Philly Tech People News 8/21/2011

Vishay Announces Resignation of Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Lior Yahalomi, Appointment of Lori Lipcaman (Business Wire)

Geospatial World Honors CEO Greg Bentley for Lifetime Achievement in Geospatial Innovation (Business Wire)

The Judge Group Announces President of Human Capital Management Solutions (Business Wire)

Akcelerant Adding Staff, Reorganizing (Credit Union Times)

Journal Register Co. names Jim Brady as editor-in-chief, will oversee all newsgathering (AP via Washington Post)

Health Market Science Appoints Mark Cieplik as Senior Vice President of Life Science Sales (Press Release)

David J. Hogan Joins Heartland Payment Systems to Lead Major Accounts
Heartland to leverage Hogan’s distinguished retail experience to expand national presence
(Business Wire)

Aklero Risk Analytics names Alarcon CFO (Housing Wire)

Language Services Associates Promotes Mauricio Vicente to Chief Information Officer (Press Release)

ODM Group Expands with Two New Hires (Philly Ad Club News)


Skype to acquire First Round Capital-backed GroupMe

Skype buys GroupMe & adds group messaging (Gigaom)
First Round Capital was an early backer.

Why HP needs to merge with SAP/a> (VentureBeat)
Not sure if I agree with this perspective, particularly from SAP's point of view, and they would probably have the upper hand in any talks right now.

Thinking big with a modest $7.5 million (Philadelphia Inquirer)
Opinion by Philadelphia councilman Bill Green.