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The Open Government Initiative calls for technology leaders to help harness the power of open data, but how is data actually being made accessible? Discover how eRegulations Insights is providing interactive dashboards for anyone to analyze public comments posted on Regulations.gov. Sponsored post: What can public data tell us about U.S. regulations? originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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Long the king of Chromebook sales, Samsung is facing a challenge from Acer, which offers many more choices to consumers. The company accounted for nearly 1 in every 3 Chromebook purchases in the second quarter of this year according to one report. Chrome Show: Acer overtakes Samsung’s Chromebook sales lead originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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PlaceMe uses every sensor in the phone to track your activity. Now PlaceUs is doing the same except it's tracking the combined activity of a family or small group of friends. PlaceMe’s creator Alohar has a new app that tracks everything your family does originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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The law requires web services operating in Russia to store citizens' data in local facilities. It's supposed to protect Russians from overseas hackers, but the censorship potential is clear. Putin signs law that could end up blocking Facebook and Twitter in Russia originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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When Yelp and the European Consumer Organisation joined the 4-year-old EU antitrust case against Google, it became pretty clear that competition commissioner Joaquin Almunia would not get his wish of settling the case before his departure later this year. And lo, it comes to pass: According […] Looks like Google’s EU antitrust case will roll on for some time yet originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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The cloud darling's purchase of the London-based two-man development shop is the company's first acquisition since changing its name from DotCloud to Docker. Docker acquires Orchard Laboratories to beef up its tool collection originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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Amazon's first smartphone is essentially a smaller version of its Kindle Fire HDX tablet but makes phone calls and fits in a pocket. It hides the complexity of Android with Amazon's simple software and rich ecosystem while boosting Amazon's potential sales. Amazon Fire Phone review: It’s not for me, but Amazon Prime or Kindle Fire users will like it originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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The latest accessory for the Moto X is a set of NFC-enabled stickers meant to be worn on a semi-permanent basis on skin. These e-tattoos are used to unlock the device. Here’s a temporary tattoo that can unlock your Moto X originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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Video curation startup Frequency added Chromecast support to its Android app this week, making it possible for Frequency users to cast any of the app’s curated channels of online video sources to the TV screen. Frequency’s app offers more than 4000 channels from sources including popular YouTube […] Frequency adds Chromecast support to its video discovery app originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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Asus promised to deliver the first next-generation 802.11ac router in January but nothing appeared -- until now. The new device, sporting multi-user MIMO technology, is now at Best Buy. But at $280, it ain’t cheap. Here comes the 2nd Wave of Wi-Fi: Asus’s new hopped-up 802.11ac routers start shipping originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket is now equipped with landing legs, which could eventually allow it to be reusable–a crucial step toward lowering the cost of carrying cargo to space. The space startup released a video today taken from the surface of the rocket as it passed […] Watch SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket land in the Atlantic Ocean originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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As the startup today said it received $120 million in funding, AppDynamics hopes to eventually branch out from only doing monitoring and analytics and plans to develop ways to remediate errors in the system. As AppDynamics lands $120 million, its focus shifts to expansion and new products originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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When applications fail to perform, consumers are frequently feeling disappointment and frustration. The App Attention span examines how increased mobile device usage and performance expectations are impacting consumer behavior and what implications this has on businesses. Sponsored post: Nearly 90 percent surveyed stop using apps due to poor performance originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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Apple announced its fiscal third-quarter earnings on Tuesday, which saw iPhone sales grow nearly 13 percent year-over-year. However, iPad sales saw a drop from the same quarter a year ago. Apple Q3 earnings: 35 million iPhones sold, but iPad sales continue to dip originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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And here they are: Microsoft's fourth quarter figures are out. These results include contributions from the Nokia mobile business and are also the first since big layoffs announced last week. Microsoft cites (what else?) strong cloud growth in Q4 earnings originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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In preparation for it's European expansion, Netflix is readying a monumental amount of bandwidth in France. Netflix comes to France with enough capacity to supply a small ISP originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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Perovskite -- have you heard of it? It's a material that is getting a lot of buzz in the world of solar research. Now a U.K. solar startup plans to bring what it believes is a game-changing technology to make perovskite solar cells to the market. This British startup is building a super solar material originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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Spotify has teamed up with MTV to bring music to MTV's apps and sites. The partnership could help to drive new sign-ups for the service. MTV teams up with Spotify to deliver music to apps and sites originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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The OECD's definition of broadband may be loose, but according to its figures the U.S. now has aS many high-speed wireless links as it has people. Report: The U.S. joins 6 other countries in achieving 100% wireless data penetration originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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A new Apple patent, applied for in 2011 and approved on Tuedsay, includes several drawings and descriptions of an Apple smartwatch idea labeled "iTime." Apple patent filing reveals ideas for a smartwatch labeled ‘iTime’ originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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What does a modern, flexible content management application look like, how should it integrate with development processes, and how should businesses get there? Find out in the next Gigaom Research webinar on July 29. Gigaom Research webinar: building content-centric applications: the new shift in enterprise content management originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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Google's "Little Box Challenge" is now open for business and is looking to hand out $1 million prize. Google’s $1M contest to shrink the power inverter is now ready for you originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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Patent trolling is alive and well deep in Texas where a judge just rejected Google's request to invalidate old messaging patents under the Supreme Court's new standards. Google pinned in Texas patent swamp by Rockstar, the Apple-backed troll originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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Business applications giant SAP is now an official sponsor of the OpenStack Foundation. Not sure what took it so long. SAP throws in with the OpenStack crowd originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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After launching last year with Google's Android software, Samsung's first smartwatch is switching to Tizen. An official software update makes the change which brings new funcations and doubles the amount of apps available to Galaxy Gear owners. So long, Android: Samsung brings Tizen update to Galaxy Gear smartwatch originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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