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June 29, 2014, 8:15 PM

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Carlos Bueno / Quartz:
How insular Silicon Valley companies exclude good job candidates by enforcing a “culture fit”  —  The next thing Silicon Valley needs to disrupt big time: its own culture  —  There's a problem with Silicon Valley and the subcultures that imitate it.
Kashmir Hill / Forbes:
Facebook Doesn't Understand The Fuss About Its Emotion Manipulation Study  —  * Updated with an additional statement from Adam Kramer, the Facebook data scientist who conducted the study.  —  This weekend, the Internet discovered a study published earlier this month in an academic journal …
Sebastian Deterding / Tumbling Conduct:
Frame Clashes, or: Why the Facebook Emotion Experiment Stirs Such Emotion  —  The PNAS article “Experimental evidence of massive-scale emotional contagion through social networks” is currently causing quite some emotional outpour itself.  —  Here's an abstract of the article (and here's the full text):
Tim Rogers / D Magazine:
Woot founder Matt Rutledge is self-funding a new company called A Mediocre Corporation to conduct e-commerce experiments  —  This Internet Millionaire Has a New Deal For You  —  The breakfast with Jeff Bezos started awkwardly and ended with an indignity that Matt Rutledge didn't even catch at first.
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 …
Seth Rosenblatt / CNET:
Google delays multi-language support in Google Now  —  Web giant pulls back on an announced update to Google Now that would've allowed multilingual people to switch at will between languages.  —  A new feature to let multilingual Google Now users switch between languages on the go has been delayed.
Dan Seifert / The Verge:
With Android One, Google tries to gain control of the Android experience in developing markets  —  With Android One, Google is poised to own the entire world  —  New hardware rules for low-end phones should have Microsoft on high alert  —  In the developed world, smartphones are ubiquitous.
More: Forbes and Bloomberg
Ina Fried / Re/code:
Inside the Google World Cup War Room (Video)  —  As the U.S. came close to tying the match with Germany in the final minute of stoppage time at the World Cup, shouts were heard in bars, living rooms and workplaces across the United States.  —  But at one nondescript loft office …

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