Are smartphones ruining the restaurant experience? (Slate)  An anonymous and now deleted Craigslist post contended smartphones had become the scourge of the restaurant industry, slowing service and irritating staff. But restaurateurs say smartphones are more of a boon than a hindrance. Researchers found about 30 percent of restaurant-goers take photos of their food, and 9 percent have paid for a meal through mobile.   —Ron Ruggless San Francisco restaurants facing labor ...

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