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September 5, 2016, 3:01 AM

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Devin Leonard / Bloomberg:
Inside Amazon's delivery business and its ambitions, which FedEx and UPS privately fear  —  For UPS and FedEx, Amazon's been great for business.  Now it's taking business away from them.  —  Photographs by Jake Stengel for Bloomberg Businessweek  —  Last fall, when he was running for mayor …
Consumer Reports:
Instead of offering to replace units, Samsung should officially recall Note7 via US Consumer Product Safety Commission to ban ongoing sales of pre-recall units  —  Some retailers were still selling the phone Friday  —  Consumer Reports is calling for an official recall …
CNNMoney:
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
What to expect from Apple's Sept. 7 event: new iPhones with pressure-sensitive home buttons, 5.5-inch model with dual-camera system, new Watch with GPS, more  —  Apple seeks to set foundation for holiday quarter with iPhone camera upgrades, improved Apple Watch fitness tracking, and refreshed software
Benjamin Mayo / 9to5Mac:
Cathy O'Neil / Guardian:
As employers turn to algorithms to sift through job applications, the poor are more likely to lose out  —  Even when wrong, their verdicts seem beyond dispute - and they tend to punish the poor  —  few years ago, a young man named Kyle Behm took a leave from his studies at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee.
Mark Suster / Both Sides of the Table:
Why LPs might gladly invest in Andreessen Horowitz despite unfavorable comparisons to Sequoia and Benchmark  —  Rolfe Winkler wrote a piece in the WSJ about A16Z's returns in which he says they “lag behind Sequoia, Benchmark and Founders Fund.”  —  Scott Kupor of A16Z responded …
Ginny Marvin / Marketing Land:
Google Analytics App now offers Google Now-like automated insights  —  Insight cards automatically spotlight positive and negative performance trends for faster analysis.  —  The latest update to the Google Analytics apps (iOS and Android) offers a sleek new machine learning-powered set of insights a la Google Now.
Ruslan Stoyanov / Securelist:
Kaspersky Lab details how they helped catch the Lurk cybercriminal gang, suspected of stealing nearly 3B rubles  —  In early June, 2016, the Russian police arrested the alleged members of the criminal group known as Lurk.  The police suspected Lurk of stealing nearly three billion rubles …

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