links for 2009-09-15

  • "The World Food Programme (WFP) is closing 12 feeding centres for mothers and children in Somalia. The WFP says it has simply run out of money and now has to make cuts. The decision has been made despite the ongoing crisis in Somalia, and the WFP says the reductions are now hitting people across east Africa."
  • "Echoing the opinions of many experts, Mr. Smith said “looking for pointy objects” at security is largely a waste of time, because increased passenger vigilance and fortified cockpit doors make it unlikely that anyone armed with nothing more than a blade will ever again be able to commandeer a plane." I totally agree.
  • "Today, exactly two years after launching at TechCrunch40, I’m excited to announce that we have signed a definitive agreement to be acquired by Intuit, makers of Quicken, QuickBooks, and TurboTax, for approximately $170 million. It’s a great opportunity that could bring’s unique approach to personal financial management to millions more consumers and small businesses as well as the 1,800 banks and credit unions serviced by Intuit. Expect all of this goodness to increase after the acquisition closes. And yes, expect to remain free!" I really hope mint stays the same.






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