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First Read kicks off your morning with news that Greece is expecting a bailout deal by August 18, three U.S. airlines are banning big game trophy shipments and the confidence of Silicon Valley’s venture capitalists hits a two-year low.

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First Read starts your morning with news that AOL CEO Tom Armstrong stands to gain $180 million as a result of the Verizon deal, hackers are draining bank accounts via the Starbucks app and Australia tells Johnny Depp to remove his dogs from the country or else.

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UniKey snags $10 mln Series A

Winter Park, Florida-based smart lock maker UniKey has raised $10 million in Series A funding. The investors included Asset Management Ventures, AXCIT, Broadway Angels, CBRE, ff Venture Capital, Samsung, Haas Portman and Oriza Ventures.

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In Second Opinion, Vivendi enters talks to acquire Orange’s Dailymotion, Google Moderator will shut down on July 31 and China declares war on golf.

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Diabetes management platform Glooko racks up $16.5 mln Series B

Palo Alto, California-based diabetes management platform Glooko Inc has received $16.5 million in Series B funding. The investors included Canaan Partners, Medtronic, The Social + Capital Partnership and Samsung. In conjunction with the financing, Wende Hutton of Canaan Partners has been added to Glooko’s board of directors.

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In Second Opinion, the House greenlights Homeland Security Dept. funding through September, Edward Snowden’s lawyer says he’s willing to return to the U.S. if he’s guaranteed a fair trial and the new Pebble smartwatch is now the most-funded project in Kickstarter history.

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Zimperium scores $12 mln Series B

San Francisco-based Zimperium, a provider of mobile threat defense solutions, has raised $12 million in Series B funding. Telstra led the round with participation from TOYO Corp, Sierra Ventures, Lazarus Israel Opportunities Fund and Samsung.

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First Read kicks off your morning with news of Morgan Stanley agreeing to a $2.6 billion mortgage settlement, Google is reportedly considering a stake in Jawbone and Auto Trader plans to launch an IPO on the London Stock Exchange.

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First Read ushers in your morning with news of Samsung losing its grip on India’s shrinking tablet market, J.P. Morgan will start charging its big clients on some deposits and Alaska becomes the third state to legalize recreational marijuana.

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In Second Opinion, Uber’s latest funding surges to $2.8 billion, Samsung buys LoopPay to compete against Apple Pay and Google Wallet and despite the frigid cold in the East, the U.S. is having a record warm winter.

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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.

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First Read kicks off your Thursday with news that an Ohio man was arrested for plotting to attack U.S. Capitol, Snapchat charges $750K for ads on its site, and President Obama calls on the FCC to clear the way for community broadband.

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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 huddles against the deep freeze with news Facebook is buying voice-recognition startup Wit.ai, the Dow plunges 331 points as oil prices continue to fall and a hedge fund founder’s son has been arrested for allegedly shooting him to death.

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In Second Opinion, American Apparel fires former CEO Dov Charney again, Sony hackers threaten a 9/11-like attack on movie theaters that screen “The Interview,” and a teenager dupes New York Magazine.

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Language data firm Idibon bags $5.5 mln

Idibon, a language data firm in San Francisco, has received $5.5 million in Series A funding. The investors were Altpoint Ventures LP, Khosla Ventures, Morningside Ventures, Samsung and Inventec. In addition to the funding, Vadim Tarasov of Altpoint has been added to Idibon’s board of directors.

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