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Monday News Watch: Don't Mention the Economy, We Might Get Away With it . . .

News Links for Silicon Valley and beyond...

As much as the tech industry would prefer not to mention the economy there are huge problems out there . . .

FDIC Faces Mortgage Mess

Mervyn's Fights to Keep Stores Open

Businesses Pinched by Tighter Lending

Venture Financing Drops for Youngest Companies As Older Ones Suck Up More Cash

Fair Game: Borrowers and Bankers: A Great Divide

Uncomfortable Answers to Questions on the Economy

Wall Street Journal:

Qualcomm, Nokia Head to Court Over Fees

AT&T Profit May Suffer

Taking Control of Digital Lives

“Wi-Fi Squatting” a Crime – By the Victim

New York Times:

In Egypt, a Thirst for Technology and Progress

News Flash From the Cover of Esquire: Paper Magazines Can Be High Tech, Too

Protest Blog Aims at Tribune Boss

Texas Approves a $4.93 Billion Wind-Power Project

Everybody’s Business: Lessons in Love, by Way of Economics


Linus Torvalds on the "four-letter word" called "innovation"

Microsoft's online gamble: Smart bet?

Waterproof tech: Gadgets that like to swim

Nikon nirvana: Which digital single-lens reflex camera?

Breaking taboos in the tech fishbowl

Highbrow social site Spire hits the scene

Mitnick shows how social engineering is done

San Francisco Chronicle:

That's Not So 'Funny' -Online hangouts proving fruitful for prosecutors, who have used damaging photos of defendants to nail them in court.

Venture Funding Declines

California Is The 32nd State For Spam

San Jose Mercury:

Fandango hopes its Movies.com helps sales

IBM, Oracle, SAP sued over server software patents

Yahoo, sought by Microsoft, gets more search traffic

AT&T iPhone customers may have to wait three weeks for device

No iPhones? No problem in Russia and China


Tech Is Boring Me — It's time for me to expand.

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