Daily Links 8/31/2010: GSI Commerce's Rue La La growing rapidly

Pressmen reject Philadelphia newspapers' contract offer (Philadelphia Inquirer)

Rue La La fashions a niche in tough online sales market (Boston Globe)
GSI Commerce acquisition reportedly doing well in hot market.

Industry Minds Appear To Be Meeting Over Net Neutrality
Parties face Sept. 2 deadline for FCC meeting agenda
(Broadcasting & Cable)

FCC Releases Details From Comcast, NBCU Meeting (National Journal: Tech Daily Dose)
Not much.

Alabama county mulling whether to keep, jettison SAP (Reuters via IDG)

Airgas Provides Update on Value of Highly-Customized SAP Implementation (PR Newswire)

Alteva Announces Cuthbert New CEO
New Successor Comes at a Time of Tremendous Growth

Aria Systems and VMware Collaborate to Redefine Cloud Services Monetization (Marketwire)

Verizon, VMware Create Cloud Services (Light Reading)

Motorola Upgrades Software To Manage 'Multiscreen' Home
EDGE Software Suite Includes Renamed NBBS Platform
(Multichannel News)


Daily Links 8/30/2010: The World of Comcast

Online video key to Disney, Time Warner Cable row (Reuters)

Google in talks with major studios to rent movies via YouTube (Ars Technica)

The Full-On Assault On Cable Is Underway (TechCrunch)

DOJ Investigating Internet Video Antitrust Issues
Above and beyond Comcast/NBC impact on Hulu
(Broadband Reports)

Cable Bills Rise as Economy Forces People to Stay on the Couch

Comcast pushes for business services
(Denver Business Journal)

Clearwire Launches Rover Prepaid Brand (PC World)
Clearwire Press Release

UnitedHealth Races McKesson in $11 Billion Tech Hunt (Bloomberg Business Week)
Mentions Portico Systems of Blue Bell as a potential acquisition target.

Interview with Gabriel Weinberg (This Week in Startups)

Interview with Philly-area resident Gabriel Weinberg, founder of search engine Duck Duck Go.

First Look: eLocity’s Android Tablet Makes Great Media Player (Wired: Gadget Lab)

EM Photonics and University of Delaware Team Up To Develop Advanced Algorithms on Multi-GPU Cluster for Air Force (PR Web)

Two Iconic Philly Images

My brother Rob recently was visiting Philadelphia and took this cool photo of the new Apple Store with Two Liberty Place (I believe that's Two Liberty; I sometimes get them mixed up) in the background:

(Photo by Rob Paine)

Kembrel Scores Industry First with Launch of Facebook Private Sales Store for College Students (PR Web)
Company started at Wharton.

StreamTV Elocity A7 tablet packs Tegra 2 and Android 2.2, coming to Amazon for $399 in September (Engadget)
Engadget gets a look at Philly startup's new tablet.

Jeff Shell Wants a Job -- But at Tribune, or Comcast? (The Wrap)

Clearwire to Launch Pre-Paid WiMAX Service (GigaOM)

Daily Links 8/27/2010: Mid-Atlantic Angel Group raises $4.8M fund

Mid-Atlantic Angel Group raises $4.8M in 2nd fund (Philadelphia
Business Journal)

Economists to Meet at FCC About Comcast/NBCU
ACA, Bloomberg, Comcast among those to be represented at Friday meeting
(Broadcasting & Cable)

Report: Pharma Digital Spending Growing — But Slowly
(Wall Street Journal: Health Blog)

5 Myths About Philadelphia’s ‘Blogging Tax’ (Wired Blogs: Epicenter)

Investor group proposes WPCS merger (Philadelphia Inquirer)

GSI Commerce: Citi Starts Coverage With Buy Rating, $29 Tgt (Barron's: Tech Trader Daily)

InfoLogix Positioned for Strategic Initiatives in Second Half of 2010 (PR Newswire)

The Current Competitive M&A Climate (Safeguard Scientifics Blog)

SCVNGR Brings Location Game to Facebook Places (Mashable)
SCVNGR, based in Massachusetts, is a graduate of the DreamIt Ventures program.

