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On Monday, Cisco added BT, Deutsche Telekom, Equinix to a roster of partners building Cisco-based clouds based on -- yes -- Cisco hardware. Cisco hopes 30 new Intercloud partners will build more Cisco-based clouds originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Web analytics firm Chartbeat says it is the first to be certified by the Media Ratings Council for a new way of measuring the actual attention of readers, as part of a move to get publishers and advertisers to stop focusing only on clicks and pageviews Chartbeat gets certified to measure attention, tries to move advertising away from clicks and pageviews originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Add this one to the is-Amazon-Prime-still-a-good-deal? file: Amazon is cutting back on Amazon Mom, its discount program for parents. Amazon cuts the benefits again in Amazon Mom, its Prime program for parents originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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A new Kickstarter project wants to make building hardware easier for everyone. While it is a product for makers, it's also part of a bigger effort make hardware move at software speeds. A new Kickstarter project aims to make hardware development move at software speeds originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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What new hardware could Apple be planning to launch alongside OS X Yosemite? For starters, a new iMac with a high-resolution screen, according to a new report. Report: An iMac with retina display will launch this fall alongside OS X Yosemite originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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The review, which should result in recommendations by the end of the year, is being led by the CEO of a sharing economy firm and does not have workers' rights as an explicit part of its terms of reference. UK launches “sharing economy” review, but don’t expect deep examination of workers’ rights originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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I got more than I bargained for when I tried the new "Tinder-for-cuddling" app. On-demand intimacy comes with a price -- your safety. I snuggled with a stranger using new app Cuddlr, and my fellow cuddlee had a gun originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Every year, I generally buy a new iPhone and the best Android handset that meets my needs. Now that Apple has a larger phone and a more open approach with iOS 8, this year may be an exception. I like the iPhone 6 so much that I may not buy a new Android: Review originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Jawbone's latest iOS app doesn't require its own fitness tracker, but it can pull in data from Apple Health instead. Jawbone’s new iOS app doesn’t require an Up wristband originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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After courts in Hamburg and Berlin upheld bans on Uber's services, the company announced the opening of its traditional-taxi-friendly UberTaxi service in those cities. Uber tries to get German cab drivers on board with UberTaxi launch originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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The now $2.1 billion deal has passed regulatory muster and should close October, 1, according to IBM and Lenovo. IBM-Lenovo server deal nearly done originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Circle, one of the giants of the bitcoin world, is finally allowing the general public to try out the service. Its offering is tailored to the global market. Circle opens its global bitcoin service to the public in 7 languages originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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With the new Helium software, the OpenDaylight Project wants to make its version of software defined networking the de-facto standard for the tech industry. OpenDaylight unveils Helium, a new software release to replace Hydgrogen originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Back in June, the European Commission started sniffing around Apple’s tax arrangements in Ireland, to see whether the Irish government’s acceptance of the firm’s elaborate tax avoidance tricks amounted to unlawful state aid. According to a Sunday Financial Times report, the Commission now has its preliminary […] Apple could be liable for billions of euros in fines, as EU reportedly prepares tax accusations originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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While Oracle has a cloud platform that it’s been trying to spread to the masses for a few years, the biggest deal regarding the new cloud upgrade is supposedly the ability for people to use Oracle’s database in the cloud or on-premise in their own environment. Oracle launches upgraded cloud platform with its database and Java available as a service originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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The tech world is excited about the smart home, but for most consumers, the idea of paying more for a connected device that doesn’t offer much new functionality and opens them up to risks is a tough sell. One day our homes will be smart, but we have a long way to go. Here’s how we’ll get there originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Many health apps rely on a phone's built-in camera, and the resulting images can tell us a lot about ourselves, our drugs, our parasites, and more. Our selfies, ourselves: What doctors can learn from our smartphone pics originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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How will the release of iOS 8 and the iPhone 6 affect my determination to use Apple's mobile technology in as much of my daily workflow as possible? How I plan to incorporate iOS 8 and an iPhone 6 Plus into my workflow originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Thisweek, Amazon Web Services and Rackspace both needed to launch major reboots of their infrastructure due to a non-disclosed Xen issue. The week of the big cloud reboots originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Samsung has long been a leader in Chromebook sales but even that's not enough to keep the company selling Chrome OS laptops -- or other notebooks -- in Europe as the PC market is struggling. A Samsung surprise: No more Chromebooks (or other laptops) in Europe originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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The allegations are based on an email from early 2012, in which U.S. commerce officials say EU Home Affairs Commissioner Cecilia Malmström was concerned about new European data protection proposals and kept them updated about timing and other details. EU home affairs chief secretly worked with US to undermine new privacy laws, campaigners claim originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Recent data suggests that people's interest in apps is waning. But is that what's actually going on? Cheer up, the mobile app economy isn’t doing that badly — but it is maturing originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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On Wednesday night, AWS tolds its customers about a planned EC2 reboot due to what came to be known as a Xen issue; a full two days later, Rackspace does the same, on a Friday night. Two days after Amazon’s notice went out, Rackspace warns its customers of Xen-focused reboot originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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China is a looming market for businesses worldwide. But if they want to make the most of it, they'd better put their web gear -- all their web gear -- inside, not nearby, China. Cracking the performance code of the Great Firewall of China originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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When Ericsson invested millions into platform-as-a-service startup Apcera, it wasn't just about gaining an equity stake in a fast-growing company. On this week's Structure Show podcast, Apcera's Derek Collison and Ericsson's Jason Hoffman discuss the strategic value and how governance and cloud are a great marriage. Why cloud computing is still a hard sell, but doesn’t have to be originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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