peHUB First Read

Some links to kick off your Thursday.

* Guy Hands tells EMI staffers “welcome to the future.” Unfortunately, that future wil include unemployment for up to 2,000 of them.

* New money for Facebook.

* Is pay-to-play making a comeback?

* Mike Bloomberg picks Quadrangle, and old pal Steven Rattner, to manage his billions. Let the presidential rumors keep swirling…

* Will Price on prediction markets.

* Dean Kamen says that you get what you celebrate.