Daily Links 4/30/2010: Former Newsweek President Osberg To Head Up Philly Papers

Budget cuts likely in wake of Philly news auction (Associated Press via
Google News)

Papers' new publisher, CEO to push digital content (Philadelphia Daily News)
Former Newsweek President Osberg To Head Up Philly Papers (paidContent)

In farewell, Digital Chief Saridakis attacks pay wall strategy, saying: 'Industry going about it all wrong' (Gannett Blog)

Health IT funding to create 50,000 jobs
Sixty regional IT help centers will help health care facilities implement electronic medical records

Recession hits project management software sales
Market growth dented by 'spending uncertainties', reports Gartner

An SAP-HP Partnership Coming In Mobile Enterprise Apps? (Sramana Mitra on Strategy)

Life Sciences Dominate at Wharton Competition (New York Times:
You're the Boss Blog)

People Start To Realize The Broadband Plan Has a Broadband Tax
Though it remains unclear how much it will be...
(Broadband Reports)

Bill Gates visits Science Leadership Academy (Philadelphia Inquirer)

Quarterly Earnings Highlights (Media Experiences 2 Go/Motorola Corporate Blog)

Google reportedly preparing to intro TV software next month (Ars Technica)


Daily Links 4/29/2010: InterDigital revenues up 65%, Motorola's Home segment down 18%

Thinking Screen Pulls in $2 Million, Looks to Apple iPad (Xconomy Boston)
Scala of Exton invests in Thinking Screen and acquires part of company.

InterDigital Announces First Quarter 2010 Financial Results (Business Wire)
Revenue up 65%.

Motorola posts profit, smartphone sales rise (Reuters via Washington Post)
Motorola's Home Sales Drop 18% In Q1
Division's Shipments Of Set-Top, Digital Entertainment Devices Decline 28% In Period
(Multichannel News)

New owners know money, but how about media? (Philadelphia Daily News)

Bill Gates to answer Philly students’ questions (Philadelphia Inquirer)

Partners Further Enrich SME On-Demand Solution SAP(R) Business ByDesign(TM) With Next Round of Complementary Solutions (PR Newswire)

Ex-SAP CEO talks about 'the next big thing' in IT (IDG via Bloomberg Business Week)

Groupon Competitor LivingSocial Has Now Raised $44 Million This Year (Mashable)
Expands into Philadelphia and three other markets.

Comcast: net neutrality should be less filling, taste great (Ars Technica)

Delaware business: Wilmington's creative collective
Entrepeneurs build an office space for like-minded folks
(Wilmington News Journal)

ERT Agrees to Acquire the Research Services Division of CareFusion (PR Newswire)
$81 million cash deal.
ERT Reports First Quarter 2010 Results (PR Newswire via MarketWatch)

CDI Corp. Reports First Quarter 2010 Results and Announces Dividend (PR Newswire)

Bring Pharma Into Social Media Mix (MediaPost Blogs)
Written by Katy Thorbahn, Senior Vice President & General Manager of Philly-based Razorfish Health.


Lenders win Philly newspaper auction

Phila. Newspapers sold to lenders (Philadelphia Inquirer)

Philadelphia Inquirer Lenders Group Wins Auction (Bloomberg via San Francisco Chronicle)

Daily Links 4/28/2010: Comcast, SAP results up

Comcast First-Quarter Profit Beats Analyst Estimates (Bloomberg Business Week)

Comcast’s Roberts: Q1 ‘Real Turnaround’ In Advertising; Hopeful’ About NBCU (paidContent)

Comcast IDs Next WiMax Markets
(Light Reading Cable)

SAP posts double-digit Q1 growth, keeps outlook (Reuters)

SAP on the bounce? (ZDNet Blogs)

SAP Tips Hand on Cloud Plans as Profits Soar
(Information Week)

Bidding begins in Philadelphia newspaper auction (Associated Press via Boston Herald)
Lenfest offers $10M as bidding war for papers heats up (Philadelphia Inquirer)

Investment From Gimv to Propel RES Software’s Global Expansion and Deepen its Presence in Key Markets (Business Wire)

Razorfish Health Purges Creative Department (MediaBistro: AgencySpy)
Razorfish Health is based in Philadelphia.

