In which we link out to the tech news from Philly and elsewhere (when it matters) that slips through the cracks and make it way fun. See others here.
Nicole Brewer has to at least be in the running for Philadelphia’s technology community it girl. We sure love her.
The former Miss Pennsylvania is the city’s first “digital TV journalist,” as a Web-based correspondent for the CW Philly, and, Hell, she managed to make a story out of Geekadelphia, so she has to have something figured out.
Now, here’s a chance to get a little insight on Brewer, as the Philadelphia Examiner asks her 20 questions, though the most interesting answer is that she chooses Metro over the Inqy and the Daily News (and, ugh, the 67th ward comes up twice).
After the jump, John Gruber called Apple king, an Inqy tweeter bails and four other stories, including our best read piece of the week.
- Silicon Alley Insider pays homage to Philly’s own John Gruber and his Daring Fireball site as one of the only solo Web columnists out there, putting his annual take at something in the neighborhood of $125,000. My kitten video blog hasn’t taken off quite as fast.
- The Business Journal reports that Nupathe, the Conshohocken-based specialty pharmaceutical company, reported positive results from a trial of its migraine headache patch. GlaxoSmithKline venture capital arm SR One invested in the firm last year, as was recently discussed in our conversation with SR One’s CEO.
- Geekadelphia reports that chiptune artist Joey Mariano has launched a new site and is giving away freebies.
- Inquirer city life reporter Melissa Dribben writes about leaving Twitter, and it is exactly as interesting as that seems.
- VatorNews reports that the Neat Company just keeps raising money.
- Our Most Trafficked Story of the Week: Digital Philadelphia: what it is, what it means and whatï¿½s standing in the way
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