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Smartphone App Helps You Find Friends in a Crowd


June 23, 2011

computing graphic Can a smartphone app enable meaningful, face-to-face conversation? Engineers are trying to find out, with software that helps people locate their friends in a crowd--and make new friends who share similar interests. Full Story

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