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In Second Opinion, the Twitter accounts for the NY Post and UPI were hacked, Leucadia National gives FXCM a $300 mln cash infusion and Mitt Romney has conflict of interests problems with Solamere.

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peHUB Second Opinion

In Second Opinion, it’s a lot easier to travel to Cuba now, Target is leaving Canada, Google will no longer sell its Google Glass eyewear and Xbox One wins the holiday console war.


peHUB First Read

First Read reveals to you why Uber and Lyft drivers love this dude’s blog, health reform will succeed because of big data and Facebook brings Amber Alerts to its news feeds.


peHUB First Read

First Read ends your week with news about the French police closing in on Charlie Hebdo killing suspects, Box might finally go public this quarter and Boston is now the U.S. candidate to host the 2024 Olympics.


peHUB Second Opinion

In Second Opinion, Verizon’s CEO says it’s not considering acquiring AOL, smartphone data can be used to diagnose depression, Kickstarter drops Amazon Payments for Stripe and McDonalds in Venezuela have run out of French Fries.

Facebook acquires voice recognition firm-Reuters

Facebook Inc (FB.O) acquired a company that makes voice recognition technology for wearable devices and Internet- connected appliances, the latest sign of its ambition to extend its reach beyond computers and smartphones, Reuters reported.


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First Read huddles against the deep freeze with news Facebook is buying voice-recognition startup Wit.ai, the Dow plunges 331 points as oil prices continue to fall and a hedge fund founder’s son has been arrested for allegedly shooting him to death.

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peHUB Second Opinion

In Second Opinion, NPS Pharmaceuticals hires Goldman Sachs to find a buyer, don’t expect many mega IPOs in 2015 and it’s very cold in Chicago right now.


peHUB First Read

First Read eyes the looming end of 2014 with news Yahoo Directory is about to go dark, Facebook apologizes for insensitivity of its “Year in Review” feature and LPs scramble to get into oversubscribed private equity funds.

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un stands on the conning tower of a submarine during his inspection of the KPA Naval Unit 167

peHUB Second Opinion

In Second Opinion, Facebook’s popularity among teens falls again, Citigroup says Instragram is now worth $35 billion and the FBI now concludes that North Korea was responsible for the Sony Pictures hack.

The American Apparel factory headquarters is pictured in Los Angeles, California

peHUB Second Opinion

In Second Opinion, American Apparel fires former CEO Dov Charney again, Sony hackers threaten a 9/11-like attack on movie theaters that screen “The Interview,” and a teenager dupes New York Magazine.


Formation 8 adds new partner to team

Singapore-based investor Joel Sng has joined Formation 8 as a partner, the company announced in a blog post on its site. Sng’s portfolio of investments include Facebook, Uber, Xiaomi, Razer, SF Express, Airbnb and Palantir. To read more details about Formation 8’s new addition, visit here.


peHUB Second Opinion

In Second Opinion, how to price your company for a fundraise, families of victims killed at Sandy Hook are suing the maker of the Bushmaster assault rifle, France will ban Uber in 2015 and the the SEC approves Terra Tech Corp., which sells pot, to raise $6.8 mln.

African-American Congressional staffers stage walk out with Hands Up Don't Shoot pose on the steps of the House of Representatives in Washington to protest the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner

peHUB Second Opinion

In Second Opinion, Jeb Bush shares Mitt Romney’s PE problem, Facebook considers adding a “dislike” button, you can now use Bitcoin to add funds to your Microsoft account and Wal-Mart sells the iPhone 6 for $129.

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