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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.

School children wearing their Halloween costumes peek from the window during a "Halloween Costume Party" at a private school in Paranaque city

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In Second Opinion, a Virgin Galactic spacecraft crashes, divorce case spurs Jefferies bankers to take drug tests, it’s supposed to snow in Chicago tonight and an Amazon exec admits they bumbled the pricing for their Fire Phone.

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In Second Opinion, social security checks will increase by $22 each month, Mark Zuckerberg does his first public Q&A in Mandarin and Roku raises another $25 mln round of funding.

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In Second Opinion, Ben & Jerry’s won’t rename its “Hazed & Confused” ice cream, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella claims that men and women are paid equally at his company and Apple has sold a lot of iPhones.

A BlackBerry Passport smartphone is shown at its official launching event in Toronto

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In Second Opinion, Pimco’s executive management committee had been meeting for a week to oust Bill Gross, there have been 200,000 orders for Blackberry’s Passport since its launch Wednesday and Battlestar Galactica is leaving Netflix as of Oct. 1.

U.S. Attorney General Holder looks on during a special naturalization ceremony at the Department of Justice in Washington

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In Second Opinion, 20 reasons that startups fail, Moody’s says the 25 largest U.S. public pensions face about $2 trillion in unfunded liabilities and Eric Holder is stepping down as U.S. attorney general.

Apple CEO Tim Cook introduces the IOS 8 operating system during his keynote address at the Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco, California

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In Second Opinion, Apple pulls its iOS 8.0.1 software update after it causes newer iPhones to crash, the dangers of upgrading your aging iPhone and Virgin Galactic won’t now make a commercial flight to space until early spring.

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In Second Opinion, Samsung is exiting the laptop market in Europe, Apple is weighing whether to rename Beats Music, while Coca-Cola, PepsiCo and Dr. Pepper Snapple pledge to cut beverage calories by 20%.

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In Second Opinion, polar bears find a new source of food, EMC and HP held on and off merger talks for nearly a year and expect the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset to go on sale in 2015.


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In Second Opinion, Apple’s next special event will take place on Sept. 9, the next iPhone will likely have its own payment platform and how to figure out if that VC firm you are talking to is a zombie fund.


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In Second Opinion, nearly two-thirds of the U.S. population uses a smartphone, Apple’s secret eBay store returns, the potato salad Kickstarter surpasses $40K and our hearts go out to Brazil at the World Cup semifinal.


peHUB Second Opinion

In Second Opinion, Gmail launched 10 years ago today, Jawbone buys Playground.fm, how Google fumbled Glass and why co-investing is more likely to produce poor returns.


peHUB Second Opinion

To start your weekend, La Quinta is the third hotel chain Blackstone is taking public, Amazon denies that its working up a free, ad-supported TV and music-video service and why does someone want to follow Rob Ford around with a tuba.

1996 Reuters photo of Nobel literature laureate Seamus Heaney of Ireland

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Today’s Second Opinion has news about continued market turmoil due to concerns about a U.S. attack on Syria, Apple launching an iPhone trade-in program, Google buying a smartwatch maker, the merits of a Lego Room for employees, and lots more.

peHUB First Read

This morning’s First Read takes a look at who’s still active in the early stage biotech space, Sony’s move into the cloud and five years of iPhone reviews.

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