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First Read ends the week with news of RadioShack filing for bankruptcy, a small change by Apple costs Twitter millions of users and here comes the lawsuits–a California consumer sues Anthem over its massive data breach.


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First Read braces against the Tuesday chill with news Apple will invest $2 bln to create a command center, Google may be about to go to war against former BFF Uber and a former KPCB partner seeks $16 mln in discrimination lawsuit.


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In Second Opinion, Avon is reportedly in deal talks with TPG, Google wants Firefox users to change their search engine and the number of female partners in VC has dropped by nearly half since 1999.


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In Second Opinion, eBay says it will cut 2,700 jobs and put its enterprise unit up for sale, Google is preparing to sell mobile phone plans and whether the New England Patriots be disqualified from the Super Bowl.


Google and Fidelity invest $1 bln into SpaceX

SpaceX, a maker of rockets and spacecraft, has raised $1 billion in funding, the company confirmed in a post on its site. The investors were Google and Fidelity. As a result of their investment, Google and Fidelity will both own “just under 10 percent” of SpaceX. SpaceX is also backed by Founders Fund, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Valor Equity Partners and Capricorn.To read the announcement, visit here.

Petals lie on plaque at Lorraine Motel, site of assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King on 40th anniversary of his death

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In Second Opinion, a study finds that pizza is the major reason kids are fat, Google is close to investing in rocket maker SpaceX at a valuation north of $10 bln and DreamWorks Animation plans to layoff a lot of people.


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First Read delivers you news this morning that Amazon will start making movies for theatrical release, Facebook claims it created 4.5 million jobs in 2014 and a company that assesses credit risk of potential borrowers through data gathered from social media.


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First Read kicks off your Friday morning with news about Apple, Google, Intel and Adobe agreeing to pay $415 million to settle a no talent poaching lawsuit, Alibaba plans to help American businesses sell in China and the all-white acting Oscars nominations triggers a diversity backlash.

A woman walks next to a car with a tattered Canadian flag, in the parking lot of a Target store in Lindsay, Ontario

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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.

Man is silhouetted against a video screen with Blackberry logo as he pose with Blackberry Q10 in this photo illustration taken in the central Bosnian town of Zenica

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In Second Opinion, Prince William and Kate are now on Twitter and Instagram, Samsung is considering buying Blackberry for $7.5 bln but Blackberry later denies the talks, and Google’s self-driving car may be a step closer.


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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.

Bill Gross, co-founder and co-chief investment officer of Pacific Investment Management Company (PIMCO), speaks at the Morningstar Investment Conference in Chicago

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In Second Opinion, Spotify says it has 60 million users of whom 15 million pay for the service, LuluLemon looks like its succeeding in its turnaround and Bill Gross confirms that PIMCO fired him.


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In Second Opinion, Ford isn’t falling all over itself to release a self-driving car, Google is plotting a move into auto insurance and Steve Jobs introduced the first iPhone eight years ago today.

Master Grower Douglas waters marijuana plants in a growing room at Tweed Marijuana Inc in Smith's Falls

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In Second Opinion, we have what J.C. Flowers up to these days, Sony delays the sale of the PlayStation 4 gaming console in China and Peter Thiel’s Founders Fund invests in Privateer Holdings.

Stephen Colbert meets with members of the Federal Election Commission

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First Read ends your week with the Dow soaring to 421 points, its best day since 2011, Thai United Frozen agrees to buy tuna brand Bumble Bee for $1.5 billion and Stephen Colbert signs off as host of “The Colbert Report.”


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In Second Opinion, consumers are finally more bullish about the U.S. economy, Baidu buys minority stake in Uber Technologies while Stephen Schwarzman, the most powerful man in private equity, uses a flip phone.


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First Read kicks off your hump day with news Alibaba is moving closer to Apple Pay deal, Uber gets sued in Los Angeles and San Francisco and NY likens bitcoin transactions to bartering.

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Meritocracy works if you know the right people

Guest columnist Lisa Suennen is troubled that “there were no White people or Silicon Valley CEOs” at a recent discussion about diversity in the tech business. “I think that until the guys in charge come to the party, the story isn’t going to change,” Suennen writes.

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