Daily Links 1/31/2011: Comcast Kicks Off IPv6 Over DOCSIS Test (just before Internet runs out of addresses)

Verizon Ripping Cloud Valuations To Pieces (CRN)
Implications for value of SunGard Availability?

PhillyInc: Malvern's Rajant Corp. finds big success in exporting (Philly.com)

Git Hacking: A Social Layer for GitHub (Read Write Web)
Winning project developed at Philly Startup Weekend.

Philadelphia’s 2nd Annual Global Game Jam [Recap] (Geekadelphia)

Philadelphia Media Network Announces Several Design, Content and Product Enhancements at The Philadelphia Inquirer, Daily News, and philly.com (PR Newswire)

Hoping Xfinity brand connects (Denver Post)

Comcast Kicks Off IPv6 Over DOCSIS Test
MSO Runs 'Dual Stack' With Cable Modem Users in Colorado
(Multichannel News)

NBC Universal CEO Steve Burke Drops Comcast COO Title
Neil Smit is adding an executive vp title at the cable giant.
(Hollywood Reporter)

Amazon rolling out Netflix-like unlimited video streaming for Prime subscribers? (Engadget)

'World School' announces 1st of 20 campuses in NY (Reuters)
Perhaps a bit of an unusual investment ($37.5 million) for Philly-based LLR Partners. Do they have a past relationship with Christopher Whittle?

Isn’t it time for Amazon to grow up? (Internet Retailer)
Discusses GSI Commerce's ShopRunner.


Philly Tech TidBits 1/30/2011

SAP is spinning out its venture arm, SAP Ventures, as a separate company, though one it will still be in control of as sole limited partner. SAP is contributing $353 million to a new fund, SAP Ventures Fund I LP, of which about two-thirds is new money and one-third reflects the value of existing portfolio companies that will be transferred to the fund, Dow Jones Venture Wire reports. SAP Ventures says the new funding will enable it to invest at slightly above its current run rate, and that it may add one to three new investment professionals in either California or Germany.
SAP Ventures has a stake in LinkedIn, which last week filed for an IPO, though that stake is presumed to be less than 5% since SAP Ventures was not specifically named in the filing.

According to the Business Insider, the price Adobe paid to acquire First Round Capital portfolio company Demdex recently was $58 million. Comcast-associated Genacast Ventures was also an investor in Demdex, a provider of online advertising technology.

A recent blog post by Forbes' Maureen Farrell has Cross Atlantic Capital Partners of Radnor listed among "Zombie" VC firms, a reference to firms that haven't announced a new fund since 2005. The firm is still actively making some investments, as my profile of Cross Atlantic last year discussed, recently saw one portfolio company (GAIN Capital Holdings) exit with an IPO, and they didn't sound to me to be a firm that is winding down. However, Cross Atlantic has depended heavily in the past on the Pennsylvania Public School Employees' Retirement System (PSERS) as a source of funding, and PSERS has indicated that it is reducing the percentage of its investments going towards venture capital. Cross Atlantic did not respond to requests for comment, according to Farrell.

Conshohocken's WizeHive has raised between $1 and $1.5 million of funding from Robin Hood Ventures, the Mid-Atlantic Angel Group, Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern Pennsylvania and some private investors, according to CEO Michael Levinson (also a founder of DreamIt Ventures). WizeHive shifted its focus last year to gearing its software towards managing the grant and scholarship review process. It started as a more general web-based collaboration tool, but found its niche after using WizeHive to manage the application process for the TechCrunch50 show in 2009 and TechCrunch Disrupt, as well as for DreamIt Ventures' own review process.

Gabriel Weinberg's decision to rent a Bay-area billboard to take on Google and promote his Valley Forge-based Duck Duck Go search engine and its privacy features was a PR move somewhat reminiscent of Josh Kopelman's buying the rights to rename a small Oregon town Half.com. At a cost of $7,000 for four weeks, Weinberg got much more than the visual impressions of the billboard, but an enormous amount of coverage from the national tech press and the reinforcement of Duck Duck Go's David vs. Goliath image. The search engine's traffic has reportedly almost doubled to about 5 million queries per month aided by the billboard and the launching of donttrack.us (also emphasizing the privacy aspect), although that is still a miniscule portion of the search engine market.

Some ask why Philadelphia can't be more like Silicon Valley. Well the difference in VC funding shows just how wide the gap is: according to the latest MoneyTree report, the Philadelphia region last year saw an investment of $431 million in venture capital vs. $8.5 billion for Silicon Valley, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported.

