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June 23, 2016, 4:15 PM

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Ivan Levingston / CNBC:
Twilio stock opens at $23.99, 60% above its $15 IPO price  —  Twilio began trading Thursday on the NYSE under the ticker symbol TWLO, entering the market on a day filled with uncertainty as the world awaits the outcome of the UK's referendum on its EU membership.
Corrie Driebusch / Wall Street Journal:
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
FTC fines InMobi, a Singapore-based mobile ad firm, $950K for collecting location data of users without consent  —  InMobi ad network, which reaches more than 1 billion devices, settles FTC charges.  —  A mobile advertising company that tracked the locations of hundreds of millions …
Mark Bergen / Recode:
Google Fiber to acquire Webpass, an ISP that focuses on apartment complexes and businesses, serves San Francisco, Miami, Boston, Chicago, and San Diego  —  Deal gives the Alphabet unit a foothold in apartments and businesses.  —  To take on the big internet service providers, Google Fiber is scooping up a small one.
Dave Mark / The Loop:
Apple says the unencrypted kernel cache in iOS 10 was deliberate, doesn't contain user info, optimizes performance without compromising security  —  Earlier today, we posted a link to an MIT Technology Review article, which stated, in part:  —  Some security experts who inspected that new version of iOS got a big surprise.
Paul Sawers / VentureBeat:
Google and Udacity launch an Android Basics course for novice coders, which costs $199/month and features input from Google experts  —  Online education company Udacity has partnered with Google to introduce a new course covering the basics of Android programming.
Ken Yeung / VentureBeat:
Nest starts selling select Works With Nest products like Philips Hue in its Nest Store  —  Nest has taken another step to showcase its ability to be a platform by opening up its store to third-party products built off of its “Works with Nest” program.  While there are more than 100 supported products …
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Hadas Gold / Politico:
C-SPAN broadcasts Periscope and Facebook streams after its feed gets cut during US House protest over gun legislation  —  That was definitely not your father's C-SPAN.  —  Wednesday's dramatic protest on the House floor over gun control was a powerful reminder of how dramatically …
Natalie Gagliordi / ZDNet:
Comcast, Alarm.com acquire and split up IoT firm Icontrol; Alarm.com to pay $140M for Connect and Piper interactive security and home automation business units  —  The main business Comcast is acquiring is Icontrol's Converge software platform, which currently powers the Xfinity Home touch-screen panel and back-end servers.
Michael Corkery / New York Times:
Major US banks increasingly using fingerprints and eye/voice scans for passwords to avoid data breaches  —  The banking password may be about to expire — forever.  —  Some of the nation's largest banks, acknowledging that traditional passwords are either too cumbersome or no longer secure …
Laura Shin / Forbes:
Circle, a blockchain-based payment service, raises $60M series D from IDG, Baidu, others, amid China expansion  —  Circle, an international peer-to-peer payments company using the Bitcoin blockchain or network, is betting big on China.  —  In Beijing Thursday, the Boston-based startup announces …

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