Daily Links 3/31/2010: Tierney says won't turn Philly papers over to "hedge funds"

CBS Affiliates 'Concerned' About Comcast-NBCU Deal (The Wrap)

QlikTech Responds to Enterprise Demand with Launch of Global QlikView Scalability Center (PR Newswire)

Does StreamWork Give a Picture of SAP's Future? (Read Write Enterprise)

Larry Ellison's Nightmare: 10 Ways SAP Can Beat Oracle (Information Week: Global CIO)

Tierney: I'm not going to turn Philly's papers over to hedge funds that want to strip and flip them (Poynter Online: Romenesko)

Megapath And Covad Announce Merger
No terms announced -- to close sometime during Q3
(Broadband Reports)

600,000 Mentoring Grant to Spur Interest in Computer Science for Students of All Ages (Penn Almanac)

USA Technologies Launches ePort Wireless Test Kit for Vending, Unattended POS Markets
Solution Tests for Optimum Signal Strength for Cashless Payment and Communications Efficiency
(Business Wire)

Three Trends Expected to Be Hot Topics at SunGard Higher Education’s Annual User Conference, SunGard Summit (Business Wire)

Start-Up Aims to Be a Hub for Location Data (New York Times: Bits)
Backed by First Round Capital.


Daily Links 3/30/2010: hhgregg hiring for 12 new Philly-area stores

Q&A: Michael Powell: Title II Move Could Spark ‘War’
Reclassifying Internet Would Be a Disaster, Warns Ex-FCC Chairman
(Multichannel News)

The Press Realizes The FiOS Party Is Over
But doesn't quite see the bigger picture yet...
(DSL Reports)

Open Source Enterprise Company MuleSoft Raises $12 Million From SAP And Others (TechCrunch)

SAP's 'virtual war room' tool gets a name: StreamWork (Network World)

USDA Awards $500 Million IT Contract (Information Week)
To implement large SAP deployment.

Emerging Technologies for the Enterprise Conference like Woodstock, organizer says (Philadelphia Business Journal: Technology Blog)

BioNanomatrix Announces Issuance of Key Nanochannel Array Patent for High Throughput Macromolecular Analysis
- Patent is licensed exclusively from Princeton University -
(PR Newswire)

hhgregg Announces 600 Job Openings for 12 New Stores in the Philadelphia Area (Business Wire)

SCO loses again: jury says Novell owns UNIX SVRX copyrights (Ars Technica)


Vodafone presses Verizon for payouts: reports (MarketWatch)

US cable companies see future in business services (Reuters)

Vishay Precision Group Files Form 10 Registration Statement (Business Wire)

Irish spinoff touts "nanochromics" printable displays (Electro IQ)
NTERA is based in Radnor.

TIBCO acquires Princeton's Netrics

TIBCO Software announced yesterday that they have acquired Netrics of Princeton. Netrics specializes in enterprise data matching technology, which helps enable the intergration of different databases and improves data quality. Netrics was privately held and terms have not been disclosed. Netrics' CEO and President Stefanos Damianakis has joined TIBCO.


Daily Links 3/26/2010: BioClinica Acquires TranSenda International

Gonzalez Sentenced for Multimillion Dollar Credit Card Scam
(PC World)
Heartland Payment Systems, TJX hacker faces additional sentencing today.
Hacker Sentenced to 20 Years for Breach of Credit Card Processor (Wired Blogs: Threat Level)
This is the sentence specifically for the Heartland Payment case; it will run concurrently with the sentences he received yesterday in the other cases (see above article).

BioClinica Acquires TranSenda International, LLC
-- Adds Clinical Trial Management Software With Microsoft Office Interoperability --
(Business Wire)

Oracle's enemies of choice: IBM and SAP; Examining the prospects (ZDNet Blogs)

Even with Comcast's Fancast Xfinity Web site, 'TV Everywhere' still isn't (Washington Post)

Verizon winds down expensive FiOS expansion (Associated Press via Washington Post)

TV's "Undercover Boss" Gets Leadership Wrong (Leadership 3.0)
Undercover Boss GSI Commerce Episode "Villain" Danielle Campbell Tells Her Side (Associated Content)
I was wondering myself what really happened there.