Look for SaaS/Cloud billing vendor Aria Systems of Media and San Mateo CA to announce a new round of funding very soon.


Cross-Promotion Activities In Play As Comcast Takes Control Of NBCU (Multichannel News)

Comcast and GE Complete Transaction to Form NBCUniversal, LLC (Comcast Voices | Comcast Corporate Blog)

It's Got NBCU ... Now Comcast Has a Fight for Reinvention (The Wrap)

Daily Links 1/28/2011: Comcast to complete NBCU deal late tonight

Comcast completing takeover of NBC Universal and 4th-ranked broadcaster, NBC, late Friday (AP via ABC News)

Culture shock likely as Comcast takes over NBC
Comcast values teamwork, not the office politics condoned at NBC Universal.
(LA Times)

'30 Rock' Debuts Kabletown Logo Same Day as NBCU (Video) (Hollywood Reporter)

Analyst: Comcast-NBCU Should Buy Starz to Hurt Netflix, Compete With HBO (Hollywood Reporter)

Liberty Sets Date for Capital, Starz Separation
Deal Will Simplify Media Giant's Structure
(Multichannel News)

Verizon to Buy Terremark for $1.4 Billion (New York Times: DealBook)
Furthers Cloud strategy.

5 Cloud Software Vendors Dell Should Buy
Following its Boomi acquisition.

DreamIt chooses Mark Wachen to lead New York accelerator (VentureBeat)

Lockheed gets $107M to continue Space Fence work (Philadelphia Business Journal)

New York Times Fixes Paywall Flaws to Balance Free Versus Paid on the Web (Bloomberg)
Also discusses Philadelphia Media Network's upcoming paywall plans.

Quality Systems Rises as Results Beat Expectations (Orange County Business Journal)
Quality Systems' primary business is NextGen Healthcare of Horsham.


Daily Links 1/27/2011: Comcast holds merger kickoff meetings in LA, NY and Philly

Comcast-NBC U execs tout synergy, muscle
Burke, Roberts rally newly merged troops

A Little Less Drama at NBC (New York Times)
On Comcast exec Stephen Burke taking over.

What are Comcast's plans for NBC News operations? (USA Today)

NBC vets Ebersol and Michaels can give Comcast a history lesson (LA Times: Company Town)

Hulu May Sell Broadcast Television Bundles (PC World)

Cable companies best at streaming Netflix video (CNET News)
Comcast ranked #2, according to Netflix.

New York's quest to become 'the digital city' (CNET News)

On Deck, Which Helps Small Businesses Get Capital, Lands Some Of Its Own (All Things Digital: New Enterprise)
$15 million C-round led by SAP Ventures, with early investor First Round Capital also participating again.

Portico Systems Reports Strong Revenue Growth and Promotes Job Creation in the State of Pennsylvania (Business Wire)

AMETEK Announces Record Results (PR Newswire)

Netsuite goes Native with Subscription and Billing (Diversity Limited Blog)
Although Media's Aria Systems is a Netsuite preferred provider.

Guerrilla Tactics for SAP’s OnDemand 'Go to Market' Strategy (SAP Community Network Blogs)

SAP Plans to Offer Flexibility Through Partnerships, Co-CEO McDermott Says (Bloomberg)

Software AG Surges as Profit Rises, CEO Says Company Aiming for DAX Index (Bloomberg)
Software AG has a significant presence in Berwyn as a result of its acquisition of IDS Scheer.

Inside Lockheed Martin's out-of-this-world virtual-reality lab (Denver Business Journal)

Lockheed Profit Dips on Lower Margins in Combat Jets (Bloomberg)

Motorola Mobility's Home Segment Q4 Sales Inch Up 1%
Cable Unit Revenue Down 7% for Full-Year 2010
(Multichannel News)


Daily Links 1/26/2011: Lancaster's appMobi raises $6 million

SAP raises dividend 20 percent, upbeat on 2011 (Reuters)

Germany's SAP sees Q4 earnings fall 36 per cent after charge for Oracle battle (The Canadian Press)

A Chat With SAP’s Bill McDermott (Forbes: Upside Potential)

General Electric Buys Stake in NBC Universal From Vivendi for $3.8 Billion (Bloomberg)
Clears way for completing Comcast/NBCU transaction.

