Dell had a busy week, announcing three acquisitions, one of which, thin client vendor Wyse Technology, may directly impact King of Prussia-based Devon IT's OEM relationship with Dell. I profiled Devon IT, speaking with its Pesident, Joe Makoid, and looked at both its upside and downside prospects.
I looked at New Hope-based, myYearbook parent company Quepasa's decision announced last week to rebrand under the name MeetMe.
First Round Capital appears to be adding more resources to support its portfolio companies, last week announcing that Jack Leidlein had joined the firm as its new Head of Talent.
WorldGate, a Bensalem-based pioneer in interactive TV that later tried to pivot to video phones, finally gave up the ghost by filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, an outcome anticipated as the company had virtually ceased operations some time ago. Founded in 1995, WorldGate listed debts of $50 million.
SAP AG celebrated the 40th anniversary of its founding with commemorative activities and a neat 60 second video timeline. Meanwhile, SAP's North American President based in Newtown Square, Robert Courteau, left the company after 15 months in the position. No explanation was immediately offered.
Wayne-based SunGard Availability Services announced it was getting into the Hadoop game, with a new service that gives users on-demand access to the big data processing platform.
The University of Pennsylvania will lead a $10 million National Science Foundation project aimed at automating more of the computer programming process.
paidContent looked at Invite Media one year after its acquisition by Google.
Comcast and other cable and media companies are asking the FCC to allow them to take steps that would disable Boxee's current method of streaming video.
Ben Franklin Technology Partners (Southeastern Pennsylvania) said it is seeking applicants for the next batch of "Project Liberty" startup ventures. Applications are due April 27.
Quote of the week: Oracle's President and CFO Safra Catz: "We are the cloud. Very few of these cloud companies are running on anything but our platforms. We don’t need the credit. You can’t start your day except in a cave without hitting Oracle a thousand times."
One wonders if she is on the same drugs Larry Ellison said SAP was on.
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