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June 28, 2014, 4:15 PM

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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.”
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.
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.”
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 …
Wall Street Journal:
NBC in discussions with Dish over Dish's ad-skipping Hopper recorder, puts lawsuit on hold  —  NBC, Dish Talks Ease Tensions Over Ad-Skipping  —  Two-Year-Old Standoff With Broadcasters May Be Easing  —  Dish Network Corp. is in discussions with NBC over Dish's ad-skipping digital video recorder …
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Roberto Baldwin / The Next Web:
GE announces $15 connected LED light bulb controlled by Wink app  —  The “Internet of things,” the “Connected Home,” the “Smart Home,” whatever you want to call it, it's just a fancy way of turning your stuff on and off with your smartphone.  Now GE has introduced a cheaper way to stay on the couch and control your lights.
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.

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