Daily Links 11/30/2010: Level 3/Comcast debate continues

Level 3: Comcast Erected Web Video 'Toll Booth' (Light Reading Cable)

What The Comcast/Level 3 Fracas Is Really About: Money (TechCrunch)

Level 3: Comcast Doesn't Have Right To Set Pricing For Network Access
Backbone Internet Provider Asserts the Dispute Is Not Over Peering Terms
(Multichannel News)

A Play by Play on the Comcast and Level 3 Spat (Gigaom)

Did Level 3 Know What It Was Getting Into? (Light Reading Cable)

Zoom Complaint Targets Comcast Modem Cert Process
Vendor Asserts MSO's Process Discourages Retail Sales of Modems
(Multichannel News)

MyYearbook Introduces Realtime Social Gaming With Video Chat (TechCrunch)

Job losses as Motorola Home EMEA restructures (Broadband TV News)
Don't know yet whether this is also going to happen at Motorola Home in Horsham.

MapQuest Founder on the Past, Present and Future of Location Tech [INTERVIEW] (Mashable)
Interesting interview with Barry Glick, who started MapQuest as a cartograhpic service of RR Donnelley in Lancaster.

SAP's Hana Speeds the Database Race
The German company's new software takes aim at the emerging market for pre-integrated hardware-software "appliances"
(Bloomberg Business Week)

SAP Delivers on Road Map to Build On-Demand Ecosystem, Signs on First Solution Resellers for SAP Business ByDesign (PR Newswire)

With Oracle-SAP trial over, third-party maintenance questions remain (SearchSAP.com)

Level 3 blasts new Comcast traffic charges

Level 3 Denounces Comcast 'Toll' On Internet Traffic (Barron's: Tech Trader Daily)
This is an interesting story, though I think more info is needed to understand what its really all about. The Level 3 press release is very vague. I'm guessing it might have something to do with Netflix-type streaming traffic (Level 3 recently signed a distribution deal with Netflix).

Comcast Puts Tollbooth on Net Video, Says Backbone Provider
(Wired Blogs: Epicenter)
Level 3 may be using the "net neutrality" card in what might just be a normal fee dispute between
Internet traffic carriers.

Comcast responds.

SAS: It's a family affair (Computer Business Review)

SAP Hopes to Cut $1.3 Billion Oracle Fine, Euro am Sonntag Says

Black Friday Sales Figures Soar for Online Retailers (Mashable)

Siemens Healthcare Receives 2011/2012 ONC-ATCB Certification for Complete EHRs and EHR Modules (PR Newswire)

Deconstructing Invite Media's success story (Philly.com: Philly Inc)

Comcast Seeks Suspension Of Dish Arbitration Order Against Three RSNs
Sends Letter To FCC Media Bureau Chief Lake Following DBS Provider's Drop Of CSN California

(Multichannel News)

Netflix’s Move Onto the Web Stirs Rivalries (New York Times)

Why check in to TV shows? Miso’s new answer: For the deals (VentureBeat)
Promotion with QVC starts tonight.

Daily Links 11/24/2010: Philadelphia CTO Allan Frank resigns

Philadelphia’s top IT officer resigns (Philadelphia Inquirer)

Analysts Predict Likely Conditions of Comcast-NBC Universal Deal (Hollywood Reporter)

Comcast, NBC argue against sharing with Internet TV (Washington Post: Post Tech)

Comcast and Tennis Channel call in the referee (LA Times: Company Town)

Comcast, Time Warner And Charter Sued Over Modems (paidContent)

FCC mulls Web traffic rules for December meeting (Reuters)

Netflix Turns From Oracle, IBM to Amazon to Save Cash (PC World)

NextGen, ScImage Intro Universal Medical Image Integration Module (Information Week)
NextGen Healthcare is based in Horsham.

Jury awards Oracle $1.3 billion in damages from SAP

SAP to pay Oracle $1.3 bln in landmark decision (Reuters)
Runaway jury.

