peHUB First Read

Some links to kick off your Monday…

* It’s been nine months since the credit crunch began. So what have we learned so far about material adverse changes (MACs)?

* This is beginning to become routine: TechCrunch reports on a a pending Web 2.0 acquisition, and Kara Swisher refutes it. Today’s example: Digg.

* Are CDOs really dead?

* The NY Times says it’s tough times for the buyout lords. No, it’s just a slow time. The tough times are yet to come…

* Solar energy companies leave waste behind in China.

* I’ve uploaded some videos from Buyouts East, including The Great Debates, my interview of Carl Icahn and Mark Cecil’s interview of William Clark (NJ State Division of Investments). More to come later today…

* The geek end of the blogosphere is all indignant over Sarah Lacy’s interview with Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, which is being termed as “disaster.” Lacy responds: [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/w/?v=ccLJnICdJGI&eur]