Links 1/14/2015: Comcast sets new regional structure presuming deal approval; Poptent merges with European firm

White House Says U.S. Broadband Market Needs More Competition (Re/code)

Web TV Startup NimbleTV Goes Dark, Promises to Return (Re/code)
Turns out that NimbleTV has been acquired by Synacor.

Whistle Sports Raises Another $28M (Multichannel News)
Wayne Kimmel's SeventySix Capital is also an investor in Whistle.

Comcast Sets New Regional Structure (Multichannel News)
Assuming acquisition goes through.

NRF 15 : Baby you can drive my CAR – SAP on retail’s big picture (Diginomica)

Cloud Accounting Startup Xero Expands Payroll Product In The US

Unit4 surges ahead with SaaS transformation (Diginomica)
FinancialForce reported to be surging.

Video crowdsourcing sites Poptent + Userfarm = the new Vizy (VentureBeat)
Vizy says all offices (including Philly) will remain open, but headquarters will be in London.

PUC seeks to subpoena Uber CEO Kalanick, raises proposed fine to $19 million (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)

European retailer takes huge lease in Lehigh Valley (Philadelphia Business Journal)

RCN drops 110 Mbps tier into Lehigh Valley (CED)

Here's Why Samsung Would Want to Buy BlackBerry (Bloomberg)