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Foursquare takes on Yelp with ratings system

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Foursquare has introduced a 10-point ratings system for local businesses in its latest iOS app update.

The move sees the check-in service drawn into competition with Yelp, but the company insists its new feature is unlike any offered by its competitors.

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"Instead of other sites where every place gets 3.5 stars, we come up with our scores using the same Foursquare magic that powers Explore," Foursquare wrote in a blog post.

"We look at signals like tips, likes, dislikes, popularity, loyalty, local expertise, and nearly 3 billion check-ins from over 25 million people worldwide."

Users logged into Foursquare's Explore can view or assign a rating between 1 and 10 beside local bars, restaurants and stores. The scores will also appear online on the company's website.

Foursquare is gradually shifting towards becoming a local search engine, with prices, menus and opening times recently added to the service. Its website relaunched last month with a search function for finding local businesses.

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