Daily Links 2/16/2011: Comcast beats estimates and raises dividend

Comcast Tops Estimates, Boosts Dividend, Stock Buyback Plan (Bloomberg)
Comcast Press Release

New NBCUniversal CEO Steve Burke: NBC Network Turnaround Will Take Years (Hollywood Reporter)

Comcast Sub Losses Slow; Is TV Everywhere Working? (Gigaom)

McDowell: Deal Desperation Fueled Comcast Acquiescence to Net Rules (Multichannel News)

Cablevision Eyes $50 Set-Top (Light Reading Cable)

Safeguard Scientifics Deploys $5 Million in Series B Financing for ThingWorx (Business Wire)
Downingtown-based startup provides platform for "Internet of Things" applications.

Webstock: An interview with the Daring Fireball (New Zealand Herald)
Interview with Philly blogger John Gruber from a faraway place.

Air Products Abandons Airgas Takeover Bid After Judge Upholds Poison Pill (Bloomberg)

Advanced Advertising 3.0: Addressability's The Goal
Panelists Weigh Short-Term Interactive Add-ons Vs. Targeting Technologies
(Multichannel News)

If Sprint Bails on WiMAX, What Happens to Clearwire? (Gigaom)

Are Technology M&A Prices Getting Out Of Hand? (Wall Street Journal: Venture Capital Dispatch)

SAP's McDermott Interview on Business Environment (Bloomberg)
Interesting-longer than the usual TV interview.

HP's Half Step Back Into Data Warehousing
Vertica acquisition fills a big gap, but it also raises questions about Hewlett Packard's alliances and broader ambitions.
(Information Week)

Heartland Payment's Q4 profit misses Street, ups div (Reuters)