JVP Leads $50 Million Secondary and Primary Transaction in Photonic Integrated Circuit Company CyOptics, Inc. (PR Newswire)
CyOptics is based in the Lehigh Valley near Allentown.

appMobi Closes $6 Million Series B Financing (Business Wire)
Lancaster-based Mobile Apps platform company says funding came entirely from Angels. appMobi grew out of another Lancaster startup, streaming music service FlyCast.
TechCrunch article.

Startup Accelerator DreamIt Ventures Takes Manhattan (TechCrunch)

RES Software Caps 2010 with Record Bookings of $12.9 million in Q4 (Business Wire)

Charter Passes Over the Cable-Tech Duopoly
(Multichannel News)

Netflix: Here's What We Think About ISPs And Net Neutrality (Silicon Alley Insider)

Netflix Passes 20 Million Subscribers But Doesn't Give Full-Year Guidance (Silicon Alley Insider)


Parse.ly Closes $800K Financing Round (PR Web)
DreamIt Ventures graduate now based in New York. Invite Media co-founder Scott Becker among investors.

General Assembly Aims to Gather New York Techies (New York Times: Bits)

An Ad Agency for NBC Sports (New York Times: Media Decoder)
An indication of Comcast/NBCU's ambitions for sports programming?

After Olbermann, Is Comcast Set to Overhaul MSNBC? Don't Bet on It
(Daily Finance)

What next for net neutrality? Lawsuits galore (Washington Post: Post Tech)

Charter Tags TiVo For DVRs, Next-Gen TV
MSO Plans to Offer TiVo Premiere Set-Tops in 2011, Followed by New Devices and Services

(Multichannel News)

Happy with new home (Burlington County Times)
Mount Laurel's InTest Systems.

HP to phase out Neoview data warehousing product: sources (Reuters)

Gartner Magic Quadrant reveals SAP master data management soft spots (SearchDataManagement.com)

Health Market Science and Alanda Enhance Aggregate Spend Solution, CompleteSpend
Version 3.0 to add executive dashboards, ad hoc reporting capabilities, and a new viewpoint technology
(Business Wire)

How Comcast sealed the NBCU deal (Philadelphia Inquirer)

Olbermann Fill-In: Host Worried His 'Wings Would Be Clipped' Under New Management (The Wrap)

Gang of Smart Mini-Copters Learns How to Build Stuff (at Penn's GRASP Lab) (Mashable)

Olbermann out at MSNBC; Comcast: We had nothing to do with it

Keith Olbermann signs off from MSNBC (CNN)

Comcast Response to Questions about MSNBC and Keith Olbermann (Comcast Voices |Comcast Corporate Blog)

Olbermann’s MSNBC Exit Was Weeks in the Making (New York Times: Media Decoder)

Daily Links 1/20/2011: Verizon challenges FCC rules on net neutrality

HIStalk Interviews Todd Fisher, CEO, MobileMD (HIStalk)
Warminster Healthcare IT startup definitely worth watching.

An update from the Chairman (Official Google Blog)
Eric Schmidt steps aside as CEO while remaining Chairman; Larry Page to be CEO.

Verizon challenges FCC rules on net neutrality (Washington Post: Post Tech)
Verizon is doing something I believe Comcast will no longer be able to do per FCC conditions on the NBCU merger.

Aria Systems Triples Bookings in Fourth Quarter (Business Wire)
Aria is based in San Mateo and Media, Pa.

Tyco Electronics profit tops forecasts (Reuters)

Analysts: Comcast-NBC Universal Conditions Won't Promote Cord Cutting (Hollywood Reporter)
FCC Order on Comcast/NBCU (pdf)

Old Interface Learns New Tricks in Mobile Payments (American Banker)
On Philly startup Xipwire.


HP Ads Meg Whitman, Four Others To Board (Barron's: Tech Trader Daily)

Philadelphia Fed Factory Index Decreased to 19.3 in January (Bloomberg)
January 2011 Philly Fed Business Outlook Survey

Clearwire spectrum auction interest dwindles: sources (Reuters)

Citizens Bank Park, Home of the Phillies, Goes HD! (Phillies.com)
Something to look forward to on long winter days.


