* 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…
* 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: