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Game makers turn smartphones into consoles

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Independent game makers are stretching smartphones to new limits, using their built-in sensors to create Wii-like games that can be played using mobile devices instead of a console. An example of the Brass Monkey app turning a smartphone into a game controller. Brass Monkey, a Boston-based startup, is one...
Game makers turn smartphones into consoles

Exclusive: Andreessen Horowitz Drops Out of Funding Race for Foursquare

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In an unusual move for a venture firm chasing a hot start-up, Andreessen Horowitz said it has dropped out of the race to be an investor in hot social location company Foursquare. In an interview tonight, Ben Horowitz, partner in the high-profile VC outfit he helms with Marc Andreessen, said...
Exclusive: Andreessen Horowitz Drops Out of Funding Race for Foursquare
NYC Vs. SF Tech: Above And Beyond The "Company Town"

Foursquare Makes it Easy for Businesses to Sign Up

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Foursquare is making it easier than ever for businesses to offer venue promotions and get insight on their Foursquare traction. The location-oriented social network has launched a do-it-yourself tool for business to claim their venue and reap the rewards of the business dashboard.Venue pages now include the message, “Are...
Foursquare Makes it Easy for Businesses to Sign Up

Almost Three: A Brief History Of Foursquare Time (And A Look At Its Future)

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Editor’s note: AJ Arora is a former Yahoo! product guy and one-time TechCrunch intern. He currently works on startups in local discovery and e-commerce. In anticipation of Foursquare’s three-year anniversary, AJ examines the success of Foursquare from a Product Manager’s perspective. (He has no affiliation with the company.) Six years...
Almost Three: A Brief History Of Foursquare Time (And A Look At Its Future)

Today's the world's biggest dodgeball game! http://lgno.me/9Sgrvq [Think fast!]

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Today's the world's biggest dodgeball game! http://lgno.me/9Sgrvq [Think fast!]

Tickets for October 11 NYC PandoMonthly with Dennis Crowley on Sale Now!

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You can’t run an event series exploring New York’s burgeoning tech scene for too long without having Dennis Crowley as a guest. Crowley is the founder and CEO of Foursquare, but you may know him from BestBuy and Gap ads and pretty much every story about the ascendency of...
Tickets for October 11 NYC PandoMonthly with Dennis Crowley on Sale Now!

Lifecrowd Raises $5 Million From Groupon Founders for Social Activities Site

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Santa Monica, Calif.-based Lifecrowd has raised $5 million in a first round of funding to build a site where users can discover social activities, ranging from wine tastings to dodgeball. Participating investors include Lightbank (started by Groupon founders Eric Lefkosky and Brad Keywell), Bullpen Capital, Baroda Ventures, Prism VentureWorks and...
Lifecrowd Raises $5 Million From Groupon Founders for Social Activities Site

What Dennis Crowley Was Thinking When He Walked Away From A ~ $125 Million Foursquare Acquisition Offer

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Two years ago, Dennis Crowley had a tough choice to make. The entrepreneur who cofounded Foursquare was being offered $125 million for his company -- or so several reports say. Crowley wasn't wealthy.  His first startup, Dodgeball, had been acquired by Google, but not for a hefty amount.  Prior...
What Dennis Crowley Was Thinking When He Walked Away From A ~ $125 Million Foursquare Acquisition Offer

Google Launches a Leaderboard for Check-Ins, But Foursquare Has Been Here Before

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via Engadget Google snuck in a bit of a bomb for Foursquare with the latest update to its Google Maps app for Android. Without so much as a blog post or promotional tweet, users started noticing that—Surprise!—version 6.3 would now offer an incentive to check-in to Latitude, GOOG's "all but...
Google Launches a Leaderboard for Check-Ins, But Foursquare Has Been Here Before

Strobe lighting goggles shown to improve short-term memory, all-night ravers feel validated

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Those goggles you see above aren't for stylish looks while playing dodgeball -- they're the keys to a potentially important discovery about short-term memory. Duke University's Institute for Brain Sciences found that subjects playing catch with goggles simulating strobe lights were noticeably better at memorizing information during tests, even...
Strobe lighting goggles shown to improve short-term memory, all-night ravers feel validated

ONE YEAR WITH LARRY PAGE: The Good, The Bad, And The Really Baffling (GOOG)

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Larry Page reclaimed the reins as Google's CEO one year ago Wednesday. The stock price is about flat since then. But short-term stock movements aren't the best way to judge a CEO -- especially for a company like Google, which is so big that finding a new billion-dollar business...
ONE YEAR WITH LARRY PAGE: The Good, The Bad, And The Really Baffling (GOOG)

4 Startup Founders Who Said 'No' To $100 Million -- And May Have Blown It

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It's common sense: If someone offers you $100 million, you accept and become fabulously rich. In Silicon Valley, common sense is replaced by an irrational desire to create an extraordinary company like Google or Facebook. For 99.99% of entrepreneurs, that mentality is profoundly stupid and the pursuit of a billion-dollar company...
4 Startup Founders Who Said 'No' To $100 Million -- And May Have Blown It

Here's What Dennis Crowley's Next Startup Will Look Like

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Dennis Crowley has cofounded two successful startups. The first, Dodgeball, was acquired by Google.  The second, Foursquare, is growing quickly with 15 million downloads, 100 employees, and about $80 million raised. Both of his startups have been named after sports. That isn't a coincidence. As an undergraduate at Syracuse...
Here's What Dennis Crowley's Next Startup Will Look Like

