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peHUB First Read

To end your week, First Read has news about the rise of the dark web’s newest black market Evolution, the Home Depot data breach may be the worst of all time and a whole lotta Alibaba news.

Darwin Ventures names Merchant e-Solutions executive Jadallah partner

Darwin Ventures has named Charlie Jadallah a partner. Jadallah was a founder and executive vice president at Merchant e-Solutions working in business development, bank sales and corporate development. He also worked in Oracle’s strategic business development group. Jadallah also spent time at Netscape Communications working on sales and marketing plans and developing the company’s e-commerce initiatives.

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Oracle to acquire VC-backed LiveLook

Oracle has agreed to buy LiveLook. No financial terms were disclosed. Based in Matawan, NJ, LiveLook is a provider of co-browsing and screen sharing solutions. LiveLook’s backers included Rose Tech Ventures, New Vantage Group, Robin Hood Ventures and New York Angels.

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peHUB Second Opinion

In Second Opinion, Box is in talks for a round of funding from TPG, Apple’s new smartwatch will have more than 10 sensors, Yo gets hacked and RadioShack’s stock dipps below $1 a share.

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peHUB Second Opinion

In Second Opinion, Oracle is near a deal to by Micros Systems, Amazon is expected to announced its smartphone tomorrow and a pawn shop for sneakers opens in Harlem.

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Naseem joins Mason Wells

Dr. Asif Naseem has joined Mason Wells as an Executive Operating Partner. Dr. Naseem most recently served as Vice President, Communications Global Business Unit at Oracle.

VC-backed Engine Yard names new SVP of engineering

Engine Yard has hired Paul Melmon as senior vice president of engineering. Previously, he was at Costanoa Venture Capital where he served as an entrepreneur-in-residence. Based in San Francisco, Calif., Engine Yard is a cloud application management platform. It is backed by Benchmark, New Enterprise Associates, Oracle and Amazon.

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peHUB Second Opinion

Today in Second Opinion, there’s news that talks to sell J. Crew have broken down, which coffee shops dominate the U.S., NYSE leads the race to get the Alibaba IPO and Amazon will begin shipping its video-sharing device in April.

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PE-backed Auction.com adds former Oracle CFO to board of directors

Auction.com has named Jeff Epstein to its board of directors. Epstein is the former chief financial officer for Oracle. Currently, he is an operating partner at Bessemer Venture Partners and a senior advice for Oak Hill Capital Partners. Auction.com, which is backed by Google Capital and Stone Point Capital, is an online real estate marketplace.

SRS Wants You to Play AcqMan for the Holidays

Shareholder Representative Services is trying something new this holiday season. SRS is unveiling AcqMan — acq is short for acquisition–a game which tests players’ knowledge of M&A. This is how it works: Users pick from six different AcqMan avatars that represent different deep-pocketed strategic buyers. Choices include Dell, Google, IBM, Microsoft, Oracle and Takeda.

Oracle Buys Endeca Technologies

To extend its core offerings of relational databases, Oracle, based in Redwood Shores, Calif., has agreed to acquire Endeca Technologies, maker of unstructured data management, Web commerce, and business intelligence software. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. PRESS RELEASE: Oracle today announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Endeca Technologies, Inc., a […]

As The Patent Wars Escalate, Investors Worry About Jobs At Startups

Give Google credit for lighting the fuse with its harangue last week entitled “When Patents Attack Android.” Now investors and entrepreneurs are weighing in on the heels of a Department of Justice probe. This weekend, Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban offered a scathing assessment of the troubled patent system on his blog when he claimed […]

peHUB Second Opinion 5.12.10

Carried Interest Taxes: The Obama reckoning has come.
Related: KKR is afraid of interference from the gubmint.

Flash Crash: We just had a hearing yesterday; yet another panel is coming. This crash is the best thing to happen for bureaucracy since the Kremlin.

The Fed: Its superpowers remain intact; it will continue to oversee small banks.

SAP: It’s buying Sybase for $5.25 billion. Like so much in life, the deal is really about Oracle.

VCs: Time to Set Sail

Now that Larry Ellison has brought the America’s Cup back to San Francisco, it is only appropriate for the Bay Area’s elite to dust off their interest in sailing.

When the wind blows through the bay, Bill Joy may remember that he owns a sailboat and stop renting it out at 225,000 euros per week. And it’s easy to imagine Tom Perkins looking wistfully to sea from his perch in the penthouse of the Millennium Tower and thinking that he’d like to be back on the water.

There’s so much to do in advance of the season though, from remembering where that boat you bought during the dotcom boom is actually moored to pumping the bilge and scraping the hull.

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