French Upstart Makes Offer for T-Mobile USA (New York Times: DealBook)


SAP ties up with Apigee for API management (PC World)

Oracle buys TOA Technologies in strike against Salesforce.com (PC World)

Verizon’s Cloud Video Unit Connects With Comcast’s thePlatform (Multichannel News)

Time Warner Cable Earnings Trail Analysts’ Estimates
(Bloomberg)

Charter wants to bring cloud-based UI to all of its set-top boxes by 2015 (Gigaom)


TruePosition and Ericsson settle antitrust litigation
(Thomson Reuters One)




Heartland Payment Systems to Acquire TouchNet Information Systems, Inc. (Business Wire)
Heartland paying $375 million.

Ad Analytics And Targeting Company Dstillery Raises $24M More For Mobile Growth (TechCrunch)
Led by NewSpring Capital.

CEO Who Sold Diapers.com to Amazon Raises $55 Million to Challenge Amazon Again (Re/code)
MentorTech Ventures invests, as it did in Diapers.com. Lore is a Penn alumni.

CVC in lead to buy Epicor for more than $3 billion: sources
(Reuters)
Epicor, a tier 2 ERP vendor, has a significant presence in Bensalem.







Report: Rue La La attracts Gilt Groupe for potential sale (Fortune)
Majority owner is Michael Rubin's Conshohocken-based Kynetic LLC.


Quintiq, supply chain planning and optimization software firm with joint HQ in Radnor, acquired for $336 million






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It must be difficult for a French firm to get a deal done just days before most of the country is readying to start its August vacation. But Dassaualt Systems managed to do just that last week when it announced the acquisition of Quintiq of Radnor and the Netherlands. Quintiq provides sophisticated supply chain planning and optimization software that solves issues for clients such as BAE, Canadian National, and the FAA. Dassault, which is an outgrowth of the aerospace firm of the same name, calls itself the ninth largest global software commpany with extensive experience in product lifecycle management software. Its American headquarters are in Waltham, MA.



Dassault paid US $336 million for privately held Quintiq, whose largest investors were
both Philadelphia area firms, LLR Partners and NewSpring Capital, which in 2011 said they had made a "significant" minority investment in the firm, with the remainder of ownership held by founders and employees. In 2013, Quintiq said it expected revenue to be in excess of
$100 million with 36% growth
. That would imply a price/sales ratio of about 3.5, which
is fairly low given its growth dynamics, and suggests to me possibly either low margins or a recent glitch in growth.

Quntiq was founded in 1997 by CEO Victor Allis, a Dutch university professor, who is currently based out of Radnor. Quintiq established its first US office in Wayne in 2005, probably since a high percentage of its customers run SAP ERP. In a letter to the Quintig community regarding the acquisition, Allis points out that Dassault also owns Apriso, with which Quintiq expects some product integration to occur.

Quintiq and Dassault are planning a world tour to introduce the combined companies and
their capabilities, including a stop in Philadelphia on October 15.

Quintiq has about 800 employees. A report from a couple of years ago said Quintiq had 70
employees in the Philadelphia area, and I am trying to get an update on that from the company.


Links 7/28/2014: Dassault to buy Quintiq for $336 million



Dassault to buy planning software provider Quintiq (Reuters)
Likely a good return for LLR Partners and NewSpring Capital, which in which in 2011 made "made a significant minority investment" in the company. Dassualt will pay about US$336 million for Quntiq, which is jointly headquartered
in Radnor and in the Netherlands, and whose software helps companies solve complex supply
chain planning problems.

MeetMe Announces Expected Second Quarter 2014 Results (Business Wire)

MeetMe Prices $10 Million Public Offering of Common Stock (Business Wire)

Comcast's charity extends to friends and potential foes (Philadelphia Inquirer)


Apple touchscreen techie now aims to help West Chester startups (Philadelpia Business Journal)


Cable Companies: Google Threatens Net Neutrality, Not Us
(National Journal)




SHOCK and AWS: The fall of Amazon's deflationary cloud (The Register)

Outside Voices: Why Google and Comcast are Headed on a Collision Course (Wall Street Journal: Blog)

Neat eyes life beyond scanners, shifts focus to software and cloud
(ZDNet)




What do latest changes at PeopleLinx mean?






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Philly-based PeopleLinx, which in March lost a key component of its original product offering when LinkedIn withdrew access to its API, last week announced that one cofounder,
Patrick Baynes, was leaving to pursue other entreprenuial opportunities, and the other, former CEO Nathan Egan, was reshuffeld to another position. So, as I crptically commented next to the news item the other night, "leaves some questions unanswered about company's future".

Not at all, CMO Michael Idinopulos tells me, PeopleLinx is doing quite well. Six-figure contracts have been signed with several new clients; PeopleLinx3, with a new UI and greater ease of use, is coming out soon; and the company just raised another $1.5 million in debt-based venture capital. Baynes has always been an entreprneur eager to find the next thing, and Egan remains integral to Peoplelinx' customer acquisition process.

But a key is putting more exprienced pepole in key positions, with former COO Kevin O'Nell
taking over as CEO. O'Nell, a managing partner with PepoleLinx investor MissionOG,e served as COO for Conshohocken-based eCount before and after its acquisition by Citi (Citi Prepaid), as well as having run product development for a division of Capital One.


Links 7/21/2014: Netflix tops Q2 targets; PeopleLinx cofounder departs



Verizon FiOS getting faster uploads to match download speeds (PC World)

Comcast is bringing experimental labs features to its X1 set-top box
(Gigaom)

Deadline Q&A: Can Matt Strauss’ Hollywood Deals Help Comcast Defend Cable?
(Deadline)


Netflix Tops Q2 Subscriber Growth Targets, Forecasts Strong International Expansion (Variety)



Exclusive: Yahoo Poised to Buy Mobile Analytics and Ad Platform Flurry
(Re/code)
First Round Capital was in early at Flurry, whose sale price is estimated at several hundred million by Re/code. It is a company that I think to some extent Philly's Artisan Mobile is trying to compete against.

Face of PeopleLinx leaves company, has big plans for next endeavor (Philadelphia Business Journal)
Leaves some questions unanswered about company's future. Here's PeopleLinx' answer here.



Goliath Technologies Acquires MaaS Provider TransformaTech (TalkinCloud)
Goliath Technologies is headed by former PHD Virtual CEO Thomas Charlton. Both companies are locally owned.

vXchnge Extends Reach to Philadelphia With Next-Generation Data Center (Marketwire)








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Monetate Appoints Kevin Young as Vice President of Marketing (PR Newswire)

Susquehanna Growth Equity adds to team (PE Hub)



iCIMS bolsters senior leadership team (NJBIZ)






After ups and downs, Unisys gets a $681M boost (Philadelphia Inquirer)

Would-be cloud giants hone their enterprise strategies (Gigaom)





Level 3 heats up the Netflix, Verizon internet war
(ZDNet)

Kicking the Tires on Uber’s $17 Billion Valuation: Is It Worth That Much? (Knowledge@Wharton)


Philly Tech VentureWatch 7/16/2014





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In announcing in late June that iCIMS' Ronald Kasner had been named CFO of the Year by New Jersey Technology Council, the rapidly growing (35% pa it says) human resources SaaS vendor revealed a few interesting facts about itself. Matawan-based iCIMS said it now has almost 400 employees, more than 2200 clients, is profitable, and its recurring revenue is approaching an $80 million annual run rate. All of which could put iCIMS, which targets the SMB (Small and medium-sized business) market, on track for an IPO in the not too distant future.

In early 2012, iCIMS received a $35 million minority investment from Bala Cynwyd-based
Susquehanna Growth Equity
.

Speaking of SGE, it recently announced the addition of Ben Weinberg, formerly a Principal at
Element Partners, to its team as a Director.

