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Winner Of Starbucks-Square Deal? The Mobile-Payments Market

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Going deeper into Wednesday's Starbucks-Square mobile-payment announcement, it's obvious who the big winner is. And it's not necessarily Starbucks or even Square. The coffee giant has partnered with fledgling mobile-payments vendor Square to bring smartphone purchases to its 11,000 U.S. stores. It's a deal that adds weight to the argument...
Winner Of Starbucks-Square Deal? The Mobile-Payments Market

Gracenote co-founder on 'iPod day' and better music through data

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It was April 2000 when the team at Gracenote got a call from Apple that would change its business forever. Apple wouldn’t give Gracenote any specifics, but it did offer up some prescient advice: “You need to buy more servers.” A few years into Steve Jobs’s second stint as Apple’s...
Gracenote co-founder on 'iPod day' and better music through data

The unsexy side of big data: 6 tools to manage your Hadoop cluster

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Before you can get into the fun part of actually processing and analyzing big data with Hadoop, you have to configure, deploy and manage your cluster. It’s neither easy nor glamorous — data scientists get all the love — but it is necessary. Here are five tools (not from commercial...
The unsexy side of big data: 6 tools to manage your Hadoop cluster
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