peHUB Second Opinion 4.5.13

Amazon CEO Bezos holds up the new Kindle Fire tablet at news conference in New York

Jeff Bezos invests in Business Insider.

Outgoing HP chairman Ray Lane takes a beating.

A new study shows directors face little accountability, even when a company’s performance is lousy.

A sneak peek at the new R-series Blackberry smartphone.

The story of a failed startup and a founder driven to suicide.

Crowdfunding: Where things stand one year later.

Why VCs should stop blaming the disappearance of the  “Four Horsemen,” a quartet of boutique investment banks that underwrote most offerings before and after the bust.

Vanity Fair does its own piece on Amy Andersen, Silicon Valley matchmaker. (If you missed ours a few weeks ago, it’s here.)

In advance of the show’s Sunday season premiere, A “Mad Men” fashion preview. (WE. CAN. NOT. WAIT.)


Photo: Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos holds up the new Kindle Fire at a news conference during the launch of Amazon’s new tablets in New York, September 28, 2011. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton