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Millions use Facebook today but that's not enough for the company which started a long-term initiative to connect 5 billion more people to the web last year. The challenges can be overcome and help us transition to a global knowledge-based economy. How and why Facebook’s Internet.org wants to connect 5 billion more people originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Local governments are trying to make their spending more efficient by making their cities connected. They're starting one connected category at a time. Here’s what local governments care about when it comes to connected cities originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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At Saffron, we believe there should be a more natural human-machine collaboration where machines could learn about us, adapt to us, and anticipate what to do next based on knowledge of “us”. We created the first cognitive computing platform that will revolutionize the Internet of Things. Sponsored post: Cognitive Computing is about to change the world of the Internet of Things originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Google's Mario Queiroz said that 650 million people have now hit the cast button. An API for developers will let feed content into Backdrop, the device's customized home screen. Google exec: Chromecast V2 is coming; users have cast 650 million times originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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According to Qeexo CEO Chris Harrison, touchscreen devices are moving from multi-touch controls into a new type of interface he calls "rich touch." Why a guitar is a better multi-touch interface than the iPhone and how touchscreens can catch up originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Contributors are customers -- and other lessons for startups that got their initial funding from the crowd. Three lessons for building your company and planning your exit when your seed round is crowdfunded originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Google Chromebooks continue to ship in record numbers as they account for a greater percentage of commercial channel sales. ABI suggests 2014 Chromebook shipments will double from last year, making Microsoft's low-cost Windows strategy very important for the company. ABI Research: Chromebook shipments up 67% in the past three months originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Best-qualified candidates may not be the best fit for the team. LinkedIn's new search function analyzes a company's hiring pattern to see if a candidate would be a good culture fit too. LinkedIn’s Jeff Weiner on how to recruit and keep “rock stars” originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Ford Motor Company isn't ready to hand over the keys to an automaton quite yet, said Don Butler, head of the automaker's connected car division. Google cars are fine as far as they go, but Ford still sees the need for a human driver originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Jawbone CEO Hosain Rahman didn't exactly declare that he intends for the company to focus more on software than hardware, but said he believes that building wearable computing hardware for the masses is going to be tricky. Jawbone CEO: Wearable makers need “a level of personal taste that our industry hasn’t been used to” originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Privacy in the age of the internet has been pretty poor. It could be much harder in the age of the internet of things -- but experts from the White House, the ACLU and industry have some ideas about what to do. Can we hide from the “eye of Sauron” when everyday objects are attached to the internet? originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Firebase will bring its real-time data store and sync capabilities to Google Cloud Platform as part of Google's mobility push. Google snaps up Firebase to boost its mobile momentum originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Thingful founder Usman Haque told the Structure Connect 2014 audience that data generators need to have control of what they emit, and that will mean structuring internet of things systems accordingly. Why Thingful sees respect for data owners’ wishes as key to internet of things development originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Dish customers will have to live without CNN and Cartoon Network until both sides settle their carriage fee dispute. CNN, Cartoon Network go dark on Dish as another fee dispute unfolds originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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A new app uses Bluetooth connections to form an ad-hoc photo-oriented social network without an internet connection. Cirqle adds FireChat-style off-grid networking to its photo sharing app originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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We don't know much about Magic Leap. But it is boldly presenting itself as a company that can solve the most pressing issues facing augmented reality. Magic Leap raises $542 million Series B to bring realistic augmented reality to life originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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If someone asked you to create an ROI model for an investment in Internet of Things connectivity, where would you start, and what metrics should you be measuring to ensure you are delivering a higher quality of products and services at a lower cost? Sponsored post: Quantifying the ROI of IoT initiatives originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Getty Images, which has a reputation for nasty legal tactics, says it's changing its approach to treat infringers as "customers who make a mistake." Getty Images claims to turn away from controversial copyright tactics, but critics remain originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Startup Aquion Energy was one of the first of its competitors to get a factory up and running. Now it's producing the second generation of its battery. Startup Aquion Energy shows off the next generation of its battery for solar and the grid originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Tablets have turned into Verizon's big of source of growth, which means Verizon might be vulnerable as the iPad Air 2 goes on sale. Verizon is the only major carrier incompatible with Apple's new SIM card. Tablets continue to drive Verizon’s growth in Q3 originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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The Norwegian printed electronics firm Thin Film – which we recently covered for its smart label partnership with Cisco-backed Evrythng – has taken a healthy $23 million in investment from local conglomerate Ferd. Thin Film CEO Davor Sutija said in a statement that the investment, for […] Norway’s Thin Film gets $23M to fund printed electronics roadmap originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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The latest updates from key players, mergers & acquisitions, executive transitions, and funding news across the cloud market in 3Q. Containers and clustering technology led third quarter cloud news originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Looking for an option to the verification codes Google uses for 2-step authentication? You can now access your Google accounts on Chrome using a USB Security Key for that second step. This USB key secures and unlocks your Google account in Chrome originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Homeboy is offering a wireless IP camera that can take video from basically anywhere, integrates with other services and costs $149. More fun with low-power Wi-Fi and IP cameras from Homeboy originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer said his decision to step down was his alone and not made under pressure. Ballmer: No one asked me to step down from Microsoft originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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