* Om Malik: When it comes to startups, investors are never the story
* Stephen Gandel: Will Sarah Palin and the Tea Party cause hyper-inflation?
* Goldman Sachs: Capital holding rules at U.S. banks are hurting the economy
* Blackstone Group exec says that Warren Buffett’s criticism of private equity has a self-serving “agenda.”
* Fred Wilson sees storm clouds approaching
* David Tom: Improving cash-on-cash returns
* Next Monday, Facebook will introduce its Gmail killer.
* Kevin Roose: Seeking guidance on Dodd-Frank’s diversity clause
* The future of Instagram will be a big test for the signaling risk theory in seed investing.
* Viacom wants to ditch Rock Band maker Harmonix. Console game publishers shudder.
* Playing Tetris can reduce PTSD flashbacks. Well, unless your original trauma involved geometric puzzles.
* Ever wonder what happened to Arsenio Hall? Looks like he’s pitching online payday loans. Woof, woof woof.
* Tweet of the Day: @paulpierce34: It’s been a pleasure to bring my talents to south beach now on to Memphis
* Tweet of the Day II: @coffeygrinds: Over Heard: Obama was in India yesterday visiting our jobs. tomorrow he is on to China to visit our money.
* Larry Sonsini says more 3Par-like bidding wars are on the way: