VentureBeat is now the place to find out where innovation meets money. Since starting in 2006 it has of course been serving up the usual stories about Apple upgrades or Nintendo’s latest interactive game but it has a real sense of “breaking news” with fantastic links to twitter feeds, features and youtube links. But most importantly it offers up a perfect news balance mixing breakthrough gadgets, tech trends and important deals in a very “easy on the eye” layout. It may have a lower readership than the technology pages of the Guardian or the New York Times but it is much more targeted. If you’re a start up looking for an angel investor then VentureBeat must be number one on your press release list. The New York Times, all too aware of VB’s power, calls it one of the “best blogs on the web” and runs their articles on its website. And just like any good blog site their news stories are from people that live and breathe their specialist subject. VB bloggers sit through every technology conference from California to New Delhi.