Pre-Marketing 10.21.10

October 21, 2010, 3:24 PM UTC

* The FT identifies finalists in the AlpInvest auction

* Today in financial innovation: British green energy company introduces “EcoBonds”

* Tom Perkins goes against the venture grain: All VCs should be generalists, and a company’s idea is more important than its team

* Morning Call: U.S. futures point higher, London rises early, European shares climb and the Nikkei hits 3-week closing low.

* Yet another attempt to buy The Boston Globe

* Facebook game-makers turn to China for development talent

* Barry Ritholtz: Darwin’s law of maladaptive corporate behavior

* Justin Sugar: Customer development lessons from the lawn-care business

* Data: Private equity firms invested a record amount of equity last quarter

* The Harvard Club of NYC has turned down Elliot Spitzer’s application for membership

* Phin Barnes: How dog-walking troubles informed First Round Capital’s latest investment

* EA buys the publisher of Angry Birds for $20m, but it seems that Angry Birds itself wasn’t part of the deal

* John Carney’s memo to Jamie Dimon and Larry Fink: Mike Bloomberg can’t win the presidency (on the other hand, he could split moderate liberals — particularly in NY — which could hand the race to a Republican nominee)

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