Daily Links 4/7/2011: Dell, IBM announce Cloud Computing plans

Dell Plans to Spend A Billion Dollars to Build 10 New Data Centers (All Things Digital: NewEnterprise)
Implications for Boomi?

Dell Cloud Computing Spending Spree Nears $2 Billion (CRN)

IBM Seeks to Make Cloud Computing More Palatable to Businesses (Bloomberg)

Safeguard Scientifics Leads $45 Million Financing for PixelOptics
Disruptive Technology Revolutionizes Standard of Care for Eyeglass Wearers
(Business Wire)

Federal Judge OKs Rico Suit Against IBM Execs (The Legal Intelligencer)
Suit filed last year by King of Prusia-based thin client vendor Devon IT.

Bentley Launches New Lineup of Bentley Map 3D Desktop GIS Software for Infrastructure (Business Wire)

SunGard Acquires Toronto based Stratix Consulting (TechFinance.ca)

Cisco: What Should They Sell? (Forbes: The Tech Trade)
Many analysts recommending that Cisco sell its set top box business. Who would the potential buyers be?

ESPN Pipes Live TV to Apple Devices (Light Reading Cable)

Time Warner Cable Seeks Court Ruling To Approve iPad App For Viacom Nets
Viacom Responds With Countersuit Charging MSO Is Violating Terms of Distribution Agreement

(Multichannel News)
We Filed A Request For Declaratory Judgment With Viacom This Afternoon (Time Warner Cable Untangled)

Motorola Mobility Blends Community and Entertainment With Launch of SocialTV Companion Service for Tablets and Mobile Devices (PR Newswire)

In Surprise Appeal, TJX and Heartland Hacker Claims U.S. Authorized His Crimes (Wired)