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October 18, 2013, 11:30 AM

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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.
Google:
Google Inc. Announces Third Quarter 2013 Results  —  Google today announced financial results for the quarter ended September 30, 2013.  “Google had another strong quarter with $14.9 billion in revenue and great product progress,” said Larry Page, CEO of Google.
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 …
Ina Fried / AllThingsD:
AT&T Announces $5 Tablet Day Passes, Deal to Power Tesla's In-Car Wireless  —  While consumers are clearly buying tablets in droves, getting them to fork over to connect them to cellular networks has been another story.  —  Buyers have overwhelmingly chosen Wi-Fi-only models, and …
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft's new iOS and Android Remote Desktop apps let you control a PC from a phone  —  Microsoft is providing a new way for iOS and Android users to access their Windows PCs today.  A new Remote Desktop app is now available for both operating systems, letting you simply connect to a Windows PC and control it.
Dante D'Orazio / The Verge:
Samsung set-top box uses mediocre Smart TV software to compete with Roku, Apple TV  —  Samsung isn't known for its software, but that hasn't stopped the company from pushing its Smart TV interface, which offers access to video streaming apps like Netflix, Hulu Plus, HBO Go, and MLB.TV, as well as a selection of other utilities.
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.
Matt Jarzemsky / Wall Street Journal:
NYSE to Test Trading System in Preparation for Twitter IPO  —  Notice to traders announces dry run to be held on Oct. 26, after technical failures marred Facebook's IPO.  —  The New York Stock Exchange will allow trading firms to test their systems in preparation for Twitter Inc.'s initial public offering …
Brian X. Chen / NYT Bits:
New York Lawmaker Pushes Bill to Thwart Phone Theft  —  Smartphone theft has been a rising problem in many parts of the country, partly because of the devices' high resale value.  A top New York lawmaker thinks the solution is to go after the sellers who help make stealing phones so profitable.
More: GigaOM
Jordan Golson / MacRumors:
First Magazine Advertisement for iPhone 5s Appears, Highlights Touch ID Sensor  —  Apple has started a new print advertising campaign for the iPhone 5s.  The first spot, running on the back of this week's issue of The New Yorker, showcases the Touch ID-equipped home button of the new gold iPhone 5s.
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
E-Loan Specialist Wonga Buys BillPay, The PayPal Of Germany, To Move Deeper Into Payments  —  Wonga is a UK-based startup best known for its online payday loan services, but today the company made a move that could see it not only extending across to other markets in Europe but also into other services …

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