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Foursquare unveils revamped app after split

Published on Aug 7, 2014 12:21 AM

WASHINGTON (AFP) - The location-based social network Foursquare unveiled its new local search and recommendation service Wednesday after splitting off its app enabling friends to keep track of each other.

The "all-new Foursquare" debuts as a personalised tool that learns about users' tastes and interests through their smartphone habits.

"Our phones should learn about us - our tastes, our social connections, and our preferences," said a Foursquare blog post.

"If you love vintage clothing, it should tell you that there is a hidden gem nearby. If you're in a new city, it should tell you that your friend Katy highly recommends this hole-in-the-wall restaurant downtown. If you crave spicy food, it should advise which dishes you should order when you sit down for dinner."

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