Two interesting tech events will be held in Philadelphia next week. InfoCommerce 2007 will be held at the Park Hyatt from September 24 through the 26th. The same group will also stage a conference called HealthContent 2007 on the 24th, also at the Park Hyatt. Not sure about seating available for the conference, although I believe there is also an exhibit hall.

The 6th RFID, Barcoding & Emerging Technologies for Hospitals and Health Systems (that's a mouthful) will be held at the Hub Cira Centre in Philadelphia from September 24-26. It's obviously a major topic of interest to many in the Philadelphia area.

A Shopping Network Wants to Own the 17th Letter of the Alphabet
(New York Times)

Liberty Interactive sees boosting debt leverage (Reuters)

QVC, HSN combination hinges on valuation: Malone (Reuters)

Premarket Movers: Optium Soars (Associated Press via CNNMoney)
Up 28% in one day is very impressive.

Heartland Payment Shares Rise (Associated Press via Forbes)

U.S. satellite projects appear in jeopardy-WSJ

Five Questions For SAP's Leo Apotheker
(Information Week)

SAP-rival Oracle's 1Q Profit Up 25 Percent (Associated Press via

Oracle gives business users a bigger say in SOA (
Discusses Oracle's deal with IDS Scheer. Basically, IDS Scheer has the intellectual property that many vendors build their Business Process Management offerings around. With BPM being a very hot market right now, that puts IDS Scheer in a strong position.

Exec exits papers to become head of N.Y. Lottery (Philadelphia Daily News)
Gordon Medenica leaves Philadelphia Media Holdings.

Lobbying kicks off against patent bill
(San Jose Mercury-News)
Discusses InterDigital's concerns.

Troops share tips on Web (Washington Times)
Gestalt LLC of King of Prussia puts up website.

New Appointments to Help Drive USA Technologies Expansion
Company Signs Industry Experts to Lead Sales, Services & Business Development

Accu-Sort(R) Bar Code Systems Help Snack Food Maker Keep Production Crisp (Marketwire)

StarCite CEO Speaks to Company’s Growth Strategy at Think Equity Growth Conference (BusinessWire)

MEN Micro Inc. Named Winner in the 2007 Intel(R) Communication Alliance Technology Showcase Contest (PR Newswire)

Web 2.Uh-Oh?(Business Week)