Foursquare In Talks With Search Giants Over Check-In Data

Location-based social network Foursquare is currently talking major search companies including giants Google, Yahoo and Microsoft about a check-in data partnership, The Telegraph reports.

In an exclusive interview with The Telegraph, Foursquare co-founder Dennis Crowley said: "Our data generates hugely interesting trends which would enrich search."

“We can anonymise data and use it to show venues which are trending at that moment. Twitter helped the world and the search engines know what people are talking about. Foursquare would allow people to search for the types of place people are going to – and where is trending – not what."

Foursquare includes a location-based social networking game, allowing users to check-in at partner restaurants and locations and earn points which can be converted into discounts and other benefits.

The platform also allows users to share their location with friends and family members.

Foursquare recently announced that it had gained two million users, and was valued at $95 million after the completion of its second round of funding.