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Virtual reality meeting software platform vcopius yesterday announced a round of funding from Emerald Stage 2, Ben Franklin Technology Partners, MAG and Silicon Valley Bank. We’ll have more details on the deal soon, but the company also says it has added SIEMENS to its client list. The company previously courted SAP, which has been signed on since it hosted a virtual conference that hosted 13,000 online attendees. We featured the company in June 2010.
Bethlehem’s Viddler shares pictures of its new digs, which is opening to support its growth. The company also announced a beta launch of RTMP Streaming, which can, for instance, let viewers watch parts of a video not yet downloaded.
GIVE A GLANCE
If you missed our more in-depth post earlier this week, Philly Startup Leaders is taking some next steps to reorient, including better defining its membership, and what co-founder Chris Cera says is a “focus on supplying depth” instead of breadth in Philly’s tech entrepreneurship community.
Starting Friday, Startup Weekend Philadelphia II is on. Looks like it’s sold out, but maybe there’s a cheering section.
Motivas Mobile, the company that acquired PhindMe Mobile in December 2009, is moving into iOS application development, as indicated by a recent job post.
If you’ve got or have been thinking about starting a company dedicated to health care innovation, Philadelphia’s Independence Blue Cross, a medical insurer, has started a foundation for health care innovation, the Business Journal reports.
MIGHT BE WORTH YOUR TIME
E-Games has received the rights from Elvis Presley’s estate for a Facebook game. Given the older population moving there, that’s just smart.
Early-stage drug discovery startup Mitergy has opened up shop in the University City Science Center‘s Port business incubator, according to an email.
Kutztown Interactive firm Liquid Interactive announced a notable gig last week: Martin Guitar has chosen the company to redesign its homepage.
ASync Interview, a startup hoping to make job interviews easy using webcams, has announced a campaign that gives company’s a chance to test the service with 50 interviewees for free.
Wayne’s Evolve IP wants you over for wine next Thursday.
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