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September 1, 2016, 8:50 PM

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Romain Dillet / TechCrunch:
Apple will remove abandoned apps from the App Store and curb descriptive, search-optimized app names by limiting them to 50 characters  —  It's cleaning time in the App Store.  Apple sent an email to its developer community indicating that there will be some upcoming changes in the App Store.
Rafi Letzter / Business Insider:
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 …
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 …
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.
Reuters:
Sources: Hewlett Packard Enterprise in talks to sell its software division to Thoma Bravo; HPE hopes it can fetch $8B-10B  —  Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co (HPE) is in talks with buyout firm Thoma Bravo LLC to sell its software division, hoping it can fetch between $8 billion and $10 billion …
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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.

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