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In Second Opinion, Google is barely paying taxes for its European operations, A South Korean baseball team is filling its stadium with robot fans, Bose sues Beats and the Subway Inn is closing.

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Park your car – and your capital: VCJ

Over the past couple of years, at least half a dozen parking-focused startups have raised seed or venture rounds totaling more than $60 million. In July alone, two—ParkWhiz and Streetline—closed rounds of $10 million each.

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Trending on peHUB this week: Blackstone is raising its second “tactical opportunities” fund, fears of a correction in the secondaries market, and Fortress, GE Capital and SBJ are looking for talent.

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peHUB First Read

To end your week, First Read has advice for interns from a group of tech luminaries, President Obama lashes out against inversions and SecondMarket founder Barry Silbert is stepping down as CEO to focus on bitcoin.

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peHUB Second Opinion

In Second Opinion, Amazon posts a larger Q2 loss, Barry Silbert is stepping down as SecondMarket CEO and even Comic-Con bans Google Glass. Plus Kristen Bell, as Mary Poppins, sings for a wage increase.

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Carlyle agrees to sell ADA Cosmetics to Ardian

Ardian has agreed to acquire ADA Cosmetics International from The Carlyle Group, the firm announced Thursday. No financial terms were disclosed. Based in Kiehl, Germany, ADA Cosmetics is a maker of hotel cosmetics.

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Qualcomm commits $150 mln to Chinese venture

Mobile technology giant Qualcomm Incorporated has announced a commitment to invest up to $150 million in Chinese startup companies across all stages. Qualcomm will invest in Chinese companies that further the development of mobile technologies in areas such as Internet, e-commerce, semi-conductor, education and health.

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