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April 6, 2014, 2:10 PM

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Sean Hollister / The Verge:
Android TV revealed: Google's simple set-top box interface for movies, shows, apps, and games  —  Exclusive: this is Android TV  —  Google's plans for the living room come into focus with a simple TV interface, apps, and games  —  Every so often, some enterprising computer company will claim they've finally fixed the TV.
Rohin Dhar / Priceonomics Blog:
How revenues of publicly-traded RetailMeNot, primarily referral fees, depend largely on SEO  —  The SEO Dominance of RetailMeNot  —  You're about to buy a delightful pair of pants from your favorite online store when you notice a small box near the checkout button labelled “Promo Code.”
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Claire Cain Miller / New York Times:
For some, “bro” culture offers one explanation for why there are so few women in tech  —  Technology's Man Problem  —  Elissa Shevinsky can pinpoint the moment when she felt that she no longer belonged.  —  She was at a friend's house last Sept. 8, watching the live stream …
Jason Torchinsky / Jalopnik:
Tesla owner scans Model S's internal network through its disguised ethernet port, receives security call from Tesla  —  The Tesla Model S Is Basically A Good Looking IT Department On Wheels  —  It's pretty well known that modern cars are full of little computers talking to each other.
Robert McMillan / Wired:
NASA to release a searchable database of 1,000+ software projects, make some code open source  —  Wanna Build a Rocket?  NASA's About to Give Away a Mountain of Its Code  —  Forty years after Apollo 11 landed on the moon, NASA open sourced the software code that ran the guidance systems on the lunar module.
Russell Brandom / The Verge:
Researchers can construct 90% of a user's web activity by monitoring traffic to ad-trackers  —  How advertising cookies let observers follow you across the web  —  Back in December, documents revealed the NSA had been using Google's ad-tracking cookies to follow browsers across the web …
Michael Wolf / Forbes:
Future of wearables in general can't be predicted based on survey about fitness tracker usage  —  Here's What's Wrong With The Guardian Article On Wearables  —  This week, The Guardian's Charles Arthur wrote an article suggesting the jury is still out on the wearables category …

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