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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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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