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image thumb141 UnboundID gets $2m Funding from Silverton Partners…

Silverton Partners, have just financed $2m, to a Texas based identity management software development firm UnboundID.

The company said that it will use the money to develop additional products and for market expansion efforts for a new class of identity management technology, which the company plans to launch in early 2009.

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geoeye dc Watch Tuesday’s Presidential Ceremony – With a Touch of “Space”

Yet again technology proves to be worthy enough of getting us all connected. Who would have thought that you can view satellite imagery live on your browsers even 10-15 years ago. 

GeoEye-1, also referred to a the Google Satellite(Google has a deal to use its pictures for its Google Maps and Google Earth products), will be covering the election inauguration campaign on Tuesday live, being the only media coverage source with a perspective from Space.

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fuego nationa Fuego Nation – The Social Network with A Difference…

Well what can we say, the web is filled with thousands of social networks, but interestingly no such social network to my knowledge was particularly made to signify people passions. Well Fuego Nation, a new social network, was made specifically based on that notion. The site today opened up to a private beta launch as well.

The site is all about the things in your life you care about most or find most inspirational. It’s about showing people what you’re passionate about, discovering others’ interests, and connecting with them. Unlike other social networking sites, the site uses rich media and active user interaction techniques such when you discover people you click on the arrows for a photo carousel. If you see a photo of someone interesting, you click on it. The photo flips around and shows you a card that the person has filled out about their passion.

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support IT Venture investments in Q4, termed as “WORST”

The world is going through tough times, and as a result we see that brilliant ideas amongst technology are being holded back due to a 40 percent down in investments to around $2.18 billion in the fourth quarter of 2008, its worst level in a decade reported by VentureSource.

Many VC are already pulling out their funding from tech startups, giving no hope to future pioneers of the world.

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image thumb132 Get Gaming Widgets for Your Site   HeyZap \

We all love games, and specially the online gaming industry has boomed in the past year. But still there are many of us looking for playing casual games. And what better way for you to get traffic than putting games onto your website. Heyzap, a  new gaming startup enables you to put game widgets on to your site.

At a click of a button you “Gamify” a game to get the embeddable code and Walla, and I particularly believe that this is a good way for developers to reach a far wider audience as we all now how widgets spread like toxic on the web.

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Rent Your College Books – BookSwim…

image thumb131 Rent Your College Books – BookSwim…

BookSwim, considered as the Netflix/Blockbuster for books, has launched a new feature today on within its service, Rent College Books.

Many of us might be starting a new semester this year, probably looking for new books but not wanting to keep them fro long term. Now your worries are solved via renting them either for a month or a full semester.

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German Tech Blog Gets Sold for $62,330…

basicthinking German Tech Blog Gets Sold for $62,330…

 

Basic Thinking, considered as the techcrunch of Germany, went on an auction early this January and today has been bought by  Serverloft, a German supplier of “professional root servers” with headquarters near Cologne, Germany, for €46,902 ($62,300 USD).

If we look through some Centernetworks reports about the tech site, it had 25,000 RSS subscribers and “a good deal of commenting activity which shows an active community.”

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 Windows 7 Beefs up Security by Partnering Early…

We all know that the main reason behind Vista’s downfall was its non-compatibility with applications and many driver related problems. That could be a sign of under noticing the fact to partner up with companies pre-beforehand the official release of its OS. But this time Microsoft is looking forward to take care of those issues, by partnering up with security firms including Symantec, Kaspersky, AVG etc.

I saw this feature within my copy copy of Windows 7 within the New “Action Centre” alerting me that I didn’t have any security software installed, then eventually taking me to page on Microsoft’s Web site with links to Windows 7-compatible security software. 

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NPD Group icon qjgenth Recession? What Recession Signifies the Gaming Industry…

The NPD group has just released latest figures portraying a 9 percent growth in sales, year-over-year. According to the report, sales surpassed $5.29 billion in December, totaling a hefty $21.33 billion, 19 percent from the $17.97 billion recorded in 2007.

The report mentioned that video games were up 81.8 percent over November’s $2.91 billion, and no surprise here that Nintendo, which sold 2.15 million Wii consoles and 3.04 million DS handhelds, lead the industry again. Microsoft moved 1.44 million Xbox 360s, and Sony, once again, lagged behind, selling just 726,000 PlayStation 3s, 410,000 PS2s, and 1.02 million PSPs.

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