On Comcast's website: "Our Story" celebrates Comcast's 50th

Comcast has published a feature on its website entitled "Our Story", which looks back at "50 Iconic Moments from Comcast and NBCUniversal" as the company prepares to celebrate its 50th anniversary tomorrow (actually one week after the official date).

"Our Story" highlights include the opening of the Comcast Center and 30 Rockefeller Center, NBC's Olympics coverage, the beginnings of "Saturday Night Live", the NBCUniversal Merger, the founding of Comcast and NBC, Comcast's IPO, and the rollout of Comcast's X1 platform.

Aria Systems, with R&D in Delaware County, raises another $40 million

Tom Paine

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Aria Systems, a SaaS subscription billing vendor founded in Delaware County before migrating its headquarters to Silicon Valley, raised another $40 million in VC funds, it announced today. This brings the total it has raised to $83 million.

Aria still has its R&D based in Broomall, Delaware County. According to LinkedIn, it has 48 employees in the Philadelphia area.

The round was filled with heavyweight investors, led by Bain Capital Ventures, with participation from existing investors VMware, Hummer Winblad Venture Partners, Interwest Partners, Tugboat Ventures, and Venrock. Aria CEO Tom Dibble would not reveal the valuation, but was quoted by the San Francisco Business Times as saying it was a "significant increase" from the prior round.

Aria was founded in 2003 by Ed Sullivan, a Delaware County native and genuine serial entrepreneur who no longer is active in company management but remains on the board, according to Aria's website. He is currently CEO of G2Link, a Drexel Hill-based startup he founded along with his son.

Although Aria has several competitors, it is most closely identified with Zuora, which was
founded by former Salesforce exec Tien Tzuo. Both companies have a large presence at Dreamforce 2013.

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Comcast SportsNet to provide coverage for NBC10 (Philadelphia Inquirer)

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