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November 23, 2014, 11:50 AM

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Jerome Groopman / New Yorker:
How 3-D printing is revolutionizing medicine  —  In February of 2012, a medical team at the University of Michigan's C. S. Mott Children's Hospital, in Ann Arbor, carried out an unusual operation on a three-month-old boy.  The baby had been born with a rare condition called tracheobronchomalacia …
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Felix Gillette / Businessweek:
Behind PayPal-owned mobile payments app Venmo, which processed $700M in payments in Q3 2014  —  Mobile Payment Startup Venmo is Killing Cash  —  Kristen Geil, a writer for an Internet marketing firm in Chicago, heard about Venmo for the first time two summers ago.
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Ian Urbina / New York Times:
Passwords don't just protect data, they reveal our hopes, dreams, secrets, fears, and memories  —  The Secret Life of Passwords … Play Videos  —  Howard Lutnick, the chief executive of Cantor Fitzgerald, one of the world's largest financial-services firms, still cries when he talks about it.
Alissa Walker / Gizmodo:
Google and Garmin altered directions to the Hollywood sign on behalf of nearby homeowners to keep tourists away  —  Why People Keep Trying to Erase the Hollywood Sign From Google Maps  —  The Hollywood Sign might be one of the most recognizable things on Earth.  In Los Angeles, it's also one of the most visible.
Igloo:
All the coding ladies  —  Much has been said about women in technology this week as a result of Barbie once again, letting down the female population (or more appropriately, humankind as a whole), with her glaring incompetence and ridiculously laughable antics.
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Financial Times:
European parliament draft motion says breakup of Google should be considered  —  Google break-up plan emerges from Brussels  —  The European parliament is poised to call for a break-up of Google, in one of the most brazen assaults so far on the technology group's power.
Lane Wood / Medium:
Pando founder Sarah Lacy's allusions to physical threats distort media narrative on Uber scandal  —  Here ego again.  —  There's something unsettling about all this Uber stuff.  —  Maybe it's the fact that I have to wade through all the technorati tweets about “#Ubergate” …
Lauren Schwartzberg / Fast Company:
The Oral History of The Poop Emoji (Or, How Google Brought Poop to America)  —  Everyone's favorite emoji began in Japan.  But without Google, it may have stayed there.  —  If the story of the poop emoji's rise were told in emojis, it would look like this:

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Microsoft:
Seattle Sounders score with SQL Server and fitness-tracking technology  —  Just in time for the 2014 MLS Cup Conference Finals, get a glimpse behind the scenes of the Seattle Sounders FC preparation …
Amazon Cognito:
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SimilarWeb:
Panda 4.1 Deeper Analysis - Positive & Negative Impact  —  Last week we took a look at some of Panda 4.1′s biggest winning and losing websites in terms of change in actual traffic referred by Google.
Zoho:
Boost your holiday sales with these 5 email marketing tips  —  For many businesses, the holiday shopping period is critical for generating revenue and garnering brand awareness.  With the annual sales spike quickly …
Igloo:
All the coding ladies  —  Much has been said about women in technology this week as a result of Barbie once again, letting down the female population (or more appropriately, humankind as a whole) …

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