Daily Links 12/7/2010: Salesforce introduces Database.com, Chatter.com

Voxware Completes Transition to Private Company
Privatization Enables Investment for Growth and Reduces Cost
(Business Wire)

II-VI acquires another optics firm (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
Acquires Philadelphia-based Max Levy Autograph Inc.

Flextronics, Siemens Lead 'Big Shift' to Cloud Computing
After years of experimenting with the cloud, companies are turning over ever larger tasks to outside providers that deliver software and computing over the Internet
(Bloomberg Business Week)

Salesforce.com unveils Database.com (Computerworld)

Salesforce launching Chatter.com, an enterprise-style Facebook, early next year (VentureBeat)

Aria Systems Announces Enhanced Integration With Salesforce CRM for Cloud Billing (Marketwire)

Comcast merger helps consumers (Politico)
Opinion piece by Ed Rendell.

Verizon eyes more flexible FiOS data options (Reuters)

Verizon Exec: LTE Possible Cable Replacement (Wireless Week)

Comcast Xfinity App Launches for Android, Control Your DVR Remotely and More (Phandroid)

AT&T Acquires Xanboo, Developer of Home Automation Platform (CE Pro)
Follows on heels of last week's Motorola acquisition, recent Verizon and Comcast activity.