Today’s Recommended Reads

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The Precise Art Of Mobile Push Notifications: Editor’s Note: Semil Shah works on product for Swell, is a TechCrunch columnist, and an investor – as a disclaimer for this post, he is an advisor to one of the companies mentioned here, Refresh. He blogs at Haywire, and you can follow him on Twitter at @semil. – by Semil Shah – Tags: mobile, push notices, habit loops –

Macaw, the Web design tool for programmers, hits Kickstarter. Here’s an overview of why it’s different: Web designing is more than just slapping visually attractive images on a page. To make those elements come to life, meticulous amounts of HTML are needed to add front end functionality. – by Amber Leigh Turner –

Four Executives on Succeeding in Business as a Woman: How do you answer the question of whether women lead differently than men? I also think women are better at team dynamics, because they don’t have to be the alpha all the time. – by Adam Bryant –

7 Bucket List Bike Destinations: Simply put, this region of Italy is bicycling heaven. –

The Accelerators: DAVID COHEN: There’s a massive gender imbalance in the tech startup community. That imbalance perpetuates the biases we all carry, whether intentional or not. –

TouchMarks II: Touchscreen Latencies in Flagship Tablets: In our last TouchMarks report, we looked at the touchscreen latencies of the flagship smartphones from different manufacturers. – by Rohan Relan –

Anticipatory Computing: The Next Big Thing Is Enabling Laziness: Control4’s IPO last week and Nest’s massive success mark the beginning of mainstream, useful connected devices. In the decade to come, the most successful will be united by one common characteristic. They will anticipate our needs and make us lazier. Living is hard work. –

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