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Foursquare Finally Adds Groupon Deals

Foursquare has started featuring Groupon deals, as we first reported the two companies had been discussing in May.

Groupon coupons — both daily deals and Groupon Now deals — started appearing today within the Foursquare “Explore” tab in its mobile apps, which helps users find interesting things to do nearby. They seem to have been first noticed by the independent blog About Foursquare.

A representative for Foursquare said the Groupon deals are available in Chicago today, and should be available for the rest of the U.S. and Canada by Sunday.

Earlier this month, Foursquare added five other daily deal sites: LivingSocial, Gilt Groupe, AT&T, Zozi and BuyWithMe.

Time will tell, but it seems likely users will be compelled by deals that are timely, targeted to their tastes and nearby.


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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work