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November 23, 2014, 5:30 AM

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Felix Gillette / Businessweek:
Behind PayPal-owned mobile payments app Venmo, which processed $700M in payments in Q3 2014  —  Mobile Payment Startup Venmo is Killing Cash  —  Kristen Geil, a writer for an Internet marketing firm in Chicago, heard about Venmo for the first time two summers ago.
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Ian Urbina / New York Times:
Passwords don't just protect data, they reveal our hopes, dreams, secrets, fears, and memories  —  The Secret Life of Passwords … Play Videos  —  Howard Lutnick, the chief executive of Cantor Fitzgerald, one of the world's largest financial-services firms, still cries when he talks about it.
Lauren Schwartzberg / Fast Company:
The Oral History of The Poop Emoji (Or, How Google Brought Poop to America)  —  Everyone's favorite emoji began in Japan.  But without Google, it may have stayed there.  —  If the story of the poop emoji's rise were told in emojis, it would look like this:
Lane Wood / Medium:
Pando founder Sarah Lacy's allusions to physical threats distort media narrative on Uber scandal  —  Here ego again.  —  There's something unsettling about all this Uber stuff.  —  Maybe it's the fact that I have to wade through all the technorati tweets about “#Ubergate” …
Ron Amadeo / Ars Technica:
Eyes-on with Streaming Photoshop: Adobe's plan to bring PS to the cloud  —  We have seen Photoshop work in a browser, and it looked pretty good.  “Streaming Photoshop” is Adobe and Google's plan to bring the incomparable photo editor to Chrome OS and the Chrome Browser.
SimilarWeb:
Panda 4.1 Deeper Analysis - Positive & Negative Impact  —  Last week we took a look at some of Panda 4.1′s biggest winning and losing websites in terms of change in actual traffic referred by Google.  Now that some more time has passed, there's a lot more we can learn by using SimilarWeb PRO …
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Anthony Ha / TechCrunch:
Yahoo Acquires Photo Startup Cooliris  —  Photo app-maker Cooliris just announced that it has been acquired by Yahoo.  —  It's been a long road to this exit.  Cooliris was founded back in 2006 and was initially known for creating a “3D wall” for navigating photos and other media content.
Derek Walter / Greenbot:
Google Maps 9.1 for Android now displays local weather, time, and tips about your destination  —  Google Maps 9.1 is a rather minor update, compared to the major Material Design overhaul in 9.0.  —  But it turns out there are some useful features tucked away, especially if you rely on the app …
Susan Decker / Bloomberg:
Samsung Files Complaint to Block Nvidia Chips From U.S.  —  Samsung Electronics Co. (005930) is seeking to block computer-graphics chips made by Nvidia Corp. (NVDA) from the U.S. market, escalating a battle begun after licensing talks failed.  —  Samsung filed a complaint today against Nvidia …

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Microsoft:
Seattle Sounders score with SQL Server and fitness-tracking technology  —  Just in time for the 2014 MLS Cup Conference Finals, get a glimpse behind the scenes of the Seattle Sounders FC preparation …
Amazon Cognito:
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SimilarWeb:
Panda 4.1 Deeper Analysis - Positive & Negative Impact  —  Last week we took a look at some of Panda 4.1′s biggest winning and losing websites in terms of change in actual traffic referred by Google.
Zoho:
Boost your holiday sales with these 5 email marketing tips  —  For many businesses, the holiday shopping period is critical for generating revenue and garnering brand awareness.  With the annual sales spike quickly …
Igloo:
All the coding ladies  —  Much has been said about women in technology this week as a result of Barbie once again, letting down the female population (or more appropriately, humankind as a whole) …

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