Daily Links 4/27/2011: Supreme Court hears arguments in IMS Health case over Vermont law

Comcast to offer TV programs from all major networks on its VOD service (LA Times: Company Town)

U.S. top court questions state drug data limits (Reuters)
Case involves Philly-area companies IMS Health, Verispan, and Wolters Kluwer Health. Justices appeared skeptical of Vermont law; ruling expected by end of June.

Wolters Kluwer to Buy Lexi-Comp (Health Data Management)

J&J Agrees to Buy Synthes for $21.3 Billion in Cash, Stock (Bloomberg)
Synthes has its headquarters in West Chester.

CenturyLink Agrees to Purchase Savvis for $2.5 Billion in Cash, Stock Deal (Bloomberg)

CenturyLink-Savvis: Is the rush to Cloud 1+1=more than 2 for enterprise I&O? (ZDNet Blogs)

Safeguard Scientifics Announces First Quarter 2011 Financial Results
Anticipates Platform Expansion with Acquisition of an Equity Interest in a Mezzanine Lending Company; Deployed $5M and $25M, respectively, in New Partner Companies ThingWorx and PixelOptics
(Business Wire)

InterDigital Announces First Quarter 2011 Financial Results (Business Wire)

Software AG Profit Rises 43% on IDS Scheer, Beating Estimates (Bloomberg)

DirecTV Real Interested In Netflix, Contemplates Launching A Competitor (Zatz Not Funny!)

Comcast planning to hire 300 for Miramar call center (South Florida Sun Sentinel)

ProtonMedia Doubles in Size—Literally (Business Wire)

Pharma poised to up online ad spend: eMarketer (Medical Marketing & Media)