Foursquare was the second iteration of that same idea, that people can use mobile devices to interact with their environment.Foursquare was Dodgeball reimagined to take advantage of the new smartphones, like the i Phone, which had built in GPS to better detect a user's location.Until late July 2014, Foursquare featured a social networking layer that enabled a user to share their location with friends, via the "check in" - a user would manually tell the application when they were at a particular location using a mobile website, text messaging, or a device-specific application by selecting from a list of venues the application locates nearby.In May 2014, the company launched Swarm, a companion app to Foursquare, that reimagined the social networking and location sharing aspects of the service as a separate application.“Whilst there are undoubted challenges presented by a more cautious consumer environment, lower high street footfall, and adverse currency impacts, we are investing significantly to drive innovation in our food and coffee offering, and are greatly encouraged by our customers’ response,” said Martin Brok, president of Starbucks for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region.
Their financial data is much more secure than it would be with credit cards, and transactions are – if not completely anonymous – not easily traced to their identities.
It’s a shopping platform accessible to people from all over the world who wish to buy or sell goods for bitcoins.
For bitcoin users, the advantage is obvious: there is no need to work through countless types of currencies used by buyers and sellers in different countries or to incur foreign transaction fees from credit card companies.
By now, bitcoin fans -- who tend to be a highly tech-savvy bunch -- are already probably aware that internet operations like reddit and Word Press (more on that one below) take bitcoin payments.
But a growing number of other types of businesses, including those of the traditional brick-and-mortar variety, are also embracing the virtual currency: Bitmit is rather like e Bay.