peHUB Second Opinion 4.5.13

Jeff Bezos invests in Business Insider.

Outgoing HP chairman Ray Lane takes a beating.

A new study shows directors face little accountability, even when a company’s performance is lousy.

A sneak peek at the new R-series Blackberry smartphone.

The story of a failed startup and a founder driven to suicide.

Crowdfunding: Where things stand one year later.

Why VCs should stop blaming the disappearance of the  “Four Horsemen,” a quartet of boutique investment banks that underwrote most offerings before and after the bust.

Vanity Fair does its own piece on Amy Andersen, Silicon Valley matchmaker. (If you missed ours a few weeks ago, it’s here.)

In advance of the show’s Sunday season premiere, A “Mad Men” fashion preview. (WE. CAN. NOT. WAIT.)


Photo: Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos holds up the new Kindle Fire at a news conference during the launch of Amazon’s new tablets in New York, September 28, 2011. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton