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A startup called Leyden Energy is getting rid of a bunch of assets and patents around its lithium ion battery tech. Is it finally closing up shop? Battery startup Leyden Energy is selling off patents & equipment. Is it shutting down? originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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The Windows Phone app store is a lot better than when it launched, but that just makes its app holes more glaring — like Uber, which used to have an app (really a website in an app wrapper) until it pulled it from the platform last April. […] Windows Phone users can once again download the Uber app originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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As Hadoop moves towards establishing itself as a key data management platform for the enterprise, there is a new set of challenges it must meet to be regarded as a true contender in the field. New challenges enterprises must meet with Hadoop originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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Apple will be introducing new models -- not spec bumps -- for its iMac, Thunderbolt Display, and MacBook lines this fall, according to a new report. Report: Apple is preparing several next-gen Mac models for Yosemite’s launch this fall originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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Sprint and Google already have a history of close cooperation on consumer apps — Sprint was the only major U.S. carrier to support Google Wallet — but now it looks like they’re making their partnership more professional. In August, Sprint will start offering Google apps to small […] Sprint will start reselling Google apps to businesses originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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Need a combination tripod and timed or remote shutter for your iPhone? Consider the CaseCam, which uses a mirror that doubles as a stand, along with special software that can snap a pic from another iPhone or after a certain amount of time. For $40, CaseCam lets you be in that group picture taken on your iPhone originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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Otter Media, the adorably named joint venture between AT&T and the Chernin Group, is about to buy a majority stake in Fullscreen, according to a Recode report. The deal would value Fullscreen between $200 and $300 million, according to Recode. Fullscreen is a one of a […] AT&T and Chernin joint-venture is reportedly buying Fullscreen originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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Enterprises have overwhelmingly committed to accelerating their transition to new technologies, with the goal in mind to free up IT investment dollars in order to create more strategic business-changing applications and to have more agility in implementing ongoing change. How new data created new products in the second-quarter 2014 originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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Attention, ISPs who have vague terms of service or promise one thing and then fail to deliver: The FCC is keeping an eye on you. The FCC reminds ISPs they can’t mess with broadband without telling the consumer originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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Foursquare's new, drastic redesign cements the app's purpose: Local discovery, not check-ins. But will consumers flock to adopt the "new Foursquare"? Foursquare unveils its elegant, drastically different design. But is it too late? originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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Radionomy has relaunched Shoutcast and is now offering free hosted broadcasting with ad monetization. Shoutcast relaunches with new hosted streaming service originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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The new Synapsify Core app promises to make consumer sentiment analysis faster and easier for normals. New web app aims to bring Synapsify’s text ranking to the masses originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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Want the best broadband? Fiber to the home is increasingly the gold standard of high quality connectivity. Too bad more people can't get it. Fiber: It’s is good for your digestion and your home value! originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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North Rhine-Westphalia has decided to enforce a ban on biker gangs' logos being displayed on websites. It is not at all clear how this is supposed to happen. German state tries to ban online Hells Angels logos originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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Apple has now faced two setbacks in court this summer over how it treats and pays its blue-shirted workers. Apple’s treatment of its retail workers in spotlight again after new court ruling originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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Soon you'll be able to take a foreign language standardized tests on an Android smartphone as Duolingo opens up its certified, proctored Test Center. But will institutions accept the credential? Duolingo launches a test to certify foreign language fluency on a smartphone originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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Apple's slowing iPad sales met Apple's own expectations but nobody else's apparently. Sure, slowing growth rates aren't necessarily a good thing but there are several reasons to explain why iPad sales have slowed. Why slowing iPad sales didn’t surprise Apple and shouldn’t surprise you originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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Fans of the Lowe’s Iris smart home platform can now automate their pet doors, garage doors, hoses and window blinds. The hose timer is actually pretty interesting, especially for folks that might not have an irrigation system or just want to water some plants while they […] Lowe’s adds to its Iris smart home device portfolio originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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EMC's CEO has not met with activist investor Elliott Management yet, but when he does, he'll likely argue that breaking up (the federation) is hard, and the wrong thing to do. EMC’s Tucci: I haven’t talked to Elliott. Yet. originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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The London startup's product, Overleaf, lets researchers collaborate on scientific papers that use the LaTeX markup language. Macmillan invests in “Google Docs for researchers” firm WriteLaTeX originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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After years as a toy company, LittleBits is ready to advance to the next phase of its strategy -- becoming a platform that makes it easy for novices to build and prototype hardware. LittleBits launches a cloud bit and turns from toy maker to hardware revolutionary originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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A search involving dogs, a helicopter and hundreds of volunteers came to a happy conclusion after a drone owner lent his gadget to the efforts. Drone pilot locates missing 82-year-old man after three-day search originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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The Lumia 530 is a Windows Phone smartphone retailing unlocked for under 100 euros. Microsoft updates its low-end Lumia Windows Phone sales champ originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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Not to be outdone by recent announcements from Amazon and Box, Dropbox unveiled new updates to its Dropbox for Business plan, including the ability to make folders view-only to make Dropbox links password-protected. Dropbox launches a slew of new features for its enterprise customers originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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The 3-year-old San Francisco company will use the money to hire more people ahead of its commercial launch later this year. Drone startup Airware raises $25M Series B to build out its staff originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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