February 8, 2015, 3:10 PM

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John Herrman / The Awl:
Media companies turn to communication apps and services instead of websites for distribution  —  The Next Internet Is TV  —  I was talking to someone who works on one of those half-dozen or so apps that we tend to associate with teenagers: the ones that were built around some novel concept …
Christopher Solomon / Popular Mechanics:
Profile of Alex Holden, who tracked down the Russian hackers who stole over 1.2B credentials  —  Meet The Man Who Finds Your Stolen Passwords  —  Last summer a gang of Russian hackers was caught amassing the largest cache of stolen user names and passwords ever discovered—1.2 billion in all.
Daniela Velázquez / Fast Company:
In Kansas City, Google Fiber penetrates wealthier neighborhoods, but digital divide remains  —  Lessons From Google's First Rollout Of Google Fiber  —  Three summers ago, it was everywhere: An old-fashioned ice cream truck with peppy, electronic music blaring from its speakers.
Chris Gayomali / Fast Company:
Inside Zulily, the flash sale e-commerce company for young mothers that's about to hit $1B in annual revenue  —  The Billion-Dollar E-commerce Company You Know Nothing About  —  Zulily has defied the conventional wisdom—marketing to moms, sticking with flash sales, evading Amazon.
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Julie Bort / Business Insider:
Interview with Amit Singh about Google for Work's progress and plans for the future  —  We talked to the head of Google's next multibillion-dollar business.  Here's what he told us  —  Five years ago next month, Google got serious about creating a new revenue stream for itself beyond search ads …
Arielle Duhaime-Ross / The Verge:
MIT researchers study successful startups to map entrepreneurial quality in the Bay Area  —  An analysis of San Francisco's startups shows where the ‘real’ Silicon Valley is  —  Mapping entrepreneurial quality in California  —  There's a new map of entrepreneurial hotspots in California …
Kevin Poulsen / Wired:
Drone maker DJI expands use of geofences as DHS warns that hobbyist drones can be used as weapons  —  Why the US Government Is Terrified of Hobbyist Drones  —  If you want to understand why the government freaked out when a $400 remote-controlled quadcopter landed on the White House grounds last week …
Dan Frommer / Quartz:
Microsoft now has over 100 active apps on iOS and Android, excluding Skype and Yammer apps, as it expands its presence on multiple platforms  —  Don't look now, but Microsoft has more than 100 iOS and Android apps  —  As Microsoft works on revamping its underperforming Windows Phone platform …
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Megan Geuss / Ars Technica:
Patent reform hits Congress again with reintroduced Innovation Act  —  New act, same as old act, but this time will it make it through the Senate?  —  Today, Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) introduced a new version of the patent-reforming Innovation Act to the House of Representatives.

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