Hadoop Summit

Last month Yahoo! held the first Apache Hadoop Summit in Santa Clara, CA. I really wanted to go but had scheduled our family vacation to Austin, TX for that same ...

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Compete acquired by Taylor Nelson Sofres

Compete the company I co-founded with Reed Cundiff was acquired today by Taylor Nelson Softres . Reed and I started Compete in the post-apocalyptic, post-bubble fall of 2000. It was ...

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Ask.com gets Compete-ized

The power of free data APIs continues to amaze me. It was a little less than a year ago that Compete partnered with Mashery to power it’s free data API. ...

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Team Reddit Rocks!

A couple of weeks ago I commented (Go Disqus! Go!) on a post by Alexis Ohanian where he referenced Compete’s Top Moving Sites of 2007 list. Alexis was nice enough ...

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Compete.com overtakes Alexa!

Congratulations to the team at Compete for eclipsing Alexa! It was just a year ago that we launched Compete.com. We weren’t sure what would happen by opening up the aggregate ...

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Lots and lots of worthless data

These are the slides from my talk on turning seemingly worthless data into a valueable asset. I presented these at the Business of APIs conference in San Francisco yesterday. I’ll ...

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