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Foursquare Introduces New College Badge Program

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You might be wondering why foursquare choose these colleges first. That is easy to answer because just about every school that is getting a badge has an active foursquare presence. For instance, the University of Oregon and Texas A&M both have sponsored an on campus foursquare-based scavenger hunts. Then, USC quite often asks the student body to check in to campus events, offering incentives to encourage them even more.

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Foursquare and Google Test NFC Check-Ins At Google I/O

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Owners of smartphones equipped with near-field communication (NFC) technology, such as new Nexus S 4G, will be able to check-in on Foursquare and receive a special Google I/O badge by chicking their phones against posters. If you are like most U.S. smartphone owners and don’t have an NFC-enabled phone, you can scan a QR code on the poster instead.

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