- The Inquirer’s Mike Armstrong reports on a study that finds little benefit in tax-based incentives used to attract high-tech companies, instead recommending encouraging existing companies to grow.
- A Wired magazine blog profiles Philly 8-bit scenester RJ “RJD2” Krohn.
After the jump, a Sixers forward with an IT problem, a college iPhone course and more.
MIGHT BE WORTH YOUR TIME
- Philebrity gives love to comic writer Box Brown for using the Web to chronicle the world’s religions in comic form.
- The Inquirer’s Chris Hepp — who once held the hand of this reporter on the newspaper’s city desk oh so many years ago — reports on a resurgent interest of businesses in the Big Brothers/Big Sisters program, including Exton software firm Bentley Systems.
- GlaxoSmithKline shares on its corporate blog ‘the challenge of developing medicines and vaccines for the developing world.”
- The Inquirer reports that neurosurgeons are going paperless for a May convention in Philadelphia.
GIVE A GLANCE
- Dan Gross of the Daily News reports that Sixers forward Elton Brand is facing a breach of contract law suit from a former employee of his computer company Brand IT. …Just so we’re clear here, yes, apparently Elton Brand has a computer company.
- PBJ also reports that self-styled geek head and City Councilman Bill Green has switched law firms.
- The Philadelphia Business Journal’s Peter Key reports that Montgomery County Community College is launching an iPhone application building course.
- The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports on a study that says the city could save $1 million a year by installing LED streetlights.
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