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In Second Opinion, the rate of homeownership plummets to its lowest point in 25 years, Iron Mountain is planning on acquiring Recall Holdings for about $2.2 billion and Jane Gooddall says SeaWorld should be closed down.


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In Second Opinion, Turkey lifts ban on Twitter after the site removes photos of a prosecutor held at gunpoint by militants, University of Virginia fraternity to sue Rolling Stone magazine for now discredited article and according to a forecast, augmented and virtual reality will grow to $150 million by 2020.


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First Read ushers in your morning with news of Kraft Foods merging with Heinz, Lexmark is reportedly set to acquire Kofax for $1 billion and Uber and Ola are ordered to stop operating in New Delhi until they obtain taxi licenses.

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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Providence’s Fund VII Target Reduced to $5B

Providence Equity Partners’ seventh fund will likely come in at around $5 billion, according to two sources who attended the firm’s annual meeting last week. Separately, Providence has finally completed the sale of their 10% stake in Hulu for $200 million.

Hulu Owners Bail on Deal Process

As sale and IPO processes continue to wither in the face of turbulent markets, the owners of Hulu, the streaming entertainment company, announced late Thursday they would not, in fact, pursue a sale of the company. News Corp., Providence Equity Partners, and the Walt Disney Co. are among Hulu’s owners. Previously, it was reported that strategic bidders had failed to satisfy sellers’ requirements.

Lawmakers Oppose Undeletable Cookies

(Reuters) – Two leading lawmakers on privacy — a Republican and Democrat — have asked the Federal Trade Commission to look into and’s installation of cookies onto users’ computers that cannot be deleted. In a letter dated on Monday, Representatives Joe Barton and Ed Markey asked FTC Chairman Jon Leibowitz what plans the […]

Hulu Deal at Risk Even as Bids Pend

(Reuters) – The auction of online video site Hulu has been slowed by recent developments which could derail it completely, according to sources familiar with the process. Among the issues are conflicts over complicated digital rights, a wide bid-ask gap, and Yahoo being sidelined as a potential buyer by its own issues. Moreover, NBC Universal’s […]

Google May Take Competitors to the Gridiron Next (Literally)

Google TV hasn’t exactly been setting the world on fire. The Motorola Mobility acquisition will help Google’s set-top television business—but it only goes so far. Even the acquisition of Hulu won’t turn the online search titan into a perennial competitor to traditional television networks. Hulu itself is facing smaller margins; its streaming entertainment business is […]

Media Moguls’ Focus Shifts to Digital Dollars in Sun Valley

SUN VALLEY, Idaho, July 5 (Reuters) – Media and technology moguls gather in Idaho this week to once more debate a shift to a digital world, but the talk this year will finally focus on how to make money off it. Unlike in years past, this year’s attendees at the Allen & Co conference in […]

REPORT: Google in Talks to Acquire Hulu

Google is in talks to buy the popular online video service Hulu, according to the L.A. Times. Google is among several companies that have been kicking Hulu’s tires, with Microsoft and Yahoo also showing interest in Hulu and the major brand advertising that it would bring, says the report. Hulu’s advisors are Morgan Stanley and […]

Hulu Weighs Sale After Approach–UPDATED

NEW YORK, June 21 (Reuters) – Online video site Hulu has been approached by a potential buyer and is weighing whether to sell itself, according to a person familiar with the matter. The approach presents another decision point for the jointly owned company, which has shown an unclear strategy and last year spent six months […]

VCs Sidelined on SecondMarket Buy-side to Start ‘11

High net worth individuals are in and VC firms are out. That’s the showing from SecondMarket’s Q1 private stock data, which the auction system released today. After making 40% of investments conducted on SecondMarket’s platform in the fourth quarter of 2010, VC firms accounted for none of its transactions to start 2011. High net worth […]

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