Highlights last week on Philly Tech News (12/31/2012 to 1/6/2013)

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On Philly Tech News:

Wayne-based Cloud Communications provider Evolve IP closed another strong year, GM & COO Guy Fardone told me. The company appeared on the 2012 Inc.500 at #321.

Johnson & Johnson is among several area companies installing Worday's SaaS Human Capital Management solution, several job listings indicate.

Massachusetts-based Parexel International acquired Horsham-based clinical trial software maker Liquent for $72 million.

And I looked back on two events in Philly Tech history, Motorola's 2000 acquisition of General Instrument, and Comcast's rebranding of Versus as The NBC Sports Network one year ago.

From other sources:

Wilmington-based InterDigital had a noisy week, extending its licensing agreement with RIM, filing patent infringement complaints against four other device makers, including Samsung, and launching a machine-to-machine focused joint venture with Sony, which also included a patent licensing agreement.

Plymouth Meeting-based supply chain software vendor WAM Systems was acquired by Connecticut-based Triple Point Technology.


Daily Links 1/8/2013: SAP's North American President departs; Aereo coming to Philly

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Verizon Says Buying Out Wireless Venture ‘Feasible’ (Wall Street Journal: Digits)

“The telephone network is obsolete”: Get ready for the all-IP telco
AT&T wants to get rid of obsolete PSTN equipment, and those pesky FCC rules.

(Ars Technica)

Aereo will take its TV distruption to 22 new cities this spring (Gigaom)
Philadelphia is one of them.

Google Brings Free Wi-Fi to Its Section of Manhattan (All Things D)

SAP Adds North America to Cardenuto’s Remit as Predecessor Quits (Bloomberg)

Lehigh Valley-based Cloud Services provider INetU Set to Expand After Private Equity Investment (Data Center Knowledge)
Will open new data center in Seattle.

Quintiq expands its North American headquarters (Quintiq
Press Release)
Expansion in Radnor triples Quintiq's US office space.

LLR Partners Invests in Alsbridge
Investment to fuel substantial growth for IT and telecom sourcing advisory leader

(PR Newswire)

Dish’s $5B Clearwire bid may throw a monkey wrench into Sprint’s plans (VentureBeat)

Amazon, Frontier expanding in Trenton, N.J. (AP via USA Today)