GSI Commerce Reports Fiscal 2010 First Quarter Operating Results (Business Wire)

Tech firm closes its doors; 125 jobs lost (London Free Press)
Canada-based Comcast unit TVWorks lets 125 employees go; ships work to Philadelphia and California.

Verizon Feels They're 8-10 Years Ahead Of Cable
Which might be true, as long as you ignore half of their network...
(Broadband Reports)

SEI Reports First-Quarter 2010 Financial Results (PR Newswire)

Tyco Electronics posts 2Q profit as revenue rises (Associated Press via Bloomberg Business Week)

CardioNet, Inc. Reports First Quarter 2010 Financial Results (Business Wire)

Innovative Solutions & Support, Inc. Announces Fiscal 2010 Second Quarter Financial Results (Business Wire)


Daily Links 4/27/2010: Philly newspapers auction set to get underway

Unisys Announces First-Quarter 2010 Financial Results (PR Newswire)
Unisys stock down 14% so far today.
Unisys Shares Swoon As Q1 Revenue Falls Short Of Street Ests (Barron's: Tech Trader Daily)

Salesforce And VMware Partner To Launch Enterprise Java Cloud Platform VMforce (TechCrunchIT)

Newspaper auction set to get underway in New York (Philadelphia Inquirer)

Unions threaten strike amid Philly papers auction (Reuters)

Comcast-NBC Probe Lets FCC Seek Concessions for Web TV Startups (Bloomberg Business Week)

Laissez-faire Republican is battling the Comcast-NBC deal (LA Times)
I would hardly call Kevin Martin "laissez-faire" based on his performance at the FCC.

Verizon adds more Net content to Fios (CNET News)

Satellite Guys Start Building Their Own Canoe (Light Reading Cable)

Comcast To Launch Tunerfish At TechCrunch Disrupt (TechCrunch)

Ametek Q1 results top Wall Street view (Reuters)

QlikTech takes the plunge and files for IPO (Ovum)

Penn State Introduces Online Software Engineering Master’s Degree (PR Web)

Kal and Lucille Rudman Foundation donate $1.2M for Temple TV production center (Philadelphia
Business Journal)


Daily Links 4/26/2010: Alberto Culver cites SAP problems in earnings report

CableLabs Next-Gen Broadband Project Envisions Multigigabit Speeds
Data-Over-Coax Technology Would Eliminate 6-MHz Channel Divisions
(Multichannel News)

Perelman Joins Toll in Fight to Buy Inquirer Owner (Bloomberg Business Week)

10 Tech Acquisitions That Would Rock The Industry (Information Week: Global CIO)

Enterprise Software: Awaiting An Outbreak Of Merger Mania (Barron's: Tech Trader Daily)

Alberto Culver profit rises less than expected (Reuters)
Company cites continuing problems with SAP system.

Microsoft Announces Business Platform Integration, Updates (eWeek)

DreamIt Ventures Startl-ed by its largest program yet (Philadelphia Business Journal)

FAA Controllers in Philadelphia Transition to Next Generation Air Transportation System Technology (FAA via ATC News)

SES WORLD SKIES’ SES-1 Satellite Successfully Launched on Board ILS Proton (Business Wire)

NBC Universal Plans Benchmark Three-Part Offering (Bloomberg via
San Franciso Chronicle)

Ben Franklin (Northeastern PA) to Invest $393,146 In Regional Economic Development (PR Log)

Got a gripe? Do something about it with SeeClickFix (Lansdale Reporter)
Journal Register partners with website.

PA's tax amnesty program plagued by weak IT and phone support (ZDNet Blogs)


Will Comcast's time on the Hill pay off? (Reuters)

Billionaire Burkle Joins Local Group as Three Bidders Emerge for Philly Newspapers (Editor & Publisher)

Detroit's salvation may come from a new kind of Big 3 (Detroit Free

Project aims to ID city's problem solvers (Arizona Daily Star)

L. Merion school official to turn over computer (Philadelphia Inquirer)

Investor joins bid to buy newspapers (Philadelpha Inquirer)

The Envelope, Please: From Eight Great Innovative Tools, Which Ones Are the Winners? (India Knowledge@Wharton)

Cox Adds Weight to Comcast's Big Box Project (Light Reading Cable)

A Convenient, Mysterious Service From Cable Companies (New York
"What would cause three cutthroat rivals, who compete for the same customers in the same states, to band together and cooperate like this?"
No, they really don't compete with each other very much.

