Pre-Marketing 10.28.10

October 28, 2010, 3:01 PM UTC

* Jeremy Gantham: Night of the living Fed

* Google exec: Android was “best deal ever”

* Forget American Idol. Try Softbank CEO School.

* Morning Call: U.S. futures point higher, London rises early, European shares rebound and the Nikkei hits a 6-week closing low.

* Is ISS about to be re-LBOed?

* Paul Tudor Jones’ latest investor letter

* Study: Silicon Valley VC confidence is slowly rising

* PayPal’s Max Levchin on the rise of angels… and the fall of innovation

* Foundry Group (temporarily) drops Mad Men motif for something more seasonal

* The SEC nails former San Diego officials for intentionally underfunding pension obligations

* Phenomix’s failure is a big loss for VCs, and perhaps an even bigger loss for diabetes research

* Ross Levinsohn joins Yahoo. Sounds like the final nail in the ComVentures/Velocity/Fuse Capital coffin.

* Justin Fox: What Gretchen Morgenson is (and isn’t) good for

* Be sure to sign up for the Term Sheet emails, a daily dose of news and views on deals and deal-makers

* Christine Heron on joining Intel Capital: “Back in July, the seriously kick-ass Lucy McQuilken reached out to me to see if I would consider working with her and the rest of Mike Buckley’s investment team. I don’t know that Lucy expected me to take her up on the breakfast invitation – I was at First Round Capital, after all – but it is an incredible rarity for a female investment professional to get recruited by another female investment professional. Don’t worry if you don’t get this…just take my word that it’s very cool, and gets your attention.”

* Vinod Khosla speaks earlier this week at Caltech:

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