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Apple's iOS 8 user guide for the iPad went up on iBooks earlier today, and it reveals the names for the iPads Apple that Apple will launch tomorrow. Apple accidentally reveals iPad Mini 3 and iPad Air 2 in iOS 8 user guide originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Blue Box, the Seattle-based startup that in September showcased an expandable private cloud built on top of OpenStack, has brought in a $10 million series B funding round. The startup did not disclose the lead investor but said that prior investors Voyager Capital and Founders Collective […] OpenStack-friendly Blue Box lands $10M to push its private cloud originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Wit.AI, a startup building an API platform for speech recognition, has raised a $3 million seed round, led by Andreessen Horowitz. Ignition Partners, NEA, A-Grade, SVAngel, Eric Hahn, Alven Capital, and TenOneTen also contributed. We covered Wit.AI in May, detailing its plans to build a machine-learning-powered API […] Speech-recognition platform Wit.AI raises a $3M seed round originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Some substances just an atom thick have been theorized to create energy when pushed and pulled. A research team found that to be true for molybdenum disulfide, which is both flexible and transparent. This 2D material generates electricity from movement, and someday it could be woven into our clothes originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Google's new Nexus devices, the first to run Android Lollipop, will go on sale in the next two months. In a change from previous years, carriers will sell the Nexus 6 smartphone discounted with a contract. Google reveals the Nexus 6 and the Nexus 9, as well as what ‘Android L’ stands for originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Swiss/U.S. infrastructure-as-a-service provider CloudSigma has joined the likes of Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure in gaining Ubuntu certification — a move that should make it more attractive for those looking to deploy the much-used guest operating system. Ubuntu certification means CloudSigma, which pitches itself as […] CloudSigma gains Ubuntu certification through Canonical tie-in originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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The rise of cloud computing has led to the reassessment of how both cloud and non-cloud systems approach security. Considering the complex and distributed nature of cloud-based platforms, security approaches that leverage identity are the best fit. How cloud computing is changing enterprise security originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Google will make the very first Android TV-powered set-top box available for pre-order at the end of this week. Here comes the Nexus Player: Google and Asus release first Android TV device for $99 originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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News Deeply, a network of topic-specific sites founded by former ABC News foreign correspondent Lara Setrakian, has just launched its latest addition: Ebola Deeply, a site dedicated to coverage of the disease and its impact on society News Deeply adds another topic-specific site to its network by launching Ebola Deeply originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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In this Gigaom Research webinar, we will discuss the challenges faced by the newly-mobilized enterprise, examine the landscape of choices and their impacts, and suggest a strategy for choosing the blend of tools, services and methodologies that best meets your needs. Join us on October 23. Gigaom Research webinar: Moving beyond native / hybrid / HTML5: building the right mobile app development strategy originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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HBO wants to sell its service to cord cutters starting in 2015, but details about the unbundled service are still scarce. HBO will unbundle from cable TV in 2015, but CEO hints at internet bundles originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Mimosa is trying to turn Wi-Fi from a local-area networking technology that connects devices in your home to a wide-area networking technology that connects homes in your neighborhood. Networking startup Mimosa develops a Wi-Fi link that could replace DSL originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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When it comes to dealing with European privacy law, there are no easy answers for Google nor its advisers -- but the outcome of this complex debate will have implications for many people. Searching for balance: An afternoon with Google’s European privacy roadshow originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Some members of the Hadoop community are proposing a new object storage environment for Hadoop, which would let the big data platform store data in a manner similar to popular cloud data stores such as Amazon S3, Microsoft Azure Storage and OpenStack Swift. Hortonworks is pitching an object store for Hadoop originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Sure, Apple is very likely introducing new iPads and possibly iMacs with retina display screens at Thursday's event. Don't overlook Apple TV though: This "hobby" could be an even bigger deal for Apple as we usher in the age of the smarthome. Apple event preview: New iPads, iMacs; yes, but Apple TV could shine in the spotlight originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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The latest New York City "land rush" is already turning into a party for cyber-squatters, who have snapped up some familiar names. The episode shows, again, how the system is geared in favor of the domain name industry, rather than brands or the public. Squatters pounce on .NYC domain names, New York Jets and other names up for sale originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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The fourth Galaxy Note replaces Samsung's traditional plastic body with a new aluminum edge, which makes the big smartphone feel lighter, more durable, and just plain nicer. Galaxy Note 4 review: Samsung’s pen-equipped flagship sports a new aluminum build originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Now that Azure users will be able to access the Docker Hub within the Azure management portal, it's going to be a whole lot easier for developers to spin up Docker containers on Microsoft's cloud. Microsoft and Docker team up to make sure containers can play nice on Azure originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Has your organization has been thinking about ways in which intelligent systems can be leveraged to improve business processes, transform operations, drive innovation and create new revenue streams? With input from our customers, we've identified a “top 8” list of considerations to address during your project design, and throughout implementation. Sponsored post: Top 8 design considerations for the Internet of Things originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Most people are these days using browsers that support the much safer TLS web encryption protocol, but some aren't, notably those still using Internet Explorer 6 -- most of whom seem to be in China. IE6 holdouts beware: Twitter and others kill SSL 3.0 support after “Poodle” bug discovery originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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It will be a long time before every car dashboard has its own internet connection, but at the rate Pandora is going it will probably be capable of streaming music to every single one of them. Pandora: We want to be the FM radio of the connected car originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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IBM is launching its generically named IoT Foundation product to act as a repository for device data and to provide a secure way to share that data between services. IBM launches a type of data escrow in the cloud for the internet of things originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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CSR recently rejected a bid from Microchip, but now the "Silicon Fen" firm's directors have given the thumbs-up to an approach from Qualcomm. Qualcomm to make a $2.5B bet on Bluetooth with CSR buy originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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If you paid attention for the last 18 months or so, you'd know that Google's long-term Chrome strategy is to turn the browser into a framework. On this week's Chrome Show, we explain why Hangouts is the next bit of evidence for that strategy. Chrome Show: New Chrome apps for Windows, OS X show Google’s strategy originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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The first smartphone to hit the United States market with a Intel LTE modem will only cost $200. Intel breaks into LTE smartphones with an affordable phone-tablet hybrid made by Asus originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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