Daily Links 2/3/2010: Tough times? Don't worry about Comcast, as earnings more than double

Comcast's profit more than doubles (MarketWatch)

2010: The Year Comcast Embraces Convergence (GiagaOM)

Comcast Launches XFINITY (Comcast Voices)

NBC affiliate board chair wants conditions on Comcast - NBC Universal deal (LA Times: Company Town)

Comcast to Acquire New Global Telecom
(Light Reading: Cable Digital News)

Monster to Acquire HotJobs Business and Enter into Multi-year Traffic Agreement with Yahoo! (Business Wire)
It will be interesting to see what impact this will have on the Yahoo! Newspaper Consortium of which Philadelphia Newspapers is a part, although Philly.com has been using Monster rather than HotJobs.

Kenexa Swoons As Outlook Misses (Barron's: Tech Trader Daily)
Janney Montgomery Scott Downgrades Kenexa (KNXA) to Neutral; Lowers Estimates & PT on Increased Risk Profile

IBM Buying MDM Vendor Initiate Systems (PC World)

Clarifying the Future of NetWeaver PI (Feeding the SAP Ecosystem)

SAP Questions Gartner BI Magic Quadrant Ranking
The report on business intelligence platforms places SAP behind Oracle, Microsoft, IBM, SAS, and Microstrategy on ability to execute.
(Information Week)

MedQuist Agrees to Purchase Domestic Assets of Spheris
Stock and asset purchase agreement would provide Spheris' customers with access to industry-leading technology platform and transcription services.
(PR Newswire)

NJ Judge Issues Mixed Order on Use of E-Voting Machines
(IDG via New York Times)

Ben Franklin provides loans to Bethlehem startups (Easton Express-Times)
Viddler is one of them.