LifeShield Security announces technology expansions (SecurityInfoWatch.com)


Comcast Targets Philly With SDV (Light Reading Cable)

Tribune Co. creditors court Michael Eisner and Jeff Shell for top jobs (LA Times: Company Town)
Shell, a high-level Comcast programming exec, would reportedly become Tribune's CEO if such a deal occurred.

Cisco Makes 'TV Everywhere' Play With Plans To Buy ExtendMedia
Customers of 52-Employee Startup Include AT&T, Bell Canada, Cablevision
ExtendMedia competes with Comcast's thePlatform in many ways.

Clearwire Considering New Prepaid Options?
Announces cryptic plans to serve new consumer segment
(Broadband Reports)

Gartner criticizes SAP for frequent product name changes (SearchSAP.com)

Rumored SAP-Red Hat Merger Seen as a Long Shot (PC World)

Freshly-founded startup GroupMe raises $850k to bring group chat to mobile (VentureBeat)
First Round Capital invests in New York startup.

Philly companies in 2010 Inc. 5000

Here are the top Philly-area firms on the newly released 2010 Inc. 5000. The fastest growing area company, according to Inc., is King of Prussia's NextDocs, which builds applications for the Life Sciences industry using Microsoft's SharePoint software.

Reed Smith asks Pa. Supreme Court to reconsider "Dechert LLP v. Commonwealth" software tax ruling

Pittsburgh-based law firm Reed Smith announced last week that it had filed an Application for Reargument with the Pennsylvania Supreme Court asking it to reconsider its July decision in the case of Dechert LLP v. Commonwealth, in which it held that "purchases of licenses to use canned computer software, however delivered (my bold), are subject to sales tax", according to Reed Smith. It upholds the application of the sales tax in this case to "electronically delivered" canned software. Whether this would include software as a service delivered via "the Cloud" is not clear. The best summary of the case that I have seen is this one by Pepper Hamilton.

Reed Smith says that the Department of Revenue's interpretation of the tax code implemented in 1971 has been that canned computer programs delivered on physical media (such as disk) are subject to sales tax and software delivered electronically is not. The firm says the Court is ignoring "long-standing, published interpretations of the tax statute".
Obviously, as the delivery of more and more software shifts towards the Cloud this will become an increasingly contentious issue in many other states as well as Pennsylvania.

Reed Smith was representing Phiily-based law firm Dechert.


Daily Links 8/23/2010: Pay TV industry suffers first subscriber decline

Report: County needs $50 million to debug financial software (Marin Independent Journal)

Jefferson may axe financial software system (Birmingham News)

Pay-TV Industry Suffers First Subscriber Decline On Record (Dow Jones Newswires via Nasdaq.com)

His network funds a virtual one (Philadelphia Inquirer)
On myYearbook's Geoff Cook.

Philadelphia Tax Code Sparks Big Controversy with Small Bloggers (Mashable)

Google Buys Like.com (Information Week)
Google acquires another First Round Capital portfolio company.

Google Offers Cloud-Based Learning Engine
Providing developers with machine learning on tap could unleash a flood of smarter apps.

(MIT Technology Review)
Article highlights Philadelphia developer Joel Confino, an early user.

New Round of Talks In Broadband Regulation Debate
ITIC Said To Be Hosting Latest Negotiations With Industry Players
(Multichannel News)

Verizon FiOS set-top boxes getting a new HD guide, external storage and more in Q4 (Engadget)

U.S. Air Force/Lockheed Martin Team Complete GPS III Design Phase Ahead of Schedule
Next Generation GPS III Program Shifts to Production Phase
(PR Newswire)


Philly Tech People News: 8/22/2010

IMS Health Names Ari Bousbib Chief Executive Officer; David R. Carlucci to Remain Chairman (Business Wire)

Meet the New PSL Leadership Team (Philly Startup Leaders)

Brian Hull Returns to G2 (MediaBistro: AgencySpy)

Dow Announces Divisional Structure and Leadership Changes to Drive Next Phase of Transformation (Business Wire)

Acsis Appoints Kelly Kuchinski to Director of Product Marketing
(Business Wire)

Philly Tech Tidbits 8/22/2010

Radnor-based business intelligence software provider Qlik Technologies has continued to do well since going public on July 15 at $10.00 per share. On Friday it closed at $16.50. QlikTech reported 56% revenue growth (62% growth in license revenue) last week for the quarter ended June 30.

