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An InfoCard selector for OS X

The Bandit Project (sponsored by Novell) has released DigitalMe for the Mac. DigitalMe is the Novell brand for their Infocard selectors that are compatible with Microsoft's CardSpace.

September 18, 2007 by Phil Windley


Mozilla launches new company focused on email

On the heels of Yahoo acquiring Zimbra and the $10 million fbFund for Facebook developers, the Mozilla Foundation launching a new company, with $3 million in seed funding, aimed at developing communications software and an ecosystem based on the Thunderbird email product, code and brand.David Ascher, currently CTO and VP Engineering of ActiveState, is joining Mozilla to head up the new company.

September 17, 2007 by Dan Farber


Facebook investors start $10 million fund for developers

In a chat with Mike Arrington at the TechCrunch 40 event in San Francisco, Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg said that his company wants to make it as easy as possible for developers to get started in building users bases and great user experiences.He announced that Facebook is going to create the FB Fund, a $10 million fund fueled by Facebook investors Peter Thiel from Founders Funds and Jim Breyer of Accel Partners.

September 17, 2007 by Dan Farber

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Cake Financial leverages wisdom of the crowd for investing

At TechCrunch 40, Cake Financial unveiled an alpha release of its social network-based financial planning service that has a good chance of survival in a crowded space. It mashes up stock portfolio data and social networking to leverage the wisdom of the crowd--a market of 40 million online investors--for investing.

September 17, 2007 by Dan Farber