First Round Capital's Holiday Video is out

Daily Links 12/20/2011: Feds to probe Verizon Wireless/Cable deal; Will AT&T look at Dish?

Verizon Wireless Probed by U.S. Over Cable Deals (Bloomberg)
The beginning of what is likely to be a long road.

AT&T Ends Bid for T-Mobile (New York Times: DealBook)

Dish Now In Center Of Wireless Universe As AT&T Deal Falters (Wall Street Journal: Digits)

Lessons from managing 125,000 iPads
SAP was an early advocate for and adopter of the iPad. Its CIO shares what he's learned
I think the author was off on the number of iPads by a factor of several times. (Update: The article has been edited to show the correct number of iPads at SAP is 12,500.)

Oracle Falls Short on Weak Software Sales (All Things Digital)

Oracle Sales, Profit Miss Estimates as Clients Cut Spending (Bloomberg)

10 Biggest ERP Software Failures of 2011 (PC World)

Can Tom Rutledge bring innovation back to Charter?

Pitch-a-thons give startups in second-tier cities investor love (Reuters)