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Foursquare, Explained - Dennis Crowley

Complete video at: Dennis Crowley, co-founder of foursquare, discusses the goals of the location-based social networking application. While the service was originally created to "facilitate serendipity," Crowley explains the quickly growing company has now opened up its API to encourage deep customization. ----- DLD is an inspiring community for the 21st century which features digital innovation, science and culture and brings together thought leaders, creators, entrepreneurs and investors from Europe, the Middle-East, the Americas and Asia. This session on location-based technology features Dennis Crowley (foursquare). Rafat Ali (paidContent) moderates. - DLD Dennis Crowley is the co-founder of foursquare, a service that mixes social, locative and gaming elements to encourage people explore the cities in which they live. Previously, Crowley founded, which was acquired by Google in 2005. He has been named one of the "Top 35 Innovators Under 35" by MIT's Technology Review magazine and has won the "Fast Money" bonus round on the TV game show "Family Feud." His work has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Wired, Time Magazine, Newsweek, MTV, Slashdot and NBC. He is currently an Adjunct Professor at NYU's Interactive Telecommunications Program. Crowley holds a Master's degree from New York University's Interactive Telecommunications Program and a Bachelor's degree from the Newhouse School at Syracuse University.
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