Friday, November 25, 2011

2012: Big Data, Hadoop

6 reasons why 2012 could be the year of Hadoop — Cloud Computing News

With "Dryad", Microsoft Is Trying to Democratize Big Data

Microsoft Billion Dollar Businesses

Microsoft Has A Dozen Billion Dollar Businesses -- Do You Know What They Are?

  • Windows: $19B
  • Office: $15B

    STEVE BALLMER'S NIGHTMARE: How Microsoft's Business Actually Could Collapse

    Microsoft has sales of nearly $70 billion a year, annual profits approaching $20 billion, nearly $60 billion in cash, and is still growing sales around 10% per year.

    But somehow, many people in Silicon Valley are convinced that Microsoft is going to collapse. Soon. Like in the next few years.
  • Blogger vs. Blogspot

    The Difference Between Blogger and Blogspot ~ Isaac Yassar's blogspot

    Blogger ( is a free publishing platform owned by the giant company Google. A publishing platform means a comprehensive tool to publish articles and web-pages in a domain / website. Therefore, users don’t have to use the old school file transfer protocol (FTP) to run their websites, the platform takes care of everything.

    This platform does not have to be used with Blogspot, it can also be used with any other custom domain (such as The system is similar to Worpress.ORG: free publishing platform.

    Blogspot ( is a free domain service provider owned by the same giant: Google. The free domain provided is actually a sub domain (like This company is to support Blogger in delivering free blogging service.



    "Business of Software" conference videos

    "Business of Software" recorded presentations - great speakers!

    here is one of presentations...

    What have I learned in 40 years of developing software products that people use? -
    Dan Bricklin (VisiCalc)