peHUB First Read

Winners and losers from a firmer yuan

* Henry Blodget: The odds are increasing that Microsoft could collapse

* Brent Stinski: How Yahoo shut down my business, and how it could happen to you

* Morning Call: U.S. futures point lower, London falls early, European shares extend losses and the Nikkei slips.

* The man behind Silly Bandz

* Drake Bennett: The science of vacations

* Fred Wilson: IPOs just aren’t what they used to be

* Devin Coldewey: E-readers race to the bottom, as tablet market solidifies

* Cory Doctorow: What New York’s publishing industry can learn from Silicon Valley

* The top cause of weight-lifting injuries isn’t pulled muscles. It’s people dropping weights on themselves. (h/t @pkedrosky)

* Scott Sperling and David Faber chat PE-backed IPOs:

 

* First poster for David Fincher’s upcoming film about the formation of Facebook: