Foursquare Opens First Office In LA

Location-based information service Foursquare said on Monday that it has opened up its first office in Los Angeles, in Playa Vista. According to Foursquare, the new office will help it meet explosion in demand, in part due to local local automotive, entertainment, CPG and QSR customers. The company said that Lindsay Aston, Matt Bontaites and Karen Lurry will lead the new office. Aston was previously at such companies as Ziff Davis, CNET, Hearst, Meebo, TrueX and Gravity; Bontaites previously was a Thinknear, Ziff Davis, Time Inc. and the Wall Street Journal; and Lurry was previously at Collective, and also at Woven Digital.