Daily Archives: January 4, 2008

Richard Waters

Things may never return to bubble-era levels. But as this chart (from data released by Dow Jones VentureSource) shows, there is something of a boom underway in cashing out VC investments.

Last year, the amount raised from IPOs jumped by 80 per cent to $6.7bn. The number of deals grew by a third and the average amount raised ballooned as Wall Street threw money at young tech companies. Read more >>

Richard Waters

Monty_python_and_the_holy_grail_4  The arrival of a former airline executive to run leading Linux distributor Red Hat looks like a sign of the times.

Matthew Szulik, who held the CEO job for nearly a decade, was a warrior of the software holy wars, a man with a strong philosophical belief in the importance of the GPL and a clear distate for proprietary software and the business tactics often used to entrench it. Read more >>

Chris Nuttall

Wirelesshd HDMI has helped to reduce the clutter of connecting cables around the television and WirelessHD may remove them entirely now it is finally getting off the ground.

Its "special interest group" consortium – led by LG, NEC, Panasonic, Samsung, Sony and Toshiba – has just announced Version 1.0 of its wireless specification for high-definition baseband video transmission. Read more >>