peHUB Second Opinion 5.24

Witness the fabulous life of Instagram’s “Mr. Wall Street.

Oh, no, another techie reality show on Bravo.

Russia’s leading social network  get puts on an overnight “black list” of sites barred from distributing content inside Russia.

WordPress’s parent Automattic has raised a fresh $50 million, at a valuation of a billion dollars(ish).

Yahoo makes another bid to buy a property: this time it’s Hulu.

Warburg Pincus is reportedly preparing to offload Bausch & Lomb for around $9 billion — twice what it paid for it in 2007.

Pent-up demand is driving auto sales.

Early Twitter adopter Ashton Kutcher now thinks the platform stinks.

Here are two big stories that punched markets in the gut this week.

Jason Sudekis, make up your mind, man.

Photo: A man looks at a computer screen showing logos of Russian social network VKontakte in an office in Moscow May 24, 2013. Russia’s leading online social network was briefly banned on Friday, in a move dismissed as a ”mistake” but which follows intensifying official pressure on the company as President Vladimir Putin consolidates his power. Credit: Reuters/Sergei Karpukhin