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I Agree with Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer! 
But not for the reason, Pierre M. Coupet states:

For one and only one reason:   Only virtual organizations should have a virtual workforce, otherwise, the only result you will get out of a virtual workforce is Virtual Chaos. http://bit.ly/ZLJ7vc

For the following reason, John Gapper states

— Bosses are reining in staff because they can -  lack of demand for workers (even at Yahoo). http://on.ft.com/VQ6ujM

image credit @FT.com

I Agree with Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer!

But not for the reason, Pierre M. Coupet states:

For one and only one reason:   Only virtual organizations should have a virtual workforce, otherwise, the only result you will get out of a virtual workforce is Virtual Chaos. http://bit.ly/ZLJ7vc

For the following reason, John Gapper states

— Bosses are reining in staff because they can -  lack of demand for workers (even at Yahoo). http://on.ft.com/VQ6ujM

image credit @FT.com

Yahoo to cut 2,000 jobs
By Richard Waters in San Francisco
(New CEO) comments appeared to confirm reports that Yahoo is planning to disband its large, centralised product development group, handing more control to smaller units as part of an attempt to speed up the creation of new services.
Why do Tech Companies go the centralization route, only to become mired in bureaucracy and lak of ability to innovate. Must be the MBA’s. Entrepreneurs do not organize this way.  

(Source: ft.com)

Hadoop Commercialization coming from Cloudera
Yahoo, Google, Facebook use Hadoop to customise what folks see on dynamic homepages and to suggest long-lost friends on Facebook, LinkedIn etc. Map reduce searches in batch the masses of data sharded over many data servers. 
Yahoo is estimated to have spent tens of millions of dollars developing Hadoop, which remains open-source software that anyone can use or modify.
Thanks to Doug Cutting and Yahoo. Pic credit, NY Times .

Hadoop Commercialization coming from Cloudera

Yahoo, Google, Facebook use Hadoop to customise what folks see on dynamic homepages and to suggest long-lost friends on Facebook, LinkedIn etc. Map reduce searches in batch the masses of data sharded over many data servers. 

Yahoo is estimated to have spent tens of millions of dollars developing Hadoop, which remains open-source software that anyone can use or modify.

Thanks to Doug Cutting and Yahoo. Pic credit, NY Times .