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Ian Kennedy
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12 Hidden Gems from Rio

There were so many stories that came out of Rio but what I enjoyed the most from the SmartNews Rio Olympics page were the lesser reported stories that bubbled up on the page. Over the past couple weeks I kept a list of my favorites and below are the best.…
There were so many stories that came out of Rio but what I enjoyed the most from the SmartNews Rio Olympics page were the lesser reported stories that bubbled up on the page. Over the past couple w…
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Golf is returning to the Olympics after a 112 years absence. I’m not a golfer so don’t appreciate the excitement of watching a four hour match on television (happy to sit through hours of watching the Tour de France though) but this Michelob commercial…
Golf is returning to the Olympics after a 112 years absence. I’m not a golfer so don’t appreciate the excitement of watching a four hour match on television (happy to sit through hours …
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SmartNews shoutout on Google Play

The crew running @googleplay account gave SmartNews a nice shoutout this morning. Thanks Google! .@Smartnews: Because some mornings you just don’t have time to read 13 million articles. https://t.co/7DvfY5MNHp pic.twitter.com/406m2s4qwy — Google Play…
The crew running @googleplay account gave SmartNews a nice shoutout this morning. Thanks Google! .@Smartnews: Because some mornings you just don’t have time to read 13 million articles. pic.t…
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Stay Informed with SmartNews

Facebook We are not in the business of picking which issues the world should read about. SmartNews Our mission is to discover and deliver quality stories to the world. It helps to be aligned with your partners.
Facebook We are not in the business of picking which issues the world should read about. SmartNews Our mission is to discover and deliver quality stories to the world. It helps to be aligned with y…
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Sometimes the message is just the medium. This talk by Pat Kelly of This is That of CBC in Canada pokes fun at the TED talk conference series which takes place in Vancouver every year. Everything you need to know about how to look smart without really…
Sometimes the message is just the medium. This talk by Pat Kelly of This is That of CBC in Canada pokes fun at the TED talk conference series which takes place in Vancouver every year. Everything y…
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I finished Season Three of Silicon Valley, the HBO comedy series built around the mythical company Pied Piper. One of the episodes opens with a brilliant takedown of every over-produced tech commercial you’ve ever seen. What do you do when you have a…
I finished Season Three of Silicon Valley, the HBO comedy series built around the mythical company Pied Piper. One of the episodes opens with a brilliant takedown of every over-produced tech commer…
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Kagura, making music with your body

Brian Eno once said, “The problem with computers is that there is not enough Africa in them.” The interfaces we use to interact with computers are too digital, not fuzzy enough to sense analog inputs. We’re stuck with mouse and keyboard. Kagura is a game…
Brian Eno once said, “The problem with computers is that there is not enough Africa in them.” The interfaces we use to interact with computers are too digital, not fuzzy enough to sense…
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SmartNews (where I work) is running a series of TV commercials in Japan featuring Japanese celebrity, Tamori. The tagline for the campaign is “禁断のニュースアプリ” which roughly translates as “The forbidden news application” as in it’s so addicting that you binge…
SmartNews (where I work) is running a series of TV commercials in Japan featuring Japanese celebrity, Tamori. The tagline for the campaign is “禁断のニュースアプリ” which roughly translates as &#…
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Euro2016 in a single tweet

There were highs and there were lows in this year’s European Championship but, in the end, it was about people all across Europe coming together to celebrate the sport. This is the reason Portugal deserved to win #Euro2016 https://t.co/cPdaoLs1Y9…
There were highs and there were lows in this year’s European Championship but, in the end, it was about people all across Europe coming together to celebrate the sport.
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I’m so glad that The New York Times ran this op-ed (Artificial Intelligence’s White Guy Problem) about the inherent biases in Artificial Intelligence algorithms. Popular culture and much media coverage of AI tends to mysticize how it works, neglecting to…
I’m so glad that The New York Times ran this op-ed (Artificial Intelligence’s White Guy Problem) about the inherent biases in Artificial Intelligence algorithms. Popular culture and much medi…
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Kanye West is a master at manipulating mass media to his advantage. Say what you will about his stunts such as renting out Madison Square Garden, his legendary twitter rants, or his jab at Taylor Swift at the VMAs, Kanye knows how to get attention. He was…
Kanye West is a master at manipulating mass media to his advantage. Say what you will about his stunts such as renting out Madison Square Garden, his legendary twitter rants, or his jab at Taylor S…
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Media Hacker
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Agile Product Management
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  • SmartNews
    Director of Media & Technology Partnerships, 2015 - present
  • Gigaom
  • Nokia
  • Yahoo!
  • Six Apart
  • Dow Jones & Company
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helsinki - tokyo - concord, ma - tokyo
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I'm a media plumber.
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  • occidental college
  • middlesex school
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