Sticking to the New Jersey theme, Lawrencville-based Edison Ventures is now Edison Partners, as of this week. The new name reflects "a new ownership and management structure – a partnership emphasizing learning, innovation, empathy, relentless execution, and collaborative decision-making -- under the leadership of Chris Sugden, Managing Partner, and four General Partners," the firm said in a statement. Trying to remember what its prior name was before the last name change, which wasn't too long ago. I reported recently on Edison's plans for its eighth fund.

Philadelphia-based PeopleLinx has raised another $1.5 million in [debt-based] financing, Technical.ly Philly reported based on an SEC filing.
PeopleLinx is facing some transitional issues in its business model
since its access to the LinkedIn API was removed by LinkedIn in March.

It brings PeopleLinx' total funding to $4.7 million. Existing investors Osage Venture Partners, MissionOG, and Greycroft Partners all participated, Technical.ly Philly quoted
a PeopleLinx exec as confirming.

The Inquirer's Joe DiStefano wrote this week about the success of Newtown Square's pet insurer Petplan. In the wake of competitor Trupanion's recent IPO filing implying a market value of potentially more than $400 million, could the somewhat smaller Petplan take the same path? Petplan backer Vernon Hill isn't saying right now, but does tell the Inquirer he feels Petplan has a better business plan long term.

Comcast Ventures' latest bet is an $8 million Series A investment in San Francisco-based cybersecurity tech firm Bay Dynamics. Comcast appears to be the sole Series A participant to this point.

Amused by the comments of Yahoo's Chief Development Officer yesterday calling venture
capital "a hobby." Though I get her point, it will rankle many.


Links 7/16/2014: Murdoch bid for Time Warner (not Time Warner Cable) rebuffed, but bid might be raised



Rupert Murdoch Is Rebuffed in Offer for Time Warner (New York Times: DealBook)

Report: Samsung in Talks to Buy Smart Home Startup SmartThings (Wall Street Journal: Digits)
First Round Capital was an early investor in SmartThings.

Apple and IBM: Fourth time's a charm? (Fortune)

Here’s why your Comcast rep is yelling at you (The Verge)

Comcast, TiVo May Ditch the CableCARD (Light Reading)

Cloud financial software continues its march into large enterprises (Brian Sommer/Enterprise Irregulars)

SAP withdraws appeal in German software resale dispute (PC World)




Links 7/15/2014: Apple teams up with IBM to go after enterprise; Comcast's customer service misstep on tape?








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Why is tech M&A booming?(Fortune)
Panel discussion including Josh Kopelman.

Microsoft’s Nadella Pokes Google: They Sure Are Great Marketers (Re/code)


Google Smart Lenses Get Boost From Alcon Owner Novartis (Bloomberg)

Apple Teams Up With IBM For Huge, Expansive Enterprise Push
(TechCrunch)

Apple and IBM team up on big enterprise push (Computerworld)


Cohen: Competitive Market Is 'Tipping' In Consumers' Favor
(Multichannel News)
Comcast EVP to pitch Senate panel tomorrow.

The FCC is so swamped with net neutrality comments, it’s extending the deadline (The Washington Post)


Comcast 'Embarrassed' By The Service Call Making Internet Rounds (NPR: All Tech Considered)

SAP, Esri Build Stronger Mapping Ties (Information Week)



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EXTOL International Names Peter Harper Vice President, Sales (PR Newswire)


InterDigital Appoints Industry Veteran Marie MacNichol as Chief Licensing Counsel and Chief Licensing Officer
(Globe Newswire)

Life Sciences Industry Veteran Paul Sekhri Joins Veeva Board of Directors (Business Wire)

Acurian Further Strengthens Patient Recruitment Efforts in Europe with Hiring of Paul Mitchel
Business Wire)

Digital First Media Announces the Appointment of Steven B. Rossi as President (Marketwire)

Lehigh University names 1984 graduate as interim president (Express-Times)






Philadelphia Technology Park acquired by St. Louis firm




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Philadelphia Technolology Park / via PTP website


St.Louis-based TierPoint LLC, following its recent acquisition and recapitalization by a new ownership group, late last month announced it had acquired the 25,700 square foot Philadelphia Technology Park, which is located at the Navy Yard. It will be rebranded under the TierPoint name.

