Pre-Marketing 3.4.11

March 4, 2011, 5:55 PM UTC

* Academia: Is Carl Icahn good for long-term shareholder value?

* Yuliya Chernova: VC firms lose their grip on Solyndra as its star fades

* Yes, there’s an app for that: You can train to launch a Patriot Missile via iPhone

* Can I get a witness? Goldman Sachs (GS) CEO Lloyd Blankfein may testify in Raj Rajaratnam’s insider trading trial

* Morning Call: U.S. futures point higher ahead of jobs report, London opens strongEuropean shares climb and the Nikkei gains 1%.

* Jeopardy champ Ken Jennings takes questions

* Under-league tables: Tracking potential bank litigation losses

* Scott Soshnick: You’re to blame for the NFL’s labor mess

* Should states stop offer subsidies to filmmakers? I’d think that Chris Dodd would have a rebuttal…

* Bernard Vaughan: SEC compensation rules could affect private equity firms

* General Atlantic  invests in Facebook at a $65 billion valuation. Soon there will be more PE/VC firms with Facebook shares than those without.

* Video of Google’s (GOOG) kick-ass, self-driving car:


* Conan O’Brien offers up a new ad for the iPad 2:

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