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November 15, 2015, 3:45 PM

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Brendan Klinkenberg / BuzzFeed:
How tech firms responded to Paris attacks: Facebook's Safety Check used in first man-made disaster, emergency response tools activated by Airbnb, Uber, others  —  How Tech Learned From Past Crises And Reacted To The Paris Attacks  —  What Facebook, Airbnb, and Uber did when terrorists attacked Paris.
Kurt Wagner / Re/code:
Marc Andreessen Sold 73 Percent of his Facebook Stock in the Last Two Weeks  —  Facebook board member Marc Andreessen is padding his wallet ahead of the holiday shopping season.  —  Andreessen, an early Facebook investor and board member since 2008, has sold over 1.5 million shares …
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Privacy advocate warns FTC about ads that use inaudible sound to link phone, TV, tablet, and PC  —  Beware of ads that use inaudible sound to link your phone, TV, tablet, and PC  —  Privacy advocates warn feds about surreptitious cross-device tracking.  —  Privacy advocates …
Joel Hruska / ExtremeTech:
Qualcomm formally launches Snapdragon 820, claims it consumes 30% less power over 810, expects devices to ship with it in first half of 2016  —  Qualcomm formally launches the Snapdragon 820 SoC: Here's what you need to know  —  Today, Qualcomm formally launched the Snapdragon 820 …
Kara Swisher / Re/code:
Costly Wizard of Oz party seen as indicative of Marissa Mayer's convoluted Yahoo strategy  —  Marissa Mayer's Convoluted Yahoo Strategy: There's No Place Like Home  —  Last fall, in one of the stranger and more expensive efforts to boost company morale, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer decided …
Brendan Klinkenberg / BuzzFeed:
Tim Cook calls incident in which black teens were barred from Apple Store an “opportunity to learn”, says store leadership will refresh training on inclusion  —  Here's Tim Cook's Email About The Black Teens Barred Entry From Apple Store  —  Earlier this week …
Sarah Buhr / TechCrunch:
Product Hunt Redesigns The Homepage To Aid Discovery Beyond Tech  —  It's been two years since the launch of Product Hunt as a listicle for discovering tech products.  Today the site gets a brand new design to reflect the addition of games, podcasts, books, collections and live categories since that time.
Tweets: @rrhoover and @producthunt
TechCrunch:
Evernote's Freshly Minted COO Linda Kozlowski Is Leaving The Company  —  Evernote made a name for itself as the platform where you could store your ideas and notes for life, and beyond.  But the same permanence does not apply to the people who work there.  —  We've confirmed through multiple sources …
More: bizjournalsTweets: @eghosao and @ericjackson
Dan Patterson / TechRepublic:
How ProtonMail recovered from a second week-long DDoS attack after paying $6K ransom to stop the first  —  Exclusive: Inside the ProtonMail Siege: How Two Small Companies Fought Off One of Europe's Largest DDoS Attacks  —  What started as a simple digital ransom quickly escalated into a trans-continental networking battle.

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Why Pokemon Go's technology is no fad  —  Pokemon Go has ignited the digital world.  Every news organization has reported on why Pokemon Go, the smartphone app based on the Japanese cartoon game from the 1990s, is extraordinarily popular.
 

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