Hacker holds alleged Romney tax returns ransom for $1M in Bitcoins

Ready for the most outlandish story of your morning? Here we go. Today, a hacker allegedly stole Mitt Romney’s tax returns, is demanding $1 million in Bitcoins for silence, and sent a USB drive and letter to the GOP and Democratic party offices in Williamson County, Tennessee as proof.

Venture Capital deals drop across the board, clean tech hit

Venture Capital deals in the third quarter of 2011 dropped 12 percent in dollars invested compared to last quarter. Clean technology and life sciences industries were particularly hard hit, according to a report released today by PricewaterhouseCoopers and the National Venture Capital Association.