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Ian Kennedy
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With the launch of Apple Music’s “For You” feature, Spotify hand has been forced to unveil it’s own personalization engine in response. Discover Weekly was launched today via a series of well-timed pieces published today across the tech press. The PR push…
With the launch of Apple Music's "For You" feature, Spotify hand has been forced to unveil it's own personalization engine in response. Discover Weekly was launched today via a series of well-timed...
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Google Trends announced last week that they’ve upgraded their service to be real time. Using their tools, I created a dashboard so you can quickly see who’s trending in Google Search for the past 7 days. If I did this right, this page should continually…
Google Trends announced last week that they've upgraded their service to be real time. Using their tools, I created a dashboard so you can quickly see who's trending in Google Search for the past 7...
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Alameda peeps - last chance to donate your old soccer gear! Message me before we pack everything up for Africa.
When Anne-Marie Mitchell was younger, she played with the Alameda Soccer Club. Now she's a Peace Corps volunteer in Africa and is returning home to visit Alameda. While here, Anne-Marie is asking f...
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Just published a short intro to some of the tech behind SmartNews. 
On the surface, SmartNews is a simple news aggregator. Our servers pull in urls from a variety of feeds and custom web c…
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Presidential Candidate 404 Pages

As the 2016 US Presidential Election gets going, each candidates website 404 pages give us a rare glimpse into the personality behind each campaign. Let’s have a look. Democrats Hillary Rodham Clinton – her page looks like a misplaced snapshot and speaks…
As the 2016 US Presidential Election gets going, each candidates website 404 pages give us a rare glimpse into the personality behind each campaign. Let's have a look. Democrats Hillary Rodham Clin...
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Almost lost to the sands of time but resurrected thanks to YouTube and early-internet archivist Mike Popovic comes a short segment on “mob logging,” an early form of of self-expression, that involved taking a photo on your dumb phone and uploading it to a…
Almost lost to the sands of time but resurrected thanks to YouTube and early-internet archivist Mike Popovic comes a short segment on "mob logging," an early form of of self-expression, that involv...
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Popping filter bubbles at SmartNews

It’s now just over a month since I joined SmartNews and I am digging into what’s under the hood and the mad science that drives the deceptively simple interface of the SmartNews product. On the surface, SmartNews is a news aggregator. Our server pulls in…
It's now just over a month since I joined SmartNews and I am digging into what's under the hood and the mad science that drives the deceptively simple interface of the SmartNews product. On the sur...
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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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Time is nature’s way of keeping everything from happening at once.
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I'm a media plumber.
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  • occidental college
  • middlesex school
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