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Stream TV Networks Inc., located on Chestnut Street, made a splash before CES last week with its Android tablet offering. PhillyTechNews reports that the company’s founders are also in charge of Zero Technologies, which has investment connections. In related news, Blue Bell’s MaaS360 hosted a webinar on Android and the enterprise last week, part of a series.
Andrei Pandre, a writer of data visulization news, writes in-depth about a Microsoft staffer, Donald Farmer, making a move to locally headquartered QlikTech. He’s not relocating, but will work for the company’s Washington offices. Farmer says he was looking to work for a more agile company.
E-commerce provider GSI Commerce acquired Columbus-based analytics firm ClearSaleing early this week, according to Direct Marketing News. The deal will provide GSI clients with better metrics to measure the success of advertising campaigns.
GIVE A GLANCE
As we reported in our Venture Capital roundup yesterday, DreamIt grad SCVNGR raised $15 million.
VentureBeat publishes a column from Monetate‘s David Brussin on the chance for tech entrepreneurs to start their business outside of the Valley. Brussin says that in secondary markets like Philly, there’s less competition, an increasing amount of investors, a good supply of talent and more.
Design and development shop Happy Cog has released 4 paid themes for e-commerce site builder Shopify, according to a blog post, perhaps a surprising move from a company that normally chooses to work with large clients. [Full Disclosure: Technically Media has worked with Happy Cog on outside development projects.]
Duck Duck Go founder Gabriel Weinberg tipped us off to a new campaign, donttrack.us, to promote the search engine’s privacy features, which are at odds with Google’s, Weinberg says.
Neat, which manufactures consumer receipt scanning hardware, appeared in the Wall Street Journal’s article on striving for a paperless life last week.
MIGHT BE WORTH YOUR TIME
It’s official. TicketLeap‘s Android app, which was leaked last week, was announced soon after in a blog post. The company also tipped us off to CSV downloads via email, a new e-ticket design and custom post-purchase messages.
WizeHive has a detailed list of its latest client work, including the Chicago Architect Foundation’s judging portal, KinderMusik and the Association of Architecture Organizations.
Conshy’s New Horizons Computer Learning Centers was named a top IT training company from TrainingIndustry.com, according to a press release.
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