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Marketplace Tech for Thursday, August 29, 2013
Aug 29, 2013

Marketplace Tech for Thursday, August 29, 2013

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The idea of controlling objects, even other humans, with only your brain is a holy grail of tech innovation. And what researchers did at the University of Washington this month sounds pretty amazing. Using non-invasive technology to record and stimulate brain function, a researcher at one end of campus controlled the physical actions of someone at the other end of campus. And, Twitter makes another move at revenue.

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Can Ticketmaster's former CEO help Twitter make big bucks?

Aug 29, 2013
By hiring Nathan Hubbard, Twitter seeks to make revenue.

Twitterventions: Using social media to reach out to those in need

Aug 29, 2013
A Canadian nurse uses Twitter to find people who may be suicidal and help them.

Get out of my head, man!: Scientist controls colleague's finger with mind

Aug 29, 2013
A researcher at the University of Washington sent a brain signal through the internet to move another man's finger.

The idea of controlling objects, even other humans, with only your brain is a holy grail of tech innovation. And what researchers did at the University of Washington this month sounds pretty amazing. Using non-invasive technology to record and stimulate brain function, a researcher at one end of campus controlled the physical actions of someone at the other end of campus. And, Twitter makes another move at revenue.

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