Verizon Gives FiOS Widgets a Facelift (Telecompetitor)

SAP continues its sustainability drive (Ovum)

Will SAP Become More Acquisitive? New Strategy for Procurement and the Supply Chain (Part 5) (Spend Matters)

XOS Digital Completes Equity Offering
Glenn Rieger, Christopher Noe and Christopher McCleary Join Board
(Press Release/pdf)
Round led by NewSpring Ventures, and joined by Dublin Capital Partners, a Lenfest Enterprise fund.

E-SoftSys zeroes in on self-storage
(Philadelphia Business Journal: Technology Blog)

Daily Links 4/22/2010: FCC Plows Ahead With Broadband Plan Despite Comcast Ruling

Verizon Reports Continued Growth in Cash Flow in 1Q; Solid FiOS, Wireless Growth in Customers and Revenues (PR Newswire)

FiOS TV Tops 3 Million, As Its Growth Slows
Verizon Serves as Many Video Subs as Cablevision
(Multichannel News)

Verizon FiOS: get ready for a public hearing, Baltimore-style (Baltimore Sun: BalTech)

CenturyTel to Buy Qwest in Stock Swap to Add Services (Bloomberg via Business Week)

Google Invites AT&T, Comcast, Verizon To Fiber Party
Whenever they actually get a network built...
(Broadband Reports)

FCC moves to open television set-top box for Internet, competition (Washington Post: Post Tech)

FCC Plows Ahead With Broadband Plan Despite Comcast Ruling (GigaOM)

Hulu pushes forward with $9.95 subscription service
(LA Times: Company Town)

IPv6 gear almost ready for Comcast trials (CED Magazine)

Philly Papers to revise bid for Inquirer publisher
* Toll-led group to enter new bid by Friday deadline

Microsoft to Direct Small Businesses Seeking Unified Communications Solutions With VoIP Integration to Alteva
New Offering Integrates Voice With Exchange, SharePoint and Office Communications Server


Quintiq Lands Contract with US FAA Worth up to $17.6 Million (Business Wire)

Software misuse develops as theme at Perzel hearing (Philadelphia


Daily Links 4/21/2010: USOC, Comcast drop plan for Olympic Channel

e-Dialog Secures Foothold in Mobile Marketing Through Acquisition of M3 Mobile
Company that Set the Standard for Relevant E-mail Marketing to Help Clients Deliver Targeted Mobile Campaigns
(Business Wire)
M3 Mobile is based in Norristown

SAP Plans to Acquire Compliance Software Vendor TechniData
(PC World)

Lockheed Net Beats Estimate; Health Costs Cut Outlook (Bloomberg via Business Week)

Lockheed Martin layoffs hit 130 in Moorestown (Philadelphia Business Journal)

Fantasy teams draw real online bets
(Philly.com: Philly Deals)

Salesforce Buys Business Directory Jigsaw For $142 Million In Cash Plus Earn-Out (TechCrunch)

Ametek sees Q1 profit above Street; ups FY EPS outlook (Reuters)

Princeton University analyzes iPad Wi-Fi bug, offers workaround
(O'Grady's PowerPage)

Will SAP Become More Acquisitive? New Strategy for Procurement and the Supply Chain (Part 3) (Spend Matters)
Suggests Malvern's BravoSolution and Princeton's Zycus as potential candidates.

USOC, Comcast no longer training for an Olympics Channel (LA Times: Company Town)

Venture Investment In New York, New England Rebounding Faster Than Silicon Valley (Forbes Blogs: Velocity)

Ulticom Announces Fiscal Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2009 Results (Business Wire)

Gartner names ProtonMedia “Cool Vendor in the High-Performance Workplace”
(ProtonMedia Blog)


LiveIntent running beta on Philly.com

LiveIntent, a New York startup backed by First Round Capital and Battery Ventures, has been running a beta on Phiily.com. A box on the righthand sidebar of Philly.com sections reads "Philly.com twitter recommendations". Place your cursor over it, and a box will open up over towards the center of the page showing a scrollable list of recommended twitter feeds.

