Daily Links 8/16/2011: More on the Google/Motorola deal

NRG Energy to Acquire Philadelphia-based Energy Plus Holdings, Adding Immediate Scale and Unique Sales Channel to Expanding Northeast Retail Business (Business Wire)

4-year-old West Philly energy marketer sold for $190 million (Philly.com: Philly Deals)

Apple Covets RIM, NOK, InterDigital Assets In Patent ‘War,’ Says Jefferies (Barron's: Tech Trader Daily)

Is Google Turning Into a Mobile Phone Company? No, It Says (New York Times: DealBook)

THE VERDICT: Google-Motorola Will Be A Colossal Disaster* (Silicon Alley Insider)

Google’s Motorola Mobility Takeover May Survive U.S. Regulatory Scrutiny (Bloomberg)

Time Warner Cable’s future is in broadband, not TV (Gigaom)

Skillshare raises $3.1M to make every person a teacher (Gigaom)

Accelerating Product Innovation: Introducing CIM Lab Week (Comcast Voices/ Official Comcast Blog)

SCTE, WICT Launch ‘Women's TechConnect' Initiative
Effort will work to encourage women engineers and technologists in cable
(Multichannel News)
The SCTE (Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers) is based in Exton.

Quality Systems, Inc. Acquires CQI Solutions, Inc. (Business Wire)
Will become part of Quality Systems' Horsham-based NextGen Healthcare.

Appearance: PPUG meets Saturday in Philadelphia (ZDNet Blogs)

Astea Reports Second Quarter 2011 Results (PR Newswire)

Workday launches Workday 14, wins Thomson Reuters deal (ZDNet Blogs)