Foursquare Teams Up with CES in 2011


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Foursquare, that cute little services that lets you check in at a venue to let others know you are there, share and read tips about the place and, if you check in often enough, become the Fourquare mayor of the location, has teamed up with CES this year to make things a bit more fun.

Last year we had a good time “checking” in constantly. I even earned my one, temporary, mayorship… Yes for a few brief hours I was the major of one of the Vegas Strip tram stops. 🙂

By teaming up with 2011 International CES, Foursquare is once again displaying the growing presence of social media in a host of different areas. In this case Foursquare is inviting attendees at this year’s show to check in to a number of key locations. For fun you can earn a special CES badge. For incentive they are giving away some prizes. And for business they have found a way to be more present than ever. It is a good PR maneuver and… Who knows… I just might become Tram-Stop Major again.

For those who might be interested, here’s the official word on the Fourquare CES 2011 Mashup…

Foursquare at the 2011 International CES: Turn Your Badge into Prizes
Dec 29, 2010 04:00:04

Check in, explore, find your friends and win at the 2011 CES! Follow the International CES on Foursquare at for tips and tricks to get around this year’s show. Check in at five of the 10 official CES venues between Tuesday, January 4 and Sunday, January 9 to earn the official, coveted 2011 CES Foursquare badge.

For CES 2011, the CEA and Foursquare have teamed up to turn your badge into a chance to win prizes and giveaways. Once you earn your official 2011 CES Foursquare badge, stop by the Experience CEA booth in Central Hall to get your official 2011 CES Foursquare button (the first 2,000). Plus, you’ll be entered in a Grand Prize drawing – two lucky badge holders will win a ‘House Full of Music’ courtesy of Sonos.

Read the official rules.

2011 CES Check-In Locations
2011 International CES
2011 CES Experience CEA, LVCC, Grand Lobby
2011 CES, LVCC, North Hall
2011 CES, LVCC, Central Hall
2011 CES, LVCC, South Hall
2011 CES, Las Vegas Hilton
2011 CES, High Performance Audio at The Venetian
2011 CES Press Day (Wednesday, January 5, 8:00 am – 5:45 p.m. at Venetian)
2011 CES Research Day (Wednesday, January 5, 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm LVCC)
Official CES Tweetup, Las Vegas Hilton (Friday, January 7, 4:00 – 7:00 pm)
Go Beyond the Badge
Ever wished you could leave CES with at least one of the cool products you see on the show floor? With your 2011 CES Foursquare badge you can! Stop by the following booths and show your badge to unlock the following opportunities:

All 2011 CES Badge holders who visit the Livio Radio booth can flash their badge to receive a CES survival item. Follow them @Livioradio and
Show your badge at the Sharp booth for the opportunity to enter their daily giveaway. Each day of CES, one lucky badge holder will win either a Sharp sound bar, Blu-ray player, iPod docking station or 32” AQUOS LCD TV. One badge holder will win their grand prize, a 52” AQUOS Quattron LCD TV. Follow them @Sharp_USA.
The first 200 people to show their 2011 CES Badge at the SanDisk booth will receive a SanDisk slotRadio Card. Follow them @Sandisk.
Sonos will be giving away two Sonos multi-room music systems to fill you home music. Enter for your chance to win at the Experience CEA booth. Follow them @Sonos and
Check into the Intel booth and complete a challenge for a chance to win a new Intel Core laptop. Follow Intel on Foursquare and Twitter @intel Snap a photo of your favorite part of the Intel booth and post to Twitter and Foursquare using the hashtags #CES and #VisualLife.

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Dan Cohen
Having a father who was heavily involved in early laser and fiber-optical research, Dan grew up surrounded by technology and gadgets. Dan’s father brought home one of the very first video games when he was young and Dan remembers seeing a “pre-release” touchtone phone. (When he asked his father what the “#” and “*” buttons were his dad said, “Some day, far in the future, we’ll have some use for them.”) Technology seemed to be in Dan’s blood but at some point he took a different path and ended up in the clergy. His passion for technology and gadgets never left him. Dan is married to Raina Goldberg who is also an avid user of Apple products. They live in New Jersey with their golden doodle Nava.

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