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November 16, 2015, 8:35 AM

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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.
Co.Design:
Apple's quest for style and appearance comes at the cost of usability, particularly on iOS, according to former employees  —  How Apple Is Giving Design A Bad Name  —  For years, Apple followed user-centered principles.  Then something went wrong.  —  Once upon a time …
Dan Ackerman / CNET:
Alienware Steam Machine review: delivers on promise to bring PC games to the living room, but game library is limited, controller has a steep learning curve  —  Alienware Steam Machine (2015) review: A new gaming console with the heart of a PC  —  THE GOOD The Alienware Steam Machine brings …
Erin Griffith / Fortune:
Profile of REVOLVE, an online apparel startup whose sales is set to reach $400M this year  —  How Revolve Became the Biggest, Trendiest, Most Profitable E-commerce Startup You've Never Heard Of  —  If you attend enough Hamptons house parties, they tend to blur together.
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 …
More: Beyond SearchTweets: @kaylatausche
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 …
More: Business InsiderTweets: @felixsalmon
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 …

Sponsor Posts

Microsoft:
Making gaming accessible to all  —  Read the story behind the new Xbox Adaptive Controller, which will make gaming accessible to people with a broad range of disabilities.
eero:
CNET: eero Labs introduces a new innovation playground for networks.  —  eero is introducing eero Labs to give its customers a chance to try out new features on its mesh Wi-Fi system before they go mainstream.
IBM:
Multi-platinum music producer collaborates with AI and APIs  —  See how IBM partnered with Spotify to help Alex da Kid find the perfect match for his upcoming single.
Zoho:
How to connect in 60 seconds...  The best sales professionals are always looking for the slightest advantage to help them connect with more clients and close more deals.  —  They focus on small things …
CB Insights:
The Top 100 Venture Capitalists  —  For a third consecutive year, we worked with The New York Times to develop a data-driven ranking of the world's best venture capital partners.  Here are the top 100.

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