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November 18, 2013, 6:45 AM

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Farhad Manjoo / Wall Street Journal:
Young people aren't reliable predictors of tech trends.  So where does that leave Snapchat?  —  We all tend to assume that young people are on the technological vanguard, knowing what ‘the next big thing’ will be.  But they are often wrong.
New York Times:
Rejected bid for Snapchat underscores difficulties Facebook has in keeping its cachet  —  Facebook, Still Dominant, Strives to Keep Cachet  —  When Evan Spiegel peered into a crystal ball to divine a future for his company, Snapchat, he did not see Facebook.
More: The Next Web and TIMETweets: @stoweboyd
Liz Gannes / AllThingsD:
Apple Aiming at PrimeSense Acquisition, but Deal Is Not Yet Done  —  Several sources confirm that Apple is in talks to buy 3-D sensing company PrimeSense, following a report in the Israeli publication Calcalist.  However, those sources stressed that the deal is not yet done …
Chris Davies / SlashGear:
New York Times:
CIA and DOD seek to block Russia from building US-based monitoring stations for GPS competitor  —  A Russian GPS Using U.S. Soil Stirs Spy Fears  —  WASHINGTON — In the view of America's spy services, the next potential threat from Russia may not come from a nefarious cyberweapon …
More: Gizmodo and RTTweets: @digiphile
Alex Williams / TechCrunch:
Salesforce.com Launches Salesforce1, A New CRM Platform For Connecting Apps, Services Like Dropbox And the Internet of Things  —  Salesforce.com is launching Salesforce1, its next-generation CRM platform that it has designed for developers, independent software vendors and customers to connect apps …
James Chapman / Daily Mail:
Google and Microsoft to improve filtering of results for child porn queries  —  Google block on child porn: At last!  Internet giant axes links to vile sex-abuse websites in stunning victory for Mail campaign  —  Internet search results linked to child abuse are to be blocked across the world in a stunning U-turn by Google.
Burkhard Bilger / New Yorker:
Inside Google's Driverless Car  —  Has the self-driving car at last arrived?  Human beings make terrible drivers.  They talk on the phone and run red lights, signal to the left and turn to the right.  They drink too much beer and plow into trees or veer into traffic as they swat at their kids.
More: AllThingsD
Violet Blue / ZDNet:
Forced Google Plus integration on YouTube backfires, petition hits 112,000  —  Summary: The backlash against Google forcing YouTube commenters to use Google Plus is now too big to ignore.  But will Google listen?  OPINION.  —  Violet Blue  —  Google's war on anonymity during its involvement …
PR Newswire:
PlayStation 4 Sales Surpass 1 Million Units In North America In 24 Hours  —  Gamers Immerse Themselves In a New Era of Gaming and Entertainment Only Available on the PS4 system—Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCE) today announced that the highly anticipated launch of the PlayStation®4 …

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