peHUB Second Opinion 8.5

Am I the only one who is starting to feel like I’m in a Charlton Heston sci-fi flick? First we got the slimy concoction known as Soylent. Now we’re being dished up another gastronomical heresy: stem cell burgers. Call me old fashioned, but I will take the real thing any day of the week and twice on Sunday.

The declining unemployment rate means the Federal Reserve is getting closer to ending QE3, a top Fed official says.

What is it with really, really rich guys and newspapers? First, billionaire Red Sox owner John Henry bought the Boston Globe. Now billionaire Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is buying the Washington Post.

Shocker: Activist investor says shareholders get the short end of the stick when PE firms buy public companies.

It’s a great day to be an Alex Rodriguez hater.

AngelList will put some venture capital firms out of business, says Android’s former product manager.

Reuters reveals yet another U.S. domestic spying program, this one aimed at helping prosecutors nail drug dealers. (Worried about the feds tracking your whereabouts using your cell phone? Try the OFF Pocket.)

OMGPOP wanted another chance at life, but Zynga chose to kill it, TechCrunch reports.

Q2 tablet sales were down nearly 10 percent from the first quarter.

What do you mean you’ve never heard of Jet Man? Catch up on his adventures with this slideshow.

Image credit: Hanni Rutzler, a food researcher from Austria, tastes the world’s first lab-grown beef burger during a launch event in west London, August 5. Photo by Toby Melville, Reuters