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The work-collaboration startup that launched to the public in February 2014 is valued at $1.12 billion, Slack lands $120M for its collaboration software and is now a billion-dollar company originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Facebook has come under fire before for manipulating the newsfeeds of its users without their knowledge, and now a Mother Jones report says the social network's experiments may have significantly affected voter turnout in the 2012 elections Facebook’s secret newsfeed experiments affected voter turnout in the 2012 election originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Redbox Instant shutting down was a defeat for both Redbox and Verizon, but the telco footed most of the bill. After Redbox Instant shutdown, Verizon is shouldering the majority of costs originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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In this webinar, our panel will delve into how to evaluate marketing analytics systems and integration options, plus they'll examine the pros and cons of each. Join Gigaom Research and our sponsor Teradata on November 6. Gigaom Research webinar: Marketing and analytics: Disharmony’s not an option originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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After its successful iPhone 6 launch, Sprint has decided to experiment more with its new leasing plans. It's renting just two Android phones for now, but we'll likely see more to come. Sprint expands its iPhone 6 rental program to the Galaxy S5 and S5 Sport originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Amazon Web Services, which debuted in 2006, has a huge lead in public cloud. But it's unclear how long that lead will last, as Microsoft and Google gear up their IaaS efforts. Just how big is Amazon Web Services’ lead? It depends on whom you ask originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Salesforce.com has taken the wraps off its first EU-sited data center in Slough, England, little more than a week after Amazon opened up its second European facility in Frankfurt. The SaaS CRM giant will also open two data centers in France and Germany next year, with all […] Salesforce opens first European data center in UK originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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New features added to BBM messenger allow the sender to retract a message or set a time limit for the recipient to view it. BlackBerry adds Snapchat-style self-destructing messages to BBM originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Microsoft's newest device is meant to keep you healthy and productive. I bought one last night and see great promise with a few future improvements. My first impression? Great for health tracking and not bad as a smartwatch. First look at the Microsoft Band: A health tracker on steroids originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Amazon’s first phone hasn’t exactly been a runaway success — and Amazon’s blaming its pricing. In an interview with Fortune, Amazon SVP of devices David Limp said that Amazon “didn’t get the price right.” When the Fire Phone debuted, it cost essentially the same as an iPhone: […] You can expect the next Amazon Fire Phone to be less expensive originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Samsung's got two new phones intended for emerging markets. They use the same body construction as the decidedly premium Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy Alpha. Facing margin pressure, Samsung makes cheaper versions of its nicest phones originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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The social network has come out with a .onion address that works with SSL and lets users access Facebook without disclosing their true location. Facebook becomes directly accessible through Tor’s anonymity network originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Everyday access to renewable resources is still a challenge. Windpax is out to change that with the world’s first portable, collapsible wind turbine. Whether it’s a campsite in Yosemite or a village in Africa, just a simple breeze can help light a dark night or charge a phone in remote locations. Sponsored post: Personal wind turbine: startup gives you power on a cloudy day originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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U.S. cloud companies see China as a huge opportunity. Now IBM SoftLayer is partnering with Tencent Cloud to bring cloud and SaaS applications to that market. IBM SoftLayer to build Chinese cloud presence with help from Tencent originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Joyent wants the world to know that it has been using containers within its own cloud infrastructure for roughly a decade and is hoping to attract new customers with the fact. Joyent gets $15M in funding and tries to jump on the container bandwagon originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Prime minister Viktor Orban says Hungary will hold a national consultation on the matter from January, but for now the people have spoken. Hungary puts internet tax plans on ice following heavy protests originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Jonathan Heiliger and Michael Skok are both leaving the VC firm to pursue their own, separate, efforts. Heiliger and Skok to exit North Bridge Venture Partners originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Andy Rubin is leaving Google just months after he moved on within the company to focus on robotics. Android founder Andy Rubin is reportedly leaving Google originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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While web companies are building massive-scale data warehouses on top of Hadoop and analyzing data in every manner under the sun, Lockheed Martin is trying to help its government systems embrace a new world without breaking their mainframes. A reminder from Lockheed Martin that big data can be a slow process originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Robots are generally programmed to keep a steady gait. But birds constantly speed up and slow down to accommodate obstacles. Copying their movement could help robots be safer and more efficient. Birds (and dinosaurs) have a thing or two to teach running robots originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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The Intercept -- a magazine that is part of Pierre Omidyar's First Look Media -- has written a piece about the departure of Matt Taibbi, who was supposed to be running another of First Look's magazines, and the glimpse inside the company is not a pretty one First Look finds the hard part isn’t the journalism, it’s reinventing how a newsroom works originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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The latest shift in Twitter's management is the head of product. Will Twitter's staff departures help fix its biggest problem? More changes at Twitter as its head of product is replaced originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Announcing some parties for Roadmap 2014, featuring the Hoff and KITT, designer Gadi Amit, media artist Reza Ali and more! Come hang out with us for a kickoff event and an after party at Roadmap 2014! originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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It's not really surprising that Microsoft's Band smartwatch will work with Android and iOS as well as Windows Phone as we heard rumors suggesting it would. It's a bigger deal than you'd think though if history is any indication. How important is cross-platform support to the Microsoft Band? originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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This new app uses a visual perception technique called a D-Fence to make your disappearing pictures a little more private. This company invented a weird trick to stop people from taking ephemeral message screenshots originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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