Daily Links 12/2/09: Comcast launches interactive cable applications with HSN

Comcast and HSN Announce National Rollout of “Shop by Remote”
At the Start of the Holiday Shopping Season, Shop by Remote Joins Comcast’s Growing Lineup of Interactive TV Applications Now Reaching More than 8 Million Homes
(Business Wire)

Comcast Media Center Goes TV Shopping With icueTV
CMC's HITS AxIS to Let Cable Operators Engage in 'T-Commerce'
(Multichannel News)

Motorola sees set-top business profit growth (Reuters)

Beigebook-Philadelphia: December 2009
(Federal Reserve Board)

Philadelphia reverses slide, adds population (Newark Star-Ledger)
They made a huge adjustment, in population-counting terms.

Nayatek Launches Cloud Storage Support for Rackspace Cloud Files for the Datosphere Content Archiving Platform (WebWire)

SevOne Announces Most Powerful Version of Its Network Performance Management Solution With Advanced NetFlow Reporting (Marketwire)

MEDecision and InSite One Cross-License Technology to Offer Nationwide, Image-Enabled Health Information Exchange
Agreement Will Support First National HIE-Capable Archive Solution
(Business Wire)

Spectrum Control completes purchase of Mass. firm (Philly.com)


Perspectives on Comcast/NBCU Deal

Fuzzy picture for Comcast-NBC deal (Philadelphia Inquirer)

With NBC, Comcast Zeros in on ESPN (New York Times)

Surviving NBC’s Upheaval
(New York Times: DealBook)

Comcast nears NBC deal as GE buys stake from Vivendi (USA Today)

Comcast, NBC aim to ease feds' concerns
Expected merger would include concessions, sources near talks say
(Washington Post)

Genachowski Mum On Comcast-NBCU
FCC Chairman Won't comment On Potential 'Hurdles Or Concerns'
(Multichannel News)

How the FCC might stop the Comcast-NBC merger (ars technica)

My own concern is that though this deal may ultimately be approved, Washington will impose so many conditions and restrictions upon Comcast that it will not have the ability to manage its businesses in a strategically responsive manner.