Links 9/30/2014: EBay to spin off PayPal; Neat partners with HP

EBay to Spin Off PayPal, Adopting Strategy Backed by Icahn
(New York Times: DealBook)

HP and Neat partner for home and small office organization (TUAW)

SAP, Customers Plan Joint Cloud SIS Project to Simplify Higher Education (MarketWatch)
Higher Ed space getting busy. This comes on top of Salesforce and Workday announcements last week, and Google is doing something (see below).

Google Launches Drive For Education With Unlimited Storage (TechCrunch)

Oracle speeds up software portfolio with big data, mobile in mind

MRO Announces Partnership with Imperial Capital Group Ltd. (Yahoo

Comcast Shifts ‘Streampix’ Strategy (Multichannel News)
Not totally gone, but repositioned.

Ratings for Dodgers, Astros show the challenges of starting RSN (Sports
Business Daily)

Qubit Bags $26M To Grow Its Ecommerce Personalization Platform (TechCrunch)
A Monetate competitor.