Saturday Highlights 1/5/2013: SAP talks up China; Gartner ups 2013 IT spending forecast

SAP CEO says China to become as important as U.S.: paper

IT professionals taking a cautious approach to SAP virtualization (SearchSAP)

Gartner upgrades 2013 IT spend to $3.7T (ZDNet)

Virginia Beach mayor sets deadline on luring NBA team (Sacremento Bee)
Comcast-Spectacor plays key role.

2013: The Year of Patient Engagement Innovations (Healthcare Informatics)
Highlights project at CHOP.

Engineering at Monetate/Monetate Video

Slickly produced video, presumably aimed at recruiting other engineers, on engineers at
Monetate and what they do.

Interview with Curalate CEO & Co-Founder Apu Gupta/TechFaster - Video

I thought this was an interesting interview that TechFaster did with Philly-based and First Round Capital-backed Curalate's CEO & Co-Founder Apu Gupta, who describes the challenges and opportunities in the brave new world of analytics for image-based social media platforms (such as Pinterest).


Today in Philly Tech History 1/5/2000: Motorola acquires General Instrument

Motorola completed its acquisition of Horsham-based General Instrument 13 years ago today in an all stock deal valued at about $17 billion.

Eventually known as Motorola Home, the supplier of technology to the Cable TV industry was spun off along with Motorola's handset business as Motorola Mobility on January 4, 2011. Motorola Mobility was later acquired by Google for $12.5 billion in May of 2012. Google announced it had reached an agreement to sell Motorola Home to the Arris Group for $2.35 billion in late December.