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The Internet election: how papers are harnessing the Web to cover … - CCNA

The Internet election: how papers are harnessing the Web to cover ...
CCNA, Canada - 20 Oct 2008
Dubbed ?Election 2.0? by editor-in-chief Edward Greenspon, the site was certainly a step forward for new-media journalism. Also worth a special mention: two ...
[email this story] Posted by Robert Ouellette on 10/20
Political parties stick with obsolete campaign strategy in a Web … - Toronto Star

Political parties stick with obsolete campaign strategy in a Web ...
Toronto Star,  Canada - 20 Oct 2008
No similar initiatives occurred in Canada. As a result, while the US electorate gets primary debates sponsored by Facebook and thousands of user-generated ...
[email this story] Posted by Robert Ouellette on 10/19
Venture capital seen tightening up - The Gazette (Montreal)

Venture capital seen tightening up
The Gazette (Montreal), Canada - 17 Oct 2008
... financing - from banks - is difficult and venture capital dispensing crucial seed money has never been abundant in Canada at the best of times. ...
VCs venture the storm, invest $290 mn in second quarter Economic Times
VC investment in India on track despite market meltdown Economic Times
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[email this story] Posted by Robert Ouellette on 10/16
Venture capital fundraising down 5.5% in third quarter - Los Angeles Times

Venture capital fundraising down 5.5% in third quarter
Los Angeles Times, CA - Oct 14, 2008
"The impact of the bubble is still working itself through the system," said Emily Mendell, a spokeswoman for the venture capital association. ...
Venture capital fundraising slows in third quarter Reuters
Venture Capital Fund-Raising Slows in Third Quarter New York Times
Slowdown for Venture Capital World, But Not Quite a Nuclear Winter ... Washington Post
AltAssets - Financial News
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[email this story] Posted by Robert Ouellette on 10/13
Web 2.0: Rest in peace - Los Angeles Times

Web 2.0: Rest in peace
Los Angeles Times, CA - 9 Oct 2008
I didn't come away thinking that the sky is falling or that I have to move to Canada, just that these guys are taking this seriously. ...
[email this story] Posted by Robert Ouellette on 10/09
What Will the Crisis Mean for Venture Capital? - BusinessWeek

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What Will the Crisis Mean for Venture Capital?
BusinessWeek - Oct 8, 2008
And before long, even looking back a decade will indicate that venture capital didn't yield much more than the stock market and other less risky places to ...
The sky is falling: recession warning sounded Computerworld
The tech downturn: How long and how bad? CNET News
VC Tells Startups to Tighten Belts, It's Going to Be a Bumpy Ride eWeek
Wired News - WebProNews
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[email this story] Posted by Robert Ouellette on 10/08
Green technology still a draw - Boston Globe

Green technology still a draw
Boston Globe, United States - 8 hours ago
By Erin Ailworth High energy prices, concerns about global warming, and an influx of venture capital are helping to insulate the state's growing green ...
Why Clean Tech Is Taking Biotech's Shine BusinessWeek
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[email this story] Posted by Robert Ouellette on 10/07
Sunny Day For Solar Start-Up - Forbes

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Sunny Day For Solar Start-Up
Forbes, NY - 13 hours ago
It's another example of how the current debt crisis is affecting all corners of the financial markets, including the niche world of venture capital. ...
Solar Power Panel Maker Solyndra Gets Large Orders Sci-Tech Today
Inside Secretive New Solar-Tech Factory Wired News
California company has new approach to solar San Francisco Chronicle
Investor's Business Daily (subscription) - Wired News
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[email this story] Posted by Robert Ouellette on 10/07
dry spell could hurt tech start-ups - NetworkWorld.com

dry spell could hurt tech start-ups
NetworkWorld.com, MA - 5 hours ago
There were zero venture capital-backed IPOs in the second quarter of 2008, the first time that?s happened in 30 years, according to a report titled ?The ...
[email this story] Posted by Robert Ouellette on 10/06
www.adoptapeacekeeper.com (Canada's Armed Forces Social Networking … - PR-CANADA.net (press re

www.adoptapeacekeeper.com (Canada's Armed Forces Social Networking ...
PR-CANADA.net (press release), Montenegro - 6 Oct 2008
Adoptapeacekeeper.com is a social networking site that is exclusively geared towards Canada's military and has the goal of being the "home away from home" ...
[email this story] Posted by Robert Ouellette on 10/06
Where Are The Profitable VC Funded Web 2.0 Startups? (ReadWriteWeb)
Thanks to all who sent in their stories of gritty entrepreneurs . To those who just copied the standard PR spiel with an opening line about "gritty entrepreneurs", please stop! digg_url = 'http://digg.com/business_finance/Where_Are_The_Profitable_VC_Funded_Web_2_0_Startups';digg_bgcolor = '#ffffff';digg_skin = 'normal'; We will be doing some interviews. Right now we are parsing through ...
[email this story] Posted by Robert Ouellette on 10/04
Building a Profitable Web 2.0 Web Site (TechNewsWorld.com)
Competition for building a profitable Web site is quite fierce. Yet many of us have dreams of a unique concept that will attract viewers, followed soon thereafter by advertisers. I'm not sure what percentage of aspirants succeed in this quest, but I would venture to guess that it's a very low percentage. With the evolution of the Web to the Web 2.0, the task becomes even a bit more challenging.
[email this story] Posted by Robert Ouellette on 10/03
Venture capital slows to a trickle in Ottawa - Ottawa Citizen

Venture capital slows to a trickle in Ottawa
Ottawa Citizen,  Canada - 3 Oct 2008
As a matter of fact, there are more public servants in the national capital region now than ever before in the history of Canada." That's of little comfort ...
[email this story] Posted by Robert Ouellette on 10/02
Venture Capital Exit Crisis Continues in Third Quarter - New York Times

Venture Capital Exit Crisis Continues in Third Quarter
New York Times, United States - Oct 1, 2008
Venture capital is, in some ways, protected from the credit crisis and turmoil in the stock markets because venture investments are long-term ? the life of ...
Venture-Backed IPO Drought Continues in the Third Quarter of 2008 MarketWatch
This year?s IPO market weakest since 1977, and M&As are in the gutter VentureBeat
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[email this story] Posted by Robert Ouellette on 10/01
Cleantech Venture Investment Reaches Record of $2.6 Billion in 3Q08 - Business Wire (press release)

Cleantech Venture Investment Reaches Record of $2.6 Billion in 3Q08
Business Wire (press release), CA - 1 hour ago
Chinese companies raised $111 million in venture capital across seven rounds, accounting for approximately 4 percent of the global total. ...
Clean-tech deals continue to thrive in third quarter San Jose Mercury News
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[email this story] Posted by Robert Ouellette on 10/01
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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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