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Some links to kick off your Friday:

* AOL acquisitions: Yesterday Bebo. Tomorrow KickApps?

* Venture capitalist Will Price is switching sides, by agreeing to become CEO of build-your-own widget company Widgetbox. He explains why.

* Vikram Pandit is the $216 million man.

* David Rubenstein says that The Carlyle Group will get past the “hiccup” in his firm’s relationship with Wall Street, caused by the collapse of its mortgage-backed securities fund.

* Are private equity firms dropping out of the Zagats auction?

* An Adobe executive leaves to join Silver Lake’s middle-market fund.

* I’m pretty sure this clip isn’t on the CNBC homepage:[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/w/?v=Jjhrtclvixw]