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At PennApps Mobile this weekend, a hackathon we covered earlier this month, several winners took home prizes. MeepMe, Ambiance and Decider, which were each developed in under 48 hours, took the best of show awards. The bigger takeaway was that though a majority of the developers participating owned iPhones, an overwhelming majority chose to develop in Android. It’s gotta be that Java.
Alex Hillman has joined Wildbit, the Indy Hall-located company that provides the Beanstalk collaborative code platform and the NewsBerry email marketing service. Hillman will help the company market its services through conferences, outreach and creative marketing, according to a company blog post.
GIVE A GLANCE
XIPWIRE has launched an iPad POS application so businesses can more easily process customer payments. We like the thought of seeing this in our favorite food trucks.
Old City-based Alteva, a VoIP provider, announced last week that it is now offering to its customers the opportunity to utilize an on-demand video attendant which is much like a virtual receptionist, according to an email.
Exton’s Bentley Systems, which provides infrastructure software solutions, has taken on LTL Holdings as a new client, according to a press release. The Sri Lanka-based LTL is an engineering enterprise which will use Bentley’s solutions to manage its power generation, transmission and distribution infrastructure in developing countries.
MIGHT BE WORTH YOUR TIME
Monetate links to a poll which urges users to guess which email marketing phrase had a better conversion rate in A/B tests using its software. Hint: it’s impossible to guess, but the test results help prove the impact of Monetate’s technology.
Malvern’s Rajant Corporation, which provides mesh networks that can be deployed in real-time for industries like the military and mining, will accompany U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke on a biz development mission to India, according to a press release.
You tell them: someone on Yahoo Answers asks what’s the single best thing about Philadelphia’s startup climate.
Ooooh, Tinder’s founder poached some Philly talent: Technical.ly Playbook
DreamIt Ventures launches an internship program with Coded by Kids [Startup Roundup]
Old City carpooling company behind Ride, vRide raises $5M [Startup Roundup]
How Macquarie blends tech-fueled financial services with global opportunity
Neat Company to be featured on Celebrity Apprentice [Startup Roundup]
See who’s winning Spotlight’s $10K ‘Internet Games’ [Startup Roundup]
‘Netflix for camera lenses’ Bokeh Fire is raising $20K on Kickstarter [Startup Roundup]
This apprenticeship program is opening the door for candidates with nontraditional backgrounds
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