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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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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