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Twitter has acquired MADBITS, a deep-learning-based computer vision startup founded by proteges of Facebook AI director Yann LeCun. It's the latest in a spate of deep learning and computer vision acquisitions that also includes Google, Yahoo, Dropbox and Pinterest. Twitter acquires deep learning startup MADBITS originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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The new SDN prototype, developed as part of the U.S. Government's DARPA CORONET program, is basically a powerful resource management system that can coordinate data flow and hand out more bandwidth when needed. AT&T, IBM Research and ACS create faster way to distribute bandwidth in the cloud originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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It's tempting to see private vs. public as something binary or black and white, but there is a whole universe of human behavior expressed through services like Twitter and Facebook that falls somewhere between those two extremes, and we need to figure out how to handle it properly It’s complicated: Why we need a new etiquette for handling what’s private and what’s public originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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Andrew Ng knows a lot about both deep learning and robotics, and he recently presented on how the former might affect the latter. Robot brains will need to train on a lot of data, and deep learning seems like a good way to do it. Robots helped inspire deep learning and might become its killer app originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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AT&T has become the third major U.S. ISP to get money for peering with Netflix. Netflix agrees to pay AT&T to speed up its video streams originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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The GAO has taken a look at broadband caps on behalf of Congress and has uncovered a few troubling things. The GAO finds a few problems with broadband data caps originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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An Apple support page for Boot Camp mentions a 2014 Mac Mini model. If Apple does release a Mac Mini refresh, it would be the system's first update in two years. Unless somebody made a typo, Apple may be planning a 2014 refresh of the Mac Mini originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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Ouch, that's gotta hurt: Hubspot is losing two key product people as it prepares its long-anticipated public offering. Hubspot’s top product and engineering guys are leaving, er “graduating” originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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Twitter's second quarter earnings pleased investors and the stock jumped 30 percent after the report came out. Twitter users are growing and the stock market is pleased originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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A new generation of hip-hop artists has been on the forefront of online music innovation, and an upcoming documentary is trying to shed a light on the intersection of hip-hop and technology. The Gigaom interview: documentary filmmaker Marguerite de Bourgoing on hip-hop and the internet originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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Here's one possibility for repurposing old TV broadcast airwaves: You could use them for TV. Nokia is experimenting with sending traditional broadcast video to mobile phones using LTE. Nokia tinkers with the idea of turning LTE into a TV broadcast network originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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Uber and Airbnb chose to forge the same partnership the same week, both striking a deal with business travel expensing company Concur. The move signals that the sharing economy is ready to move beyond its consumer audience and expand into other sectors. Uber joins Airbnb in bringing the “sharing economy” to business travel originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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3D Robotics CEO Chris Anderson said Sifteo's experience and IP portfolio when it comes to consumer electronics convinced the drone company to make the purchase. 3D Robotics buys connected toy company Sifteo originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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File sync-and-share platforms are remedying a defect in today’s operating systems, which have yet to implement virtual distributed file systems. Sector Roadmap: File sync-and-share platforms originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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The Yahoo-owned website has moved beyond a photo repository to an image licensing marketplace. Flickr expands into image licensing to take on its frenemy Getty Images originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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Medium has launched a mini-magazine about design that is sponsored by BMW, and will include articles about the auto-maker that are written by Medium staff with the help of the company's ad agency Medium becomes even more of a publisher as it experiments with sponsored content originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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Stumbleupon's new Android redesign introduces an activity center to the venerable link discovery service -- now new followers or shared links will trigger a notification. StumbleUpon rolls out a UI redesign for Android with an emphasis on social notifications originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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The startup will also improve its infrastructure for data collection and continue to add to its rapidly growing staff. It announced today that it has opened a second office in Singapore as well. Spire, formerly Nanosatisfi, raises $25M Series A round to expand its satellite fleet originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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Our fourth annual experience design conference Roadmap will kick off on November 18 and 19. Here's our first speakers and our over arching theme. Tickets on sale now. As design becomes the fabric of our connected experiences, it becomes invisible originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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Apple TV got a few more apps Tuesday, including a CNBC app that offers access to a live stream of the business news network as well as full episodes and clips. Viewers who want to watch CNBC live, or catch up on full shows, do need to sign […] Apple TV gets CNBC, Fox Now apps originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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Microsoft and Amazon Web Services both announced research grant programs on Tuesday, promising millions of hours of cloud computing resources to winning researchers, as well as access to mountains of government data. Microsoft, Amazon target climate change with cloud computing grants originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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What are the modern workforce’s expectations in terms of BYOD, collaboration style and modern tools support, and how well is IT aligned with them? Join Gigaom Research analysts and our sponsor Adobe for a live webinar discussion on August 5. Gigaom Research webinar: IT and the modern workforce originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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Looks like the Windows Phone device family is going to get larger, according to a series of leaks. In the coming months, expect a high-end HTC phone and two new Lumias running Microsoft's mobile OS. Two new Lumias and a high-end HTC device are rumored to round out the Windows Phone lineup originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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The purchase will give BlackBerry a leg up in its quest to pitch to government agencies and enterprises who want secure communications. BlackBerry buys “Merkel phone” security outfit Secusmart originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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In emerging markets, smartphones are gaining ground based on crazily low pricing. Check out this Gadget piece about recent figures from South African retail giant Pep. In the second half of 2013, 1 percent of the pre-pay phones Pep sold were smartphones. That was up to […] A reminder of how ultra-cheap Androids are taking over in emerging markets — fast originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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