It brings to seven the number of centers owned and operated by TierPoint, the others being in Dallas, Oklahoma City, Tulsa, Spokane, Seattle and Baltimore. The smaller Baltimore unit was owned by the same company that owned the Philadelphia facility before this most recent transaction, Enterprise Technology Parks, until it was acquired by TierPoint predecessor Cequel Data Centers last year.

Philadelphia Technology Park was originally planned to support data center operations of the Philadelphia Stock Exchange (PHLX), but after the PHLX was acquired by the NASDAQ in 2008 the facility was repositioned for other uses in the local market. I've had difficulty in tracing the precise ownership structure of the prior owner (Enterprise Technology Parks), but a article in Web Host Industry Review at the time of the park's opening in 2010 said "PTP has worked closely with the PIDC (Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation) on this expansion into the local marketplace."

Liberty Property Trust remains owner of the physical building, the Inquirer reported.


TierPoint looks at areas that are relatively underserved but growing, said TierPoint CFO Andy Stewart in an interview with Philly Tech News. The Philadelphia market is a good example of that, nestled between the highly served New York/Northern NJ and DC/Northern VA markets.

TierPoint looks to expand within the markets it locates in, Stewart says. While there is certainly plenty of room to grow by optimizing the configuration and utilization of the Navy Yard site, Stewart suggests that TierPoint may ultimately chose to expand in the area by acquiring other sites, rather than physically expanding at the Navy Yard site.

While SunGard Availability Services is a large player in the Philadelphia market in terms of colocation, managed services and disaster recovery, Stewart sees TierPoint's role more as a retail provider to the midmarket, competing against firms such as Xand.

TierPoint offers colocation, cloud and managed services. Cloud services can be public, private, or a combination thereof, and cloud offerings include production, disaster recovery, and backup cloud. TierPoint's cloud platform is built around technologies from vendors such as VMware, Dell, and Fortinet.

Terms of the acquisition of TierPoint LLC last month by a group of investors were not disclosed. Members of the investor group include Jerry Kent, founder of Charter
Communications and presently CEO of the seventh largest cable provider, Suddenlink Communications, and the powerful Stephens Group of Arkansas.

The Philadelphia Technology Park originally cost $25 million to build. The terms of its recent sale were also not disclosed.




Tesla Gets OK to Open Pa. Dealerships (CSN Philly)

Comcast stock treads water during tough FCC merger review (Philadelphia Inquirer)





Germany’s 12th Man at the World Cup: Big Data (Wall Street Journal: CIO Journal)

Google, Canon, Dropbox and Others Pool Patents to Ward Off Trolls (Re/code)

The FCC is overhauling how it subsidizes WiFi for schools and libraries (Washington Post)

Why Salesforce needed to buy RelateIQ (VentureBeat Guest Post)



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Arris Group Plays Big Role In TV's Next Revolution (Investor's Business Daily)

Complaints About Comcast-Time Warner Cable Deal Now Being Accepted
(Re/code)

As Moguls Descend on Sun Valley, Let the Deal-Making Commence (Wall Street Journal: Blogs)

Verizon Wireless adds more than 1.4 million contract customers (CNET)

It's a barnyard brawl between Comcast and RFD-TV (Philadelphia Inquirer)


Multiplatform TV: Comcast/TWC ‘Tipping Point’ For Advanced Ads (Broadcasting & Cable)


Kent Goldman’s New Seed-Stage Fund Is A Partnership Where Founders Share In The Upside
(TechCrunch)
Kent Goldman left First Round Capital as a Partner earlier this year.

Syapse Raises $10 Million Series B Financing Led by Safeguard Scientifics (Globe Newswire)

Gas attack: U of Delaware kills $1 billion data center/power plant (Philly.com: Philly Deals)

Giant Creative/Strategy Opens Philadelphia Office
(Business Wire)


Amazon Goes After Box, Dropbox And Huddle, Launches Zocalo For Secure Enterprise Storage (TechCrunch)








Cloud vendor RackWare, with area presence, gets more funding from investors including Osage Venture Partners




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RackWare (not to be confused with the much larger RackSpace), which helps companies manage their data operations and scale them as needed using both public and private clouds, has raised $2.3 million including a return investment from Bala Cynwyd-based Osage Venture Partners, bringing its total funding to date to more than $7 million.

