Links 1/22/2014: Leonsis eyes eventual split from Comcast SportsNet?; Comcast may test selling energy in PA
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How OnCue helps Verizon modernize FiOS TV (nScreenMedia)
Big Cable Merger Jousting Enters Public Sniping Phase (Business Week)
Hyperlocal website EveryBlock to be resurrected by Comcast (Chicago Tribune)
EveryBlock will be under Comcast's supervision this time, as opposed to NBC's as it was in its previous life.
Ted Leonsis on eventually circumventing Comcast SportsNet (Washington Post)
Comcast May Soon Test Selling Electricity in Pennsylvania (GreenTech Media)
Toning down somewhat overblown headline from article.
Netflix posts Q4 profit of $48.4M, with 44M subscribers (CNET News)
EBay Says Icahn Proposes PayPal Spinoff, Board Nominees (Bloomberg)
VMware to buy mobile security firm AirWatch in $1.54 billion deal (Reuters)
AirWatch is in a similar market space - mobile security - that Blue Bell-based Fiberlink (acquired by IBM) is, but most analysts believe Fiberlink only received a fraction of the
price that AirLink got.
MemSQL Raises $35M Series B Led By Accel Partners (TechCrunch)
Previous investor First Round Capital participated again.
IBM Plans Layoffs, New Investments (Information Week)
Lessons learned from raising a first-time VC fund (Charlie O'Donnell/Term Sheet)
Charlie O"Donnell did a stint with First Round Capital before setting out on his own to start a Brooklyn-based seed fund, Brooklyn Bridge Ventures, which just closed on Brooklyn Bridge Ventures Fund I, with $8.3 million in capital.
Zenefits raises $15 million: 'The hottest deal in Silicon Valley' (Fortune Term Sheet)
Andreessen Horowitz's (and SuccessFactors founder) Lars Dalgaard explains why.