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November 19, 2015, 1:25 AM

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Charlotte Edwardes / London Evening Standard:
Tinder CEO Sean Rad, in an interview on the eve of Match Group's IPO, wanders into very awkward territory  —  Tinder?  I'm an addict, says hook-up app's co-creator and CEO Sean Rad  —  Sean Rad's hook-up app has revolutionised the global dating scene.  Here, the reinstated CEO talks …
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 …
Dan Froomkin / The Intercept:
Unencrypted smartphone likely used by Paris attacker reveals messages were sent in the clear over SMS  —  Signs Point to Unencrypted Communications Between Terror Suspects  —  In the wake of the Paris attack, intelligence officials and sympathizers upset by the Edward Snowden leaks …
Jordan Novet / VentureBeat:
Josh Meyer / NBC News:
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 …
Bloomberg Business:
Leaked Lyft financials show first half of year brought less revenue, higher losses, and fewer new customers than projected in Feb., with $96M spent on marketing  —  Leaked Lyft Financials Show the Struggles of Being No. 2 Behind Uber  —  In the first half of the year …
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your Amazon account with two-factor authentication  —  Relying solely on passwords to secure important accounts may be outdated, but until they're gone for good your best alternative …
Peter Bright / Ars Technica:
Microsoft's Connect developer event: Visual Studio now supports debugging Linux apps; Visual Studio Code is now open source; Android emulator coming soon to Mac  —  Visual Studio now supports debugging Linux apps; Code editor now open source  —  Microsoft doubles down on cross-platform software development.
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Google search on Android starts surfacing app content without matching web content, streams apps from the cloud if they're not installed on your phone  —  Google Search Now Surfaces App-Only Content, Streams Apps From The Cloud When Not Installed On Your Phone
Tanya Lewis / Business Insider:
Andreessen Horowitz has raised $200M for a new fund for health software startups, focusing on digital therapeutics, cloud biology, and computational medicine  —  A top Silicon Valley VC firm is investing $200M in health software startups  —  Venture capitalist Marc Andreessen wrote in 2011 that “software is eating the world.”
Naomi Gleit / Facebook:
Facebook launches new tools for nonprofits: Fundraisers, a dedicated place for specific campaigns, and new Donate button to add to Pages and posts  —  Introducing New Tools for Nonprofits  —  With more than 150 million people around the world connected to a cause, Facebook is a global community …

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