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After months of waiting, Google now seems to be moving quickly when it comes to unlocking Chromebooks with trusted Android devices. Mention of the feature appeared as far back as April and finally arrived in the Chrome OS Dev channel a few weeks ago. Now, you […] Unlocking a Chromebook with an Android phone moves forward originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Clayton Christensen's model of disruption still holds true, but we’re also seeing new types emerge. Here we examine four different kinds, and ask you, readers, to weigh in with your thoughts. Beyond Christensen: new models of industry disruption originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Quite a few companies are reclaiming mobile app development these days. Some are moving outsourced development in-house, and others are consolidating line-of-business development projects under a single department. In both cases, one of the most popular questions they ask Gigaom Research is whether to go native, hybrid, or […] The case for consistency: native design isn’t always right originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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The enterprise industry is another year older … and hopefully somewhat wiser. Here’s what enterprise watchers should expect to see in 2015. More cyber attacks Sadly, this is an easy one. As bad as 2014 has been, and it has been bad, we’re just seeing the […] Where is enterprise infrastructure headed in 2015? originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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While I was living in South Africa, I bought a limited edition DVD of Star Wars: A New Hope that featured the original theatrical release of the film. A friend and I were working on a parody of the movie at the time, and we wanted it before […] The first intergalactic war will be started by spoilers originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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With smartphones like the iPhone replacing point and shoot cameras, taking the best photos possible on a device that was not originally designed to be just a camera can have its challenges. These iOS tips will help you take better iPhone photos originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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A drone carrying mistletoe at a TGI Friday’s clipped a photographer on the nose earlier this month, drawing quite a few rounds of “well, duh!” It sounds like a stupid idea. But flying drones indoors makes a lot of sense in certain situations, and there is finally […] The DJI Inspire 1: finally, a drone that flies well indoors originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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In early December, container-specialist Docker was gearing up for its Amsterdam conference and the debut of its new orchestration services and Docker Enterprise product line. But before Docker co-founder and CTO Solomon Hykes got a chance to board the plane, he got word that operating-system provider announced […] On Docker, CoreOS, open source and virtualization originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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There were some interesting developments across multiple platforms this week: Microsoft started its rollout of Lumia Denim software, Apple outlined 64-bit app deadlines, and BlackBerry officially launched its new Classic smartphone. But Google wasn’t standing still. Perhaps the most surprising news reported was that Google plans […] Mobile this week: OK Google listens more; Android-powered cars originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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HD music subscription service Tidal launched on Sonos Friday: Tidal is now available to Sonos owners in the U.S. and Canada, and the company announced that it plans to launch in the U.K. soon. Tidal’s catalog offers access to more than 25 million tracks from all […] With Tidal, Sonos adds its second HD music service originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Medium has hired someone to develop its native advertising partnerships, the first such role for the company. As Mathew Ingram previously reported, the blog company is expanding its content advertising, publishing sponsored posts that look similar to regular Medium stories. Riddhi Shah, the new hire who […] Medium hires its first head of content advertising originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Social TV service TVtag, which was previously known as GetGlue, is shutting down at the end of the year. TVtag announced the shut-down in an email to users Friday afternoon, which stated that users had just a few days left to manually request the export of […] GetGlue successor TVtag is shutting down originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Internet radio service Pandora is striking back against former members of the band the Turtles, claiming that the musicians’ lawsuits — which seek a new set of royalty payments for songs dating from before 1972 — amount to an illegal restriction on freedom of speech, and is asking a court to put a stop to the […] Pandora says new copyright claims on Oldies violate free speech originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Two studies published this week provide even more evidence that deep learning models are very good at computer vision and might be able to tackle some difficult problems. The study on computer vision, out of MIT and published in PLOS Computational Biology, shows that deep learning models can […] Deep learning now tackling autism and matching monkeys’ vision originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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It’s been four months since Uber, Lyft, and Sidecar officially launched their carpool features. And although all three rideshare companies have marketed their new carpool feature to the masses, one of them is pulling ahead: Sidecar. It has expanded its carpool option to the most cities and seen record-breaking use in the […] Here’s how Sidecar took the lead in the carpool race originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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The teenagers behind two of the most popular photography accounts on Twitter -- Earth Pics and History in Pics -- have used their viral success to start a media company aimed at helping others license and monetize similar kinds of content on social networks The teens behind EarthPix and other viral Twitter feeds go legit originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Back in September, Reddit announced a new $50 million round of funding, but what raised the eyebrows of many redditors and crypto-geeks alike was its plans to distribute 10 percent, or $5 million, of that funding round back to the community. Reddit finally gave some, albeit […] Reddit reveals its plan to distribute $5M to users: Reddit Notes originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Over the last year, Google added the “OK Google” hotword to both the Chrome browser and Chrome OS computers. It works well but there’s a catch: You need to be on a new, blank tab before speaking. Now, a new experimental feature adds “OK Google” support […] Chromebooks get an always listening “OK Google” command originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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The smart lock looks to be one of the most promising smart-home technologies in 2015, thanks to technology improvements, user convenience, and lower costs. The connected home’s next big success story: the smart lock originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Hulu doesn’t want to leave all the good shows to Netflix and Amazon: The streaming video services has signed deals with 20th Century Fox and MGM to make Hulu the exclusive subscription home for a number of shows, including Fargo, Taboo and The Comedians. However, the […] Hulu adds Fargo and other cable shows, looks more like Netflix originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Crowdfunding sites have been teasing us with inexpensive 3D printers for a year now. But in the end the first modern desktop 3D printer that costs less than $500 came from Taiwan, not Kickstarter or Indiegogo. The printer is the Da Vinci 1.0, and it is […] Da Vinci 1.0 review: a bargain 3D printer that comes at a cost originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Another year, another report from the Federal Communications Commission on the state of competition in the U.S. mobile industry, and as has been the case in the last four years, the FCC didn’t actually reach any conclusion on whether that industry is competitive. Instead the FCC […] FCC mobile competition report once again dodges its key question originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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The FCC on Friday announced a $90 million settlement with T-Mobile, making it the latest phone carrier to pay a penalty for “cramming,” which involves adding unauthorized charges to customers’ bills for subscriptions or “premium” text message services. Under the terms of the settlement, T-Mobile will pay at least $67.5 million […] T-Mobile will pay $90M over bogus charges on customer bills originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation has officially pointed to North Korea as the culprit behind the hacking of Sony Pictures Entertainment — an incident that was allegedly connected with a now-pulled film called The Interview, about the assassination of North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un. Although […] FBI: Sony hack was North Korea’s work originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Will Tesla soon start offering its customers the option to quickly swap out discharged batteries with charged batteries on long road trips? On Friday Tesla CEO Elon Musk said via Twitter that battery swapping was “now operating in limited beta mode” between San Francisco and Los Angeles. […] Elon Musk: Tesla battery swap now working in beta in California originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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