Links 1/15/2014: Wilmington-based Global Debt Registry raises $7 Million; Blackberry, Samsung deny talks

Wilmington-based Global Debt Registry Secures $7 Million in Series A Funding (Business Wire)

BlackBerry, Samsung deny takeover report (CNBC)

How John Chen Has Tried to Keep BlackBerry Alive (Bloomberg)
Prior to BlackBerry, Chen was CEO of Sybase, which he sold to SAP.

Comcast Expands X1 Features
(Multichannel News)

NBCUniversal Is Using Big Data to Launch Its Audience Targeting Platform (Ad Week)

SAP and Ariba: Morphing or Moving to Full EDI Network Replacement and Support? (Spend Matters)

Boxed, a bulk shopping app, raises $25 million
No,its not really like Jet; Early investor First Round Capital joined up again in this round.

Manufacturing activity grows at weaker pace in Philly region (AP via