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With growing adoption, signs of revenue, and the prominence of mature vendors, OpenStack clearly stands at an inflection point in 2015. What to know about OpenStack for 2015 originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…

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In a perfect world, you wouldn’t have to search your phone for the app that you need. Instead, your smartphone might surface the right app at just the right time. Sounds good, right? It’s coming to Google Now for Android, at least on a small scale. […] With new apps, Google Now may be your future home screen originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…

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In an attempt to hold what was once an experimental viral-content lab to higher standards of conduct, BuzzFeed has published a new comprehensive standards and ethical guidelines document that tells staff what they should and shouldn't do BuzzFeed gets serious with editorial standards and ethics guide originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…

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Vine has released a new app just for kids. It features age-appropriate content in a similar six-second video format to the grownup Vine. The videos are held by little cartoon creatures, and children can swipe left to see new ones. The concept came from Vine’s hack week, […] There’s now a kid-friendly Vine originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…

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If you were looking for surprise winners out of the $44.9 billion 4G spectrum auction that ended Thursday, then you’ll likely be disappointed. Only four operators paid more the $1 billion for their licenses and they’re the one’s everyone expected to win: AT&T, Verizon, Dish Network […] AT&T, Verizon, Dish were the big spenders at 4G auction originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…

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It’s said that familiarity breeds contempt in personal relationships. In the NFL, it might also breed predictability. Although the New England Patriots and their coach Bill Belichick are often called unpredictable, it turns out that machine learning models are actually pretty good at guessing what they’ll do. Alex Tellez, […] A model that can predict the unpredictable New England Patriots originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…

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Verizon said on Friday it will soon launch an program that will allow its customers to opt out of “supercookies,” a pervasive customer tracking tool that records all activity on the mobile web or mobile apps. Verizon customers today can already opt out of receiving advertising […] Verizon eats its supercookies: Lets users opt out of ID tracking originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…

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I thought we’d be over hubs by now, but I was wrong. They are still coming hot and heavy, and if the Consumer Electronics Show was any indication, there are still more heading our way. So instead of doing deep dives into what I think is a […] The deluge continues: 3 smart home hubs worth checking out originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…

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Mike Rothenberg of Rothenberg Ventures wants the world to know that virtual reality is a present, not future, platform, and he is out to prove it with a new startup accelerator. The River accelerator announced its first class today, and the participating companies are bringing virtual […] Meet the River virtual reality accelerator’s first startups originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…

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Today's retailers must understand and service customers that operate both online and in-store and expect their chosen brands to be available anytime and on multiple devices. How brands can entice and maintain the “everywhere customer” originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…

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The DevOps community looking for rapid service provisioning for many concurrent users is increasingly adopting of Platform-as-a-service (PaaS). PaaS provides tools, manages dependencies and handles integrations with software and middleware, which is often required to manage the complete life cycle of building, testing and delivering services […] Gigaom Research webinar: Continuous monitoring: modern security for modern infrastructure originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…

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Talk about an app store dichotomy: Microsoft’s new version of Outlook is a chart-topper on iPhones but a big miss on Android handsets based on their respective app stores. Of course, this is just one day after the company released what used to be Accompli for iOS and […] Why Outlook for mobile is a hit on iOS and a miss on Android originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…

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Former Guardian digital editor and Columbia University professor Emily Bell says social platforms like Facebook and Google need to work with journalists and media organizations to protect principles like free of speech and freedom of the press Emily Bell: Social networks and journalists need to work together originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…

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4G services are finally coming to Chicago’s subways. Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile are collectively installing a $32.5 million LTE upgrade in the Chicago Transit Authority’s 22 miles of subway tunnels, allowing commuters to continue chatting, streaming and gaming when they go underground. As a Chicagoan […] The big 4 carriers will bring LTE to Chicago’s subways originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…

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Amazon Web Services already offers software development kits (SDKs) for Java, C#, Ruby, Python, JavaScript, PHP and Objective C programming languages. Now it says it will add Go (aka Go Lang) to that list. More accurately, it says it’s taken over aws-go, an SDK developed by Stripe. The […] Amazon Web Services gets with the Golang program originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…

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A crowdfunded tablet with a unique operating system is back with a new option if you’re willing to pay for it. In December, the Jolla tablet closed its Indiegogo campaign with more than four times the initial funding goal, but the campaign is now open again, says […] The Sailfish OS Jolla tablet is back with a new storage option originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…

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Dean Kamen — the inventor of countless tech products, holder of 440 patents, and probably most famous for his creation of the Segway — is “scared shitless” about the lack of emphasis on science and technology in American society today. U.S. culture celebrates entertainment and sports […] Inventor Dean Kamen wants you at his robot competitions originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…

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Google has vowed to revise its privacy policy and account settings, in order to make it clearer to people what it does with their data and give them more control. This comes as part of a settlement with the U.K. Information Commissioner’s Office, announced on Friday. The […] Google promises better privacy information to settle UK case originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…

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It has certainly been an interesting month for messaging apps in the U.S. Around the same time the New York Times penned its zeitgeist proclamation that messaging apps like Snapchat will become hubs of content and commerce like China’s WeChat, we learned from Comscore that these […] Kik CEO: “Hey internet are you listening? Messaging has peaked” originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…

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You may watch it because you’re a football fan. Or for the ads. Or simply because it’s tradition. Regardless of the reason, when the Super Bowl begins on Sunday, you’re going to want to be watching — even if you don’t have cable, or maybe not […] Where to watch the 2015 Super Bowl live online originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…

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The Indian woman whose alleged rape by an Uber driver led to the service being shut down in New Delhi has now sued the car-hailing platform in San Francisco, according to Reuters. The woman, who asked the federal court to protect her identity, said Uber’s service […] Indian rape victim sues Uber in US court originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…

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BT is stepping up its superlatives. “Superfast” broadband speeds are so 2014 – now the British telecoms giant is planning a shift to “ultrafast” broadband of up to 500 megabits per second (Mbps) or, for those willing to pay a premium, a whole gigabit per second. […] UK’s BT lays out gigabit broadband plans with a hint of a threat originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…

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Google employs some of the world’s smartest researchers in deep learning and artificial intelligence, so it’s not a bad idea to listen to what they have to say about the space. One of those researchers, senior research scientist Greg Corrado, spoke at RE:WORK’s Deep Learning Summit on Thursday […] New to deep learning? Here are 4 easy lessons from Google originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…

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There is an alien in the space station. The motion tracker scans my surroundings, but nothing moves. I creep into the next room and duck behind a stack of cargo. The rumble of the spacecraft creeps up my spine as I stare at the tracker. Suddenly, […] Why even basic accessories can make virtual reality seem real originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…

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Nexmo, a telecom carrier that offers communications services from the cloud, had quite the 2014 as it saw the calls to various APIs double. Like its larger and better-known rival Twilio, Nexmo sells access to voice, SMS and other old-school telco services to developers, which they can embed […] Cloud telco Nexmo saw its network traffic double in 2014 originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…

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