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October 13, 2015, 9:15 AM

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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:
Apple launches larger Magic Trackpad 2 with Force Touch for $129, Magic Mouse 2 for $79, and Magic Keyboard for $99  —  Apple's standalone keyboard, trackpad, and mouse just got a lot better  —  Apple is updating its standalone keyboard, trackpad, and mouse today in ways that make them much better than they used to be.
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, according to filing submitted with the Securities and Exchange Commission Tuesday morning.
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 …
Subrat Patnaik / Reuters:
Pepsi has licensed its brand to market a line of mobile phones and accessories in China  —  PepsiCo says to launch mobile phones in China  —  PepsiCo Inc said it is working with a licensing partner to market a line of mobile phones and accessories in China in the next few months.
Daniel Csaki / MobiPicker:
Sources: Pepsi P1 smartphone to have 5.5-inch screen, 1.7 GHZ CPU, 16GB storage, will be released Oct. 20 for about $200 in China  —  Pepsi P1 Smartphone Leaked - Specs, Price, Release Date  —  Looks like our guesses on PepsiCo China's upcoming smartphone were right.
Arik Hesseldahl / Re/code:
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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 …
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft previews Windows 10 Skype integration and Cortana inking  —  Microsoft is previewing its latest Windows 10 update today, and it comes with some interesting changes.  While the software giant has been promising a new Messaging app with Skype integration, it's finally available to test out.

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