News from The Cable Show: 5/11/2010

Cable worries about Web video as fee disputes grow (Reuters)

Canoe Floats VOD, Interactive Demos (Multichannel News)

Comcast Expands On-Demand Movie Offerings (New York Times: Media Decoder)

Live-Blogging Comcast CEO Roberts on Cable TV’s Future (Wall Street Journal: Digits)

Itaas Spiffs Comcast's Cisco Boxes for EBIF (Light Reading Cable)

Cable Show 2010: Motorola Unboxes Digital-Only Multiroom DVR (Multichannel News)


Daily Links 5/11/2010: Heartland Payment Systems Plans to Hire 1,198 Sales Professionals

The Genius of QVC
How the shopping network became one of the most effective retailing machines ever invented

(The Atlantic)

FCC's 'Third Way' Criticized for Over-Regulation (PC Magazine)
FCC's Clyburn criticizes corporations for misinformation on broadband reclassification (Washington Post: Post Tech)

Heartland breach expenses pegged at $140M -- so far (Computerworld)
Heartland Payment Systems® Plans to Hire 1,198 Sales Professionals in the Next 18 Months (Business Wire)
Why 1,198? Why not 1,195 or 1,199?

WorldGate Introduces ‘Ojo Vision’ Video Phone (Business Wire)

Oracle Unveils Oracle's Primavera Inspire for SAP 7.0 (Marketwire)

SAP's Vertical Future (Forbes)

Bridgeline Digital Acquires TMX Interactive (Globe Newswire via MarketWatch)

Better government through code
Code for America founder Jennifer Pahlka wants to empower developers to become civic coders

(O'Reilly Radar)
Philadelphia one of 5 initial cities chosen to participate.

First SaaS CRM Application Network for Life Sciences Industry Launched By Veeva Systems at Customer Summit (Business Wire)

Citizens Bank of Pa. parent hiring 180, spending $500M on technology (Philadelphia Business Journal)

Universal Display Team Awarded $4 Million Contract from the U.S. Department of Energy to Support Establishment of an OLED Lighting Pilot Manufacturing Facility in the U.S. (Business Wire)


GSI Commerce acquires VendorNet

The Wall Street Journal reported last night (subscription required) that GSI Commerce has acquired VendorNet, a Boynton Beach, Florida provider of supply chain management software and services for retailers. VendorNet offers a service that enables retailers to drop-ship items customers order online from nearby retail outlets. The company says it has about 100 customers and 32 employees. Deal terms have not been disclosed.

GSI Commerce Press Release