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Foursquare Finally Adds Groupon Deals

Foursquare has started featuring Groupon deals, as we first reported the two companies had been discussing in May.

Groupon coupons — both daily deals and Groupon Now deals — started appearing today within the Foursquare “Explore” tab in its mobile apps, which helps users find interesting things to do nearby. They seem to have been first noticed by the independent blog About Foursquare.

A representative for Foursquare said the Groupon deals are available in Chicago today, and should be available for the rest of the U.S. and Canada by Sunday.

Earlier this month, Foursquare added five other daily deal sites: LivingSocial, Gilt Groupe, AT&T, Zozi and BuyWithMe.

Time will tell, but it seems likely users will be compelled by deals that are timely, targeted to their tastes and nearby.


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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus