Startup Roundup: Dell acquires Berwyn's Boomi; Zecovi deals with exclusive CherryPad - Technical.ly Philly

Nov. 3, 2010 10:00 am

Startup Roundup: Dell acquires Berwyn’s Boomi; Zecovi deals with exclusive CherryPad

Technically Philly’s Startup Roundup parses out the small pieces that make our greater Startup ecosystem thrive. We want to keep you in touch with the innovations that we can’t quite get to covering, but that deserve highlight. Follow along with the Startup Roundup’s dedicated newsletter or RSS feed. If you’ve got news to share, get in touch. MUST […]

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Technically Philly’s Startup Roundup parses out the small pieces that make our greater Startup ecosystem thrive. We want to keep you in touch with the innovations that we can’t quite get to covering, but that deserve highlight. Follow along with the Startup Roundup’s dedicated newsletter or RSS feed. If you’ve got news to share, get in touch.

MUST READS

Dell announced Tuesday that it has agreed to acquire Berwyn-based Boomi, a SaaS software provider, according to a press release. Terms were not disclosed.

Sustainability online shopping platform Zecovi has had problems shipping the CherryPad, an affordable Android tablet that the local company has exclusive rights to distribute. Zecozi has taken heat, PhillyTechNews reports, but orders are starting to ship according to some customers.

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The Philadelphia Business Journal reports that Monetate is set to grow, with plans to hire at least 10 new employees in the next few months.

Azavea has launched a new billing platform for the Philadelphia Water Department to support city policy that charges non-residential property owners based on their properties’ stormwater runoff. That platform lets property owners see aerial shots of their property and to see how much impervious surface they are being charged for.

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Lose It or Lose It has updated its platform to be more secure, a reaction to Firesheep, a Firefox extension that spoofs social network accounts on Wifi networks.

Web development firm Happy Cog has received an Interactive Media Award for best in class in travel/tourism category for the design of the VisitPhilly.com redesign completed earlier this year. [Full Disclosure: Happy Cog is a working partner of Technically Media, Inc]

PhillyStartup.com, a repository of local technology startups, launched last month, it appears.

Startup Roundup will post weekly on Wednesdays until there’s not a Philly startup story left to link to on the Internet. See others here, or sign-up for its email newsletter.

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