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October 18, 2013, 5:45 PM

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John Paczkowski / AllThingsD:
Apple: No, We Can't Read Your iMessages (And We Don't Want to, Either)  —  Touting its commitment to user privacy in the wake of the NSA surveillance scandal earlier this year, Apple said that the end-to-end encryption protecting its iMessage instant-messenger service is so secure that even the company itself cannot decrypt it.
Justin Huskamp / DoubleClick Advertiser Blog:
DoubleClick Bid Manager Joins FBX, Facebook's Real-Time Bidding Exchange  —  Partnership has been key to Google's success as a rising tide lifts all boats.  So we're excited to announce a new way to help our clients succeed by working with Facebook to participate in FBX, their real-time bidding exchange.
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Google, Facebook Call an Ad Tech Truce: DoubleClick Is Coming to the Facebook Exchange  —  Diaframma/http://www.shutterstock.com/ ?cr=00&pl=edit-00  —  Google and Facebook are the Web's biggest advertising heavyweights, and fierce rivals.  —  So it wasn't surprising that when Facebook launched …
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Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
40% Of YouTube Traffic Now Mobile, Up From 25% In 2012, 6% In 2011  —  It's hard to get people to concentrate long on anything on their phones and tablets, yet YouTube seems to be the exception.  The video service is quickly going mobile, with small screens making up 40% of its traffic …
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Richard Lawler / Engadget:
Nexus 5 listing appears in the Play Store, teases 16GB for $349  —  We still haven't heard anything official about Google's next Nexus phone, but tonight some people are already seeing it as an option in the Play Store.  Just among our editors, some see the Nexus 4 while others get the result shown above …
Killian Bell / Cult of Mac:
Apple Recalls MacBook Air Flash Storage Sold Between June 2012 & June 2013  —  Apple has recalled 64GB and 128GB flash storage drives that were used in the previous generation MacBook Air.  The systems were sold during June 2012 and June 2013, and those affected qualify for a free flash …
Laura Hazard Owen / GigaOM:
Aereo comes to Detroit on October 28.  Can it really hit 22 cities by the end of 2013?  —  Aereo is coming to Detroit and surrounding counties on October 28, the company announced Friday.  —  Detroit is the thirteenth city where Aereo has announced plans to launch this year.
Matthew Panzarino / TechCrunch:
Nokia Quietly Shuttering Pioneering Location Network Dopplr Nov 1st, 4 Years After Acquisition  —  Nokia has very quietly shuttered the social travel service Dopplr today, just over four years after acquiring it back in 2009.  Nokia placed an announcement on the Dopplr homepage that says the service …
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Liz Gannes / AllThingsD:
As Suitors Swarm, Imgur Partners With Yahoo to Host Images  —  Imgur, the image hosting site, receives 100 million monthly unique visitors, it announced last month.  That's big.  —  The company still isn't, though — tiny and bootstrapped, it is based in San Francisco and has fewer than 10 employees.
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Hybrid Data Storage And Backup Company Nimble Storage Files For $150M IPO  —  Nimble Storage, the developer of flash-optimized, hybrid storage and backup solutions for the enterprise, has filed its S-1 with the SEC today.  The company aims to raise as much as $150 million in the offering …
David Pogue / New York Times:
Windows 8.1: An improvement for touch devices, but still feels jarring  —  Reconciling 2 Worlds With Windows 8.1  —  Just about one year ago, Microsoft gave us two new operating systems.  —  One was a new version of Windows: the one for use with mouse and keyboard, the one whose desktop …

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