Highlights last week on Philly Tech News (8/6/2012 to 8/12/2012)

I looked at how HostMySite, the Newark, Delaware-based small business-oriented web hosting service that was folded into the more enterprise-oriented Hosting.com, has been broken out as a separate division and given increased emphasis.

Liberty Interactive reported that revenue at its QVC unit grew 4% in the 2nd quarter, and that QVC's joint venture in China had been approved by Chinese officials.

SAP expert watcher Dennis Howlett discovered that there were some significant accounting issues at SuccessFactors prior to its acquisition by SAP.

Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern Pennsylvania announced it had invested $1.375 million in seven early stage ventures.

Comcast CEO Brian Roberts discussed his vision for the company in an interview with Bloomberg Businessweek.

The latest Philly newspapers ownership group, Interstate Media General, told staff in a memo that the papers are still losing millions and it wants more cuts. Apparently, its capital may not be as "patient" as thought.

The city of Philadelphia named its first chief data officer, Mark Headd.

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Daily Links 8/14/2012: Verizon Wireless spectrum deal near regulatory approval (WSJ)

Verizon Wireless spectrum deal near regulatory approval - WSJ (Reuters)

Talks Falter Between Stacey Snider, Comcast (Hollywood Reporter)

New York Surpasses Boston as Tech Hub says First Round Capital’s Howard Morgan (Startup Grind)

Conshohocken-based New Horizons Enters into Definitive Agreement to Be Acquired by an Investor Group Led by Camden Partners (Business Wire)

Salesforce’s Answer To Facebook? Communities: A Private Social Network For You And Your Customers (TechCrunch)

Considering mobile POS? How URBN (Urban Outfitters) leverages apps for a streamlined in-store checkout (National Retail Federation Blog)

Drexel law professor creates a virtual venue for getting real-world experience (Philadelphia Inquirer)

Uber Hit With Cease And Desist In Boston, Promises To Continue “Full Speed Ahead” (TechCrunch)

RevitasNOW™ Brings the Power of Enterprise Revenue Dynamics to the Cloud
Revitas introduces a powerful cloud solution for optimizing and managing complex contracts, pricing, and compliance scenarios
(Business Wire)

S4 Worldwide Receives Investment from Ben Franklin Technology Partners (Business Wire)