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This session on location-based technology features Dennis Crowley (foursquare). Rafat Ali (paidContent) moderates.
Rafat Ali is the CEO and founder of Skift, which is an early-stage travel intelligence startup that offers news, insight, advice, tools, and services to the travel industry and business travellers. Previously, he was the founder and CEO of paidContent and ContentNext, which he sold to the UK's Guardian News and Media in 2008, and left in 2010. Prior to that, he was managing editor of Silicon Alley Reporter. Ali was the Knight Fellow at Indiana University, where he completed his masters in Journalism, from 1999-2000. Prior to that he completed his BSc in Computer Engineering, from AMU in Aligarh, India.
Dennis Crowley is the co-founder of foursquare, a service that combines social networks, location awareness and game mechanics to encourage people explore the world around them. Previously, Dennis founded dodgeball.com, one of the first mobile social services in the US, which was acquired by Google in 2005.