Links 10/30/2014: LiquidHub acquires digital marketing agency Foundry9; Uber urges Philly to follow DC model
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SAP's Bill McDermott provides a CEO's plan to defy disruption (Fortune)
Forrester Shows Little Love for SAP, Marketo in Marketing Wave (CMS Wire)
Concur CEO says SAP acquisition is a ‘big bet’ that will accelerate company growth (GeekWire)
How many times have you heard this before an acquisition?
"Singh said that the tie-up between SAP and Concur won’t be a typical acquisition deal. He emphatically stressed that his company won’t disappear as a result of the acquisition closing. Instead, Concur’s partnership with SAP will provide tools and funding to expand the business."
Security Is Focus in SAP's Government Cloud Portfolio (CIO Today)
LiquidHub Acquires Digital Marketing Agency Foundry9
Uber exec Plouffe urges Philadelphia to model D.C.'s laws (Philadelphia Inquirer)
Time Warner Cable Misses Estimates on Drop in TV Users (Bloomberg)
Arris Beats The Street In Q3 (Multichannel News)
Arris acquired the Horsham-based business formerly known as Motorola Home from Google last year.
Study: Comcast and Verizon connections to Cogent dropped below 0.5Mbps (Ars Technica)
Verizon Ventures Seeks To Double Portfolio And Investment Capital (TechCrunch)
Execs From Apple Pay Competitor Finally Speak, but Big Questions Remain (Re/code)
Merger reflects growth in retail-store data analytics (Crain's New York)
First Round Capital-backed NOMi (New York) merges with Brickstream.
Blackstone’s Tac-Ops Adds Philadelphia Insurer in Blitzer’s Bet (Bloomberg)
ChargeItSpot: The Next Indispensable Retail Service? (Wharton Entrepreneurship Blog)