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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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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