peHUB Second Opinion 9.20

In heartwarming Silicon Valley news, Mark Hurd waives his right to 330,117 units of performance-based restricted HP shares and all is made right in the world (at least, between HP and Oracle).

Frank Quattrone isn’t messing around.  Today’s victory? A $1.7 billion sale agreement between client Netezza and IBM. (Already investors expect another bidder to come in with an even higher price.)

Ben Horowitz on the right way to sack your employees.

The stock market may be overvalued by 41 percent.

Why the iPad won’t get smaller.

The Clear airport security system is back, with all the downsides.

What will they say when you are dead?