A BlackBerry Passport smartphone is shown at its official launching event in Toronto

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In Second Opinion, Pimco’s executive management committee had been meeting for a week to oust Bill Gross, there have been 200,000 orders for Blackberry’s Passport since its launch Wednesday and Battlestar Galactica is leaving Netflix as of Oct. 1.

U.S. Attorney General Holder looks on during a special naturalization ceremony at the Department of Justice in Washington

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In Second Opinion, 20 reasons that startups fail, Moody’s says the 25 largest U.S. public pensions face about $2 trillion in unfunded liabilities and Eric Holder is stepping down as U.S. attorney general.

Apple CEO Tim Cook introduces the IOS 8 operating system during his keynote address at the Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco, California

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In Second Opinion, Apple pulls its iOS 8.0.1 software update after it causes newer iPhones to crash, the dangers of upgrading your aging iPhone and Virgin Galactic won’t now make a commercial flight to space until early spring.

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peHUB Second Opinion

In Second Opinion, Samsung is exiting the laptop market in Europe, Apple is weighing whether to rename Beats Music, while Coca-Cola, PepsiCo and Dr. Pepper Snapple pledge to cut beverage calories by 20%.

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peHUB Second Opinion

In Second Opinion, polar bears find a new source of food, EMC and HP held on and off merger talks for nearly a year and expect the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset to go on sale in 2015.


peHUB Second Opinion

In Second Opinion, Apple’s next special event will take place on Sept. 9, the next iPhone will likely have its own payment platform and how to figure out if that VC firm you are talking to is a zombie fund.


peHUB Second Opinion

In Second Opinion, nearly two-thirds of the U.S. population uses a smartphone, Apple’s secret eBay store returns, the potato salad Kickstarter surpasses $40K and our hearts go out to Brazil at the World Cup semifinal.


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.

1996 Reuters photo of Nobel literature laureate Seamus Heaney of Ireland

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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 …

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