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June 23, 2016 | By Jonathan Takiff, Staff Writer
Smart-home technology is building quickly to a multi-billion-dollar business in Western Europe, say market researchers at Parks Associates, and the Malvern-based "Internet of Things" platform developer Zonoff aims to score a big hunk of that overseas action. On Tuesday, Zonoff, Inc. announced a partnership with U.K.-based Connected World Services to offer an "innovative IoT-enabled home management and services platform to companies throughout Europe. " The marriage is significant, as Connected World is a division of Dixons Carphone plc., Britain's leading electronics retailer and a major products seller in Ireland, the Nordic countries, Greece and Spain.
BUSINESS
June 22, 2016 | By Jonathan Takiff, Staff Writer
It's the best and most stressful of times for fireworks exhibitor Pyrotechnico, the New Castle, Pa., special effects purveyor that has been delighting viewers with big bang spectacles since 1898. For the 10-day period leading up to July Fourth, its full-time staff of 85 will swell into the multi-hundreds, as Pyrotechnico stages a staggering 650 fireworks shows coast-to-coast. Prominent among them are three really big Wawa Welcome America! shows here in Philadelphia - two at Penn's Landing, at 9:30 p.m. July 1 and 2, and then the 10 p.m. finale for the five-hour July Fourth extravaganza on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.
BUSINESS
June 22, 2016 | By Linda Loyd, Staff Writer
The first testing in people of an experimental vaccine to combat the Zika virus will begin in the next several weeks, a Philadelphia-area biotech company announced Monday. Inovio Pharmaceuticals in Plymouth Meeting and partner GeneOne Life Science in South Korea said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has given approval to begin early-stage tests in 40 healthy adults. Shares of Inovio rose 6.97 percent, or 73 cents, to $11.20 after the announcement. The tests will be done at three U.S. locations, including Philadelphia, and will evaluate safety, tolerability, and immunogenicity of the vaccine against the mosquito-borne virus.
NEWS
June 16, 2016 | By Walter F. Naedele, Staff Writer
DURING WORLD WAR II, Edward K. Hueber, a Navy petty officer stationed in Norfolk, Va., helped teach sailors how to survive when cast adrift. He appeared to know to make water a friend. After the war, he was captain of the swim team at Yale University in the 1946-47 academic year, when it ran up a record of 13-0. In 1946 and 1947, Yale won the championship of the Eastern Intercollegiate Swim League, a predecessor of the Ivy League. "He was a sprinter on a four-man relay team," his wife, Josephine, said.
NEWS
June 16, 2016 | By Walter F. Naedele, Staff Writer
During World War II, Edward K. Hueber, a Navy petty officer stationed in Norfolk, Va., helped teach sailors how to survive when cast adrift. He appeared to know to make water a friend. After the war, he was captain of the swim team at Yale University in the 1946-47 academic year, when it ran up a record of 13-0. In 1946 and 1947, Yale won the championship of the Eastern Intercollegiate Swim League, a predecessor of the Ivy League. "He was a sprinter on a four-man relay team," his wife, Josephine, said.
NEWS
June 14, 2016 | By Susan Snyder, Staff Writer
A longtime Villanova professor accused of accessing child pornography on a campus computer in March had someone looking over his shoulder: a security firm that the university had hired to monitor its computer network. Within 20 minutes, BTB Security identified the building and floor where the computer was located and alerted Villanova, kicking off an investigation that led to the arrest of Christopher Haas, a tenured associate professor of history and classical studies. The discovery was one of many security breaches that BTB, a cybersecurity and digital-forensics company, says it uncovers for clients every year.
NEWS
June 14, 2016 | By Maria Panaritis, Staff Writer
As he prepares to convene a hearing Monday that could shape the fate of a controversial measure to let Pennsylvania child-sex abuse victims sue over decades-old attacks, Sen. Stewart Greenleaf (R., Montgomery) has declined to publicly take a position on the bill. But the law firm that bears his name has not always been so reserved. In 2008, records show, lawyers for the firm, Elliott Greenleaf, were among advocates who unsuccessfully argued that a similar proposal under consideration in Delaware was unconstitutional.
BUSINESS
June 11, 2016 | By Jacob Adelman, STAFF WRITER
Bryn Mawr-based investment firm Pembroke Hobson L.L.C. has acquired the Stone Manor Corporate Center at 2600 and 2700 Kelly Rd. in Warrington for $19.8 million, according to commercial real estate services firm JLL, which helped broker the deal. Pembroke Hobson purchased the 121,500-square-foot property, which is at 100 percent occupancy, from Hartford, Conn.-based Cornerstone Real Estate Advisers, JLL said in a release on Thursday. jadelman@phillynews.com 215-854-2615 @jacobadelman  
BUSINESS
June 9, 2016 | By Harold Brubaker, STAFF WRITER
Elemica Inc., a Wayne company founded in 2000 as an e-marketplace by eight major chemical manufacturers, is being sold to Thoma Bravo L.L.C., a San Francisco private-equity firm. The price for Elemica, which has evolved into broader supply-chain and logistics network, was not disclosed. Elemica employs 75 in Wayne and 200 worldwide, a spokeswoman said. hbrubaker@phillynews.com 215-854-4651 @InqBrubaker  
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