The blog ERP Software Advice recently looked at large companies that could be potential Oracle acquisition targets over the next few years and put Wayne's SunGard on the list. SunGard, though, may be a bit out of the mode of Oracle's usual business model. The Inquirer's Joe DiStefano quotes SunGard CEO Cristobal Conde (on the subject of selling) from its recent earnings conference: "It comes up at every board meeting and we are constantly huddling and brainstorming, [but] as we continue to grow, it puts us more out of reach of everyone but the biggest" potential buyers. SunGard is beginning to see more growth after its financial systems business was particularly affected by the economic downturn, reporting 4% revenue growth in its most recent quarter.

Except for two rather sketchy press releases issued out of Philadelphia last week, (here and here), not much is known about Stream TV, which says it will introduce an Android-based iPad competitor this coming Tuesday (the 24th). The only clue I can see is that the name of the CEO given in the press releases is Mathu Rajan, which is the same name as the founder of Zero Technologies of Bensalem (Zero Water), though I do not know if it is indeed the same person.

Philadelphia-based Lincoln Financial Group was selected for CSC's Innovation in Policy Administration Award for the successful execution of a program to consolidate its life insurance administration systems. When the program is fully completed in 2011, Lincoln Financial expects to have reduced its number of platforms from 14 to three.

Philly mobile payment startup XIPWIRE is competing for a slot to present at next March's SXSW in Austin. XIPWIRE proposes to talk about reaching the 50 million underbanked Americans who it says are "off the grid" financially. You can vote here until August 27.

It's official: the previously reported acquisition of Brooklyn-based Hot Potato by Facebook has been confirmed by the two companies. Hot Potato's existing online service will be shut down; its founder and staff will be working for Facebook. First Round Capital was one of its early investors.

Philadelphia City Paper reports that Philadelphia seems to making a great effort to round up the publishers of even tiny little blogs with minimal revenue in order to charge them $300 for a business privilege license.


Interview with First Round Capital's Howard Morgan (This Week in Venture Capital)

Interesting insights into First Round's history and strategy.

Daily Links 8/19/2010: QlikTech reports 56% revenue growth for quarter

QlikTech Announces Second Quarter 2010 Financial Results (Business Wire)
Reports revenue growth of 56%.

August 2010 Business Outlook Survey (Philly Fed)
Index turns negative; far below expectations.

Philly Fed factory activity index contracts in Aug (Reuters)

Comcast takes space at Bell Atlantic Tower (Philadelphia Business Journal)
And still on the prowl for more.

Politico parent Allbritton Communications goes to battle at FCC over Comcast-NBC Universal deal (LA Times: Company

How the latest twist in the Oracle v SAP lawsuit is a win for Oracle
(ZDNet Blogs)

SAP Outlines Sybase Development Plans
Business Suite apps will go mobile within nine months. In-memory technology will spread to Sybase products.
(Information Week)

Tastiest Tidbits From SAP/Sybase Media Day (ZDNet Blogs)

Big Name Investors Back SaveWave, "A Mobile Couponing Play" (Silicon Alley Insider)
Investors include First Round Capital.

The Q4 Verizon FiOS TV Updates (eSATA, HD UI) (Zatz Not

Salesforce Posts Record Revenue In Q2, Net Income Drops (TechCrunch IT)

Research In Motion shopping for a mobile ad network (Fierce Mobile Content)
Talks with Baltimore's Millennial Media reportedly hung up over price.

Instem Announces Global Partnership Agreement with SAS in Life Sciences (Business Wire)


Daily Links 8/17/2010: Lower Merion School District won't face Federal charges in webcam case

Survey of viewers shows extent of TV time shifting (AP via Google News)

Wall Street lukewarm to Hulu IPO plans
Raising capital could make website more competitive
(The Hollywood Reporter)

Global CIO: IBM & Oracle Expose Hewlett-Packard's Achilles' Heel (Information Week)

SAP Americas Headquarters Achieves Certification as Pennsylvania's Largest 'LEED Platinum' Building
(PR Newswire)

First Round Capital joins the TaskRabbit Team! (TaskRabbit Blog)
First Round Capital's latest investment, TaskRabbit, is currently operating in Boston and San Francisco.

