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In Second Opinion, Steve Ballmer steps down as a Microsoft board member, Uber hires President Barack Obama’s famous campaign manager, the skinny jean trend might be over and Lyft COO Travis VanderZanden has left his job.

Google buys VC-backed JetPac

According to an announcement on its site, San Francisco-based photo app JetPac has been acquired by Google. No financial terms were disclosed. JetPack’s backers included Khosla Ventures, Morado Venture Partners and AME Cloud Ventures. To read the post, visit here.

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peHUB First Read

To cap your week, First Read has news that LPs received historic levels of distributions last year, Argentina is prepared to use an anti-terrorism law against RR Donnelley and no, Yellowstone’s supervolcano is not about to erupt.

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To start your week, Andreessen Horowitz injected $50 mln into BuzzFeed, venture capitalists get paid well to lose money and how states got into toxic debt problems through tobacco settlement bonds.

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More VCs tackling home security: VCJ

When venture capitalists talk about security investments, they’re usually referring to cyberspace. Lately, however, early-stage VCs have also actively invested in the brick-and-mortar world of home security.

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In Second Opinion, T-Mobile’s CEO is talking smack about Sprint, AOL still has 2.3 million subscribers to it Internet business, and Microsoft is continuing to lose money on its Surface tablets.

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Metanautix racks up $7 mln Series A

Metanautix said Tuesday that it has closed $7 million in Series A funding. The investors included Sequoia Capital, the Stanford University endowment fund and Shiva Shivakumar, former VP of engineering at Google. Based in Palo Alto, Calif., Metanautix is a big data analytics firm.

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peHUB Second Opinion

In Second Opinion, Twitter Q2 results are better than expected, Moody’s warns that RadioShack may run out of money next year, Pepe Jeans is up for sale and tornados in Boston aren’t as rare as you think.

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peHUB Second Opinion

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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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.

A man is silhouetted against a video screen with an Facebook logo as he poses with an Dell laptop in this photo illustration taken in the central Bosnian town of Zenica
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peHUB Second Opinion

In Second Opinion, Facebook’s Q2 revenue jumps 61%, a review of Amazon’s Fire phone, why the Federal Reserve Bank of NY is really upset with Deutsche Bank again and Twitter releases diversity info.

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peHUB Second Opinion

In Second Opinion, CBS wants CNN if it becomes available, Goldman and JPMorgan are providing a $25 bln loan for Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox’s $73 bln takeover bid of Time Warner and Amazon confirms Kindle Unlimited.

XBox One which will be discounted at 6pm local time on Thanksgiving day is seen on display at the Wal-Mart Supercenter in the Porter Ranch section of Los Angeles
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peHUB Second Opinion

In Second Opinion, Google’s Q2 revenue is up 22%, Facebook rolls out an app for famous people and celebrities, Twitter buys CardSpring and sales of Xbox One have doubled since the price was cut to $399.

Jay Carney gives his final briefing at the White House in Washington
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peHUB Second Opinion

In Second Opinion, Microsoft may announce its biggest round of job cuts in 5 years this week, Yahoo Q2 earnings come in low, KKR is getting a $400 mln dividend from Capsugel and Twitter gets hit with an age discrimination suit.

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peHUB First Read

To end your week, First Read has news that a federal judge has ordered the IRS to explain under oath how it lost emails, Marc Andreessen’s summer reading list and sex workers are the secret entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley.

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peHUB First Read

This morning read all about Google’s European VC arm, CalSTRS targeting small-mid-market firms and the latest distressed debt and bankruptcy restructuring rankings for Q2 2014.

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peHUB Second Opinion

In Second Opinion, American Apparel is getting $25 mln from Standard General, Apple will eventually release info about the diversity of its workforce and teens are having a hard time finding a summer job.

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