Pre-Marketing 10.27.10

October 27, 2010, 3:21 PM UTC

Lucy, Santa Fe

* Eric Schmidt’s creepiest TV moments

* Barbara Kiviat: The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is not the same thing as American business

* Hey buyout pros: OPI Products is on the block. If you buy it, your daughters can meet Justin Beiber.

* Morning Call: U.S. futures point lower, London falls early, European shares climb and the Nikkei gains.

* Disuptor in the Valley: Profile of Paul Graham

* European buyouts approach boomtime prices

* New research contradicts all that talk about a seed-investing boom

* Alexia Tsotsis: Does using Yahoo Mail lower your credit score?

* Bumpy road forces infrastructure investor Macquarie to shift focus

* Today in innovation: Kimberly-Clark (KMB) introduces “tubeless” toilet paper

* Private equity isn’t done with banks: J.C. Flowers gets a toehold in New Jersey

* Drew Neisser: Can Boston become the Silicon Valley of marketing?

* Connie Loizos: The smartest thing Ubercab may have done was not asking for permission from San Francisco officials.

* Tweet of the Day: @salsop Microsoft’s advantage in smartphones: “Last Mover Advantage”

* Tweet of the Day II: @LewisGersh: Q: “Why won’t you (Glenn Hutchins) be the businessman the White House needs?” A: “I’m not interested in a demotion” #QCC

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