The Open Data Initiative and GIS Technology [Free Library blog]
PATCO software glitch affects adding value [Philadelphia Inquirer]
SAP’s McDermott rolls with ever-changing tech ‘revolution’ [Philadelphia Inquirer] “[Co-CEO of SAP AG Bill] McDermott, who earned $6.6 million from the company last year, is admitting what investors know. SAP share values fell from around $60 in the mid-2000s to half that in 2008-09. Two years ago, SAP founder and chairman Hasso Plattner ousted CEO Leo Apotheker and promoted McDermott, then head of field operations, and German engineer Jim Hagemann Snabe, as co-CEOs with a mission to add and sell products for everyday users. “Think small,” as McDermott put it in a presentation to the yearly World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.”
Customs agents crack down on Internet sales of counterfeit goods [Philadelphia Inquirer] “At Philadelphia’s historic U.S. Custom House, investigators used the day to show off fruits of parallel investigations targeting shipments of counterfeit goods into the United States, mostly from China. Homeland Security spokesman Ross Feinstein said that bogus goods worth millions of dollars had been seized in recent weeks from regional shipping facilities, and that counterfeiting is believed to cost U.S. businesses more than $200 billion a year in lost revenue.”
Tech Tuesday: Introducing the Innovation Ecosystem [Philly Managing Director’s Office blog] “[The city’s] Office of Innovation and Technology hopes to create an innovation ecosystem starting with the Philadelphia governing body at the core. The ecosystem will wind its way through city departments, programs, and initiatives—through the community—until it eventually stretches outward to private, non-profit, and individual entities throughout the region. The thought is that every department, project, company, or idea will have something to add and take from this support system. As a result, the system will thrive.”
Apex IT Group Appoints Howard Borochaner As COO [press release]
Talking Small Biz: Green and powerful [Philadelphia Daily News] A Q&A with Audrey Zibelman, CEO of Viridity Energy.
Drexel team competing to build robot for nuclear emergencies [Philadelphia Inquirer] For more, find our story here.
PetPlan Insurance featured on Pinterest Business page [Pinterest] PetPlan Insurance, located near the Philadelphia airport, gets featured on Pinterest’s business blog as a company that’s using the platform creatively.
10 Most Health-Conscious Cities in the US [ZocDoc blog] The local startup ranks Philly as #6 on its list of Most Health-Conscious Cities.
q&a: mayor’s office of new urban mechanics co-director story bellows [Flying Kite]
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