PE HUB First Read

Amazon spent $1.65 billion on acquisitions in 2018.

Microsoft has acquired DataSense, a data management platform used by schools.

Millions in  cryptocurrencies are frozen after the founder of Quadriga died suddenly in December.

T-Mobile pledges a three-year price clampdown if its merger is approved. 

Google parent Alphabet posts strong revenue growth.

Facebook hires the team behind Chainspace, its first blockchain acquisition.

Women’s networking company Elpha launches out of Y Combinator.

Charlotte Russe files for bankruptcy and will close nearly 100 stores.

Food retailer Smart & Final explores sale.

Wall Street banks face hurdles as they rush to cover the suddenly booming marijuana industry.