New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady speaks at Salem State University in Salem, Massachusetts, May 7, 2015.  REUTERS/Charles Krupa/Pool ORG XMIT: BKS06

PE HUB Second Opinion

In Second Opinion, Apple, Google and other Silicon Valley tech giants are ordered to pay $415 million in a no-poaching talent case, the Kentucky clerk who blocked gay weddings is jailed for contempt and Tom Brady scores another touchdown: a judge overturns his “Deflategate” suspension but the NFL plan to appeal.


PE HUB First Read

First Read begins your morning with news that China has closed its stock market to commemorate a World War II anniversary, Sony Pictures settles data breach lawsuit with former workers and Happy Birthday to eBay: the online shopping and auction website turns 20 years old today.


PE HUB Second Opinion

In Second Opinion, EU regulators greenlight Shell’s $70 billion takeover of BG Group, model and reality TV celebrity Kylie Jenner launches anti-bullying campaign on Instagram and a divorce may reportedly be in the works for Disney and DreamWorks.

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CEO quits Apollo-backed Express Energy

Darron Anderson, the chief executive officer of oilfield services company Express Energy Services, which was acquired by Apollo Global Management last year, has resigned, a source said.


PE HUB First Read

First Read starts your morning with news that Citi has sold its Hungary consumer banking business to Erste Group, Xiaomi is considering introducing laptops to compete with Apple and great news for football fans: CBS will stream several NFL games for free this season–no TV subscription required.


PE HUB Second Opinion

In Second Opinion, Josh Miller leaves Facebook to become the White House’s first director of product, Google unveils a new logo and watch out, Netflix, Apple is reportedly exploring producing original programming.


Auto parts suppliers look for capital to grow and compete

The auto parts business has always been a capital-driven industry. Especially today, as suppliers are required to make big investments, with the push into new markets, the race to develop cutting-edge products and supply chains running close to capacity.


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.


Eastern European deal making sets record last year

Venture investing in central and eastern Europe rebounded last year as the number of companies funded reached an all-time high, according to a report from the European Private Equity and Venture Capital Association.


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.

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