Right now, these mostly appear to be Philly.com journalists, First Round Capital execs, and promotional twitter accounts. LiveIntent, which raised $4.25 million from First Round and Battery, was discussed in this Wall Steet Journal blog last week on the challenges faced by Twitter's attempts to expand its control over its ecosystem.

Daily Links 4/20/2010: Rutgers (Piscataway) to offer iPad business courses with Apple

IT company EMC in services, sponsorship deal with Phillies (Philadelphia Business Journal)

Pa. district took 56,000 images on student laptops (Associated Press via Google News)

Cloud Communications Alliance Brings Voice Communications to the ‘Cloud’ (Press Release)
Philadelphia's Alteva part of the Alliance.

Janney Montgomery Scott Reiterates a 'Neutral' Rating on Kenexa (KNXA); Raises Fair Value (StreetInsider.com)

SunGard Unveils Valdi Order System With Global Focus (Bloomberg via Business Week)

Ridge Global, Prism eSolutions Form Strategic Alliance To Address Growing Enterprise Risk Management Needs
(PR Newswire)

Snider funding conservative RightNetwork (Philadelphia Daily News)

SevOne Extends Reach in EMEA With New Distribution Partner
Holonomix to Provide Next-Generation Network Performance Management Software and Services to Organizations in the UK

Podcast: Business by Design - Eric Brown of Johnson Products Shares Their SAP ByD Story (Jon Reed on SAP Consulting)

Verizon Downplays FiOS Deployment Freeze
And plays up the level of market competition...
(Broadband Reports)

Just like Comcast? RCN accused of throttling P2P (Ars Technica)

Boomi Launches Industry's First "Trust" Site for SaaS and Cloud Integration (Marketwire)

Rutgers and Apple team up to offer iPad business courses (Newark Star-Ledger)


Study: Philadelphia market ranks 17th in Apple ownership by % of adults

According to a study conducted by Experian Simmons, Philadelphia ranked 17th among Designated Market Areas (DMAs) in the continental US, with 27.1% of adult residents owning at least one Apple device (iPod, iPhone or Mac). This compares to 32.3% for the #1 ranked San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose DMA, and 31.3% in the #2 Boston DMA. The Philadelphia ownership rate is 125% the national average.
Presumably, the students in the Lower Merion School District were not surveyed.

The complete study results can be seen here (they ask you to answer a few questions first and then you download the pdf.) The shaded map from Experian Simmons below shows the how the concentation of Apple ownership varies across the country.

NYC And Philadelphia Transit Goes Real-Time (Information Week)
SEPTA Bus Map Demo

Philly Tech People News 4/18/2010

The Franklin Institute Honors The 'Best of the Best'
Bill Gates in Philadelphia to receive Franklin Award, Charles Osgood to host sold-out ceremony
(PR Newswire)

Aria Systems Appoints Mike Morini Chief Executive Officer
(Business Wire)

GSI Commerce Selects Chris Saridakis as Chief Executive Officer of Marketing Services Segment
Marketing services visionary to lead in newly formed chief executive role; Positions GSI to capture key growth opportunity
(Business Wire)

GSI Commerce Appoints Jim MacIntyre to Lead Global E-commerce Technology Business (Business Wire)

Léo Apotheker Joins GT Nexus Board of Directors (Marketwire)

CRM manager Hires Senior VP of Sales and Senior VP of Client Services (PR Newswire)

Klaus Besier Named CEO of RES Software (Business Wire)

Sujit Banerjee Joins Element Partners (PE Hub)

Canoe Hires Analytics Guru
Gerard Broussard Appointed VP, Research and Analytics
(Multichannel News)

Canoe Appoints Advisory Board
Industry Consultant Garrity Named Chairman Of Cable Ad Firm's Advisory Group
(Multichannel News)

Kaplan EduNeering Announces the Appointment of Two Key Senior Management Positions (Business Wire)

