Can Foursquare Check Ins Save Apple Maps?

Dec 18, 2012 (12:12 PM EST)

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The arrival of Google Maps has spelled relief for those with iPhones tied to Apple Maps. However, to recover from its reputation as a maps laughingstock, Apple needs more data. Apple is in talks with Foursquare to use its local data, says the Wall Street Journal.

If all goes well with Foursquare -- the startup that made checking into local businesses popular -- Apple will have even more local data to plug into its mapping feature. Apple is working with Yelp and others for local info, the WSJ reported.