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Discovery App Spindle Beefs Up Its Search Product

Spindle, the mobile-only discovery app that allows users to better find places of interest around them, pushed a significant update on Thursday, amping up the app’s search capabilities to a much larger degree. Users will now be able to continuously search for keywords, which will notify them if a place of interest nearby matches the term. The service is also launching in three new cities — Chicago, Austin and Seattle — in addition to existing cities San Francisco, Boston and New York.


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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