Amazon checking accounts, Apple noise canceling earphones, Google sells Zagat, Facebook posts a cringeworthy user survey, and VCs take a road trip!
Sources: Amazon is in talks with big banks including JPMorgan Chase about a checking-account-like product that would appeal to those without bank accountsWall Street JournalNew York Magazine
Sources: Apple is planning to launch high-end headphones with noise canceling and wireless pairing as early as end of 2018, but has faced development challengesBloomberg9to5Mac
Google is selling US restaurant review guide Zagat, which it bought for $151M in 2011, to restaurant review company The Infatuation for an undisclosed sum New York TimesEater LAEater NY
Facebook admits it was a mistake to run a survey this weekend that asked users what its policy should be for when adults ask underage girls for sexual images The GuardianJonathan Haynes TweetsTechCrunch
Some VCs say travels outside the Bay Area, including to Midwest, have helped them see downsides of Silicon Valley, as SF faces high levels of outward migration New York Times
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