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The biggest webmail providers in Germany will soon encourage their customers to use full-blown end-to-end email encryption. The providers, including Deutsche Telekom and United Internet, will next month roll out a browser plugin that’s supposed to make traditionally laborious PGP technology easier to use – and […] Germany pushes for widespread end-to-end email encryption originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…

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Announced in September, the Apple Watch is nearly here; expected to ship in April. There are still many remaining questions about the wearable and Apple is likely to answer them all at its “Spring Forward” event in San Francisco at 10am PT, Monday, March 9. I’ll […] Live blog: The Apple Watch “Spring Forward” event originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…

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Last week, I waxed poetic about the largest iPhone Apple makes, the iPhone 6 Plus. If I told you a week later that I bought a new MacBook, you’d be forgiven for thinking I would write an article about how much I missed the Texas-sized 17-inch […] How I manage my creative process on an 11-inch MacBook Air originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…

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Much has been written about the need to involve girls in coding, but the best path to success is to get them excited about using computers as tools to build what they’re interested in or solve their problems. It’s not about teaching any particular language — but in […] How to get (and keep) girls jazzed about programming originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…

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Thanks to a handy set of scripts, you’ve long been able to install an instance of Linux on a Chromebook and switch between the two platforms with a simple keypress. What if you could run Linux inside the Chrome OS environment in its own window, though? […] How to run Linux in a window inside Chrome OS originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…

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On Monday, Apple is holding a special event starting at 10 a.m. PT. Gigaom will be there to liveblog, and you can stream the video online from a Mac or iOS device. Unfortunately, Apple doesn’t provide an agenda for its special events, so we had to come […] Apple event preview: Apple Watch, Apple Watch, maybe a MacBook originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…

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We all know IoT is going to be huge, and as with most technology, the industrial IoT will eventually eclipse its consumer equivalent. But it is certainly in no rush. From smart socks to smart homes, consumer tech is flying off the shelves, but industrial IoT […] The future of industrial IoT might be wearables originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…

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We’re currently shifting from the Information Age to the Intelligence Age. The Intelligence Age will be characterized by autonomous communication between intelligent devices that are sensitive to a person’s presence and respond by performing a specific task that enhances that person’s lifestyle.  The shift is driven […] How the internet of things will power the Intelligence Age originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…

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In the beginning, public cloud was the only choice. If you had an existing environment on-premise, colocated or with another web hosting company, you couldn’t connect it up to the public cloud. You could set up your own site-to-site VPN across the internet, but this had […] Public cloud providers’ end game shouldn’t surprise anyone originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…

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Although having a laugh at so-called “enterprise clouds” is a respected pastime in some circles, there’s an argument to be made that they do serve a legitimate purpose. Large-scale public clouds such as Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, and Google Compute Engine are cheap, easy and […] Why boring workloads trump intergalactic scale in HP’s cloud biz originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…

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It’s been more than seven years since the introduction of the first Kindle. Ebooks market share seems to be stabilizing at around one third of total books sold in the U.S. according to the latest reports. But ebooks are just the beginning–the detonator, in a way, of a […] One big way that book publishing startups can succeed now originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…

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In the past, I tried my best to use Apple’s iPod Nano as a watch. Charging it each and every night, syncing it to my Mac, even strapping it to my arm with a custom watch band case. In the end everything I tried did not work […] Why my iPhone is the best watch I’ve ever owned originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…

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When people put on a virtual reality headset for the first time, they almost always try to do two things: look at their hands and walk around. It’s a natural impulse, but an ability VR headset makers have shied away from because of the technical challenge […] Hands on with the HTC Valve Vive virtual reality headset originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…

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As far as founders go, the Yik Yak fellas are some of the quietest. Georgia-based Brooks Buffington and Tyler Droll stayed out of the Silicon Valley limelight during the early days of their social networking app’s meteoric growth. The tech world didn’t start paying attention to […] Q&A with two elusive entrepreneurs: The Yik Yak founders originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…

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In the final run up before the Apple Watch launches, an interesting rumor made the rounds: Google is allegedly working on bringing Android Wear watch support to iPhones. On the surface that may sound odd: Why would Google even consider such a thing? The reality is: […] Mobile recap: iOS Android Wear; Pebble Time Steel; Huawei Nexus originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…

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Google has reportedly hired a team to build a version of the Android operating system for virtual reality headsets, the Wall Street Journal reports. Vice president of product management Clay Bavor and engineering director Jeremy Doig are leading the VR team, which includes “tens of engineers,” according […] Report: Android OS coming to virtual reality headsets originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…

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Pandora is looking to add a paid day pass to its service later this year, company executives revealed during Pandora’s investor day Thursday. The day pass will give users a way to listen without advertising interruptions, and they won’t have to subscribe to the company’s Pandora […] Pandora to release day pass for ad-free listening originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…

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The internet of things when applied to enterprises will take a lot of people out of business, will reduce the profitability of a lot of businesses and it will move massive gains to other businesses, according to Charlie Peters, senior executive vice president at Emerson, the […] Transparency, immediacy and productivity: How IoT will rock your biz originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…

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On Monday, Apple will officially launch the Apple Watch, its first completely new product since the iPad was introduced in 2010 as well as its first major launch under CEO Tim Cook. Gigaom will be covering what Apple has in store live from the Yerba Buena Center on Monday. But Apple […] What Apple Watch does, in Tim Cook’s own words originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…

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There are two good reasons to pay attention to the The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, which is Tina Fey’s new series that debuted Friday on Netflix. The first reason is that the show, about a young woman rebuilding her life in New York City after 15 years in […] Tina Fey’s new Netflix show is here for weekend binge-watching originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…

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After incurring the wrath of its driver community, Lyft has changed how it’s handling the promised $1,000 bonuses to new drivers. Since the company failed to process some applications in time, it’s extending the paperwork processing deadline until March 13th so people aren’t shut out from their reward. […] After drivers revolt, Lyft apologizes and extends $1000 promo originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…

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The Federal Trade Commission’s website just got a whole lot safer for people to peruse after the government agency said Friday that it now supports HTTPS encryption. While it used to provide secure transport for the parts of the website that dealt with sensitive information like […] As FTC adds encryption to its website, government remains unsure on corporate use originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…

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Hui Wang has seen the nature of online fraud change a lot in the 11 years she’s been at PayPal. In fact, a continuous evolution of methods is kind of the nature of cybercrime. As the good guys catch onto one approach, the bad guys try to avoid […] How PayPal uses deep learning and detective work to fight fraud originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…

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Consumer gadget enthusiasts might have fawned over the new Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge and the Huawei Watch at Mobile World Congress, but if you are an internet of things geek, the most interesting device at MWC was probably at the other end of the Fira Gran […] Meet Sens’it, a gadget that lets you play with Sigfox’s IoT network originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…

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Wiper, an ephemeral messaging app that launched in 2014, has a reputation as a Snapchat clone, but it’s actually closer to Line, which uses over-the-top messaging as a platform to sell stickers, games, and other entertainment and services. Taking a kitchen-sink approach to messaging apps, Wiper […] Wiper thinks messaging apps could be the key to bitcoin payments originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…

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