The Era Of The Check-In Is Over, And Foursquare Is Moving On. At ReadWriteMix on Tuesday night, Foursquare CEO Dennis Crowley talked about how his app doesn’t need us to announce our location to friends anymore.
Will Foursquare CEO Dennis Crowley Finally Get It Right? "Over the last couple of years, we've had to build a lot of stuff just to fight for survival, so we don't get crushed by a Facebook or Google," he says. "It's been like working our way through [video game] Mike Tyson's Punch-Out." Since securing $41 million in debt financing in April, Foursquare has reinvented itself as a local search and discovery engine, distancing itself from the check-ins and virtual badges it had become known for.