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December 1, 2013, 5:05 PM

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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.
Andy Greenberg / Forbes:
Silk Road Competitor Shuts Down And Another Plans To Go Offline After Claimed $6 Million Theft  —  When a black market calls itself “Sheep,” it's no surprise when someone gets fleeced.  But the effects of a purported theft of thousands of bitcoins from the drug-selling site Sheep Marketplace …
Thomas Schulz / Spiegel Online:
Tech Giants Like Apple and Amazon Building Monuments to Digital Domination  —  Technology giants in the United States are building bombastic new headquarters to immortalize their grandiose ambitions, while inside they plan to turn traditional office culture on its head.
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.
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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
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.
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