Popular location-based social network Foursquare managed to have a massive, multi-level and multi-angle billboard display in Times Square in New York City. “Check in, find your friends, unlock your city,” the ad reads. In smaller print at the bottom it talks about checking in to American Eagle for some kind of special. Foursquare head of business development Tristan Walker confirms that American Eagle is behind the ad, which he says is the “largest digital billboard in Times Square.”
Also, it appears that Foursquare hit the “three million user mark” sometime over the weekend. The location based social network has been adding users at impressive rates, and only hit 2 million users in early July. It took a year to reach one million, three months to hit 2 million, and just a month and a half to hit 3 million. Foursquare recently had its biggest day of signups following Facebook’s announcement. And Dennis Crowley said that the startup is growing at about 180,000 users every 10 days.
Also, Foursquare is set to release version 2.0 of its iPhone app within next few days, Dennis Crowley said.