Pre-Marketing 12.28.10

December 28, 2010, 5:36 PM UTC

* Joshua Brown: Top ten finance feuds of 2010

* Henry Blodget: And you think your startup had it rough…

* Peter Lattman: Stock trading in private companies draws scrutiny

* Morning Call: U.S. futures point higher, European shares rise in light volume and the Nikkei skips on China shares.

* Katie Fehrenbacher: Snow day is test day for electric cars

* Urban migration: CityVille now has 25% more players than FarmVille

* RIM consensus, the morning after iPhone was introduced: Apple must be lying

* Did you know that Joe Montana is vice chairman of a bank? Hope it does better than the (now-defunct) venture capital group where he once was a co-founding partner…

* Glenview Capital’s Larry Robbbins compares his investment strategy to Tommy Boy being stuck in a sailboat. It’s unclear who, in this analogy, is the prettiest girl in Sandusky.

* Term Sheet’s daily email newsletter is on a holiday hiatus, but sign up for its return next week

* Tweet of the day: @bazecraze Mom asked me today how to sign up for Twitter. So I told her it was $12.99 a month. Crisis averted.

* Jacob Weisberg on how Obama is losing his war on income inequality: “It is an American peculiarity that rich people want to be thought of as middle class, while those in the middle class identify with the economic interests of an upper class they have only a remote chance of joining.” (relatedDerek Thompson on possible solutions)