peHUB Second Opinion 8.13

Elon Musk, the serial entrepreneur behind Tesla Motors and SpaceX, wants to build a hyperloop conveyance to transport people from San Francisco to LA in 30 minutes. Cool! Reminds me of something I’ve seen on “Futurama.” Seriously, I’m confused. Not about why he wants to do that. We all get Musk is an original thinker and entrepreneur. But I thought he didn’t have time for such notions, as Business Insider reports. Mike Isaac from allthingsD also has something to say about it, too.

A couple of links from Forbes contributor Rob Asghar: Why most business are anti-social in the social media era, and a conversation with Brian Solis.

Ma and pa private equity pros? Yes, according to a Barron’s report.

Former peHUB and VCJ contributor Erin Griffith reports that it’s time to kill the demo day and replace it with a one-year reunion. Fred Wilson chimes in on the PandoDaily story, too.

Speaking of Fred Wilson, he has some musings about Android and iOS.

The Justice Department says hold on to the planned American Airlines-US Airways Group merger. Sure. Why shouldn’t the airlines be made to wait for liftoff just like us passengers? But more than that, the JD has some valid concerns.

We’re spending more.

Happy Aug. 13, everyone. I was born on the 13th and married on the 13th, so I’ve never had triskaidekaphobia. But Simon Cowell suffers from it. Do you?

Who’s going to win the Super Bowl in 2014? My money is on the 49ers. I’m not the only one to think so.

Who doesn’t love a good mugshot? You can do a search by name at, and if you’re on the site, then you have some explainin’ to do, buddy.

Photo: Tesla CEO Elon Musk celebrates at his company’s factory in Fremont, Calif., in June 2012, as the car company began delivering its Model S electric sedan. REUTERS/Noah Berger