Got an issue with Apple? Email Steve Jobs (It worked for one Philly-area exec)

There was an uproar in the Mac/Java developer community yesterday when a statement contained in Apple documentation appeared to indicate that Java on OS X would be deprecated (left outdated with no more updates.)

Scott Fraser, CTO and Co-Founder of healthcare information technology provider Portico Systems of Blue Bell,
went straight to the source, emailing Steve Jobs for an answer.

And he got a response.

"“Our software is Java based and runs both on the server and the desktop. We have been in business for over 12 years now and are a healthy growing company with about 180 employees”, Fraser wrote in his email, which he posted on his Flickr account.

The reply, in Jobs' name, said "Sun (now Oracle) supplies Java for all other platforms. They have their own release schedules, which are almost always different than ours, so the Java we ship is always a version behind. This may not be the best way to do it.”

Daily Links 10/22/2010: Comcast invests in the sFund

Safeguard Scientifics Partner Company Clarient to Be Acquired by GE Healthcare for $587 Million or $5 Per Common Share (Business Wire)

Verizon Net Beats Estimates as Smartphone Ranks Grow (Bloomberg)
Verizon Adds 226k FiOS Users, Loses 165k DSL Users
As profits fall due to voluntary (and not so voluntary) layoffs
(Broadband Reports)

Kleiner Perkins and Partners Create $250 Million ‘Social’ Fund (New York Times: Bits)
Comcast, Liberty Media among those participating in fund. Raises $7 Million To Help Track Down Good Deals (No, Not Like Groupon) (TechCrunch)
Texas firm backed by Susquehanna Growth Equity.

LLR Partners Invests in Lightspeed Financial (Business Wire)

SAP and consumer healthcare (ZDNet Blogs)

Global CIO: SAP Shares Corporate Treasure With Customers (Information Week)

SAP's mobile strategy, the SI perspective (ZDNet Blogs)

Hulu Plus, Take Two: How’s $4.95 a Month? (All Things Digital: MediaMemo)

FCC starting to wade into Fox-Cablevision battle (LA Times: Company Town)