PE HUB First Read

Snapdeal is in deal talks with domestic rivals Paytm E-Commerce Pvt Ltd and Flipkart.

Uber’s board has backed CEO Travis Kalanick despite recent events at the company.

Andrew Ng resigns from Baidu, where he led the company’s AI Group.

Melissa McCarthy needed convincing to play Sean Spicer on SNL.

Airbnb is rebrands itself “Aibiying” in China, which means “welcome each other with love.”

A North Korean missile fired Wednesday morning exploded within seconds of launch.

CKE Restaurants Holdings Inc CEO Andy Puzder, who made an unsuccessful bid to become U.S. labor secretary earlier this year is stepping down as leader of the fast-food chain. Yum Brands veteran Jason Marker will take the job in April.

Manufacturing software company Plex Systems is reportedly exploring a sale.

Google steps up effort to keep ads away from controversial content.

The big Middle Eastern airlines are worried that the new electronics ban will hurt them.

Uber says rides grew more in early 2017 than in early 2016 despite issues.

 

Photo: Coffee cups with Google logos are seen at the new Google office in Toronto, November 13, 2012. Reuters/Mark Blinch