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September 1, 2016, 2:50 PM

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Rafi Letzter / Business Insider:
Alex Kantrowitz / BuzzFeed:
Facebook Messenger adds Instant Video, which lets you quickly share live video within conversations  —  Open Messenger in iOS or Android, start a conversation with a friend and the app will offer you the option of adding live video to your chat.  —  The video starts without sound, but you can turn it on if you want.
Rolfe Winkler / Wall Street Journal:
Andreessen Horowitz lags Sequoia, Benchmark, and Founders Fund, with ROIs of 2.6x, 2.3x, and 1.7x for its three funds  —  Rare look at startup investors' performance shows Andreessen Horowitz lags Sequoia, Benchmark, Founders Fund  —  Andreessen Horowitz's first three venture funds …
Paul Hannon / Wall Street Journal:
Tim Cook says he forecasts repatriation of “several billion dollars” of Apple's overseas cash to the US next year  —  CEO says Apple could start moving some of its profits from its international operations to the U.S. next year  —  Apple Inc. Chief Executive Tim Cook said the company …
Jack Marshall / Wall Street Journal:
Facebook plans to limit ad placement for advertisers whose sites load too slowly or are not optimized for mobile  —  Social network will limit where and when ads appear if they point to slow-loading sites  —  Facebook wants advertisers to speed up their mobile websites and plans to limit …
Kirsten Korosec / Fortune:
Baidu and Nvidia to Build Artificial Intelligence Platform for Self-Driving Cars  —  Chinese search engine Baidu and chipmaker Nvidia announced a partnership Thursday that will focus on using artificial intelligence to develop a computing platform for self-driving cars.
Dieter Bohn / The Verge:
Asus debuts ZenWatch 3, a round Android Wear smartwatch with battery that lasts 2 days and charges to 60% in 15 minutes, coming to US, Germany in Oct. for €229  —  Today at IFA, Asus has announced the ZenWatch 3, a new Android Wear smartwatch.  It jettisons everything that was underwhelming …
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
AT&T's VP of federal regulatory interests writes blog post celebrating Google Fiber's reported troubles and criticizing it for seeking government favors  —  Google Fiber's reported struggles cause AT&T to take a victory lap.  —  AT&T celebrated Google Fiber's reported struggles yesterday …

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