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Cofee* Senator Kudlow?

Top 100 entrepreneurs who succeeded without a college degree

 * Emerging market M&A now constitutes a larger percentage of global deal activity than either the U.S. or Europe.

* Bill Gates on seeing the iPhone: “Oh my God, Microsoft didn’t aim high enough.”

* Morning Call: U.S. futures point higher, London rises early, European shares jump, the Nikkei gains 0.3% and both China and Hong Kong shares climb.

* Greg Beato: Starbucks’ midlife crisis

* Om Malik pens a preemptive obituary for MySpace.

* David Vellante: Is Web 2.0 sucking money away from more critical innovations?

* Jay Kaeppel: Keep an eye on tech stocks when forecasting broader public market performance. If tech struggles, look out below…

* Tweet of the Day: @parislemon Elevators should have a ‘clear’ button for when you push the wrong floor.

* Tweet of the Day #2: @jonathanglick Privacy can’t be the opt-in. It’s the opt-out. The choice to share personal information — that must be the clearly understood opt-in.

Twitter promo video from 2006.

* Has John Paulson lost his Midas touch?

* MIT session on leadership and entrepreneurship, with David Fialkow (General Catalyst), Ben Fischman (Retail Convergence) and Alex laats (BBN Technologies):