Samsung’s acquisition of San Francisco-based Joyent signals the
South Korean technology giant’s burgeoning interest in “big data,”
part of a broader effort to use powerful remote computers to
bolster its data analysis and the computing capabilities of its
Samsung said in a statement it will integrate Joyent into its
mobile division, though the 11-year-old company will retain both
the Joyent name and its top management, and operate at an arm’s
length from its new parent company.
Long-time readers will remember that I was a very early employee at Joyent when it was founded in 2005. I left in 2006 to write Daring Fireball full-time. Kind of funny to think that in some alternate universe I’m now a Samsung employee.