Stories for Feb. 13, 2009

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Amid an IPO drought and the economic downturn, one investor believes that the venture industry should take the amount of money it puts into startups each year and slash it by nearly half, to between $15 billion and $20 billion. That’s compared to the recent annual […] Read more »

We’d like to say thanks to this month’s Earth2Tech sponsors: Download The Green IT Guide and Toolkit for Sustainable Businesses Read more »

We’d like to thank this month’s GigaOM sponsors: Concentric: Hosted IT Solutions from Concentric PEER1: Fully Scalable Hosting Solutions  Read more »

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I am a total geek.  In large part because of the work I do here but also because I am a total geek I have accounts with three different phone carriers.  I have the iPhone on AT&T, the G1 Android on T-Mobile, and until today I […] Read more »

Not to be outdone by Google and Microsoft — both of which vaulted into the high-tech power management mix this week — IBM unveiled a new service today for cutting businesses’ emissions and energy use. Where the Googlers and ‘Softies are concentrating on home electricity use, […] Read more »

We’d like to say thanks to this month’s WebWorkerDaily sponsors: BrainKeeper: Collaboration that works FreshBooks: Online Invoicing for freelancers Read more »

Facebook says it has 175 million active users, who spend about 3 billion minutes a day on the day. Each user has 120 friends. Funny – the world is such a friendly little place and yet we’re all killing each other. (Facebook) Twitter has raised $35 […] Read more »

UPDATE: Dan Rayburn has updated information from Move about the layoffs. From his updated post: I’ve now heard back from Move Networks and can confirm that CEO John Edwards is still the CEO of the company. In addition, John has now been named executive chairman of […] Read more »

Times are tough, we all know that. We also know that there are always opportunities to be had, and that companies that survive this downturn will emerge stronger than ever. But in reading “Business Opportunities Abound, Even in Bad Times” in the NY Times, I was […] Read more »

A few Palm Pre news bits hit this week. Instead of offering them up in slices, here’s the whole pie. There’s definitely some attractive features that have me leaning towards the Pre when my AT&T contract is up in June. Palm’s Application Store won’t be the […] Read more »

We here at TheAppleBlog have posted a fair bit about Smule and their iPhone/iPod touch applications. Their apps are a bit off the wall (which seems like a winner in the App Store), but pack a lot of potential under the hood (as I indicated here). […] Read more »

Automakers around the world may be feeling the pain of the global credit crunch, but some big car companies and their suppliers are expressing confidence in the future of hybrid and electric vehicles. French auto parts maker Valeo said today it’s teaming up with fellow French […] Read more »

Back in November I was quite impressed with Flypaper, a Windows application that lets you create, manage and reuse Flash content. With version 2.0 the Flypaper team brings many enhancements to an already-strong product. The interface isn’t radically different but there are usability tweaks. It’s now […] Read more »

Next week, while most Americans are lounging about in honor of President’s Day, the people responsible for your mobile phones, netbooks and cellular networks will converge on Barcelona for the Mobile World Congress trade show. Check back on Monday for clues as to what type of […] Read more »

MoTR 162 is 27 minutes long and is a 24.7 MB file in MP3 format. CLICK HERE to download the file and listen directly. HOSTS: James Kendrick (Houston), Matthew Miller (Seattle) and Kevin C. Tofel (Philadelphia) TOPICS: Matt has his own economic stimulus plan Amazon Kindle […] Read more »

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