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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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald