Comcast-Time Warner Cable Deal Still Up in the Air a Year Later (New York Times: DealBook)

Philly Tech News Quotes & Tweets 2/9/2015: Hasso Plattner, Frank Eliason (ex-Comcast customer care), Verizon CEO McAdam & more

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"It seems to me to be an excessive approach," he said, noting that Charter has never run into any net neutrality problems with Internet video providers. "I think we have a heavy-handed regulatory solution to a problem that doesn't exist. And while it doesn't change anything in any way, it's like someone having a bazooka pointed at you; that's uncomfortable."
-Charter CEO Tom Rutledge, as quoted by Light Reading.

“Who can compare with Fidelity? I didn't tell them at the time, but they were a clear winner.”
-Edmond Walters, founder and CEO of Conshohocken-based eMoney Advisor, on agreeing to being acquired by Fidelity Investments, after he said his company was approached by more than 40 suitors.

SAP Chairman Hasso Plattner: “If this doesn’t work, we’re dead. Flat-out dead. It’s that simple.”
as quoted by Re/code, at the introduction of SAP's new core business suite on Hana.

"I am most disappointed in these situations because I know and love many people at Comcast. It should not reflect on them, but it ultimately does. To me, Comcast is a Philadelphia icon. I want to see them experience continued growth, and I wish success for everyone who works there. They have the opportunity to be a pillar of the community, but they are struggling to truly reflect the values of Philadelphia."
-Frank Eliason, the original @ComcastCares, in a piece on LinkedIn.

Philly Tech People News 2/8/2015: Luukko to run Florida Panthers; New Unisys CEO Calls For Stronger Software Solutions, Vertical Focus

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Peter Luukko to be named Florida Panthers executive chairman (CSN Philly)

Winiarski Joins NBCU as Exec VP in Ad Sales (Broadcasting & Cable)

New Unisys CEO Calls For Stronger Software Solutions, Vertical Focus (CRN)

Janney Capital Markets hire new analysts to work outside Philadelphia ( Philly Deals)

Brian Sweeney to Become Chief Financial Officer of Cablevision (Business Wire)

Weidenhammer Names Lewis Vice President (Marketwire)