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.
- The Inquirer’s Philly Inc. reports that your friends at BFTP recently invested $1.2 million in seven firms. One of those firms is West Conshohocken pharmaceutical company Immune Control, as Mike Armstrong reports, is working on controlling immune-cell activity.
- Armstrong also reports that Avid Radiopharmaceuticals has bucked an industry trend and moved to bigger digs inside city limits. They’re working on a product that can help research Alzheimer’s disease and scored one of the region’s most lucrative VC deals this year.
- PaidContent reports that New Hope social network myYearbook is still killing it. Read our interview with founder Catherine Cook.
After the jump, a strange video press release from the Inquirer’s owner, an interview with a DreamIt startup and five other articles you ought to read, including our best read piece of the week and how the competition handled the same story.
- Sparxoo has a two-part interview with Becki Heller [the first and the second]the founder of teenage-marketing platform Trendsta who recently presented at DreamIt Ventures’ Demo Day. H/T Philly Tech News
- The Triangle, yes, the Drexel University student newspaper, writes about this whole push to develop a video game production scene in Philly. Innovation Philadelphia had one of its own. Our own Sean Blanda totally made that story.
- Keystone Edge with a big feature on fighting technology brain drain in Pennsylvania.
- Silicon Alley Insider does a great job of grabbing traffic by entirely rehashing a post from Philly’s own John Gruber on how to build an iPhone killer.
As seen below, Philadelphia Media Holdings uses Philly.com’s Philadelphia Business Today reporter Brandy Bell to do a voice over of a video press release about the company’s bankruptcy plan. We don’t know how we feel about this at all, but Tom Paine does. What do you think?
- Our Most Trafficked Story of the Week: DreamIt Ventures Demo Day 2009: our awards
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