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* How to pronounce "potash" * Jonathan Tower: The seed/micro-VC trend is a boom, not a bubble * Ryan Singel: Google's plan to allow phone calls via Gmail isn't an attack on Skype. It's an attack on Facebook. * Morning Call: U.S. futures point higher, London rises early, European shares rebound and the Nikkei climbs. * Chris Douvos: Party like it's 1998 * The definitive Y Combinator Day debrief * Will Michael Eisner become CEO of Tribune Co? * David Barboza: Why TPG has joined the rush into yuan funds * Is Barney Frank after Elizabeth Warren's job? (even before she has it)
* The top ten zip codes for startups * Beth Kowitt: Inside the secret world of Trader Joe's * How Steve Schwarzman passed (some of) the reins to Tony James * Morning Call: U.S. futures point higher, London rises early, European shares fall and the Nikkei hits a 16-month low. * Digital Chocolate files suit against Zynga * Why General Catalyst invested in Rue La La * Mark Cuban: The stock market is for suckers * Daniel Alpert: Gleaning the bond market's message * The top three hottest new majors for a career in tech * A recent secondary market trade valued Facebook at $33.7 billion
* How big companies can stop the brain drain * Richard Florida: Where the next decade's service jobs will be * SVNGR founder Seth Priebatsch, after the lunch of Facebook Places: “I’m the only person in location who’s happy today.” * Morning Call: U.S. futures point lower, London falls early, European shares retreat and the Nikkei hits a 15-month low. * As the GOME turns... * EA under fire, as new war game lets you play as The Taliban * Lena Komileva: LIBOR volatility is the price of disrupted credit * Josh Barrow: New Jersey's pension misdeeds are real, but not unusual
* How Wall Streeters beat drug tests * Tony Jackson: GM is just a hedge fund in disguise * Fred Wilson is worried about the expanding birthrate of web startups. This may be an argument for the creation of more firms focused on "B" rounds. * Morning Call: U.S. futures point higher, London rises early, European shares climb and the Nikkei edges lower. * Bob Metcalfe's original ethernet sketch (circa 1972) * Junk bond volume keeps rising while yields keep falling * Andrew Rice: "Are Barnes & Noble founder Len Riggio and his nemesis Ron Burkle the only people in America who still want to own a mega-bookstore?"
* Felix Salmon: Truth and rhetoric in job creation * Albert Wegner: Are there limits to Web decentralization? * Topix CEO Chris Tolles speaks from experience: When attorney generals attack * Morning Call: U.S. futures point lower, London falls early, European shares retreat and the Nikkei sheds 2%. * Q&A with Intel exec Renee James on the McAfee acquisition * Andy Zacky: The case for Facebook's $50 billion valuation * Owen Thomas: Why e-commerce IPOs will soon be a smarter buy than digital/social media * The Economist on private equity: "A useful industry that will probably become more useful as it becomes less grandiose."
* Henry McCracken: The tragic death of practically everything * Steven Davidoff: How innovations spread in deal-making * Did negative blog sentiment get a Skype executive canned? * Morning Call: U.S. futures edge higher, London rises early, European shares climb and the Nikkei gains 1.3%. * Colin Barr: The unpoppable bond bubble * Claire Poole: Dynegy buyout has juiced the market * A robot lawn mower that can detect darting gophers * Foursquare's Dennis Crowley discusses Facebook Places * Viva Route 128? Greg Huang thinks hardware might have a second act in Boston
* Steve Schwarzman apologizes * Barry Ritholtz: 2008 bailout counter-factual * Scott Olsen: HP clearly didn't think Mark Hurd was the superstar everyone else made him out to be. Or else they would have kept him. * Morning Call: U.S. futures point lower, London falls early, European shares retreat and the Nikkei edges higher. * Private equity moves into Ramallah * Female entrepreneurs talk about making it big * Nomura: China currency reforms could start "financial big bang" * D.M. Levine: The only thing costlier than a government-run prison is a privately-run prison * Paul Ceglia still says he owns Facebook. His latest evidence is a copy of a $3,000 cashier's check made out to Mark Zuckerberg. * Fun with Dodd-Frank: "US manufacturers are mounting a lobbying campaign over a provision slipped into the financial reform legislation requiring companies to declare products containing minerals from the Democratic Republic of Congo."
* Alex Taussig: What cleantech can learn from Google * Steven Davidoff: Dynegy and the evolving nature of deals * Gabriel Weinberg: Wannabe entrepreneur symptoms and cures * Morning Call: U.S. futures point higher, London rises early, European shares climb and the Nikkei falls to an 8-month closing low. * Cranberries, lies and videotape * Avoidr uses Foursquare to help you avoid your "not-friends" * Matthew Lynn: Debt virus spreads after make-believe recovery * The BVCA needs a new boss, as Simon Walker plans to leave next year * Top 5 questions Treasury officials need to ask about the housing market during today's big meeting * Matthew Bishop: How social entrepreneurs and civic entrepreneurs can bring innovation to government
* Roger Ehrenberg: In search of Corporation 2.0 * Mina Kimes: Silicon Valley's secret rock star * Kari Dunn Saratovsky: Is social media creating an empathy deficit? * Morning Call: U.S. futures point lower, London rises early, European shares retreat and the Nikkei slips. * Open-source drug discovery? * How the Internet would look as a subway map * Coder: Business co-founders are a dime a dozen * A new website teaches you to swear in any language * Scott Olsen proposes Mark Andreessen as interim CEO of HP. Can't imagine that Andreessen-Horowitz LPs would be okay with that. * Why so many people hate LBOs: Company records operating profit, but cuts workers/salaries because debt payments create massive net income loss
* Thirty ways to wreck your career * Joe Weisenthal: That "America is bankrupt" talk is madness * MG Siegler to Google: Cut the BS and give the Gordon Gekko speech already * U.S. futures point higher, London rises early, European shares slide and the Nikkei inches higher. * How can you tell is a CEO is lying * Robert Rubin is back on Wall Street * Zagat gets into the group buying game * Steve Rattner discusses the changes at GM * Oracle sues Google over Android-related Java usage * Seth Levine: The freemium myth and why you might not be charging enough for your products
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