PE HUB First Read

Facebook is working on a video chat device for the home.

Snap is looking to buy Zero Zero Robotics.

SoundCloud is selling stakes to Raine Group and Temasek Holdings.

Sean Spicer still plans to leave the White House at the end of August.

Inmates who used peanut butter, and guile, to escape an Alabama prison are caught.

Apple profit surges 12 percent on revived iPad and Mac sales.

Costco co-founder and chairman Jeff Brotman dies.

Auto sales slide again in July.

Tesla’s longtime battery technology director Kurt Kelty departs.

Woman who left toddler to die in desert gets 20 years in prison.

 

 

Photo: A woman looks at the screen of her mobile phone in front of an Apple logo outside its store in downtown Shanghai September 10, 2013.  Reuters/Aly Song/