Foursquare Being Integrated Into Bing
Foursquare is being integrated into Bing.com. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) announced the news on the Bing blog. On Bing, Foursquare tips will appear under a section called Map Apps. Below is an excerpt from the Bing Blog.
The foursquare map app is a powerful combination of the spatial canvas that Bing Maps provides, combined with foursquare’s user reputation service ability to see who has unlocked specific badges, where and who has been crowned mayor of certain locations making it easier to explore any city in the world as if you were a local. Let’s say you’re travelling to New York City for the week, but you don’t know what’s hot in Greenwich Village. Selecting the foursquare Map App in Bing Maps, and zooming into to Greenwich Village will get you tips that show you what locals are saying about the hot spots in that area. It’s like an interactive day planner, designed to help find the best things to do in that area. And if you have questions, you can always contact users through foursquare to get the inside scoop.
“Google and Bing are diverging more than ever,” stated Bing Director Stefan Weitz in an interview with BoomTown. “Google is focusing on gathering all the world’s information and we are focused on delivering knowledge based on a user’s intent.” [AllThingsD]
This article was written by Amit Chowdhry. You can follow me at @amitchowdhry or on Google+ at +AmitChowdhry