peHUB First Read

Cisco is still trying to block MSFT’s $8.5 billion buy of Skype from 2011.

Why Apple, Tim Cook and the tech industry need something new to talk about.

Intel makes its first acquisition since Brian Krzanich became CEO.

Nearly 40% of mothers are now the family breadwinners.

Jeremy Hammond, the LulzSec hacker, has pleaded guilty to role in Stratfor leak.

Nike cuts ties to Livestrong, Lance Armstrong’s cancer charity.

Google plans to use special balloons to broadcast its wireless connection in emerging markets.

PE firms are concerned that Bloomberg journalists may have accessed sensitive financial info.

North Korea floats idea of regional basketball tournament involving both Koreas, Japan and China

Americans spend 58 minutes a day on their smartphones.

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