Daily Links 11/23/2010: FCC to delay December meeting, heightening speculation about Net Neutrality regs

Pre-Merger Pragmatism Nothing New For Comcast’s Burke (paidContent)

Comcast: NBCU Still Controls NBCU
Cable Company Responds To Sen. Franken's Request To Justice To Check Into Exec Changes
(Multichannel News)

FCC top lawyer suggests agency not gutted by Comcast case
(The Hill: Hillicon Valley)

FCC Pushes Back December Meeting
(National Journal: Tech Daily Dose)
Adds to speculation that net neutrality plan may be forthcoming.

Get Some Insight into Xfinity TV App Development (Comcast Voices |Official Comcast Blog)

Blekko Partners Up With Search Engine DuckDuckGo (TechCrunch)

Oracle, SAP suit goes to jury with no one's dignity intact (IT World)

On The Call: HP's New CEO Leo Apotheker (AP via ABC News)
Now that SAP/Oracle case has been sent to jury, Apotheker finally appears in Palo Alto.

SAP's Co-CEOs: Are Two Heads Better Than One? (Computerworld)

SAP responds to criticism of Business ByDesign (computing.co.uk)

Lockheed Martin Announces Completion of $815 Million EIG Divestiture (PR Newswire)
The SI Organization, Inc. Becomes an Independent Company (PR Newswire)
The SI Organization is the new name for what was formerly Lockheed's Enterprise Integration Group, based in Valley Forge.

$85,000 Awarded to University City Keystone Innovation Zone through Competitive Grant Program (Business Wire)

AdExchanger.com Predictions for 2011: The Investment Community (AdExchanger.com)
Quotes First Round's Chris Fralic and Genacast Ventures' Gil Beyda.


Daily Links 11/22/2010: Franken Seeks Probe of Comcast for Naming NBC Managers

Comcast’s Plans for Executives Offer Clues to Future of NBC (New York Times)

For NBC Sale, Tensions Rise in Washington (New York Times)

Senator (Franken) Seeks Probe of Comcast for Naming NBC Managers (Bloomberg)

FiOS Zips Into Speed Lead With 150-Meg Broadband
Verizon Boasts 150/35 Mbps Tier is Fastest Residential Broadband in U.S.
(Multichannel News)

SAP CEO promises users clear product roadmaps
Jim Snabe highlights in-memory, cloud and mobile at user group conference

Oracle Asks Jurors to Find SAP Owes $1.7 Billion (Bloomberg)

Philadelphia University Announces Groundbreaking New College of Design, Engineering and Commerce (PR Newswire)

Ben Franklin (Northeastern Pennsylvania) to Invest $915,141 in PA Technology Companies (Business Wire)

Hacking away at the Next Big Thing
Baltimore event brings tech mavens together to work on projects
(Baltimore Sun)

Novell through the years (Network World)
Safeguard Scientifics was an early backer.

Does US need Chalfont firm's new PCs?
(Philly.com: Philly Deals)

Innovative Tech Company Offers Free Tours Of Future ‘Green’ Data Center
(Business Wire)


Lazarus To Lead Cable Sports At Comcast-NBCU: Sources
Former Turner Executive Would Have Oversight For Versus, Golf, RSNs
(Multichannel News)
Would report to Dick Ebersol.

Can QVC Translate Its Pitch Online? (New York Times)

SAP chief info officer: Apps in works for RIM tablet (CNET News)

Daily Links 11/19/2010: Oracle Rests in SAP case

First Round - Six Years, Our Third Fund, and Looking Ahead (Redeye VC)

Comcast Trims Another Division (Light Reading Cable)

Sprint Nextel's Technology Lead at Risk as Clearwire Faces Cash Crunch (Bloomberg)

A Philly spin on the TED conference (Philadelphia Inquirer)

Oracle Rests SAP Case, Slams HP CEO (All Things Digital: Digital Daily)

SAP System Issue Blamed for Delayed San Diego Audit (PC World)

Google Turns Its Local Eyes to Groupon–But Who Else Could Enter Bidding? (All Things Digital: BoomTown)

NimbleCommerce lets newspapers build their own Groupon (VentureBeat)
Philly.com is one of their initial clients.

NetSuite Jumps On Salesforce Beat; Feltl Starts At Buy Rating (Barron's: Tech Trader Daily)

FI Compliance Solutions Launches New Loan Portfolio Review Solution (PR Newswire)

Philadelphia U. plans College of Engineering, Design and Commerce (Philadelphia Business Journal)

As Tech Deals Boom, Talk Turns to Bubbles (New York Times: DealBook)

HIStalk Interviews Jonathan Phillips (HIStalk)
Interesting perspective on the M & A environment in Healthcare IT.


