CHART OF THE DAY: Here's Why Foursquare Will Have To Hire Thousands Of Employees

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Groupon – which emails subscribers daily deals from local merchants – has 3,000 employees, mostly sales people.

Foursquare – which will someday also make money distributing coupons for local stores and restaurants – has 38.

Unless Foursquare CEO Dennis Crowley thinks he can get away with having all those merchants “self-serve,” he is someday going to have to run a much, much larger operation.

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