peHUB Second Opinion 7.24

Everything you could hope to learn about Facebook’s earnings call today. (The upshot: It had good news.)

Google shows off a new tablet.

Google is also about to start providing free Wi-Fi access to numerous parks, recreation centers and plazas across San Francisco.

Three reasons that so-called lean startups fail.

The one mega trend that’s been behind every major Asian economic boom over the past 50 years.

Hanes is buying Maidenform for $575 million.

Carlyle is in talks to buy a German wood processing group.

Private equity hits the books.

Caroline Kennedy will become the next U.S. ambassador to Japan.

Right now, it’s looking like Larry Summers will replace Ben Bernanke as Fed chair, but that could change.

Will little George Alexander Louis be named “Alex” at home? Royal experts think so!

Photo: Hugo Barra, director of Product Management at Android, holds the new Nexus 7 tablet during a Google event at Dogpatch Studio in San Francisco, California, July 24, 2013. Credit: Reuters/Beck Diefenbach