Why Uber must be stopped
(Salon)

Downloads From WICT Philly's 'Tech It Out' Cable WiFi Binge
(Multichannel News)


Aereo Tells Judge It Can Beat Lawsuit Despite Supreme Court Ruling
(Hollywood Reporter)




SAP head wants to simplify company's product line, message (USA Today)

Chattanooga's Gig: how one city's super-fast internet is driving a tech boom
(The Guardian)




Links 8/28/2014: SAP a device company?; J&J using IBM's Watson



The Netflix Case Against Comcast, in One Chart (Re/code)

Time Warner Cable Web Disruption Sparks Inquiry by Cuomo
(Bloomberg)

Workday's Stankey: Financials implementation, five key clouds, hiring talent (ZDNet)

They Are Coming to Philadelphia (Nate Lentz/Osage Venture Partners Blog)

SAP, a devices company? Maybe, maybe not
(CIO)

Uber is in 24 new markets, 205 cities, 45 countries, 6 continents (Gigaom)

IBM’s Watson Goes From Jeopardy Player to Scientist Used by J&J (Bloomberg)

Questions for IBM’s Watson (New York Times: Bits)
The question I've had: Is Watson a generic platform or a series of customized applications?


Links 8/27/2014: Comcast dominates Boston sidwalks; NewSpring leads round in Mobiquity



Comcast’s Attempted Monopoly of Boston’s Sidewalks (Boston.com)

Time Warner Cable Internet outages across the country (AP via CBS News)

Benioff’s Salesforce.com Makes Community Cloud Push (Re/code)

Salesforce.com CRM upgrade puts heavy emphasis on mobile (PC World)


Despite a loss, Workday beats Q2 expectations with strong outlook
(ZDNet)

VMware extends virtual workspaces to mobile devices (PC World)
SAP a key partner.

Square aims to raise $200M at $6B valuation (Silicon Valley Business Journal)

Wellesley mobile tech firm Mobiquity adds $5M in funding (Boston Business Journal)
Radnor-based NewSpring Capital led the round. Mobiquity has an office in Philadelpia.

Amazon Opens Up Its Enterprise Cloud Storage Service Zocalo To All (TechCrunch)

Amazon’s next move in the cloud wars might be in Ohio (VentureBeat)




Links 8/26/2014: Comcast predicts merger completion in early 2015, as final comments are due to FCC



Comcast Predicts Time Warner Cable Deal Completion in Early 2015 (Bloomberg)

Netflix Petitions FCC to Block Comcast Time Warner Cable Merger (Wired)

DISH petitions FCC to deny Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger (CNBC)


Comcast allegedly trying to block CenturyLink from entering its territory (Ars Technica)



Canadian cable giants launch a Netflix rival (Engadget)

Nordstrom Wants You to Shop on Instagram (Business Week)
With Curalate's help.

Comcast relaunches local content app EveryBlock Philly (Telecompaper)


Synchronoss Cashes In On The Cloud And Mobile (Investor's Business Daily)
Synchronoss is based in Bridegwater, NJ, with engineering offices in Bethlehem.


Why PACER removed access to case archives of five courts (Washington Post)





Links 8/25/2014: SAP's simplicity drive not so simple; New York State's concerns with Comcast/TWC merger



NYPSC Has Concentration Concerns With Comcast/TWC (Multichannel News)

Here’s How Amazon Might Take Over Brick-and-Mortar Retail (Re/code)

SAP's Simplicity Push Is Not So Simple (CIO)

AT&T agrees to conditions with feds in $48.5B DirecTV purchase (NY Post)

DirecTV Reportedly Close to NFL Sunday Ticket Extension (Hollywood Reporter)

HubSpot Files for $100M IPO (Bostinno)




How Google’s ‘Fiberhood’ Strategy Is Spreading
(Wall Street Journal: Digits)
Although its not widely known, Comcast is offering 505 meg FTTH service in selected residential neighborhoods.

Bearing Down on Data Upstarts
New York Times


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Michael Reh, Sanjay Rajagopalan of Vishal Sikka's core team in SAP quit (Times of India)

Software AG hires SAP executive Eric Duffaut as chief customer officer (InfotechLead.com)


Workday Appoints President of Education and Government Business (Msrketwire)

2014 #PhillyGeekAwards winners [updated with photos] (Newsworks)





SAP takes steps to simplify pricing and licensing (PC World)