Next steps for our experimental fiber network (The Official Google Blog)

N.J. awarded $11.4 million for electronic health records (New Jersey

New Penn website connects projects and people (Daily Pennsylvanian)

Innovative wireless products shine at CTIA 2010 (Computerworld)
Discusses Philadelphia's Connectify.

Astea Reports Full Year 2009 and Profitable Fourth Quarter Results (PR Newswire)

Former Phila. clerk sentenced for stealing city cell phones (Philadelphia Business Journal)


Daily Links 3/25/2010: Comcast broadband meter live in (at least) parts of Philly area

Sarnoff will remain in N.J. after integrating with Calif. parent (NJBIZ.com)

GSI Commerce Expands Existing Line of Credit to $150 Million (Business Wire)

SAP's wasted passion (ZDNet Blogs)

Oracle Reports GAAP EPS of $0.23, Non-GAAP EPS of $0.38
Oracle FY Q3 In Line; Revs $6.4B; Non-GAAP EPS 38 Cents (Barron's: Tech Trader Daily)
Oracle: Sun integration 'better than expected;' Exadata pipeline swells (ZDNet Blogs)

Mobs Are Born as Word Grows by Text Message (New York Times)

House Hearing Shapes Up as Title II Fight
Battle Brewing Over The Possibility Of FCC Reclassifying Internet Access
(Multichannel News)

Is DISH Network Buying TiVo? (Multichannel News)

Comcast Usage Meter Now In 25 States
With plans to expand meter nationally 'as soon as we can'
(Broadband Reports)
Including at least parts of Pennsylvania.

NBC gets financing for Comcast merger (Reuters)

Plaxo CEO Ben Golub Steps Down, To Be Replaced By Justin Miller (TechCrunch)
Plaxo was acquired by Comcast in 2008.

Messengers of Capital Deliver on Entrepreneurs' Dreams (Keystone Edge)
On the upcoming Angel Venture Fair.

PECO Selects Comverge for Energy Management Program (Business Wire)

Verizon says no to Clearwire proposal to merge WiMAX, LTE

Major League Soccer's slick new video service debuts in Seattle
(Seattle Times: Brier Dudley's Blog)

Finkelstein Uses Phillies Fever Defense
Online Ad, Solicitation Of Police Lead To Charges
(MyFox Philly)


Daily Links 3/23/2010: SAP, Liberty Interactive upgraded

City's computer network is in line for a makeover (Philadelphia Daily News)

RFID firm raises $12 million in Series D funding (EE Times)
Tagsys USA is based in King of Prussia.

SAP: Piper Turns Bullish (Barron's: Tech Trader Daily)

Q&A: IBM's Steve Mills On Strategy, Oracle, SAP (Information Week)

The Expanding Gap Between On-Premise and SaaS Solutions (ZDNet Blogs)

Liberty Interactive: Lazard Upgrades To Buy; Sets $20 Target (Barron's: Tech Trader Daily)
QVC Completes Issuance of $1 Billion of New Senior Secured Notes (PR Newswire)

Going undercover on TV, GSI Commerce CEO gets a fresh view of operations (Internet Retailer)

Clearwire adds new cities for WiMax, details more network plans (ZDNet Blogs)

Motorola WiMAX Devices – More than 2M Shipped (Media Experiences 2 Go/Motorola Blog)

eGames Announces Completion of Private Placement (Globe Newswire)

Evident Software Completes Series B Round of Funding (PR Newswire)
Newark NJ-based company backed by two Philly area VCs.

Comcast Unit Sizes Up 4:1 HD Compression (Light Reading Cable)

Sunoco Signs Gas Station TV as Exclusive Television Partner at the Pump
(Digital Signage Expo)


Daily Links 3/22/2010: Journal Register CEO John Paton: We're Hiring

Journal Register CEO John Paton: We're Hiring (Editor & Publisher)

Philly Newspaper Creditors Can't Bid With Credit (Associated Press
via New York Times)

Peter Bohlin designs first Apple store in Philadelphia (ZDNet Blogs: The Apple Core)

The rise of the app entrepreneur (BBC News)

SunGard Availability Services Expands Enterprise-Grade Cloud Computing Solutions (PR Newswire)

Forrester: Uncertain Future for SAP's NetWeaver (PC World)

Could a stronger partnership with Microsoft be in SAP’s future? (SAP Watch)

Bentley Systems CEO Greg Bentley to Share Success Story with Science Center Entrepreneurs (Business Wire)

Unisys Expands Support for Modernized Applications and Mobile Devices on ClearPath Mainframes (PR Newswire)

Clone Systems, Inc. Debuts Cloud-Based Virtual Data Center Solutions (PR Web)

Getting a look at next high-tech (Philadelphia Inquirer)
A look at SXSW, including a Philadelphia startup that was there.

