Daily Links 4/11/2013: Allentown area chip maker CyOptics acquired for $400 million

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Assureweb rebranded iPipeline after acquisition
Rebrand is part of US firm iPipeline’s plan to establish a greater presence in the UK and Europe.
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Avago Technologies to Acquire CyOptics, a Leading Optical Chip and Component Supplier to the Datacom and Telecom Markets (Globe Newswire)
CyOptics is based in Breinigsville, PA, near Allenown. Avago said it would pay $400 million for CyOptics, and said CyOptics' revenue has more than tripled over the past three years. CyOptics had filed to raise up to $100 million in an IPO but withdrew that a year ago.

Teva is looking for a few good entrepreneurs for a global drug launch platform (Med City News)

Software company wants Philly to be hip to the Jive (Philadelphia Business Journal)

Monetate's Segment Discovery Tool will be Generally Available in Summer 2013 - Live from the Monetate #AgilitySummit (PR Newswire)

Can QlikTech beat SAP, IBM, Oracle? (Philly.com: Philly Deals)
My sense is that Qlik's closest competitors are more often Tableau, Tibco's Spotfire & open source competitors including Pentaho and Jaspersoft, more than what IBM, SAP, Oracle or MSFT offer today. SAP is doing some interesting things in that area around HANA, but not sure if that's produced anything competitive with Qlik yet.

Read more: http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/inq-phillydeals/202588551.html#ixzz2QGF1ZrAM
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MSFT Off 5%: Terrible PC Numbers Prompt Thoughts of Breakup, Privatization (Barron's: Tech Trader Daily)

ORCL, SAP, MSFT, IBM: Nomura Updates ‘In-Memory’ Database Battle (Barron's: Tech Trader Daily)

Oracle rolls out new in-memory applications, scaled-down big data Appliance (Infoworld)

Ingram Micro to Push SAP Mobility Solutions to SMB Channel Partners (The VAR Guy)

IBM ponies up $1B to add flash to more products and speed up big data (Gigaom)

Comcast Begins to Connect to Boxee's Cloud DVR (Multichannel News)