The Black Swan is one of my favorite books, if only because it proves the absurdity and unpredictability of life. It ratified something I had suspected for many years: Nobody has any idea what's going to happen next. Take the volcano ash, for example. I don't imagine a lot of people this week thought  that they could wake up on Thursday to find that a large volcanic eruption in Iceland had pretty much shut down most air travel in Europe... and that it might extend through the weekend. Just like  CEO of Bear Stearns played golf, having no clue that his company could be vaporized in a matter of days. Whoops! Yes, Nassim Nicholas Taleb is onto something. Black Swans happen all the time! So let's review the strange and unpredictable things that are happening on this news day:
This entry was posted on Friday, April 16, 2010 at 14:59 pm and is filed under Macro.
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Talkwheel Garners $1,200,000 New Financing
  • Company: Talkwheel
  • Description: Talkwheel is a social media communication platform that unifies your members/fans by aggregating their conversations from most popular sources, building stronger and more engaged communities.
  • Website: www.talkwheel.com
  • Type: Venture Equity
  • Amount: $1,200,000
  • Round: Undisclosed
  • Purpose: Proceeds purposes were not disclosed.
  • Investors:

StudioNow Receives $1,000,000 New Funding Round
  • Company: StudioNow
  • Description: We are the creators of the first web-based, virtual community of freelance video/movie editors and directors available 24/7 to provide Hollywood-class filmmaking expertise and editing services to our customers.
  • Website: www.studionow.com
  • Type: Venture Equity
  • Amount: $1,000,000
  • Round: Undisclosed
  • Purpose: Proceeds purposes were not disclosed. SEC regulatory filing. Contact technology company for investment details, if applicable. Not an offer or solicitation for sale of securities.
  • Investors:

M87 Garners $3,000,000 New Funding
  • Company: M87
  • Description: M87’s Routing at the Edge (RATE) technology improves the performance of data networks by moving routing intelligence and network selection decisions to the device, which is most aware of real-time connectivity conditions.
  • Website: www.m-87.com
  • Type: Venture Equity
  • Amount: $3,000,000
  • Round: Undisclosed
  • Purpose: Proceeds purposes were not disclosed.
  • Investors: