A couple eats a free meal at a McDonald's fast food restaurant in downtown Milan

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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.


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.


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.


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.

Bob Simon dead

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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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First Read eases you over the Tuesday doldrums by bringing you news of Facebook offering a free internet app in India, Deloitte breaks the gender barrier among the big four accounting firms by naming a female CEO and beware, your smart TV may be spying on you.

The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial is seen free of its scaffolding in Washington

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First Read kicks off your MLK Day with news Uber’s CEO wants to create 50,000 jobs in Europe, Microsoft looks to Windows 10 for a jolt in the mobile realm and Seattle and New England gear up for an epic clash on the gridiron.


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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.

VC-backed BlueData adds two to team

Mountain View, Calif.-based big data firm BlueData has hired Jim Lenox as vice president of worldwide sales and Greg Kirchoff as vice president of business development. Previously, Lenox worked at Midokura while Kirchoff worked at Microsoft. BlueData is backed by Ignition Partners, Atlantic Bridge Ventures, Intel Capital, Amplify Partners and Data Collective.


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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.


peHUB Second Opinion

In Second Opinion, Microsoft is building a new browser, why Foursquare failed to reach escape velocity and Chaos Computer Club says it can reproduce your fingerprints from a photo.

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