DreamIt Ventures to start New York incubator program, push back Philly until Fall

Forbes' Maureen Farrell reports that Philly's DreamIt Ventures is starting a New York incubator program next summer, and as a result will push its 2011 Philly program back to the Fall. While co-founder Steven Welch says DreamIt remains committed to Philadelphia, this move is bound to raise questions about that.

The article notes only 8 of DreamIt's 34 startups are currently based in Philly.

Steve Burke announces Comcast/NBCU Management Team in Memo

Steve Burke has announced the new management team for the Comcast/NBCU joint venture in a memo today. No major surprises from what had previously been indicated. It confirms that Bob Greenblatt (ex-Showtime) will become Chairman of NBC Entertainment. Also, it will be particularly interesting to see what Dick Ebersol will do with NBC Sports, Versus, The Golf Channel and Comcast's Regional Sports Networks all reporting to him.

The LA Times' Company Town blog notes that there are going to be numerous chairmen running around NBCU's executive suite. Sort of like all the czars in the Obama administration.

Comcast left standing alone by (proposed) Cablevision spinoff (Reuters Blogs)

First Round Capital Roundup: 11/17/2010

Jelli, a First Round Capital portfolio company that enables radio stations to use "crowd sourcing" to determine playlist priorities, is gaining an expanded presence in the Philadelphia market. WYSP/Philadelphia and WPST/Trenton have both considerably increased the number of hours programmed by Jelli users, who vote online for the artists and songs they wish to hear. Jelli also just recently introduced an iPhone app. Based in San Mateo, CA, the company has raised a total of $7 million to date, with Battery Ventures being another significant investor.

Yummly of Palo Alto, which provides a semantic search engine for recipes, raised $1.85 million, led by First Round, Intel Capital, and Harrison Metal Capital. Presumably, co-founder and CEO David Feller goes back a ways with Josh Kopelman, since he worked previously at Half.com, eBay, and StumpleUpon (an early First Round portfolio company).

First Round and Shasta Ventures lead a $3 million round in MOVIECLIPS.COM, a Los Angelos-based startup that is building a searchable database of movie clips (with licensing from the studios). Here is an interview with the company founders.

Daily Links 11/17/2010: Ben Franklin Technology Partners funds nine companies for $2.3 million

Comcast Teams With Sporting News On Regional Digital Publications
First RSN-Backed Edition Launched In Philadelphia
(Multichannel News)

Comcast talks with regulators on NBC deal heat up (Reuters)

Comcast's clumsy Hollywood kickoff
Its NBC Universal efforts make it look clueless

Comcast Reshuffles NBC’s Deck: Who’s Up, Down And Out
(Forbes: Moneywood)

War over? Comcast says "Consensus at hand on net neutrality" (Ars Technica)

Hulu Plus launches, cuts price -- look out Comcast and Netflix? (Seattle Times)

Nine firms get a total of $2.3M from Ben Franklin program (Philly.com: Philly Inc)

Verizon Offers Free Security Credentials To Healthcare Professionals (Information Week)

'GIS Day' to Showcase Cutting-Edge Technologies and Jobs (PR Newswire)

PolicyMap Introduces Four New Decision-Making Tools
Additional Web 2.0 Functionality Helps People Understand, Use, and Share Good Data

UniTek Global Services, Inc. Announces Financial Results for Fiscal Third Quarter 2010 (Globe Newswire via

Xyntek's Biometric Solutions for Staff User Authentication & Patient Identification (Marketwire)


Brian Tierney's New Gig

The New York Times reports that former Philadelphia Inquirer publisher Brian Tierney is back in business, having set up a PR firm simply called "Brian Public Relations" in King of Prussia and acquired an interactive promotional firm, Realtime Media , to go with it, with backing from NewSpring Capital.

He is also taking along Philly.com President Ryan Davis with him.

Daily Links 11/16/2010: GSI Commerce off 7% on analyst's downgrade

Gaspin to Step Down From NBCU
Top TV exec to leave company after Comcast deal complete
(Broadcasting & Cable)
Also, more on Amy Banse's move to Silicon Valley; NBCU's Zalaznick to oversee Telemundo.

