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yahoocontentmatch Yahoo shuts down Content Match, the Google AdSense competitor in Europe

Yahoo Europe is closing down its advertising partnership program which lets users to put specific ads on their websites. Content Match, which is Google AdSense’s competitor, will be shut down by March 31. According to Yahoo:

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autodesklogo thumb Autodesk to fire 10% employees, decreases revenue forecast

Autodesk the drafting and software maker, has announced today that the company will be cutting around 750 jobs. Also the company has lower the revenue forecast for the fourth quarter.

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openkernallabs logo Open Kernal Labs $7.6 million in VC funding

Chicago based embedded virtualization software provider for mobile phones and broadband internet devices, Open Kernal Labs, has raised $7.6 million in a round of funding. The round was led by Chrysalis Ventures and was participated by Citrix Systems along with returning backer Neo Technology Ventures.

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hackintosh thumb Apple to sue Wired for posting a video

Brian Chen, the tech publisher for Wired, has revealed that Apple is suing him because he posted a video which showed how to get Mac OS X running on a Netbook. The video is not available on Wired’s blog anymore. Gizmodo spotted Chen’s Twitter message which says, just found out Apple is suing Wired for my video tutorial on hacking netbooks to run Mac OS X.

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goodbye thumb Sue Decker’s final memo to everyone

So finally Sue Decker hands out the final memo before leaving Yahoo. Decker resigned at the time when Yahoo announced its new CEO, Carol Bartz. Here is the Sue Decker’s final memo:

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unitedsample logo United Sample raises $3 million in Series B

Encino, California based online sample solutions provider for the market research industry, United Sample, has raised $3 million in the second round of funding. The round was led by Greycroft Partners and was participated by retuning backer DFJ Frontier.

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ubicom logo Ubicom grabs $7 million in the fifth round

Sunnyvale, California based communications processor and software solutions provider, Ubicom Inc., has raised $7 million in the Series E. With this round of funding, the total amount raised by the company to date has reached $140 million. The current round was participated by returning backers including August Capital, Mayfield Funds, Levensohn Venture Partners, Lehman Brothers Venture Partners and Investcorp Technology Partners.

According to Ubicom’s CEO, Gangesh Ganesan:

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google layoff thumb Google lays off 100 employees and closes down engineering offices

Google finally joins the list of companies who have laid off their employees. The search engine giant has announced that the company will layoff hundred employees and also close down a number of engineering offices in three countries including U.S., Norway and Sweden. The job cuts will be made from the recruiting department.

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nuriensoftware logo Nurien Software raises $10 million in Series A

Seoul based social networking and online gaming services provider, Nurien Software, has raised $10 million in the first round of funding. The company had earlier raised $15 million in April last year. The current round was participated by returning backers including Northern Light Venture Capital, Globespan Capital Partners, New Enterprise Associates and QiMing Venture Partners.

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questsoftware logo Quest Software acquires MonoSphere

Redwood City, California based MonoSphere Inc. the storage capacity management software, has been acquired by the Quest Software Inc. MonoSphere had earlier raised $38 million in a round of funding. The terms of the current deal were not disclosed. According to the press release: