. Sometimes that means we focus on the needs of brands, other times we’re addressing developers, or consumers....

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Community Spotlight: Magnus Stahls

Apr 10, 2018

Meet the members of our community that help make our technology great. In this month’s edition, we reached out to Superuser Magnus Ståhls of Espoo, Finland, to learn more about the places he likes to ...

Data & Tech  |  Article

Which Casual Dining Chain has the Most Loyal Customers?

Mar 26, 2018

The casual dining restaurant (CDR) space is in the the midst of a sea change. Challenges that have affected the retail market, such as chain saturation and technological innovation, are now beginning ...

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Community Spotlight: Lena Le Rolland

Mar 19, 2018

Meet the members of our community that help make our technology great. In this month’s edition, we reached out to Superuser Léna Le Rolland of Paris, France to learn more about her local favorites to ...

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