* Dark days for green energy: Just when we need more, we’re making less.
* N2N Commerce is the latest VC-backed bust, although Kirsner reports that the shutdown decision wasn’t actually made by the lead VC (General Catalyst). Instead, it was made by strategic investor/partner Limited Brands.
* The Uggconomy: What furry footwear tells us about our economic future.
* Steve Syre: How has Boston Scientific fallen so far, so fast?
* HuffingtonPost co-founder Ken Lerer teaches journalists to think like VCs.
* Bill Frezza, a general partner with Adams Capital Management, is now writing over at RealClearMarkets. Here is his latest piece, on the issue of federal intervention in the financial markets.
* Beware exploding cell phones. They can kill you, even if it doesn’t seem to make much sense.
* Last month, we reported about how Cash4Gold had raised over $40 million in VC funding. Now it seems that everyone is writing about them (thanks, in large part, to that Super Bowl ad). Here’s: Barry Ritholtz, Joe Weisenthal, Chris Morrison and BoingBoing (and those are just the ones I saw this morning)