Every time someone uses Foursquare, our real-time map of the world gets better. Crunching all that data allows us to learn about places, analyze real-world trends, and build the most powerful real-time recommendation engine in the world. That data powers our new app (which has boosted usage by over 30%. People like discovering great places!). And today, we’re proud to announce Microsoft is licensing our places database for use in their products and services, too.
So, in the near future, when you use Microsoft devices powered by the Windows and Windows Phone operating systems and products like Bing, places will be enhanced by Foursquare – to provide contextually-aware experiences and the best recommendations of any service in the world. As part of this partnership, Microsoft has also invested in Foursquare (joining our previously-announced round of funding from December). This will help us continue to build out our product, and, even more excitingly, make sure more people get access to the power of Foursquare.
We’re just getting started for 2014. We can’t wait to show you what we’re working on next!