Today’s Recommended Reads

Some recent saved favorites from Pocket:

Inside 23andMe founder Anne Wojcicki’s $99 DNA Revolution: The $126 million genetic-testing company can tell you how to live smarter, better, and longer. It can also tell you what might kill you–or the ones you love. There’s a lot you can do for your child with 99 dollars. – by Elizabeth Murphy –

Forget Big Data: The future is Small Data, and Facebook just bought it: This morning, Onavo, an Israeli start-up, announced it was being acquired by Facebook. Onavo’s flagship product is a data compressor. – by Leo Mirani –

Soap Opera: Amazon Moves In With P&G: TUNKHANNOCK, Pa.—Atop a hill at the end of a road called P&G Warehouse Way sits a warehouse stocked with Pampers diapers, Bounty paper towels and other items made by Procter & Gamble Co. It also houses an ambitious experiment by Inc. – by Serena Ng –

Google Wallet’s In-Store Payment Feature All But Dead: Google has made a last-ditch attempt to save its floundering mobile wallet by opening it up to more consumers and incentivizing them to use the product, but it is unlikely that even these changes will save the in-store payment component from fading into mobile payments folklore.   – by Michelle Evans – Tags: Payments, Finance, Google Wallet, Iphone, Android, bundle, google, apple, samsung, NFC, –

Product Managers: Who are these ‘mini-CEOs’ and what do they do?: In the world of technology, it’s often the engineers and designers that are among the most celebrated. They are the people who literally build amazing products that we enjoy, such as Instagram, Gmail, Twitter, Android, iOS, and other software, hardware, and services. – by Ken Yeung –

The South Korea Report: Device and App Trends in The First Saturated Device Market: In August of this year Flurry Analytics measured 33,527,534 active smartphones and tablets in South Korea. While that was only 2.8% of the entire worldwide connected device installed base Flurry measures, South Korea is an important market for connected devices for several reasons. – by Mary Ellen Gordon – Tags: South Korea, phablet, Samsung,T Store,SK Planet –

Back on the Bright Side: Silicon Valley in Vermont: Why did this company end up on the shores of Lake Champlain, rather than on the San Francisco Bay or Puget Sound? Before I got derailed with the modern nullification follies, my wife and I were describing some of the surprising successes of people, ideas, and organizations in Burlington, Vermont. – by James Fallows – Tags: The Atlantic, The Atlantic Magazine,, Atlantic, news, opinion, analysis, commentary, Society, national affairs, domestic policy, education, religion, race, transportation –

The Amount of Questionable Online Traffic Will Blow Your Mind: A few weeks ago, Lindsay Buescher, senior manager, analytics at Carat, read an article on about a company called that was pumping up its traffic by enticing Web users into accidentally visiting via hidden links on sites that house pirated content. – by Mike Shields –

Two-Hit Wonder: Jack Dorsey, the tech entrepreneur, takes the No. 1 bus to work, and he likes to catch the 7:06. It carries him nearly from one side of San Francisco to the other—down California Street almost to Market. – by D. T. Max – Tags: Jack Dorsey, Tech Entrepreneurs, Square, Technology, Twitter, San Francisco, California, Steve Jobs, Buses, iPad Mini, techpages –

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