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Bubble 2.0 watch: Mowser withers away, founder seeks ‘real job’ (CNET)
The site's founder wrote that his small start-up, which "translated" Web sites for mobile phone browsers, simply couldn't stay afloat and will likely close soon.
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Powerful Web 2.0 based mapping resource offers one stop shop for … - LBS-zone.com (press release)

Powerful Web 2.0 based mapping resource offers one stop shop for ...
LBS-zone.com (press release), MD - 15 Apr 2008
Established in 1995 in Toronto, Canada, Northport Systems, Inc. now supplies PC, PDA and Web 2.0-based navigation and mapping software products to over 130 ...
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Webfuser 2.0 Extends Web Software Development to Non-Programmers - Biloxi Sun Herald

Webfuser 2.0 Extends Web Software Development to Non-Programmers
Biloxi Sun Herald,  USA - 15 Apr 2008
Inuvia Technologies today announced the release of the second generation of its Webfuser web development platform for non-developers. Webfuser 2.0 is ...
[email this story] Posted by Robert Ouellette on 04/15
Study shows high demand for wireless skills from IT managers - Inquirer.net

Study shows high demand for wireless skills from IT managers
Inquirer.net, Philippines - 15 Apr 2008
"Other skills expected to grow in importance in the next five years include web-based technologies (such as Web 2.0, service oriented architecture, ...
[email this story] Posted by Robert Ouellette on 04/14
Farecast sold in $75 million deal: media (eyefortravel.com)
Travel search site Farecast has reportedly been sold in a deal that values the company at more than $75 million. According to seattlepi.nwsource.com , the development was attributed to a source with knowledge of the situation.
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Government 2.0 presents global opportunity - FCW.com

Government 2.0 presents global opportunity
FCW.com, VA - 14 hours ago
"It is Government 2.0, not 'Web 2.0,'" said John Sullivan, the United Kingdom's chief information officer, at a panel discussion involving the United States ...
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Nothing venture capitalised, nothing gained - Times Online

Nothing venture capitalised, nothing gained
Times Online, UK - 17 hours ago
At its core, venture capital is a pretty simple business model: VC investor puts money into a start-up business that's very risky but holds the promise of a ...
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RiverVest closes second venture capital fund on $75m - AltAssets

RiverVest closes second venture capital fund on $75m
AltAssets - 19 hours ago
St Louis, Missouri-headquartered life sciences venture capital firm RiverVest Venture Partners has closed its second fund, RiverVest Venture Fund II, ...
Billion Dollar Venture Capital Firms to Receive Government Small ... Market Wire (press release)
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New Enterprise Forum Hosts Interactive Discussion of Web 2.0 Technologies and Associated New Busines
New Enterprise Forum will host Americas Next Top Business Model, a discussion of Web 2.0 business models, their potential, and impact. The event takes place at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 17, at the Holiday Inn North Campus, 3600 Plymouth Road in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
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Venture capitalist bullish on IT in Atlantic Canada - Telegraph-Journal

Venture capitalist bullish on IT in Atlantic Canada
Telegraph-Journal, Canada - 14 Apr 2008
Segal, now a partner with JL Albright Venture Partners, a Toronto-based venture capital firm, is coming to New Brunswick today to talk to technology ...
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Business Column: Venture capital might be an option - Times Herald-Record

Business Column: Venture capital might be an option
Times Herald-Record, NY - Apr 13, 2008
In assessing options for financing a new small business, many entrepreneurs look to venture capital. This approach can benefit a relatively unproven ...
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Transol Acquires 70% Interest In Quick Links To Establish JV Company - Quick Facts (Nasdaq)
(RTTNews) - Transol Corp. Ltd. (TASLF.PK) announced that it has signed term sheet with Quick Links Pty Ltd. to establish Joint Venture company for commercialization of Qucik-links Enterprise Web 2.0 e-Learning, collaboration and Community software platform or QL software in Australia and New Zealand.
[email this story] Posted by Robert Ouellette on 04/13
Reducing Financial Risk for New Technologies - RedOrbit

Reducing Financial Risk for New Technologies
RedOrbit, TX - 15 hours ago
The second stage moves the technology to the venture capital world. Success here depends in large part on the mood of the initial public offering (IPO) ...
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Venture capital has 'better' year - Scotsman

Venture capital has 'better' year
Scotsman, United Kingdom - Apr 11, 2008
THE Association of Investment Companies yesterday said fundraising was better than expected for the venture capital trust (VCT) sector in 2007/08. ...
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6 Questions: One-on-One with Dr. Tim McTiernan, Ph.D., executive … - CanadianBusiness.com

6 Questions: One-on-One with Dr. Tim McTiernan, Ph.D., executive ...
CanadianBusiness.com, Canada - 19 hours ago
They?ve put a fair bit of money into building pools of venture capital that will be available for early stage investment. There?s also money available to ...
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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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