Rockaway Capital opens office in San Francisco

Prague and Sao Paolo-based venture firm Rockaway Capital is entering the U.S. market by opening an office in San Francisco. Rockaway backs internet companies in emerging markets. The firm is currently led by CEO Jakub Havrlant.

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First Read kicks off your morning with news that FIFA officials have been arrested on corruption charges, the IRS says thieves stole tax info from 100,000 and Vox Media acquires tech blog Re/code.

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In Second Opinion, EMC agrees to acquire Virtustream for $1.2 billion, a new report says the billionaire boom may be waning and Pizza Hut and Taco Bell are planning to remove artificial ingredients from their offerings.

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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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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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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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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.

Three Leaf to open Ann Arbor office

Three Leaf Ventures is opening an office Ann Arbor, Michigan. Sean Kearney, a Three Leaf MD, will be based in the new office. Three Leaf Ventures is the technology investment affiliate of The Broe Group.

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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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Opinion: Why Remington’s investors shouldn’t sell

Cerberus dodged a bullet with its recent decision to let investors sell out of one of the world’s biggest gunmakers, Remington Outdoor. It’s the company that made the assault rifle used to kill 20 children and six of their teachers in a Connecticut elementary school in December 2012.

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First Read kicks off your morning with news that Altice is acquiring Suddenlink, Los Angeles raises its minimum wage to $15 and David Letterman prepares to sign off, serving as the longest late night talk show host in television history.

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In Second Opinion, Takata’s defective airbag recalls grows to almost 34 million, the U.S. charges six Chinese nationals with economic spying and according to IMF data, Australia hasn’t had a recession in 24 years.

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PE-owned Walgreens Infusion Services rebrands as Option Care

Walgreens Infusion Services, a provider of home and alternate treatment site infusion services, has rebranded itself as Option Care. Madison Dearborn Partners is the majority owner while Walgreen Co, a subsidiary of Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc, is the minority owner.

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