Uber thinks it can woo Philadelphians with luxury car service [Philadelphia Inquirer] “Philadelphians just don’t realize ‘how awesome they are,’ [Uber founder] Kalanick later said in an interview. ‘And I’m losing my mind with that.’ The quintessential salesman, and he has to be. After all, Kalanick wants to lure Philadelphia’s earlier adopters — the kind of people not only eager to try something new but influential enough to convince others that a private driver is a necessity. It’s those same people who helped everyone embrace drinking $5 cups of Starbucks coffee and reading their beach novels by tablet.”
The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania is hiring an Associate Dean for Wharton Computing and Instructional Technology [EDUCAUSE]
20 Weeks of Coworking Weekly [Dangerously Awesome] Indy Hall co-founder Alex Hillman compiles the first 20 editions of his weekly coworking newsletter.
Nutter’s Director of Communications will join Obama for America campaign [Philadelphia Daily News] “Mayor Michael A. Nutter announced that Director of Communications and Strategic Partnerships Desiree Peterkin-Bell will join the Obama for America campaign as Senior Advisor for Communications in Pennsylvania. In her role, Ms. Peterkin-Bell oversaw the Mayor’s communications strategy and managed long-term planning for the Administration. During her tenure, she increased the City’s social media presence, coordinated communications with many external stakeholders, and increased transparency in City government.”-30-