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Foursquare Launches New Local Search Focused Home Page

Well, that didn’t take long: foursquare just turned its home page into the ultimate local search tool. The change which is rolling out today is taking place not even a week after Dennis Crowley, the founder & CEO of foursquare, announced at the PandoMonthly NYC event that foursquare is looking to monetize the service using a Google AdWords type approach for local search that is focused exclusively on mobile.

The new home page, which can be seen below, appears for all users who are not logged into the site on the desktop. You can easily search for things to do or eat in your neighborhood or some place you plan to visit. The data used for recommendations includes check-ins, lists, likes, dislikes, tips and other information which then creates a numerical score for each business or listing and ranks them accordingly.

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