Highlights: Last week on Philly Tech News (6/25/2012 to 7/1/2012)

I profiled West Chester-based Bradford Media Group, which is doing interesting things in combining social media with video and other media formats.

A severe storm on Friday night temporarily knock out an Amazon Web Services data center in Northern Virginia, but full recovery for some of its major customers took a long time even after power was restored, raising further questions about the reliability of AWS's Cloud architecture.

Storm aftermath in Northern Virginia

As if it didn't already have enough to do, the US Supreme Court agreed to review an issue raised by Comcast regarding the validity of class action status in an antitrust suit claiming Comcast tried to monopolize the market for cable services in the Philadelphia area.

I took a look at some recent occurrences in the VC/startup scene in the Philly area.

A panel discussion held at the New Jersey Technology Council (NJTC) Mobile Application Forum in Princeton in June focused on some serious potential bottlenecks facing mobile app development and deployment, as Alan Skontra reported. Also at the event, PublicStuff, the New York-based startup that began life in Philly (GoodCompany Ventues), is backed by First Round Capital, and is developing Philly's 311 system, won first place in the NJTC's mobile app competition.

The Inquirer reported on the emerging tech scene in Old City Philadelphia.

Dan Moloney, a long-time veteran of and top exec for Horsham-based Motorola Home, announced he is leaving the business, shortly after Google completed the acquisition of Motorola. Former Charter Communications CTO and onetime Adelphia exec Marwan Fawaz takes over, amid uncertainty regarding Google's plans for the cable systems technology unit.

Invite Media co-founders Nat Turner and Zachary Weinberg, having left Google, have launched their new New York-based Healthcare IT startup, Flatiron Health.

And among people moving into new positions, DreamIt Ventures named VC Karen Griffith Gryga as its Philly-based Managing Director.

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Daily Links 7/3/2012: SAP, Ariba get second DOJ request for info

Jive Bids Seen Spurred by Microsoft-Yammer Deal: Real M&A (Bloomberg)

UPDATE: SAP, Ariba Get Second Request for Information on Deal (Dow Jones Newswires via NASDAQ.com)

Dell Ramps Up its Cloud (Wired: Cloudline)

Multiple Generator Failures Caused Amazon Outage (Data Center Knowledge)

The iPhone and Disruption: Five Years In (Daring Fireball)

Passport to hell: why thin client desktops must die (Ars Technica)

Sashi Reddi to invest Rs 100 cr in start-ups
(Business Standard of India)
AppLabs founder remains active investor in US, India. He is among the investors in Newtown Square-based Healthcare IT startup konciergeMD.