Links 2/5/2015: First Round Capital leads Series A in medical device startup; LLR-backed Message Systems buys rival

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Velano Vascular Raises $5 Million Series A Financing Led by First Round Capital, Two Hospitals and Notable Healthcare Industry Veterans (Business Wire)
First Round Capital leads investment in medical device business, joined by Safeguard Scientifics and CHOP, among others. Initial funding for the company was provided by a series of angel investors in 2012, followed by an investment from Startup PHL. Velano has offices in Philadelphia and San Francisco.

LLR Partners portfolio company Message Systems Buys Rival Port25 Solutions To Create Email Infrastructure Giant (TechCrunch)

Apple Is Talking to TV Programmers About Its Own Web TV Service (Re/code)

D-Link, Sequans building eMBMS TV stick for Verizon (The Donahue Report)

Verizon to sell assets worth $10 billion to Frontier: source (Reuters)

Verizon Sells Landlines, Towers in 2 Deals for $15.6 Billion

Tableau Software finished 2014 on a high note with solid Q4 earnings (ZDNet)
Revenue grew 75%.

SAP Clarifies S/4Hana Release Dates, Licensing Terms (Information Week)

Salesforce Makes Another Bet on E-Commerce (CMS Wire)

SHI International CEO Thai Lee: 'It's A Great Time To Be In IT' (CRN)
SHI International is based in Somerset, NJ.