Daily Links 4/12/2012: Two local PE firms team up to buy Minnesota Ed Tech firm

Poptent Launches World’s Largest Video Production House for Major Brands and Agencies (Business Wire)
A company spokesperson tells me by email that Poptent Productions will be primarily run out of Poptent's San Clemente, CA office (where David Mann and Jon Seidman are based), with support from a number of employees in the Philly-area office as well.

Open Table's rival to launch here (Philadelphia Inquirer)

Wilmington News Journal cans newly hired reporter after he posts self-written press release on blog sites (JimRomenesko.com)

Microsoft Inks Its Biggest Cloud Deal Yet: 7.5M Students And Teachers In India (TechCrunch)

Amazon Job Descriptions Hint at More Perks Coming to Prime (All Things D)
Comments by Mike Golden, president of Conshohocken-based ShopRunner.

Will Service Providers Steal ADT's Customers? (Light Reading Cable)
Comcast wants to be a big player.

Alarm Capital Alliance Partners with Norwest Venture Partners
Alarm Capital Alliance Eyes Major Growth Opportunities in the $43 Billion Security Alarm Industry
(PR Newswire)
Alarm Capital Alliance is based in Media. The amount invested by Norwest Venture Partners, or the exact nature of its partnership with ACA, were not disclosed.

Boathouse, Renovus Capital Strike Secondary Deal for Atomic Learning (PE Hub)
Boathouse Capital and Renovus Capital Partners are both located outside of Philadelphia. Atomic Learning, based in Minnesota, provides tech tools and training to teachers. Boathouse and Renovus invested $19.0 million of subordinated debt and equity alongside Atomic Learning’s management.

SAP Says Hana Tests Well On Performance, Scalability (Josh Greenbaum/Information Week)

Making Sense of "Multi-tenancy" Claims (Brian Sommer/ZDNet Blogs)

EMC unveils preconfigured private cloud for partners (Computerworld)

RES Software Signs $3.5 Million Deal with Fortune 20 Company (Business Wire)
RES Software is based in Plymouth Meeting.

Leslie Moonves on Why Broadcast Trumps Cable, What He Said to Steve Burke (Q&A) (Hollywood Reporter)

Philadelphia Councilman Thinks Verizon May Be Foot-Dragging On FiOS Construction (CBS Philly)

TWC Bundles Up With Verizon Wireless In Five Markets
Regulators Have Yet to Approve MSOs' Spectrum and Co-Marketing Deals With Wireless Operator
(Multichannel News)

InterDigital and LiveCast Successfully Integrate Video Optimization into Broadcast-Focused LTE Live Video Solution (Business Wire)