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According to local reports, the Sheep farmer finds downed “Google Loon balloon” in South Africa originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Agile, DevOps, continuous delivery, and continuous deployment continue to gain momentum. Enterprises need to understand these approaches and technologies to optimize the use of IT. Why continuous deployment matters for an agile world originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Open source software is widely available and hugely helpful. But the packaging can be dicey and deployment difficult. So say hey to Netflix' ZeroToDocker. Do you find OSS hard to deploy? Meet ZeroToDocker originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Tim McCoy, the director of product design at Pivotal Labs, gave a brief presentation Wednesday on the history of technology and design butting up against each other. Four examples of the symbiosis between design and technology originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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At Gigaom's Roadmap conference, letterer and type designer Jessica Hische stressed the importance of knowing your brand before you build a logo because it will stay with you for awhile. The key to a good logo is first knowing your product originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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We asked five designers to tell us about the tech products that delight them every day. Here are their answers. Five tech products that designers have fallen in love with originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Fittingly, Medium founder and CEO Evan Williams shared a few details of the company's roadmap with the crowd during the last session at Roadmap 2014. Expect a new home page ("our home page is terrible") and a new mobile app. Medium is working on a new home page and new mobile tools originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Microsoft detailed Wednesday just what exactly went on in its data centers that led to its Azure cloud experiencing a series of hiccups on Tuesday. Microsoft performance update caused Azure to stumble Tuesday originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Feature phones are still around, and popular in the countries that will grow in population the most over the next few decades. Startups should adapt to the developing world, not ignore it originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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At the center of any good product design is a whole lot of heart. Mladen Barbaric, the founder and CEO of Pearl Studios, explained at Gigaom’s Roadmap conference Wednesday why design is a “deeply human and profoundly emotional” process, and design projects created with love have a better chance to resonate with the general populace. If you want to make a well-designed product, give it some love originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Now that the Nexus 6 is available and in some people's hands, Google has made the software factory image available for restoration. It's not the same build as what shipped on early phones though. Whats inside? Google posts Nexus 6 factory image with newer software build originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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For the next five years, Yahoo will be the default search engine for Mozilla Firefox. Yahoo is the new default search engine on Mozilla Firefox originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Augmented reality has yet to be done right. The amount of money pouring into Magic Leap suggests it has to be onto something, but few people have seen its product first hand. Patents hint at Magic Leap’s new approach to augmented reality originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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While that focus has been mainly on industrial design throughout Ford’s century-long existence, Ford is now venturing into the world of digital design, shifting much of the design focus to the interior controls of the vehicle. Ford moves away from car features to car “experiences” originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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When Google acquired home automation company Nest Labs in January, more than a few people wondered how consumers would react. Nest’s Fadell: Being at Google doesn’t make us a slave to data originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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If you’re loyal to Windows Phone and looking for a new device this holiday season, there aren’t many high-end options to choose from. One of the best is HTC’s One M8 for Windows, which has the same body and build-quality as its Android sibling, but running […] HTC’s Windows Phone now available from AT&T and T-Mobile, too originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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The way the story around Uber's behavior has emerged is another example of how much the media landscape has changed over the past couple of years, with CEOs and VCs tweeting and blogging and new-media entities like BuzzFeed driving the agenda Uber: For better or worse, this is the way the media works now originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Building a design culture at an engineering company isn’t just about hiring a bunch of designers. How engineers and designers can work together in Silicon Valley originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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The latest Stable version of Chrome for OS X is finally 64-bit compatible. There's no going back to 32-bit as Google is discontinuing support. Skype for the web is nearly here for Chrome OS and the NYC DOE has approved Chromebooks for use. Chrome Show: When I’m 64 (bit, that is) originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Storage startup Primary Data is ready to demo its technology to potential customers looking to improve their existing data-center storage setup. The startup also said today that Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak is now Primary Data’s chief scientist; as part of Wozniak’s new gig, he will be helping the company build out its technology and advocate for the company as it courts clients. Primary Data brings Woz aboard and talks virtualized storage originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Motorola has a new NFC accessory for unlocking your phone. It's called the Keylink, and it can also help you find your keys. This NFC-enabled fob can find your lost phone (or your lost keys) originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Many people see Google Glass or other wearables and immediately think "Great; here's another device to distract me from my surroundings." Designed with micro interactions in mind, however, these can actually give you more to experience the world around you. How good wearable design can actually reduce tech distractions originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Byron Sebastian, the former CEO of Heroku who was most recently an executive vice president at Salesforce.com, is joining the board of directors at developer darling Codenvy. The company sells a cloud service, and software, that uses Docker containers to simplify the configuration, deployment and sharing of development environments. Sebastian, […] Ex-Heroku CEO Byron Sebastian joins the board at Codenvy originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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K.K. Barrett obviously favors good design, but only if the device works well as a tool first. He also explained why it was a good choice to go with Scarlett Johansson's unusual voice. Why Her‘s production designer thinks about function before design originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Designer Craig Mod said that some of the most important parts of a piece of software or hardware are the small details that most users will never even be aware of. Good design is about the things that most users never notice originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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