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Silicon Valley Mafia Not Amused By This Carl Icahn Guy

We all know that Carl Icahn can handle himself on the rough-and-tumble schoolyards of Queens. But he might want to think twice before strolling among the well-manicured lawns of Sunnyvale after dark after his unkind remarks about Valley Godfather Marc Andreessen and his associates at eBay. Read more »

Carl Icahn thinks that eBay should spin off PayPal, and to prove it, he said a couple of eBay’s more prominent directors have more conflicts of interest than he has years. What he didn’t know is that one of them, Netscape founder and Silicon Valley legend Marc Andreessen, has a fool-proof system for avoiding such delicate situations: Whenever one of the seven boards of directors on which he serves starts talking about an area in which he has an interest—presumably all of them—he just closes his eyes and puts his headphones on and, presto, no conflict of interest. Read more »

As you may have heard, Lenny Dykstra is currently sitting in jail on bankruptcy fraud charges. The man once named investor of the century by Jim Cramer could prepare for his upcoming trial in the company of wherever he’s crashing these days but no one has stepped up to the plate to cover the cash portion of his bail, $50,000 in cash (the collateral of $500,000 to secure the bond is in the bag). Want to do your part to bust him out? Want to bust him out without anyone knowing you helped (no names: Jim). Now you can. Read more »