peHUB Second Opinion 11.22

Google supposedly inches closer to buying Groupon.

HauteLook brings flash sales of designer goods to Facebook.

Attention versus distraction: What that big New York Times piece leaves out.

Pundit Paul Kedrosky signs a three-year exclusive agreement with Bloomberg. (Congrats, Paul!)

A Goldman Sachs managing director is said to have an especially cruel way of canning employees.

PE firms are finding more and more liquidity through dividend recaps.

Hank Morris, the private equity “finder” at the heart of New York’s public pension kickback scandal, today pled guilty to a felony violation of The Martin Act.

The cost of those insider trading rumors? $15 billion and counting.

Jim Chanos: I stopped using ‘expert networks’ because the information was “too good to trade.”

I hate to tell you: Phrases that announce “I’m lying.”

Vinod Khosla, via Twitter: If life gives you melons… get checked for dyslexia