Former H.P. Exec Hurd joins Oracle

Former H.P. Chief Joins Oracle as Co-President (New York Times)

Philly Tech Tidbits 9/6/2010

SAP has already distributed over 1,000 iPads to its employees, according to a tweet by SAP CIO Oliver Bussmann, who
promises "more to come". ZDNet talks about what they are doing with them.

Scott McNulty, who joined Comcast last year as Chief Blogger to help the corporation get its Comcast Voices blog started, announced last week he is leaving to join Wharton Computing at Penn.

The anonymous publisher of the well-read Healthcare IT blog HIStalk remarked in one recent post that "I keep hearing that Comcast will make some big healthcare moves soon", though he is not specific as to what they might be.

Now a Philly tradition, (the 4th annual) PodCamp Philly 2010 is
scheduled for October 2-3 at Temple U. Its website describes it as a "Barcamp-style community unconference for anyone interested in podcasting, blogging, video-casting and social media". I know it was very helpful to me when I was just starting to blog, and the price is right also.

UpNext, a 3D mapping startup out of New York, has added a
version of its iPad app for Philadelphia (its also available on the iPhone). UpNext lets you navigate through a city interactively and do things like tapping on a building to see which businesses are located inside of it. The app is free (see demo).

Temple University was one of five schools this year to test out RoomBug, a Facebook app from a company named U-Match LLC
that helps students find compatible roommates.

The mortgage business is tough right now, but one unnamed Philadelphia mortgage banker was working so hard to keep up that she reportedly came down with what's called "BlackBerry Thumb" from texting clients 12 hours per day, though she was using an iPhone. She needed surgery on her thumb to remove inflamed tendons.

The Philadelphia Metro Chapter of the Society for Technical Communication is seeking entries for its annual Technical Communication Competition. The deadline for submissions is October 4. All english language entries are acceptable, regardless of geographical origin.


Philly Tech People News 9/6/2010

Comcast-Spectacor taps Comcast Cable for new CFO (Philadelphia Business Journal)

SL Industries Names Louis J. Belardi Chief Financial Office
(PR Newswire)

Rajant Adds Two Software Engineers (Business Wire)