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June 28, 2014, 10:10 PM

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Aviva Rutkin / New Scientist:
Facebook data scientists manipulated News Feeds of more than 600K users for one week, found emotions are contagious online  —  Even online, emotions can be contagious  —  BE CAREFUL you don't catch those Facebook blues.  Feelings, like viruses, can spread through online social networks.
Adrienne Lafrance / The Atlantic Online:
Even the Editor of Facebook's Mood Study Thought It Was Creepy  —  Catching a glimpse of the puppet masters who play with the data trails we leave online is always disorienting.  And yet there's something new-level creepy about a recent study that shows Facebook manipulated what users saw …
Chet Kanojia / Aereo:
Aereo chooses to “pause its operations temporarily” following Supreme Court decision  —  A Letter to Our Consumers: Standing Together for Innovation, Progress and Technology - An Update on Aereo  —  “The world hates change, yet it is the only thing that has brought progress.”
Tim Bajarin / Tech.pinions:
Wrist band ID tech used at Disney theme parks could shed light on Apple's wearable strategy  —  Understanding Apple's Wearable Strategy  —  Someone who I believe has a good sense of Apple's thinking about wearables told me some months ago that if I wanted to understand part of Apple's wearable strategy I needed to go to Disney World.
Business Insider:
IAC Is Close To Acquiring Dating Startup HowAboutWe  —  IAC, which owns dating properties Match.com, OK Cupid and the majority stake in Tinder, is close to acquiring New York startup for singles, HowAboutWe.  —  The deal has not yet been finalized, according to an email founder Brian Schechter sent …
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Kellex / Droid Life:
Google Search update on Android enables “Ok, Google” hotword anywhere, adds Audio History feature to increase voice search accuracy  —  Google Search 3.5.14 Adds “OK, Google” Hotword Everywhere, Plus Audio History  —  Google Search 3.5.14 is beginning to rollout with a couple of major enhancements.
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Google Shuts Down TalkBin, A Feedback Platform For Businesses It Acquired In 2011  —  TalkBin, a customer feedback platform for businesses that was incubated at Y Combinator and then acquired by Google in 2011, is being shut down on July 31, citing “dwindling usage.”
Rachel King / ZDNet:
Cisco buying collaboration app provider Assemblage for Internet-of-Everything  —  Summary: With offices in San Francisco and Copenhagen, Assemblage's engineering team will be integrated with Cisco's Collaboration Technology Group to collaborate on web development.
Colleen Taylor / TechCrunch:
Svpply's Founder Is Building A New And Improved Social Shopping Site Called Very Goods  —  The news earlier this week about the impending shutdown of Svpply, the social shopping and personal product curation site acquired by eBay nearly two years ago, was met with a fair amount of sadness.
Ryan Lawler / TechCrunch:
Woot Founder's Next Project Is A New Daily Deals Site Called ‘Meh.’  —  You can't keep Matt Rutledge down.  At least not for long.  —  And goddammit, if he wants to sell you one item a day at an unbelievably discounted price, and to accompany that item with irreverent and sometimes nonsensical …
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