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Netflix still isn’t releasing any ratings for season 3 of House of Cards, which premiered on the service last Friday, but there are some indicators suggesting that the show is doing pretty well: Traffic management specialist Sandvine reported this week that the Netflix traffic of one […] House of Cards season 3 debut causes traffic and Twitter spikes originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…

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Video livestreaming app Meerkat is the tech world’s latest darling, but its co-founder isn’t so sure it will outlast the hype. If you missed the initial Meerkat news wave, here’s a quick overview: It lets you livestream video of whatever you’re doing from your phone whether you’re […] Meerkat founder: “The novelty of livestreaming wears off” originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…

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Apple iPhone and iPad owners opting to use the official Gmail application have a compelling upgrade waiting for them notes The Verge. The newest version of Gmail for iOS takes advantage of Apple’s willingness to let third-party apps share information and have actionable notifications. Gmail for iOS […] Gmail for iOS just got easier to use with this software update originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…

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Apartment-sharing startup Airbnb has open sourced a tool called Airpal that the company built to give more of its employees access to the data they need for their jobs. Airpal is built atop the Presto SQL engine that Facebook created in order to speed access to data […] Airbnb open sources SQL tool built on Facebook’s Presto database originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…

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Perhaps we knew that the ethics debate of Artificial Intelligence was coming all along with directors like James Cameron and Neill Blomkamp’s visions playing out as worst case scenarios on the big screen. Yet today’s debate revolves around the concerns of well-respected AI masterminds like Stephen […] Upcoming Gigaom Event: Taking a closer look at artificial intelligence originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…

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The notion that pay-as-you-go cloud computing will eliminate shelfware — paid-for but unused computing resources — has always been suspect.  Last year I wrote that the proliferation of unused compute instances — zombie resources that are allegedly active but not doing productive work — could be a big […] Microsoft faces specter of shelfware in the cloud era originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…

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A U.K House of Lords committee has recommended that, in the long term, people operating drones for leisure may need to register them so their owners can be traced. The House’s European Union Committee issued a report on Thursday into various aspects of drone regulation. It […] Personal drone registration will become necessary, U.K. Lords say originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…

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Technical Machine, a startup making a development boards for the internet of things, has launched a second generation product that has more power and better Wi-Fi. The Tessel 2 goes on sale today for $35 and will act more as a hub device mediating the inputs […] Technical Machine launches new board and makes production easier originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…

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When you think of using a computer with a 4k video monitor, a Chromebox probably doesn’t come to mind. After all, those little boxes are just wimpy little browsers, right? Acer is out to prove that thought wrong by adding an Intel Core i3 option to […] Acer’s newest Chromebox packs more power, 4k video support originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…

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Dropbox is rolling out a new feature called Groups and a related API that should make it easier for businesses to manage all of their content stored in Dropbox, the file-sync-and share company is set to reveal on Thursday. The new feature is now available for […] With Dropbox Groups, businesses can finally sort folders based on departments originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…

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Yesterday’s Bloomberg report on big iPad delays seems to have gotten a few people in Apple’s supply chain talking. On Thursday, the Wall Street Journal and Digitimes both followed up with their own stories on the rumored “iPad Pro” with a 12.9-inch screen. However, some of the details in […] Would Apple really stick a USB port on an iPad? originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…

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A 12-inch MacBook Air is in production for the second quarter of this year, reports the Wall Street Journal. That leads to a question about Apple’s “Spring Forward” press event this coming Monday: Will Apple introduce a new laptop alongside its Apple Watch? There’s little doubt plans to reveal […] Why a new 12-inch MacBook Air could debut alongside Apple Watch originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…

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New Relic has named John Gray, a former long-time channel exec for Oracle, as its new SVP of business development. Gray, who was most recently at LivePerson, brings long experience dealing with channel partners in the hotly contested enterprise software arena. New Relic, already a hit […] New Relic drafts former Oracle exec to lead biz dev originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…

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At TIBCO, we believe just visualizing data isn’t enough. Embedded deep in the brains of data scientists lays a knowledge set that can truly benefit any one of us who has ever struggled with the dilemma of which graph to choose for a given data set. […] Sponsored post: Smart Analytics – data visualization works smarter so you don’t have to originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…

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Opower has long been the energy software player to beat. But almost a year after it went public at $25 per share on the New York Stock Exchange, the company is faced with the task of continued substantial growth as new competitors emerge. The company’s shares […] As growth slows, Opower looks beyond energy efficiency originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…

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If you are confused about Hewlett-Packard’s cloud plan of action, this week’s guest will lay it out for you. Bill Hilf, the SVP of Helion product management, makes his second appearance on the show (does that make him our Alec Baldwin?) to talk about HP’s many-clouds-one-management […] The Hadoop wars, HP cloud(s) and IBM’s big win originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…

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Ordinarily I wouldn’t be writing multiple stories about technical previews of a new browser, but Jon von Tetzchner’s new Vivaldi keeps coming up with surprises even before it hits the beta stage. Vivaldi’s second technical preview, released Thursday, adds expected features such as bookmarks, but it […] Vivaldi browser’s latest features include “fast forward and rewind” originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…

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Solar developer SunEdison has acquired a young startup that develops battery projects in conjunction with solar projects called Solar Grid Storage. The companies planned to announce the deal on Thursday morning, and Reuters reported the purchase Wednesday night. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, […] SunEdison acquires battery project startup Solar Grid Storage originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…

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One of the biggest tropes in the era of big data is that data is the new oil — it’s very valuable to the companies that have it, but only after it has been mined and processed. The analogy makes some sense, but it ignores the […] Data might be the new oil, but a lot of us just need gasoline originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…

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One of the challenges associated with the internet of things is figuring out where to put all that data. If you have dozens of connected devices talking to the cloud (and that is a big if) you’ve got to think about where that data lives, how […] Stephan Wolfram writes nifty IoT data store for his nifty software stack originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…

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An unannounced Apple product has been delayed, according to Bloomberg, which is reporting that production of the long-rumored 12.9-inch iPad is scheduled to start in September. This news makes it even unlikelier that Apple will introduce its “iPad Pro” at its Apple Watch event in San Francisco […] Sounds as if the big iPad isn’t launching any time soon originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…

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Ten-year-old artisanal e-commerce site Etsy just filed to go public, hoping to raise up to $100 million. Etsy chose the NASDAQ over the NYSE and landed its own name as its stock ticker — ETSY. According to the filing, the company generated revenue of $195.6 million […] Etsy files for an IPO, looks to raise up to $100M originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…

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What do LeBron James and Sheryl Sandberg have in common? They both are standing behind a new public awareness program telling men to split household chores and help with kids’ homework, among other actions. It’s the “Lean In Together” movement and it’s about motivating men to make sure […] The NBA and Lean In Foundation are partnering to promote gender equality originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…

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While Oculus is still “baby stepping” out its app store for the Samsung Gear VR, Oculus CTO John Carmack said the company plans to do a broad release of the virtual reality headset during Samsung’s next product release cycle — presumably the Note release event in September. […] Samsung’s Gear VR slated for full release by the end of the year originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…

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Google has a new real-time messaging system available in beta for its cloud service called Google Cloud Pub/Sub, the company said on Wednesday in a blog post. The system in theory will enable applications and services to communicate with each other in real time, regardless if […] Google’s new service will ease real-time communications for applications originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…

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