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November 19, 2015, 4:00 PM

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CNBC:
Square opens at $11.20 a share, shares rise as much as 50% during market debut  —  Square opens at $11.20 a share in market debut  —  Mobile payments company Square started trading on the NYSE $11.20 a share on Thursday.  A day earlier, the company had priced its initial public offering below the range it previously outlined.
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:
Ben Sisario / New York Times:
Sources: Adele's new album, 25, won't be available on streaming services when it's released on Friday; Adele involved in decision  —  Adele Is Said to Reject Streaming for ‘25’  —  For weeks, the music industry has been awaiting the release of Adele's new album, “25,” with a mixture of excitement and anxiety.
Kelly Winters / Facebook:
Facebook tests tools that offer to hide ex-partners from you and limit the content they can see after breakup  —  Improving the Experience When Relationships End  —  Community Support FYI is a new series of blog posts about how we work to keep the Facebook community safe, supported and connected.
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
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.
Patrick Wynn / Official Google for Work Blog:
Google Hangouts rolls out ability to add users without a Google account to video calls by sending an invitation link  —  Meetings made simple with guest access  —  Joining a meeting should be as easy as walking into a room.  That should be the case whether you're meeting in person, or face-to-face over video.
Noah Kulwin / Re/code:
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.
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 …
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

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