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In Second Opinion, the State Department releases hundreds of Hillary Clinton’s Benghazi emails, Microsoft was reportedly in talks to buy Salesforce and France is about to make it illegal for supermarkets to destroy edible food. Happy Memorial Day!

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In Second Opinion, an appeals court upholds Apple’s patent victory over Samsung, the Supreme Court rules that two states can’t tax the same income and according to a new study, CEOs are hurting their companies by golfing too much.

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First Read ends this beautiful spring week with news Syngenta rejected Monsanto’s $45 bln takeover bid, Fitbit files for a $100 mln IPO and defying the odds, British Prime Minister David Cameron wins the UK election.

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To open your Friday, First Read has news labor is starting to gain on capital, a woman-led law firm lets partners be parents and Grooveshark gives up.

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To close out your Thursday, Second Opinion brings you news Microsoft won a patent for goggles that can detect feelings, another big tobacco bond deal, Cajun style and leaked Lyft docs show costly battle with Uber.

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In Second Opinion, Pimco hires Ben Bernanke as a senior advisor, a former Goldman Sachs banker is acquitted of all charges in a rape case and for the third straight quarter, Netflix beats rival HBO in revenue.

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In Second Opinion, Teva offers to buy generic drug maker Mylan for $40 billion, the Department of Homeland Security plans on opening a Silicon Valley office and say goodbye to McDonald’s Chicken Selects, which is being removed from the fast food franchise’s menu yet again.

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In Second Opinion, President Obama endorses removing Cuba from the terrorism list, Microsoft buys mobile business intelligence service Datazen and Google patents the ability to control a robot army.

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Network security startup Illumio snags $100 mln Series C

Sunnyvale, California-based Illumio, a network security startup, has secured $100 million in Series C funding. The investors were BlackRock Funds, Accel Partners, Formation 8, Andreessen Horowitz, General Catalyst, Microsoft Chairman John W. Thompson, Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff and Yahoo co-founder Jerry Yang.

Vij named CEO of GlobalOutlook

GlobalOutlook Inc. said Wednesday that Rajeev Vij was named CEO while Brett Coover joined as Chief Technology Officer effective immediately. Rajeev joins GlobalOutlook from Microsoft, where he spent six years as Director, Hosting Service Provider business at Microsoft India. Brett joins GlobalOutlook from Intellys where he was CTO. GlobalOutlook is a portfolio company of Naya Ventures.

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Salesforce leads $60 mln strategic funding for InsideSales

InsideSales.com, a provider of a cloud-based sales analytics platform, has raised a $60 million strategic round of funding led by existing investor Salesforce Ventures. Also participating in the funding are Microsoft and existing backers Polaris Partners, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Hummer Winblad Venture Partners, U.S. Venture Partners and Zetta Venture Partners. The Provo, Utah-based company, which was valued at about $1 billion at its last funding in April 2014, has now raised $203 million in total funding.

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In Second Opinion, Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock is set to resign amid expense questions, Microsoft will be killing its Internet Explorer browser and Bud Light’s St. Patrick’s Day tweet has users seeing red instead of green.

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Unify Square attracts $8.2 mln

Bellevue, Washington-based Unify Square, a solutions provider for Microsoft Lync/Skype for Business, has closed $8.2 million in Series B funding. Among the investors was Microsoft.

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In Second Opinion, Cisco plans on investing $100 million in French startups, Apple orders more than 500 million watches for its initial run and JPMorgan tops list of risky banks, according to a government study.

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In Second Opinion, Expedia plans on buying Orbitz for $1.3 billion, ex-Yahoo CEO says Jon Stewart’s brand is worth $100 million and mazel tov, Amanda Knox is reportedly engaged to a childhood friend.

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First Read kicks off your morning with news of United Airlines accidentally selling first class tickets for as low as $44 and then refuses to honor them, Microsoft reportedly buys digital pen maker N-Trig and veteran CBS correspondent Bob Simon dies in a car crash in New York City.

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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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