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Enterprise mobility solutions firm InfoLogix announced late last week that it will be acquired by Stanley Black & Decker for $61.2 million, according to an email. The Business Journal followed-up, noting that the acquisition will allow the local company to grow, while it provides Black and Decker’s healthcare unit with a sales channel to hospital leaders.
Startup Leaders founder Blake Jennelle is headed for New York. Not for a startup—instead, for his muse, he said in a blogpost. But it might not be long until he finds other inspirations. As he puts it the writeup, “my imagination lights up in New York. I’m drawn to create there,” he said. We’ve covered Jennelle for the past two years through a variety of projects he was involved with, including Startup Leaders, MyDunkTank and the Gigabit City Genius Grant. It’s surely a loss for Philly, but our best wishes to Jennelle.
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Exton’s Bentley Systems will participate in a consortium led by the U.S. Department of Energy on the development of a U.S.-China Clean Energy Research Center, providing best practices for building energy efficienc on the design, analysis and project-collaboration side of things.
MIGHT BE WORTH YOUR TIME
Beanstalk‘s collaborative coding web app has added a preview mode and sharing options. In related news, in an informative post drafted on Monday, the company details its growth to new and better file servers.
RailBandit was featured in the BBC’s 10 best new travel apps early this month. And speaking of Top 10 lists, Duck Duck Go made Lifehacker’s “Ways to find better answers online (that aren’t Google)” list.
Dating app company The Meet Group purchased in $500M deal
RevZilla’s parent company, Comoto Holdings, just acquired another cycling retailer
Philly food-ordering startup Ontray has been acquired by NYC-based Zuul Kitchens
One year post-acquisition, Talend’s Philadelphia presence is growing
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