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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peHUB Second Opinion 8.30

Today’s Second Opinion has news about continued market turmoil due to concerns about a U.S. attack on Syria, Apple launching an iPhone trade-in program, Google buying a smartwatch maker, the merits of a Lego Room for employees, and lots more.

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peHUB Second Opinion 8.8

In today’s Second Opinion Fannie outdoes Freddie, Wall Street bounces back, Gupta goes pro-weed, former YouTubers launch a new video startup, iPhone porn and other cool links.

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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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peHUB First Read

This Tuesday morning read all about Seculert’s Series B from Sequoia Capital; The Fancy’s latest funding and venture investors remaining under increasing scrutiny from LPs.

Reuters – Apple Buys WiFiSlam

Apple has acquired a Silicon Valley startup, WiFiSlam, which makes mapping applications for smart phones, writes Reuters. Apple confirmed the acquisition, but declined to give details.

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What Apple Might Learn from Samsung

Samsung suddenly seems a lot like a boxer whose every punch at the world champion, Apple, is bringing it closer to a legitimate shot at the title. Samsung’s handsets are hot. Late last year, Samsung’s Galaxy S III became…

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Check out the latest news links after the weekend including why the emerging markets are experiencing private equity growth pains; a look at the consolidation of the traditional VC industry and why Doughty Hanson has stopped investing in venture and real estate.

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Find out what’s been happening over the weekend with the latest links including the latest on Mithril Capital’s first fund, 3i’s head of Asia operations leaving the firm and NEA to open a Boston office within six months.

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