Foursquare eyes a search deal

Crowley gestured to those concerns in his interview. “We can anonymise data,” he noted. A search partnership would allow users to see “venues which are trending at that moment.”

When Twitter struck a deal with Microsoft and Google, users’ Twitter statuses became searchable on Bing and Google.

“Twitter helped the world and the search engines know what people are talking about. Foursquare would allow people to search for the types of place people are going to — and where is trending —not what,” Crowley said.

Foursquare, which has two million members, is valued at $95 million, an analyst tells the Telegraph.