Kurtz: Olbermann On the Rocks With MSNBC

Hands-On With Comcast’s Xfinity TV App (Gigaom: NewTeeVee)

Comcast's Smit Says TV App Will Help Speed Up Innovation: Video

TEDx at the Kimmel: Where ideas go to mix (Philadelphia Inquirer)

Drexel University Announces $45 Million Gift (PR Newswire)
From Bennett S. LeBow for new B-School facility.

GSI Commerce: Cowen Turns Bearish; Sees More Competition (Barron's: Tech Trader Daily)
The underlying question: Is GSI Commerce's core business model really profitable?

QlikTech Files Registration Statement for Proposed Secondary Public Offering (Business Wire)

Oracle Sees Ex-SAP CEO’s Testimony as “Context” for Damage Claim (All Things Digital: Digital Daily)

SAP Owes Oracle $40.6 Million for Infringement, Expert Tells Federal Jury (Bloomberg)
$40.6 million precisely?

Improving SAP usability: Perspectives from the ‘Google generation’ (SearchSAP.com)

Motorola Invests In BlackArrow
Amount of Funding in Dynamic Advertising-Insertion Startup Not Disclosed
(Multichannel News)
Comcast Interactive Capital is already an investor in BlackArrow.

Pepperjam founder invests in capital fund (Scranton Times-Tribune)
Founder Kris Jones sold Pepperjam to GSI Commerce last year.

The implications of too much VC money and too little startup talent (Fortune)


Daily Links 11/15/2010: Comcast launches remote iPhone/iPad App

SAP co-CEO says 'I am sorry' to Oracle (Reuters)

Comcast-NBC Deal Review Speeds up: Report (Reuters)

Comcast Executives Press Federal Officials to Decide on NBC Deal (Bloomberg)

Who Should Govern the Internet? (Comcast Voices|Official Comcast Blog)

Regulators eye Internet, program conditions to Comcast-NBC merger, sources say (Washington Post: Post Tech)

Exclusive: Comcast’s Top Digital Exec Amy Banse to Open New Silicon Valley Equity Fund for Cable Giant and NBC (All Things Digital: BoomTown)
Story says she will integrate the management of Comcast Interactive Capital and NBCU's Peacock Equity Fund.

Comcast Xfinity remote app for iPhone, iPad launches, video streaming & Android version on the way (Engadget)

When venture capitalists are feeling positive (Philly.com: Philly Inc)

7 Philadelphia Start-Ups You Need To Know About (The Next Web)

We are proud to announce the Goodway Investment Fund! (The Goodway Blog)
The Goodway Group is a direct marketing/digital media firm based in Jenkintown. They are looking to fund ventures in the digital media space.

Oracle V. SAP: Writing Is On The Wall
(Information Week)

Pennsylvania Launches Powerful Interactive Broadband Map
(PR Newswire)


Consumer 10.0: NBCU takeover only one of Comcast's fights
(Philadelphia Inquirer)

More Value Await ValueVision in Comcast's Hands (Seeking Alpha)

DIY 'Hackers' Tinker Everyday Things Into Treasure (NPR)
Highlights Philly's Hive 76.

SAP expects its co-CEO to testify (Reuters)

Tensions Rise Over Damages at Oracle-SAP Trial (PC World)

Why Did Urban Outfitters Redesign Its Website? (Styleite)

Daily Links 11/12/2010: Oracle May Not Show Apotheker Testimony, Lawyer Says

InterDigital Sees Q4 Revs Above Ests; Notes Loss Of Customer (Barron's: Tech Trader Daily)

PIC, Greenlink Merge, Boon To Local TV Advertisers (MediaPost: Media Daily News)
GreenLink Networks, based in Wayne, raised $3.5 million last year from Guggenheim Venture Partners and others.

