Startup news round-up: April 23, 2012

Here’s the startup news making headlines today on other Web sites and blogs. James Cameron launches a space startup, NextMontreal gets a new owner, and Startup Weekend heads for Hamilton, Ont. again.

James Cameron’s space startup
As if plumbing the depths of the ocean in the mega blockbuster movieTitanicwasn’t enough, Canadianfilmmaker James Cameron is now looking toouter space for his next venture. Various reports say he may be launching a startup dubbedPlanetary Resources Inc. to mine asteroids. Seriously. Andto top itall off, his partner in the venture is Google co-founder Larry Page.Details for the startup will be unveiled Tuesday during a newsconference featuring two NASA astronauts.

By Christine Dobby in the Financial Post

New owner for NextMontreal
The NextMontreal blogsite has a new owner. Founder Ben Yoskovitz hassold the site to BrentBarrett, who plans to add more video content tothe site, Yoskovitz wrote on the blog today. Yoskovitz launchedNextMontreal in August 2010 to highlight the comings and goings ofMontreal’s tech startup scene.

By Ben Yoskovitz at NextMontreal

Startup Weekend Hamilton, Part Deux
Hamilton, Ont.’s secondStartup Weekend is just a few days away. For 54hours local tech entrepreneurs will brainstorm on startup ideas fromApril 27 to 29at Mohawk College. You can still register to get in onthe action (but load up on energy drinks or carbs, these startupweekends don’tusually feature lots of sleep).

By event organizers on the Startup WeekendHamilton site

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