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June 29, 2014, 1:30 AM

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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.
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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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.
Andrew Cunningham / Ars Technica:
OEMs will not be able to customize the software of Android Wear, Android Auto, or Android TV  —  Android Wear, Auto, and TV save you from skins, and OEMs from themselves  —  Two watches and two OEMs, but one operating system and one interface.  —  Our full Android Wear hardware …

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