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Source: http://gizmodo.com/5887838/please-stop-making-more-pinterests

Please Stop Making More PinterestsPinterest! It is the hottest social media whatever the hell it is out there. Is there a Pinterest button on this site yet? (No? Jeremy, please get on that!) Because Pinterest should be everywhere, and everything should be Pinterest.

Pinterest! Pinterest! Pinterest!

Journalists! If you are writing a story about something, and you do not mention Pinterest, what are you thinking, really? I don’t care what your story is about, you still need to mention Pinterest. Steve Jobs? Mention Pinterest! Mitt Romney? Mention Pinterest! Genocide? Mention Pinterest! What do you mean that’s in poor taste? Mention it, Goddamn you! Mention Pinterest!

Similarly, if you are starting a company and it is not a Pinterest clone, I feel bad for you son. All the big baller VCs in the valley need a Pinterest hook right now if you expect them to relate to you. If your turd factory isn’t a Pinterest spin-off you might as well not even share your poop with me. Because I won’t care! Each and every elevator pitch is now required to begin with “It’s like Pinterest for _____

You don’t believe me? To fucking wit:

Chill: Pinterest for Video
Gentlemint: Pinterest for men
Linterest: Pinterest for Jeremy Lin!
Urbantag: Pinterest for places!
Sinterest: Pinterest for porn!
Grooblin: Pinterest for social events!
Stylesays: Pinterest for fashion!
Polyvore: Pinterest for fashion!!
Usabila: Pinterest for designers!
Shopalong: Pinterest for Shopping!
Pinspire: Pinterest for Pinterest!
Currently Obsessed: Pinterest for Stalkers!
Etc: Etc Etc

But clearly, there are some market holes. So, hang on, I’m going to start like 20 businesses for you real quick. Please immediately launch Pinterests for: Magazines, blogs, dead people, cats, the gays, sexual positions, fires, trees, the homeless, gingers, medical professionals, Latvians, figs, horses, websites about Barack Obama, air travel, banana slugs, butt plugs, anger, fear, hate, sadness, crying alone in the park, other emotions, cars, guys who like to have sex with cars, Mitt Romney’s old man balls, javascript libraries, the Taliban, pure uncut molly experiences, Skrillex, butterscotch, and of course women. That there isn’t a Pinterest for women yet just fucking amazes me. It’s obvious. Billion dollar idea.

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Friday, February 24th, 2012 Uncategorized No Comments

Linux Will Eat Oracle’s Lunch in 2012, Says Analyst (ORCL)

Source: http://www.businessinsider.com/analyst-red-hat-suse-to-take-a-big-bite-out-of-oracle-in-2012-2012-1


Larry Ellison

In 2012, a shocking number of enterprises will slink away from Oracle into the arms of competitors Red Hat and SUSE, new market research finds. This comes even though Oracle has its own flavor of Linux that is basically a copy of Red Hat’s.

Worse, this is a part of a bigger trend to move away from Oracle’s most important product, its database, says Jay Lyman, an open source analyst for market research firm The 451 Group told Business Insider.

“Oracle is still strong but the challenge from Linux is growing,” says Lyman.

Oracle has tens of thousands of customers of Solaris, a version of Unix, the go-to operating system in the 1990s and 2000s for powerful or highly technical uses including databases.

Over the past few years, many of those users are leaving Solaris (and other forms of Unix) and going to Linux, which has proven to be equally capable and a whole lot cheaper. When they do, they are more likely to start using new high-performing open source databases, known as NoSQL, Hadoop and Casandra, Lyman says.

In a survey of 165 IT professionals done by The 451 Group, 67% were planning to spend more money with Red Hat for servers that run their databases and only 6% plan to spend less. Meanwhile, 55% plan to spend less with Oracle and only 9% will spend more for either Oracle’s Linux or Solaris in 2012.

Ouch.

Lyman points out that this same trend will also affect IBM and Hewlett-Packard.

Oracle inherited its Unix operating system when it bought Sun Microsoft’s in 2009 for $7.4 billion. But Oracle thought it was fixing the problem of users ditching Unix for Linux when it created a clone of Red Hat Enterprise Linux. This is a perfectly legit thing to do. RHEL is itself an open source flavor of Linux.

But in Oracle’s typical marketing flamboyance, it called its version of RHEL “Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel”  indicating that its Linux was more reliable and performed faster. In 2010 Oracle tried again.  It made another splashy introduction of another version of Unbreakable Linux. This version of Linux was designed to work especially well with its database, with Oracle saying it was 75 to 200 percent faster.

But the 451 Group’s research indicates that so far, enterprises aren’t buying it.

Oracle has been asked for comment.

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