Links 1/29/2015: SnipSnap snapped up for $6.5 million; McCord resigning as PA Treasurer, reported under federal investigation
Slyce Snatches Up Mobile Couponing App SnipSnap For $6.5 Million (TechCrunch)
Comcast/TWC Extend Merger End Date to August (Multichannel News)
RESPECTING OUR CUSTOMERS (Comcast Voices/Comcast Corporate Blog)
FCC redefines advanced broadband as 25 Mbps; Republicans blow a gasket (PCWorld)
Pa. Turnpike claims software fraud, wants $45M (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review)
Hewlett-Packard will refund N.J. $7.5 million but will not deliver on social services contract (NJ.com)
Report from earlier this month.
Pa. Treasurer Rob McCord resigning from post (PennLive)
Returning to private sector.
Perhaps not so straightforward:
RT @MikeNeilon: 6abc confirms that PA State Treasurer Rob McCord is currently under federal investigation.— Jim Gardner (@Jim_Gardner) January 29, 2015
Here's the story:
PA STATE TREASURER ROB MCCORD UNDER FEDERAL INVESTIGATION (ABC6)
Performant Financial Corporation to Acquire Premier Healthcare Exchange, Inc. (CNN Money)
Based in Bedminster, New Jersey, Premier Healthcare Exchange had funding from Edison Partners. It will be acquired by Performant for $130 million; $108 million in cash and $22 million in stock.
Sarah Cannon and Syapse Launch Precision Oncology Clinical Service to Expand Targeted Treatment Options for Patients (Business Wire)
Syapse has backing from Safeguard Scientifics and has a Philadelphia office.
An informal conversation with Luka Mucic, CFO SAP (Denn Howlett/Diginomica)
The SAP Fort Knox ( Vinnie Mirchandani / Enterprise Irregulars)
Amazon to Break Out Web Services as Separate Category This Year (Bloomberg)
Uber gains PUC approval to operate in most of Pa. (except Philly) for 2 years (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review)
Uber taps Metromile to let UberX drivers pay-per-mile on their car insurance (VentureBeat)
Two First Round Capital portfolio companies team up.
Auditor finds no pay-to-play conflict in N.J. pension investment (Philadelphia Inquirer)