Derrick Harris, writing for GigaOM, poses a simple question: Did Yahoo sow the seeds of its own demise with Hadoop? The server-side software was built to give Yahoo a competitive advantage, and has ended up changing the way many services interact with their servers. I – and Harris – don’t think that Hadoop is as large an issue as the recent patent trolling and firing of a brilliant research team, but it may be a contributing factor.

[Source: GigaOM]