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peHUB Second Opinion

In Second Opinion, Carl Icahn sells his entire stake in Family Dollar Stores, should universities get involved in venture capital and Michael Bloomberg is returning to lead the company he founded.

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peHUB Second Opinion

In Second Opinion, five ways to improve your VC pitch, will Apple finally unveil its iWatch on Sept. 9, Square is reportedly raising about $200 million at a $6 billion valuation and sales of the Knee-Defender jump after a fight on a plane.


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.

News Corp Chairman and CEO Rupert Murdoch listens to a question at the "The Economics and Politics of Immigration" Forum in Boston

peHUB Second Opinion

In Second Opinion, Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox’s $80 bln bid for Time Warner is rejected, Murdoch really wants HBO pretty bad, Amazon is testing “Kindle Unlimited” and smoking pot can occasionally make you paranoid.

Israeli 3D firm Mantis Vision scores $12.5 mln

Mantis Vision has raised $12.5 million in funding. The investors were Qualcomm Ventures, Flextronics’ hardware venture arm Lab IX, Sunny Optical Technology Co. and Samsung. Based in Israel, Mantis Vision is a maker of 3D technologies and solutions.

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford attends a special council meeting at City Hall in Toronto

peHUB Second Opinion

In Second Opinion, PE dry powder hits $1 trillion, GM recalls 3 million more cars, Box buys Stream and get ready for “Rob Ford The Musical.”


peHUB Second Opinion

In Second Opinion, the Galaxy S5, Samsung’s new flagship smartphone, costs about $256 to build, Yahoo Q1 earnings beat estimates and Amazon is finally close to unveiling the first of several own-brand smartphones.

Amazon CEO Bezos by Gus Ruelas of Reuters

peHUB Second Opinion 9.6

In today’s Second Opinion, Amazon is thinking about giving away smartphones to catch up to Apple and Samsung, the Fed could start tapering as soon as this month, encrypted email is a joke to the NSA, and Miley Cyrus has lost her twerking crown.

Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch by Brendan McDermid of Reuters

peHUB Second Opinion 9.4

In Wednesday’s Second Opinion, a Senate panel approved a military strike Syria, Samsung wants you to gear up for its smartwatch, Qualcomm prefers that you take a Toq, and you may be able to keep your shoes on the next time you get screened at the airport.


peHUB First Read

This Tuesday morning read all about Seculert’s Series B from Sequoia Capital; The Fancy’s latest funding and venture investors remaining under increasing scrutiny from LPs.


What Apple Might Learn from Samsung

Samsung suddenly seems a lot like a boxer whose every punch at the world champion, Apple, is bringing it closer to a legitimate shot at the title. Samsung’s handsets are hot. Late last year, Samsung’s Galaxy S III became…

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peHUB First Read

Check out the latest news links after the weekend including why the emerging markets are experiencing private equity growth pains; a look at the consolidation of the traditional VC industry and why Doughty Hanson has stopped investing in venture and real estate.

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peHUB First Read

This morning in First Read find out about Samsung’s funding boost; RRJ’s mega venture capital target and CVC’s second deal in South East Asia in less than a month.

Notes From The Field: CTO Weighs In On Big Data

Want to best understand the big data opportunities within reach of your portfolio companies? Then ask some of the world’s biggest enterprises about their most pressing needs. This was my goal in attending this year’s Sierra Ventures CIO Summit.

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peHUB First Read

In this post election First Read, peHUB brings you four more years of challenges ahead for Obama; Benchmark’s minimalist online approach, Yahoo and Samsung getting into TV and the latest on European secondary buyouts.

Teakwood Capital Hires Talent MD

Mike Taylor has joined Dallas-based Teakwood Capital as managing director for talent. Taylor has over 30 years’ experience in executive search and coaching within the BPO, Technology, and Software sectors, with both public and private companies. His past clients include Technology Crossover Ventures, Austin Ventures and Battery Ventures as well as corporate names such as […]

peHUB First Read

As you take a break with your coffee this morning, FirstRead reveals Cisco’s $5b offer for NDS, a PE mission for a South Korean missile maker and a contender for the new kids’ Facebook.


Now You’ve Done It… The Deal Professor takes on LinkedIn’s IPO structure

Yes, But Was He a LolCats Fan? Osama still managed to elude investigators, and e-mailed top contacts

Inequality: Some EU nations’ surging economies will go to rehabbing less-healthy nations

On a Roll: Samsung, already taking Apple on in the handset market, may perform well against the tech titan with tablets, too

He’s Gonna Look Real Silly in Those Shirts: Ashton may replace Charlie on the no-longer-winning 2.5 hombres

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