Meanwhile, Foursquare is also changing the amount of information available to venue owners. Currently, they can see check-ins at their locaitons from the past three hours, as well as location ‘mayors’. From 28 January, when the new policy comes into effect, Foursquare says that it will allow them to see “more of those recent check-ins, instead of just three hours worth.”
Sharing information with venues is going to be a big part of foursquares business model. It will be the bait that lures business owners in.
On a sidenote: The end of december could become the time when web services announce changes to their TOS for obvious reasons..