Microsoft ‘Bings’ Foursquare

Sat, Mar 27, 2010

Location-Based, Mobile

Yeah, bad puns aside this is actually some really neat news. Software giant Microsoft has announced a partnership which will bring its location services to Bing Maps. The service will overlay location results in real-time from Foursquare users.

The idea is to give Bing customers “a real time sense of what’s going on as they plan activities in their own neighborhoods or while on the road.” Using the integrated service, users can see who has Foursquare badges, who is mayor and more making it easy to see who rules the roost in the area.

I suppose it could be nice if you’re visiting or new to a city and want to see what is hot in a new city. Although, I can’t help but wonder if this is something the Foursquare app shouldn’t already do. What do you think?

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