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Riya Raises $4M

The Web 2.0 venture capital market is still alive and well with Riya Inc. raising $4 million from Leapfrog Ventures and BlueRun Ventures. I'm always intrigued by VC investments in companies trying to break into an already-crowded market. For people … Continue reading

What To Do with eBay Billions

If Skype co-founder Niklas Zennstrom is looking for guidance on how to spend his eBay windfall, he might want to have lunch with eBay founder and chairman Pierre Omidyar, who has a growing investment portfolio being done through Omidyar Network. … Continue reading

Comcast Invests in Wi-Fi Equipment Maker

Ottawa-based BelAir Networks has attracted US$20-million in private equity, including a strategic investment from the venture capital arm of Comcast Corp., the largest cableco in the U.S. This is Comcast Interactive's first Canadian investment. BelAir, which makes wireless gear used … Continue reading

Charlie O'Donnell has an eHub Temper Tantrum

Anyone looking for a quick snapshot on some of the cool Web 2.0 applications coming out of the woodwork has to visit Emily Chang's eHub on a regular basis. It has become the place to go to see what developers are trying to … Continue reading

Meriton Acquires Mahi Networks

And now for something completely different from the telecom equipment supplier market – consolidation in the form of a deal between two non-tier 1 suppliers. Meriton Networks, which jumped into the spotlight earlier this year by snagging part of BT's … Continue reading

SunRocket Raises $25M in VC

Clearly, a major service outage last week did little to spook  the VCs who have decided to put $25 million into SunRocket. The company, which describes itself as “the second fastest growing independent provider of residential Internet phone service”, has … Continue reading