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Google becomes Philadelphia-area employer after Horsham Motorola buy, silent on plans for future uncategorized

May. 29, 2012 9:00 am

Google becomes Philadelphia-area employer after Horsham Motorola buy, silent on plans for future

Google is now “a major employer in suburban Philadelphia,” but for how long, PhillyDeals asks in its coverage of the search-giant’s purchase of the Horsham Motorola Mobility business. “Is Gov. Corbett as eager to keep Google? Corbett’s Department of Community and Economic Development “will continue to monitor the situation,” said state spokeswoman Theresa Elliott. “There’s […]
Comcast ‘rebuffed’ Oprah Winfrey; Al Sharpton shooting for MSNBC gig: Roundup business

Aug. 4, 2011 8:30 am

Comcast ‘rebuffed’ Oprah Winfrey; Al Sharpton shooting for MSNBC gig: Roundup

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 email subscription for our weekly Comcast roundup or other news updates Comcast-NBCU Under Fire for Dragging Its Feet on Diversity [The Wrap] — Oprah Winfrey was ‘rebufffed’ by Comcast executives, sources […]
Comcast partnerships with Skype, Facebook: Roundup [VIDEO] business

Jun. 16, 2011 8:30 am

Comcast partnerships with Skype, Facebook: Roundup [VIDEO]

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 subscri ption for our Comcast news updates. DEFINITE READS Comcast to Offer Customers Skype Video Calls on Their TVs [New York Times] — “In the cable television industry’s latest extension into […]
Comcast launching 24-hour TV news in California, Texas, Florida: Roundup business

May. 5, 2011 8:30 am

Comcast launching 24-hour TV news in California, Texas, Florida: Roundup

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 subscri ption for our Comcast news updates. Comcast outlines plan to turn around NBCU [Inquirer] — NBCUniversal is investing $200 million more into developing hit NBC prime-time shows in 2011 than […]
Foobooz bought by Phillymag: founder reunites with former contributor uncategorized

Dec. 13, 2010 4:48 pm

Foobooz bought by Phillymag: founder reunites with former contributor

Philadelphia magazine has purchased Foobooz, the best trafficked food blog in Philadelphia, as the Inquirer’s Michael Klein first reported. Foobooz founder Art Etchells noted a primary reason for taking the opportunity was the reason to work again with Phillymag’s food editor Kristen Henri, who was a major contributor to Fooboz before joining the regional magazine […]
Zivtech, Old City Drupal shop, hires half of Canary Promotions + Design uncategorized

Jul. 7, 2010 10:00 am

Zivtech, Old City Drupal shop, hires half of Canary Promotions + Design

Old City Drupal and Alfresco design and application shop Zivtech announced today they’ve hired the co-founder of a smaller, competing, if friendly, design firm. Mason Wendell, whose cultural website work we profiled in March, will take on the creative director role at Zivtech’s new design department, leaving his post as principal designer at Canary Promotions […]
Beerleaguer reportedly purchased by Comcast SportsNet uncategorized

Jun. 25, 2010 12:00 pm

Beerleaguer reportedly purchased by Comcast SportsNet

In March, Comcast SportsNet purchased Philadelphia sports blog The700level.com. Three months later, CSN has apparently made another move. Last week, Jason Weitzel, the founder of seven-year-old Phillies blog Beerleaguer.com, announced that his site had been acquired for an undisclosed sum. Like in the 700 Level deal, the property was bought out entirely though it will […]
Comcast SportsNet purchases sports blog The700level uncategorized

Mar. 15, 2010 12:14 pm

Comcast SportsNet purchases sports blog The700level

Comcast SportsNet has purchased The700level.com for an undisclosed sum, the popular sports blog announced on its site today. Launching in January 2004, the blog will become a CSN property, though founder Enrico Campitelli Jr., 29, will be brought on as a full-time employee to edit and oversee the product. The site’s other contributors will be […]
Comcast Roundup: Sen. Al Franken says ‘hard to trust,’ NBC lobbying continues and More business

Feb. 11, 2010 10:50 am

Comcast Roundup: Sen. Al Franken says ‘hard to trust,’ NBC lobbying continues 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 The Washington Post reports on Comcast’s bolstered presence in D.C. circles, ahead of regulatory oversight of its deal for NBC. […]
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 […]