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October 13, 2015, 2:00 PM

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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.
Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge:
New 21.5-inch Apple iMac announced with 4K display for $1,499  —  Apple's smaller iMac is finally going 4K.  The 21.5-inch iMac is being updated today with a faster processor, faster RAM, and improved graphics.  But the most compelling update is the new option of a 4K display.
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  —  Justin Sullivan / Getty Images  —  Twitter plans to lay off as much as 336 people, or 8 percent of its staff, as part of an internal restructuring plan …
David Rowan / Wired.co.uk:
Interview with Facebook's David Marcus on the future of Messenger, and why the company considers it the app for everything  —  Facebook Messenger: inside Zuckerberg's app for everything  —  This article was first published in the November 2015 issue of WIRED magazine.
Nellie Andreeva / Deadline:
Snapchat ends production of original content for Snap Channel, will rely solely on Discover content partners, 15-member team laid off or reassigned  —  Snapchat To Shut Down Snap Channel, Laying Off Team, Changing Content Plans  —  Underscoring the complicated relationship between …
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 …
Re/code:
Deadspin suspended from Twitter briefly after receiving takedown notices for GIFs from NFL; @SBNationGIF remains suspended for posting college football GIFs  —  Twitter Suspends Deadspin, SBNation Accounts for Violating Copyrights  —  Twitter is cracking down on digital media properties …
Jon Russell / TechCrunch:
Line Adds End-To-End Encryption To Its Mobile Messaging App  —  Japan-based Line is finally bringing end-to-end encryption to its mobile messaging service, which is used by over 211 million people worldwide each month.  —  The company said today that a new security feature, dubbed ‘Letter Sealing’ …
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