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Apple should buy Square and Foursquare

posted by Jason Kottke   Apr 30, 2012

Huh, this is an interesting idea: Apple should acquire both Foursquare and Square.

To summarize: after the deal, Apple will immediately become a giant payments company, with an installation base that is expected to encompass half of all mobile devices sold. The company will have the best local search abilities, far exceeding any existing recommendation engine. And due to its enormous reach, it will possess a payment system that merchants will line up to support.

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