Wednesday’s Headline Roundup

Shortsightedness Comes Back to Bite Layoff-Happy Employers [ITBE]

They say what goes around, comes around. That’s certainly the case for employers who made layoffs a first reaction rather than a last resort during the recession, since workers are quitting their jobs in droves as the economy improves.

Company Formation, Venture Capital Remain Concerns in Data for San Diego’s Innovation Economy [Xconomy San Diego]

First-quarter indicators in San Diego are flashing mixed signals. Among the concerns: Company formation fell by 21 percent, with just 51 startups established compared with 66 during the same period in 2009.

Fear Not, Boston Entrepreneurs: Betahouse Is Expanding, Founder Says Local Techies Need More Confidence [Xconomy Boston]

Co-working company Betahouse hopes to at least double its current size in the next few months. Among other things, the group will host bigger events for the local startup community.

25 Coolest Emerging Vendors For 2010 [ChannelWeb]

From the nearly 200 companies that are part of CRN’s 2010 Emerging Vendors list, here are 25 that caught ChannelWeb’s fancy because they’re doing something cool.

Twitter curbs developer access to reduce downtime [VentureBeat]

In another move that threatens the health of its developer ecosystem, Twitter has nearly halved the number of times third-party applications can request data from the service.

Supremes Leave SOX IT Regs Intact [InformationWeek]

CIOs still need to ensure their company’s systems and controls are in compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley requirements following Monday’s Supreme Court ruling that left most of the legislation’s mandates intact.

Digital television going mobile [Baltimore Sun]

New technologies will bring digital television signals – not Internet video – directly to cell phones, laptops and even cars. The result could be more gadgets for watching.

Key employee attributes for startups [VentureBeat]

Startups often struggle to find competent, motivated employees that share their founders’ vision and passion – and not people who want tupsto punch in at 9 and punch out at 5, with lunch in-between.

First Tennessee Bank is bringing some of its technology operations back in-house [Knoxnews.com]

The Memphis-based bank will bring 65 IT jobs to a data center in Maryville, Tenn., to manage servers, mainframes and other technology infrastructure.

— Mark Feffer

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