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The Inquirer and the Business Journal both noted Neat Company‘s decision to move its 52 employees to 14,000 square feet in Center City from their 6,000 square foot West Philadelphia digs. Plans to hire 25 more employees this year, the Inky says. Could make for an interesting event at the company’s Philly Tech Week event: CREATING AND SUSTAINING A CULTURE OF INNOVATION.
GIVE A GLANCE
Geekadelphia covers Cipher Prime‘s newest game Pulse, which has received fan criticism despite the fact that it hasn’t launched. The Geek crew had the chance to play it, calling it “incredibly immersive.”
Viddler has launched new features for its subscriptions service, including daily, weekly, monthly and yearly subscriptions, and easier ways for users to reorder subscriptions, according to a blog post.
We missed this April Fool’s joke, but we’re intrigued. Laan Labs played a prank on their iOS developer friends that sent fake emails that appeared like Apple had pulled their apps. Don’t worry, they sent confirmation that it was a joke a few minutes later. Careful ’round those dudes, they’ll get you. And how about Venmo’s cash delivery gag? Almost had us.
MIGHT BE WORTH YOUR TIME
myYearBook‘s Geoff Cook writes on GigaOm about the site’s Android apps making a significant jump into the top ten after Google allegedly reoriented Android Market to track the active use of apps as opposed to the active number of installs alone.
Revzilla is offering its college-aged users a chance to win a $1,000 scholarship by telling the site how riding a motorcycle has changed them through their high school years.