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This article was published on June 20, 2011

Milestone: Foursquare hits 10 million users

Milestone: Foursquare hits 10 million users
Courtney Boyd Myers
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Courtney Boyd Myers is the founder of audience.io, a transatlantic company designed to help New York and London based technology startups gr Courtney Boyd Myers is the founder of audience.io, a transatlantic company designed to help New York and London based technology startups grow internationally. Previously, she was the Features Editor and East Coast Editor of TNW covering New York City startups and digital innovation. She loves magnets + reading on a Kindle. You can follow her on Facebook, Twitter @CBM and .

In January of this year, Foursquare published this fantastic infographic, visualising its 3,400% growth in 2010. In May of this year, Foursquare hit 9.3 million users and boasted 600 million checkins total, averaging 3 million per day from its nearly 10 million users. It’s been an exciting 2 years for New York City’s darling location-based startup. And today, it officially announces 10 million Foursquare users.

Over 400,000 businesses use Foursquare to connect with customers, and 10,000 developers build their own location-based apps using Foursquare’s API. It’s easy to forget the company only launched just over two years ago around a kitchen table in the East Village. Direct competitor Gowalla only surpassed 1 million members in February of this year – no small feat in its own right.

We’ve been waiting for the official word since we were first tipped off in early June when co-founder and CEO Dennis Crowley tweeted the following:

It’s quite the birthday present for co-founder and CEO Dennis Crowley, who spent his 35th birthday eating boneless buffalo wings in Chicago’s O’Hare Airport at Chili’s Bar and Grill. (He celebrated properly after arriving back in New York.)

Love the Foursquare team? Check out our interview with Crowley on where he’s the mayor and don’t miss this epic shot of co-founder Naveen Naveen Selvadurai “icing” astronaut (and recovering alcoholic) Buzz Aldrin at last year’s Webby Awards.