Peter Kafka

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Foursquare Rolls Out New Recommendation Service to Some iPhone Users

Foursquare, which is betting big on a new automatic recommendation service, said the feature will now be available to some iPhone users. Foursquare is rolling out a new version of its iOS software today, but said only a “few thousand” iPhone users will be able to use the new feature immediately; it followed a similar phase-in for Android users beginning in August.


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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