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Shazam wants to use your Mac to help you identify every song you hear, be it in a coffee shop or watching YouTube videos at home. Shazam makes the jump to the desktop with new OS X app originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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Team Hortonworks now includes HP while rival Cloudera can boast of funding from Intel and In-Q-tel. Hortonworks CEO Rob Bearden on the latest Hadoop hubbub originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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Thanks to new app interoperability features in iOS 8, 1Password will soon be able to log you in with a few taps. Previously, on iOS, users had to copy and paste passwords out of password manager apps. 1Password’s planned third-party app login feature makes it the first convenient iPhone password manager originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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New app Beehive goes where many tech companies have gone -- and failed -- before. It tries to clean up the "noisy" social media space by offering a single app feed that tracks six of your favorite Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook "friends." One tiny new app takes on social networking’s impossible noise overload problem originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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Twitter CEO Dick Costolo suggested during the company's earnings call that it is considering algorithmically-filtered features similar to Facebook's newsfeed, but some users say if it implements a Facebook-style approach they will leave Twitter may be considering a Facebook-style feed — but would that help its growth or derail it? originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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A Cambridge, Massachusetts, startup called Nara has released a service the company claims use “deep learning artificial intelligence” to improve online personalization. Essentially, the technology works by scouring customer databases and the web, identifying attributes and connecting the dots between them. Nara’s team has some chops in neuroscience […] Startup claims it’s revolutionizing personalization with deep learning originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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Apparently the chairman of the FCC isn't a fan of Verzion's plans to throttle the speeds of customers signed up for its unlimited plans, and has asked Verizon's CEO to justify that decision. FCC to Verizon: Your throttling had better be about managing congestion, not cash originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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Hadoop far more than the one-trick pony it was once characterized as, and with its new capabilities, businesses are using it to gain real insight and add real value. Moving Hadoop beyond MapReduce originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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BitTorrent's new P2P chat app is dubbed Beep, and Windows users can now line up to become part of an invite-only test. BitTorrent starts testing Bleep, its new P2P messaging platform originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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If a $3 billion acquisition offer shocked you, prepare to faint at the latest Snapchat news: The company is reportedly in financing talks that would value it at $10 billion. Investors are placing their bets that Snapchat is the next Facebook...or at least the next WhatsApp. Snapchat reportedly in funding talks that value it at $10 billion, as much as Airbnb and Dropbox originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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Gyft, a mobile gift card company, announced Wednesday that it has been acquired by First Data, an Atlanta-based payments giant. The acquisition terms were not disclosed, as first reported by Pando Daily. While it’s not technically a major acquisition of a bitcoin company, Gyft has been […] First Data acquires Gyft, a digital gift card company beloved by bitcoin users originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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Here's what I'll be hoping to hear from Tesla's earnings on Thursday. What to watch for in Tesla’s earnings tomorrow originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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The Patent Office is a huge trove of ideas and knowledge but much of that information has been hard to obtain. A startup's powerful visual and analytics tool could change that. Powerful new patent service shows every US invention, and a new view of R&D relationships originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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A House of Lords committee has slammed the "right to be forgotten" ruling of Europe's top court, as well as the interpretation of the concept that's in the new Data Protection Directive. The “right to be forgotten” can’t work on the internet, UK Lords argue originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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The EMV transition is only a year away in the U.S. Square's merchants will be required to accept credit cards verified by embedded chips, and that means they'll need a new Square Reader. Square readies a new Reader that will accept chip-based credit cards originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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You won't need a Google+ profile anymore to use Google's Hangouts video chat, thanks to new updates that aim to make the video conferencing platform more appealing to businesses. Hangouts now work without Google+ account, Apps users get 15-person video chat originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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It's not just your phone -- your fitness devices can be used to track your location as well, according to a new study from Symantec. Your Jawbone can share your location and your fitness app can leak your data originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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Contently, a New York-based startup that specializes in content marketing, has launched a non-profit foundation that will use some of the revenue from its marketing business to fund investigative journalism Iceberg rescues Titanic: Content marketer launches fund for investigative journalism originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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Although the cloud provides the opportunity to finally close the application-integration circle, it can’t fix a broken architecture, for it might actually make things worse. Second-generation cloud architecture: breaking the application silo originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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ScratchJr is a programming language customized to help very young kids build interactive games and storage. Now a new iPad app brings it to that audience. Yes, your pre-schooler can program too originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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Sprint suffered another big subscriber loss last quarter as both prepaid and postpaid customers departed. Sprint continues to blame the exodus on its ongoing network upgrade. Different quarter, same story: Sprint customers flee as network construction grinds on originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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Microsoft announced a major update to Windows Phone at a event in China. Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1 will bring localized Cortana support to both China and the UK. With Windows Phone 8.1 update, Cortana is going international originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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The British government has given the all-clear for driverless cars to take to public roads from January 2015, when trials will begin in 3 cities. UK driverless car trials to begin within months originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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The Atlanta-based payment processor plans to announce today that it's dropped the 1 percent transaction fee on all starter plans. BitPay cuts transaction fees on starter plan, making bitcoin payment processing free (and unlimited) for merchants originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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A day after Flipkart announced $1 billion in new funding for its Indian e-tail juggernaut, Amazon says it will invest $2 billion in its own Indian operations. Amazon to pour $2B into its Indian retail business originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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