Stream TV Prepares to Introduce Groundbreaking 7-Inch Mobile Tablet With Android OS (PR Newswire)
Not quite sure who or what is behind this yet, but it is apparently based in the Philly area.

Data worth more in health mergers than software (ZDNet Blogs)

Ingenix Continues Buying Spree (Health Data Management)

Spying school district won’t face charges (FT.com: Tech Blog)

Urban Outfitters 2Q net income climbs 46 percent (AP via Business Week)

Traver Out as Comcast Media Center Chief
(Light Reading Cable)


SAP sees double-digit growth continuing: report (MarketWatch)

Oracle Signals the End for OpenSolaris (IDG via
New York Times)

Why Over-The-Top TV Apps Will Win (NewTeeVee)

Judge drops CardioNet shareholder lawsuit (CMIO)

Philly Tech Tidbits 8/13/2010

Mashable named Jenn Lukas of Happy Cog's Philly office as one of "15 Developer/Hacker Women to Follow on Twitter".

Conshohocken's CardioNet said in a 8-K filing with the SEC last week that Matthew S. Margolies had "voluntarily" resigned from his position as Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing.

Camden's Cooper University Hospital reports that "all physician documentation within the hospital is now being done" using EHRs (Electronic Health Records).

Former Rhode Island Republican Senator Lincoln Chafee (now running for Governor as an independent) criticized the state's $75 million loan guarantee to Curt Schilling's video game development company, and also questioned the veracity of the Schilling "bloody sock" legend (that won't get you too far in New England). Although I tend to agree with Chafee on the loan; it seems like a lot of money for a state of Rhode Island's size.

Comcast says they "hope to make" Blackberry and Android versions available of its remote application for DVR scheduling and other functions, which currently runs on the iPhone and iPad Touch.

SAP, which is trying to make its enterprise software more end-user friendly, is working on an iGoogle-like feature for its NetWeaver portal named Enterprise Workspaces, to be ready for general availability later this year.

I really like Philly GIS company Azavea's new slogan, "Beyond dots on a map". I still have difficulty remembering their new name, though I understand that they had to drop Avencia for legal reasons.

Daily Links 8/13/2010: Oracle sues Google over Android

Oracle sues Google over Android operating system (San Jose Mercury News)

Memo from Oracle: let's sue our way to world domination (ZDNet Blogs)
Dennis Howlett asks, "Will SAP be next in the cross hairs?".

Oracle vs Google — What the Web Is Saying (GigaOM)

Philadelphia and San Francisco part of Verizon’s first 30-city LTE launch? (Boy Genius Report)

Verizon: Title II Classification Would Cause Widespread Harm (Multichannel News)

Red Tettemer Preps RightNetwork Launch

Struggling to avoid bankruptcy, Blockbuster extends debt deadline to Sept. 30 [Updated] (LA Times: Company Town)

Can Miso, Philo and Tunerfish Compete With CBS’ Social TV App? (NewTeeVee)


Daily Links 8/12/2010: DC's Allbritton Comcast's latest headache

Allbritton, parent of Politico and other DC media, making noise about Comcast - NBC deal (LA Times: Company Town)

High-Fiber Subs Are Happiest With Broadband, TV: Survey
Customers With Fiber-to-the-Home Service Beat Cable, DSL on Satisfaction
(Multichannel News)

Google defends Verizon net neutrality pact (Washington Post: Post Tech)

Tablets Prescribed for Verizon (Light Reading Mobile)

PhillyInc: DreamIt helps new Web businesses find funding (Philly.com: Philly Inc)

myYearbook Lands Elusive OMGPOP As Games Partner (Social Times)

Wine kiosks coming soon near you
(Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
State Liquor Control Board to expand program, which uses equipment from Conshohocken company.

EnerSys 1Q net income triples, revenue jumps (AP via
Google News)

Optellios pursuing a new market (PhillyBurbs.com)

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences Purchases Hosted Provantis Solution (Business Wire)


PE Hub on Philadelphia Magazine's Guggenheim Ventures article

Dan Primack of Private Equity Hub (Thomson Reuters) has a piece today titled "A Good VC Story Gone Bad", concerning an article by Philadelphia Magazine on Guggenheim Venture Partners of King of Prussia and its Managing Director, Mike Burns.

The article, which appeared in the June issue, was written by Larry Platt, the former editor of Philadelphia Magazine who left shortly afterward amidst reported issues concerning his behavior. The thrust of Primack's piece is that the article, which was later pulled from the magazine's website, was full of inaccuracies and misleading information. Burns'attorney, Richard Sprague, told Primack that "the Philadelphia Magazine article was written tongue-in-cheek".


Daily Links 8/11/2010: DreamIt Ventures Graduates 14 Startups

Philly-Based Incubator DreamIt Ventures Graduates 14 Startups (TechCrunch)

SMB Innovator: Brown Coffee Company Let's You Pay Via Text Message (PC Magazine)
Using Venmo.

Boomi Extends Lead in Enterprise Cloud Integration With Key Wins, Record Growth and Continued Innovation
Company Notes Accelerated Adoption of Cloud Integration by Large Enterprises
Reports "more than tripling its subscription revenues (in the first six months of 2010) versus the same period in 2009"

Facebook's Foursquare competitor is imminent (CNET News)
Facebook also reportedly acquires First Round Capital-backed Hot Potato, primarily for founder's abilities, CNET reports.

Comcast spending multimillions to fight for NBCU merger (Philadelphia Inquirer)

AT&T: Verizon's FiOS Slowdown Justifies Our U-Verse Plan
'Investment strategy and the network strategy was the right one.'
(Broadband Reports)

Broadband Additions Hit a New Low in the U.S (GigaOM)

Mistras Group, Inc. Announces FY2010 Results: Demonstrates Continued Growth in Revenue and Profitability - Provides FY2011 Guidance
FY2010 Revenue Grows 30% and Adjusted EBITDA* Increases 25%
(Globe Newswire)

MedQuist Reports Second Quarter 2010 Results with Revenue Up 26% Primarily Due to Spheris Asset Acquisition in April 2010 (PR Newswire)

IBM Datacap buy is a health care play (ZDNet Blogs)


Daily Links 8/9/2010: Google, Verizon Propose Open vs Paid Internets

FCC readies Comcast net neutrality trap (New York Post)

Comcast Takes VOD to ‘Infinity’
First Phase of Content-Distribution Buildout Wraps In Philadelphia, D.C. Regions
(Multichannel News)

Outside the Echo Chamber: Growing A Startup In New Hope, PA (TechCrunch)
By myYearbook cofounder Geoff Cook.

Google, Verizon Propose Open vs Paid Internets (Wired Blogs: Epicenter)
There is probably going to be an uproar over this proposal.

Liberty Media posts Q2 gain at QVC (The Hollywood Reporter)

Sybase Launching CRM, ERP For Mobile Devices
(Information Week)

'Defects' delay Clearwire transition to Amdocs billing software (FierceWireless)

Universal Display Corporation Announces Second Quarter 2010 Financial Results (Business Wire)

Lockheed software tapped for smart-grid demonstration project (Philadelphia Business Journal: Technology Blog)

CRF Health Launches Inventory Management Program and Opens New Logistics Facility (Business Wire)


Philly Tech People News 8/9/2010

Scala Appoints New Vice President of American Operations (PR Web)

Digital Media Vet Todd Berman Takes Reins at CSNPhilly.com (Sports Video Group)

Software AG promotes Mark Edwards to Chief Executive Officer Americas and Asia Pacific/Japan (Business Wire)

Comcast & Blockbuster Devolve (DVDs by Mail) (Zatz Not Funny!)

SAP admission of liability highlights Oracle third-party support issues
Oracle/Rimini Street lawsuit will be a real test of legality of third-party services

Kulicke & Soffa to move headquarters to Singapore following management transition

Kulicke & Soffa, a pioneer in semiconductor manufacturing that has been based in the Philadelphia area for almost 60 years, announced yesterday that with the retirement of CEO Scott Kulicke, the company will be moving its headquarters functions from Fort Washington to Singapore, where much of its operations are already based.

Mr. Kulicke will retire as of September 30, 2010, and be replaced by Bruno Guilmart, who was previously CEO of Lattice Semiconductor. Mr. Guilmart will reside in Singapore, and the company says it "will migrate other headquarters functions to Singapore in fiscal 2011". It is not known at this time what operations will remain in Pennsylvania. The company's stock will continue to trade on the NASDAQ.

