peHUB Second Opinion 10.26

Microsoft opens a store in Time Square and draws massive crowds.

Are the Samsung commercial’s true? Samsung ships twice as many smartphones in Q3 as Apple.

Citi fires Internet analyst Mark Mahaney because one of his junior associates leaked nonpublic info about the Facebook IPO.

Felix Salmon explained why analysts get fired for talking to reporters.

U.S. Postal inspectors arrested Paul Ceglia for allegedly forging records in his attempt to defraud Facebook and Zuckerberg. Postal inspectors?

Here’s Meatloaf’s singing “America the Beautiful” during a Romney campaign rally in Ohio.

BlackJet tries to democratize private air travel.

Microsoft Surface tablet buzz starts but excitement for Windows 8 is muted.

Veteran LP’s message to venture capital: Keep shrinking.

Taylor Swift’s break up with Conor Kennedy may mean another hit in the making. 

Its time to start freaking out about Snowicane Sandy.

Photo courtesy of REUTERS/Ralph Orlowski