Daily Links 2/24/2012: Cisco to acquire Allentown's Lightwire for $271 million

SAP Beats Estimates With 25% Dividend Boost, Plus One-Time Payout for 40th anniversary (Bloomberg)

Salesforce.com's monster quarter: Cloud renaissance for enterprise? (ZDNet Blogs)

The Death of ERP! Long Live ERP! (ASUG News)

Oracle is Merging Two Clouds (Wall Street Journal: Digits)

Cisco Agrees to Buy Lightwire for $271 Million to Gain Optical Technology (Bloomberg)
Lightwire investors included New Science Ventures, Artiman Ventures, Wayne-based Novitas Capital, and individual investors, according to the company's website.

Cisco to buy Lightwire to bring optics to the data center (Gigaom)

Comcast Trial Fuses TiVo With VoD
(Light Reading Cable)

Comcast On Demand TiVo Integration Weeks Away (Zatz Not Funny!)

Google files applications to offer TV service in KC
Fast fiber could make video-on-demand service possible, but company isn’t saying what it has in mind.
(Kansas City Star)

Google to sell stake in Clearwire for $47m, a tenth of the price it originally paid (The Verge)

DISH Network Adds Customers, Continues to Eye Wireless (Morningstar via Toronto Star)

A look at the sale process for companies like PMN (Philadelphia Inquirer)

Austin’s Bazaarvoice off to strong start on first trading day (Austin American-Statesman)
First Round Capital was an early investor in Bazaarvoice. This is the first IPO by an FRC portfolio company.


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