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September 15, 2015, 4:10 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.
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.
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 …
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 …
More: VentureBeat and Business InsiderTweets: @jasonlk
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 …
Nicole Lee / Engadget:
Flickr demonstrates 360-degree panoramic photos on Oculus, hopes to roll out initial stages of Flickr VR by 2016  —  Flickr wants you to explore photos in VR  —  Some day you could be flipping through your vacation photos while wearing a VR headset.  At the XOXO Festival taking place in Portland …
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 …
Sarah Kessler / Fast Company:
How apathy and inconvenience led to decline of peer-to-peer markets for low-cost products  —  The “Sharing Economy” Is Dead, And We Killed It  —  Five years ago, everybody was excited about the idea of using tech to borrow things like power drills.  In practice, though, not so much.
Tweets: @mrteacup
Ina Fried / Re/code:
Verizon, AT&T Get Own Spaces Inside 250 Best Buy Stores  —  Once again, Best Buy is carving out a section of its stores to serve as a dedicated showcase for brands willing to foot part of the bills.  —  This time it is Verizon and AT&T that are getting a store within a store, in separate deals being announced Tuesday.
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.

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