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peHUB Second Opinion

In Second Opinion, Amazon Prime will now be offering streaming music, Mark Zuckerberg and his wife donate $120 mln to needy Bay Area schools and why working at Vice Media isn’t as cool as it seem.

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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.

Supporters of U.S. soldier Bradley Manning. Photo by Kevin Lamarque of Reuters

peHUB Second Opinion 8.21

In today’s Second Opinion, Bradley Manning gets 35 years in WikiLeaks case, the Fed keeps watchers waiting, even more revelations about NSA spying, Zuckerberg’s big dream and why it makes more sense to collect welfare than work a minimum-wage job in most states.

Peter Thiel… Professor?

He once trashed the concept of college. But, now, Peter Thiel is heading to Stanford to teach a course. Should students buckle down on homework, or hope to be plucked from their university early, like star athletes?

Question of the Week: Does Zuck Do Enough to Protect Your Privacy?

There’s been a lot of press about whether Facebook does enough to protect user privacy.

In late 2009, Facebook changed its privacy settings that made some parts of user profiles public. Users “became enraged” about the changes and complained that they weren’t given notice and that hiding their info became harder, according to the Washington Post.

Last week, the FTC announced a settlement with Facebook, which has roughly 800 million users. Facebook has agreed to get consumer approval before it changes the way

Top 10 HUB Posts Focus on Silicon Valley Uniforms, Macho PE Fundraisers and Secrets to Tweaking Your IRR

It’s Friday. Time to catch up on stories you might have missed during a busy week. Following are the peHUB posts that garnered the most unique pageviews from our regular readers between Nov. 28 and Dec. 2.

ONE: The Uniforms of Silicon Valley, a Slideshowby Connie Loizos
TWO: Quien Es Mas Macho? A Slideshow of the Top 5 U.S. PE Funds this Yearby Luisa Beltran
THREE: Four Ways to Finesse Your Way into the Top Quartileby Joanna Glasner
FOUR: Most Active VC firms in October: Slideshowby Alastair Goldfisher
FIVE: Slideshow: Maine Reveals Bite Taken By Fees, Expensesby David Toll
SIX: Venture Backed IPOs Feel The Pain, But Some Stay Above Waterby Mark Boslet
SEVEN: Court Backs Subpoenas Of Castle Harlan Over Quick Flipby Bernard Vaughan
EIGHT: Slideshow: European PE Performance First Half 2011 – by Angela Sormani
NINE: Parish Capital Hands Keys to StepStoneby Gregory Roth
TEN: When the Majority Is Wrongby Larry Cheng

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The Uniforms of Silicon Valley, a Slideshow

Black Friday, Cyber Monday: the U.S. has once again kicked its consumption into high gear. But if Silicon Valley’s elite spends lavishly on clothing, you can bet it bet it will be understated. It’s the Silicon Valley way. And why? Because fashion takes time and effort, people, and no one wants to be accused of […]

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How Will You Remember Steve Jobs?

Steve Jobs was one of very few people who could be called a legend in his own time. The college dropout co-founded Apple in 1976 and grew it into the most valuable company in the world, inspiring countless entrepreneurs along the way.

There are sure to be a litany of obituaries and stories about Jobs in the coming days, but we want to know what Jobs meant to you. Please share your thoughts and memories below.

Social Scene: Hard-to-Get Seats at Obama’s Facebook Town Hall, Foundry Dudes Rock a New Band, 13-Year-Old’s Entreprenurial Spirit Inspires

In this week’s Social Scene, VCs and techies scramble for tickets to President Obama‘s town hall meeting at Facebook, Ryan McIntyre and Jason Mendelson are rocking a new band, David Hornik‘s son shows entrepreneurial fire at 13, Leglise, Higginbotham and Kim get ready to celebrate their birthdays, and lots of clever tweets.

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The biggest news in Silicon Valley this week was President Obama’s town hall meeting yesterday at Facebook’s headquarters in Palo Alto. CEO Mark Zuckerberg donned a white dress shirt, tie and suit jacket for the occasion, but he couldn’t be talked out of wearing jeans and running shoes. (What is he, 12?) About 500 Facebook employees

Mark Zuckerberg: Brilliant. Deceptive. Interactive?

Mark Zuckerberg has been painted as many things, from brilliant and visionary to robotic and downright duplicitous. The least-flattering of these impressions — fueled in part by his long battle with the Winklevoss twins and Facebook’s murky privacy policies — was hardly dispelled when earlier this week, wind of a new lawsuit was leaked to the press. The complaint […]

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