The first annual PACT Phorum event: 2012 Cloud Computing Conference was held on Wednesday at World Cafe Live and drew a packed house, energizing the Cloud community in Philadelphia.
Another round of cuts loom at Philadelphia Media Network, and the sale to a new ownership group for $55 million was announced today, as had been reported last week. I couldn't resist the opportunity to get my own digs in at the soap opera that's been going on at PMN in this April Fool's piece. And Technically Philly included me in one of their spoofs about unionizing Philly tech journalists.
The company formed through the merger of SunGard Higher Education and Datatel has a new name: Ellucian, whatever that means. (I thought SunGard Higher Ed was a bit more to the point.)
Fortune Magazine did a feature on what it called SAP's Radical Makover.
Comcast's unit thePlatform teamed up with Conshohocken-based Empathy Lab to develop a portal and UI offering that smaller cable operators can use to deploy "TV Everywhere" service.
The Daiily Pennsylvanian reported that Penn is expanding to the far side of the Schuylkill to build a new 16,000 square foot data center.
In venture news, search engine DuckDuckGo continues to report phenomenal traffic growth, Exton
Healthcare IT firm HIT Application Solutions raised $2.75 million in Series A funding (don't know from who), and Bucks County venture incubator Novotorium welcomed it second tenant, Inhabi.
Notable tweet: Wendy Warren, VP & Editor, Philly.com: @colinmlenton @ckrewson Guess what? We are not happy with the look of the site ourselves, and we're planning an overhaul...
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