Links 10/8/2014: Did Comcast get PwC employee canned?; SAP plunges on reports of weak pipeline

Comcast got me fired after billing dispute, says California man [Updated] (Ars Technica)

(Comcast Voices/Corporate Blog)
Comcast's new Customer Relations czar apologizes.

Judge scrutinizes worth of Comcast's assets in CSNH case (Houston Chronicle)

FCC Seeks Carriage Contracts in Comcast-TWC, AT&T-DirecTV Merger Reviews (Variety)

Comcast shareholders will likely approve TWC merger (VentureBeat)

SAP Plunges Most Since 2011 After Report on Pipeline (Bloomberg)

Special Report: How a German tech giant [SAP] trims its U.S. tax bill (Reuters)

EMC: Elliott Pushes for VMware Spin-Off, Convinced Lots Acquirer Interest (Barron's Tech Trader Daily)

Cornerstone OnDemand nabs machine-learning big data platform Evolv (ZDNet)

OpenView Venture Partners raises $250 million fund (Reuters)
Major investor in Monetate, NextDocs and Xtium.

Andreessen Horowitz Backs Expansion Plans For Hot Tech Site Product Hunt (Wall Street Journal: Venture Capital Dispatch)

Interview with ThingWorx at M2M Innovation World Congress 2014 (M2M World News)

Big data’s move to the cloud (O'Reilly's Radar)