Highlights last week on Philly Tech News (9/24/2012 to 9/30/2012)

The US Department of Justice completed its review of SAP's $4.5 billion acquisition of
, SAP and Ariba announced on Friday. SAP subsequently said it had closed the deal on Monday, October 1.

I wrote about the launch of Blue Kangaroo, a deal search and recommendation site with an office in King of Prussia. The site had been in beta for a year under the name ChoozOn.

Quewey, a business Q&A site that pivoted in August to arranging social gatherings for
individuals with common professional interests, indicated on Twitter and craigslist that it was moving out of its Rittenhouse Square offices at the end of September and was selling off furniture.

The Wall Street Journal Journal revealed its 50 "Next Big Thing" startups. There were no Philly area companies included, but First Round Capital placed four of its portfolio companies on it. Also, Josh Kopelman announced First Round Capital's "Dorm Room Fund", which will dedicate $500,000 to fund ventures by college students in the Philly area, with investments eventually to be chosen by student committees.

Highmark will be taking over responsibility for managing most of Indepedence Blue Cross' information technology.

And I "reintroduced" Philly Tech News' Philly Tech Search Engine, which now covers 1600 sites.

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phillytechnews twitter feed 9/30 to 10/1 2012

Posted: 01 Oct 2012 06:27 PM PDT
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Daily Links 10/2/2012: Deutsche Telekom reported near deal with MetroPCS; Clearwire may delay LTE build

iPipeline Announces Appointment of Paul Melchiorre as New President (Business Wire)

Ex-Ariba, SAP exec takes top job at iPipeline (Philly.com: Philly Deals)

NetSuite Updates With “Two-Tier” Version for Larger Companies
(All Things D)
Marketing partners will include Dell Boomi.

Oracle sheds more light on database 12c, Exadata X3 (Computerworld)

Oracle's Ellison focused on Cloud, not deals (Reuters)

SAP Exec: Oracle CEO's Claim 'Fries My Brain' (SAI: Enterprise)

Deutsche Telekom Said to Near Deal With MetroPCS in U.S. (Bloomberg)

Clearwire May Delay Network Buildout as Comcast Converts Stake (Dow Jones Newswires via NASDAQ.com)

Meet The Ubuntu Women - They're More Involved Than You Think (ReadWriteWeb)
Features former Philadelphia resident Elizabeth Krumbach.

SunGard Partners with Regus to Power Expansion of its Workplace Availability Business to 550 Cities Worldwide
Agreement represents a 2,000% growth in available workplace recovery facilities for SunGard Availability Services’ customers
(Business Wire)

Fisker CEO Still Aiming to Make Plug-in Cars in Delaware (Bloomberg)

University City District celebrates 15 year anniversary (Daily Pennsylvanian)

Internet-only grocer now making rounds in Philly (Philadelphia Inquirer)

Lockeed Martin win: Protest of big defense contract by SAIC denied (Philadelphia Business Journal)