Teva Pharmaceutical Is Reportedly Planning Thousands of Layoffs in the U.S. (Fortune)
Teva’s North American headquarters are located in North Wales.

Lyft is raising another $500 million (Axios)

Comcast, Disney Keep Focus on 21st Century Fox Assets Despite AT&T-Time Warner Battle (Variety)

Op-Ed Why the AT&T/Time Warner merger makes sense and the Justice Department lawsuit doesn't (LA Times)







11/22: TiVo Rises After Winning Key U.S. Patent Ruling Against Comcast; Amazon's cloud is about to announce a huge health-care deal with Cerner




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Amazon's cloud is about to announce a huge health-care deal with Cerner, sources say (CNBC)
Cerner, based in Kansas City, has a large presence in Malvern from its Siemens Health acquisition.

AWS ramps up in AI with new consultancy services and Rekognition features (TechCrunch)



9 facts about Amazon's unprecedented warehouse empire (Curbed)





TiVo Rises After Winning Key U.S. Patent Ruling Against Comcast (Bloomberg)

Arris ‘Could Face Challenges’ Following ITC Ruling: Analyst (Multichannel News)

BuzzFeed unlikely to go public next year as revenue falls up to 20% short of forecast, report says (CNBC)
Comcast a big investor.

Nippon offer prompted Philly-based Axalta to end Akzo Nobel merger talks -source (Reuters)

Uber is under investigation by multiple states over a 2016 data breach (Recode)

Walmart may own ModCloth, but the women’s fashion retailer is showing some independence on Black Friday (Recode)




11/21: F.C.C. Announces Plan to Repeal Net Neutrality; Uber Concealed Cyberattack That Exposed 57 Million People’s Data




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F.C.C. Announces Plan to Repeal Net Neutrality (NY Times)





Ken Klaer Takes Helm of Comcast Technology Solutions (Multichannel News)

Uber Concealed Cyberattack That Exposed 57 Million People’s Data (Bloomberg)


Two Billionaires Bet They Can Sell Sports Swag to the World (Bloomberg)
Michael Rubin's Fanatics expanding international efforts.

Amazon should buy Rite Aid so it can start selling drugs, Cowen analyst suggests (CNBC)

Data Systems Analysts, Philly firms tapped in $50B U.S. Alliant 2 IT update (Philly.com)

iCIMS moves into Bell Works in Holmdel, and already plans to grow and add jobs (Asbury Park Press)
I wonder whether iCIMS is looking towards an IPO?

Salesforce.com Earnings Beat Estimates, But Guidance Is Light (IBD)

Salesforce forecasts profit below expectations (Reuters)

Some medical associations are backing away from Outcome Health (Med City News)







11/20: AT&T Faces U.S. Antitrust Suit Over Time Warner Deal; Ben Franklin Tech Partners gives $4.4m to Philly-area tech firms




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AT&T Faces U.S. Antitrust Suit Over Time Warner Deal (Bloomberg)

The Department of Justice is using AT&T’s own argument for buying Time Warner to try to stop the deal
(Recode)

AT&T chief: DOJ's Time Warner suit pushes law past "breaking point" (Axios)


AMERI Holdings prices $6 million Nasdaq offering at $4.115 (Renaissance Capital)
A Princeton-based outsourced provider of IT services to SAP customers.

Arris’ ‘transformational’ $800M Ruckus buy finally gets clear path as Broadcom/Brocade deal closes (FierceCable)

Casa Systems Files for $150M IPO (Multichannel News)

Software startups raise billions behind closed doors (Axios)

Ben Franklin Tech Partners gives $4.4m to Philly-area tech firms (Philly.com)

Black Friday in Philly, nationwide set to be bigger than ever, fueled by online sales and strong economy (Philly.com)

AmerisourceBergen to buy drug wholesaler H.D. Smith for $815 mln (Reuters)






Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak to Headline InstaMed User Conference 2018 (Press Release)

Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak to Headline InstaMed User Conference 2018
The Silicon Valley icon and philanthropist will address healthcare providers, payers and partners at InstaMed’s annual conference

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak will deliver the keynote address at the InstaMed User Conference 2018. The American inventor and entrepreneur will share his unique knowledge and experience with conference attendees including healthcare providers, payers and partners from across the country. (Photo: Business Wire)
Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak will deliver the keynote address at the InstaMed User Conference 2018. The American inventor and entrepreneur will share his unique knowledge and experience with conference attendees including healthcare providers, payers and partners from across the country. (Photo: Business Wire)
Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak will deliver the keynote address at the InstaMed User Conference 2018. The American inventor and entrepreneur will share his unique knowledge and experience with conference attendees including healthcare providers, payers and partners from across the country. (Photo: Business Wire)


November 15, 2017 09:00 AM Eastern Standard Time
PHILADELPHIA & NEWPORT BEACH, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--InstaMed, healthcare’s most trusted payments network, announced today that Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak will deliver the keynote address at the InstaMed User Conference 2018. The American inventor and entrepreneur will share his unique knowledge and experience with conference attendees including healthcare providers, payers and partners from across the country. Consumerism in healthcare will be a major focus of the conference, and Wozniak’s deep expertise in consumer experience will drive discussion on how the healthcare payments experience can be better for all stakeholders.

Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak to Headline InstaMed User Conference 2018 #InstaMedUC18
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Wozniak is known for pioneering the personal computer revolution with his design of Apple’s first line of products, the Apple I and Apple II. His contributions to technology have transformed the way people access, process, share and store information today. Conference attendees will benefit from hearing his perspectives on the current and future state of technology, as well as learn from stories of his philanthropic work using technology to elevate lives worldwide.

