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Make sure not to miss Silicon Valley's design conference. Our experience design conference Roadmap is a month away originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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The Google-owned artificial intelligence outfit DeepMind has revealed a partnership with Oxford University that involves a “substantial donation” to set up a research relationship with the venerable institution’s computer science and engineering departments, and the acquisition of two Oxford spin-off startups. One, Dark Blue Labs, is […] Google buys two Oxford University AI spin-offs to bolster its DeepMind team originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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If you want an HP-branded OpenStack or an HP-branded Cloud Foundry, you are in luck: Both are available today with support from friends Docker, New Relic, MongoDB. HP’s Helion OpenStack is here originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Apple and GT Advanced Technologies have settled and the latter company has four years to repay $439 million without interest. Instead of sapphire crystal production, GTA will focus on sapphire production equipment and processes. Apple and sapphire producer GT Advanced Technologies officially part ways originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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The move has big implications for latency and resilience, and of course data protection -- a particular concern for German businesses. AWS comes to Germany as Amazon unveils second EU region, out of Frankfurt originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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The cloud has evolved in interesting and unexpected ways—driven largely by a boom in SMB adoption. This new infographic from Rackspace explores trends in cloud adoption, how businesses are using the cloud and the benefits they are realizing as the result of adoption. Sponsored post: Infographic: A look at SMB cloud adoption in 2014 originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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German publishers who recently accused Google of blackmail for threatening to stop listing their stories in Google News – after they tried for years to wrangle copyright cash out of Google for using their snippets and thumbnails – have relented, for now at least. On Wednesday, […] German publishers give in to Google’s news snippets “blackmail” for now originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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The pack includes plug-and-play modules for power, connectivity, and sensing ambient light, temperature and humidity -- as well as 2G connectivity that works in a bunch of places. Next to come in this Arduino-compatible system: presence, impact and audio sensing. Telefónica dives into the consumer internet of things with Thinking Things “ambient” pack originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Is recycled vanadium the key to low cost batteries for buildings, solar farms and the power grid? This everlasting battery is made from recycled vanadium and ready to plug in originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Apart from making Xiaomi a less risky option for non-Chinese customers, the shift also improves the latency of the company's services. Xiaomi addresses privacy concerns by moving international users’ data out of China originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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On this week's Structure Show: Microsoft adds more powerful IaaS capabilities while Amazon makes AWS more enterprise-worthy. Microsoft’s big freaking servers make cloud wars even more interesting originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Here's the highlight reel from the panel session dispensing advice on how to get a hardware project off the ground that closed out Structure Connect 2014. A panel of makers spill the tips and tricks of the hardware trade originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Whirlpool has struggled to figure out what consumers want in the connected home electronics space. The connected washing machine is still a novelty, but Whirlpool is making plans for the connected home originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Security for the internet of connected devices isn't just about securing data: When our doors, locks and cars are connected to the internet, a breach could threaten physical security. Will it take a catastrophe before we lock down the internet of things? originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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AT&T adds 2 million new connections in Q3, but it's most impressive growth came in the connected car as GM and Audi rolled out their 4G vehicles this year. AT&T connects half a million cars to its LTE network in Q3 originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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SmartThings provides a platform for bringing a house online. Someday all devices may be connected, and SmartThings will be there for the people who need an easy system. People will build their connected home bit by bit, but tools like SmartThings can speed adoption originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Streaming device maker Roku has raised an additional $25 million round of funding, according to a disclosure filed with the FCC Wednesday. A Roku spokesperson confirmed the funding and said that it would provide “additional growth capital,” but declined to comment on who participated in the […] Roku raises $25 million in additional funding originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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We hear a ton about cool internet of things functionality. But where's the money? Where’s the profit in the internet of things? Hint: not in the things originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Pandora's Chris Martin said that while many connected devices don't present an easy way to experience Pandora, the time will come when a user can enjoy a seamless Pandora experience in all aspects of life. Contextual relevance is the way of the future for Pandora originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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eBay has open sourced a database technology, called Kylin, that takes advantage of distributed processing and the HBase data store in order to return faster results for SQL queries over Hadoop data. eBay open sources a big, fast SQL-on-Hadoop database originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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It's not just driverless cars -- now Google is paying lobbyists to bend lawmakers' ears about its unmanned aircraft too. Google adds drones to growing Washington wish list, lobby filing shows originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Qualcomm is best known in consumer spaces for powering hundreds of millions of 3G and 4G smartphones. The company can take advantage of that expertise and apply it to the growing internet of things industry though, both through hardware and software. The internet of things may be new, but Qualcomm is relying on its past for a connected future originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Daimler was an early believer in Tesla, but now that the Silicon Valley car maker has grown up, it looks time to move on. After an early bet on Tesla, Daimler cashes in originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Forget about all that data that firms want to collect from internet-connected toasters -- a lot of it is worthless. Here's how firms should really think about IOT, according to IBM's Paul Brody. The internet of things is in a bubble phase, says IBM internet of things exec originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Drones will be more than delivery vehicles or cool cameras, said 3DRobotics CEO. Expect to see them in industries in the next two years. Some drones may be consumer toys, but they’re about to bring big data to big industries originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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