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Oct. 27, 2010 9:13 am

Startup Roundup: Viddler launches Subscriptions; Vuzit serves millions

Technically Philly’s Startup Roundup parses out the small pieces that make our greater Startup ecosystem thrive. We want to keep you in touch with the innovations that we can’t quite get to covering, but that deserve highlight. Follow along with the Startup Roundup’s dedicated newsletter or RSS feed. If you’ve got news to share, get in touch. MUST […]

startup Technically Philly’s Startup Roundup parses out the small pieces that make our greater Startup ecosystem thrive. We want to keep you in touch with the innovations that we can’t quite get to covering, but that deserve highlight. Follow along with the Startup Roundup’s dedicated newsletter or RSS feed. If you’ve got news to share, get in touch.

MUST READS

Viddler has introduced Subscriptions, a new service that allows content creators to charge for their video content. According to a blog post, “you don’t have to worry about handling payments or restricting access—just point your customers to your subscriptions store, and we’ll handle the rest.”

Document serving platform Vuzit is serving 500,000 documents each month and its got the infrastructure to handle it. Processing capability has been increased by over 400 percent and processing speeds by 300 percent, the company reports. GIVE A GLANCE

A follow-up to an update on Poptent from a few weeks ago. The company announced last week that it received a $3 million Series A investment led by MK Capital to increase sales, marketing and client support. In addition, the company has appointed of Los Angeles’s Andy Jedynak — former KidZui president — as new CEO.

Cell tower positioning technology TruePosition, which we covered in our early days , has been awarded $47.8 million in a patent lawsuit with CommScope, Citybizlist reports. Initial reports indicated that the judgement was worth $43 million.

MIGHT BE WORTH YOUR TIME

New York Times’ Bits technology brand reports a small feature on Venmo‘s friend request metholody — it’s all about trust. TicketLeap‘s blog reports that Chris Stanchak will be NYU’s Program in Music Business Entrepreneur-in-Residence this semester, eZanga‘s Philadelphia 100 win, reported last week, the company let us know that it also was ranked158 in Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500, as well, having increased revenues 657 percent.

Sqoot, a DreamIt grad which moved from Philadelphia to Chicago after this summer still has its mind on the city. The company plans to launch its deal-finding service here as its second market, according to a tip.

Startup Roundup will post weekly on Wednesdays until there’s not a Philly startup story left to link to on the Internet. See others here, or sign-up for its email newsletter.

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Brian James Kirk

Brian James Kirk is a cofounder of Technical.ly, the local technology news network. Previously, Kirk was Web Editor of PlanPhilly, an independent online news resource covering planning and development issues in Philadelphia, and a freelance writer and designer. He resides in South Philadelphia.

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