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Donation facilitation is officially a trend. We’re seeing it here in Philadelphia with Blake Janelle’s MyDunkTank, featured in a piece about the trend at The Startupist. And later this month, GiftWorks is set to release new editions of its fundraising software, so expect to see some more news about that here soon.
Wayne HR tech firm Kenexa picked up Salary.com in an $80 million deal last week for the latter’s on-demand compensation management solutions.
GIVE A GLANCE
BusinessInsider says Venmo is one of 20 Android Apps you need to download in one of the publication’s popular lists.
NearVerse’s LoKast mobile video and music sharing app is now available for Android devices.
VoIP provider Alteva announced a partnership with Microsoft and Broadsoft to provide unified communications for small businesses on icrosoft’s Communication Services product suite.
DreamIt-cooked venture SCVNGR is participating in September 14’s Social Media Day by offering rewards for folks who check out Field House that evening.
MIGHT BE WORTH YOUR TIME
P’unk Ave has a few blog posts about Apostrophe, it’s content management system. The web development firm has released version 1.4.2, with stability and security fixes. In addition, they explain how the CMS is able to scale for large organizations.
It seems GIS firm Azavea is in every biz/tech magazine editor’s rolodex lately. This week, the company was ranked 2,850 by Inc. Magazine’s 500|5000 list, which gauges the nation’s fastest-growing private companies.
Wilmington’s career transitition services company Careerminds Group announced $800,000 in a first round of venture capital funding. h/t PTN
And as always, we like to find reasons why you should start a startup. The Philadelphia Business Journal reports that Portfolio.com listed Philly as one of the country’s 50 most stressful areas. Take control of your worklife.
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