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July 24, 2015, 6:30 PM

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Bloomberg Business:
Square Said to File Confidentially for Initial Public Offering  —  Square Inc., the mobile-payments company founded and led by Jack Dorsey, the interim chief executive officer of Twitter Inc., filed confidentially for an initial public offering, people with knowledge of the matter said.
Janko Roettgers / Variety:
Verizon's mobile video service Go90 will launch late this summer, initially for free, with full TV show episodes from select networks on tap  —  Verizon Mobile Video Service Details Uncovered: To Be Called Go90 (Exclusive)  —  Verizon is getting ready to launch a new mobile video service called Go90 this summer, Variety has learned.
Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge:
FCC has approved AT&T's $48.5B acquisition of DirecTV with conditions, making combined firm the largest US pay TV company with 26M subscribers  —  FCC approves AT&T-DirecTV merger  —  The FCC has approved AT&T's $48.5 billion acquisition of DirecTV, bringing one of the nation's largest …
Alistair Barr / Wall Street Journal:
YouTube CEO says big publishers opting out of YouTube's paid subscription service may be dropped from the ad-supported service  —  YouTube Chief Pushes Ahead with Subscriptions Despite Questions  —  YouTube wants to get paid in a new way, and Chief Susan Wojcicki is pushing ahead despite questions about the plan.
Chris Welch / The Verge:
Chrysler recalls 1.4 million cars at risk of being remotely hijacked  —  Chrysler has announced a voluntary recall of 1.4 million vehicles just days after Wired reported a frightening vulnerability that allows hackers to remotely seize control of cars equipped with the auto maker's UConnect system.
Brian Hall / Surface Blog:
Unlocked Surface 3 LTE now on sale in the US at AT&T and Microsoft stores, arrives at T-Mobile July 31  —  Surface 3 (4G LTE) now available in the U.S.!  —  A few weeks ago we announced the availability of the mobile broadband-capable Surface 3 (4G LTE) for business customers in France …
Jonathan Stempel / Reuters:
Facebook defeats shareholder suit that had alleged inadequate pre-IPO disclosures in 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals  —  Facebook defeats shareholder litigation over IPO  —  (Reuters) - A federal appeals court on Friday said Facebook Inc officials including Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg cannot …
Liz Hoffman / Wall Street Journal:
Comcast discussing deals with several online publishers including Vice, BuzzFeed, and Business Insider, and has talked about increasing its 14% stake in Vox  —  Comcast in Talks With Multiple New-Media Firms  —  Cable giant negotiating with Vice, BuzzFeed, others, as it seeks access to young audiences

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