Links 5/6/2014: Ben Franklin funds nine startups; Did SAP place too much emphasis on HANA?

Tom Paine

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Ben Franklin Approves $975,000 for Nine Early-Stage Companies (Ben Franklin Technology Partners)

Alibaba Files to Go Public in the U.S. (New York Times: DealBook)

SAP Shakeup Puts Focus Where It Belongs (Information Week)
Was too much hype built around HANA?

SAP and VMware Head for the Future Together
(New York Times: Bits)

Salesforce combining Radian6 with Buddy Media to create Social Studio (PC World)

Report: PE firm wants to sell Austin's Epicor Software for $3.5 billion (Austin Business Journal)
Epicor's Americas headquarters for its ERP business is in Bensalem.

Workday takes another shot at Oracle, SAP with recruiting app
(PC World)

Here’s what Tableau CEO Christian Chabot thinks about competing against Microsoft, MicroStrategy and everyone else

EPAM Acquires Jointech, Expands China-Based Delivery Capabilities (EPAM)

Comcast Goes Wide With X1 Upgrade (Multichannel News)

Comcast Commits to RDK-B (Light Reading)

Shammo: No comment on Comcast-TWC, FiOS plans on track (FierceCable)

BioTelemetry, Inc. Reports First Quarter 2014 Financial Results (Globe Newswire)