Here’s the latest (non-f8 related) action:
Startups create thousands of new jobs — The startup community generated about 4,400 new jobs a month during the first quarter of 2010, making it one of the fastest growing sectors in the employment market, according to the National Venture Capital Association.
Android on the iPhone — Planetbeing, a member of the iPhone development team said today that he successfully installed the Android operating software on an iPhone. And he has the video to prove it:
Israeli VC falls to lowest point in a decade — The country’s startups brought in $234 million in venture capital during the first quarter of 2010, down about 12 percent from last year, and dropping to the lowest quarterly figure since 2005.
Animation firm snags first-round funds — Progeniq, a provider of tools to expedite animation and visual effects projects, has landed an undisclosed amount of venture capital from BAF Spectrum, Ambient Sound Investments and Spring Seeds Capital.
Counter-Srike creator’s new title finds a home — It looks like Scandinavian company MAYN Interactive has picked up the rights to Tactical Intervention, the new multiplayer online first person shooter game developed by Minh Le and slated to hit shelves this summer.
Apple eyes ARM acquisition — Analysts are speculating that Apple will buy the company that designs CPUs for the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. While the deal seems unlikely, it could have far-reaching implications, as ARM is also actively churning out chips for Android and Palm phones, among others.
Hulu gets serious about subscriptions — The online video hub says it will give its subscription proposals a try as early as May, charging users $9.95 a month for “premium access” to episodes that aired before the most recent five episodes the site traditionally posts for free.
WhiteHouse.gov goes open source — The West Wing is officially releasing some of its custom code, allowing anyone to view and even modify it for different applications. The move is intended to increase transparency and communication between the presidential administration and its constituencies. The White House’s web site has more.
Google pumps up its product reviews — The search giant will partner with e-commerce helper Bazaarvoice to integrate product reviews into its search results. Cnet has the details.
Will failed green IPOs spell disaster for the sector? — Greentech Media takes a closer look at the companies that have failed to go public, weighing their chances of success, and extrapolating what will happen if Solyndra, Tesla, Codexis or any of the others miss the mark.