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November 22, 2014, 10:10 PM

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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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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.
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 …
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 approaching, businesses are planning new promotions and targeting their marketing efforts on customer appreciation.
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Ben Popper / The Verge:
Assembly raises $2.9M for a platform letting anyone contribute to projects and share profits  —  With Assembly, anyone can contribute to open-source software and actually get paid  —  A new startup wants to evolve open-source methods, adding a wide range of skills and profit sharing
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 …
Elyse Betters / Pocket-lint:
Pebble Android app update brings support for full notifications and more languages  —  Pebble is on a roll.  —  Despite kicking off the week with handy apps like Domino's Tracker and PayPal, the smartwatch maker has yet another announcement up its sleeve: an update for the Pebble Android app …

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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:
Sync your app data seamlessly with Amazon Cognito  —  Amazon Cognito helps you sync your app data across a user's devices even when they are offline.  Get started with 10GB of free storage.
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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