peHUB Second Opinion 6.12

Private equity goes on a beer run.

UBS loses a private equity exec.

Stephen Hester, chief of the Royal Bank of Scotland, is stepping down in a surprise departure.

Wall Street is obsessed with Snapchat.

MySpace is back with a whole new look.

Yahoo buys mobile photography app maker GhostBird.

TechStars NY suddenly parts ways with its new managing director, right before its Demo Day.

Venture capitalist Mark Suster on why you should give before you get.

Government and security officials in parts of Asia are starting to freak out over this NSA business.

The 10 most powerful militaries in the world.

Behind Kanye’s mask. (Sorry, but that’s really the title of the article, which is an interesting article!)

Photo: A statement by Hong Kong online media ”In Media Hong Kong” supporting Edward Snowden, a contractor at the National Security Agency (NSA), is displayed alongside a petition to ”Pardon Edward Snowden” on a White House website, on a computer screen in Hong Kong in this June 12, 2013 illustration photo.

Credit: Reuters/Bobby Yip