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After touring all around Europe, DreamIt Ventures alum FanGamb has hightailed it to Ireland. As we wrote last year, the company has roots in Penn State.
The University City Keystone Innovation Zone has received a $85,000 grant from Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development. Part of the grant will be used to give out micro loans to startups.
Viddler gets called out for facilitating bad SEO but before the post could get any legs, Viddler went ahead and corrected the problem. This, of course, supports our theory that if you say “Viddler” three times, a Viddler customer service rep will appear.
MIGHT BE WORTH YOUR TIME
Invite Media founder Nat Turner sat down for a ten-minute interview with Wharton to talk about how he went from peddling snakes (literally) to selling Invite Media to Google.
High School social networking site MyYearbook has introduced video chat. This is either the best or worst idea ever.
Monetate has reupped its contract with Casual Male Group, the largest seller of big and tall men’s clothing.
AboutOne, the Basecamp for families that we profiled earlier this year, gets love for its charity-focused outreach efforts.
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ProtonMedia has teamed with Microsoft to make its ProtoSphere product accessible on Microsoft’s Lync server. ProtonMedia media also added a few features to streamline the Second Life-like collaboration product.
Alteva, the VoIP provider based in Old City has been awarded the 2010 Internet Telephony Excellence Award presented by Internet Telephony magazine.
Radnor-based QlikTech has announced that they will be seeking a secondary public offering.
Ticketleap will now allow its users to collect attendee information for events, catching up with Eventbrite and other competitors.
Fiona Dias, executive vice-president at GSI Commerce, is quoted in a Businessweek article about Amazon Prime.