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Twitter, Foursquare join hands to allow location tagging in tweets

Micro-blogging service Twitter recently announced its
partnership with Foursquare. The partnership will allow users to include their
location in Tweets.

According to a Mashable report, the new deal will tap into
Foursquare’s extensive database of landmarks, businesses and other venues to
make those tags more specific and informative.

Micro-blogging service Twitter recently announced its
partnership with Foursquare. The partnership will allow users to include their
location in Tweets.

According to a Mashable report, the new deal will tap into
Foursquare’s extensive database of landmarks, businesses and other venues to
make those tags more specific and informative.

Users will be able to choose from a drop-down menu of nearby
places based on data provided from millions of user check-ins on Foursquare.

A Twitter spokesperson told Mashable that the feature will
roll out in the U.S. and Canada over the next few weeks with additional markets
to follow.

Last year, Foursquare, which started as a location-based
social network, split into two with the launch of an app called Swarm, which
houses the location-sharing features. The original Foursquare app is now only
used for recommending and discovering new places.

Over the years, with $121.4 million in venture backing, Foursquare
has gleaned data from more than seven billion check-ins at 65 million places. It
also has 70 million user-generated tips and 90 million “tastes.” More than
85,000 developers have built products using Foursquare’s data.

The company’s data partners include prominent social
networks such as Google’s Waze, Yahoo’s Flickr, Twitter’s Vine, and Pinterest,
and mobile systems like Cortana, Microsoft’s answer to Siri.

 

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