Monsters University, Tony Soprano and Michael Hastings — they all make an appearance in this week’s newsletter, along with Justin Bieber, carmakers, the Rust Belt and last but not the least, Silicon Valley’s real papa, Robert Noyce, who started Intel Corp.

Weekend Plans

It was Structure week for us at GigaOM and as a result I didn’t have enough time to do my usual amount of reading. Nevertheless, here are some of my picks from this week. I hope you get a chance to enjoy them.

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