TECHNOLOGY

Center City-based Stitch, a spinoff of analytics firm RJMetrics founded in 2017, announced Wednesday it will be acquired by Redwood, Calif.-based Talend — makers of a cloud data integration solution — in a deal worth $60 million in cash. As part of the transaction, expected to be completed later this year, CEO and cofounder Jake Stein will become SVP of a Stitch business unit within Talend and will report directly to its CEO, Mike Tuchen. Read more at Technical.ly Philly.

 

HEALTHCARE

What Do Election Results Mean for the Future of Healthcare?

After two years of full-on assaults on the health law under unified Republican control in Washington, D.C., health care was once more a dominant issue for most voters. This time around, health care appears to have helped Democrats with significant increases in the House of Representatives as well as many state races. As Republicans expand their majority in the Senate and with President Donald Trump in the White House, how will the midterm election results change anything going forward? Read more at Philly Voice.

 

TRAVEL

PHL Airport Among Best in the Nation

The Philadelphia International Airport is among the best in the United States, according to a new report from The Points Guy that ranks the 30 busiest airports in the nation using a methodology based on specific criteria and data, including on-time statistics, transportation costs, and the number of restaurants per passenger, among others. Philadelphia International Airport came in at No. 7 this year, placing it among the best in the country. Read more at the Philadelphia Business Journal.

 

RETAIL

Opening Date Set for New Gallery Mall

From a few exterior angles, the former Gallery mall might look like it could open its doors within the next few months. But as we’ve previously reported, the mall being redeveloped as Fashion District Philadelphia won’t reopen until September 2019. Now officials behind the project have told Philly Mag that there’s an official opening date: Thursday, September 19, 2019. Mark your calendars. Read more at Philly Mag.