PE HUB First Read

Paul Allen, Microsoft’s co-founder, has passed away.

Everything is not awesome at Facebook, says Instagram’s co-founder.

A bankruptcy judged approved financing to keep Sears open.

Twilio agrees to buy email marketing platform SendGrid for $2 billion in stock.

MIT is investing $1 billion toward a new college for AI.

Fidelity is the first Wall Street firm to launch a crypto branch trading desk.

Adam White, who helped build Coinbase into a crypto-colossus with 25 million customers, is joining Bakkt.

The New York Times is shutting down three planned guided tours to Saudi Arabia as a result of the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

America’s budget deficit jumps by 17 percent as spending surges.

Docker has raised $92 million in new funding.

Facial recognition is coming to an airport security lane near you.

Monica Lewinsky disagrees with Hillary Clinton on whether the affair with Bill Clinton was an “abuse of power.”