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In Second Opinion, the Galaxy S5, Samsung’s new flagship smartphone, costs about $256 to build, Yahoo Q1 earnings beat estimates and Amazon is finally close to unveiling the first of several own-brand smartphones.

VC-backed Engine Yard names new SVP of engineering

Engine Yard has hired Paul Melmon as senior vice president of engineering. Previously, he was at Costanoa Venture Capital where he served as an entrepreneur-in-residence. Based in San Francisco, Calif., Engine Yard is a cloud application management platform. It is backed by Benchmark, New Enterprise Associates, Oracle and Amazon.

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In Second Opinion, Amazon enters the streaming video set-top box competition with its Fire TV product, the most popular jobs in every state, Microsoft is bringing back the start menu to the Windows desktop and the reorganization of Energy Future Holdings Corp. will likely nearly wipe out owners KKR, TPG and Goldman.

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To start your weekend, La Quinta is the third hotel chain Blackstone is taking public, Amazon denies that its working up a free, ad-supported TV and music-video service and why does someone want to follow Rob Ford around with a tuba.

US journalism benefiting from game-changing investments – Reuters

A new wave of funding by technology investors into US media companies is driving momentum in journalism, even as news organizations continue to face challenges, according to a report, writes Reuters. The level of media investing activity is forging the underpinnings of “game-changing” developments for the industry, according to the Pew Research Center‘s State of the News Media 2014 report, which cited funding from entrepreneurs like Amazon‘s Jeff Bezos and eBay founder Pierre Omidyar.

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Today in Second Opinion, there’s news that talks to sell J. Crew have broken down, which coffee shops dominate the U.S., NYSE leads the race to get the Alibaba IPO and Amazon will begin shipping its video-sharing device in April.

quiznos
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To end your week, Quiznos files for Chapter 11, Alibaba expected to file for a U.S. IPO, Colin Powell joins the board of Salesforce.com and why Google Glass is so bad and hated.

Amazon CEO Bezos by Gus Ruelas of Reuters

peHUB Second Opinion 9.6

In today’s Second Opinion, Amazon is thinking about giving away smartphones to catch up to Apple and Samsung, the Fed could start tapering as soon as this month, encrypted email is a joke to the NSA, and Miley Cyrus has lost her twerking crown.

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Kick off Wednesday with the latest links highlighting KKR’s Asian fundraising success; bringing venture capital back to glory and what states are investing the most in beer.

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