Highlights: Last week on Philly Tech News (5/21/2012 to 5/27/2012)

Center City-based healthcare payments processor InstaMed raised another $14 million, bringing its total funds raised to date to at least $36 million. The company said most of the new round came from existing investors, although there was one unnamed new investor.

I followed events at The Cable Show 2012 in Boston, including some major announcements from Comcast.

SAP announced another major acquisition last week. The target this time was Ariba, a California-based provider of a cloud-based business to business procurement and collaboration platform. The price was $4.3 billion, a 20% premium over the previous day's close.

SAP also moved to fully integrate its Sybase subsidiary into SAP, eliminating the current role of Sybase CEO John Chen. Also a (possibly intentionally) leaked internal memo from SuccessFactors CEO and SAP Cloud chief Lars Dalgaard may shed some light on his strategy for going forward.

Google finally closed on its $13 billion acquisition of Motorola Mobility after getting clearance from China. However, Google indicated it hasn't decided what its going to do yet with Motorola's Horsham-based cable technology business.

NJTechWeekly.com's Esther Surden contributed an update on AT&T's wireless coverage upgrades in New York City, New Jersey and Philadelphia.

Newtown-based EPAM Systems made its first acquisition since its IPO in February, buying Toronto-based Thoughtcorp for a total consideration of $17.4 million.

And an innovative healthcare IT startup that grew out of UPenn's nursing program, RightCare Solutions, won the $100,00 prize awarded by the inaugural Janssen Connected Care Challenge.

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Daily Links 5/29/2012: Sprint gives date for Nextel shutdown; Schilling blames RI for company's trouble

Four signs America's broadband policy is failing (Ars Technica)

Comcast Exec Among FCC's Open Internet Monitors
OIAC will gauge impact of FCC network neutrality rules
(Broadcasting & Cable)

Cable's Cloudy Future
In Tech Shift, Operators Rain Down Cloud-Based Content, Apps and Services
(Multichannel News)

Sapphire 2012: The Softer, Greater SAP...I Hope (Paul Greenberg/ZDNet Blogs)

SAP Energizes Its Cloud Strategy – The Lars Dalgaard Era Begins (Josh Greenbaum/Enterprise Irregulars)

The Cloud's Killer App? SAP's Bid to Own the Enterprise Social Space (ReadWriteWeb)

Schilling blames RI for company's trouble (AP via NECN.com)

Sprint Gives a Date for Nextel IDEN Shutdown: Next June (PC World)

Learning to Chase Online Word of Mouth
Fab.com and the value of Online Word of Mouth
(New York Times)
With an assist from RJMetrics.

Focus Pointe Global Announces Receipt of Growth Capital
Noel Sitzmann appointed as CEO to focus on Company’s expansion strategy
(Business Wire)