Last week's gathering of The Verge staff from around the globe brought together many things. Ideas, friendships... diseases. Mostly the latter, in fact — think of it as a cross between Outbreak, Contagion, and "Genesis" from season seven of Star Trek: The Next Generation. And as we each continue to fight our own battles for the betterment of our respective upper respiratory tracts, the show, as they say, must go on — and that is especially true for this week.

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