DuckDuckGo Challenges Google on Privacy (With a Billboard) (Wired Blogs: Epicenter)

Daily Links 1/19/2011: Franken can't let Comcast/NBCU deal go

Comcast’s Biggest Regulatory Win? What The FCC And DOJ Didn’t Do (paidContent)

Comcast-NBC Deal: What’s Next? (Wall Street Journal: Deal Journal)

Senator Al Franken: No joke, Comcast trying to whack Netflix (Ars Technica)

SAP sets ambitious goals, faces restructuring: report (Reuters)

ASUG to Launch Online Magazine (Business Wire)

SAP Community Podcast: Talking SAP On-Demand with SAP's John Wookey (SAP Community Networks Blog)

Microsoft Steps Up Competition With Dynamics CRM 2011 (Information Week)

Thoughts on Paul Greenberg's CRM 2011 Watchlist (Read Write Enterprise)

Verizon To Continue Rapid Cloud Ramp (Information Week)

What happens when the CD factory closes? (CNET News)
On the closing of Sony's Pitman, NJ CD plant.


FCC votes 4 to 1 to approve Comcast/NBCU deal (with conditions)

FCC approves Comcast and NBC joint venture (Washington Post: Post Tech)

FCC Makes a Big Deal Out of Online Video With Comcast NBC-U Deal Approval (Gigaom: NewTeeVee)
Comcast must be hands-off in terms of Hulu's management.

Comcast will retain NBC's stake in Hulu, but is stripped of control
(LA Times: Company Town)

Copps: Comcast/NBCU 'Damaging and Potentially Dangerous'
Says many of the promised conditions do no more than maintain the status quo, which does not serve public interest
(Broadcasting & Cable)

Comcast/NBCU Deal Approved By Justice (Multichannel News)

Regulatory Approval Received for Comcast/GE Joint Venture for NBC Universal (Comcast Voices |Comcast Corporate Blog)

Phiily Tech TidBits 1/18/2011

TechCrunch reported that the amount recently raised by Conshohocken's Viridity Energy was $14 million. The investors were Braemar Energy Ventures and Intel Capital. Viridity's software and systems help businesses create "microgrids" to optimize energy consumption and buy off and sell to the main grid.

First Round Capital now shows 100 companies as being in its portfolio, though that includes a few exits.

The Open Angel Forum is coming to Philly on March 16. OAF is a group started by Jason Calacanis to provide a no-fee venue for startups to present to angel investors. They are now accepting applications. Morgan Lewis is hosting the event.

PennApps Mobile was held at Penn this past weekend, and 23 of the 31 teams that started the hackathon produced a demonstratable application. The Grand Prize winner was an app called MeepMe. Teams surveyed overwhelmingly chose Android as their development platform.

The Harrisburg Patriot-News has an article detailing the many failures of Pennsylvania's wine kiosks, which were removed from grocery stores late last month for an attitude adjustment. A few kiosks are being reinstalled and tested this week before a decision is made about reinstalling the rest. The machines were developed by Simple Brands of Conshohocken.

West Chester's QVC has chosen IBM's recently acquired Netezza data warehousing system to analyze user-generated content from its web forums. QVC says it expect to achieve a greater understanding of its customer needs "based on the online conversations they are having about our products and services".

Bipin Shah, the primary architect of CoreStates Financial's Money Access Center (MAC) ATM network back in the 1980s, is behind a new Radnor-based venture,Universal Business Payment Solutions Acquisitions Corporation , which aims to raise $72 million for a "blank check corporation" which would seek to make acquisitions and roll up smaller companies in the payroll processing, debit and credit card transaction processing, and prepaid plastic markets. The company is awaiting an SEC response to its proposed public offering (via Flying Kite Media)

Former Detroit Lions star Barry Sanders, who has stayed largely out of the public eye since his early retirement from the game, is making a comeback-sort of. He is helping to promote Comcast Business Services in the State of Michigan.


Perfect Market Raises $9 Million In A Round Led By Comcast (paidContent)

LLR, Tailwind Exit SDI (TheMiddleMarket.com)

NewSpring Capital Makes Growth Investment in Raritan Inc.
- Invests in Raritan's Power Management Business -
(PR Newswire)

OWLnet times out (The Temple News)
Upgrades to SunGard Banner.

Students enjoy DrexelOne app (The Triangle)

Verve Wireless names new Chief Executive (San Diego Union-Tribune)
Verve cofounder Art Howe, former Inquirer reporter and exec, steps down as CEO but will
continue as Chairman.

