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November 19, 2015, 9:55 AM

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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 …
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 …
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 …
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your Amazon account with two-factor authentication  —  Relying solely on passwords to secure important accounts may be outdated, but until they're gone for good your best alternative …
Jimmy Westenberg / Android Authority:
Google Play Store to add ad-supported label for all apps containing ads starting in early 2016  —  Google Play Store app listings in 2016 will let users know if any app contains ads  —  Listings in the Google Play Store will soon be much more upfront about whether or not they feature advertising.
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:
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 …
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
Adnan F. / SamMobile:
Samsung unveils BRITECELL camera sensor technology with enhanced sensitivity in low light, likely to ship with Galaxy S7 next year  —  Samsung reveals BRITECELL camera technology at its Investors Forum  —  At the Samsung Electronics 2015 Investors Forum the company talked …
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 …

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