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Marketplace Tech for Thursday, July 3, 2014

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FIrst up, Ben Popper, business editor for The Verge, talks about about why Google would want to fold in Songza’s features to Google Play. Then, Matthew George, founder of Bridj, a pop-up bus service, joins us to talk about using data and social media activity to predict transportation needs. Finally, Cyrus Farivar, Senior Business Editor for Ars Technica, on fans’ use of laser pointers to distract players during World Cup matches.    
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Pop-up bus service looks to reinvent mass transit

A Massachusetts start-up uses data to create faster bus routes.
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