Looking Closely at the Market Research Numbers for Sizing the Geospatial Technology Market (Directions Magazine)

Comcast/NBCU approval expected tomorrow (Washington Post)

Comcast-NBC merger approval expected Tuesday (Washington Post: Post Tech)

Student Developers Prefer Android at University of Pennsylvania Hackathon [Infographic] (Read Write Web)

Daily Links 1/14/2011: IMS Health in agreement to acquire SDI, days after Supreme Court agrees to take data privacy case

Digging For Data: IMS Health Buys Rival SDI (Report) (Pharmalot)
Big deal for Pharma market research and Philly area; some job cuts would be expected.
Update: IMS Health issues a statement confirming agreement. Link (pdf)

Supreme Court Health Data Case Could Sway Online Privacy Debate (paidContent)
I'm sure its not a coincidence that the IMS Health-SDI merger was announced just days after the Court agreed to hear the case.

Pending Comcast Deal Muzzles NBC With Reporters (AP via NPR)

News Corp. worries some proposed FCC conditions on Comcast-NBC Universal go too far (LA Times: Company Town)

Level 3 May Test FCC 'Open Internet' Rules In Comcast Fight
Internet Provider Still Balking at Cable Operator's Connection Fees
(Multichannel News)

Is An Apps Shakeup Ahead At Microsoft?
To compete in the enterprise with the likes of IBM, Oracle, SAP and Salesforce.com, Microsoft has to take a more direct approach.
(Information Week)

Fitch Affirms SunGard Data Systems' IDR at 'B'; Outlook Stable (Business Wire)

Edison Ventures Sells Presidium To Blackboard (PE Hub)

QVC Shoppers Say “No More Facebooking and Tweeting During On-Air Presentations” (CenterNetworks)

Daily Links 1/12/2011: SAP To Focus More On Channel Sales Following Reorganization

Comcast’s Gilford Jumps To ABC As SVP, Digital Media (paidContent)

Comcast Merger Conditions Involve Basic Neutrality Protections
And a requirement that all caps be created equal...
(Broadband Reports)

Comcast-NBC merger expected to have net neutrality conditions (Washington Post: Post Tech)

The Buzz from CES 2011 - Trends to Watch (Comcast Voices |Comcast Corporate Blog)

SAP to Acquire Software Security Products and Assets From SECUDE (PR Newswire)

SAP To Focus More On Channel Sales Following Reorganization

HP Wins $30 Million Texas Medicaid Contract
(Information Week)
Solution to be powered by InterComponentWare's eHealth Framework. InterComponentWare's US headquarters are in Wayne.

Ex-Philadelphia mag editor named Philly Daily News editor (Poynter)

U.S. Federal Reserve Beige Book: Philadelphia District (Bloomberg)

Daily Links 1/11/2011: Verizon iPhone finally introduced

Verizon iPhone Is Real, Is 3G and Is a Hotspot. (Gigaom)

The Verizon iPhone: What the Web Is Saying (Gigaom)

IPipeline Acquires CRM Provider GaleForce Solutions (Insurance & Technology)

Veeva Systems Launches First Integrated Pharma CRM and CLM Solution Designed for the Apple iPad (PR Newswire)
Announced at Philadelphia press conference this morning.

How to build a tech startup outside of Silicon Valley (VentureBeat)
By Monetate founder David Brussin.

Customer Analytics Initiative Launches at The Wharton School
(PR Newswire)

Calling All Fintech Entrepreneurs (A VC)

Enabled, empowered and inspired – advocating for QlikView (Donald Farmer)

Allurent, not quite dead yet, sells to Jenzabar (Mass High Tech)
Cambridge ecommerce company was funded by GSI Commerce, among others.

HardMetrics Establishes New Corporate Headquarters in Philadelphia Suburbs
Continued growth and expansion for operational analytics and business intelligence solutions company fuels establishment of new corporate roots
(Business Wire)
Hadn't heard much about these guys in quite a while; wasn't sure what they were up to.

Dupont SAP systems crucial to £3.7bn Danisco acquisition (Computerworld UK)

Eberhart tapped as CDI Corp. chief (Philly.com: Philly Inc)


Self-service BI, SaaS, real-time analytics will dominate 2011 agenda (Computerworld)

Is Business ByDesign finally turning the corner? (SAP Watch)

CES: Show Rewind
(Multichannel News)

Apps Irk Cable Nets (Mediaweek)

Léo Makes It Official: SAP’s Bill Wohl Joins Hewlett-Packard
(All Things Digital: NewEnterprise)
Bill Wohl, who will be relocating to California, graduated from the University of Delaware and was a member of the West Grove, PA, volunteer fire department for 25 years.

