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March 22, 2011

Foursquare Grows by 100% Since Facebook Places launch

Now this is quite impressive by all means , Foursquare Users have doubled   ever since Facebook Places was Launched.. Today Foursquare announced it has 7.5 million users, which is up from 3 million when Places launched.
 
How did Foursquare fend off this attack, and what can other startups learn? Foursquare is doing one thing and doing it well. It is the checkin application. While Facebook probably has more people using Places overall, Foursquare can still attract new users because of its focus on checkins.

March 18, 2011

Facebook Places Rolls Out at Bulgaria and Philippines
























Facebook Places has just Rolled out  Facebook Places in a number of new countries, including Bulgaria, the Philippines, and elsewhere, according to our readers.Facebook Places allows users to check-in to locations using a mobile phone, much like Foursquare, Gowalla, or Yelp. Till date  this feature was limited to a few countries .
 
It is important for Facebook to get International support for developers who are building services on top of the Facebook Places API. Given that Foursquare has grown quite large globally experienced a large amount of growth abroad, This will provide Facebook  with more increase in the volume of check-ins.
With more than 65 percent of Facebook users living outside the U.S., this will definitely be a welcomed addition. While Foursquare and competing applications continue to try to gain a piece of the check-in business.