Here’s startup news making headlines at other news sites and blogs around the Web:
- The firm that manages the BlackBerry Partners Fund is set to announce another $150 million round, and will rename itself Relay Ventures. Kevin Talbot, the co-managing partner of ATP Capital has moved to Silicon Valley and is looking to put money from his Canadian investors into quick-growing mobile firms there. The new fund’s lead investor is Toronto-based Northleaf Capital Partners, and others involved include Corus Entertainment, Thomson Reuters, and Research in Motion. Matt Hartley at the Financial Post.
- The public affairs division of the Canadian Armed Forces is trading in their large television cameras for iPhones, thanks to an app developed by Okanagan, B.C.-based VeriCorder. Voddio, founded by veteran journalist Gary Symons, allows users to record and edit videos suitable for broadcast using an iPhone. Techvibes Newsdesk.
- Authenticity counts when it comes to doing public relations for a startup firm. A founder or CEO is likely the best spokesperson for a brand new firm, not someone hired from the outside. Mark Evans Tech.