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In Second Opinion, the Federal Reserve indicates that it may hike up interest rates by the middle of the year, Facebook gets sued for gender discrimination and the pyramid scheme lawsuit against Herbalife is dismissed.

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In Second Opinion. the Federal Trade Commission accuses DirecTV of false advertising, the Associated Press sues the State Department to gain access to Hillary Clinton’s e-mails and General Mills is reportedly looking to sell its Green Giant frozen vegetable business.

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In Second Opinion, HBO streaming will launch in April but only on Apple devices, Facebook shuts down FriendFeed and Ellen Pao takes the stand in her gender discrimination lawsuit against Kleiner Perkins.

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In Second Opinion, the Supreme Court appears divided on Obamacare, IBM acquires AlchemyAPI and if you want to work at Facebook, then you better act like Mark Zuckerberg’s boss.

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In Second Opinion, IBM is investing $4 billion into cloud and mobile initiatives, the FCC approves net neutrality and the New York Daily News is reportedly on the block.

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Anthemis Group leads $6.5 mln round for Trov

San Francisco Bay area-based Trov, which helps people organize and protect their possessions, has secured $6.5 million in funding. Anthemis Group led the round. In addition to the funding, Ken Rudin, director of analytics at Facebook and Sean Park, founder of the Anthemis Group, have been named to Trov’s board of directors.

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In Second Opinion, U.S. shopping malls prepare for attacks after jihadist threats, concern mounts as Homeland Security agency shutdown looks likely and a bionic eye implant lets a blind man see his wife for the first time in 10 years.

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ActionSprout picks up $1.7 mln

ActionSprout, which provides tools for nonprofits seeking to use Facebook to reach more people, has raised $1.7 million in funding. Oregon Angel Fund led the round with participation from other investors that included Bellingham Angel Fund and Portland Seed Fund. Also, ActionSprout has named Chris Finley, co-founder of SurveyMonkey, to its board of directors.

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In Second Opinion, a shooting in Chapel Hill, North Carolina leaves three Muslim students dead, Microsoft confirms acquisition of Sunrise calendar app and how sleeping 6 times a day helped the founder of WordPress build a billion-dollar company. Happy Dreams!

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First Read eases you over the Tuesday doldrums by bringing you news of Facebook offering a free internet app in India, Deloitte breaks the gender barrier among the big four accounting firms by naming a female CEO and beware, your smart TV may be spying on you.

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NeuCoin Project raises $2.25 mln

The NeuCoin Project said it raised $2.25 million of funding from angels including Patrik Stymne, co-founder of Candy Crush Saga maker King, Rob Goldman, head of growth at Facebook, Emil Michael, SVP of business at Uber, Henrik Kjellberg, president of Hotwire, according to a press release. The company also unveiled its digital currency, which it hopes will enable micropayments.

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First Read kicks off the mid-week with news Netflix has added 4.3 mln streaming new subscribers worldwide, new Facebook feature flags fake news and song ID app Shazam’s valuation eclipses $1 bln.

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In Second Opinion, SpaceX confirms its raising $1 bln in new funding, Mondelez International plans to introduce red velvet Oreos in February and research finds that Facebook crops up in one-third of all divorce cases. And it’s Penguin Awareness Day.

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