Janney Continues to Deepen Equity Research, Adding Veteran Semiconductor Analyst Nicholas Aberle (Business Wire)

Rutgers School of Business–Camden names new dean (Philadelphia Business Journal)

Director of Information Technology Appointed to the Historical Society of Pennsylvania (Press Release)

Calling London - A Volcanic Opportunity (Redeye VC)

Tweetie's Philadelphia roots

iPhone/Mac Twitter client app Tweetie, acquired last week by Twitter, was apparently started in Philadelphia by Loren Brichter - well, he was living here for a while anyway. A native New Yorker, Tufts graduate, and former Apple employee, Brichter wlll be joining Twitter, which probably means he'll be heading to California.
His company, atebits, was more or less a one-person shop, as I understand it. Twitter will re-release "Tweetie" as "Twitter for iPhone" and eliminate the $2.99 price. No word on how much Twitter paid to buy the app.

Daily Links 4/15/2010: XIPWIRE launches mobile payment service in Philadelphia

XIPWIRE Launches Mobile Payment Service; Simple and Secure Text-to-Pay Technology is First of Its Kind in Philadelphia
- Free Until 2011, XIPWIRE Users Can Experience the Convenience of a Mobile Wallet -

(Business Wire)

April 2010 Business Outlook Survey (Federal Reserve Bank of

Biden sees technological 'resurrection' in Bethlehem (Allentown Morning Call)

Consumer Group Slams Frontier's New Overcharging Scheme
"Completely divorced from the underlying economics..."
(Broadband Reports)

Cablevision, Comcast, Time Warner Cable Strike Wi-Fi Pact
Customers of any three can now roam all three's Wi-Fi hotspots, free
(Broadband Reports)

FCC To Address Set-Top Boxes, CableCard at April 21 Meeting
Commission Seeks Rule Changes to Spur Set-Top Retail Market
(Multichannel News)

GSI Commerce Enters Strategic Software Distribution Agreement and Purchases Minority Interest in German E-commerce Software Company, Intershop Communications AG (Business Wire)

SEI Selected by Wells Fargo to Provide Processing for Wealth Management and Institutional Retirement Businesses (PR Newswire)

NewSpring Capital invests in Exegy (Philadelphia Business Journal)

Pennsylvania Senate to consider tough ticket resale law that bans 'bot' software (TicketNews)


Daily Links 4/14/2010: Kulicke & Soffa stock soars on increased revenue results

Kulicke & Soffa Sees FY Q2, Q3 Revenues Above Street Ests (Barron's: Tech Trader Daily)
Stock price up almost 20% today.

Biden coming to Bethlehem (Allentown Morning Call)
Will announce funding to expand Ben Franklin Technology Partners incubator there.

SAP to appoint first woman to top management-report (Reuters)

Will SAP Become More Acquisitive? New Strategy for Procurement and the Supply Chain (Part 2) (Spend Matters)

Twitter, SAP, pull, polymaths and John Hagel (ZDNet Blogs)

Consumer Tech to Enterprise Tech (Enterprise Irregulars)
Presentation given at Emerging Technologies for the Enterprise conferencen in Philly last

Ex-Gannett Digital Exec Saridakis Named CEO Of GSI Commerce Marketing Unit

IT firm targets Longbridge as its European base (Birmingham Post)
Devon IT expands in Europe.

Live: Senate Net Neutrality Hearing Starring FCC’s Genachowski (paidContent)

Justice Dept. fully investigating Comcast-NBC merger, AG Holder tells Franken (MinnPost.com)
I guess Al never got over NBC cancelling his show.

