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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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus