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In the final run up before the Apple Watch launches, an interesting rumor made the rounds: Google is allegedly working on bringing Android Wear watch support to iPhones. On the surface that may sound odd: Why would Google even consider such a thing? The reality is: […] Mobile recap: iOS Android Wear; Pebble Time Steel; Huawei Nexus originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…

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Google has reportedly hired a team to build a version of the Android operating system for virtual reality headsets, the Wall Street Journal reports. Vice president of product management Clay Bavor and engineering director Jeremy Doig are leading the VR team, which includes “tens of engineers,” according […] Report: Android OS coming to virtual reality headsets originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…

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Pandora is looking to add a paid day pass to its service later this year, company executives revealed during Pandora’s investor day Thursday. The day pass will give users a way to listen without advertising interruptions, and they won’t have to subscribe to the company’s Pandora […] Pandora to release day pass for ad-free listening originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…

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The internet of things when applied to enterprises will take a lot of people out of business, will reduce the profitability of a lot of businesses and it will move massive gains to other businesses, according to Charlie Peters, senior executive vice president at Emerson, the […] Transparency, immediacy and productivity: How IoT will rock your biz originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…

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On Monday, Apple will officially launch the Apple Watch, its first completely new product since the iPad was introduced in 2010 as well as its first major launch under CEO Tim Cook. Gigaom will be covering what Apple has in store live from the Yerba Buena Center on Monday. But Apple […] What Apple Watch does, in Tim Cook’s own words originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…

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There are two good reasons to pay attention to the The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, which is Tina Fey’s new series that debuted Friday on Netflix. The first reason is that the show, about a young woman rebuilding her life in New York City after 15 years in […] Tina Fey’s new Netflix show is here for weekend binge-watching originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…

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After incurring the wrath of its driver community, Lyft has changed how it’s handling the promised $1,000 bonuses to new drivers. Since the company failed to process some applications in time, it’s extending the paperwork processing deadline until March 13th so people aren’t shut out from their reward. […] After drivers revolt, Lyft apologizes and extends $1000 promo originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…

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The Federal Trade Commission’s website just got a whole lot safer for people to peruse after the government agency said Friday that it now supports HTTPS encryption. While it used to provide secure transport for the parts of the website that dealt with sensitive information like […] As FTC adds encryption to its website, government remains unsure on corporate use originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…

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Hui Wang has seen the nature of online fraud change a lot in the 11 years she’s been at PayPal. In fact, a continuous evolution of methods is kind of the nature of cybercrime. As the good guys catch onto one approach, the bad guys try to avoid […] How PayPal uses deep learning and detective work to fight fraud originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…

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Consumer gadget enthusiasts might have fawned over the new Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge and the Huawei Watch at Mobile World Congress, but if you are an internet of things geek, the most interesting device at MWC was probably at the other end of the Fira Gran […] Meet Sens’it, a gadget that lets you play with Sigfox’s IoT network originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…

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Wiper, an ephemeral messaging app that launched in 2014, has a reputation as a Snapchat clone, but it’s actually closer to Line, which uses over-the-top messaging as a platform to sell stickers, games, and other entertainment and services. Taking a kitchen-sink approach to messaging apps, Wiper […] Wiper thinks messaging apps could be the key to bitcoin payments originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…

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