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Comcast Roundup: Calls critics of NBC deal ‘self serving,’ @ComcastCares leaves and More business

Jul. 22, 2010 8:30 am

Comcast Roundup: Calls critics of NBC deal ‘self serving,’ @ComcastCares leaves and More

Every Thursday morning at 8:30 a.m. EST, find all the stories you need to know about your friendly telecommunications giant in the Comcast Roundup. Get an e-mail subscription for our Comcast news updates. DEFINITE READS LA Times reports that Comcast told the FCC that critics of its deal of NBC are ‘self-serving.’ The New York Post reports […]
Google releases fiber website, no winners yet access

Jul. 15, 2010 3:30 pm

Google releases fiber website, no winners yet

Google has yet to announce the winner of its Google Fiber contest, but the search giant is showing signs of life. The company has launched a new website to thank cities that applied to be a part of the company’s Google Fiber experiment which would deliver Internet speeds up to 100 times faster than most consumer Internet plans. The site highlights some […]
Comcast: Launching social networking site Turnerfish, a call to drop Hulu and More business

May. 27, 2010 8:46 am

Comcast: Launching social networking site Turnerfish, a call to drop Hulu and More

DEFINITE READS Businessweek reports that in the coming weeks Comcast will unveil a beta version of a social networking service focused on allowing users to share their TV and Internet video watching. The service is currently called ‘Turnerfish.’ Politico reports that 78 former government officials, including former congressmen, staffers and others, have been registered as […]
Google Fiber chased by 1,100 municipalities, Gigabit Philly site to relaunch uncategorized

Apr. 2, 2010 10:00 am

Google Fiber chased by 1,100 municipalities, Gigabit Philly site to relaunch

Updated 4/3/10 @ 8:59 p.m.: Planned, possible locations in Philadelphia The application deadline for Google’s ultra-high speed broadband fiber experiment closed a week ago, but Philadelphia’s horse isn’t done riding yet. Some 1,100 municipalities and thousands of individuals applied, according to the Washington Post, including a collaboration between Philadelphia city officials and community leaders, dubbed […]
Links: What stories do we share online, SAP CEO not asked back and More business

Feb. 12, 2010 8:30 am

Links: What stories do we share online, SAP CEO not asked back and More

DEFINITE READS Cyberjournalist reports that University of Pennsylvania researchers found readers are more likely to share three types of stories online. PEHub is looking for votes on where it should host its next meetup, and Philadelphia is a choice. Vote here. Below, zombies and geeks, SAP CEO leaves in a tornado of speculation and more.
Comcast Roundup: NBC hearings begin today, a Google balance and More business

Feb. 4, 2010 8:30 am

Comcast Roundup: NBC hearings begin today, a Google balance and More

Every Thursday morning at 8:30 a.m. EST, find all the stories you need to know about your friendly telecommunications giant in the Comcast Roundup. Get an e-mail subscription for our Comcast news updates. DEFINITE READS USA Today reports that Hulu executives are likely eager to start experimenting with paid version of the popular video streaming […]
Friday Tech Links: Mount Airy teen hacker in WSJ, Digital Philadelphia summit video and More

Jul. 10, 2009 8:30 am

Friday Tech Links: Mount Airy teen hacker in WSJ, Digital Philadelphia summit video and More

In which we link out to the tech news from Philly and elsewhere (when it matters) that slips through the cracks and make it way fun. See others here. Ari Weinstein is the youngest Mount Airy-based hacker we’ve featured on Technically Philly in our long and illustrious history. Weinstein, 15, is apparently “getting job offers […]
SEPTA opens Google Transit data to third-party developers civic

Jun. 30, 2009 12:39 pm

SEPTA opens Google Transit data to third-party developers

SEPTA passengers and city programmers alike have reason to celebrate. The region’s transportation organization announced today that it has integrated its trip planning services with Google Transit and that it will give third-party developers access to location and scheduling data, as reported earlier. The first phase of SEPTA’s Google Transit offering provides route planning automated […]
Google Transit and SEPTA finally play nice uncategorized

Jun. 30, 2009 8:30 am

Google Transit and SEPTA finally play nice

Let’s face it — SEPTA isn’t exactly quick on adapting new technologies. It took a group of determined Web developers and some HTML scraping to make the delightfully useful iSEPTA iPhone application, SEPTA has repeatedly delayed the implementation of smart cards and many stations (*cough* Tioga *cough*) still do not sell tokens or make change. […]
Friday Tech Links: Big Brother in Lancaster, girls still hate tech and More access

Jun. 26, 2009 8:30 am

Friday Tech Links: Big Brother in Lancaster, girls still hate tech and More

In which we link out to the tech news from Philly and elsewhere (when it matters) that slips through the cracks and make it way fun. See others here. You’re probably being watched in Lancaster. This city of 54,000 in the middle of a rural county of the same name just may be the most […]