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October 13, 2015, 7:35 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.
Andrew Cunningham / Ars Technica:
Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge:
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  —  Twitter plans to lay off as much as 336 people, or 8 percent of its staff, as part of an internal restructuring plan, according to a filing submitted …
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 …
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Liam Tung / ZDNet:
Study of 20K Android devices finds 87% vulnerable to security bugs due to manufacturers' failure to deliver patches  —  Android security a ‘market for lemons’ that leaves 87 percent vulnerable  —  New research finds that some Android device makers need to do a lot more to protect smartphone owners from old security bugs.
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook tests dedicated feed for watching videos, video bookmarking, floating videos for in-app multitasking  —  Facebook Tests Video Feed To Sidestep YouTube With Friendly Discovery  —  Facebook is where you watch videos you weren't looking for.  And now it's looking …
Bloomberg Business:
US Justice Department says monitoring no longer needed in ebooks antitrust case  —  Apple E-Book Antitrust Monitoring May End After Rocky Course  —  Government says company has put meaningful reforms in place  —  Apple says relations with monitor were ‘rocky at times’
Allison Schiff / AdExchanger:
Personalized notification platform Boomtrain gets $12M Series A, partners with CBS Interactive  —  Personalization Platform Boomtrain Snags $12M In Series A, Gets Personal WIth CBS Interactive  —  GameSpot readers know what they like - and they know what they don't like.
Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:
Blocks modular smartwatch quickly exceeds Kickstarter goal of $250K, plans to ship May 2016, core module is $195, core plus four modules $250 and up  —  Blocks Modular Smartwatch Now On Kickstarter  —  Blocks has been a very long time in getting off the drawing board …
Ron Miller / TechCrunch:
SteelBrick, known for its quote-to-cash Salesforce tools, raises $48M Series C, led by Institutional Venture Partners  —  SteelBrick Snags $48 Million As Quote-To-Cash Stays Hot  —  SteelBrick, the quote-to-cash cloud service aimed primarily at small- and mid-market companies, announced a $48 million Series C round today.

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Microsoft:
Helping a groundswell of citizen scientists aid the environment  —  See how Microsoft's AI for Earth program is partnering with iNaturalist to help amateur and expert scientists share data.
eero:
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Internet Association:
The True Size Of The Online Labor Force  —  Internet Association released a groundbreaking analysis that finds the online labor market is comprised of 23.9 million income positions - a number that far exceeds …
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