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October 13, 2015, 4:45 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:
Same design, new insides, better screen: 21.5-inch 4K Retina iMac reviewed  —  Fusion Drives desperately need to be standard, but otherwise this is a nice Mac.  —  The new 4K iMac hooked up to an external 4K display. … It's been over three years since the very first Mac went Retina …
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  —  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 …
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’
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 …
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.
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 …
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.
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 …
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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