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To start your morning, Secret shuts down but Whisper says it has 10 million users, Twitter paid $532 million for TellApart and Salesforce.com hires bankers.


peHUB Second Opinion

In Second Opinion, U.S. and Iran reach an agreement on nuclear talks, Apple’s music streaming deals fall under the EU’s regulatory spotlight and jobless claims fall to their lowest levels in 15 years.


peHUB Second Opinion

In Second Opinion, Lufthansa is now saying it knew of co-pilot Lubitz’s history of depression, Comcast is planning to form an investment company headed by its CFO and Microsoft launches Surface 3, a rival to the iPad.

VC-backed Metamarkets adds Payne to board

Metamarkets, a provider of programmatic marketing analytics, has named Jim Payne to its board of directors. Payne is the founder and former CEO of MoPub, a mobile ad exchange that was acquired by Twitter. Metamarkets is backed by Data Collective, Khosla Ventures, Village Ventures, IA Ventures and True Ventures.


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First Read kicks off your morning with news of Apple and Beats developing streaming music service to rival Spotify, Schlumberger oill unit to plead guilty for violating Iran sanctions and a Germanwings pilot was reportedly locked out of the cockpit before the plane crashed in the Alps.


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In Second Opinion, Google hires Ruth Morat of Morgan Stanley as its new finance chief, President Obama recruits Twitter vet Jason Goldman as the White House’s first chief digital officer and the “X-Files” returns to Fox after 13 years.

File photo of Singapore's former Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew at a forum in Singapore

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First Read stars your week with Twitter being the latest tech company to be sued for gender discrimination, ChemChina plans on buying a controlling stake in Pirelli for $7.7 billion and Singaporeans mourn longtime leader Lee Kuan Yew.


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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

peHUB Second Opinion

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.


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