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Hortonworks IPO - Why Now?

by Merv Adrian  |  November 17, 2014

Last week, many observers were surprised when Hortonworks' S-1 for an initial public offering (IPO) was filed. And there are good reasons to be surprised. Why now? CEO Rob Bearden told...

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Finding a Spark at Yahoo!

by Nick Heudecker  |  December 19, 2013

Recently I had an opportunity to learn a little more about Apache Spark, a new in-memory cluster computing system originally developed at the UC Berekeley AMPlab. By moving data into memory,...

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Hadoop Summit Recap Part One - A Ripping YARN

by Merv Adrian  |  July 10, 2013

I had the privilege of keynoting this year's Hadoop Summit, so I may be a bit prejudiced when I say the event confirmed my assertion that we have arrived at...

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Yahoo Goes Big and Buys Tumblr

by Allen Weiner  |  May 19, 2013

In what has been a relatively slow year for big acquisitions in the tech world, Yahoo’s board has approved a billion-dollar-plus layout to buy Tumblr, a blogging platform that has...

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Can Marissa Mayer Restore the Yodel?

by Allen Weiner  |  July 16, 2012

Keeping a secret is a mighty task in a time when whispers are heard ‘round the world but Yahoo pulled one off by naming Google executive Marissa Mayer as its...

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Yahoo 2012

by Allen Weiner  |  January 24, 2012

Yahoo’s brand spankin’ new CEO Scott Thompson had his coming out party at what turned out to be a rather curious Q4 earnings call. The numbers are the numbers: up...

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The Bartz Era at Yahoo Comes to a Sudden Close

by Allen Weiner  |  September 6, 2011

Some 75 days after giving CEO Carol Bartz a vote of confidence, Yahoo’s board has announced a leadership reorganization under which Timothy Morse has been named interim Chief Executive Officer,...

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Hadoop Distributions And Kids' Soccer

by Merv Adrian  |  July 19, 2011

The big players are moving in for a piece of the Big Data action. IBM, EMC, and NetApp have stepped up their messaging, in part to prevent startup upstarts like...

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Yahoo’s Take on The News

by Allen Weiner  |  July 6, 2010

True to its word, Yahoo is making good on two of its promises: 1) the company said it would take a new view of its role in search and 2)...

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Yahoo-Microsoft Deal Approved; Google Books, Not So Much

by Allen Weiner  |  February 19, 2010

It is a good time to be a lawyer The U.S. Department of Justice has given its approval to the Microsoft-Yahoo search deal which will add search results from Microsoft’s...

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