Highlights: Last week on Philly Tech News (10/24-10/30 2011)

I talked to PlaySay founder Ryan Meinzer about the venture's move to DC, its VC funding and product plans.

I look at some of the recent Venture news in the Philly area, including funding for DuckDuckGo, Philly-based Q&A startup Quewey, and Conshohocken-based SaaS insurance vendor Unirisx.

On the heels of Digitas Health co-founder & CEO David Kramer's retirement announcement, Publicis says it will integrate Digitas Health and Razorfish Health, both of which are Philly-based, into its New York-based Publicis Healthcare Communications Group.

NBC Sports officially announces it will move its headquarters to Connecticut (hope they have a good backup power supply), including Versus, which has been primarily Philly-based and will be renamed the NBC Sports Network in January. So much for the hope of having the next ESPN in the area.

And two of the hottest tech companies in the Philly area, Radnor-based QlikTech and Horsham-based NextGen Healthcare's parent Quality Systems both report strong quarterly results, and Quality Systems approves a stock split.


Daily Links 10/31/2011: appMobi introduces MobiUs to accelerate Mobile HTML5 Development

Your Response to Occupy Wharton (Wharton Journal)
Continued debate over Occupy Philly's conflict with some in the Wharton community over U.S. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's cancelled speech.

Analysis: Too many start-ups chase too little cash (Reuters)

Interactive Ads: Cable’s Future May Already Have Passed (Bloomberg Business Week)

Cable Is Holding Web TV at Bay, Earnings Show (New York Times)

NBCUniversal to Invest Millions to Enhance Local News at 10 NBC TV Stations (Hollywood Reporter)
Including WCAU in Philadelphia.

McDermott addresses questions over SAP BusinessObjects 4.0, HANA (SearchSAP.com)

MobiUs Accelerates Mobile HTML5 Development, Aims to Kill Mobile Flash (ReadWriteWeb)
New browser released by Lancaster-based appMobi.

TicketLeap Ticket-scanning comes to iPhone with Launch of iOS App (PR Web)

Exclaim Mobility Acquires SmrtGuard Mobile Security Cloud-service Applications (BusinessWire)

Once Hot Startup SimpleGeo Sells For A Loss To Urban Airship (Silicon Alley Insider)
First Round Capital was an investor in SimpleGeo.

Newspaper Next, Five Years Later (Recovering Journalist)

Philly daily newspapers in search for new home (Philly.com: Philly Deals)