Daily Links 5/20/2011: Liberty Media Offers $1 Billion For Barnes & Noble

Updated: Liberty Media Offers $1 Billion For Barnes & Noble; Would Buy 70 Percent (paidContent)
Equity in B&N would be held in its Liberty Capital unit, which is slated to be spun off from Liberty Media this summer. Which suggests that this move is not related to QVC's strategy, since QVC would remain part of Liberty Interactive.

Tweet about FCC member’s new job at Comcast sets off firestorm (Washington Post)

Issa Asks FCC to Explain Baker’s Departure for Comcast After Deal Cleared (Bloomberg)

NBC's Dick Ebersol is a vanishing breed in button-down corporate media world (LA Times: Company Town)

Comcast, Moto Invest in CMAP Startup (Light Reading Cable)

Watch Out, iTunes! Verizon Could Push Its VOD Service Over-the-Top (Gigaom: NewTeeVee)

Verizon to swap unlimited data plans for tiers, shared family plans (Ars Technica)

Kenexa shares soaring Friday (Philadelphia Business Journal)

Marc Benioff on Salesforce.com’s “Monster Quarter” and the Road Ahead (All Things Digital)

Rooting for growth
Is Central Pennsylvania cultivating an environment for investment?
(Central Penn Business Journal)

Happy trails to Cris Conde (Finextra)