New and expanded partnerships over the past six months with major industry players SoftLayer, CenturyLink, and Peer1 contributed to RackWare’s growth, RackWare said in a statement. The company said its achieved three consecutive quarters of record growth and a 75 percent gain in new customers.

Although last year RackWare, headquartered in Santa Clara, had indicated Wayne (Pa) was a key location for it, chief executive officer and co-founder Sash Sunkara told me by email "we still have an office in the area - Collegeville."






Links 7/9/2014: Bell Labs pushes 10Gbps over copper telephone lines








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Bell Labs pushes 10Gbps over copper telephone lines (Ars Technica)

Level 3 Launches Channel Origination Platform (Multichannel News)

Comcast, TiVo Complete VOD Connection (Multichannel News)

Aereo Lays Out New Survival Strategy in Letter to Judge (Hollywood Reporter)


Dish tells FCC to block Comcast-Time Warner Cable deal (LA Times)

White House pulls plug on controversial Patent Office nominee after tech sector backlash (Gigaom)


PayPal Makes Good On Its Braintree Acquisition With Launch Of New Developer Tools, The Braintree “v.zero SDK”
(TechCrunch)
Braintree says Venmo now doing over $1 billion in annual volume, growing 60% year over year.

Microsoft debuts cloud storage service for enterprises (PC World)

Microsoft to strike back at Salesforce.com with CRM cloud for government (Computerworld)



Penn-founded Yodle files for IPO to raise about $75 million






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Local business advertising website Yodle filed today for an IPO to raise about $75 million in an initial public offering (IPO). It plans to list its shares under the ticker symbol "YO" (yes, true).

Founded in 2005 and originally named "NatPal", its founders included Penn grads Nathaniel Stevens and Ben Rubinstein. A 2007 Knowledge@Wharton article describes how the venture got off the ground, with the help of the Wharton Venture Initiation Program and a Wharton professor.

Now based in New York, Yodle reported a 30 percent jump in revenue to $45.7 million for the three months ended March 31, and a loss of $5.9 million. Competitors include Yelp, Angie's List and others. Investors include Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Bessemer Venture Partners and Jafco Technology Partners. Penn-related MentorTech Ventures is also an investor.




Sun Valley: 5 Possible Deals Likely to Be Discussed (Hollywood Reporter)

Moguls Set To Converge on Sun Valley (Multichannel News)

Comcast race discrimination suit certified as class action
(Chicago Tribune)

Adidas taps MicroStrategy, SAP HANA for big data insights on customers (Business Cloud News)

Oracle Transition To Cloud Could Take Three Years (Investor's
Business Daily)



Report: Edison Ventures to begin raising 8th fund for $250 million





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Lawrenceville, NJ-based Edison Ventures, which has been busy lately, is planning to begin raising its eighth fund for about $250 million later this year, according to Dow Jones VentureWire (as reported by the Washington Business Journal).

Edison closed on its seventh fund for $250 million in 2012. At the time, the firm emphasized its intention to make considerable investments in the Philadelphia area, although it has not really done so. In fact, Edison's investment activity in the Philly area has been spotty going back several years before that, though it has no particular obligation to invest here as far as I know.

Instead, more of its investments have gone to New York and North Jersey, New England, the Washington DC area, and the midwest. My sense is that they have scaled into larger investment positions than perhaps they can find easily in the Philadelphia area in the sectors they are most interested in (SaaS, Big Data, FinTech).


Links 7/7/2014:Thoma Bravo to acquire Hamilton NJ-based Sparta Systems



Thoma Bravo to Acquire Sparta Systems (Business Wire)
Sparta Systems is based in Hamilton, NJ.

