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China's massive population is an attractive target for smartphone makers but that doesn't mean the U.S. should be ignored. ZTE's latest effort is an unlocked $279 Android phone with beefy cameras and support for LTE networks. ZTE tries to crack the US market with a $279 mid-range phone originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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While online personalization has been around for a while, only now are things really lining up for implementing it in a truly meaningful way for consumers online, in stores, and interacting with smartphones. How retailers can deliver effective personalization originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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Startup Siluria has raised almost $100 million for its natural gas to chemicals and fuels tech. Saudi Aramco backs natural gas tech startup Siluria originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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If true, this would make the Community Health Systems hack, which saw attackers steal 4.5 million people's records, the first of its scale to exploit the OpenSSL bug. US hospital hack began with Heartbleed exploit, security firm claims originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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Fitting in with early pics of reported dummy cases for the iPhone 6, a schematic drawing suggests the iPhone 6 camera ring could slightly protrude outward: It's not easy to make a thin camera sensor with improved quality and lenses. Why it makes sense that the iPhone 6 could be thinner than its camera sensor originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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Use this total cost of ownership (TCO) calculator to compare the cost of running your applications in an on-premises or traditional hosting environment to AWS. Describe your on-premises or hosting environment configuration to produce a detailed cost comparison with AWS. Launch Calculator. Sponsored post: Calculate the TCO of on-premises infrastructure compared to the AWS Cloud originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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The company pushes beyond its telecom roots but also wields networking expertise to offer what it says is a price-competitive private cloud that can burst to its big public cloud brother. CenturyLink continues revitalization with new private cloud originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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Windows laptops can surely run more apps than a Chromebook so if the devices are priced the same, people will simply choose the Microsoft option, right? Not necessarily because the experience of the two devices is surely going to be different. Chrome Show: Which is the better low-cost experience, Windows or Chrome OS? originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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The stealth startup helps people understand how network traffic flows throughout their data centers in order to prevent hacking attacks. Security startup vArmour targets the hybrid cloud with a $21M funding round originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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The startup's take on software-defined storage allows users to partition high-speed storage into individual clusters that virtual machines can take advantage of. PernixData rakes in $35M to help companies virtualize their storage originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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The injunction orders Apple, Google and Microsoft to not only remove Secret (or a Secret client, in Microsoft's case) from their app stores, but also to remotely wipe it from citizens' handsets. Secret may be banned in Brazil over anonymity, after judge grants preliminary injunction originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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Michael Halbherr has stepped down as CEO of Nokia Here, the Finnish firm’s mapping and location-based services division, after just a few months in the role. He had been with Nokia for eight years and on its leadership team for three, but he only took the […] Nokia Here chief Halbherr steps down a few months after taking CEO role originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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Many media outlets have figured out that they need to focus on mobile, but for the most part their apps fail to take advantage of the smartphone's potential, and if they aren't careful Google will get there before they do If you’re a media company, your mobile competition isn’t other news entities, it’s Google Now originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel has reportedly been meeting with big companies to pitch the ephemeral messaging app as a content channel and advertising option, according to the Wall Street Journal. Ads would appear as part of “Snapchat Discovery,” a new product that would include articles and video […] Snapchat reportedly eyes monetization, in talks with marketers and brands originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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Two companies are working on selective laser sintering 3D printers that cost less than $35,000, including one desktop option that costs $8,300, after several important patents expired this year. Here come the cheaper SLS 3D printers, but they will still cost you originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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Computer scientists at the University of California, Berkeley, are joining the fight for open source chips with an instruction set architecture called RISC-V. They view it as a true open source project that can empower smaller companies and even researchers to innovate on chip design. RISC creator is pushing open source chips for cloud computing and the internet of things originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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The Sharp Aquos smartphone with those oh-so-skinny bezels announced earlier this week in Japan is officially coming to the United States, and no surprise, it’s headed exclusively to Sprint and its prepaid subsidiaries, Virgin Mobile and Boost Mobile. But what is a bit of a surprise […] Sharp’s nearly bezel-free smartphone is a great value if you’re on Sprint originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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Rdio has long neglected the living room, but now, the music subscription service is getting ready to relaunch its Roku app. Here's a first look. Sneak peek: Rdio is getting ready to launch a completely revamped Roku app originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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One YC company debuted to raucous laughter and applause at Summer 2014 Demo Day. Here's why. YC Demo Day’s crowd favorite proves that if you fix real problems, you’ll find a customer originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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Netflix, the online streaming giant, has signed a paid peering deal with Time Warner Cable, meaning that it now has deals with the four biggest U.S. ISPs. Netflix is now paying Time Warner Cable for direct access and faster streams originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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Intellectual Ventures, which has been the scourge of the tech industry for years, may be in trouble after reportedly laying off 20 percent of its staff. Patent troll king Intellectual Ventures suffers large layoffs originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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Google Maps have become the default, “go to” mapping solution for mobile and web developers. But there are alternatives to Google Maps that can often deliver a mapping experience tailored to the application to provide a more engaging user experience. Sponsored post: Little known fact – there are alternatives to Google Maps originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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An effective resolution of 414 x 736 was discovered in a file describing the home screen in the latest iOS 8 SDK beta. This implies that the iPhone 6 could be packing a screen with a 828 x 1472 or even a 1242 x 2208 resolution. Another possible iPhone 6 resolution discovered in iOS 8 files originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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Photo spheres aren't a type of picture you'd use on a regular basis but thanks to their immersive 360-degree imagery, they're handy for sharing a detailed view of nearly any location on the planet. And now you can snap them on an iPhone or iPad. Yet another Google app comes to iOS: Photo Sphere Camera for 360-degree pics originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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Classified site Craigslist is taking harsh pre-emptive steps to stop other sites from using its data. Craigslist cracks down on outside services, says violators must pay “$0.10 per server request” originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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