Tuesday’s Recommended Reads

Some recent saved favorites from Pocket:

Review: Qualcomm’s Toq Is a Watch Smart Enough to Keep It Simple: For all the technology companies large and small talking of smart watches as a mass-market inevitability, those that have launched are muddled and disappointing (see “So Far, Smart Watches Are Pretty Dumb”). – by Tom Simonite – http://www.technologyreview.com/news/520526/review-qualcomms-toq-is-a-watch-smart-enough-to-keep-it-simple/

First Children Are Smarter—but Why?: Moms and dads simply go easy on their later-born kids, according to data analyzed by economists V. Joseph Hotz and Juan Pantano, and as a result, first-born children tend to receive both the best parenting and the best grades. – by Derek Thompson – Tags: The Atlantic, The Atlantic Magazine, TheAtlantic.com, Atlantic, news, opinion, analysis, commentary, Business, Wall Street, Megan McArdle – http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2013/10/first-children-are-smarter-but-why/280725/

Google’s iron grip on Android: Controlling open source by any means necessary: Six years ago, in November 2007, the Android Open Source Project (AOSP) was announced. The original iPhone came out just a few months earlier, capturing people’s imaginations and ushering in the modern smartphone era. – by Ron Amadeo – http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2013/10/googles-iron-grip-on-android-controlling-open-source-by-any-means-necessary/

China’s Mobile Ecosystem Deck: How quickly is the mobile market in China growing, and what are the major opportunities? At BI Intelligence, Business Insider’s paid research service, we surveyed some of the best data available on the Chinese mobile industry, and came up with some answers. – by John Heggestuen – Tags: Mobile, China, Smartphones, Features, BI Intelligence, Tablets, Mobile Commerce, Mobile Advertising, Mobile Payments, John Heggestuen – http://www.businessinsider.com/chinas-mobile-ecosystem-deck-2013-10?p=1

The highly unusual company behind Sriracha, the world’s coolest hot sauce: If David Tran were a more conventional CEO, he would be a fixture at conferences, a darling of magazine profiles, and a subject of case studies in the Harvard Business Review. – by Roberto A. Ferdman – http://qz.com/132738/the-highly-unusual-company-behind-siracha-the-worlds-coolest-hot-sauce/

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