U.S. FCC names heads of Comcast/TWC, AT&T/DirecTV deal reviews
(Reuters)

Box reportedly brings in $150M in new funding; pushes off IPO (Gigaom)

Box’s Q1 Revenue Nearly Doubles As Its Losses Expand A More Modest 13% (TechCrunch)


A tiny research team at Tableau is building tomorrow’s UX for data (Gigaom)

SAP Now
European Company
(PR Newswire)





Murdoch's ambitions may take center stage in Sun Valley (Reuters)


Rapidly growing Veeva Systems buying new CA HQ, updates current PA presence




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Pleasanton, CA-based Veeva Systems, which provides cloud-based solutions for the life sciences industry, is buying a 141,250 square-foot office building on 7.9 acres in Pleasanton for $24.1 million. It will house its new headquarters. Veeva's present
headquarters are nearby in Pleasanton, but the company has rapidly outgrown them.

The property was owned by a foundation, Maddie's Fund, endowed by Workday and PeopleSoft founder Dave Duffield and his wife Cheryl. The foundation, which aims to end euthanasia of dogs and cats, originally intended to use the facility for its work, but decided there were more cost efficient ways to do that.

The late & beloved Maddie, namesake of Maddie's Fund /Maddie's Fund

The company currently has about 250 employees working in about 40,000 square feet in Pleasanton, a tight fit from my experience. Veeva says its new facility could be partitioned and partially leased out if it chooses.

As for its US eastern headquarters, Veeva says 40 employees are tied to its Ft. Washington office and 39 employees are tied to its Radnor office. In total, it has about 93 employees
in Pennsylvania.

Veeva, which did its IPO last fall (NYSE: VEEV) reported revenue of $210.2 million for the year ended Jan. 31, up 62 percent from the prior year, and net income of $23.6 million, up 26 percent. It has a market capitalization of about $3.2 billion, and has several of the major life sciences companies in the NJ/PA area among its customers.


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InterDigital Names Doug Hutcheson to Board of Directors (Globe Newswire)

Gallop Solutions Expands Operations in US; Announces New VP-Sales
Opens new office in Philadelphia
(Business Wire)

SCTE taps Dean Stoneback as senior director of engineering (FierceCable)

Inquirer executive editor promoted to VP of news operations of parent company (Philadelphia Business Journal)

Philadelphia gets new chief data officer (Philadelphia Business Journal)


iCIMS' Ronald Kasner Named CFO of the Year by New Jersey Technology Council (PR Newswire)

The Archer Group appoints Adam Siers, Steve Cleff and Scott Boggs
(Philly Ad Club News)







Penn Mezzanine, TL Ventures and their ties to Safeguard Scientifics






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I found it curious that both the local (Philadelphia) and national press, in reporting on donations by a principal of VC firm TL Ventures to Mayor Nutter and Governor Corbett that the SEC said violated "pay to play" regulations (a settlement was reached with the SEC late last month), did not mention those firms' past and present ties to Wayne-based Safeguard Scientifics (NYSE: SFE).

I'm not implying wrongdoing on any one's part. In my own mind I'm not sure this isn't a
nitpicking application of an overbearing regulation. I just wanted to point out the connections.

TL Ventures, founded in 1988, grew out of the extended Safeguard Scientifics family when it was nearing its zenith; Pete Musser and Ira Lubert were cofounders. TL Ventures has been called a "zombie VC firm" in recent years, meaning it is no longer actively raising new funds, but is simply managing and winding down its existing portfolio (although it has made a few new investments). TL Ventures raised a fourth fund for $259 million in 1999, and a fifth fund for $685 million a year later. That was pretty much the end of major fundraising.

According to the SEC, TL Ventures and an affiliate, Penn Mezzanine Partners Management, separately claimed exemption from registration (for reporting donations) in 2012, for different reasons. Penn Mezzanine said it was below the minimum asset level required for filing, and TL Ventures said it was exempt since it was only advising VC firms, which were exempt from those reporting requirements.

One fairly recent financing that TL Ventures led (in 2011) was a $1.3 million round in StreetWise Media, the Boston-based publisher of BostInno and some other east coast websites focused on local cultural and tech news. It wasn't very similar to its past investments. In 2012, American City Business Journals, publisher of the Philadelphia Business Journal and other similar business publications, acquired Streetwise Media.