Comcast prepared to give Ted Harbert big NBC job (LA Times: Company Town)

Comcast’s Tunerfish social TV app gets a new face (VentureBeat)

Comcast: Google TV Isn't Compatible With Our 'TV Everywhere' Service
Separately, Hulu Video on MSO's Fancast Site Being Blocked for Business Reasons
(Multichannel News)

MedQuist Reports Third Quarter 2010 Results (PR Newswire)

Skyfiber Completes Successful Philadelphia Port Biometric Trial With ePortation (PR Web)

Welcome To The Wild West Of Venture Capital (Wall Street Journal: Venture Capital Dispatch)
Comments largely echoed by Fred Wilson in his A VC post today.

Oracle May Not Show Apotheker Testimony, Lawyer Says (Bloomberg)

BlogWell 2010: SAP’s Social Media Strategy (SAP Web 2.0)

First Round’s Charlie O’Donnell on What’s Right/Wrong with NY Tech Scene (PE Hub)


Another Area Cloud Startup: Freedom OSS

While one Philly-area cloud computing vendor was just acquired by a major corporation (Boomi by Dell), another interesting cloud startup may be emerging. Newtown-based Freedom OSS provides Integrated Cloud Service Management to companies with an emphasis on maintaing security and compliance. They are doing some interesting things; they are a partner with Amazon Web Services (AWS) and will be presenting with AWS CTO Werner Vogels in Chicago on November 16. One of the subjects covered there will be on how Lionsgate Entertainment migrated its SAP applications to a cloud enviornment using Freedom OSS' services.

Daily Links 11/11/2010: Is Hulu The OPEC Of Online Video?

Report: NBC’s Jeff Gaspin Out In The Comcast Reshuffling (Forbes: Moneywood)

Internet TV battles come to head at FCC (Washington Post: Post Tech)

Why Hulu Is The OPEC Of Online Video

Verizon FiOS Launches Free Flex View Service (PC Magazine)

H-P’s new CEO spotted by employees
But he is staying far, far away from Silicon Valley

SAP hopes to make users’ work easier with better UI designs (SearchSAP.com)

Quintiq Expands in North America, Opens 2nd U.S. Office in San Francisco (PR Newswire)
Quintiq's North American headquarters are in Wayne.

Rembrandt IP sues Seagate, Western Digital (AP via Business Week)
Rembrandt IP, of Bala Cynwyd, is considered by some to be a "patent troll".

Cisco's Cable Sales Get Hammered
Set-Top Sales in North America Drop 40% Year-Over-Year
(Multichannel News)
Interesting that Cisco's cable business is getting hammered even as Motorola's comparable business seems to be recovering somewhat.
Bernstein Research analyst Craig Moffett's view.

A Conversation with QlikView Architect Håkan Wolgé (The QlikView Blog)

The Busiest Woman in Philly: Roz Duffy Puts Innovation on Two Stages in November (Keystone Edge)

UniTek Global Services Announces Pricing of Public Offering of Its Common Stock and Commencement of Trading on the NASDAQ Global Market (Marketwire)


Daily Links 11/8/2010: Ellison testifies in SAP/Oracle trial

Larry Ellison says SAP's actions cost Oracle as much as $4 billion (San Jose Mercury News)

Comcast 'RNG' Set-Tops Have IPTV Potential (Light Reading Cable)

Go back to the future
When the Astros and Rockets launch their channel, it likely will remind viewers of HSE

(Houston Chronicle)

Senator cites Olbermann suspension in opposition to NBCU-Comcast deal (Politico: On Media)

NetSuite's big target: Microsoft Dynamics and its 'fake cloud' (ZDNet Blogs)

Confirmed: Amazon Spends $545 Million On Diapers.com Parent Quidsi (TechCrunch)

MDA Lending Solutions Part of TPG Capital Acquisition of MDA Property Information Businesses (Business Wire)

CardioNet, Inc. Announces Definitive Merger Agreement with Biotel, Inc. (Business Wire)
CardioNet, Inc. Reports Third Quarter 2010 Financial Results (Business Wire)

Safeguard Scientifics Partner Company Avid Radiopharmaceuticals to Be Acquired by Eli Lilly
Sale of Molecular Imaging Agents Developer Expected to Generate Minimum 3x Cash-on-Cash Return for Safeguard
(Business Wire)

Technitrol Announces Name Change to Pulse Electronics Corporation
Company to Change Ticker Symbol to “PULS” as of November 15, 2010
Company Poised to Advance its Position as Pure-Play Electronic Components Business
(Business Wire)
Pulse Electronics Corporation Reports Strong Third Quarter Results (Business Wire)

