Dice News2009 a Big Year for Tech Layoffs, but 2010 Looks Better [ITBE]

Ballmer sees bigger role in energy for Microsoft [Seattle P-I]

Developers not being paid for sales from Windows Marketplace for Mobile? [BoyGeniusReport]

IBM Acquires 'Eyes Only' Specialist [InformationWeek]

Apple Genius War Stories: "I Got Punched In The Face" And More [Business Insider]

Crispy Gamer fries itself: staff fired, CEO quits in protest [VentureBeat]

Spiceworks CEO on the Future of IT Jobs and His Company [GigaOm]

Will You Get Your Budget Back in 2010? [CIO Update]

-- Mark Feffer