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November 30, 2013, 10:25 AM

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Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Thanksgiving Digest (IBM E-Commerce Edition): Mobile 43% Of All Traffic, Over 25% Of All Online Sales  —  For many years, Black Friday - the day after Thanksgiving - marked the start of the holiday shopping rush.  But with many (not all) physical stores closed on Thanksgiving …
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.
Lucian Constantin / PC World:
Google Nexus phones vulnerable to denial-of-service attack via SMS  —  Attackers could force phones from Google's Nexus line to reboot or fail to connect to the mobile Internet service by sending a large number of special SMS messages to them.  —  The issue was discovered by Bogdan Alecu …
Alexis C. Madrigal / The Atlantic Online:
Why Did 9,000 Porny Spambots Descend on This San Diego High Schooler?  —  A voyage into the strange underworld of spambots, shady marketing, and non-human intelligence.  —  It was around 5pm last Thursday when Olivia, a San Diego high school student, noticed that something interesting was going on with her Twitter account.
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Antonio Regalado / MIT Technology Review:
Google's Growing Patent Stockpile  —  The search giant says patents are rubbish.  Yet it's accumulating more of them than ever.  —  Over the last few years, Google executives have had plenty to say about patents.  According to Google, patents, particularly software patents, are mostly bogus …
Jennifer Van Grove / CNET:
A profile of Snapchat's 23-year-old CEO Evan Spiegel  —  Snapchat's Evan Spiegel: Saying no to $3B, and feeling lucky  —  Like many a young man, Evan Thomas Spiegel is enamored of expensive cars.  Unlike many young men, he can afford them.  —  A little more than two years …
Chance Miller / 9to5Google:
Moto G now available on Amazon, ships December 4  —  Motorola's ultra-afordable Moto G finally became available in the United States earlier this week from the company's website, and now the device is available via Amazon (via Android Central).  The online retailer is selling the device …
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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