Links 4/26: Alibaba’s financial spinoff now world’s most valuable private internet company; Comcast earnings out in morning

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Alibaba’s financial spinoff is now the world’s most valuable private internet company (Quartz)

Comcast Q1: NBCU Film Weak, TV Ads Gain; Theme Parks Strong (Investor's Business Daily)

Comcast-backed start-up NextVR uses NAB to show it can take pay-TV viewers to the game (Daniel Frankel/ FierceCable)

Comcast WiFis with Wawa (Multichannel News)
Comcast/Wawa WiFi deal, though sponsored through Comcast Business, probably first time its offered consumer-reaching service beyond its footprint.

Time Warner's Turner Appeals to Film Nerds With Web-Only Service (Bloomberg)

ServiceMax brings performance metrics to field service (Diginomica)

Zuora moves to the center (Denis Pombriant/Enterprise Irregulars)

Philly Tech People News 4/26/2016: Tirico leaving ESPN for NBC Sports

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Mike Tirico is leaving ESPN for NBC Sports (Washington Post)

Jarecke-Cheng Named Global COO of Publicis Healthcare Comms. (O'Dwyer's)

Sungard Availability Services Appoints Randy J. Hendricks to Board of Directors (PR Newswire)
Exec at Workday.

Diez, after $20M PointRoll sale, heads to NY (Philly Deals)

Aqua America Welcomes New Chief Information Officer (Aqua America)

SmartThings poaches Amazon engineering director to start simplifying the smart home (The Verge)

Workday names Sisco CFO (ZDNet)

eMoney Advisor's CEO, Ed O'Brien, Named One of 25 of the Most Influential People in the Financial Advisory Industry (eMoney Advisor)

Fingerpaint Founder Ed Mitzen Named Industry Person of the Year at 2016 Med Ad News Manny Awards (Fingerpaint)
Fingerpaint is based in upstate New York, but has a significant Philly presence.

Thomas M. Montgomery Elected Senior Vice President and Comptroller (Ametek