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Links: Google acquisition with Wharton ties, CoTweet trying paid services and More

DEFINITE READS Gawker’s Valleywag blog profiles Omar Hamoui, who founded AdMob, the mobile advertising company Google recently purchased for $750 million, while at Wharton. H/T Philly Tech News The Philadelphia Business Journal’s Peter Key gives IndyHall Labs the profile treatment. Can we just talk about this being the photo they were given? As we first […]

DEFINITE READS

Gawker’s Valleywag blog profiles Omar Hamoui, who founded AdMob, the mobile advertising company Google recently purchased for $750 million, while at Wharton. H/T Philly Tech News

The Philadelphia Business Journal’s Peter Key gives IndyHall Labs the profile treatment. Can we just talk about this being the photo they were given?

As we first tweeted, WHYY’s It’s Our City blog reports that the Iranian state is expected to charge Elkins Park native Josh Fattal of espionage. As we earlier reported, he may likely be the son of a Chester County electronics industry magazine publisher.

After the jump, news on CoTweet, Sunoco shopping a move from Center City and five other stories, including our best read piece of the week.

MIGHT BE WORTH YOUR TIME

Philly DIY group Hive76 shares that they were part of a Wall Street Journal story on a tinkering movement.

The Wall Street Journal reports that CoTweet, the business services Twitter client that left the Philadelphia region for the West Coast earlier this year, is rolling out fee-based services.

The Philadelphia Business Journal’s Peter Key reports that Center City-based oil refiner Sunoco will freeze its pension program and end post-retirement medical benefits for employees. The Inquirer’s Joe DiStefano reports that Sunoco might also be departing or at least limiting its Center City presence, just four years into a 15-year lease, to reduce costs.

The Reading Eagle reports that the technology used to review home runs in the World Series was made in Berks County. H/T Chris Reber

GIVE A GLANCE

The Inquirer’s Joe DiStefano reports that Exton-based insurance-sales software developer iPipeline will announce today that it has raised $15 million from two VC firms to fund acquisitions.

Science Cheerleader has a short Q&A with Inquirer science columnist Faye Flam about her book that came out this year.

The Business Journal’s Jeff Blumenthal reports on followup from Advanta’s bankruptcy.

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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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