Verizon Wireless Enters Online Payment Space


3-D glasses to be made in Shamokin Global demand will produce 100 jobs (Shamokin News-Item via Boston Herald)


Big pharma pushes into social media
Companies prod FDA for clear rules on safety info, interactive marketing
News Journal)

Sneak Peek of GSI Commerce's Michael Rubin on "Undercover Boss"

Just a few tiny clips from a promo ad. Airs tomorrow, March 21, at 9pm est on CBS.

Daily Links 3/18/2010: T-Mobile talking with Clearwire, cable companies

NBC/Comcast execs make few guarantees to Franken (Minneapolis Star Tribune: Hot Dish Politics)

FCC wants to hear your thoughts on Comcast-NBC merger (Washington Post: Post Tech)

Comcast: 100-Meg Residential Service Coming This Year
MSO Sees Doubling Max Broadband Tier Over Next 12 to 18 Months
(Multichannel News)

F.C.C. Questioned on Its Far-Reaching Plan to Expand Broadband Access (New York Times)

Verizon Sues Cablevision Over DVR Patents
Good thing Cablevision wants to kill off the DVR by 2011...
(Broadband Reports)

Comcast Seals Up Cimco (Light Reading Cable)

Clearwire, T-Mobile May Hook Up
T-Mobile CEO says they've been chatting with Clear, cable companies
(Broadband Reports)

Manufacturing expands in Philly region for 7th month (MarketWatch)
But weakness in New Orders index.
Philadelphia Fed Business Outlook Survey: March 2010 (pdf)

The New SAP: The Techies Are Back in Charge (CIO: Enterprise Software Unplugged)

SAP Bosses Say It’s Now Pedal to the Metal (New York Times: Bits)

Kopelman to be honored at Early Stage East (Philadelphia Business Journal: Technology Blog)

QVC raising cash, lots of cash (Radio Business Report/Television Business Report)
Sells $1 billion of debt, twice the amount originally indicated.

GSI Commerce Boss Goes Undercover, And Hurts (Investors Business
Daily: Click)


Daily Links 3/17/2010: Specter Holding Hearing on WebcamGate Case

USA Technologies Files Registration Statements for Public Offering and Subsequent Rights Offering (Business Wire)

QVC plans $500M senior secured notes offering (Associated Press via
Google News)

Specter Holding Hearing on WebcamGate Case (NBC Philadelphia)

SunGard's $1 billion writedown not conference-call fodder (Philly.com: Philly Deals)

10 Things SAP's Co-CEOs Should Focus On (Information Week: Global CIO)

Widespread Discontent Persists With ERP Projects (PC World)

Message Systems Closes Significant Investment Round with NewSpring Ventures (Business Wire)

Investigating ComputerTraining.edu -- a collaborative effort (Baltimore Sun: BalTech)
ComputerTraining.edu had Pennsylvania campuses in Lancaster, Bensalem and King of Prussia.

J&B Software Introduces New Software-as-a-Service Mobile Deposit Solution for Smartphones (PR Web)

FCC Broadband Plan: NCTA Critiques Set-Top Statements
Says "gateway" set-top device worth studying, not mandating, CableCard fixes "misplaced"

(Broadcasting & Cable)
Replacing the CableCARD Regime (Zatz Not Funny!)

