Links 8/14/2014: Samsung finally completes SmartThings acquisition; PeopleLinx pivots to social selling

Amid slump in flash-sales sector, Rue La La is hit hard (Boston Globe)

Net earnings from continuing operations soar at Checkpoint (Fibre2Fashion)

PeopleLinx Pivots To Social Selling (

AlanLepofsky/In The Next Version)

Infor goes after the cloud CRM big boys with Saleslogix acquisition (Diginomica)

Internet of Bling: Samsung Buys SmartThings for $200 Million (Re/code)

Comcast defends $45B Time Warner merger to FCC (The Hill)