A new project from Google’s in-house incubator, Area 120, aims to help people find things to do and others who share your same interests. Through a new app called Shoelace — a name designed to make you think of tying things together — users can browse through a set of hand-picked activities, or add their […]... TechCrunch · 1 week
Google takes another run at social networking with Shoelace  THE VERGE · 1 week
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