Because of the iPhone, there is an app for that

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Dennis Crowley, co-founder of the groundbreaking location-based mobile startup, Foursquare, earlier this week recalled the urge to give his interest in location-based services another go after his startup Dodgeball was bought by Google in 2005. But he knew that developing a mobile app meant courting a lot of heartache: endless...
Because of the iPhone, there is an app for that
Dennis Crowley's favorite thing about NYC tech? The Muggles are here

Foursquare's Dennis Crowley To Join Us At Disrupt NY

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Only three days left to scoop up TechCrunch Disrupt NY tickets! You can get them here. And view our amazing speaker lineup here.  Foursquare’s Dennis Crowley has had a helluva April. The company just closed a $41 million debt round from Silver Lake Partners and Spark Capital, Andreessen Horowitz, O’Reilly...
Foursquare's Dennis Crowley To Join Us At Disrupt NY

The king and queen of location-based services

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Dennis Crowley, co-founder of Foursquare, and Alexa Andrzejewski, founder of Foodspotting, are the hottest people in location-based services. Foursquare has a million users. Foodspotting has 100,000. Both are growing very quickly and getting lots of attention. I sit down with them at the Big Omaha conference and talk with...
The king and queen of location-based services

Facebook turns out to be a pretty good friend to Foursquare, Hitwise data shows

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Facebook may not turn out to be so much of a Foursquare killer. In fact, the world’s largest social network drives the largest share of the location-based game’s web traffic, accounting for 33 percent of all upstream visits last week, according to web research firm Hitwise. Google follows closely...
Facebook turns out to be a pretty good friend to Foursquare, Hitwise data shows

Foursquare Adds Another Search Feature: Check-In History

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Foursquare Adds Another Search Feature: Check-In History: In my mind, Foursquare history remains one of the most interesting features of the service. It knows basically everywhere I’ve been since 2009 (actually, 2008 thanks to some imported Dodgeball data). To some, that’s creepy — to me, that’s awesome. From Facebook Timeline...
Foursquare Adds Another Search Feature: Check-In History

Saturday Night At The Disrupt NY Hackathon Includes Pizza, Beer, And Dodgeball

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[tc_5min code="517760086"] It’s after 1am on a Saturday night in Manhattan, and there are still hundreds of people at our Disrupt NY Hackathon. The dedication of the attendees trying to build a cool product in less than 24 hours is both impressive and slightly disturbing. To capture some of the...
Saturday Night At The Disrupt NY Hackathon Includes Pizza, Beer, And Dodgeball
GitHub's second annual dodgeball invitational gets even bigger for 2012
Startup Spotlight: Tenacity Sports helps you discover sports activities

It Sounds Like Marissa Mayer Is Awfully Interested In Foursquare

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Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer and Foursquare CEO Dennis Crowley have been friendly for some time. The two were spotted at dinner together in April 2011 when Mayer was still at Google. They are both angel investors in Square, the online-payments startup. And Crowley used to work for Google, after it...
It Sounds Like Marissa Mayer Is Awfully Interested In Foursquare

How Foursquare Crushed My Startup In The 'Check-In Wars' (FB)

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As an entrepreneur, it can be hard to admit defeat.  When Facebook Product Manager Josh Williams started working on Gowalla, a location-based social network, his ultimate vision was for "people to see the world through the eyes of their friends," Williams recently wrote on Medium. Convinced that the idea was crazy,...
How Foursquare Crushed My Startup In The 'Check-In Wars' (FB)

Foursquare Goes Dark Too. Unintentionally.

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Earlier we made fun of Bing for going “dark” today to save energy in a way that doesn’t at all save energy. But Foursquare has an actual way to do that: take down the entire service. Yesterday, Foursquare had some downtime. That’s nothing new, startups have downtime all the time...
Foursquare Goes Dark Too. Unintentionally.

After 3 Years Of A Crummy Checkin Experience, Foursquare Is Working On A Speedier Solution

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This week we met with Foursquare's Head of Product, Alex Rainert.  We mostly asked questions about the company's incredibly social founder, Dennis Crowley, with whom Rainert founded Dodgeball in 2005.  But we couldn't help ourselves from asking a few questions about the company."Where the heck is the auto-checkin?" we...
After 3 Years Of A Crummy Checkin Experience, Foursquare Is Working On A Speedier Solution

Stop Looking For A Technical Co-founder

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Editor’s Note: Alexey Komissarouk is a CS senior at the University of Pennsylvania and founder of the PennApps Hackathon. This article is based on an earlier talk to the Wharton MBA Entrepreneurship Club. “How many of you want to start a company?” David Tisch asked. All hundred hands went up....
Stop Looking For A Technical Co-founder

Facebook And Microsoft Check-In With Foursquare. Will Crowley Sell?

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There is a lot of action surrounding Foursquare right now. And CEO and co-founder Dennis Crowley has a tough decision to make. It’s already been widely reported that Yahoo is seriously pursuing a Foursquare acquisition, but now we’re hearing that at least two other companies are in talks or have...
Facebook And Microsoft Check-In With Foursquare. Will Crowley Sell?

Social Media Gets a Past: Links From a Life Lived Online

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I’ve been surprised to realize lately that social media has awakened my sense of nostalgia. It seems ironic given our collective emphasis on the new and the now. I love receiving the daily emails from Timehop and Memolane that remind me what I posted on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram on...
Social Media Gets a Past: Links From a Life Lived Online
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