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* Max Abelson: Return of a subprime villain

* Altos Ventures launches a Fat Startup Watch

* We’ve previously discussed problems with the Dodd Bill vis-a-vis startup investments (particularly the preemption of Regulation D), but didn’t notice a provision that apparently would give the SEC approval rights over angel deals. Got to look into this once I get the morning email out…

* Morning Call: U.S. futures point higher, London rises early, European shares hit 17-month high, the Nikkei climbs and China shares retreat.

* What if women ran Wall Street?

* Will robots replace journalists?

* Bubble alert: Most battery startups will fail

* GoDaddy follows Google out of China. But we’re pretty sure some other softcore porn domain registrar site will take its place.

* Bess Levin asks if CNBC can top the tortoise cam. Clearly Bess hasn’t spent much time in Englewood Cliffs lately, where the stock-picking llama is awaiting its big break.

* Private equity exec Dan Senor will not run for Senate in New York. Until this story, I didn’t realize Dan Senor was considered a private equity exec.

* Blodget fires Carney. Carney turns to improv. If the underlying issue really was quality journalism (scoops/in-depth analysis) vs. click-whore journalism (slideshows, tabloid headlines), then Carney was in the right. Unfortunately, his side is losing with progressive frequency.

* Jonathan Mahler: The Tiger Bubble

* Has the Twitter/TechCrunch hacker been arrested in France?

* Could AOL be where Accel and General Catalyst finally park BrightCove? Ashkan Karbasfrooshan, CEO of WatchMojo.com, thinks the Internet company is in search of online video acquisitions:

AOL likely to make more online video acquisitions from TheDeal TV on Vimeo.

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3 Comments

  • > but didn’t notice a provision that apparently would give the SEC approval rights over angel deals.

    Where is this attack on angel investing coming from? Are VCs funding Dodd’s campaign to
    remove competition?

    With angels forming groups and more and more “super angels” one wonders if that’s what is
    going on?

    There’s a story here…

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