Geo-social networking player Foursquare is understood to be in talks with search giants Google, Yahoo and Microsoft about potential data partnerships that would boost user experience.
Foursquare, which now has 2 million users, is understood to be inspired by the deal Twitter signed last year with all three companies that saw Twitter’s real-time tweet stream become embedded in search results.
Foursquare founder Dennis Crowley’s previous start-up Dodgeball was bought by Google in 2005.
Foursquare recently completed a US$20m funding round that has boosted the company’s valuation to almost US$100m.
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