peHUB Second Opinion 12.16

Playing Santa: Unknown donor pays off Kmart accounts in Indiana.

Yahoo: Here’s a holiday poem for everyone’s favorite takeover target.

It’s Official: Heather Harde leaves TechCrunch.

Another One: Fitch lowers France’s triple AAA rating to negative from stable.

View of the World: Do any real people support SOPA?

R.I.P.: Chris Hitchens, who wrote about God and Bill Clinton’s infidelity, has died.

OWS: Wall Street protesters causes cancellation of Law & Order shoot; Writers Guild is upset.

Rumors: Apple to launch a 7.85 inch iPad before Q4.

Who Next: Gawker pitches Bono as CEO of the New York Times.