The check-in app Foursquare has gone through an overhaul. It’s no longer
just a way for people to know how friends are and where they have been. Now
customers can also use it to review businesses they frequent and read
other patrons’ reviews of a business.
Samsung Electronics, Intel Corp and Dell have joined to establish standard ways for household gadgets like thermostats and light bulbs to talk to each other, at odds with a framework backed by Qualcomm, LG Electronics and other companies.