Kulicke & Soffa was founded in 1951 by Fred Kulicke and Albert Soffa, and took off after developing the world's first wire bonder for use in the semiconductor manufacturing process. The company slumped badly in the recent economic downturn, with its shares falling as low as $1.27, but results have surged recently and the stock closed at $6.80 on Friday. For the third quarter of FY 2010, Kulicke & Soffa last week reported revenue of $221.3 million, more than four times the previous year's third quarter, and net income of $49.1 million. It has slightly more than 2,000 employees.


Daily Links 8/6/2010: IBM, Sunoco in outsourcing deal

IBM, Sunoco In 'Secret' Outsourcing Pact (Information Week)

Why is SAP accepting TomorrowNow liability at this time? (ZDNet Blogs)

InterDigital Sees Q3 Reveues Ahead of Street Estimates (Barron's: Tech Trader Daily)

Motorola Details Moloney's Pay Package (Multichannel News)

UnitedHealth's Ingenix accelerates buying spree (ZDNet Blogs)
More about its acquisition of Newtown Square's Executive Health Resources announced earlier this week.

NextGen Inks EHR Deal With AMA
American Medical Association will offer the practice management and e-health record software through a SaaS model.
(Information Week)

What's next for FCC on net neutrality? (Washington Post: Post Tech)

Adapt.ly Manages Ad Campaigns Across Different Social Networks (TechCrunch)
A DreamIt Ventures participant.


SAP to accept liability in Oracle's TomorrowNow lawsuit

SAP accepts liability in Oracle theft lawsuit (MarketWatch)
Funny, I had just tweeted a short time before this was announced how Oracle could just take the money it got from SAP and give it to the feds (Bloomberg: Oracle Damages in False Claims Case May Reach $1 Billion).

Daily Links 8/5/2010: Google, Verizon Deny Talks to End Net Neutrality

Kulicke & Soffa Q3 beats, sees strong Q4 rev (Reuters)

SunGard Announces Second Quarter 2010 Results (Business Wire)

Google, Verizon Deny Talks to End Net Neutrality (But They Are Talking) (Mashable)

FCC: No More Closed-Door Neutrality Meetings (Broadband Reports)

Reps Seek Info From Comcast, MSNBC, Others On Web Tracking, Targeting (Broadcasting & Cable)

Clearwire Clears Up LTE Plans (Light Reading Mobile)

Comcast’s Social Video Discovery Engine Tunerfish Comes To The iPhone (TechCrunch)

DailyCandy Launches ‘Style Alerts’ On Android; NYC Gets It First (paidContent)
Comcast subsidiary will partner with New York-based startup Xtify, which just raised $2.8 million from investors including Conshohocken's SeventySix Capital.

IBM, Aetna Intro Cloud Healthcare Decision Support (Infomation Week)

NetSuite Q2 Tops Estimates (Barron's: Tech Trader Daily)
As it prepares for competition from SAP's new version of Business ByDesign.

Implications of FDA’s Warning Letter to Novartis Regarding Facebook Share Widget
(Pharma Marketing Blog)

Princeton Power Systems Chooses International Battery’s Large-Format Lithium-Ion Batteries for Next Generation Solar Generation System (Business Wire)


Daily Links 8/4/2010: Report says Motorola and Verizon To Launch TV Tablet

UnitedHealth unit buys medical technology and consulting company (Minneapolis Star Tribune)
Acquires Executive Health Resources of Newtown Square. No word on price yet, but earlier reports on the negotiations suggested it could be as much as $1.5 billion.

Motorola and Verizon To Launch TV Tablet, Report Says (PC World)
Verizon Could Take TV Wireless With New Tablet (NewTeeVee)

Why Clear's 4G iSpot is cheap: it's limited to iOS devices (Ars Technica)

Clearwire Announces New 4G LTE Technology Trials Expected to Yield Unmatched Wireless Speeds in the U.S. (Business Wire)

Clearwire Q2 Misses Ests; Partners With Cbeyond; Testing LTE (Barron's: Tech Trader Daily)

Minority lawmakers back NBCU-Comcast merger (The Hill)
Though not all, at this point.

