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Steven Levy / Backchannel:
The Inside Story of Apple's New iMacs  —  Retina displays, rechargeable input devices, a force touch trackpad, and more power.  Not bad for a truck.  —  Early this year, the top-secret laboratory where Apple designs its Macintosh accessories was bedeviled by a crisis on tiny feet.
Steven Levy / Backchannel:
How Apple designs, prototypes, and tests Macintosh accessories inside its Input Design Lab  —  What I Saw Inside Apple's Top-Secret Input Lab  —  An exclusive look at how Macintosh accessories are prototyped and tested  —  Insiders call it Vallco Parkway.
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Andrew Chung / Reuters:
Jury finds Apple infringes University of Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation patents on chip technology, faces $862M in damages  —  Apple loses patent lawsuit to University of Wisconsin, faces hefty damages  —  Apple Inc could be facing up to $862 million in damages after a U.S. jury …
Kurt Wagner / Re/code:
Twitter is laying off 336 employees, or about 8% of its global workforce  —  Twitter Will Cut More Than 300 Employees, 8 Percent of Staff  —  Twitter plans to lay off as much as 336 people, or 8 percent of its staff, as part of an internal restructuring plan, according to a filing submitted …
Mark Bergen / Re/code:
Google registers two drones with the FAA that sources say are related to project Titan  —  Google Has Two New Drones in the Works — But They're for Internet Access and Data, Not Delivery  —  Earlier this month, Google filed paperwork with the Federal Aviation Administration …
Rich McCormick / The Verge:
Toshiba's new DynaPad 2-in-1 with stylus is a thinner, lighter, less powerful rival to Microsoft's Surface 4, coming to US in Q1 2016  —  Toshiba's new DynaPad is a thinner and lighter rival to Microsoft's Surface  —  Toshiba's first DynaPad, released in 1993, came at a time when touchscreen tablets were new to the tech world.
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook tests dedicated feed for watching videos, video bookmarking, floating videos for in-app multitasking  —  Facebook Tests Video Feed To Sidestep YouTube With Friendly Discovery  —  Facebook is where you watch videos you weren't looking for.  And now it's looking …
Catherine Shu / TechCrunch:
Alibaba Rival Opens Its First U.S. Office In Silicon Valley  —'s market share isn't as large as Alibaba Group and it doesn't enjoy the same high profile in the U.S. yet, but it's eager to change that.  The e-commerce company, one of China's largest with 118 million active users …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Fixed, The App That Fixes Your Parking Tickets, Gets Blocked In San Francisco, Oakland & L.A.  —  Fixed, a mobile app that fights parking tickets and other traffic citations on users' behalf, has had its parking ticket operations blocked in three of its top cities, San Francisco …
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Bloomberg Business:
US Justice Department says monitoring no longer needed in ebooks antitrust case  —  Apple E-Book Antitrust Monitoring May End After Rocky Course  —  Government says company has put meaningful reforms in place  —  Apple says relations with monitor were ‘rocky at times’
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Andrew Flanagan / Billboard:
Aurous sued by Universal, Sony, and Warner for copyright infringement three days after launching its Popcorn Time-like streaming music service  —  Aurous Sued By the Majors Three Days After Debut  —  Well, that didn't take long.  After launching its alpha version this past Saturday following months …
Larry Dignan / ZDNet:
Oracle wins $50M in damages against Rimini Street in copyright infringement lawsuit  —  Oracle awarded damages against Rimini Street  —  A Las Vegas jury awarded Oracle $50 million in damages in a closely watched lawsuit against Rimini Street.  —  Oracle has won $50 million in damages …

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