Foursquare Starts Using Facebook’s Data For Recommendations As Rivalry Between The Two Heats Up

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http://techcrunch.com – As competition between the two ramps up, Foursquare has announced that it will expand recommendations to include suggestions made by users’ Facebook friends who have also signed up for the location-based discovery service. The move means that if you have connected your Facebook and Foursquare accounts, your Facebook contacts’ public activity on Foursquare will influence the recommendations you see in Explore, even if you aren’t connected to them on the app. Foursquare says that this will allow it to provide “better personalized insights.” It made sure to add, howe (IT news)