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One of the best task management apps for individuals is now adding support for families and teams to work together. Any.do 2.0 adds a Premium subscription option with collaboration tools, themes and more customization options on Android, iOS and the web. Task-master app Any.do goes premium with collaboration features originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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The Samaritans Radar Twitter app, launched this week by the U.K.'s main suicide prevention charity, has good intentions. However, it's an ethical and legal minefield. What’s wrong with automatically scanning Twitter for suicidal tweets? originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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If you want to win enterprise workloads to your cloud, making it easy for in-house admins to manage their resources from a familiar screen is a good way to start. Amazon keeps on wooing enterprise admins, this time with Windows System Center support originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Theater managers say they will kick out customers who don't remove devices like smartwatches or Google Glass. This could prove difficult to enforce. Movie theaters announce “zero tolerance” policy for wearable tech originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Growing the Galaxy line over the past five years has helped Samsung become the top-selling smartphone maker in the world, but there's more to the global market than expensive flagship phones. That, combined with pressure from Xiaomi in China, equals grim news for Samsung. Caught between China and low-cost phones, Samsung’s mobile profits plunge originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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PRIDE!!! Thanks @tim_cook! pic.twitter.com/HT07aOBG4A — Mark Bober (@markbober) June 29, 2014 Although Apple CEO Tim Cook had hinted at his sexual orientation in the past, most notably in a speech at Auburn University in 2013, he officially came out as gay in a personal essay published […] Apple CEO Tim Cook officially says that he is gay originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Motorola Mobility is now officially a part of Lenovo, nine months after the deal was first announced. Lenovo officially buys Motorola Mobility, is now the no. 3 smartphone vendor in the world originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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New funding will help Digital Lumens build out sales and marketing globally and boost product development efforts. Digital Lumens rakes in $23M to build out its intelligent lighting networks originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Autodesk is seeking both hardware and software companies to receive a chunk of the fund, with an eye on fostering the 3D printing company as a whole. Autodesk puts up $100M fund for 3D printing companies originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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As a cloud-based provider of customer success software, MindTouch must deliver 24x7 reliability while supporting agile application development. Learn how the company uses Splunk Cloud to deliver a superior customer experience and provide real-time visibility and business analytics in the cloud. Sponsored post: MindTouch gains real-time analytics in the cloud originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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The amount of the investment is not yet known, nor are the specific details of the accompanying collaboration, but Evrythng's "Facebook for things" approach could gel with Samsung's open-platform aspirations. Samsung invests in internet of things identity management platform Evrythng originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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This startup plans to tackle energy use using data and mobile networks. Introducing Gogoro, a startup with a consumer energy product for megacities & $100M in funding originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Microsoft Health works with Windows Phone, Android and iOS devices. Much of it is based on Microsoft's cloud-based "intelligence engine", and the company wants startups to build health-related services around it. Microsoft Health platform launches with payments-friendly, $199 Band wearable originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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As predicted a couple weeks back, the British mobile operator EE has begun rolling out LTE-Advanced “4G+” across central London. The technology aggregates spectrum in EE’s 1800MHz and 2.6GHz holdings to provide “real world” peak speeds of 150Mbps and average speeds of 90Mbps, EE promised in […] EE rolls out 150Mbps “4G+” connectivity in central London originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Flipboard has launched a major redesign of its social-magazine app, adding smarter curation tools using technology from Zite, which it acquired in March, as well as a daily newspaper-style magazine that will be curated by the company's editorial staff Flipboard launches version 3.0: Smarter recommendations plus a curated daily newsmagazine originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Twitter is reorganizing once again, and with that shift, Twitter’s lead of Analytics, Adam Kinney, and VP of Engineering, Jeremy Gordon, are moving on. No word yet on where they’re heading, but CNBC reported that Kinney and Gordon quit because they didn’t agree with the executive team’s strategy for […] Two more key Twitter product engineers leave the company originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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The Soviet-era engines were already scheduled to be replaced in two years. Orbital Sciences' CEO also acknowledged a possible delay in the company's launch schedule next year. Orbital Sciences may fast-track retiring its engines after rocket explosion originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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During a rather surreal press conference, MCX CEO Dekkers Davidson said his retailer consortium was trying to promote competition and encourage third-party innovation by excluding both from its stores. MCX: Hackers stole email addresses but never got anywhere near its mobile payment app originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Google is in trouble over Street View again, after one of its cars took a photo of a woman on her stoop, and showed "part of her breast." Google must pay Canadian woman $2,250 for showing her cleavage in Street View originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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The internet has disrupted media in much the same way it has manufacturing of smartphones or the IT business, says Ben Thompson -- value has moved to the edges, to specialized creators and to discovery platforms, leaving media companies in the middle Value in the media industry is moving to the edges, and publishers are in the middle originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Microsoft announced a trio of new cloud data services on Wednesday aimed at stream processing and data pipelines. They're not revolutionary, but they appear to have their own advantages, and they also help ensure Azure keeps up with the Joneses in cloud computing. Microsoft adds stream processing and pipeline tools to Azure originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Instagram is more popular than ever with the Fortune 500 companies who use it to build their brands. Since joining Facebook, Instagram is getting more and more love from big brands originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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If you are only doing business on the web you are leaving a massive audience behind. The audience just got a bit easier to reach on the iOS platform that drives distribution to Apple devices like iPhones, iPads, and the new iWatch. Sponsored post: Getting started with iOS using Swift and AppDynamics originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Steve Ballmer binge-watched all 100 episodes of The Good Wife after stepping down from his CEO post at Microsoft. Then he made a list on what to do next. Steve Ballmer made a seven-point to-do list when he retired. Here’s some of what’s on it originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Customers of Google's Compute Engine can use the SSD storage to boost the performance of data-processing applications and apps that are attached to heavy duty databases. Google’s solid state disk storage now out in open beta for Compute Engine users originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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