First Read

* Hedge fund managers give up.

* 20 professors who devote themselves to notorious companies.

* Corporate life sciences VC firms are on the rise in New England. Xconomy has a list.

* WordPress is coming out with a Facebook plug-in. Given that we’ve got nearly 900 members of our peHUB Facebook group, this is probably something we’ll end up adding. Eric Eldon has more.

* The value of offloaded LBO loans? $30 billion.

* A whole blog devoted to sovereign wealth funds.

* Shasha Dai revisists KKR/Silver Lake’s Avago buyout.

* InTrade opens Sarah Palin withdrawal market.

* Wallstrip on Kraft Foods:[youtube=]