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Foursquare has more than 10 million users

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Foursquare has surpassed the mark of 10 million users this month, which the location-based social network announced Monday in the form of a large infographic highlighting a few figures.

"One of the most amazing things about building Foursquare has been seeing a tool we designed for our friends turn into something now used by over 10,000,000 people," the New York start-up said in the graphic. "And as our community grows larger, we get to build things that start to fulfil our larger vision for the future."

The maker of the "check-in" app wouldn't say just what those things were, but it said to "stay tuned for much much more."

According to the Foursquare graphic, since the company's founding in March 2009, there have been:

-- 4.7 million check-ins on Main Streets across the U.S.

-- 169 countries visited by U.S. users

-- 358 million check-ins outside the U.S.

-- Check-ins at 1,105 beer halls in Germany

-- Check-ins at 6,230 sake bars in Japan

-- Check-ins at 225 weddings at city halls

-- 1,602 birth announcements on hospital check-ins

Old Navy, Bank of America, 7-Eleven, Home Depot and Target are among the most popular business chains in the U.S. to check in at, the Foursquare graphic said.

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-- Nathan Olivarez-Giles

twitter.com/nateog

Photo: The Foursquare app running on an Apple iPhone. Credit: Jeffery Simpson via Flickr

Image: A screen shot of part of the Foursquare graphic celebrating 10 million users. Credit: Foursquare

 
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