TicketLeap Launches New Platform, Brings Free Ticketing to Small Events (PR Newswire)

Salesforce pays Microsoft to settle patent infringement suit
(ZDNet Blogs)

Hot Prospects: Phin Barnes, First Round Capital (Reuters Blogs)

Heartland Payment posts 2nd-quarter profit, reversing year-ago loss, on transaction volume (AP via Canadian Business Online)

Kenexa’s Profit In Line With Expectations (ERE.net)

BioClinica Announces Second Quarter 2010 Financial Results (Business Wire)
Lowers guidance for year.

QVC Hires Courtney Cason – First Multi-Media Host (Center Networks)

Vishay supplying components for 3D TV glasses (Philadelphia
Business Journal: Technology Blog)


Daily Links 8/3/2010: NetSuite slams SAP Business ByDesign

Pre-Launch Business Plans Are Always Wrong (Redeye VC via Silicon Alley Insider)

thePlatform Gives Content Owners More Control (Light Reading Cable)

Comcast Saves Y-Combinator Startup Fanvibe From Obscurity (Silicon Alley Insider)

Comcast-NBCU: View From the Top (Multichannel News)

FCC, Carriers Close To Largely Empty Neutrality Agreement (Broadband Reports)

A Content War on Three Fronts: Retrans, TV Everywhere and Tru2way
(Motorola Home Blog: Media Experiences 2 Go)

SAP Furthers SaaS Push With New Business ByDesign Release (Channel Web)

NetSuite slams SAP Business ByDesign (ZDNet Blogs)

Exclaim Mobility Acquires Mobicious
(Business Wire)
Exclaim Mobility, which is based in Princeton and operates mobile photo and video sharing service Pictavision, is backed with $7 million from Edison Ventures and Sycamore Ventures. The company says it is profitable.
Mobicious, which is based in Massachusetts, had raised $9 million and has 1.1 million registered users but couldn't raise more cash, Mass High Tech reports.

Kenexa Announces Financial Results for Second Quarter 2010 (Business Wire)
Revenue up 14%.

Vishay Q2 tops Street, sees strong Q3 revenue (Reuters)

Vishay Precision Group Reports Second Quarter 2010 Results (Business Wire)
First financial report since being spun off as an independent company from Vishay Intertechnology.

WellPoint: Mobile heart monitor is “experimental” (Mobile Health News)


After very brief stop at Technitrol, Moloney returns to Moto

Daniel Moloney, who left Motorola just earlier this year to become CEO of Philly-based Technitrol, is returning to Motorola as President of Motorola Mobility, the company announced today.

Moloney will be responsible for the currently Horsham-based Home business, which primarily serves the cable industry, as well as overseeing other functional units within Motorola Mobility. He will
report to Dr. Sanjay Jha, Co-CEO of Motorola, Inc. and CEO of Motorola Mobility. Moloney is a long-term veteran of Motorola and before that General Instrument (which Motorola acquired in 1999). Motorola is planning to spin off Motorola Mobility, which also includes its handset business, from its other major remaining segment, Motorola Networks & Enterprise, early next year.

Technitrol named CFO Drew Moyer as interim CEO while beginning a search for a permanent replacement.

I'm sure that there are some interesting behind the scenes stories about how all of this came about.


Daily Links 8/2/2010: Key Democratic Congressman for Comcast/NBCU approval (with limits)

SAP Releases New Version of SAP® Business ByDesign™ (PR Newswire)

SAP Business ByDesign 2.5 arrives: what now? (ZDNet Blogs)

Clearwire isn’t Even Halfway to its 4G Coverage Goals (GigaOM)
Turns on service in Wilmington.

Is NBC’s Zucker Hinting at a Second Act? (Wall Street Journal Blogs: Deal Journal)

CBS Signs 10-Year Contract Allowing Comcast to Carry Its Television Shows (Bloomberg)

Comcast-NBC Deal Should Be Approved With Limits, Boucher Says

Technitrol Announces Sale of AMI Doduco and Reports Strong Q210 Results (Business Wire)

Not beach reading: Elsevier’s big seller is anatomy atlas
(Philadelphia Business Journal: Media & Marketing Blog)

Ben Franklin (Northeast) to Invest $304,100 In Regional Economic Development (Ben Franklin Technology Partners Northeast)


Philadelphia finally gets its Apple Store (Fortune)