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Steven Max Patterson
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It is a feedback loop for journalists to measure public sentiment to balance the attention given to subjects that sometimes receive copy-cat coverage of a lead story by a major news outlet in which the public has little interest.

http://www.networkworld.com/article/3124484/social-networking/mit-twitter-dashboard-muffles-election-news-echo-chamber.html
Electome uses AI to give journalists covering the U.S. presidential debates near real-time feedback about the sentiments of people in the Twitter-sphere
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Allo is a child that Google just sent to school to become your personal assistant. The first release looks like a messenger app because it is a common user interface (UI) that almost all smartphone users know, and it is conversational. Like a child learns to speak through conversation with adults, Allo will learn to be a personal assistant through quadrillions of messaging conversations if it succeeds as the next big platform.

http://www.networkworld.com/article/3123105/mobile-wireless/googles-allo-is-an-early-personal-assistant-not-a-late-to-market-messaging-app.html
Only Google and Facebook have the data to create the next platform, the personal assistant: Allo.
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Hi Folks - We are running an AR/VR hackathon at the MIT Media Lab October 7 - 10 in Cambridge Massachusetts. Tango will be a platform. Please apply to join. Google is sending a bunch of Tango devices.

we are also looking for an Intro to Tango workshop lead for October 7. If you can give a workshop, please let me know.

http://www.realityvirtuallyhack.com/#intro
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You know, maybe +Sam Maliszewski  would be a good idea too for a camera workshop. He understands the camera stuff pretty well I think, and very likely more than just the cameras lol
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If the next Apple announcement is like this, it should be broadcast on Cable TV so viewers can fast forward through the many boring parts. A GEICO insurance commercial would have been a relief from the tedium of watching Tim Cook, Jony Ive, and Phil Schiller shoveling superlative adjectives on features copied from Android phone makers and other product companies.
http://www.networkworld.com/article/3118085/ios/iphone-7-announcement-could-apple-be-the-next-nokia.html
A cool camera and the rest copied from Android
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Apple and Oculus could announce a partnership next week. If I'm wrong, the VR ship is going to sail, and Apple will be stranded trying to sell its premium iPhone s7 against VR capable flagship phones from Samsung, HTC, Huawei, LG, ZTE, Asus, Alcatel and Xiaomi.
http://www.networkworld.com/article/3115325/smartphones/10-reasons-why-apple-could-announce-a-partnership-with-oculus-on-sept-7.html
Recent activity in the virtual reality industry leads this blogger to believe Apple could announce a partnership with VR company Oculus at Apple’s media event Sept. 7.
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Looming much larger than the breach is the post-merger challenge Yahoo faces as part of Verizon. http://www.networkworld.com/article/3123808/internet/verizons-shift-into-digital-media-is-much-bigger-than-yahoos-data-breach.html
With Yahoo, Verizon bought a large user base and popular web content. The challenge now is to integrate it into a digital media brand.
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Hi Folks - We are running an AR/VR hackathon at the MIT Media Lab October 7 - 10 in Cambridge Massachusetts. Tango will be a platform. Please apply to join. Google is sending a bunch of Tango devices.

we are also looking for an Intro to Tango workshop lead for October 7. If you can give a workshop, please let me know.

http://www.realityvirtuallyhack.com/#intro
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Machine learning is a critical component to building autonomous cars. Machine learning lurkers like Apple can’t lead open innovation like machine learning because the top talent attracted to this type of research won’t work in secrecy. http://www.networkworld.com/article/3119744/consumer-electronics/apple-lost-the-autonomous-car-battle-before-it-began.html#tk.twt_nww
Building an autonomous car, or even the software for autonomous vehicles, is too much of a stretch for Apple.
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Cool podcast that among covers the MIT Media Lab VR/AR hackathon.
#realityvrhack #mitmedialab
Episode 39 – Reality, Virtually, Hackathon! call for participation In this episode we talk about the huge upcoming VR/AR hackathon called “Reality, Virtually” at the MIT Media Lab, October 7-…
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Moto Z Play with Hasselblad True Zoom: Finally a smartphone and camera worth talking about
The Moto Z can be personalized with a point-and-shoot 10X optical zoom paired with a top-tier image sensor built by camera industry icon Hasselblad.
Moto Z Play combines with the Hasselblad True Zoom Moto Mod to create the first smartphone camera with optical zoom.
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Steven Max Patterson is a technology journalist and startup evangelist who has covered Boston and San Francisco Bay Area startups and technology leaders for 20 years. He has also consulted to many software, electronics and renewable energy startups in Boston, San Francisco and Europe.

He graduated from Boston College with a degree in Mathematics. A contributor to organizations such as Network World, TechCrunch, CIO, Mass High Tech, Byte and RH. He is interested in mobile technology, cloud technology and the next generation of television.

Follow him on Twitter @stevep2007.

Steven also co-organizes the Boston Google Developers Group "GDG."  
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Long-term foe of interrupting cold calls, Hubspot adds CRM because it makes sense.

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Apparently, U2-hating Apple consumers need Apple's help to delete free U2 songs from iTunes library.

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How Motorola's new smartphones and watch could impact global markets
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Motorola embraces global markets with announcement timed for North America, Europe, and India.

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HTC's Dario Laverde shares his crow's-nest view about why Android Wear is important to consumers and how smart devices will get human-like p