Verizon and Motorola to Trial Energy-Efficient Set-Top Box With Double the Storage Capacity for Digital Video Recordings (PR Newswire)

Federal Reserve
Board Beige Book: Third District--Philadelphia; April 14, 2010


Daily Links 4/13/2010: Philly Daily News to launch weekend edition in October

Twitter Starts Advertising Service in Bid to Boost Revenue (Bloomberg via Business Week)

Philly Daily News to launch weekend edition in October (Poynter Online: Romenesko)

Policy Watch: Will the FCC Declare War? (Light Reading Cable)

FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski delivers tough love to broadcasters (LA Times: Company Blog)

Opinion: Eshoo: FCC already has the power to regulate free, open Internet (San Jose Mercury News)

An Internet for Everybody (New York Times Op-Ed: Susan Crawford)

Lockheed Martin Completes First Live Tracking Exercise With New Multi-Mission, Open Architecture Aegis Signal Processor (PR Newswire)

SAP Shuffles Management Board Responsibilities, FTD Reports (Bloomberg)

Ex-SAP CEO Apotheker joins U.S. software firm (Reuters)

EDSA, Viridity Energy Announce Ground-Breaking Collaborative Technology Effort for UC San Diego Microgrid Effort (Business

WorkSmart Acquires 2 Firms in 12 Months (PR Newswire)

Communications firm to set up shop in Lower Makefield (PhillyBurbs.com)

iPad in Healthcare: A Roundup (Medgadget)

Allscripts and dbMotion Selected by Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson University Physicians to Provide HIE for Advancing Patient Centered Medical Home (PR Newswire)

Neurobiology and Video Compression (Media Experiences 2 Go)


myYearbook’s Chatter Driving 1 Million Updates A Day, 1 Billion Page Views A Month (TechCrunch)

DEMO tour: East Coast tech startup community is abuzz (VentureBeat)
Somehow managed to skip over Philly.

Ovation Announces Partnership With Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance and City of Philadelphia Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy (PR Newswire)

Daily Links 4/9/2010: Accenture sees ERP deals up

Burke Snags $34 Million In 2009 Compensation
Comcast COO Pay Rose 50% Last Year
(Multichannel News)

Raze the mystery house
America needs clearer laws to regulate internet access
(The Economist)

FCC Shrugs Off Comcast Loss, Moves Forward On Broadband Plan
Luckily For FCC, Much Of The Plan Sets The Bar Low
(Broadband Reports)

Accenture: ERP, systems integration deals coming back (ZDNet Blogs)

SAP users see benefits to upgrades (Computerworld)

NextDocs Announces New Clinical Collaboration Portal
Version 3.7 Product Helps Life Sciences Organizations Manage Clinical Trials, Support External Collaboration
(Business Wire)

Microsoft's man in Malvern (Philly.com: Philly Deals)

BioClinica Launches WebSend and Creates Efficiencies for Clinical Trial Imaging Delivery
Transfers Clinical Trial Images and Tracks Status Via the Internet
(Business Wire)

HIStalk Mobile Interviews Scott Storrer (HIStalk)
Scott Storrer is President and CEO of MEDecision of Wayne.

Software's future breaks through the “clouds”
Cloud computing will solve procurement's IT infrastructure woes, and social media will improve collaboration, bidding, training and negotiations.

Frustrations With Cloud Computing Mount (IDG via New York


Daily Links 4/8/2010: GoodCompany Ventures accepting applications

Mistras Achieves Strong Revenue Growth and Increased Profitability in Third Quarter of Fiscal 2010
(Globe Newswire via CNN Money)

Wounds of layoff remain fresh for Bentley Systems' CEO (Philly.com: Philly Inc)

Is QlikTech a Billion-Dollar Baby? (Seeking Alpha)

AMETEK Acquires Imago Scientific Instruments
Acquisition Adds to AMETEK's High-End Elemental Analysis Capabilities
(PR Newswire)

Verizon CEO: Studies be damned, US is tops in broadband (Ars Technica)

GoodCompany Ventures: Call for Applications
GoodCompany Ventures is now accepting applications for the Summer 2010 program

Podcast session with Boomi (ebizQ: Cloud Computing Insights)

NetSuite rolling out 'codeless' customization tool
The vendor is making a run at SAP's Business ByDesign with a new business-process tweaking kit
(Network World)

Oracle: Janney Launches Coverage With Buy Rating, $32 Target
(Barron's: Tech Trader Daily)

Appeals Court: Let the Auction of Philly Newspapers Begin
(Editor & Publisher)

Insider Tells Us Comcast Will Shake Up Speed Tiers This Year
Xfinity rebranding means a market gets 12/2, 20/4, 50/10, 100/25 Mbps tiers
(Broadband Reports)

