Saturday Highlights: NY Times on Comcast's David Cohen



Comcast’s Real Repairman (New York Times)
On David Cohen.

Comcast not laughing at Franken, Poehler act (NY Post)


OpenSSL and Linux: A Tale of Two Open-Source Projects (NY Times: Bits)
Eric Steven Raymond comments.

As It Becomes an App Platform, Dropbox Gobbles Up More Than One App Startup Per Month (Re/code)

Here’s a look inside a typical VC’s pipeline (VentureBeat)




Kanojia Calls Broadcasters’ 'Rube Goldberg' Knock On Aereo 'Insane' (Multichannel News)

Comcast and Time Warner to sell subscribers to Charter (FT via CNBC)

Digital Security: Why Do So Many Still Say “No”? (Ari Jacoby/Re/code)
Ari Jacoby is CEO and cofounder of Solve Media.

ARRIS Acquires SeaWell Networks (PR Newswire)





Links 4/16: QVC expands to France; Did Verizon astroturf in effort to change NJ regs?



QVC To Expand European Presence To France (PR Newswire)

Q&A: SAP's Mike Ettling discusses SuccessFactors cloud HR strategy (Computer Weekly)

Verizon led massive astroturf campaign to end NJ broadband obligation (Ars Technica)

Comcast's Enemy May Be Comcast (Holman Jenkins/WSJ)

TWC To Make Its WiFi Network Looks Like Cellular (Multichannel News)

Aereo Shows Off Their Rooftop Antenna Farm Ahead Of Supreme Court Ruling (TechCrunch)

Barry Diller Talks Murdoch Succession, Pegs Aereo Supreme Court Odds at '50-50' (Q&A) (Hollywood Reporter)
Diller also discusses QVC experience: "I mean, everybody said to me: "You can't do that. You can't go to Philadelphia!."



LevelUp exploits smart bundling to drop credit card interchange fees to 1.95%, saving merchants boatloads (Pando Daily)

Technology Slump Fuels Concern Startup Values May Follow
(Bloomberg)







Links 4/15/2014: Twitter buys FRC-backed Gnip; Battle versus old & new BI



Thanks, Amazon – we'll take it from here: SAP muscles in on cloud subscriptions (The Register)

SAP users rattle sabers over charges for user-friendly Fiori apps (PC World)

With Gnip Buy, Twitter Starts Taking Its Data Business Seriously
(Re/code)
First Round Capital was a seed investor in Gnip.

CIOs should prepare for the battle between old BI and new BI
(SearchCIO)

FCC should approve the Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger but keep a watchful eye (Editorial/Washington Post)



Amber Road: Five Buys as Street Initiates Untypical Cloud Company from East Rutherford (Barron's: Tech Trader Daily)
Radnor-based Cross Atlantic Capital Partners was a major backer of Amber Road.





Links 4/14/2014: NY Times on Drexel's development plans; Netflix ups speed on Comcast



Drexel Works to Build Up Philadelphia (New York Times)

Time is running out for Box competitors (Fortune Tech)

Dropbox For Business Targets Enterprise IT (Information Week)


New IBM Services Target Security And Disaster Recovery (TechCrunch)

Philly-based Cloudamize Launches Cloud Estimator To Simplify Infrastructure Migration to AWS (PR Web)


Netflix streaming speeds on Comcast jump 65 percent after controversial deal (The Verge)

Comcast Takes Full Control Of FEARnet, To Fold It In Into Chiller & Syfy (Deadline Hollywood)



Relativity Bids Up to $1.1B for Maker Studios (Broadcasting & Cable)
But Maker Studios, which had already agreed to be acquired by Disney, says no thanks.

EPAM Acquires Healthcare Technology Consulting Firm, Netsoft USA
(Thomson Reuters ONE)


The Great Agency Adventure series: Introducing one man's quest to work for 14 agencies in 14 months (The Drum)
Last month he was at Philly's Red Tettemer O'Connell + Partners.

Norcross says he'd pay $77M for Philly newspapers (AP via DELCO Times)









Format of Inquirer auction could start to take form
(Philadelphia Inquirer)



Saturday Highlights: Comcast's Roberts, Burke received equal 2013 comp; NY Times on Franken's campaign against Comcast





Comcast's Roberts and Burke each get $31 million in 2013 compensation (LA Times)

ZEFR Is Selling MovieClips To Comcast’s Fandango (TechCrunch)
First Round Capital was an early investor in MovieClips.

Franken’s Campaign Against Comcast Is No Joke (New York Times)

Rimini Street diversifies with cloud services for Workday, Salesforce.com (PC World)








SevOne, in first acquisition, acquires log analytics startup RapidEngines



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Wilmington-based network monitoring software and appliance vendor SevOne today announced its first acquisition since receiving $150 million in funding from Bain Capital last year.

The company is Minneapolis-based RapidEngines, a provider of highly scalable log analytics software for IT enterprises, service providers and application developers."The acquisition of RapidEngines will enhance SevOne’s customers’ ability to proactively identify and resolve performance issues by adding log data analytics to their troubleshooting process,"
said SevOne CEO Jack Sweeney in a statement.

RapidEngines' founders, including Thomas Grabowski, Peter Jordan and Jason DeStefano, had previously been behind the startup LogLogic, which was acquired by Tibco for $130 million in 2012. RapidEngines had received about $1.4 million in funding, according to Crunchbase, and its LinkedIn page has six employees on it, though that figure is not always an accurate indicator.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

See also SevOne Acquires Log Analytics Startup (Light Reading)