phillytechnews twitterfeed 9/3 to 9/4 2012

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phillytechnews: Philly Tech News Events Calendar: Updated 9/3/2012

Highlights last week on Philly Tech News (8/27/2012 to 9/2/2012)

IBM announced it would acquire Wayne-based talent management SaaS vendor Kenexa for just less than $1.3 billion. I also looked at IBM's motivations behind the buy and what it might mean for Kenexa's future within IBM.

I took a look at Time Warner Cable's decision to build out fiber to selected New York City business locations, and asked whether Comcast had any similar plans.

Upstart cloud-based SAP & Oracle competitor Workday formally filed for its IPO, which could raise $400 million or more and put a valuation of several billion dollars on the company.

SAP co-CEO Bill McDermott appeared in front of the Churchill Club in Silicon Valley. He recounted what happened when he and Jim Hagemann Snabe were first appointed co-CEOs, and also a phone call with Steve Jobs.

Google was reported to have hired a banker (Barclays) to shop its Horsham-based Motorola Home unit, which engineers equipment and software for the cable industry.

Philly digital health agency Razorfish Health merged with another Publicis unit, Publicis Healthware.

The Harrisburg Patriot-News became the latest Advance Publications daily to announce a move to printing three day per week, raising the question of whether Advance's New Jersey dailies would be next.

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Eric S. Raymond to speak at Philadelphia Linux User Group tomorrow (Wednesday, the 5th) night

Eric S. Raymond, a pioneer and thought leader in the Linux and open source software worlds who resides in the Philly area, will speak tomorrow night, September 5, at the Philadelphia Linux User Group (PLUG) Central Meeting.

The meeting will run from 7 to 9 pm at the University of Sciences in Philadelphia. Raymond's talk will start at 8.

See this brief bio here.