Daily Links 12/17/2012: Medecision to lay off 83; Phorum 2013 to be focused on harnessing disruptive technology

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2 Chesco companies report combined 168 layoffs (Daily Local News)
Chesterbrook-based Medecision to lay off 83, mostly in software and tech support.

Philadelphia to Host National Business Technology Conference, Phorum 2013, Focused on Harnessing Disruptive Technology
Acclaimed Author and Innovation Thought Leader, Don Tapscott, Landed as Keynote Speaker
(PR Web)

How the NHL's Lockout Hurts NBC (Analysis) (Hollywood Reporter)

Who's Behind Comcast's Video Downloader? (Light Reading Cable)

Sprint, Clearwire Agree to Sweetened Offer (Multichannel News)
Comcast still owns small stake.

Court Reverses FCC Denial of Station License Reallocation to New Jersey, Delaware (Broadcasting & Cable)
Not sure offhand what this means, practically.

Lockheed’s Stevens Says Budget Impasse Unnerves Business (Bloomberg)
Lockheed has almost 10,000 employees in the Philly area, as well as numerous subcontractors.

SAP HANA: A real-time challenge to the Oracle empire (ZDNet)

Official Document Reveals the Rules of Oracle's Cloud (Computerworld)

Exclusive sneak peek at SAP's new Centennial Tower digs (San Francisco Business Times)

ING Direct Rebrand to Capital One 360 Irks Orange Ball Loyalists
Missed this from a month ago.

Research: Agile developers rule the roost, experience trumps toolsets (Gigaom)

SunGard receives ISO 27001 Certification for cloud services (Datacenter Dynamics)

Heartland Payment Systems® Acquires ECSI, Gains Additional Campus-Related Services and More Than 1,800 Higher Education Relationships (Business Wire)