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April 6, 2014, 11:25 AM

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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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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.
Brenden Mulligan / Medium:
Apps should wait until the user can be shown the benefits before requesting iOS permissions  —  The Right Way to Ask Users for iOS Permissions  —  How Cluster dramatically increased iOS access conversion … Cluster is the first native mobile app I've designed, and the experience has taught …
Tweets: @brezina and @hunterwalkThanks:@taylorhughes
Mike Beasley / 9to5Mac:
Steve Jobs email from 2010 released in Samsung suit outlines strategy, discusses Apple TV  —  New Steve Jobs email a treasure trove of information about Apple TV, Google ‘holy war,’ and behind-the-scenes strategy  —  A new email from Steve Jobs that was published during today's Samsung lawsuit …
Ina Fried / Re/code:
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 …
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.
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 …

Sponsor Posts

Microsoft:
Royal Caribbean International hits the high seas with Microsoft tech  —  Cruise line equips 40,000 crew members with Windows 8.1 tablets, in part to use Skype, OneDrive and more to keep in closer touch with family members and friends while away from home.
Intel:
Disrupting the Data Center to Create the Digital Services Economy  —  I had the pleasure of joining Tom Krazit on stage at the Gigaom Structure'14 conference to share Intel's vision of the data center in support of the growth of the digital services economy.
VMware:
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