27 posts and columns on Philadelphia
News Byteconducted a sting operation on SideCar peer-to-peer drivers, impounding three cars and citing the three drivers for offering illegal taxi services. SideCar, which had just launched in Philly, will continue to operate next weekend, said CEO Sunil Paul.
News ByteSan Francisco Chronicle. The move is part of a broader initiative by Mayor Ed Lee, who has angled for better ways to put publicly available government-collected data in front of consumers. The initiative will also expand to New York City in the coming weeks, and Yelp expects Philadelphia to follow suit, as well.
Exclusive: Comcast's Top Digital Exec Amy Banse to Open New Silicon Valley Equity Fund for Cable Giant and NBCAmy Banse, currently the president of Comcast Interactive Media, is shifting into a job as head of a new Silicon Valley-based equity fund aimed at making digital investments for the television cable giant, as well as its new NBC Universal unit, according to sources with knowledge of the plans. As part of the shift, sources said, Banse will be charged with combining two existing corporate investment funds: NBC U’s Peacock Equity and Comcast Interactive Capital.
The broadcast networks only put their stuff on the Web under very specific conditions. So this is exactly what they don’t want: Free, live streams of their stuff delivered to your iPad, via the browser.
There are now so many Groupon-like Daily Deal start-ups that it’s nearly impossible to track them all. And here’s another one! It’s from DailyCandy, and it will start up next month.