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DEFINITE READS Philly Tech News reports that five of Business Week’s 25 2009 Finalists for America’s Best Young Entrepreneurs have ties to Philly, four being based in the region, including Notehall, whom we recently profiled. The Inquirer reports that 30,000 sustainable-building advocates are due to land in Center City come November 2010 as part of […]

DEFINITE READS

Philly Tech News reports that five of Business Week’s 25 2009 Finalists for America’s Best Young Entrepreneurs have ties to Philly, four being based in the region, including Notehall, whom we recently profiled.

The Inquirer reports that 30,000 sustainable-building advocates are due to land in Center City come November 2010 as part of an international conference and, uhm, we’re already behind.

The Inquirer’s Joe DiStefano writes about regional native Evan Britton who has founded realtime search engine Sency and intends to move and base the company in Rittenhouse Square.

After the jump, now Boston is talking about the growth of their startup scene, Lockheed Martin invests in wave-energy and nearly 10 more tech stories you should see, including our best read piece of the week.

MIGHT BE WORTH YOUR TIME

PE Hub has an essay suggesting growth of Boston’s startup scene visibility, including mention of mobile-based scavenger hunt company SCAVNGR which was part of University City’s DreamIt Ventures’ inaugural 2008 class but is now based in Beantown. Two weeks ago Baltimore was calling out growth of its own scene. H/T Philly Tech News

The Philadelphia Business Journal’s Peter Key profiles Penn professor Michael Kearns and his Networked Life class.

The Bulletin has a Q&A with Angelique Irvin, CEO of Clear Align, a Montgomery County-based fiber optics manufacturer that was named to the Philadelphia 100, rating the region’s fastest growing companies.

The Pittsburgh Business Times reports that the Pennsylvania film tax credit, which we covered in a profile of Old City production studio Shooters, is reduced in the 2010 budget, but survives proposed cut.

GIVE A GLANCE

The Inquirer’s Bob Fernandez reports on Center City’s new 4G WiMAX wireless service, as we reported earlier. A Motorola corporate blogger and suburban Philly dweller gives her perspective.

The Associated Press reports that Google CEO Eric Schmidt, whom we spoke with last spring, and his wife recently donated $25 million to launch an endowment fund his alma mater Princeton University.

The Inquirer reports that Lockheed Martin has signed an engineering services agreement with a New Jersey wave-energy company based in Mercer County.

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Christopher Wink

Christopher Wink is a cofounder and Editorial Director of Technical.ly, the local technology news network. Previously, Wink worked for a homeless advocacy nonprofit and was a freelance reporter for a variety of publications. He writes regularly about news innovation and best business practices on his personal blog here. The bicycle commuter loves cities, urban politics and squabbling about neighborhood boundaries.

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  1. Technically Philly » Sency real-time search engine gains some momentum, founder still abroad | Covering the Community of People Who Use Technology in Philadelphia. / December 16, 2009

    [...] that we first heard about real-time search engine Sency, when the Inquirer’s Joe DiStefano first wrote about the business, a virtually-located company with plans to move to Philadelphia, founder Evan Britton told [...]

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