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December 1, 2013, 11:15 AM

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New York Times:
Inside the Race to Rescue a Health Site, and Obama  —  WASHINGTON — As a small coterie of grim-faced advisers shuffled into the Oval Office on the evening of Oct. 15, President Obama's chief domestic accomplishment was falling apart 24 miles away, at a bustling high-tech data center in suburban Virginia.
Jaclyn Trop / New York Times:
Secret Weapon in Mall Battle: Parking Apps  —  Phoebe Scott of Orange County, Calif., has a new routine before heading to the mall.  —  She checks the parking lots on her ParkMe smartphone app “so that I can see what I'm up against, or if I need to change my plans.”  If a lot is below 90 percent full, the trip is on.
Claire Gordon / Al Jazeera America:
How Google is transforming disaster relief … Since Haiti, the Google Crisis Response team has responded to 25 more disasters.  When Japan was ripped up in 2011 by the biggest earthquake in its history, Person Finder was live within 90 minutes.  The tool compiled more than 600,000 names …
Tweets: @americatonight
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
What Piracy?  Removing DRM Boosts Music Sales by 10 Percent  —  For more than a decade the music industry has been struggling with online piracy.  —  To prevent music from spreading like wildfire all the major labels have experimented extensively by adding DRM to digital music files.
Tweets: @schestowitz and @glynmoody
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
New Linux worm targets routers, cameras, “Internet of things” devices  —  Researchers have discovered a Linux worm capable of infecting a wide range of home routers, set-top boxes, security cameras, and other consumer devices that are increasingly equipped with an Internet connection.
Ben Popper / The Verge:
Demolition Man: why does Fab's CEO keep building big companies that suddenly implode?  —  Is Jason Golberg doomed to repeat his mistakes?  —  If you ask employees when they started to notice that something was wrong at Fab, they will usually mention the bike locks.
Emil Protalinski / The Next Web:
Thanksgiving 2013 mobile shopping: PayPal sees 91% increase, eBay Enterprise sees orders rise 127%  —  PayPal and eBay Enterprise today revealed some statistics for yesterday's holiday craze.  Between 2012 and 2013, both companies saw big jumps, although not as large as between 2011 and 2012.
Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:
Derrick Harris / Gigaom:
The fall (and rise?) of Yahoo: How the web giant crumbled and built some great tech in the process  —  At one point not so long ago, Yahoo was one of the top technology companies in the world.  “The only exception [was] Google,” Bassel Ojjeh, a former senior vice president of data technologies …

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