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…

sunrise after storm

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.

First read sunrise

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.

new dawn

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 […]

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