Philly Tech News Quotes & Tweets 1/23/2015





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Ebay CFO Bob Swan during this week's earnings call, following announcement of job cuts and plans to shed Ebay Enterprise: "It will get worse before it gets better."


“In reality, it’s not a billion-dollar company, never was.” -Fab CEO Jason Goldberg to Fortune Magazine this week. It was widely publicized to be valued at $1 billion or more after a financing round.










"We're not ready for a third tower but when we signed the original lease, it was for 75 percent of the building and we have decided to take the remaining 25 percent." - Comcast SVP David Cohen, talking about Comcast's revised plans to take up all office space in new tower.


“Whether we go against Workday in the HCM space, Salesforce in the CRM space… or more traditional competitors that you know well, I don’t think there’s a better positioned company in the business software industry.” - SAP CEO Bill McDermott during this week's earnings call.















Links 1/23/2015: Comcast's growing challenges in Washington; Box shares leap 66% from offering price




Comcast's CEO called the White House to talk it out of strong net neutrality rules (The Verge)

THINGS ABOUT COMCAST’S LOBBYING IN WASHINGTON (Wall Street Journal Blog)

Verizon nears “the end” of FiOS builds
(Ars Technica)

Google Fiber’s next construction spot is reportedly in North Carolina (Ars Technica)



Wawa rolls out mobile app, rewards program (Philly.com)

Live updates: Box shares up strongly on its IPO day (Gigaom)

Box CEO Aaron Levie on IPO and what (some) investors didn't understand (Fortune)

SAP Forecasts 7X Cloud Growth, Previews Next-Gen ERP (Information Week)

Oracle outlines plans to hire top engineering talent (ZDNet)


ORACLE RESEARCH FINDS HYBRID FAVOURED AS CLOUD NEARS MATURITY (CBR)

Edison Ventures Announces Investment in RealMatch (PR Web)