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After months of speculation, Apple sent out invites on Thursday to a event on September 9. The event will be taking place at the Flint Center for the Performing Arts in Cupertino, which is the same venue where Steve Jobs unveiled the original Macintosh back in 1984. We’re expecting new […] It’s official: Apple is holding a launch event on September 9 originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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As the internet of things heats up, middleware service If This Then That gets $30 million to continue expanding its options and its user base. With $30M in new funding, IFTTT preps to take on rivals originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Where North American carriers, enterprise ICT end users and wider cloud services players meet. Two packed days of advancing current opportunities in cloud provisioning, problem solving and identifying how carriers can offer new solutions to ICT challenges. Sponsored post: Telco Cloud North America, 7-8 October 2014, Dallas, TX, USA originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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There aren't many scenarios where a pair of new Nexus phones makes sense. That's what one supply chain source says will happen however. Perhaps the 64-bit chip transition is part of the equation here? Two new Nexus phones this year? Possible, but not likely originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Verizon had the launch exclusive but the HTC One M8 with Windows Phone will be available on other U.S. carrier networks. On Thursday, T-Mobile announced the phone will arrive in time for the holidays and has created a sign-up page for interested customers. The news follows […] That HTC One M8 with Windows Phone is coming to T-Mobile too originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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A State Department official has warned against the likes of Russia using NSA revelations as the basis for forcing web services to store citizens' data locally. US: NSA leaks should be no excuse for local storage mandates, which harm “organic” internet originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Philips' new all-white connected Lux bulbs are half the cost of its colorful Hue lights, and a nice addition to the overall system -- once you figure out how to make them work. Philip’s $30 Hue Lux bulbs are bright, white and a bit of a UI muddle originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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AT&T stole Verizon's thunder in the Mid-Atlantic, but the big surprise is that T-Mobile has moved into the number-two slot in two of J.D. Power's six regions. T-Mobile starts climbing J.D. Power’s network quality rankings, but Verizon remains on top originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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A new OneDrive Android client gives users a single point of access to work and personal files, provided they log into the right account. Microsoft seeks to unify OneDrive experience with new Android client originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Leap Motion released a plastic clip today that allows the motion-control devices to snap to the front of Oculus Rift headsets. But the bigger news is software updates that make it the perfect gesture tracker for virtual reality. It just got super easy to integrate Leap Motion with Oculus Rift originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Open internet advocate Tim Wu's campaign to be lieutenant governor of New York gained more momentum on Thursday. A Wu wins could lead to increased attention to broadband issues. Net neutrality champion Tim Wu earns New York Times endorsement in push for elected office originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Microsoft is cleaning up the Windows Store and redefining its guidelines to restrict apps that intentionally mislead users. Microsoft addresses its misleading app problem by purging 1500 knockoff apps from the Windows Store originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Wireless charging from electromagnetic fields using wire coils isn't anything new. Using wire coils for multiple purposes such as charging, speakers and NFC would be however and that's one possible vision has for its expected iWatch and other handheld devices. Apple patent application shows unique wireless charging method for an iWatch originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Quora has a new iPad app and some big user metrics to celebrate. But the company still doesn't feel ready to make money. Quora wraps up its summer of mobile by releasing an iPad app and celebrating 3X growth originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Seismologists and DevOps both use data immediately following earthquakes and site issues to understand what happened and answer all of the “why” questions. But isn’t the real value and importance in prediction and alerting? Plan wisely to prevent damage ahead of your next #dataquake. Sponsored post: Building your data earthquake kit originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Hackers -- apparently from Russia -- syphoned customer and employee data from JPMorgan Chase and four other big banks, according to reports. Russian hackers reportedly attacked JPMorgan, other big American banks originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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webOS was supposed to become LG's way forward in the smart TV space, and the team behind it was to bring change to the company. But internally, almost everything went wrong. A failed experiment: How LG screwed up its webOS acquisition originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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The Finnish company offers waste collection firms volume and temperature sensors that go in their bins, then manages the resulting data to optimize collection routes and times. Garbage-measuring sensor firm Enevo pulls in another $8M in funding originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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CSR said Microchip's bid -- rumored to be as much as $3 billion -- was too low. Microchip now has four weeks to either make a firm bid or walk away. UK internet-of-things chip firm CSR rejects takeover bid from US’s Microchip originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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The Gear S is Samsung's first smartwatch to include a SIM slot, meaning it can operate autonomously. Samsung also unveiled a notification-friendly set of wireless headphones called the Gear Circle. Samsung’s Gear S smartwatch doesn’t need to constantly hang around a smartphone — it is one originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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In the not-so-distant past, if you wanted to query huge data sets, you needed authorized access to the big iron of supercomputers. The era of big data and public cloud has changed all that and hat's a great thing, says Yahoo Fellow Kalev Leetaru. Here’s why the democratization of big data really, really should excite you. Yes … you. originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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LG will offer a sneak peek of its second Android Wear watch next week with availability next quarter. Inside you'll find much the same as the original G Watch, but the outside looks like a watch you actually might want to wear. It’s official: LG’s G Watch R is real, round and ready in Q4 originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Red Hat’s CTO Brian Stevens is leaving the company after over a decade of service, the company said today in an announcement. Paul Cormier, Red Hat’s president of products and technologies, will be taking over CTO duties until the company finds a replacement. Stevens was a […] Red Hat’s Brian Stevens steps down from CTO position originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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A Chef release engineer claims that he received death threats and abusive emails due to his contributions on projects relating to the open source configuration management tool. Chef engineer leaves the company after receiving death threats from its open source community originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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It's easier to gather and easier to analyze than ever before but data scientists and researchers often have a difficult time overcoming the much more powerful forces fighting against them. Why big data has some big problems when it comes to public policy originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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