peHUB Second Opinion 5.1

Facebook posted first quarter earnings that missed expectations slightly but beat revenue expectations.

Apollo Global Management is reportedly close to securing at least $5 billion for its latest fund.

Proof that money does, in fact, buy happiness.

Gulp. Forensic proof that after starving American settlers ate horses, then cats and dogs, then boots and bits of leather, they ate each other.

A New Yorker’s (very good) round-up on what life is like in other cities, if moving is absolutely necessary.

The Chinese way of doing in business: In cash we trust.

A rather grand look at Betaworks.

Peter Thiel: Twitter will outlast the New York Times.

FBI: New suspects in bombing case disposed of evidence to help Tsarnaev “avoid trouble.”

How Jon Hamm became America’s sexiest comedy nerd.

Photo: The sun rises behind the entrance sign to Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park before the company’s IPO launch, May 18, 2012. Credit: Reuters/Beck Diefenbach