Techmeme
September 1, 2016, 12:05 PM

Top News

Rolfe Winkler / Wall Street Journal:
VC performance report: 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 …
Jack Marshall / Wall Street Journal:
Facebook to penalize advertisers whose sites load too slowly, 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 where and when ads appear across …
Dan Primack / Fortune:
Fantasy sports site DraftKings raises $153M from Revolution Growth and others  —  DraftKings, the controversial daily fantasy sports site, has raised $153 million in new venture capital funding, Fortune has learned.  —  New investors include Revolution Growth, an investment firm co-founded …
More: TechCrunch, Forbes and XconomyTweets: @sbuchanan24
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 …
Elana Pidgeon / Windows Blog:
HP unveils two Windows PCs: the speaker-like Pavilion Wave starting at $550, and the Elite Slice, a modular PC, starting at $949, both coming September  —  This slideshow requires JavaScript.  —  With the HP Pavilion Wave, design, entertainment and productivity come together in an exciting new design.
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.
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.
Readability / Medium:
The Readability bookmarking service will shut down on September 30, 2016.  —  After more than five years of operation, the Readability article bookmarking/read-it-later service will be shutting down after September 30, 2016.  —  If you'd like to save your bookmarks, please follow these directions before September 30, 2016.
More: The Next Web and Good E-ReaderTweets: @amontalenti
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Lenovo debuts Yoga 910 convertible laptop with 13.9" edge-to-edge display, 14.3mm-thick body, battery life of 15.5 hours, available for $1300 in US this Sept.  —  Dell first introduced its stunning edge-to-edge display with the XPS 13 last year, and now Lenovo is starting to bring a similar screen to its Yoga range.
Dan Seifert / The Verge:

Sponsor Posts

Smartsheet:
Six soft skills you need to drive digital transformation  —  Technical skills are easy to focus on when building a team.  But a new study found that 57 percent of business leaders say soft skills are even more important.
Copper:
The Impact of CRM in the Relationship Era  —  Get the infographic to discover the diverse ways in which CRMs are improving collaboration, productivity, forecasting, and more!
Zoho:
The Guide to 360-Degree Performance Appraisals that Work for You, and Your Employees  —  360-degree appraisals can change lives, says an essay in the Harvard Business Review.  With as many as 90% …
Google Chrome:
Chrome's turning 10, here's what's new  —  Every time you open your browser, you have a mission to accomplish.  We built Chrome to help you do that as quickly and safely as possible.

Listen to Techmeme's Podcast:

Techmeme Ride Home: Fri. 10/12 - Facebook Reports on its Breach Investigation Subscribe via Apple Podcasts, Google Play, or RSS.
 

About This Page

This is a Techmeme archive page. It shows how the site appeared at 12:05 PM ET, September 1, 2016.

The most current version of the site as always is available at our home page. To view an earlier snapshot click here and then modify the date indicated.

More News

Chris Welch / The Verge:

Earlier Picks

Se Young Lee / Reuters:
Ken Yeung / VentureBeat:
Joseph Cox / Motherboard: