I gave a preview of the IMPACT 2012 Venture Summit Mid-Atlantic, scheduled for November 7 & 8 in Philadelphia. Steve Case will give the keynote address, and PACT plans to have more out of town investors than in past years. The deadline for companies seeking a presentation slot to apply has been extended one week until this Friday, September 21.
At long last, the Philly311 mobile app finally launched, through the assistance of PublicStuff.
Two Philly-area newspaper groups faced pressure, as Yardley-based Journal Register received criticism over its second bankruptcy despite what was said to be a turnaround, and Inquirer/Daily News owner Interstate General Media sought another round of concessions from workers. Meanwhile, Philly-based turnaround firm Versa Capital Management announced it had formed a new group including the newspapers it had acquired, to be called Civitas Media LLC.
SAP co-CEO Jim Hagemann-Snabe opened up to Information Week on SAP's Cloud strategy, HANA platform, and other subjects in an interesting onstage interview.
Janney Capital analyst Tony Wible rated Comcast a buy, saying long-term technology trends were in its favor.
And NJTechWeekly's Esther Surden contributed a writeup on the New Jersey Technology Council's Health Information Technology Summit, held in July in Princeton, which involved several Pennsylvania participants.
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