20nine adds two clients: Penn Health System and Franklin Institute (Philadelphia Business Journal: Media & Marketing Blog)

WPCS Reports FY2010 Third Quarter Financial Results (PR Newswire)


Daily Links 3/15/2010: LoKast launches a ‘disposable social network” for sharing media from your iPhone

Why You Should Start a Company in... Philadelphia (Fast Company)

LoKast launches a ‘disposable social network” for sharing media from your iPhone (MobileBeat)

GSI Commerce Founder and CEO Michael G. Rubin Goes Undercover in His Own Company on the Hit Series “Undercover Boss,” March 21 on CBS (Business Wire)

FCC unveils National Broadband Plan (CNET News)

FCC Wants Cable Industry to Adopt Gateway Device to Replace Set-Tops
Broadband plan to call for CableCard fixes before open-standard move

(Broadcasting & Cable)

The700Level.com and SportsNet are a team (Philly.com: The Insider)

Versus, DirecTV have an agreement (LA Times)

Comcast Entertainment Group to stay in Miracle Mile building (LA Times)

Fandango Begins Rolling Out Mobile Tickets That Let Moviegoers Go Paperless (TechCrunch)

SunGard Announces 2009 Results (Business Wire)

Universal Display Corporation Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2009 Financial Results (Business Wire)

RCM Technologies, Inc. Reports 2009 Fourth Quarter and Year-End Results (Globe Newswire via CNN Money)

Philly Newspapers Taping Incident Takes Center Stage (Wall Street
Journal: Bankruptcy Beat)

SocialMediaPlus Announces Speakers (PR Newswire)


U.S. to roll out major broadband policy (Reuters)

So, Is This Where Verizon's FiOS Deployment Ends?
<50% served. Hopefully you got FiOS during the first deployment wave...
(Broadband Reports)

If prices rise after an NBC/Comcast merger, is that bad?
(Christian Science Monitor: Mises Economics Blog)

Selling on QVC: nice work if you can get it (Crain's New York)

NBC execs get trained in Comcast culture (Philadelphia Daily News: Gossip)

Comcast Will Not Appeal Program-Access Decision
(Multichannel News)

Rushin’ For Fiber, Baltimore Appoints A “Google Czar” (TechCrunch)

Daily Links 3/12/2010: Pennsylvania fires CISO over RSA talk

Revenge of the Cable Guys (Business Week)

Jack Welch on ‘30 Rock’ (Wall Street Journal: Speakeasy)

Comcast-NBCU merger: how the regulators will decide (Ars Technica)

The Fourth Congressional Hearing on NBC Universal (Comcast Voices/Official Comcast Blog)

D.C. Circuit Court Denies Cablevision/Comcast Program-Access Challenge
Court Rules FCC Reasonable To Conclude Rules Are Still Necessary
(Multichannel News)

FCC Launches Broadband Test Site for Consumers (IDG via New York Times)

Raising Capital From Angel Investors (Philadelphia Bulletin: The Entrepreneur)

Pennsylvania fires CISO over RSA talk
Terminated for disclosing security incident at Department of Transportation, source says


Yolton returning home to headline SAP event (Philadelphia
Business Journal: Technology Blog)

Grady Hospital Improves Surgical Dept. Efficiency
A real-time location system combining CenTrak hardware and PeriOptimum software has raised the utilization rate of the facility's 16 operating rooms by 23 percent.
(RFID Journal)
CenTrak is based in Newtown, Bucks County.

MedQuist posts 4Q profit, up from loss in 4Q 2008 (Associated Press via Forbes)

A Rough Week — and Likely Future — for WiMax (PE Hub)


Daily Links 3/11/2010: Webcam spy case could see resolution

Razorfish Health launches (MedAD Blog)

Safeguard Scientifics Announces Fourth Quarter and Year-End 2009 Financial Results (Business Wire)
Safeguard to pay higher interest for longer term (Philadelphia Inquirer)

SunGard Acquires Hosting 365
(Business Wire)
Irish company provides Cloud hosting services.

T-Mobile webConnect Rocket available March 14, already blowing minds in Philly (Engadget)

Webcam spy case could see resolution (6ABC)

Former Penn official Fry to be next president at Drexel (Philadelphia Business Journal)

TV Mergers Can’t Raise Rates, Rockefeller Says at NBC Hearing (Bloomberg)
Lawmakers press FCC, DOJ on Comcast-NBC merger (Washington Post: Post Tech)

Comcast, Cox, Time Warner Invest In BitTorrent Snooping Tech
Researchers claim it will reduce false positive copyright infirngement claims...
(Broadband Reports)

Comcast Is Absent From Campaign to Change Retransmission Rules (New York Times: Media Decoder)

