Second Opinion 9.13

It’s tough to be a billionaire. Larry Page and Sergey Brin will have to pay more to gas up their private planes. Google will no longer be able to buy fuel at a steep discount from the Pentagon.

Members of the Draper venture capital dynasty have decidedly different opinions about bitcoin.

Up market. Intel helped the S&P register its best weekly gain two months.

Twitter has given stock grants to some key employees over the past few weeks to retain talent following its highly anticipated IPO.

The folks at Fee-Source want to see more transparency with management fees. Good luck with that.

Go figure. Retail sales and consumer confidence show a soft economy, but a measure of future U.S. economic growth has hit its highest point in more than three years.

Here come the tiny drones!

How Zynga went from gaming “powerhouse to has-been,” courtesy of Ars Technica.

Phone porn: CNET reviews “9 exciting smartphones” coming to a store near you.

The Obama team said it hasn’t picked Larry Summers to be Fed chief … yet.

In pop culture news …

OMG! OMG! Miley Cyrus is now brunette.

Sara Gilbert said she knew she was gay after making out with Big Bang’s Johnny Galecki

Video of Tom Brady’s sideline tantrum over his receivers.

Anybody remember Barry Bonds? An appeals court has upheld his conviction for obstruction of justice.

The nut gentleman who tried to fly over the Atlantic in a boat suspended from more than 300 helium balloons has been rescued.

Photo: A Shepherd-MIL Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) is seen during the Defence Security Equipment International (DSEI) arms fair at ExCel in London September 10, 2013. Credit: Reuters/Stefan Wermuth