PE HUB First Read

First Read ushers in your morning with news that hackers have stolen over 250,000 Apple accounts with IOS malware, a former Secret Service agent pleads guilty in bitcoin theft and mazel tov to Marissa Mayer. The Yahoo CEO is expecting twin girls.


PE HUB Second Opinion

In Second Opinion, Apple and Cisco form a partnership to spur sales of iPhones and iPads, India accuses Google of rigging its search results and from the oh really department, Ashley Madison is claiming more than 87,000 women have joined the site since last week.


PE HUB First Read

First Read kicks off your week with news that hundreds are arrested in China for spreading rumors about the country’s stock market, Berkshire Hathaway reveals it has taken a $4.48 billion stake in Phillips 66 and legendary horror film director Wes Craven dies at 76.

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Have the courage to walk away

One thing I love about a newsroom is the spontaneous debates that spring up among reporters and editors. It’s part of the energy of a place where everyone’s job is to ferret out the most relevant facts and have a keen nose for BS.


PE HUB Second Opinion

To close the wild week, Ashley Madison CEO Biderman resigns, Twitter will be expanding female workforce to 35% in 2016 and former astronaut Buzz Aldrin wants to colonize Mars within 25 years.


PA SERS copes with sudden death of PE official

Veteran limited partner Michael Beblo, 62, director of alternative investments at the Pennsylvania State Employees’ Retirement System, died after heart surgery on August 2, a spokeswoman for the pension system confirmed.

Carl Icahn, founder of Icahn & Co., speaks at the Wharton Economic Summit in New York in this February 1, 2006, file photo. Billionaire investor Icahn has secured one out of four board seats he sought at drugmaker Forest Laboratories Inc in a bitter proxy fight, according to an early tally of shareholder votes at the company's annual meeting on August 15, 2012. REUTERS/Chip East/Files (UNITED STATES - Tags: BUSINESS)

PE HUB First Read

First Read ends the week with news China Huarong Asset Management gets the greenlight for $3 bln IPO, Facebook hits new milestone: 1 bln people used the social network on a single day and Donald Trump says most dealmakers are miserable but Carl Icahn is nice.

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