Pre-Marketing 2.10.11

February 10, 2011, 5:43 PM UTC

* Not a joke: There is a Fight Club for geeks in Silicon Valley

* Love in a cold climate: KKR makes big concessions as it tries to raise new capital

* Julian Assange loses confidence in the value of his Bank of America (BAC) documents. Pretty sure Colin Barr called this two months ago.

* Morning Call: U.S. futures point lower, London opens lowEuropean shares fall on earnings and the Nikkei slips on profit taking.

* Byron McCann: Three days of angel investing insights

* Richard Teitelbaum: Goldman Sachs (GS) has flunked asset management

* Today in insider trading: Are ETFs being used to hide illegal activity?

* Reprieve? Not everyone wants to let Fannie and Freddie wither on the vine

* Is the “NYSE” acronym going to be a casualty of the (possible) Deutsche Börse merger?

* Dodd-Frank fun: SEC registration could cost private equity around $1 billion in 2011

* Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: A big U.S. private equity firm loses a top executive in Asia

* MG Siegler: The many brilliant layers of Vic Gundotra’s Nokia-exposing, Microsoft-bashing tweet

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* Google and Facebook have held “low-level talks” with Twitter about an acquisition. Wouldn’t the bigger news be if they hadn’t done so? That said, the estimated valuation is between $8 billion and $10 billion.