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November 20, 2015, 11:45 AM

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David Ruddock / Android Police:
LG cancels rollout of Urbane 2nd Edition LTE smartwatch due to hardware issues, says uncertain if it will launch at all  —  LG Cancels The Watch Urbane 2nd Edition LTE Indefinitely Because Of Unspecified, Complex “Hardware Issue”  —  LG reached out to us moments ago with news …
Jacob Demmitt / GeekWire:
Microsoft partners with Volvo to explore augmented reality applications in car buying and more  —  Virtual car shopping on a HoloLens?  Volvo says it's coming next year thanks to Microsoft partnership … Volvo says I saw the future of car dealerships earlier today.
Robin Wauters / Tech.eu:
Jolla is in big trouble: funding delay results in ‘temporary lay-offs’ as startup files for debt restructuring  —  Finnish mobile devices and OS maker Jolla hits a major snag.  The company just announced that its latest financing round has been postponed.  —  Finnish mobile devices and operating system maker Jolla's woes continue.
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Jawbone Lays Off 60, 15% Of Staff Globally, Closes NY Office  —  Some difficult news this week for Jawbone, maker of fitness trackers, speakers and Bluetooth headsets.  TechCrunch has learned and confirmed that the company yesterday laid off around 60 employees, or 15% of staff.
Miguel Helft / Forbes:
As Yahoo's core business declines, current and former executives criticize Marissa Mayer's leadership  —  The Last Days Of Marissa Mayer?  —  The late October offsite meeting for more than 120 of Yahoo's top executives at the Park Central Hotel in San Francisco started well enough.
Janko Roettgers / Variety:
Samsung's Gear VR Shows A Lot of Potential, Still Best for Early Adopters  —  You know a product is compelling when after what feels like no time whatsoever, the company spokesperson giving you the demo starts to gently tell you that it may be time to move on.
Ed Bott / ZDNet:
30 years of Windows: 10 milestones that changed the face of computing  —  When Windows 1.0 arrived 30 years ago, it hardly seemed like a juggernaut.  Apple had beaten Microsoft to the punch with the Mac OS, and Windows was mostly a shell on top of MS-DOS.  Here's a record of three decades …
Steve Lohr / New York Times:
Google appoints Diane Greene, co-founder and former CEO of VMware, as head of all cloud businesses as it acquires her company, Bebop  —  Google Picks Diane Greene to Expand Its Cloud Business  —  Google is playing catch-up in the booming cloud computing market, well behind the early leader, Amazon.
Leena Rao / Fortune:
Square Closes At $13.07 Per Share, Up 45% From IPO Price  —  Square's shares pop in first day of trading.  Shares of Square, the payment technology company founded and led by Twitter TWTR 1.60% CEO Jack Dorsey, closed at $13.07 per share, up 45% from its initial pricing of $9 per share Square …
Matt Levine / Bloomberg View:
Taylor Soper / GeekWire:
Amazon adds unlimited photo storage capability to Households program … Amazon Prime members can now let a family member enjoy unlimited photo storage.  —  As part Amazon Households, which extends the perks of a $99/year Amazon Prime membership to other family members …
Andrew Cunningham / Ars Technica:
HP unveils fanless, Surface-like, Elite x2 convertible, offers easy DIY upgrades, Intel Skylake Core M, available in January from $899  —  Hands on with HP's Elite x2, a Surface clone you can actually open and upgrade  —  A Core M-powered business convertible that makes some interesting trade-offs.

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