PE HUB First Read

IBM is unveiling a blockchain network for cross-border payments.

A German soccer team joins NFL players in taking the knee.

Study finds that ride-hailing services like Uber and Lyft most likely add to traffic in major cities.

Apple has decided to “abandon” the much loved Touch ID fingerprint sensor.

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak launches Woz U, a tech education platform.

Nestle U.S. confectionery business draws attention from Hershey and private equity firms. First-round bids for the business are estimated to be valued between $2 billion to $2.5 billion.

Two Chinese firms withdraw their bid for the Chicago Stock Exchange, according to a news report.

Puerto Rican exodus could boost Small Town, USA.

Amazon is getting into sportswear. 



Photo: A Hershey’s chocolate bar is shown in this photo illustration in Encinitas, California January 29, 2015. Reuters/Mike Blake