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This week's 5 hot new apps: Google Sprints into the enterprise; Amazon Fires up the workplace; more

The 5 hot new apps of the week.

Report: Microsoft, American Express in talks to acquire foursquare stake

Microsoft is competing with American Express and other potential suitors to purchase an equity stake in mobile social network foursquare, Bloomberg reports.

Yelp for iPhone adds recommendation tools to combat foursquare

Yelp is revamping its local merchant search and discovery application for Apple's iOS, rolling out an overhauled Nearby tab presenting customized recommendations influenced by the user's profile as well as contextual factors.

Facebook overhauls mobile Pages to challenge Yelp, foursquare

Facebook is redesigning its mobile Pages platform to help consumers more efficiently access local merchant information on the go.

Foursquare nabs $41M to fuel mobile advertising ambitions

Foursquare has secured $41 million in financing from private equity fund Silver Lake Partners and venture capital firms Andreessen Horowitz, Union Square Ventures, O'Reilly AlphaTech Ventures and Spark Capital.

Foursquare's iOS update focuses on local search, recommendations over check-ins

Foursquare is rolling out a new version of its mobile social networking application for Apple's iOS, further emphasizing local search and recommendation features over its signature check-in model.

Uber rolls out to BlackBerry, Windows Phone, overhauls Android app

Uber Technologies is expanding its on-demand car service to the BlackBerry and Windows Phone mobile operating systems, concurrently updating its application for Google's Android.

Foursquare launches dedicated iPhone app for restaurants, retailers

Foursquare introduced a new standalone app for Apple's iOS enabling its merchant partners to post photo updates, manage specials and offers and monitor analytics.

Foursquare updates privacy policy, requires users to share full names

Foursquare has updated its privacy policy, allowing businesses to view information longer about users who checkin to their establishments. In addition, foursquare is instituting a new policy that requires users to share their full name with each check-in.

Report: Apple, foursquare in talks to share local data

Apple is in preliminary discussions to integrate foursquare local data into its fledgling Maps platform for iOS,  The Wall Street Journal  reports.