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Microstrategy Fails With Latest Facebook Social Buying App

Jobs. Cars. Pets. Rides. You can find almost anything online on places such as Craigslist, eBay and Angie’s List. What you won’t find is information about the actual buyer or seller, so you know something about the person you’re dealing with.

Enter the Electronic Marketplace for Merchandise and Activities or “Emma.” It is a new iPhone app from…

Vertica, the Analytics Behind All the Zynga Games

So you want to buy a tractor? Build a house? Scrabble? So do the more than 62 million other gamers who play Farmville daily. That’s why keeping its communities humming 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and responding to issues in real-time is no game for Zynga.

To get the job done, the company turned to Vertica, which is now owned by HP. Says…