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June 29, 2014, 12:50 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  —  Updated, Sunday, 5:44 a.m. Eastern.  —  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 …
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):
Eric Calouro / NEWSBTC:
California Gov. Jerry Brown Signs Bill Legalizing Alternative Currencies Like Bitcoin Into Law  —  We've been discussing a bill that's been making its rounds through the legal system in California, and as of this weekend, it's been signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown just days after the news …
Alex Dobuzinskis / Reuters:
California governor signs bill to bring bitcoin and other currency into fold  —  (Reuters) - California Governor Jerry Brown on Saturday signed into law a bill that clears away possible state-level obstacles to alternative currencies such as bitcoin.  —  The legislation repeals what backers …
Timothy B. Lee / Vox:
Marc Andreessen on how regulation and short-selling are killing the IPO  —  The IPO is dying.  Marc Andreessen explains why.  —  Twenty years ago, a 22-year-old Marc Andreessen co-founded Netscape, the company behind the first commercially successful web browser.
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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.

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