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StackIQ, a startup that specializes in automating and managing big data clusters, has taken in a $6 million series B funding round. Grayhawk Capital, Keshif Ventures, DLA Piper and OurCrowd were new investors in this funding round alongside Anthem Venture Partners and Avalon Ventures. The cluster […] Cluster management startup StackIQ brings in $6M originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Connecting your water heater might not be high on your list, but it consumes almost a fifth of the energy in the home, making it a good contender for a connected upgrade. Meet a water heater with Wi-Fi and a little bit of AI originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Apple Pay is now available in the U.S. and while the setup process is similar to Google Wallet, it's a little bit faster and easier. Apple Pay setup step-by-step: It’s unsurprisingly easy and fast originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Apple on Monday reported another record-breaking quarter, driven in part by iPhone 6 sales. Apple Q4 earnings: A very strong quarter boosted by 39 million iPhones sold originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Should cities have the right to determine their own internet policies? A new coalition from across the country has formed to argue for faster broadband speeds. More cities call for control of their broadband destiny, as FCC looks at states’ power to overrule them originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Wondering why Alibaba recently invested $50 million into Peel, the company that makes TV remote control apps for phones and tablets? Here’s a clue: Peel signed up its 100 millionth user Sunday night, according to a tweet from Peel CEO and co-founder Thiru Arunachalam. Of course, some […] Smart remote app maker Peel surpasses 100 million registered users originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Called the Cloud Platform System, the new appliance will run the same Azure APIs, services, hypervisor, and everything as the Azure public cloud and will be able to connect easily to the Azure public cloud. Microsoft rolls out a private Azure appliance and big freaking cloud servers originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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The Supreme Court does not allow cameras in the court room, so John Oliver decided to reenact a case with dogs -- and then release the raw footage to remix on YouTube. Puppy justice: How John Oliver won the Internet originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Weightless' new effort to build an industrial networking standard on new unlicensed frequencies gets that much easier, thanks to Nwave. The company is contributing its proprietary technology to the standard. Nwave lends its internet-of-things networking technology to the Weightless standard originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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OnePlus will sell its buzzy One smartphone for one hour next week, but it's not the only hardware maker that has realized there are several advantages to selling devices through flash sales and invite systems. Why Asian smartphone makers sell their devices like concert tickets originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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iOS 8.1 is ready for download and Apple Pay is the main feature. A quick look at the change log, however, shows some welcome updates, fixes and features such as return of the Camera Roll and AirDrop support for Passbook passes. iOS 8.1 is now available, offering Apple Pay and other useful functions originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Former Amazon VP Suresh Kumar comes in as Microsoft Azure poohbah reporting to Scott Guthrie. Microsoft taps Amazon vet to help run Azure originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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The solar industry is no longer dominated by the solar module price crash. Now it's looking to innovations in energy storage and soft costs, including financing. Solar companies look to batteries, financing and “soft costs” as the future originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Yes there are more iPad configurations than ever before to choose from. But is that a bad thing? Some think so if you look the price charts but that might not be the best approach to get the iPad you want. No, Apple doesn’t offer too many iPad configurations originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Apple tried to get trademark protection for its personal assistant Siri as a "social network," but the Trademark Office turned down the application. Apple denied Siri trademark for “social networking services,” files appeal originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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The Kindle Voyage is an extremely nice e-reader that probably won't change your feelings about e-readers, no matter what those feelings may be. The e-reader lives a lonely life, and the nice Kindle Voyage won’t change that originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Neelie Kroes hasn't given a public opinion about zero-rated mobile content and apps, but her office has told anti-zero-rating advocates that it's a competition issue rather than a net neutrality issue. It's up to her successor, Andrus Ansip, to clear things up. Is zero rating a net neutrality issue? Europe’s outgoing digital chief doesn’t think so originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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A Boston-area startup called Cazena launched on Monday with backing from Andreessen Horowitz and North Bridge Venture Partners. The company's founder and board have strong ties to Netezza, which they think will help them meld big data and cloud computing in a way enterprises will buy. The Netezza team is back, with $8M in funding, to make big data easy for enterprises originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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IBM, the venerable IT giant, is in a tough place and it's unclear whether divesting businesses will help it compete with cloud and software oriented companies with lower cost structures. IBM drops long-standing $20-EPS-or-bust goal originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Android has always worked with two different email apps: One for Gmail and one for everything else. That may be changing with Android Lollipop based on this video showing support for Outlook and Yahoo Mail in the new Gmail app. Use Outlook or Yahoo Mail? Gmail in Android Lollipop may work with them originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Chartbeat CEO Tony Haile says the web-measurement and analytics market is still too full of black-box style tricks and smoke and mirrors, so he is making his company's entire measurement process and methods public in the hope that others will do likewise Chartbeat tries to fight the smoke and mirrors in web measurement by going public with its metrics originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Windows Phone has a much smaller share of the market compared to Android and iOS, so any Microsoft smarwatch will have to work with non-Microsoft platforms. That fits in nicely with the company's recent cross-platform mobile app strategy. The secret sauce of Microsoft’s smartwatch: It will work with non-Windows phones originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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In this Gigaom Research Webinar, we will examine the appropriate channels for different kinds of A2P messaging, evaluate the practices of current leaders, and evaluate the options open to product managers and developers as we move from feature phones and smartphones to the IoT. Join us on October 28. Gigaom Research webinar: Application-to-person messaging: from mobile phones to the Internet of Things originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Building a global cloud is extremely expensive so if a cloud provider wants to play in that league and hasn't already spent billions, it should rethink, says Satya Nadella. Microsoft CEO: In public cloud it’s go big or get the heck out originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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The feature, which allows multiple accounts to be linked to one billing account, will roll out in the coming weeks. Spotify launches family plan, offering up to four extra accounts at a 50 percent discount originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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