Pre-Marketing 10.22.10

October 22, 2010, 2:22 PM UTC

* Alex Salkever: Will the quants invade Sand Hill Road?

* Felix Salmon: Can you ethically invest in unthical companies?

* Sesame Street’s top scribe explains his show’s viral video dominance

* Morning Call: U.S. futures are mixed, London falls early, European shares retreat on G20 caution and the Nikkei inches higher

* Chatroulette is dying, and nobody seems to care

* AIG takes a giant step toward repaying its bailout

* Shira Ovide: Will the jury believe Citi or Guy Hands?

* A new cloud-based service simplifies public record requests

* Yesterday KKR “acquired” Goldman’s New York prop desk. Now it’s bidding for ING’s (ING) global real estate investment unit.

* In semi-related news, Blackstone Group says it’s a “buyer’s market” for hedge funds.

* Study: Sovereign wealth funds are making more investments, but the actual deal sizes are smaller

* Caritas Christi Health Care says it will keep funding its worker pension obligations, even after being acquired by Cerberus.

* In case you were wondering: Millionaires have no time for Facebook

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* Tweet of the Day: @fredwilson thinking about the Who To Follow recommendations I don’t click on. there’s plenty of signal in that non action.

* Austan Goolsbee and Douglas Holtz-Eakin duke it out via whiteboards:[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=skDxGUA-UiQ]

* President Obama last night stopped by the home of Google’s Marissa Mayer for a $30k-per head dinner (she was kinda excited). Here’s some video of the sidewalk scene:

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