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Say What? Top Five IT Quotes of the Week

"In the past, data was rows and columns, things that were akin to spreadsheets, names, addresses and records for sales. Now the shape of the data is so much different."

 Frank Artale, a partner with venture capital firm Ignition Partners explaining why his firm is investing in Cloudera and Big Data (InternetNews)



"The momentum is negative now and it is likely to continue negative until they have something positive about the company."

Edward Woo, a Groupon analyst at Wedbush Morgan talking about the decline of Groupon to below its IPO price (Reuters)


"It is yet another example of a government agency acting to prevent billions in new investment and the creation of many thousands of new jobs at a time when the U.S. economy desperately needs both."

Larry Solomon, senior vice president for corporate communications at AT&T, commenting on the FCC's move to block the $39 billion merger between AT&T and T-Mobile. (NewYorkTimes)


"They are going literally around the world to every antitrust jurisdiction, trying to say we're trying to put them out of business."

Oracle attorney Daniel Wall commenting on HP actions against Oracle surrounding Oracle's decision to drop support for Itanium. (Reuters)



"It's just like a username and password and if you put it out there in some public way, you're in trouble."

Francis Brown, managing partner at Stach & Liu commenting on why the Amazon EC2 cloud has serious security risks (eSecurityPlanet)





Sean Michael Kerner is a senior editor at InternetNews.com, the news service of Internet.com, the network for technology professionals. Follow him on Twitter @TechJournalist