Philly-based Stream TV gets head start with its eLocity Android 3.0 tablets

Philadelphia-based Stream TV Networks, Inc. generated a lot of buzz by getting out in front of the of the pack in announcing its new 10-inch eLocity Android 3.0 tablets in advance of CES. I tried to find out a little more about the company and who is behind it.

Stream TV is headquartered on Chestnut Street in Philly, and its founders are Mat and Raja Rajan, who have been behind Bensalem-based Zero Water, which produces household water filtration systems. Though I am not sure how this background translates into manufacturing computer devices, the key asset the founders may possess is channel experience. From their Zero Water background, they know how to get product into mass retailers such as Wal-Mart, and they appear to be taking a similar path with the eLocity. There may be a niche there for a somewhat lower-cost Android tablet in what will be a brutally competitive market.

I've got no information on funding right now, but Zero Technologies (the company behind Zero Water) raised $30 million and had connections to some prominent investors.

Stream TV has other interests as well; At CES it launched a line of 3d without glasses devices.

HP Hires Wohl to Handle PR as Marketing Chief Leaves (Bloomberg)
Previously at SAP.

SAP inks patent licensing deal with Intellectual Ventures (TechFlash Seattle)

Judge Sets Aside US$139M Verdict in SAP-Versata Patent Suit (PC World)

CES 2011: Moto's 4G Gadgets Blur Lines (Light Reading Mobile)

Comcast CEO Says He Took His Family on a Universal Theme Parks Trip Over the Holidays (Hollywood Reporter)

Philly Open Angel Forum is now accepting applications (Gabriel Weinberg's Blog)

Comcast/NBCU Vote Not On FCC's Jan. 25 Public Meeting Agenda
Commission Releases Tentative Agenda, Sans Merger Vote
(Multichannel News)

Comcast Bringing Live TV to Your iPad (In Your House) (All Things Digital: MediaMemo)

Pulse Electronics names Faison CEO (Philadelphia Business Journal)
May only be a short-term gig if Bel Fuse or somebody else can mount a successful

Stream TV Networks launches seven new 10-inch mobile tablets (Computer Business Review)
Stream TV is based in Philadelphia.

Lockheed in line for more GPS work (Philadelphia Business Journal)

A new beginning (Donald Farmer's Blog)
Donald Farmer on moving from Microsoft to QlikTech.

SAS Institute CEO Jim Goodnight on Building Strong Companies -- and a More Competitive U.S. Workforce (Knowledge@Wharton)

Location game SCVNGR raises $15m from Balderton (The Guardian)
DreamIt Ventures alum, now based in Cambridge, Mass. The current valuation would probably make DreamIt's miniscule initial investment look rather good. (This round places its valuation at around $100 million, according to some reports.)
U.S. Start-Up Turns to European V.C. for Global Expansion (Wall Street Journal: Tech Europe)

Motorola Mobility: Today’s The Day; Oppenheimer, Gleacher Say Buy (Barron's: Tech Trader Daily)

Comcast-NBC merger watch: no decision this week as Feds look to CES (Washington Post: Post Tech)

Tru2way: Epic Fail at Retail (Light Reading Cable)

Are One in Four of You Really Going to Cut Cable and Switch to Web Video? (All Things Digital: MediaMemo)

Microsoft to Reveal Windows TV Set-top Boxes [REPORT]

Dell: Channel Will Help Us Deliver Cloud Services (CRN)
Dell makes another Cloud-related acquisition; outlines strategy for Boomi and other
Cloud services.

Philly company accused of violating state's Spyware Act
(Seattle TechFlash)
Problems with Ascentive are nothing new.

Analysts: Comcast-NBCU conditions could change if GOP wins White House (The Hill.com)

Sprint Nextel Lets Partner Clearwire’s Debt Offer Deadline Pass (Bloomberg)

Do You Want To Save Your Web Ads? AdKeeper Bets $35 Million That You Will (All Things Digital: MediaMemo)
First Round Capital among those returning for second round.

N.J. venture capitalists expect healthy activity in 2011 (NJBiz.com)

RJMetrics moves to new headquarters in Philly

Website analytics startup RJMetrics has moved its "World Headquaters" from Camden to 1315 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, the company posted via Foursquare. The two year old company, co-founded by Robert J. Moore and Jake Stein, has been growing rapidly and doing some hiring.