April 21, 2015, 12:05 PM

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Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land:
FAQ: Google's mobile friendly algorithm update, rolling out today, explained  —  Mobilegeddon Checklist: How To Prepare For This Week's Google Mobile Friendly Update  —  The Google Mobile Friendly Update launches tomorrow, a day that many including ourselves here at Search Engine Land are calling “Mobilegeddon.”
Thomas Fox-Brewster / Forbes:
Failed Apple Rootpipe Fix Leaves Backdoor On All Macs, Researchers Claim  —  When Apple released the latest version of Mac OS X Yosemite earlier this month, it claimed to have fixed a significant flaw, a backdoor named Rootpipe, that had been resident on its computers since 2011.
Juli Clover / MacRumors:
YouTube app to stop working on older Apple TVs, iOS, Google TVs, older smart TVs, and gaming consoles by late May as Google retires YouTube Data API v2  —  YouTube App No Longer Available on Older Apple TV, iOS Devices  —  YouTube today announced changes to its YouTube Data API …
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Confirmed: BlackBerry Is Buying File Security And DRM Startup WatchDox for up to $150M  —  Canadian handset maker BlackBerry has been on a mission to turn around its beleaguered handset business by focusing more on software, and it looks like it has taken a significant step in that direction, specifically around file security and DRM.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Twitter Now Lets You Opt In To Receive Direct Messages From Anyone  —  Twitter has for years tested a feature that would allow anyone to opt in to receive direct messages from other users on its platform, even if the accounts weren't following each other as per earlier requirements.
Mike Isaac / New York Times:
Shyp, an on-demand mailing service, raises $50M Series B round led by KPCB, valuing the company at more than $250M  —  Shyp, an On-Demand Mailing Service, Raises $50 Million  —  From private rides to hamburgers to marijuana, there is perhaps no better time in history to get anything delivered …
Stephen Witt / New Yorker:
Profile of Lydell Glover, a small-town employee of PolyGram and Universal Music and once the world's leading leaker of pre-release music  —  The Man Who Broke the Music Business  —  The dawn of online piracy. … » … » … »
Tony Robinson / Bloomberg Business:
Hewlett-Packard to Sell Snapfish Operation to District Photo  —  Hewlett-Packard Co. said it would sell its Snapfish photo-sharing site to District Photo, part of the computer maker's plan to refocus operations as it splits in two.  —  Snapfish works with retailers to help consumers store, share and print photos online.
Ina Fried / Re/code:
Qualcomm plans to use Samsung's foundries for Snapdragon 820 production instead of TSMC  —  Exclusive: Qualcomm to Use Samsung's Foundries for Its Next High-End Chip  —  Breaking from past practice, Qualcomm plans to have its next-generation Snapdragon 820 processor manufactured …

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