peHUB Second Opinion 7.2

Getting to know Don Mattrick, Zynga’s new CEO, who will be paid 95 percent in stock.

Good old email is still crushing Twitter and Facebook when it comes to getting people to shop online.

Why the bitcoin gold rush is likely to happen in Europe, not the U.S.

Homebrew, a new venture firm cofounded by Hunter Walk, closes its debut fund with $35 million.

The founding family of American Greetings has raised its offer to take the company private.

Carl Icahn’s first tweet cost him about $2,000.

Carlyle weighs an IPO of CommScope, the telecommunications equipment company it took private less than three years ago.

Private equity-backed textbook publisher Cengage files for bankruptcy.

Dubious claim of the day: Silicon Valley’s place as the center of tech innovation is in danger because Silicon Valley is dullsville.

Harsh reminder of the day: The American way of birth is still the costliest in the world.

Visual treat of the day: A dog sleeping with kittens!

Photo: A general view of the lobby outside of the Carlyle Group offices in Washington, May 3, 2012. Credit: Reuters/Jonathan Ernst