peHUB Second Opinion 10.24

Phil Schiller, Apple’s marketing wizard, defends the iPad mini’s high price tag.

Microsoft’s Surface is both brilliant and a puzzling piece of technology, Wired says.

Zynga reports a third quarter loss.

“Best. Cameraphone. Ever.” And other sh*t android users say. 

U.S. DOJ sues BofA for allegedly selling thousands of toxic mortgage loans to Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac and causing taxpayers more than $1 bln in losses.

Rajat Gupta, the ex-Goldman Sachs director, was sentenced to two years in prison.

Salesforce is laying off Radian6 and Buddy Media employees and execs.

How dividend recaps work.

Yelp  has acquired Qype, its European rival, for $50 million.

The approval rating of the Congress has dramatically improved. Now only 4 out of 5 people despite it.

Oh no! The Tampa Bay Mystery Monkey has been caught.

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