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In Second Opinion, JustFab is seeking funding of $50 mln to $100 mln ahead of an IPO, Condoleezza Rice sorta talked about her appointment to Dropbox’s board and Square expects to be profitable in next year. Plus Happy Birthday, Mark Zuckerberg.

Boxed picks up $6.5 mln

Boxed said Tuesday that it has received $6.5 million in Series A funding. Greycroft Partners, First Round Capital and Signia Venture Partners led the round with participation from ENIAC Ventures, Social Starts, BoxGroup, former Facebook COO Owen Van Natta and former Zynga COO David Ko. Boxed is a mobile commerce firm that provides discounts for warehouse club shopping.

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peHUB Second Opinion

In Second Opinion, Alibaba finally files for an IPO, Target’s interim CEO doesn’t want the job permanently and the success of “Frozen” helps Disney fly past quarterly earnings expectations.

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peHUB Second Opinion

In Second Opinion, crowdfunding is just as hard for women to get as elusive venture capital, Oprah is interested in bidding for the Clippers and Facebook may crush Twitter.

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Facebook acquires VC-backed ProtoGeo Oy

According to a blog post on its site, ProtoGeo Oy, developer of the Moves app, which focuses on helping people run a clean activity diary, has been acquired by Facebook. No financial terms were disclosed. Based in Helsinki, Finland, ProtoGeo was seeded by Lifeline Ventures, PROfounders, AJP Holding, Juha Lindfors, Jyri Engeström and Tekes. To read the announcement, visit here.

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peHUB Second Opinion

In Second Opinion, Jet Blue is open to charging for first checked bags next year, Facebook is buying ProtoGeo, Amazon is testing its own delivery network and Vic Gundotra, who launched Google+ in 2011, has quit.

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peHUB Second Opinion

In Second Opinion, Deutsche Bank faces pressure to raise capital, why may be called upon more to treat people, Apple is working on Siri for Apple TV and Facebook gets U.S. antitrust approval for its $19 billion buy of Occulus.

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peHUB First Read

Today, First Read would like you to know that Yahoo wants to become Apple’s default search engine, Yahoo’s former COO left after only 15 months with a severance package worth $58 mln, a Tokyo court rejected bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox’s bankruptcy plan and a new browser for the dark web that makes it easier to find illegal stuff.

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peHUB Second Opinion

In Second Opinion, Google’s first quarter revenue misses, a young VC thinks Fred Wilson is wrong about young VCs, Kim Dotcom may get his assets back and a study finds that a person’s Facebook profile is a significant predictor of job performance.

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Individuals targeted as San Francisco tech money protests intensify: Reuters

Demonstrations against the grip on San Francisco held by wealthy technology workers took a personal turn on Friday with protesters taking aim at a Google lawyer they say personifies the tensions being stirred by abundant tech money, sister news service Reuters reported. One of those targeted recently is Kevin Rose, a partner at Google Ventures.

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peHUB Second Opinion

In Second Opinion, Gmail launched 10 years ago today, Jawbone buys Playground.fm, how Google fumbled Glass and why co-investing is more likely to produce poor returns.

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Venture’s social media superstars: VCJ

Which venture capitalists have the most followers on Twitter, the highest Klout scores, more tweets than anyone else? Refinements in both the sites and how we use social media are increasingly turning it into a targeted marketing tool for communicating with entrepreneurs, building relationships, creating personal brands and improving portfolio company visibility.

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peHUB First Read

It’s Friday, and it’s warming up in the East. We have news that immersive virtual reality may be sexist, Pinterest accounts have been hacked, Bruce Rauner gets attacked on ‘pay-to-play’ in Illinois governor race and MSNBC is in serious trouble.

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