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November 9, 2014, 3:35 PM

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Startup L. Jackson / Startups and S**t:
Good startup ideas are not counterintuitive, but in fact obvious, if you talk to users and develop a better model of the world  —  The Counterintuitive Thing About Counterintuitive Things  —  There is a great (as in large) memes swirling around the startup world these days which posits …
Stephen Lurie / Matter:
Wikimedia's 36 “stewards” use their global editing rights to police and manage all Wiki sites  —  The 36 People Who Run Wikipedia  —  What the weirdest, wildest, most successful participatory project in history tells us about working together.
Tweets: @jamestylerespn and @readmatterThanks:@srikardr
Vlad Savov / The Verge:
Qualcomm quietly dominates mobile: every major smartphone in the US contains its hardware  —  This is Qualcomm's world and we're all just living in it  —  Guess who puts the turbo in the Droid Turbo's name  —  Qualcomm is the mobile industry's equivalent of a god: omnipotent and omnipresent, yet invisible to the naked eye.
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft tests headset that makes cities more accessible to the blind using 3D audio cues  —  Microsoft had to blindfold me so I could hear the future  —  A simple headset could help millions through the art of sound  —  Microsoft blindfolded me and led me around several streets …
More: DailyTechThanks:@reckel
Joshua Ho / AnandTech:
iPad Air 2 review: A8X's extra core and clock speed bump make for class-leading performance  —  The Apple iPad Air 2 Review  —  Introduction  —  As we approach the holidays, Apple has launched a new iPad as expected.  As one might expect from the name, the iPad Air 2 is more of an evolution …
More: MacDailyNewsTweets: @codinghorror
Dawn Chmielewski / Re/code:
In unsealed court documents, Apple says it “bent over backwards” for GT Advanced, which accuses Apple of “bait-and-switch strategy”  —  GT Bankruptcy Provides Rare Look at Apple's Relationship With Suppliers  —  Apple is known for its incredibly tough contract terms …
Dan Thorp-Lancaster / Android Central:
Project Ara gets a competitor in modular phone startup ‘Vsenn’  —  It looks like Project Ara isn't the only modular phone project on the block anymore.  Vsenn, a company co-founded by a former Nokia Android X program manager, is getting in on the game as well.  —  Details are pretty light on what we can expect from the company.

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Intercom:
From signed up to satisfied  —  Getting new users is easy; keeping them is hard.  Join Intercom co-founder Des Traynor as he explains how to bridge the gap between a company's initial traction and sustained success.
Zoho:
Zoho Docs — better documentation for enhanced patient care  —  “A hospital in Rhode Island performed three brain surgeries on the wrong side of the brain in less than a year.”  -NBC News
Worldpay:
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