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Weekend Reading – April 19, 2008

What an exciting week! Financings, product launches, cross-border acquisitions, partnerships, merger talks! We tried to stay on top of all the news, but here are a few things we missed:

Live Current acquired exclusive media rights to an Indian cricket league and Y Combinator startup Auctomatic.

Tim Haig, CEO of biodiesel producer Biox, argues oil, not ethanol, is the source of higher food prices.

N4 Systems, a leader in RFID safety and compliance solutions, raised a first round of private investment.

Peter Munk, founder and CEO of Barrick Gold, gets profiled in The Economist.

BrainPark is looking for 5 Pilot Customers.

Trip Harbour, a cruise booking site, is getting ready for its maiden voyage.

iBegin’s open source initiative ‘Share’ is picking up a lot of steam.