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June 28, 2014, 8:55 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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”

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Microsoft:
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Brookings Institution:
Why Pokemon Go's technology is no fad  —  Pokemon Go has ignited the digital world.  Every news organization has reported on why Pokemon Go, the smartphone app based on the Japanese cartoon game from the 1990s, is extraordinarily popular.
 

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