At our ReadWriteMix event in San Francisco in early June, Foursquare CEO Dennis Crowley and I talked about the new app economy. We covered a range of topics, from why he’s splitting his signature check-in app in two to how his location data is powering a range of highly valuable new app players like Uber and Pinterest.
I’m also pleased to report that Girls Who Code, our nonprofit partner for ReadWriteMix, raised $2,100 from attendees of ReadWriteMix. That’s enough to fund 100 hours of computer-science education for one of the young women who attend the organization’s summer immersion programs, which are expanding this summer to 19 classes in the San Francisco Bay Area, New York, Miami, Boston, and Seattle.
The full video of June’s ReadWriteMix is now available. If you weren’t able to join us, please lean back and enjoy the full video—or dive into highlights covering specific areas Crowley and I covered.
ReadWriteMix: Mapping The App Economy
Helping Small Businesses
Crowley on empowering local merchants to find new customers:
New Location Technologies
Crowley on whether Apple’s iBeacon technology is a threat:
Foursquare’s Continued Relevance
“Is Foursquare still a thing?”
Instagram’s Big Switch
Crowley on why Foursquare’s taking the heat for Facebook’s decision to favor its own location database.
Crowley on why he thinks Foursquare will play a vital role in all kinds of new location-based services:
What the company has evolved into:
Photo by Kara Brodgesell for ReadWrite