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Foursquare’s Dennis Crowley Talks About Hurricane Sandy’s Impact on NYC Start-Ups (Video)

While stranded in Hurricane Sandy-soaked Manhattan this week, I got a chance to chat with Foursquare co-founder and CEO Dennis Crowley about the impact of the epic storm on his social check-in company and other start-ups in New York City.

The weather event — which ran through the area with great force early this week — flooded the subways and plunged huge swaths of lower Manhattan into darkness after major electrical outages.

That has meant that many Internet start-ups located in the area, including Foursquare, have had to scramble to keep their businesses going amid the many issues during and after the storm.

Here’s Crowley talking about it all, in a lovely candlelit setting:


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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