If I was asked to list a few of my favorite new resources from 2004, Topix.net would be at the top of the list. It's coverage (more than 10,000 sources and expanding), excellent organization (aka news channels), RSS options, and search capabilities make it a resource I visit and use many times each day.
Here are the urls. RSS feeds are also available.
News about 2500 privately-held startups automatically culled from the Topix database of 10,000 sources.
Press releases only from the list of 2500 companies.
The Topix.net venture capital channel.
More on the Topix.net blog.