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.


peHUB Second Opinion

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.

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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.

peHUB First Read

This morning’s First Read takes a look at who’s still active in the early stage biotech space, Sony’s move into the cloud and five years of iPhone reviews.

peHUB First Read

Take a pause this morning to click through to the latest news from peHUB’s First Read which includes Silicon Valley Bank’s UK launch, China’s National Social Security Fund boosting PE investments and how to become a 19 year old VC associate.

Black Friday A Hit, But Not For Mobile Transactions

Maybe you weren’t fighting for your life on the grounds of a Wal-Mart last Friday. But neither did you whip out your mobile phone and shop like there was no tomorrow. According to data assembled today by ThreatMetrix, just 3 percent of Black Friday sales were transacted through mobile phones. As interestingly, the bulk of […]

Question of the Week: Who’s Buying the iPhone 4S?

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Who wants the new iPhone?

That’s what we want to know. Last week, Apple fans suffered a major let down after the long-awaited iPhone 5 didn’t materialize. Steve Jobs then passed away and the twittersphere nearly blew up from all the emotion and fanboy tributes.

This week, the focus is back on the iPhone 4S, which has been getting some great reviews. The standout feature is Siri, the …

Paul Grim: Sprint Bets the iFarm

Here we go again. Repeatedly, Sprint has tried to bet the farm (and failed) in its quest to remain relevant. They bet the farm on Nextel, then Wi-Max and Clearwire, then all-you-can-eat plans, and all along on wholesale/MVNO. Frankly, it’s amazing they have any farm left to bet – having lost 80% of their market […]

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