Links 11/3/2014: Publicis to acquire Sapient for $3.7 billion; Princeton CRO Covance sold for $6.1 billion
Publicis to buy US digital ad firm Sapient for $3.7 billion (Reuters)
Sapient has no Philly office, though Publicis has several offices in the area. Will be interesting to see how Sapient works with Publicis' Rosetta, which is based in Hamilton NJ.
Why Buy Sapient? Publicis Wants to Compete with Digital Media and Consultancies (AD Age)
LabCorp to Buy Covance for $6.1 Billion (New York Times: DealBook)
Covance will remain headquartered in Princeton.
Samsung in talks with SAP, MS about healthcare (Korea Times)
Rovi Buys Fanhattan to Pitch Startup’s Fan TV Box to Cable Operators
Rovi has a group based in Radnor, though I don't think Fanhattan will be part of that group.
NYC Mayor Slams Proposed Comcast/TWC Merger (Multichannel News)
OTT is Dead * * Long Live OTT
(Mike Farrell/Multichannel News)
Unisys to create up to 700 jobs in Richmond County (WRDW Augusta)
Always good for a governor to have an announcement like this to make the day before he's up for reelection.
Announcements at the Bentley Year in Infrastructure 2014 and Trimble Dimensions 2014 Conferences Underscore Joint Undertakings and Benefits (Marketwatch)
DirecTV, Comcast installer UniTek is bankrupt (Philly.com: Philly Deals)
TIBCO TAKES ON ORACLE, QLIK AND TABLEAU IN BIG DATA WAR (Computer Business Review)
Oracle Stokes 'Hostile' Customer Relations, Study Says