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Without further ado, here are your reading assignments this week:
Jerry Guo–‘The Guost’–blurred ethical lines as a globe-trotting journalist, then scooped local startup Ignighter’s secrets by posing as a reporter to get intel for his own company, Grouper. How the former Newsweek intern went from the bottom of the masthead straight to the bank without getting caught–until now. The first story in the saga that ended with Mr. Guo leaving Grouper.
Supplemental reading: Around the World With Jerry Guo [SLIDESHOW]
Extra credit! What could Guo wrong? Read all our Jerry Guo stories here.
Things are getting heated over the proposed tech campus the Oct. 28 deadline approaches. Scuttlebutt has Stanford as the frontrunner and Roosevelt Island as the likely site, agitating neighborhood advocates, schools such as Cornell and NYU that want in, as well as investor Fred Wilson, who told Betabeat choosing Stanford would be “downright anti-N.Y.C.” and “a massive slap in the face.”
For Seamless, the MenuPages acquisition is the latest in a string of aggressive moves spurred by fierce competition in an increasingly-heated market with GrubHub hot on its tail. Here’s how, why, when and for how much the deal went down.
MILK AND COOKIES:
–PIMCO Now for Sale on SecondMarket (March 16, 2011)
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