“We have the opportunity to create great products that can make people’s lives better,” said Wozniak. “I see the healthcare industry finding new ways to leverage technology to improve the consumer experience and am impressed by InstaMed’s steadfast focus on innovating around healthcare payments, a historically confusing and painful aspect of the healthcare experience. I am looking forward to speaking to healthcare leaders from across the country at their conference.”

“Chris Seib and I founded InstaMed to revolutionize healthcare payments for consumers, providers and payers,” said Bill Marvin, President and CEO of InstaMed. “Steve Wozniak has been a huge influence in my personal journey with technology and entrepreneurship. I still have programs I wrote on the Apple II as a fifth grader back in the early 1980s, and I have followed his journey closely as an example of a true innovator. I am thrilled to announce Mr. Wozniak as the keynote speaker at the InstaMed User Conference 2018.”

The InstaMed User Conference 2018 will take place April 9-11, 2018 in Philadelphia, PA. It is open to all healthcare professionals and is the only conference that brings together providers, payers and partners in one place to talk about healthcare payments. Learn more about the conference by visiting www.instamed.com/userconference.

About InstaMed

InstaMed is healthcare’s most trusted payments network, connecting providers, payers and consumers on one platform. The InstaMed Network connects over two-thirds of the market and processes tens of billions of dollars in healthcare payments annually. InstaMed reduces the risks, costs and complexities of working with multiple payment vendors by delivering one platform for all forms of payment in healthcare, designed and developed on one code base and supported by one onshore team of experts in healthcare payments. InstaMed enables providers to collect more money from patients and payers while reducing the cost and time to collect. InstaMed allows payers to cut settlement and disbursement costs with electronic payments and facilitate consumerism for their members. Visit InstaMed on the web at www.instamed.com.

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11/17: CBS Corp., Bala Cynwyd's Entercom finalize radio merger; SAP sees margins flattening out in fourth quarter: CFO




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Broadcom closes $5.5 billion Brocade deal (Reuters)

Broadcom Wraps Brocade Deal (Multichsnnel News)
Clears way for Arris purchase of Ruckus to close once government review is completed.


CBS Corp., Bala Cynwyd's Entercom finalize radio merger
(Philly.com)

SAP sees margins flattening out in fourth quarter: CFO (Reuters)


OpenText’s investments in Documentum and Leap may answer drug makers prayers (Digitizing Polaris)

Pal's CEO on Venmo: Don't Mess Up the 'Special Magic'
(Fortune)



Comcast approaches 21st Century Fox; Global platform, Hulu control, RSNs, even studio possibilities

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According to a Dow Jones report, Comcast has approached 21st Century Fox to express interest in acquiring parts of its buiness. More later.

Some more detail: Comcast has approached 21st Century Fox about buying major assets, sources say (CNBC)


Likely, the most value Comcast could gain from assets Fox is considering selling is an international footprint. Would not include Fox News, Fox Sports or presumably the studio

An interesting angle is whether Fox's 30% stake in Hulu's stake would be included. Combined with NBC's existing interest, that would give Comcast a majority stake. But Comcast is still under the consent decree with DOJ until mid-2018 that makes them a silent partner
in Hulu.

Comcast's Fox offer is all stock, focuses on international assets, cable networks, and Hulu: Sources (CNBC)

Should Comcast Create Their Own Structural Remedy? Spin Off NBCU to Enable Fox Bid? (BTIG)

These charts show how a Fox deal could suddenly make Comcast an international player (CNBC)


Comcast, Disney, Fox: Urge to Merge is Questionable, Says Media Reporter Auletta (Barron's Tech Trader Daily)

DOJ antitrust chief’s speech raises questions about fate of proposed AT&T-Time Warner merger (Washington Post)

John Malone Asks What DOJ Anti-Trust Division "Is Smoking These Days" (Hollywood Reporter)





11/16: Amazon and Allrecipes team up to take on Blue Apron’s meal kits; eMoney Advisor partners with Schwab




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Amazon and Allrecipes team up to take on Blue Apron’s meal kits (Engadget)

John Malone says Amazon is a 'Death Star' moving in 'striking range of every industry on the planet' (CNBC)


Breakingviews - Cox: Amazon to become biggest impact investor ever (Reuters)

Fidelity's eMoney Advisor partners with Schwab (Investment News)

$1 million price tag in spotlight as gene therapy becomes reality (Reuters)
Spark Theraputics leads the way.


Tom's TV repair hangs on, installing outdoor antennas for streamers cutting cable
(Philly.com)

Confident Philadelphia Officials Preemptively Raze Center City To Make Room For Amazon Headquarters (The Onion)





11/15: Amazon scraps bundled video service - sources ; Can the Problem Facing AT&T Time Warner Be Spelled: C-O-M-C-A-S-T?




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Exclusive: Amazon scraps bundled video service - sources (Reuters)

Can the Problem Facing AT&T Time Warner Be Spelled: C-O-M-C-A-S-T? (BTIG)

Analyst says DOJ suit vs. AT&T-Time Warner deal may be imminent (NY Post)

GE CEO – we’re going to be “digital on steroids” (Diginomica)

SAP-funded Sapphire to raise $100 mln sports tech fund (PE Hub)

WeWork's cofounder on the company's $20 billion valuation: 'Who gives a s---?' (Business Insider)

Scranton company captures Ben Franklin 'Idol' event (Allentown Morning Call)


Email marketer SendGrid up 13% following IPO
(TechCrunch)