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Courting Brands and Developers, Foursquare Unveils Connected Apps Platform

Continuing its push toward becoming a social discovery engine for local places of interest, Foursquare announced on Thursday a developer preview of its connected apps platform. The move essentially allows third-party apps to offer suggestions based on user check-ins; Foodspotting, for example, suggests dishes to order at restaurants, while Path and Instagram integrate better photo sharing.


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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work