Highlights last week on Philly Tech News (12/3/2012 to 12/9/2012)

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On Philly Tech News, I looked at how Malvern-based Rajant Corp is succeeding
with its Kynetic Mesh Wireless Networks
, and spoke with CEO Robert Schena about the company's future prospects.

Comcast has had its problems in Vail and on Martha's Vineyard, and I look at what the stumbling blocks have been with these remote and wealthy communities.

Five Philly-area startups indicated in SEC filings that they have received new funding rounds.

In news from other sources, Friday was apparently the deadline for initial bids for Google's Horham-based Motorola Home unit. Arris and Pace were said to be the leading bidders. Janney's Tony Wible suggested that a Google acquisition of TiVo was conceivable. Such a deal could in part be due to TiVo's patent infringement claims against Motorola Home.

QVC acquired social classifieds website Oodle. And IBM completed its $1.3 billion acquisition of Wayne-based Kenexa.

DreamIt Ventures graduated its Fall 2012 Philadelphia class of 15 startups, and also formally launched a healthcare accelerator in partnership with Independence Blue Cross and Penn Medicine. Also, Blackstone LaunchPad expanded
its student entrpreneurship program
to Philadelphia with a $3 million investment.

The Inquirer's Joe DiStefano did an excellent profile of SAP co-CEO Bill McDermott, who is based out of Newtown Square.

Daily Links 12/11/2012: Comcast exec talks about X2, Cloud DVR

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Comcast Execs Talk Up X2, Cloud DVR (Light Reading Cable)

Telemundo shifts focus in effort to boost share
NBCUniversal has installed new management and increased the operating budget at the Spanish-language network, which has lagged behind rival Univision.
(LA Times)

Barry Diller sells TripAdvisor shares, Liberty Interactive new top shareholder (AP via Washington Post)
Liberty Interactive is the parent of QVC.

SAP and its fragmented path to cloud glory (Dennis Howlett/Cloud Pro)

Oracle's Database Appliance certified for SAP software (InfoWorld)

How my 10 cloud predictions for 2012 panned out (VentureBeat)

The year in enterprise software: Seven key takeaways
Larry Ellison embraces the cloud, mobility becomes a first-class citizen and SaaS reaches an inflection point

From The Valley To The Motor City: Why Stik Moved Back To Detroit (TechCrunch)
Also discusses DreamIt Ventures-backed Quikly, which moved from Philly to Detroit.

Netflix Ranks Google Fiber as Fastest U.S. ISP (PC Magazine)

Sprint in talks with major Clearwire investors: sources (Reuters)

Tribune Said to Seek Sale of Newspapers (Bloomberg)