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First Read ushers in your morning with news of Alibaba investing $200 million in Snapchat, Lyft raises $530 million in Series E funding led by Rakuten and the world’s best airport is Singapore’s Changi Airport, according to the 2015 World Airport Awards.


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First Read starts your morning with news of Credit Suisse’s CEO stepping down, Uber says it will create one million jobs for women by 2020 and pioneering tech blog Gigaom shuts down after running out of money.

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First Read kicks off your morning with news of AbbVie to acquire Pharmacyclics for $21 billion, Etsy files for an IPO and Hillary Clinton asks the State Department to release her e-mails.

John Doerr shows a flexible solar panel in Stanford

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In Second Opinion, the NASDAQ hits 5000 for the first time in 15 years, Google confirms plans on becoming a wireless carrier and Kleiner Perkins General Partner John Doerr is expected to testify in the Pao gender discrimination trial.

U.S. Investor Warren Buffett listens to a question during a news conference in Madrid

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First Read starts your week with news of Twitter reviewing an alleged ISIS threat to co-founder Dorsey, two chip makers will merge in a deal worth $11.8 billion and without revealing a name, Warren Buffett says he has a successor in mind.


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First Read helps usher in the weekend with news Google reversed a porn ban on Blogger after backlash, Kleiner Perkins says it didn’t distribute gender discrimination policy until 2012 and Wired helps us understand the great dress debate of 2015.


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In Second Opinion, HP is reportedly trying to buy Aruba Networks, China drops top tech brands for approved state purchases and three Brooklyn men are arrested and accused of plotting to join ISIS.


Spreadsheet startup Airtable fetches $3 mln

San Francisco-based spreadsheet startup Airtable, which publicly launched on Wednesday, has secured $3 million in funding, said a source at the company. The backers included Caffeinated Capital, Freestyle Capital, Data Collective, Crunchfund, Box Group, Ashton Kutcher, Aaron Harris, a partner at Y Combinator and Othman Laraki, former vice president of product at Twitter.

Nicolas Giacobone, Alejandro G. Inarritu, Alexander Dinelaris, Jr.and Armando Bo pose with the Oscars for best original screenplay for "Birdman"

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First Read kicks off the week with news of Valeant Pharmaceuticals to acquire Salix for about $10 billion, Apple plans on investing $2 billion in building green data centers in Ireland and Denmark and “Birdman” wins big at the Oscars while “Boyhood” is mostly snubbed.

Twitter buys VC-backed Niche

Twitter has acquired Niche, the latter said in a blog post on its site. No financial terms were disclosed. Based in New York City and San Francisco, Niche is a startup that helps social media stars snag endorsement deals. Niche’s backers included SoftTech, Box Group, Lerer Hippeau Ventures, SV Angel, Advancit Capital and William Morris Endeavor. To read the announcement, visit here.



peHUB Second Opinion

In Second Opinion, TurboTax halts e-filing over fraud concerns, the federal government posts its best jobs report in a long while and sorry Kim Kardashian and sad dogs, but Liam Neeson’s Clash of Clan’s spot is the most viewed Super Bowl ad on YouTube.


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First Read ends the week with news of RadioShack filing for bankruptcy, a small change by Apple costs Twitter millions of users and here comes the lawsuits–a California consumer sues Anthem over its massive data breach.


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First Read delivers you news this morning that Amazon will start making movies for theatrical release, Facebook claims it created 4.5 million jobs in 2014 and a company that assesses credit risk of potential borrowers through data gathered from social media.


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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.


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First Read hides from the winter rain this morning with news Sony is threatening to sue Twitter over tweets with hacked e-mails, F-Squared Investments settles $35 mln SEC fine and 2014 was an especially bad year for bitcoin.


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First Read kicks off your hump day with news Alibaba is moving closer to Apple Pay deal, Uber gets sued in Los Angeles and San Francisco and NY likens bitcoin transactions to bartering.


Twitter co-founder Williams and others launch Obvious Ventures

Obvious Ventures, a new San Francisco-based venture firm, has officially launched, according to a blog post by co-founder Ev Williams, The firm is  currently raising capital for its inaugural fund that will focus on “world positive” investing. In addition to Williams, who is a co-founder of Twitter, Obvious Ventures’ other co-founders are James Joaquin and Vishal Vasishth. Among Obvious Ventures’ advisors are Twitter co-founder Biz Stone and actor Leonardo DiCaprio.

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