PhillyInc: Checkpoint checks in to Philadelphia (Philly.com)

WEP Early Success Story: Nat Turner of Invite Media (Video: Wharton Entrpreneurial Programs)


Compounding a Conflict of Interest (New York Times)

ESPN Suits Up for NHL Rights Brawl (MediaWeek)

Philly Tech People News 11/8/2010

GSI Commerce Elects David Rosenblatt to its Board of Directors
(Business Wire)

FTC names Princeton computer security expert as first chief technologist (Washington Post: Post Tech)

Code for America taps two with Phila. ties (Philadelphia Business Journal: Technology Blog)

Anexinet Hires Joe Romello as Vice President of Delivery (Business Wire)

RES Software Appoints Chris Hammans as Director of Business Development, Strategic Alliances, EMEA (Business Wire)

Amazon reported to be acquiring Diapers.com

Amazon to Acquire Diapers.com for $540 Million [REPORT] (Mashable)

Several Wharton connections with Diapers.com, including early backing from Penn-related MentorTech Ventures.

Read Business Week article.

SAP to get its shot at Ellison in high-stakes trial (Reuters)

Hulu Closes Yet Another Google TV Loophole (Gigaom: NewTeeVee)

Daily Links 11/5/2010: Clearwire to cut 15% of Employees

Clearwire To Cut 15% Of Employees
Broadband Wireless Company Expects 4 Million Subs by Year-End
(Multichannel News)

Clearwire Digs its Foxhole to Fight for its Life (Gigaom)

Comcast announcement soon
Cabler racing to put post-merger NBC U plan into place

Comcast Calls Bloomberg TV “Naïve” in FCC Filing (MediaBistro: TVNewswer)

Google TV Users, Fancast.com Is An Open Back Door To The Hulu Estate (CrunchGear)

Starz, QVC Lift Third Quarter for Liberty Media (The Hollywood Reporter)
QVC revenue up 7%.

Dell to Acquire Boomi (The Boomi Blog)

Oracle-SAP Trial: Phillips Says SAP Owes "Billions," Oracle Can't Find Apotheker (Information Week)

ERP Woes (SAP) Blamed for Lumber Company's Bad Quarter (PC World)

SAP to add StreamWork collaboration application to Business Suite modules (SearchSAP.com)

RecycleBank CEO: We Will IPO In 2013 (TCTV) (TechCrunch)
RecycleBank started off in Philly before its HQ to New York, but still has operations here.
I remain somewhat skeptical of its long-term business model.

LMCO Ships GPS III Simulator to Aerospace Corporation, Maintains Program Schedule Lead (Inside GNSS)

How to Create a Sustainable Entrepreneurial Community (PE Hub)
How the Foundry Group's Brad Feld says it happened in Boulder.

Entercom's Q3 revenues grew 3%, and the CEO is not happy about it (Radio-Info.com)


Daily Links 11/3/2010: SunGard considers spinoff of Availability Services unit

SunGard considering Availability Services spin off (Philadelphia Business Journal)

QlikTech Announces Third Quarter 2010 Financial Results (Business Wire)
Revenue up 39%.

AT&T, Verizon, Comcast May Fend Off Web Rules Under Republicans (Bloomberg)

Boomi boss: Why we sold to Dell Computer (Philly.com: Philly Deals)

2 hidden gems in Dell's acquisition of Boomi (CustomerThink)

Safeguard Scientifics Announces Third Quarter 2010 Financial Results (Business Wire)

Heartland Payment Systems Reports Third Quarter Financial Results (Business Wire)

Oracle buys ATG for $1 billion (Internet Retailer)

Will The Oracle-HP Alliance Survive The Oracle-SAP Trial? (Information Week: Global CIO)

SAP agrees to pay $120 million to Oracle: sources (Reuters)

McDermott Says SAP `Very Happy' With Sybase Performance (Video: Bloomberg via Washington Post)

Middle Market Investment Banking Firm FOCUS LLC Completes Growth Financing for Tribridge from LLR Partners (Business Wire)
I first reported on this deal yesterday.

