Highlights last week on Philly Tech News (11/26/2012 to 12/2/2012)

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On Philly Tech News, I took a look at signs that coworking is growing in the Burbs, NextFab Studio's scheduled reopening in its new space, and Lehigh Valley Tech's rebranding courtesy of Philly agency At Media.

In news from other sources:

First Round Capital introduced a new website for the holiday season highlighting e-commerce offers from many of its portfolio companies.

Jeff Zucker, who ran NBCU up until the time Comcast acquired it, was named the new head of CNN. Meanwhile, NBC and Verizon's FiOS reached a broad program carriage deal that includes rights to over-the-top delivery to multiple screens for both NBC broadcast and cable channel content. Of course, Comcast and Verizon are partners now.

Wilmington-based SevOne introduced a new version of its Performance Appliance Solution (the PAS-200k), which can monitor and manage 200,000 network elements simultaneously, four times that of any other available product, the company says.

A Northeast Philly data center reported to be under long-term lease to Vanguard was acquired by Carter Validus Mission Critical REIT of Tampa for $65 million, or $540 per square foot, the Business Journal reported.

Tierney v. Tierney? Interpublic, which owns Tierney Communications, has sued its founder Brian Tierney and his current firm, Brian Communications Group, over its use of Tierney's last name in some company literature and its website, something Interpublic says violates an agreement between the two parties that Tierney wouldn't use his name in another business (from the Philadelphia Daily News).


Daily Links 12/5/2012: QVC acquires Oodle; DreamIt graduates 15

SAP's McDermott rolls with ever-changing tech 'revolution' (Joe DiStefano/Philadelphia Inquirer)

Letter to IBM (Bruce Cleveland/InterWest Partners)

The Renaissance of Enterprise Computing (Peter Levine, Partner, Andreessen Horowitz/All Things D)
Both of the above articles from VCs address some common themes.

DreamIt Ventures graduates 15 startups in its 2012 Philadelphia class (VentureBeat)

QVC Acquires Social Classifieds Veteran Oodle To Help Power Its Social Commerce Evolution (TechCrunch)

Verizon to start targeted advertising this week, will be optional (SlashGear)

CloudPay Raises $16 Million in Series B Funding (Marketwire)
Use of Cloud technology in payroll processing biz heating up.

DC City Council passes law legitimizing Uber car service
City carves out new "digital dispatch" category for smartphone car services.
(Ars Technica)

Why First Round Capital funded a lawsuit (Redeye VC)

Online ed startup Coursera moves further along money-making path
UPenn is an investor in Coursera.

Comcast[-Spectacor] president reaffirms Beach arena support (The Virginian-Pilot)

Comcast: Tech vendor didn't have permission to publicize RDK conference (FierceCable)