Fiberlink Debuts Business Intelligence Platform for Healthcare Mobile Device Compliance
Mobility as a Service Identifies HIPAA Security Compliance and Data Protection Risks
(Business Wire)

Herley Reports Earnings for Second Quarter of Fiscal 2010
Revenues increase 17% to $46.6 million; Net income up 76% to $3.8 million $.27 EPS; EBITDA of $7.1 million
(PR Newswire)

Global Pharmaceutical Company (Cephalon) Chooses Ingeniux for Multi-Site Web Content Management (Marketwire)

Tech clusters would grow under bill advancing in Legislature

“Hi, welcome to Viddler, how can we help?”
(The Viddler Blog)

Cyber Posse Knew All About 'Jihad Jane' (NPR)


Daily Links 3/10/2010: FCC commissioner blasts Comcast for raising broadband prices

SevOne Continues Success With Robust Growth and Sales (Marketwire)

InterDigital Signs Casio Hitachi Mobile Communications to Worldwide 2G and 3G Patent License Agreement (Business Wire)

FCC commissioner blasts Comcast for raising broadband prices (Washington Post: Post Tech)

Rovi Claims $2.4B Loss On 2008 Sale Of TV Guide Mag
Company Says IRS Has Completed Review of Divestiture
(Multichannel News)

Gallery: SAP's tech of the future (ZDNet)

Hercules Technology Growth Capital Provides an Additional $3.0 Million of Capital to InfoLogix, Inc. to Launch New Products Roll-Out and Fund New Growth (Business Wire)

Clearwire exec shares WiMAX road map
Clearwire's master plan to cover most major U.S. cities by the end of 2010
(Network World)

What Does Google Have In Store For The Set-Top Box? (paidContent)

Billboard.biz Q&A: Comcast-Spectator President (Billboard.biz)

Newspaper economics: online and offline (Google Public Policy Blog)

ERT Launches 'Centralized Cardiac Safety 2.0': A Revolutionary New Approach to ECG Management in Clinical Trials (PR Newswire)

CardioNet rises as analyst expects greater revenue (Associated Press via Business Week)

Program increases Internet comfort level for older adults (Dothan Eagle)


Daly Links 3/9/2010: Comcast raising prices again

New Comcast TV, Broadband, Phone Price Hikes April First
Competition? Most broadband and TV packages going up by $2 a month...
(Broadband Reports)

Done Deal: Comcast-Spectacor Buys Live Nation's Paciolan (Billboard)

Cable group ask U.S. FCC to end fee disputes (Reuters)
Comcast, curiously, not part of group.

FCC chair, DOJ's Varney to testify on Comcast-NBC merger (Washington Post: Post Tech)

Cisco's "Change the Internet" event: Technology to drive video (ZDNet Blogs)
Cisco Unveils One Router to Rule Them All (New York Times: Bits)

Cisco Quits WiMax Radio Business
The decision to cease making WiMax base stations gives a boost to Cisco's Long-Term Evolution portfolio.
(Information Week)

Safeguard Scientifics Launches Corporate Blog
Blog Increases Transparency and Provides Insight into Safeguard’s Strategy and Performance for Investors and Media
(Business Wire)

Can SAP Get Its Supply Chain Mojo Back? (Network World)

Harris Corporation and Sunhillo Corporation Team to Develop Advanced Information Exchange Networks for Aviation Markets (PR Newswire)
Sunhillo is based in West Berlin NJ.

heipha, Biotest, and MODA Introduce Pre-barcoded Culture Media Plates with Automated Solution for Paperless Environmental Monitoring (PR Newswire)


2020: I See It Clearly - Through the Clouds (Sandhill.com)
Essay by Marc Benioff of salesforce.com.

Marin County may pull plug on computer fiasco (Marin Independent Journal)
A SAP project gone wrong.

