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Early Apple computer sells for $905K at auction - New Jersey Herald

Early Apple computer sells for $905K at auction
New Jersey Herald
NEW YORK (AP) - A vintage Apple computer that was one of only 50 made in Steve Jobs' garage in 1976 has sold for $905,000 at auction in New York City. Bonhams auction house says the winning bid on Wednesday came from The Henry Ford museum.

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Judge nixes Teresa Giudice’s halfway house bid - New Jersey Herald

Judge nixes Teresa Giudice's halfway house bid
New Jersey Herald
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - A federal judge won't recommend that prison officials allow "Real Housewives of New Jersey" star Teresa Giudice (JOO'-dys) to serve most of her federal prison sentence in a halfway house. A lawyer for Giudice had filed a letter with ...

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B.C. Small Business Month: Celebrate the big in small business - Cloverdale Reporter

B.C. Small Business Month: Celebrate the big in small business
Cloverdale Reporter
This remains among the lowest rates in Canada, and we are committed to lowering the rate by a further 40 per cent. It is also why the BC Jobs Plan includes targeted measures to support small businesses. These measures include: further expanding the ...

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Intuit Unveils Product Breakthroughs at QuickBooks Connect - Rock Hill Herald (press release)

Intuit Unveils Product Breakthroughs at QuickBooks Connect
Rock Hill Herald (press release)
Main stage speakers include business luminaries such as Martha Stewart, founder and Chief Creative Officer of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia; Marc Andreessen, cofounder and partner of Silicon Valley venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz; Earvin ...

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The top 20 US cities for tech startup funding - New Jersey Herald

The top 20 US cities for tech startup funding
New Jersey Herald
About half of that funding went to San Francisco and Silicon Valley, according to the National Venture Capital Association. Here are the top 20 metropolitan areas receiving such funding through Sept. 30, ranked by funding amount. The figures include ...

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Homeland Security cybersecurity investigation reportedly targets Medtronic and … - Minneapolis / S

Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal (blog)

Homeland Security cybersecurity investigation reportedly targets Medtronic and ...
Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal (blog)
Additional unnamed agency officials told Reuters that a Hospira Inc. infusion pump and devices made by Little Canada-based St. Jude and Fridley-based Medtronic are part of the investigation. Officials from Medtronic, St. Jude and Hospira didn't comment ...

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Pence leading jobs mission to Canada to attract business - Princeton Daily Clarion

Pence leading jobs mission to Canada to attract business
Princeton Daily Clarion
During the day-long trip, the Governor will meet with business and government officials, including a venture capital firm considering investment opportunities in Hoosier companies, Skjodt-Barrett Foods, Ontario Prime Minister Kathleen Wynne, U.S ...

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Crowdfunding For Beginners – New Book - Mondaq News Alerts (registration)

Crowdfunding For Beginners – New Book
Mondaq News Alerts (registration)
It is perfect for those who are just wading into the subject and want a simple book that looks at equity and non-equity crowdfunding from a global perspective including the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. I have the privilege of asking ...

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How We Raised $1 Million Without Any Venture Capitalists - Techvibes (blog)

How We Raised $1 Million Without Any Venture Capitalists
Techvibes (blog)
Because we did this without any money from venture capital firms, our founder team still owns and controls over 70% of our company. Given around 90% of .... It's the single largest source of government support for R&D in Canada. After a company invests ...

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Six Questions for Brenda Slomka - Kingstonist

Six Questions for Brenda Slomka
Kingstonist
I want us to consider using the Canadian Index of Well Being to measure our productivity and not just the GDP. And I want to help build a culture of innovation ... Establish a Loyal Venture Capital Development working group – reaching out especially to ...

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Six Questions for Brenda Slomka - Kingstonist

Six Questions for Brenda Slomka
Kingstonist
I want us to consider using the Canadian Index of Well Being to measure our productivity and not just the GDP. And I want to help build a culture of innovation ... Establish a Loyal Venture Capital Development working group – reaching out especially to ...

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Blackstone forms Onyx Renewable Partners - Thomson Reuters’ peHUB (press release)

Blackstone forms Onyx Renewable Partners
Thomson Reuters' peHUB (press release)
With this expertise, the team has built an extensive portfolio of solar projects for Solops, achieving a significant position in markets across the United States and Canada and creating substantial value for investors. Over the past three years, the ...

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CrowdCare raises another $3.5 mln - Thomson Reuters’ peHUB (press release)

CrowdCare raises another $3.5 mln
Thomson Reuters' peHUB (press release)
CrowdCare Corp. said Tuesday it has raised an additional $3.5 million led by Extreme Venture Partners. Mantella Ventures Partners, an existing investor, also participated. Toronto-based CrowdCare provides the Wysdom app which aims to help customers ...

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Morning Agenda: IBM’s Ugly Truth - New York Times

Morning Agenda: IBM's Ugly Truth
New York Times
Canadian Pacific Railway and CSX Call Off Merger Talks | Merger talks between the Canadian Pacific Railway and the CSX Corporation have ended, stifling an effort to create a $60 billion giant during a boom time for the railroad industry. DealBook ».

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CSA Releases Final Amendments To NI 31-103 – Changes Will Impact Exempt … - Mondaq News Alerts (

CSA Releases Final Amendments To NI 31-103 – Changes Will Impact Exempt ...
Mondaq News Alerts (registration)
The amendments will not have a significant impact on non-Canadian firms that rely exclusively on registration exemptions, such as the international dealer exemption, international adviser exemption or non-resident investment fund manager exemption ...

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The Canadian-born, U.S.-headquartered MDC Partners has acquired a majority stake in Capital C and Kenna, two Toronto-area agencies.

GigPark announced on August 24th, that they had been purchased by the Yellow Pages. Hey Noah, congratulations to you and the team there.

The Ontario government is doing something truly unique and laudable says John Albright of JLA Ventures. Last week Ontario's Ministry of Research and Innovation announced a new $205-million fund to help stimulate the province's early-stage ventures.

According to a University of Laval Professor, Canada's Labour Sponsor Funds kill innovation rather than create it. Read the press release here.

MediaScrape lands new venture round of $3.2 million. Chris Dingle has been appointed President and Chief Technology Officer. Mr. Dingle was the founding CTO of 24/7 Real Media which sold recently to WPP for $637 million.

University Technologies International (UTI) - IGNITE - announces the closing of two first-round financings for two IGNITE companies, Profero Energy Inc. and Circle Cardiovascular Imaging Inc.

Kleer Inc. based in California but with a plant in Ottawa landed a $28 million round for its wireless audio product development.

The Ottawa Citizen ran this story a few days ago. We've been saying this for years now. When will the public sector make it easier for investment in the province's tech sector?

Rick Nathan of the Canadian Venture Capital Association has an optimistic view of the current credit crunch.

MSBi Capital announces the addition of two new partners François Gauvin and John Elton.

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