Foursquare Will Charge For Data

In a move that echoes companies like Googe, Foursquare will now charge the heaviest data users for its services. According to Foursquare, only 1% of its 63,000 registered organizations will fall under the “heavy data” bracket. It follows Google Maps’ announcement in February of 2012 to charge heavy users, which prompted Foursquare to move off of Google’s platform in the first place. Foursquare is clearly trying to find its feet, and going forward it remains unclear how they will thrive.