How Foursquare bought my domain to steal my idea(medium.com)

7 years ago from Manik Rathee, Eng Manager @ Google

  • Bart Claeys, 7 years ago

    Sean needs to learn a couple of things:

    1. You can't patent ideas.
    2. Ideas are worthless, it's all about the execution.
    3. NDAs are worthless and not common in the tech/startup industry.
    4. Don't pitch an obvious idea to a potential executor.
    5. Be careful with accusations. Foursquare didn't steal anything.
    91 points