In July 2011, Safeguard Scientifics announced it had acquired a 36% stake in Penn Mezzanine.

State and City records show TL founder Robert Keith Jr. gave $2,000 to Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett that fall, and $2,500 to Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter during the spring primary campaign of that year, the same amounts and dates cited by the SEC. TL Ventures violated so-called "pay-to-play" rules by collecting fund-related fees from the city and state within two years of the political donations. Those pay to play prohibitions were put into law as part of the Dodd-Frank legislation of 2010.

The SEC, in its investigation of Penn Mezzanine and TL Ventures, found the two were to a large extent "overlapping entities without any policies or procedures designed to keep the two separate." (pdf)

TL Ventures agreed to a settlement in which the firm would disgorge $256,697, pay prejudgement interest of $3,197 and a penalty of $35,000. The firm has neither admitted or denied the SEC’s findings, the agency said.

Corbett plans to give his donation to charity, a Corbett spokesperson said, and Nutter plans to return his donation to Mr Keith, according to a Nutter spokesperson.





Deutsche Telekom And Salesforce.com: The Advent Of A SaaS Colocation? (Forrester Blogs)


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Fiber network company Zayo Group files for IPO (Reuters)

Zayo Group Acquires AtlantaNAP Data Center (Light Reading)

Salesforce.com Announces Strategic Partnership with Deutsche Telekom and Invests for Growth in Germany (PR Newswire)


VMware Adds New Jersey Data Center to Support Cloud Services (Data Center Knowledge)

SAP HANA gets some Spark from Databricks (Diginomica)

Can Amazon Be Beaten? (SiliconBeat)


New details on Comcast's tower 2 (Philly.com: Philly Deals)

DailyCandy Founder Blasts Comcast: They Destroyed My Brand (Video) (The Wrap)


Echo Therapeutics management shake-up follows proxy fight (Philadelphia Business Journal)





Links 7/2/2014: Oracle's $10 billion debt raise leaves some leftover after Micos purchase; PA after Uber & Lyft









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Oracle selling $10 billion in bonds, giving hint to buying spree (PC World)

We were 4 years ahead of SAP, Oracle: Workday CEO (CNBC Video)


A barroom conversation about SAP and the Cloud – but without the noise and the drinks
(SAP Community Network)

More ERP Options, More Difficult Decisions (ASUG News)

Epicor Faces a Challenging Future (Smart Data Collective)



Reed Tech Strengthens Line of LexisNexis Intellectual Property Solutions by Acquiring PatentCore, an Innovator in Patent Data Analytics (Business Wire)

Yahoo Does A “Summer Cleaning,” Shuts Down Its Xobni Acquisition, Plus Other Under-Performing Products (TechCrunch)

Pennsylvania is the latest state to go after Uber and Lyft (Engadget)

NextGen Healthcare and Mirth Launch Enterprise Interoperability Platform (Business Wire)

QTS Acquires New Jersey Data Center from McGraw Hill Financial and forms Strategic Partnership with Atos (PR Newswire)








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Aereo asks users to fight back against Supreme Court ruling (Engadget)

DirecTV Was In Talks With Competitor Prior to AT&T Deal (Multichannel News)

Longview Solutions Acquired by Marlin Equity Partners
(MarketWatch)
Longview Solutions, a provider of corporate performance management ("CPM") and tax provisioning software, has its US headquarters in Radnor.

Future-Proofing The Smart Home: Staples Thinks It Has The Answer (ReadWrite)


eBay Confirms Shutdown of Small-Business E-Commerce Software Products (Re/code)

Twitter Said to Agree to Buy TapCommerce for $100 Million (Bloomberg)

Twitter buys 29-yr-old Philly guy's mobile ad firm for $100M (Philly.com: Philly Deals)

MapR raises $110M to fuel its enterprise Hadoop push (Gigaom)

Amazon Launches Its Most Affordable EC2 Instances Yet, But There’s A Caveat) (TechCrunch)