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Foursquare CEO Dennis Crowley at SXSW Interactive in Austin.

Foursquare now showing ads after check-ins

The startup's latest play for advertising dollars has the company targeting members with ads after they check in to certain types of venues.

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Ep. 1263: Where Caroline bribes us with bacon

After a two-years, Caroline McCarthy finally makes her return to the show to tell us about her time at Google and why she did the impossible and left.

Dennis Crowley talks location

Leaked doc shows Foursquare's big plans for your check-in data

Ads centered on location data seem like a no-brainer -- so long as members keep checking in.

Chris Dixon of Andreessen Horowitz speaks Monday at the TechCrunch Disrupt conference in New York.

Foursquare CEO: Yes, actually, we are generating revenue

Dennis Crowley doesn't give specifics but notes that March was the startup's best month so far for revenue. And he says other important metrics are on the upswing month-over-month.


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Boston Marathon: Text, social media help get out updates

As news of the explosions spread, many phone lines were down, but some people sent text messages or used Twitter and Instagram to let others know they were OK.

Foursquare CEO Dennis Crowley at SXSW Interactive in Austin.

Foursquare to sell check-in data for ad targeting, says report

The newly labeled "local search" company may no longer talk about check-ins, but it would still like to profit by them.

Foursquare updates its Android app with recommendations.

Foursquare updates Android app with locale advice

Continuing to tread into Yelp territory, the check-in social network's Android app is now offering popular restaurant, shop, and sight recommendations.

South by Southwest Interactive has wrapped up, and it was a long week. There were lots of people, lots of parties, and lots of interesting discussions, but there might not have been one "next big thing."
Just as SXSWi in the past was dominated by golden boys like Twitter, location-based services such as Foursquare, or group messaging apps, this year the masses seemed to constantly be searching for "the thing," -- but they were never able to settle on one.

Scenes from SXSW Interactive (pictures)

A look at some of the best moments from a week filled with big thinkers, big sounds, and big parties.


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Foursquare CEO Dennis Crowley discusses the future of location at SXSW.

Foursquare gunning for Yelp

CEO wants to spread the message that Foursquare is personalized local search -- aka Yelp with better data.


Tech leaders back 'Demand a Plan' to end gun violence

Industry leaders join a campaign started by Mayors Against Illegal Guns. Meanwhile, President Obama says that "in this age of technology" we should be able to check criminal records before selling guns.

A relatively calm moment during SXSW Interactive last year. For 2012, attendees should expect more than 20,000 people and an almost countless number of marketers vying for their attention.

Twenty thousand reasons to go to SXSW

Last year, thousands flocked to Austin, Texas, for South by Southwest Interactive, and even more will likely show up when the 2012 event kicks off this week. But why do they come?

Foursquare co-founders Naveen Selvadurai (left) and Dennis Crowley.

Foursquare co-founder Selvadurai to leave company

Naveen Selvadurai says he is leaving the location-based social network to do something new, although he isn't sure exactly what he wants to do.

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