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Dennis Crowley, co-founder and CEO at Foursquare Labs, at the South By Southwest conference in Austin, Texas, on March 9, 2013. Foursquare plans to split the app in two.

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Dennis Crowley, co-founder and CEO at Foursquare Labs, at the South By Southwest conference in Austin, Texas, on March 9, 2013. Foursquare plans to split the app in two.

Foursquare Bets That Two Apps Are Better Than One

Location-sharing service Foursquare is splitting its app in two as the novelty of checking in at a store or restaurant has worn off. Swarm, the new app, will still let users broadcast “I’m here!” and show them which of their...

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The exhibit floor at The Cable Show -- not much glitz, but lots of executives in dark suits.

Courtesy The Cable Show

The exhibit floor at The Cable Show -- not much glitz, but lots of executives in dark suits.

At the Cable Show, Everything on Display Except What People are Talking About, Including Netflix

The Cable Show, the industry’s annual gathering that’s happening this week under the blazing Los Angeles sun, had no shortage of news to pick apart given Comcast’s $45 billion deal to buy Time Warner Cable announced in February as well as...

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Courtesy Tribune Digital Ventures via Bloomberg

No Longer a Reader? Tribune Wants You to Listen to the News

While consumers may be reading daily newspapers less, one morning habit hasn’t changed: the commute. Now, the Tribune Co.’s innovation and technology unit wants drivers and bus riders to listen to audio versions of its stories. Newsbeat, the first major consumer...

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Lisa Belkin, who has been critical of Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer, is now joining the staff of the website.

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Lisa Belkin, who has been critical of Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer, is now joining the staff of the website.

Blogger Once Critical of Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer Will Now Be Blogging for Yahoo

  Lisa Belkin, a senior columnist for the Huffington Post writing about motherhood and work, will be leaving the website to work for Yahoo. She joins other brand name journalists Yahoo recently hired such as former New York Times tech...

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Caterina Fake, co-founder of Hunch and Flickr, in New York on June 14, 2010.

Photograph by Peter Foley/Bloomberg

Caterina Fake, co-founder of Hunch and Flickr, in New York on June 14, 2010.

Mobile First? For Flickr Co-Founder’s Startup Findery, It’s Second

It may seem strange that in our smartphone-obsessed world, Caterina Fake’s startup Findery is just now launching a mobile application, after building the business for the desktop first. With mobile usage set to eclipse desktop usage in the U.S., some...

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