Why Amazon could push more pharmacies into offering lab tests (MarketWatch)


6/22: Foxconn talking big US plant again; Altice USA's big IPO

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Foxconn Dangles $10 Billion Tech Investment to Create U.S. Jobs (Bloomberg)

PA less prominently mentioned than previously, but who knows what Foxconn will do?

Altice USA Rises in Debut After Second-Biggest 2017 U.S. IPO (Bloomberg)

Cable giants in talks for yet another high profile merger (NY Post)

Would Comcast have interest?

Maybe this will spur SAP? (Enterprise Irregulars)

First Round Capital among investors that sought Kalanick's ouster

Tom Paine

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Uber CEO Travis Kalanick resigned today, after receiving a letter from five leading Uber investors requesting (demanding) it.

One of those investors was First Round Capital, an early seed investor that was involved with Uber from almost its beginning. First Round Capital had not previously publicly criticized Uber, as far I can determine.

Garret Camp / Wikipedia
The concept of Uber was first presented to First Round by founder and Chairman Garrett Camp, who First Round's Josh Kopelman had helped fund at StumbleUpon. First Round co-led a $1.25M Angel round in Uber in 2010.

First Round's stake in Uber is likely worth billions.

Don't count out Kalanick making a return at some point. He retains a board seat and a substantial stake.

A court filing made public Wednesday revealed that Kalanick knew of files Anthony Levandowski had taken from Google, though he told him not to bring those with him to Uber.

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick Quits Under Pressure From Investors (Bloomberg)

Oracle shares jump as much as 9 percent after earnings top estimates (CNBC)

Philly investor LLR buys Malvern anti-theft firm 3SI (Philly.com)

Watch Out for Comcast in Network Virtualization, Says TBR

To PhillyTechNews Readers & Followers

I've been sick for much of the last two months, which is why I haven't been able to follow up on some things.

I am recovering and slowly getting back to work.


Comcast's Roberts on Going From Cable Installer to CEO (Bloomberg Video)

The long, winding road for driverless cars (The Economist)
Reporter has the story straight, I think.

With Gianforte's win, two of Montana's three congressional reps have ties to Oracl's win, two of Montana's three congressional reps have ties to Oracle (CNBC)

5/26: Dell Technologies Standardizes on Salesforce.com; Montana politico may have N.J. building named after him

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Greg Gianforte, Montana politico in fracas, may have N.J. building named after him (NJ.com)

Arris: DOCSIS 3.1 Wave Rising (Multichannel News)

Brocade goes bye-bye: Out on a high note ahead of Broadcom slurp (The Register)
Arris' purchase of the Ruckus business, now part of Brocade, won't happen until after Broadcom's acquisition of Brocade closes.

WideOpenWest shares fail to wow in debut (Reuters)
Altice USA should be next cable IPO.

S/4HANA cloud customers emerge – a video review and analysis (Diginomica)

Dell Technologies Standardizes on Salesforce.com

Ice Miller expanding IP practice with Philadelphia office (TheIndianaLawyer)