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Foursquare Co-Founder Naveen Selvadurai Leaving

Foursquare co-founder Naveen Selvadurai is leaving the company, three years after launching the check-in service. Sevaldurai says he’s “not sure about my exact next steps” but will remain on the company’s board. Foursquare investor Spark Capital is reportedly buying employee stock, and Selvadurai and co-founder Dennis Crowley have previously sold shares in an earlier funding round. Gigaom’s Om Malik reported Selvadurai’s departure earlier.


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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