09 December 2010

1. New York Tops Tech Jobs Ranking, InformationWeek, Elizabeth Montalbano

The New York metropolitan area — including several nearby New Jersey counties — has more technology workers than any other in the U.S., according to a report by TechAmerica Foundation released Wednesday.

2. Leibowitz: FTC will push Net privacy, Politico, Tony Romm

The Federal Trade Commission wants Internet companies to come up with their own solutions to privacy problems, but the agency’s chairman said it stands ready to act if they fall short.

3. Rep. Upton Expected to Cross Final Hurdle to Energy Gavel With GOP Caucus Vote Today, New York Times, Katie Howell

A jubilant Fred Upton last night reiterated his plans for the House Energy and Commerce Committee and urged his fellow Republicans to approve his nomination to be chairman. The Michigan Republican last night won the nod for the gavel, wrapping up a tight, four-man race that has been closely watched for weeks.

4. Patent firm Intellectual Ventures sues tech companies, Electronista

Patent holder Intellectual Ventures has initiated lawsuits against a long list of tech companies that failed to establish licensing agreements. One of the suits targets security software makers Symantec, McAfee, Trend Micro and Check Point. A second suit is aimed at memory manufacturers Elpida Memory and Hynix Semiconductor, while a third suit has been filed against component makers Altera, Lattice and Microsemi.

5. Technology 500: Tech industry is on an upward swing, Venture Beat, Susan Payton

If the economy is any indicator of what’s to come in the next few years, things aren’t looking too good for most startups. Yet, against the odds, 500 tech startups have seen positive growth over the last few years, and are projected to continue growing, according to Lead411’s Technology 500 list.

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