Highlights: Last week on Philly Tech News (1/30/2012 to 2/5/2012)

Reports that surfaced in the New York Post a week ago that Philadelphia Media Network, owner of the Inquirer, Daily News, and Philly.com, was for sale again turned out to be true, with a group led by Ed Rendell and Ed Snider and another led by members of the Perelman family mentioned to be among the candidates to acquire it.

Exton-based SaaS insurance provider iPipeline"s latest funding round, announced in January, turned to be for $71.4 million, according to its SEC filing.

Scrutiny of the proposed spectrum sale and reseller agreement between Verizon Wireless and Comcast and other cable companies intensified, with a Senate committee planning hearings for later this month. Meanwhile, the joint marketing arrangement continued to roll out, expanding into the Bay area.

The closing of SAP AG's $3.4 billion acquisition of SuccessFactors could be delayed for weeks, possibly even months, as the Committee on Foreign Investment in the U.S. (CFIUS) investigates it, for some reason.

Philly-based ad agency Red Tettemer & Partners (Century 21) and local crowdsourcing site Poptent (Dannon) both had ads they produced run during the Super Bowl, which ad people say is two more than Philly's ever had before. And Nielsen said NBC's 2012 Super Bowl broadcast was the most watched program in TV history.

And Comcast may invest, through its partial ownership of the SNY cable network, $40 million to help bail out the New York Mets. Traitors.


Daily Links 2/6/2012: NBC's Super Bowl most watched TV program ever

Kenexa Agrees To Acquire OutStart, a Leading Provider of Next Generation e-Learning Solutions (Business Wire)

Kenexa Announces Financial Results for Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2011 (Business Wire)
Company says it paid $38.9 million for OutStart, from which it expects $13.5 million in GAAP revenue for 2012.

Local company's acquisition puts it on the global map (Wilmington News Journal)

NBC's Super Bowl XLVI most-watched show in TV history (USA Today)
What kind of bounce will NBC get?

Verizon to set up streaming service with Redbox (AP via LA Times)

Verizon teams up with Redbox to cash in on video (Gigaom)

Hands on with AnyPlay: Live Comcast video on your iPad (The Unofficial Apple Weblog)

Is Workday Silicon Valley's Next Big IPO? (Daily Beast)
Workday certainly deserves some hype, although this article perhaps provides too much of it.

Be everywhere: Google’s real social strategy (ZDNet Blogs)
By Will Reynolds of Philly's SEER Interactive.

Newgrounds Undergoing Redesign (GameKudos.com)
Newgrounds is based in Montgomery County.

Fisker lays off workers in Delaware, California (Wilmington News Journal)

SAP community portal launch date unclear due to bugs (Infoworld)

Greenphire trying for larger place clinical-trial information business (Philadelphia Inquirer)

Someone’s Trying to Frankenstein a Sports Blog Monster That Will Crush Philly.Com (Philly Mag: The Philly Post)

Q&A: Russ Fadel, CEO, ThingWorx – “Hooked on Entrepreneurship” (Safeguard Scientifics Blog)