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peHUB First Read

First Read ushers in your morning with news that Charter Communications has agreed to buy Time Warner Cable in a deal valued at $78.7 billion, Jony Ive is named Apple’s chief design officer and Malaysia Airlines is planning on laying off one-third of its staff as restructuring ends.

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Five top VCs predict the future

Five top VCs gathered Thursday evening at the Churchill Club’s annual Top 10 Tech Trends program to dispense a healthy dose of theories on what the future will bring.

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peHUB Second Opinion

In Second Opinion, the State Department releases hundreds of Hillary Clinton’s Benghazi emails, Microsoft was reportedly in talks to buy Salesforce and France is about to make it illegal for supermarkets to destroy edible food. Happy Memorial Day!

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SEC charges Atlanta firm over public pension funds: Reuters

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Thursday announced fraud charges against an Atlanta-based investment advisory firm and two of its executives for their handling of the city’s pension funds for police, firefighters, transit workers and other employees.

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The pendulum swings back

As well performing and highly sought-after GPs run through fundraising in an increasingly friendly market, LPs have seen a weakening of governance standards in fund documents.

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peHUB First Read

First Read brings you into the long weekend with news Uber is in talks for a $1 bln credit facility, Google fixes racist insults in Google Maps and a California winery claims HBO’s “Game of Thrones” is infringing on its rights.

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Ignition closes $200 mln sixth fund

Ignition Partners has closed a $200 million sixth fund with a determination to stick with its “boutique” style of Series A enterprise-focused software investing. The firm said the new fund was $100 million oversubscribed

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peHUB First Read

First Read starts your morning with news that the U.S. and Cuba are nearing a deal to fully restore diplomatic ties, Stripe is in talks to raise funding at a $5 billion valuation and Chromebook sales are predicted to grow by 27 percent this year to 7.3 million units.

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Alcatel-Lucent PE official Anderson to join TIFF

Chris Anderson, senior manager of private equity at Alcatel-Lucent Investment Management Corp, is leaving the company to take on a private equity role at The Investment Fund for Foundations (TIFF), according to a spokeswoman at TIFF and a “friends and family” email from Anderson.

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peHUB Second Opinion

In Second Opinion, the Federal Reserve says a June interest rate hike is unlikely, New York’s top financial regulator Benjamin Lawsky is stepping down and according to a new study, 40% of the unemployed have stopped looking for a job.

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