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November 19, 2015, 1:30 PM

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Ruth Reader / VentureBeat:
Square debuts at $11.20 per share, is trading up more than 40%  —  Today Square began trading at $11.20 a share on the New York Stock Exchange, up slightly from its $9 pricing last night.  The stock is currently up 32 percent from market open.  —  Square's public offering has been the subject of much discussion.
Wall Street Journal:
Square pays $93M penalty to investors like Rizvi Traverse, J.P. Morgan, and others, thanks to ratchet clause in its 2014 round  —  Square Pays $93 Million Penalty to Some Investors in IPO  —  Square Inc. will have to give some investors additional shares valued at $93 million …
Fortune:
Square prices IPO at $9 per share, below $11-$13 range, valuing company at $2.9B  —  Square prices IPO at just $9 per share, valued at $2.66 billion  —  Jack Dorsey's payment company disappoints.  Square, the payment technology company founded and led by Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey …
Noah Kulwin / Re/code:
On Eve of IPO, Match Group Disavows Tinder CEO Sean Rad's Disastrous Interview  —  This morning, the Internet collectively pointed and laughed at Tinder CEO Sean Rad for giving a trainwreck of an interview to the London Evening Standard.  In the article, Rad confused the definition of sodomy …
Jon Russell / TechCrunch:
LG partners with local banks to launch its own mobile payment service in South Korea, no word on international plans yet  —  LG Is Developing Its Own Mobile Payment Service  —  Apple Pay, Android Pay, Samsung Pay... there'll one more to add to the list soon.
Ben Lovejoy / 9to5Mac:
iFixit Apple Pencil teardown reveals twin emitters to measure angle & orientation, logic board folded in half  —  No new Apple tech survives long without being taken apart by iFixit, and the Apple Pencil is no exception.  Apple didn't make it easy, however, with iFixit having to resort …
Wall Street Journal:
Activist investor Starboard asks Yahoo to sell core business instead of Alibaba stake because of concerns over large shareholder tax bill  —  Starboard Urges Yahoo to Drop Alibaba Spinoff Plan  —  Firm says risk of tax hit from spinoff too high, pushes company to sell core business
Richard Lawler / Engadget:
Amazon quietly turned on two-factor authentication a few weeks ago after private beta  —  It's time to secure your Amazon account with two-factor authentication  —  Relying solely on passwords to secure important accounts may be outdated, but until they're gone for good your best alternative …
Cecilia Kang / New York Times:
YouTube to pay legal fees for a few video creators who are targets of unfair DMCA takedown demands  —  YouTube to Pay Fees for Some Video Makers to Fight Takedowns  —  WASHINGTON — Since its inception, YouTube has been embroiled in long and bitter battles over copyright infringement.
Andy Greenberg / Wired:
Zerodium publishes hack price list: cracking an Android or Windows Phone could cost $100K, but expect to pay $500K to crack iOS  —  Here's a Spy Firm's Price List for Secret Hacker Techniques  —  The trade in the secret hacker techniques known as “zero day exploits” has long taken place in the dark …
Cleve R. Wootson Jr / The Charlotte Observer:
Operator of two sites specializing in pirated music, RockDizMusic.com and RockDizFile.com, gets three years in prison and must pay $48K restitution  —  Music piracy case sends Charlotte man to federal prison for 3 years  —  Rocky Ouprasith ran the nation's second largest illegal music file-sharing site
Andrew Cunningham / Ars Technica:
iFixit gives modular Fairphone 2 a rare 10 out of 10 for repairability [Updated]  —  It's bulky and its specs are almost two years old, but it's easy to pop open.  —  iFixit's teardowns are handy disassembly guides, and they're great for confirming just what hardware is included inside our gadgets …

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