Daily Links 8/18/2011: Philly Fed report not good; Big changes ahead for HP

Philly Fed Firms See Much Weaker Manufacturing Activity
(Business Wire)

Philadelphia Fed index slumps, home sales fall (Reuters)

HP to Spin Off PCs, Eyes Software Purchase (Bloomberg)

HP Confirms Discussions with Autonomy Corporation plc Regarding Possible Business Combination; Makes Other Announcements (HP Press Release)

Liveblogging HP’s “Everything Including the Kitchen Sink” Conference Call (All Things Digital)

SunGard HE and Blackboard Acquisitions: Compare and Contrast (e-Literate)

QlikTech to roll out social updates to business intelligence platform (V3.co.uk)

Salesforce.com Announces Fiscal Second Quarter Results (PR Newswire)
Revenue up 38%.

Salesforce Posts Record Quarterly Revenue Of $546M; Raises Guidance (TechCrunch)

Liberty Considers Range of Options for Barnes & Noble (New York Times: DealBook)
Update: Liberty Media buys stake in Barnes & Noble.

Accelerators & Incubators: Ben Franklin Values Ingenuity (Portfolio.com)

Drexel's Baiada Center set for expansion, to add lab for entrepreneurial focus groups (Keystone Edge)

First Annual Geek Awards Coming to Philadelphia (AP via Fox News)

GSI Commerce's Rubin has a new company ... and it's hiring (Philadelphia Business Journal)