Instagram may be seeking a way to replace its Foursquare API with ‘Places’ from its parent company Facebook. Foursquare is huge in the locations services space, and their free API is used by Vine, Flickr, Pinterest, and Path, among many others. Uber even uses the API to help drivers and passengers zero in on exact pickup locations. Although Foursquare is constantly updated by its 45 million users and has had billions of check-ins, Facebook could be setting out to make the case that its own location data feed is even more valuable.
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