Cisco Wants To Kill Your Cisco Set-Top Box With Another Cisco Set-Top Box (Silicon Alley Insider)

Daily Links 3/5/2010: RCN Sold For $1.2 Billion

Two tech workers sidelined in Web-cam case (Philadelphia Inquirer)

Wi-Fi iPad goes on sale April 3 in U.S. (Macworld)

RCN Sold For $1.2 Billion
No word on what, if anything will change for RCN users...
(Broadband Reports)
RCN provides broadband services in parts of the Philadelphia and Lehigh Valley areas.
Broadband Provider RCN Finally Gets Its Buyout Deal (Daily Finance)

Senate Commerce committee brings back Comcast and NBC Universal for fourth hearing (Washington Post: Post Tech)

NCC Media: New Name, Expands Audience Reach (MediaPost: Media Daily News)

Charging fees for Hulu comes with its own problems (Associated Press via Yahoo! News)

Survey Says: VCs Banking On Energy Efficiency, Storage (Wall Street Journal: Venture Capital Dispatch)

Logistics technology: SAP sees signs of a recovery in supply chain management software (Logistics Management)

Email Marketing Firm, Listrak, Integrates Customer and Site Data to Provide Advanced Profiling and Conversion Metrics
(PR Web)

Drexel food Web site revamped (The Triangle)


Daily Links 3/4/2010: Urban Outfitters' earnings jump 92%

Comcast's thePlatform Posts To Social Nets
Video Management System Provides Hooks into 10 Social Media Sites
(Multichannel News)

Analyst talks Comcast-NBC Uni deal
Moffet: 'We don't like the deal, but we do like the stock'
(Hollywood Reporter)

4A's: What's Delaying Ad Addressability?
Such platforms allow advertisers to target specific regions, zones, even individual households

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Software Development Firm Avencia Incorporated Announces New Company Name – Azavea Inc
(Business Wire)

Urban Outfitters Reports Q4 Earnings Jump 92% (Globe Newswire via CNN Money)

New Customers Fuel BravoSolution Growth in Challenging Year
Spend management vendor outpaces market to reach $71 Million in 2009 revenue

Dot-Mobi Gets New Owner, New Life Still In Doubt (MediaPost: MoBlog)
Top level domain acquired by Ireland-based Afilias, which has its US headquarters in Horsham.

DreamIt Recruiting New Class of Startups (Center Networks)

SAP - The Message Back on Target
(ZDNet Blogs)

Semiannual PostgreSQL User Conference - PG East 2010 - Adds Impressive Line-up of Speakers to Conference Roster (PR Newswire)

SunGard adds EMC Data Domain deduplication to Secure2Disk cloud data backup service (SearchDataBackup.com)

Acurian Generates over 50% of Clinical Trial Patient Referrals from Proprietary Relationships with Online Health Networks & Social Media Platforms (Business Wire)

New Lehigh institute will coordinate business efforts (Allentown Morning Call)


Daily Links 3/2/2010: Venmo gets funded

Rovi Pulls Out Of GuideWorks Venture With Comcast
Vendor Also Expands Deal With MSO for Metadata and Patents Across Mobile, Online
(Multichannel News)

SAP co-CEOs hope for love on promises of continuity
* Co-CEOs reiterate targets, strategy

SAP, Sybase Release Joint Mobile Apps
Sales and workflow apps developed on the Sybase mobile platform extend SAP CRM and Business Suite to iPhone and Windows devices.
(Information Week)

Venmo Wants You To Pay Your Pal, Over the Phone. What Will the Carriers Think? (All Things Digital: Media Memo)

E-mail Marketer ExactTarget Buys Twitter Enterprise Client CoTweet (paidContent)
CoTweet originally started out of Central Pennsylvania and was backed by First Round Capital, among others.
CoTweet, Internet start-up from central Pennsylvania, bought by ExactTarget (Harrisburg Patriot-News)

Ben Franklin group to invest in 5 Phila.-area companies (Philadelphia Business Journal)

USDA International Technology Services Awards Emtec Federal a Contract with Ceiling Value of $82.5 Million (Business Wire)

Registration Now Open for 'Be Together: The Be Communities LIVE Conference,' Being Held May 17-20, 2010, in Philadelphia (PR Newswire)

HIMSS: Meaningful Use Goes Over The Top (Information
Week: Heathcare Blogs)

Siemens' Dillione is HIMSS' smartest executive
(ZDNet Healthcare)

Pew Study: Philadelphia’s 311 System Shows Progress; Philly311 Made Contacting City Hall Easier but Challenges Remain in Handling Service Requests (PR Web)

Sungard earnings weeks behind past schedule (Philly.com: Philly Deals)
SunGard has since announced its earnings will
be released on March 15.