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August 3, 2014, 7:40 PM

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Benny Evangelista / San Francisco Chronicle:
NFL teams will use heavily modified Surface tablets on the sidelines to view and annotate photos of opponents' formations  —  NFL players to use tablet computers during games  —  NFL adds tablet computers, secure wireless networks to assist players, coaches and officials during games [ …
Tim Carmody / kottke.org:
The problem with OKCupid is the problem with the social web  —  Hi, everybody!  Tim Carmody here, guest-hosting for Jason this week.  —  On Monday, I tried to list some reasons why OKCupid's self-acknowledged experiments on its users didn't seem to be stirring up the same outrage that Facebook's had.
Rebecca Flint Marx / San Francisco magazine:
The Toxic, Abusive, Addictive, Supportive, Codependent Relationship Between Chefs and Yelpers  —  For 10 years, the citizens reviewers of Yelp have showered restaurants with praise—and pummeled them with abuse.  Now chefs are showing the psychological effects.
New York Times:
Alibaba Is Investing Huge Sums in an Array of U.S. Tech Companies  —  Alibaba Group, the Chinese Internet retailer, is coming to America with its checkbook wide open.  —  In March, Alibaba made a $215 million investment in Tango, a messaging app.  It recently contacted Snapchat …
Josh Lowensohn / The Verge:
San Francisco Airport testing beacon system for blind travelers  —  App will tell visually-impaired travelers, and eventually everyone, what's around them at all times  —  San Francisco Airport is testing out location-aware beacons to help visually-impaired people navigate around …

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