NextGen Partners with InstaMed to Offer Healthcare Providers Payment Assurance through Enhanced Patient Collections (Business Wire)

CardioNet, Inc. Announces National Reimbursement Rate for Mobile Cardiovascular Telemetry (Business Wire)
Doesn't sound like too much of an improvement.

AMETEK Announces Stock Split and Dividend Increase (PR Newswire)

Penn Museum Sweeps ici Mobile App Award Competition (PR Web)


Dell to acquire Berwyn Cloud Integration vendor Boomi

Dell has announced today that it is acquiring Cloud-integration vendor Boomi of Berwyn. Boomi enables companies to integrate multiple cloud applications, or integrate cloud apps with on-premise apps. It is widely used in Salesforce and NetSuite environments, for example.

It is difficult to tell how large Boomi is now or what price Dell would have paid for it. Boomi's only reported VC raise was $4 million from FirstMark Capital in 2008. IBM purchased competitor Cast Iron Systems in May for a price reported to TechCrunch as $190 million by its VC backer Sequoia (though I think Cast Iron was probably a bigger company overall).


Daily Links 11/2/2010: Oracle acquires eCommerce platform provider Art Technology

Oracle Buys eCommerce Company ATG For $1 Billion (Silicon Alley Insider)
Possible implications for GSI Commerce.

Oracle begins opening statement in SAP trial
* Apotheker will testify at trial-lawyer

SAP’s Tab in Oracle Case: $120 Million and Counting
(All Things Digital: Digital Daily)

Accenture Acquires Knowledge Rules, a Leading Provider Of Pegasystems’ Business Process Management Services (Business Wire)

Checkpoint Systems, Inc. Announces Third Quarter 2010 Results
(Business Wire)
Lowers guidance. Checkpoint shares down 14% so far today.

Vishay Reports Results for Third Quarter 2010 (Business Wire)

Kenexa Announces Financial Results for Third Quarter 2010 (Business Wire)

Philly-Based Red Tettemer Acquires Stick & Move (Ad Age)

Tribrige, a Tampa-based provider of IT services and consulting, has received backing from Philly PE firm LLR Partners, according to this Tribridge press release (pdf), though I haven't seen it anywhere on the wires yet.

Under The Oracle-SAP Radar: Can Workday Scale Into Financials? (Information Week: Global CIO)

DirecTV drops Comcast's G4 in latest tussle between media giants (LA Times: Company Town)

Here's The REAL Reason AdMob CEO Omar Hamoui Left Google (Silicon Alley Insider)


Daily Links 11/1/2010: Philly Facebook Apps Maker Stuzo acquired by Dachis Group

Dachis Group Acquires Stuzo
Dachis Group Adds Facebook Preferred Developer Services and Facebook Social Marketing Platform to Firm's Global Social Business Offering
Dachis Group Acquires Social Marketing Applications Developer Stuzo (TechCrunch)

For Broadband Carriers, Startup Ushers In A Cloud-y Future (Gigaom)
Comcast and Verizon invest in ConteXtream.

Cablevision-Fox Blackout May Raise Hurdles for Comcast-NBC Deal (Bloomberg)

Is Comcast’s Steve Burke About To Be The Most Important Name In Hollywood? (Forbes: Moneywood)

Where Are All The Cord Cutters? (Zatz Not Funny!)

Verizon Installs Moto's MediOS for TV Everywhere (Multichannel News)

Sprint CEO: Our 4G Strategy Is WiMAX, Full Stop! (Gigaom)

Dutch company flourishing in Tredyffrin office (Philly.com: Philly Inc)

Quality Systems Reports Fiscal 2011 Second Quarter Results
(Business Wire)
Quality Systems 2Q earnings rise but miss Street (AP via Business Week)
Quality Systems' principal business is NextGen Healthcare of Horsham.

Oracle finally gets SAP to trial, and maybe HP CEO (Reuters)

Oracle Seeks $2.3 Billion in SAP Download Trial (Bloomberg)

Three Reasons Why Venture Capitalists Are Investing in New York Startups (Wall Street Journal: Digits)

First Internet Guidelines from FDA Likely to Address Space Limitation Issue
(Pharma Marketing Blog)

Behind the Scenes: The Comcast Holiday Spectacular 2010 (Comcast Voices)