Miguel Helft / New York Times:
A Kink in Venture Capital's Gold Chain — The high-risk, high-return venture capital business may have turned into all risk and no return. — That, in a nutshell, is the message that a prominent venture firm delivered yesterday to its investors when it told them that it could not continue …
Donna Bogatin / Digital Micro-Markets: Web 2.0 start-up survival: Business plans, revenue models required
Peter Rip / EarlyStageVC: Venture Capital 2.0: It's All A Game
Sadagopan / Sadagopan's weblog …: Is The VC Model Broken?
Stowe Boyd / Message: Traditional VC Model: Broken, or Just Tired?
John Cook / John Cook's Venture Blog: Storm clouds ahead?
John Evans / SYNTAGMA: Has the Bubble Burst for VC Funding Firms?
Warner Crocker / Life On the Wicked Stage: A Dealer Calls in the Venture Capital Game
Fred / A VC:
Is The "Traditional Venture Capital Model" Broken? — According to The New York Times, Sevin Rosen has decided not to raise Fund X (ie their tenth fund) because: … That is an opinion not to be taken lightly. Sevin Rosen is a quality firm with a ton of experience doing venture deals over almost 30 years.
Discussion: Newsome.Org, Clickety Clack, Howard Lindzon and O'Reilly Radar
Junior Hines / Clickety Clack: VC says their model is broken, economists would say that its working perfectly
Paul Kedrosky's Infectious Greed:
Sevin Rosen: Venture Capital is Over — In what will be one of the most talked-about moves in recent venture-capital history, the folks at Sevin Rosen, one of the best-known venture capital firms, say they have decided to return all commitments for what would have been their latest fund.
Discussion: VC Ratings and VC Circle
Andy Abramson / VoIP Watch:
RIM & T-Mobile-Why Does It Have To Be So Hard — When a client calls me and asks to change words in a press release, adjust the time of a briefing or do something that is in their best interest we do everything to make them happy, unless it is something requiring divine intervention (or if the other party just can't change).
Discussion: Skype Journal, Signal to Noise, GigaOM, Alec Saunders .LOG and VoIP Blog
Jim Courtney / Skype Journal: Defining the Support Line between the Carrier and the Mobile Device Vendor
Om Malik / GigaOM: Blackberry on T-Mobile, Not So Good
Google's Click-to-Call Cancelled? — This is one of the stranger messages appearing on the official Google Blog - note the last line of this unsigned post (update: that post has been removed now): — Google Click-to-Call project cancelled — After concientiously considering …
Maximal / Official Google Blog:
Google Click-to-Call project cancelled — After concientiously considering, Google has decided not to continue with Google Click-to-call project. The project has been in the media on last days because of the notice of Google agreement with e-Bay. We finally consider click-to-call agreement …
Discussion: CyberNet Technology News and Search Engine Journal
Loren Baker / Search Engine Journal: Google Blog & Click-to-Call Hoax
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Google Click To Call Cancelled?
Google Click To Call Cancelled?
Discussion: VoIP Blog
Ryan Block / Engadget:
Wii retail details: markup and endcaps — Looks like peoples in the retail industry are getting pretty stoked about the Wiis about to make it into their respective stores. We got our hands on the CompUSA hardware / software markup sheet for Nintendo's new console, as well as some spy pics …
Discussion: Go Nintendo, 4 color rebellion and Kotaku
N Rumas / 4 color rebellion: Wii Retail Spy Info/Pics
David Chartier / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
Leo Laporte wants to rebrand podcasts as 'netcasts' - I agree — If you're a TWiT fan (or a listener of almost any of Leo's other 200 podcasts), you might have heard in the past couple of weeks that he's pushing to change the term 'podcast' to 'netcast.' He's even gone so far as to start using …
Bruce Meyerson / Associated Press:
T-Mobile to Launch Mixed-Signal Phone — NEW YORK (AP) — T-Mobile USA is set to launch by year's end a new breed of mobile phones that can pass live phone calls between cellular and Wi-Fi networks, a top executive told The Associated Press on Friday. — Robert Dotson, chief executive …
Discussion: IP Democracy and VoIP Watch
Cynthia Brumfield / IP Democracy: T-Mobile to Get Aggressive on VoWi-Fi
Andy Abramson / VoIP Watch: T-Mobile VoWiFi — Give props to the AP's Bruce Meyerson …
Kathy Sierra / Creating Passionate Users:
Knocking the exuberance out of employees — In an earlier post I said, "If you asked the head of a company which employee they'd prefer: the perfect team player who doesn't rock the boat or the one who is brave enough to stand up and fight for something rather than accept the watered-down group …
Discussion: larry borsato, thoughtsignals and Harold Jarche
Brian Benzinger / Solution Watch:
Back to School with the Class of Web 2.0: Part 2 — This is part two of the "Back to School with the Class of Web 2.0″ series. In this article, I will cover web-based alternatives to desktop office applications including: word processing, presentations, diagrams, spreadsheets, and more.
Discussion: Zoli's Blog and digg
Zoli Erdos / Zoli's Blog: One is More than Six: Zoho Suite Single Sign-on
Michael / michael parekh on IT:
ON GOOGLE, YOUTUBE AND SEMANTICS — Well, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal and the rest of the media world are now following up on the story that Michael Arrington broke for TechCrunch yesterday, that Google is in talks to acquire YouTube for around $1.6 billion.
Discussion: Incremental Blogger, Gadgetell, Valleywag and Perceptric Forum
Doug Berger / Gadgetell: Google shows interest in buying YouTube
Richard McKinnon / Perceptric Forum: The Last Laugh — Oh, they said, the pundits and soothsayers …
Nick Coleman / Agence France Presse:
Russian music Internet site refuses to buckle to US pressure — MOSCOW (AFP) - A Russian Internet site selling Western pop music at knock-down prices says it will continue its methods even though the United States says it is obstructing Russian accession to the World Trade Organisation.
Discussion: TechCrunch, Techdirt and Paul Thurrott's Internet Nexus
Beltzner / Mozilla Developer News:
Firefox 2 Release Candidate 2 is now available for download — Firefox 2 Release Candidate 2 (RC 2), the latest preview release of the next version of the Firefox browser, is now available for download. Web application developers, our testing community, and users who want to get a sneak peek …
Discussion: CyberNet Technology News, JD on EP and Slashdot
Mike Shields / Mediaweek:
Older Demos Get Social — The old people are crashing the party at social networking sites. Despite conventional wisdom that sites like MySpace are entirely the domain of the young and wireless demographic, the vast majority of users logging on to some of the most popular social networking sites …