Paradise, Kimble join Dashlane

Jeff Paradise has joined Dashlane as Chief Marketing Officer while Chuck Kimble was named Vice President of New Business. Paradise was previously CMO of Mindspark, a unit of IAC. Kimble most recently was at Square where he led the company’s strategic partnerships. Dashlane, a password manager, has received $30 million in funding from Rho Ventures, FirstMark Capital and Bessemer Venture Partners.


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In Second Opinion, Charter Communications explores bid for Time Warner Cable, a 64-year-old engineer sues Google for age discrimination and the Statue of Liberty is evacuated after a bomb threat.


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In Second Opinion. the Federal Trade Commission accuses DirecTV of false advertising, the Associated Press sues the State Department to gain access to Hillary Clinton’s e-mails and General Mills is reportedly looking to sell its Green Giant frozen vegetable business.


Roadie launches with $10 mln in Series A funding

Roadie, Inc, a mobile app that tries to link up people who need things delivered with drivers with unused passenger capacity in their vehicles, has raised $10 million in Series A funding. Investors participating in the funding round include UPS Strategic Enterprise Fund, TomorrowVentures, Warren Stephens of Stephens Inc., Guggenheim Partners Executive Chairman Alan Schwartz, Square co-founder Jim McKelvey, the Mellon Group and former ISS CEO Tom Noonan.

A fan of former Beatle John Lennon records a song as others gather at the Imagine mosaic in the Strawberry Fields section of New York's Central Park to mark the 33th anniversary of his death, in New York

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In Second Opinion, Aero files for Chapter 11, PCH International is in talks to buy Fab for $15 mln, the European Parliament plan to break up Google and here’s your chance to join the world’s largest sing along to John Lennon’s “Imagine.”


Square closes Series E round

Square has closed a Series E funding round, a spokesperson confirmed. The New York Times reported earlier the company had raised $150 million in funding, though the spokesperson declined to comment.

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In Second Opinion, five ways to improve your VC pitch, will Apple finally unveil its iWatch on Sept. 9, Square is reportedly raising about $200 million at a $6 billion valuation and sales of the Knee-Defender jump after a fight on a plane.

Actor Robin Williams arrives at Elton John's birthday party in New York

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In Second Opinion, Twitter paid $134 mln for Gnip, you can get a robotic toy dog, Poochie, in Japan and Amazon is blocking pre-orders of Walt Disney DVDs. Also, R.I.P. Robin Williams.


Square acquires VC-backed Caviar

Square has acquired San Francisco-based food delivery service Caviar. No financial terms were disclosed. Caviar’s backers included Tiger Global Management, Andreessen Horowitz and Paul Buchheit.


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In Second Opinion, airplanes can be hacked via on board wifi, Square buys Caviar, and a female intern finds that venture capital is “no place for a woman.” Also, R.I.P. James Brady.


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In Second Opinion, JustFab is seeking funding of $50 mln to $100 mln ahead of an IPO, Condoleezza Rice sorta talked about her appointment to Dropbox’s board and Square expects to be profitable in next year. Plus Happy Birthday, Mark Zuckerberg.


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This morning, First Read brings you news about how the Americans allegedly blew up the proposed $35 bln merger between Publicis and Omnicom, how Square turned dollars into data and the Winklevoss twins list their bitcoin fund on the Nasdaq.


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In Second Opinion, fear of assistive technology is fueling all the Google Glass hate, the economic recovery is proving to be very lackluster, Discovery Channel sells HowStuffWorks at a big loss and look who won the Boston Marathon.


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Today in Second Opinion, El Pollo Loco is looking to go public, Dropbox unveils Carousel, Apple sours on making an offer for Square and White Castle is now offering breakfast.


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In Second Opinion, Square now accepts bitcoin for its online marketplace, Ares Management files to go public, Cloudera raises $900 million in financing and enrollment for Obamacare heads to 7 million.

Square explores IPO – WSJ

(Reuters) – Square Inc, the payment startup co-founded and headed by Twitter Inc‘s Jack Dorsey, is in discussions with banks about an initial public offering, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday, citing a person familiar with the matter.

Square’s Jared Fliesler Joins Matrix Partners as General Partner

Matrix Partners, the Palo Alto, Calif.-based venture firm, has brought aboard a new general partner. Jared Fliesler joins the firm from the privately held payments company Square, where he served as VP of user acquisition and business operations. Prior to Square, Fliesler was an executive with Slide and is credited with helping to negotiate the company’s $200 million sale to Google in 2010.

Keith Rabois Joins Khosla Ventures’ Bench of “Venture Assistants”

Keith Rabois, a serial operating executive who most recently resigned as the chief operating officer of the payments company Square, has joined the venture firm Khosla Ventures as a partner. Before joining Square, Rabois spent numerous years at LinkedIn, first as a vice president, then as an executive VP of strategy and business development. Earlier in his career, Rabois, who has a law degree, was also an executive VP focused on public policy at PayPal. He also spent a year as an entrepreneur-in-residence at Clarium Capital, the hedge fund run by PayPal cofounder Peter Thiel.

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