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Now, What Is Hadoop? And What's Supported?

by Merv Adrian  |  July 2, 2015

Updated August 11, 2015 This perennial question resurfaced recently in a thoughtful blog post by Andreas Neumann, Chief Architect of Cask, called What is Hadoop, anyway?. Ultimately, after a careful deconstruction of...

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Strata Spark Tsunami – Hadoop World, Part One

by Merv Adrian  |  October 31, 2014

New York’s Javits Center is a cavernous triumph of form over function. Giant empty spaces were everywhere at this year’s empty-though-sold-out Strata/Hadoop World, but the strangely-numbered, hard to find, typically inadequately-sized...

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Digital Marketers Must Review The Reviewers

by Allen Weiner  |  September 1, 2012

I am reminded of a conversation with a Yellow Pages provider who bravely began to allow reviews of products and services that were offered by its client base. I also...

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F-Commerce Has Earned Its Failing Grade

by Allen Weiner  |  August 27, 2012

Of all the pre-fixed commerce trends, none has hit the ground with a thud more than Facebook’s “F-Commerce.” Don’t take my word for it: According to the survey by youth...

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Barnes & Noble and Microsoft: A Marriage Made in Study Hall

by Allen Weiner  |  April 30, 2012

The story is rather simple: Microsoft is investing in the formation of a strategic partnership in a new Barnes & Noble subsidiary referred to as "Newco," which will bring  together...

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Amazon’s Aims for Immediate E-reader Supremacy

by Allen Weiner  |  September 28, 2011

While most observers obsess about the impact of Amazon’s new tablet and its impact on Apple’s iPad and other media tablets, the real story is much less about tablets and...

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Will New Release Windows for Paperbacks Help Publishers?

by Allen Weiner  |  July 27, 2011

The New York Times had an interesting feature on a subtle change in the book publishing industry with one shortsighted goal in mind: increase print profits in a hurry. Breaking...

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No Let Up In the E-Reading Device Parade

by Allen Weiner  |  May 5, 2011

Just when you thought it was safe to go into your big box retailers and buy an “e-reader” after parsing the maze of options, two new choices loom: a new...

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Google Takes Publishers, Consumers to the Cloud

by Allen Weiner  |  December 6, 2010

Google’s entry into the digital publishing space with the launch of its eBookstore, partner program and device neutral distribution scheme is a big deal. On first look, there is the...

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B&N Launches NOOKColor

by Allen Weiner  |  November 16, 2010

Just when you thought e-reading was all black and white, Barnes & Noble tosses some color into the mix with the release of the NOOKColor, a reading device that expands...

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