Apple's Top Internet Executive Is Still Testing Out Foursquare

Eddy Cue of Apple at The Daily launch

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After Apple SVP Eddy Cue tweeted a couple of Foursquare check-ins, rumours spread that Apple was talking to Foursquare about using its data for local search.Since then, Cue has been more circumspect on Twitter. But he’s still actively using Foursquare.

While Foursquare users can make their check-ins private or friends-only, the tips they leave are publicly viewable.

Cue had a really bad experience at Il Fornaio, a well-known Silicon Valley restaurant.

“Food and service were horrendous,” he wrote.

More his style: the homey diner food at Squeeze In, a restaurant in the ski-resort town of Truckee, Calif.

Those kind of tips, as well as information about how frequently users check in to a particular location, could help Apple improve its maps—a business Cue has been in charge of since the ouster of former mobile-software chief Scott Forstall.

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