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In Second Opinion, YouTube is reportedly buying Twitch for $1 billion, the Winklevoss twins think Bitcoin could be bigger than Facebook and Marc Andreessen wants Twitter’s character limit to be increased to 300 – 400.

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In Second Opinion, Google is still a long way from being the company that founder Larry Page envisages, Russian regulators are threatening to block Twitter and Barbara Walters retired today.

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In Second Opinon, we have why the NBA is taking so long to get rid of Don Sterling, Microsoft drops price of Xbox One to $400 with out Kinect, BWAY Corp. may go up for sale again and the Goldman banker who took Twitter public is leaving.

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In Second Opinion, Twitter now lets you mute people, AT&T’s takeover of DirecTV could come within two week, BuzzFeed’s COO and president steps down and Antarctica is melting past the point of no return.

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In Second Opinion, Sheryl Sandberg pledges to give away half of her fortune, why Apple is supposedly buying Beats Electronics, the new interim CEO of the L.A. Clippers and execs sells Twitter shares. Happy Mother’s Day everyone!

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This midweek morning read all about what public pensions should and shouldn’t be disclosing about their PE portfolios, Cressey & co planning a new fund, what buyout funds are giving MassPRIM IRRs a boost and the latest on Alibaba and how it’s affecting Silicon Valley.

U.S. television presenter Winfrey arrives for birthday dinner party of former president of South Africa Mandela in London
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In Second Opinion, crowdfunding is just as hard for women to get as elusive venture capital, Oprah is interested in bidding for the Clippers and Facebook may crush Twitter.

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In Second Opinion, Twitter’s Q1 results beat expectations but the stock still dives, it seems like everyone wants to buy the Los Angeles Clippers and RadiumOne explains why it took so long to fire its CEO,

Polaris Partners promotes Kinsel to venture partner

Polaris Partners has promoted Pat Kinsel to venture partner. Kinsel, who is based in Boston, will focus on tech investing. Kinsel joined Polaris in 2013 as an entrepreneur-in-residence after his Polaris-backed firm Spindle was bought by Twitter.

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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.

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Today in Second Opinion, Apple’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference will begin this year on 2nd June, Brendan Eich resigns as Mozilla’s CEO, the myth of the CEO and Dave Letterman is retiring in 2015.

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Venture’s social media superstars: VCJ

Which venture capitalists have the most followers on Twitter, the highest Klout scores, more tweets than anyone else? Refinements in both the sites and how we use social media are increasingly turning it into a targeted marketing tool for communicating with entrepreneurs, building relationships, creating personal brands and improving portfolio company visibility.

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Catch up on the latest private equity news after the weekend including TDR Capital’s fund close, CalPERS clearing data doubts and some dos and don’ts for PE professionals.

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Split raises seed funds

Split, a company dedicated to helping people avoid awkward encounters, has raised a $1 million seed investment from high-profile private investors, including entrepreneur, investor, and real estate and fashion mogul, Christopher Burch; Warner Music Group director and PERFORM board member, Jorg Mohaupt; international designer, actress and fashion icon, Dodo Bar Or; CEO and co-founder of acclaimed advertising and branding agency Zarmon Goldman DDB, Hadar Goldman; private venture capitalist and board member of several internet businesses, Alex Zubillaga; and PERFORM joint CEO and board member, Oliver Slipper. The Split apps work by gathering a person’s existing contact and social information (as they permit) as well as public social network data from Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Foursquare.

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First Read starts your Friday with news about the inevitable disfunction of ‘flat’ organizations, Turkey’s embarrassing effort to ban Twitter and Mt. Gox has found some bitcoins.

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