Third Trial's The Charm

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Post-yesterday's Free Frank celebrations, the San Jose Merc takes a moment to remind those with short-term memories why his overturned conviction is important:

Quattrone was once one of Silicon Valley's most successful financiers of technology companies during the days when red-hot initial public offerings would routinely double, triple or more in price, netting huge profits for early investors. He managed the IPOs of such well-known companies as Cisco Systems, Netscape Communications and

This means that we've finally come full circle. The guy who did the Netscape IPO is on trial for the third time, Jason Calacanis is running Netscape while Marc Andreesen does a social networking startup and red-hot IPOs are back to doubli--well, not yet. But soon.


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As Dealbreaker historians will recall, 2011 marked our first Dealbreaker NCAA Tournament Challenge. It was inspired by a financial services hack who made the public announcement that he planned to (anonymously) report any colleagues he caught filling out brackets and keeping tabs on their picks during business hours. At the time, we encouraged you all to enter as many pools as were available, making it impossible for him to keep up with the amount of people and their offenses he needed to rat out, and created one to do our part. Is this guy still on the loose? He very well might be but regardless: never forget. To that end, sign up for the Third Annual Dealbreaker NCAA Tournament Challenge today. If you need reason beyond being able to say you won the DBNCAATC, first place will receive dinner for him/herself plus some colleagues and/friends at Peter Luger* and the must-have item of the season, a blue and green Dealbreaker banker bag.