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In recent months, there's been a spate of tech companies publishing their staff demographics. We've taken the liberty of turning all of them into pie charts -- for gender -- and bar graphs -- for ethnicity -- for easy comparison. Eight charts that put tech companies’ diversity stats into perspective originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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Sandstorm's indie web app platform, which is currently crowdfunding, is picking up ports at an impressive rate. Earlier this week WordPress made an appearance, and now Apache (née Google) Wave has joined the party. Remember Google’s Wave? Thanks to Sandstorm, it’s easy to start using again originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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The Berlin-based streaming success is introducing a new "Premier" tier for creators who want to get paid, which will mean the inclusion of advertising on its platform for the first time. Ads come to SoundCloud as music platform says it will pay artists originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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The Norwegian firm's browser will be the default on Microsoft's low-end Asha, Series 30+ and Series 40 phones, almost all of which will be phased out by the end of 2015. Opera Mini to nurse Microsoft’s feature phones through their dying days originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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Box must contend with Microsoft OneDrive, Google Drive, and now AWS Zocalo -- but Levie said the company's focus on managing content in complex business situations and across applications give it an advantage. In which we ask Aaron Levie how Box can compete with giants and what’s up with the IPO originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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Media companies like BuzzFeed, NowThis News and Fusion are increasingly creating content that is designed to live on other apps and services rather than just including links to their websites. This promiscuous approach to media is a smart strategy in an increasingly crowded environment Promiscuous media: News needs to go where the people are, not the other day way around originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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Botlr debuted today in the Cupertino Aloft hotel, where it is delivering small items like toothbrushes and newspapers to guests. Savioke’s first robot begins its career as a hotel bellhop originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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There's another piece of good news on the patent troll front as a new Patent Office appeals system appears to be doing its job. This month, it agreed to invalidate a map-related patent challenged by Apple and Google. Apple and Google crush map patent in early test of Patent Office’s new appeal system originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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Vine's newest feature lets users import video into the app. This is bound to delight the brands trying to reach teens, who can now produce prettier Vines, at the risk of alienating the teens themselves. Vine’s new features may help it with marketers but could repel its teen audience originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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A company called FarmLink has raised $40 million in equity capital to further its business of analyzing sensor data to determine how much food a field can ideally yield. It's just the latest in a string of investments at the intersection of agriculture and data. Sensors, sensors everywhere (but especially in the fields): FarmLink raises $40M originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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Company says combo of CloudVolumes and Horizon will expedite real-time delivery of Windows apps to desktops. VMware buys CloudVolumes to deliver apps in real time originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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Twitter has developed a system called BotMaker to deal with its spam problem. Essentially, BotMaker scans messages before they're posted, after they're posted, and as part of bulk data analyses in order to determine what's spam and then deal with them accordingly. Twitter details its anti-spam system, BotMaker originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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A battery startup with promising technology is starting to scale up a breakthrough. Startup Sakti3 says its battery could double the range of a Tesla Model S originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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Thanks to the HTC One M8, available in both a Windows Phone and Android edition, we can see which mobile platform is better optimized for longer battery life. Microsoft wins round one but Project Volta could change round two. All things being equal, Windows Phone beats Android for battery life (for now) originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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Chef, the company that provides commercial support for the open-source Chef configuration management and deployment tool, on Wednesday said noted agile development bigwig Jez Humble has joined the company as VP of engineering. Humble is the co-author of the book Continuous Delivery, which advocates for a kind […] Chef brings on agile guru as VP of engineering originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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This is pretty cool: A few Netflix engineers integrated the streaming service’s connected TV app with Hue connected light bulbs from Philips to change the colors of your living room light based on the movie you’re watching. This is similar to a recent SyFy experiment with […] Netflix hack changes colors of living room lights based on the movie you’re streaming originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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After the beheading of journalist James Foley by the terrorist group ISIS, social-media platforms like Twitter and YouTube are cracking down on the sharing of images and video of his death. But should they be the ones who decide what we can see and what we can't? Should Twitter and YouTube remove images of James Foley’s beheading, or do we have a right to see them? originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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Want to stop paying $100 for TV a month, but still have access to live television from networks like ABC and CBS? This new antenna promises a cheap fix. With this new $10 antenna, you have no excuse not to try over-the-air TV originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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VMware plans to rebrand vCloud Hybrid Services as vCloud Air, sources said. The news leaked in advance of VMworld 2014. Say so long to vCheese and hello to vCloud Air originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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Netflix's prison drama Orange is the New Black is resonating with file sharers worldwide, but the streaming company is still trailing traditional broadcasters when it comes to piracy levels. Netflix’s Orange is the New Black got pirated more than 60 million times originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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Details are sketchy but it appears Verizon is looking to band carriers together for a new global mobile app store. We've been down this road before with alternative app stores and it always ends the same: At a dead end. Sure, carriers like Verizon may want their own app store, but do customers? Nope originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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Sure, there the usual assortment of "X for Y" startups, but science and bitcoin companies abounded at startup accelerator Y Combinator's Summer 2014 demo day. Biotech, nuclear fusion, and bitcoin: Highlights of Y Combinator’s summer 2014 class originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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In this webinar, we will examine the immediate need to extend identity to customer audiences, the risks of doing so using legacy software, and the most effective path businesses can take to build for the future while recognizing value today. We will discuss real-world examples in the automotive, marketing, and other industries, and draw lessons that businesses of all sorts can use. Gigaom Research webinar: Customer-facing identity: securing and monetizing customer relationships at scale originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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The Android Security Modules (ASM) framework, proposed by U.S. and German researchers, would make it easier to install security modules on Android devices without the need for rooting or firmware updates. Researchers propose new Android security framework that could aid BYOD schemes originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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Don't miss Silicon Valley's design conference. Announcing Google’s VP Design, Android, Matias Duarte at Roadmap 2014 originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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