Philly Tech News Tweets & Quotes of the week 11/16/2014

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"Let me put it in plain English, Uber." "This is your last chance with this commission ... to abandon its anarchist ways and to finally become a responsible, lawful corporate citizen."
-PUC board member John H. Cawley, after reluctantly voting yes to proposal to grant two-year license to Uber X allowing it to operate in Pennsylvania (but not Philadelphia).

Comcast CEO Brian Roberts: Comcast/Time Warner Cable merger going "full steam ahead."

"There is one important technical legal difference of opinion between the President and Comcast: we do not support reclassification of broadband as a telecommunications service under Title II."
-Comcast EVP David L. Cohen in Comcast blog Comcast Voices.

"The momentum is the shift of power from the enterprise to the consumer, [from] the Information Age to the Age of the Customer.”.... Companies are now “in an arms race to build customer service [and experience] access across multiple channels.”
Jonathan Brassington, CEO of Wayne-based LiquidHub, quoted in VentureBeat on the attraction of digital marketing firms to technology integrators.

"The Philadelphia region doesn’t have enough great companies, nor great entrepreneurs, to justify their 70-minute train ride or flight down from NYC or Boston."
-Michael Kopelman, General Partner, Edison Partners, paraphrasing the comments of a panel of out-of-town investors at 2014 IMPACT Capital Conference last month in

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SEER Interactive Founder Wil Reynolds Joins Board of Philly Startup Leaders (Business Wire)

Phila. leaders are major players on Wolf transition team (Philadelphia Inquirer)

Gov. Christie's chief of staff stepping down to join local health system (Philadelphia Business Journal)

AMETEK Announces Two Executive Appointments (PR Newswire)

RAM Technologies, Inc. Adds New Director of Implementation Services to Support Record Growth (PR Web)

Tech Leader Chris Miles Forecasts 2015 = Year of Business Productivity Software (Business 2 Community)

The company that could be Alibaba's Trojan Horse in the U.S. (Fortune)

Rosetta is changing, but Cleveland stays in plans (Crain's Cleveland Businesss)