Highlights last week on Philly Tech News (9/17/2012 to 9/23/2012)

I reported on the increasing number of 4G LTE options coming to the Philadelphia area in
the next year.

NJTechWeekly's Esther Surden provided a detailed report on Princeton-based Tigerlabs' first demo day held in July. Last week Tigerlabs took another step forward by announcing the launch of a startup accelerator for the healthcare industry.

First Round Capital announced it had led a seed round for Perceptual Networks, a startup to be located in Philadelphia. FRC also released a splashy video spotlighting the Philadelphia startup scene.

Salesforce.com's annual Dreamforce conference drew a huge crowd in San Francisco, as the company emphasized broadening its solutions to serve more functional areas within an enterprise.

Philly-based mobile development shop appRenaissance took a major step beyond being a
custom development shop
by introducing a new mobile app development platform, Artisan.

Radnor-based QlikTech launched its new app exchange, QlikMarket.

And unified communications provider Alteva opened its new national headquarters in Old City Philadelphia.

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Quewey moving out, selling furniture on craigslist

Tom Paine

Quewey, the Center City-based business Q&A site that pivoted last month to matching people with common professional interests amd bringing them together for social meetups, is moving out of its Rittenhouse Square offices by the end of September.

They are selling furniture on craigslist:

I'm not drawing any conclusions about what this might mean; I reached out to the company for comment but haven't received any response yet. The website is still live, but I haven't seen any other word from Quewey about what might be happening.

Quewey has raised $350,000 from angel investors, according to FormDs.com. Founded by ICG executive and Wharton MBA Matthew J. Safaii (ICG was not an investor) and launched in March, the startup's original concept was built around using LinkedIn to qualify the background and expertise of contributors to the Q&A site. But it never seemed to get much traction in building a user base before moving to its new format last month.


Daily Links 9/25/2012: Cable operators may challenge game consoles

SAP's Emerging Cloud Platform Strategy (Frank Scavo/Constellation Research)

Xbox Challenged as Cable Plots to Make Consoles Obsolete: (Bloomberg)

Verizon Nears Launch Of FiOS Media Server (Multichannel News)

How the U.S. is winning the race to next-gen Internet (PC World)

Cable outpaces iTunes for iVOD movies: Comcast leads rental category (Variety via Chicago Tribune)

FTTH Quietly Grows 10% in North America (Light Reading Cable)

Chattanooga, Tenn., tries to lure in tech experts (Philadelphia Inquirer)

University City innovation zone grant to aid new companies (Philadelphia Business Journal)

Fisker Karma 'plagued with flaws,' says Consumer Reports (Reuters via San Jose Mercury News)