Stories for Oct. 18, 2008

Rang De’s mission is to ensure that people from low-income households gain access to affordable microcredit for businesses and education. Through the RangDe.Org portal, individuals can lend as little as Rs. 1000 ($20) to businesses in Indian villages and semi-urban areas. Since Jan. 26, 2008, Rang […] Read more »

Stories for Oct. 17, 2008

During the third quarter venture firms invested $7.13 billion in 907 deals, a drop of 9 percent in dollars and 8 percent in deals compared to the same period a year ago, according to the report from PricewaterhouseCoopers and the National Venture Capital Association, and based on data provided by Thomson Reuters. Read more »

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Apple may not have broken the $900 mark with the new line of laptops they unveiled at Tuesday’s event, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get a never-before-used Mac at that price. As long as you’re willing to bury your head in the sand and pretend […] Read more »

Shutdown: Mygazines, a web site that allowed folks to share digital copies of magazines, has shut down. It was sued by magazine publishers and later settled. It was a bad idea to begin with, no surprise it is gone. (Folio) Shutdown: Skyrider, a P2P software company, […] Read more »

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Google spent just $452 million on equipment for its data centers, networks and other infrastructure in the third quarter, the lowest level since the first quarter of 2006, when Google spent $345 million. Read more »

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I believe that there are two types of email users in the world – Filers and Finders. Sure, these categories can apply to us in a lot of areas but I see this polarization most frequently with how we use and store our email. Because we […] Read more »

Layoffs are hitting all over the tech industry, and online video startups are taking it on the chin too. We already wrote about Seesmic’s two rounds of layoffs, and now we find out that men’s-oriented video portal Heavy dropped 14 percent of its staff today. New […] Read more »

In the near-constant battle between form and function, mobile phones hit a point where they could shrink no more. But with the launch of touch screen devices and voice interfaces to bring out the power in those mini-computers, they are now hitting new usability highs. I […] Read more »

For the first time in Apple’s history, the recent incarnation of consumer and professional laptops are starting to show signs of being part of the same family. While the MacBook has seen arguably the most impressive bump in terms of comparison to its original feature set, […] Read more »

Adura Technologies announced yesterday that it has raised $5 million Series A round of funding for its wireless lighting management systems. VantagePoint Venture Partners led the round, which also included Claremont Creek Ventures. Read more »

When I was working on post-debate vid picks yesterday morning, Gannes really wanted me to find a video just of McCain rolling his eyes, but I couldn’t find anything quite right. Until, of course, later in the afternoon — when some enterprising masher-upper gave McCain the […] Read more »

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