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September 15, 2015, 6:20 PM

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Biz Carson / Business Insider:
Mark Zuckerberg says during a Q&A that Facebook is working on a “Dislike” button to help users express empathy  —  FINALLY: You'll soon be able to ‘dislike’ things on Facebook, says Mark Zuckerberg  —  Mark Zuckerberg announced today that Facebook is finally working on a “Dislike” button.
Alyson Shontell / Business Insider:
Snapchat's latest update lets users pay $0.99 to replay three disappeared snaps, adds “Lenses” feature for animating selfies  —  Snapchat is letting users pay $.99 to replay disappearing snaps, and it just added a ‘lens’ feature to animate your selfies
John Paczkowski / BuzzFeed:
Tim Cook on whether people will favor iPad Pros over Macs, privacy concerns, and the possibility of deleting some default iOS apps  —  Twenty Minutes With Tim Cook  —  The Apple CEO addresses new iPhone features, privacy concerns, the iPad Pro as a desktop replacement …
Jenna Golden / The Twitter Blog:
Twitter partners with Square to let users in US make political donations through a tweet  —  Political donations, now through a Tweet  —  When people have conversations about politics, they have them on Twitter.  It's what voters learn and share in these conversations that routinely motivates political action.
Douglas MacMillan / Wall Street Journal:
Google Capital invested $32.5M in Oscar in a deal valuing the health insurance startup at $1.75B  —  Google Bets on Insurance Startup Oscar Health  —  Insurance startup Oscar Health Insurance Corp. has a powerful new ally in its costly battle to win customers from entrenched insurance giants …
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Ron Miller / TechCrunch:
Salesforce Announces New Internet of Things Cloud, As Dreamforce Opens  —  When you think of Salesforce.com, you probably don't think about the burgeoning Internet of Things, but Salesforce wants to help customers make sense of all of the data coming from the growing number of connected devices …
Rolfe Winkler / Wall Street Journal:
Phil Libin moves to VC firm General Catalyst, two months after stepping down as CEO of Evernote  —  Evernote Founder Phil Libin Moves Into Venture Capital  —  Phil Libin, the co-founder of digital note-taking service Evernote Inc., is moving into venture capital two months after he stepped down as chief executive of the startup.
Aaron Souppouris / Engadget:
Sony's Project Morpheus is now ‘PlayStation VR’  —  Sony's Project Morpheus VR system has a new, more obvious name: PlayStation VR.  The announcement came today at the company's Tokyo Game Show press conference, but that's about the only new information Sony was willing to part with.
Jemima Kelly / Reuters:
Nine banks including Goldman Sachs and Barclays join financial tech firm R3 to build a framework for using blockchain tech in the markets  —  Nine of world's biggest banks join to form blockchain partnership  —  Nine of the world's biggest banks including Goldman Sachs and Barclays …
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Casey Johnston / The Awl:
How ad blocking could accelerate the shift to native advertising and publishing directly to social networks and platforms  —  Welcome to the Block Party  —  In a 1997 segment on the short-lived tech TV show The Site, host Soledad O'Brien sits at a bar in front of a laptop computer …
Andy / TorrentFreak:
FBI and Department of Justice shutter ShareBeast, the largest illegal file-sharing site operating in the US according to the RIAA  —  FBI Seizes Domains Of Two Pre-Release Music Sites  —  As efforts to hinder file-sharing sites gather pace around the world, in Europe in particular, criminal actions in the U.S. remain relatively rare.
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Skype launches Mojis: short, shareable movie and TV clips from Universal, Disney Muppets, and BBC  —  Skype lets you send files, photos, video messages, emoticons, and even Unicode characters, but not emojis.  Instead of doing the logical thing and adding support for emojis …

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