Lauren Goode

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Foursquare Adds Menus to “Explore” Function

A week after turning its mobile “Explore” function for finding businesses into a full-fledged Web service, Foursquare has now partnered with start-up SinglePlatform to offer menu information for nearly 250,000 restaurants across the U.S. The partnership significantly bulks up Foursquare’s database, which previously included check-ins and short tips left by its mobile app users, and brings the New York-based start-up into the territory of Yelp and Seamless, which already offer online menu pages.


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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik