peHUB Second Opinion 12.16

Groupon is raising an enormous new round — at a lower valuation than Google had assigned it.

Speaking of Google, John Doerr’s board seat there may be why Kleiner didn’t take a board seat at Twitter, despite showering $150 million the company.

As the holidays draw close, are venture capitalists beginning to go mad?

Not had enough of Julian Assange lately? Gawker publishes his “creepy, lovesick emails” to a 19-year-old woman.

Four more arrests are made in the government’s insider trading investigation.

Why Carl Icahn’s Dynegy deal looks like a stinker.

It’s always a great time to be rich, but right now, it’s an especially great time to be rich.

Hedge fund manager David Einhorn says not to expect a buyout of real estate developer The St. Joe. Co. “There’s no cash,” he said in an interview this morning.

Tim Ryan, CEO of the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association, on the impact of financial reform on dealmaking.

How Mark Zuckerberg became Time’s Person of the Year: the secret editorial meeting.