In the news on April 6: Stimulus package responsibility talks effecting California distribution of stimulus, more info on Google ad demographics could let advertisers force price cuts, and there’s going to be an Alameda vote on real estate development of the former Alameda Naval Air Station.


Gov. Schwarzenegger appoints L.A. city controller, Laura Chick, as independent auditor (or inspector general) in charge of overseeing the $50 billion California share of our $787 billion federal stimulus package. CBS5

Senate bill proposed to gain more accountability in state agency budgets. Chron

JFK University joins National University system. Business Times


Menlo Park start-up, Cooliris, expands with a new software release of its 3-D internet technology. Gigaom

Google medical records deal with CVS Caremark expanded. SF Business Times, Google Blog

The Associated Press is continuing its battle with web news pirates, online news aggregators, and bloggers that violate copyright. They’re also preparing to cut costs in apprehension of revenue drops–arrgh. Chron

IBM deal with Sun off the table (at least for now) and Sun’s stock drops. Ouch. Chron

Vista Equity Partners looking to buy SumTotal Systems. SF Business Times

More demographic details on web advertising provided by companies like Google and Quantcast is hinting at price revolution for advertisers and online publishers. Business Week


Historical Russian Hill house razed because of “glitches” in bureaucracy. Chron

SoCal Developer gathering signatures, hoping that Alameda residents will vote yes on development of the former Alameda Naval Air Station. Chron

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