FiOS TV Adds Comcast Network In Philly, N.J. Regions
Network Presents Selects Phillies, Flyers, Sixers Contests
(Multichannel News)

Drexel University Advanced Energy Leadership Conference Spotlights Future of Smart Grid, Energy Management and Sustainability in Mid-Atlantic Region (Business Wire)


Daily Links 4/7/2010: Comcast 3D goes live

See us now, get the app soon (Philadelphia Daily News)

Comcast: We'll Continue To Play Nice In Lieu of Court Ruling
Carrier insists more open, transparent practices won't change...
(Broadband Reports)

Copps: Time To End 'Ancillary Authority Dance'
McDowell, Baker praise court decision, warn against reclassification
(Multichannel News)

Comcast 1, FCC 0: what to look for in the inevitable rematch
(Ars Technica)

FCC extends comment period for net neutrality after court decision (Washington Post: Post Tech)

Comcast's 3D channel goes live, just in time for the Masters

Brook Lenfest's Internet "powerhouse" (Philly.com: Philly Inc)
NetCarrier press release.

SunGard Creates 4,500 Person-Strong Global Services Organization (PR Web)

Internet Capital Group: Dotcom Boom Redux? (Seeking Alpha)

Oracle releases Primavera Portfolio Management 8 (V3.co.uk)

SAP vulnerability could expose systems to hacking
* Could leave companies open to sabotage, espionage, fraud

Startup helps office towers find big energy savings (Reuters)
Mentions Philly's RealWinWin.

Gannett Chief Digital Officer Saridakis Quits
Former CEO of Conshohocken"s PointRoll.

RCD Technology Develops High-Performance RFID Cargo Tag to Capture Industrial Opportunities (Business Wire)

Main Line Health Awards Managed Services Contract to SunGard Availability Services (PR Newswire)


Daily Links 4/6/2010: CTDI continues to grow through acquisitions

Moto Shuffles Ahead of Split (Light Reading Cable)

CTDI Acquires More Access Assets (Light Reading Cable)
West Chester-based company continues to grow.

FanDuel partners with Philly.com to let US newspaper readers bet online legally (TechCrunch Europe)

SunGard Higher Education Launches Industry’s First ERP Community Source Initiative
Initiative is Designed to Harness Power and Expertise of Customer Base and Make Valuable Functionality Available to Entire User Community
(Business Wire)

Ingres and Contemporary Software Concepts of New Jersey Ink Strategic Partnership – Eye Manufacturing and Public Sector
Upcoming Webcast Focuses on How Companies are Surviving in a “Post Economic Recovery” World

(Business Wire)

Cardionet rises as analyst upgrades shares (Associated Press via

Mercy Health System Expands Its Use of NextGen Technology to Enhance Care Coordination (Business Wire)

Guest post: Microsoft should buy medical-records company
Microsoft EMR: It's Not Just a Matter of When, It's a Matter of Who
(Seattle Post-Intelligencer)
First recommendation: Horsham's NextGen Healthcare Information Systems.

As FDA debates social media rules, pharma isn’t waiting (Philadelphia Business Journal)

Pa. school official ordered deposed in webcam case (Associated
Press via Philadelphia Inquirer)

NetReach Web Development Technology Helps Parkway Council Foundation Promote Philadelphia’s Parkway District as a Destination
(Business Wire)


Daily Links 4/5/2010: FCC forms strategy to defend broadband powers

SAP Signals Changes At Insider Event – Vaguely (Merv's Market Strategies for IT Suppliers)

Oracle Adds Pharmaceutical Focus to CRM on Demand (PC World)

Proscape Announces iShowPlayer App for iPad (Marketwire)

FCC forms strategy to defend broadband powers (Reuters)

NetCompetition: FCC Contemplating 'Overreaching Regulatory Hubris."
Says proposed regulations would be bad for goals of national broadband plan
(Broadcasting & Cable)

Change Up At NBC Sports Digital; Miller Shifts To Universal Sports, Keeps Olympics (paidContent)

SaaS best-of-breed vs. SaaS suites: Who's likely to win? (ZDNet Blogs)

