First Round Capital Roundup: 11/17/2010

Jelli, a First Round Capital portfolio company that enables radio stations to use "crowd sourcing" to determine playlist priorities, is gaining an expanded presence in the Philadelphia market. WYSP/Philadelphia and WPST/Trenton have both considerably increased the number of hours programmed by Jelli users, who vote online for the artists and songs they wish to hear. Jelli also just recently introduced an iPhone app. Based in San Mateo, CA, the company has raised a total of $7 million to date, with Battery Ventures being another significant investor.

Yummly of Palo Alto, which provides a semantic search engine for recipes, raised $1.85 million, led by First Round, Intel Capital, and Harrison Metal Capital. Presumably, co-founder and CEO David Feller goes back a ways with Josh Kopelman, since he worked previously at, eBay, and StumpleUpon (an early First Round portfolio company).

First Round and Shasta Ventures lead a $3 million round in MOVIECLIPS.COM, a Los Angelos-based startup that is building a searchable database of movie clips (with licensing from the studios). Here is an interview with the company founders.

Daily Links 11/17/2010: Ben Franklin Technology Partners funds nine companies for $2.3 million

Comcast Teams With Sporting News On Regional Digital Publications
First RSN-Backed Edition Launched In Philadelphia
(Multichannel News)

Comcast talks with regulators on NBC deal heat up (Reuters)

Comcast's clumsy Hollywood kickoff
Its NBC Universal efforts make it look clueless

Comcast Reshuffles NBC’s Deck: Who’s Up, Down And Out
(Forbes: Moneywood)

War over? Comcast says "Consensus at hand on net neutrality" (Ars Technica)

Hulu Plus launches, cuts price -- look out Comcast and Netflix? (Seattle Times)

Nine firms get a total of $2.3M from Ben Franklin program ( Philly Inc)

Verizon Offers Free Security Credentials To Healthcare Professionals (Information Week)

'GIS Day' to Showcase Cutting-Edge Technologies and Jobs (PR Newswire)

PolicyMap Introduces Four New Decision-Making Tools
Additional Web 2.0 Functionality Helps People Understand, Use, and Share Good Data

UniTek Global Services, Inc. Announces Financial Results for Fiscal Third Quarter 2010 (Globe Newswire via

Xyntek's Biometric Solutions for Staff User Authentication & Patient Identification (Marketwire)