Links 8/19/2013: NewSpring leads $11 mm round in Open Road; TaskRabbit formally launches in Philly

Tom Paine

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Open Road Secures $11 Million (Wall Street Journal: Digits)
Led by Radnor-based NewSpring Capital.

The battle for the marketing cloud (PandoDaily)
Mentions Monetate as a player.

Monetate seeking to employ 200 by year end
(Philadelphia Business Journal)
For what its worth, 200 by year end might be a bit less than what Monetate suggested to me in April.

TaskRabbit hops into 5 new markets, warren of taskrabbits now 15K strong (VentureBeat)
Philadelphia is one of them.

How hybrid cloud is transforming IT: An interview with Mike Maples, Jr. (VentureBeat)
Everyone is talking hybrid cloud now.

Late To The Game, Is VMware Turning Against OpenStack Or Embracing It? (TechCrunch)

Smartphones and tablets still secured using simple PINs, Fiberlink analysis finds (Techworld)

TWC’s Zelesko: J.V. With Comcast to Pave Way To Converged, All-Services Gateways (Multichannel News)

Google Fiber, Comcast Prep for Battle (Light Reading)

Patch Layoffs Hit New Jersey (NJ News Commons)

Video game company gambles on internet betting (Newark Star-Ledger)