City to embrace iPhone, develop 311 app (Philly.com)
If Philadelphia still doesn't have the underlying software systems it needs to run the 311 service effectively, I'm not sure how much good it will do to build iPhone apps to run on top of it.
Pew Study: Philadelphia's 311 system shows progress after one year (Plan Philly)

Software developers steering creative energy toward burgeoning app market (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)

SunGard Launches Middle-Office Outsourcing Service for Energy and Commodities Trading
SunGard Launches Middle-Office Outsourcing Service for Energy and Commodities Trading

(PR Web)


Comcast’s Queen of Convergence Speaks (GigaOM)

Early adopters pounce on iPad at mall (Cherry Hill Courier-Post)

Buyers queue up for their iPads (Philadelphia Inquirer)

Delaware business: Disconnect between FiOS, Wilmington likely to linger
With Verizon's rollout nearly complete, city left out
(Wilmington News Journal)

Technologies Inc. Form S-1
(Securities and Exchange Commission)


Comcast Usage Meter Keeps Expanding
So what happens if you cross the 250 GB limit?
(Broadband Reports)

NBC Reevaluating Streaming TV Episodes to IPad (PC World)

Apple iPad launch draws morning lines after months of hype (NJ.com)

Gallery: iPad launch in Atlantic City (ZDNet Blogs: The Apple

Daily Links 4/2/2010: Comcast-NBCU deal under scrutiny by Florida, other states

Eastern Tech-MAC merging (Philadelphia Business Journal)
MAC Alliance and The Eastern Technology Council Announce Agreement to Merge
(Press Release)

BI Software Provider QlikTech Files for $100M IPO (Managing Automation)
2009 revenue of $157.4 million.

Comcast-NBC Universal Deal Probed by Florida Amid U.S. Review
(Bloomberg via Business Week)

Verizon Derides Cable 3DTV Efforts
(Light Reading Cable)

Comcast Owes One-Fifth of Its Value to VoIP (Seeking Alpha)

Delaware iPad lines form at 6, maybe earlier (Wilmington News Journal)


QlikTech files for IPO

In a long anticipated move, in-memory business intelligence provider QlikTech of Radnor announced today it had filed a registration statement on Form S-1 for a proposed initial public offering of common stock. No info at this time concerning number of shares or pricing. Morgan Stanley, Citigroup Global Markets, and J.P. Morgan are acting as joint book-runners, and Jefferies & Company and Thomas Weisel Partners LLC will be co-managers.

QlikTech has grown rapidly and achieved revenue of $120 million in 2008; I have yet to see 2009 figures. This should be the biggest tech IPO in the Philly area in some time. I don't have enough information to makes guesses as to how much the company is worth except that it should be in the hundreds of million dollars. An IPO not only would help some people to "cash out" or get some liquidity for their interest in QlikTech, but it would also give the company a currency to make acquisitions to broaden its product portfolio.

See press release here.


Daily Links 4/1/2010: LoKast Creator Secures $1 Million In Venture Funding

LoKast Creator Secures $1 Million In Venture Funding (MediaPost: Online Media Daily)

Comcast demos live 3D TV
(CNET News)

Successes (and Some Growing Pains) at Hulu (New York Times: DealBook)

Haggar Clothing Co. Launches E-Commerce Business with GSI Commerce as Its Strategic Multiyear E-Commerce Partner
(Business Wire)

Verizon, IBM launch private cloud backup service (Computerworld)

Lawson puts its ERP on Amazon's cloud (IDG via Business Week)

Forrester Critiques SAP's Data Management Tools (IT Business Edge)

Moxy Vote looking forward to this year’s proxy season (Philadelphia Business Journal: Law & Finance Blog)

CPSI Announces the Acquisition of Devon Consulting (PR Newswire)

Berliner Communications Announces Financial Results for Six Months Ended December 31, 2009 (PR Newswire)

Clear Align of Eagleville uses brainpower to make gains in optics work (Keystone Edge)

WebLinc launches DeepDiscount.com (WebLinc Blog)


Pennsylvania Invites World to Explore Its Civil War Trails on Google Earth (PR Newswire)