Daily Links 1/14/2011: IMS Health in agreement to acquire SDI, days after Supreme Court agrees to take data privacy case

Digging For Data: IMS Health Buys Rival SDI (Report) (Pharmalot)
Big deal for Pharma market research and Philly area; some job cuts would be expected.
Update: IMS Health issues a statement confirming agreement. Link (pdf)

Supreme Court Health Data Case Could Sway Online Privacy Debate (paidContent)
I'm sure its not a coincidence that the IMS Health-SDI merger was announced just days after the Court agreed to hear the case.

Pending Comcast Deal Muzzles NBC With Reporters (AP via NPR)

News Corp. worries some proposed FCC conditions on Comcast-NBC Universal go too far (LA Times: Company Town)

Level 3 May Test FCC 'Open Internet' Rules In Comcast Fight
Internet Provider Still Balking at Cable Operator's Connection Fees
(Multichannel News)

Is An Apps Shakeup Ahead At Microsoft?
To compete in the enterprise with the likes of IBM, Oracle, SAP and Salesforce.com, Microsoft has to take a more direct approach.
(Information Week)

Fitch Affirms SunGard Data Systems' IDR at 'B'; Outlook Stable (Business Wire)

Edison Ventures Sells Presidium To Blackboard (PE Hub)

QVC Shoppers Say “No More Facebooking and Tweeting During On-Air Presentations” (CenterNetworks)