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Video viral ad creator PopTent, which connects brands with semi-pro video producers on the cheap, recently announced a series of ads created for Quiznos that is being aired on television. In related news, Nokia news site The Nokia Blog writes about its Poptent ads for the manufacturer’s new Nuron smartphone.
Baer Business Law’s blog publishes a column about the Blogger Tax, tying in a few other related and recent Philadelphia small business failures (ahem, it involves L&I and cupcakes). As Baer puts it: ” If the city doesn’t stop gargling its creative capital, those talented men and women will grab the first cupcake truck out of here.”
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Orpheus Media Research publishes a preview of its Myna voice extraction technology, which can separate vocal tracks from heavily layered songs. With the tech, music buyers could search for similar songs based on a particular singer.
The Wilkes-Barre Times Leader reports that the U.S. Economic Development Administration’s Philly office was in the northeast Pennsylvanian town to present a $2.2 million check to build a 30,000-square-foot business and innovation center, aimed at helping small businesses develop.
MIGHT BE WORTH YOUR TIME
TheNextWeb writes about Duck Duck Go’s attempt to differentiate from Google with one-click search.
VOIP provider Alteva has announced a new CEO, company COO since 2006 and former Naval Special Ops officer David Cuthbert.
EnergyByte has a video interview with Ryan Meinzer, founder of language learning tool PlaySay.
Wayne’s Keneza has announced a partnership with Harvard Business Publishing which will provide Kenexa users with Harvard’s Corporate Learning programs.