Daily Links 7/12/2012: Poptent raises another $5.5 million

SAP Preliminary Second-Quarter Software License Sales Beat Analyst Estimates (Bloomberg)

SAP trousers €1bn quarter in software sales, fumbles profit
Prelims are best ever but net income can't keep up
(The Register)
I love the way some Register journalists can bring humor to something as dry as an earnings release, while making sense of it at the same time.

SAP Appoints P&G Nordic CEO Deplazes Delgado As Personnel Chief (Bloomberg)
Becomes SAP's top female exec; also named to SAP's executive board.

Poptent Raises $5.5 Million to Support Continued Growth, Surpasses 50,000 Members and $5 Million in Creator Cash Payments (Business Wire)

With 50,000 Videographers, PopTent Raises $5.5 Million From MK Capital To CrowdSource Ads (TechCrunch)

Dell Offers Quickstart Data Warehouse Appliance
While not a complete business intelligence system, Dell's Quickstart 1000 appliance bundles Microsoft SQL Server 2012 database and Dell Boomi data-integration software.
(Information Week)

Comcast’s TiVo isn’t the ultimate, but it’s close (Boston Globe)

Cable Ops Rooting For Aereo In Clash With Broadcasters
MSOs See Possibility That Startup's Legal Battle Could End Retrans Regime
(Multichannel News)

Cook’s (TV) tour
Apple big huddles with media bosses
(NY Post)

DuPont Kevlar advances telecommunication cables (Delaware Online: Delaware Inc.)
DuPont partners with Hatfield-based Fiber-Line.

Cross Atlantic Capital Partners Leads Series B Funding for Voxware (Business Wire)

SCVNGR's LevelUp Tries Dropping the Transaction Fee for Mobile Payment (New York Times: Bits)
Will try to make money from deals cut.

MicroStrategy goes visual with BI platform updates (Computer Business Review)
May enhance its ability to compete with QlikTech and Tableau. Also, CEO Michael Saylor apparently doesn't think too much of Microsoft Surface (or, more accurately, the product launch itself).

Former Birds employees launch fantasy front office football (Philadelphia Business Journal)