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After the beheading of journalist James Foley by the terrorist group ISIS, social-media platforms like Twitter and YouTube are cracking down on the sharing of images and video of his death. But should they be the ones who decide what we can see and what we can't? Should Twitter and YouTube remove images of James Foley’s beheading, or do we have a right to see them? originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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Want to stop paying $100 for TV a month, but still have access to live television from networks like ABC and CBS? This new antenna promises a cheap fix. With this new $10 antenna, you have no excuse not to try over-the-air TV originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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VMware plans to rebrand vCloud Hybrid Services as vCloud Air, sources said. The news leaked in advance of VMworld 2014. Say so long to vCheese and hello to vCloud Air originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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Netflix's prison drama Orange is the New Black is resonating with file sharers worldwide, but the streaming company is still trailing traditional broadcasters when it comes to piracy levels. Netflix’s Orange is the New Black got pirated more than 60 million times originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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Details are sketchy but it appears Verizon is looking to band carriers together for a new global mobile app store. We've been down this road before with alternative app stores and it always ends the same: At a dead end. Sure, carriers like Verizon may want their own app store, but do customers? Nope originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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Sure, there the usual assortment of "X for Y" startups, but science and bitcoin companies abounded at startup accelerator Y Combinator's Summer 2014 demo day. Biotech, nuclear fusion, and bitcoin: Highlights of Y Combinator’s summer 2014 class originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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In this webinar, we will examine the immediate need to extend identity to customer audiences, the risks of doing so using legacy software, and the most effective path businesses can take to build for the future while recognizing value today. We will discuss real-world examples in the automotive, marketing, and other industries, and draw lessons that businesses of all sorts can use. Gigaom Research webinar: Customer-facing identity: securing and monetizing customer relationships at scale originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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The Android Security Modules (ASM) framework, proposed by U.S. and German researchers, would make it easier to install security modules on Android devices without the need for rooting or firmware updates. Researchers propose new Android security framework that could aid BYOD schemes originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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Don't miss Silicon Valley's design conference. Announcing Google’s VP Design, Android, Matias Duarte at Roadmap 2014 originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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This is not your dad's walkie-talkie. OnBeep wants to produce beautiful wearable devices that will let consumers communicate with select colleagues without staring down at their phones OnBeep snags $6.25M to push pretty, heads-up push-to-talk devices originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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The largest retail bookseller in the United States is now in the business of selling Samsung tablets. As was announced earlier this summer, Barnes & Nobel will discontinue its own line of skinned Android tablets and instead will partner with Samsung to sell a Nook-branded version of the […] Barnes & Noble’s newest Nook tablet is a rebranded Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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Tension is building between the telecom industry, which is using state laws to shut down cities from building broadband networks, and the FCC, where chairman Tom Wheeler repeated a warning that he will overrule such laws. FCC can knock out state laws that limit broadband, Wheeler warns originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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China's massive population is an attractive target for smartphone makers but that doesn't mean the U.S. should be ignored. ZTE's latest effort is an unlocked $279 Android phone with beefy cameras and support for LTE networks. ZTE tries to crack the US market with a $279 mid-range phone originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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While online personalization has been around for a while, only now are things really lining up for implementing it in a truly meaningful way for consumers online, in stores, and interacting with smartphones. How retailers can deliver effective personalization originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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Startup Siluria has raised almost $100 million for its natural gas to chemicals and fuels tech. Saudi Aramco backs natural gas tech startup Siluria originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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If true, this would make the Community Health Systems hack, which saw attackers steal 4.5 million people's records, the first of its scale to exploit the OpenSSL bug. US hospital hack began with Heartbleed exploit, security firm claims originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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Fitting in with early pics of reported dummy cases for the iPhone 6, a schematic drawing suggests the iPhone 6 camera ring could slightly protrude outward: It's not easy to make a thin camera sensor with improved quality and lenses. Why it makes sense that the iPhone 6 could be thinner than its camera sensor originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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Use this total cost of ownership (TCO) calculator to compare the cost of running your applications in an on-premises or traditional hosting environment to AWS. Describe your on-premises or hosting environment configuration to produce a detailed cost comparison with AWS. Launch Calculator. Sponsored post: Calculate the TCO of on-premises infrastructure compared to the AWS Cloud originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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The company pushes beyond its telecom roots but also wields networking expertise to offer what it says is a price-competitive private cloud that can burst to its big public cloud brother. CenturyLink continues revitalization with new private cloud originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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Windows laptops can surely run more apps than a Chromebook so if the devices are priced the same, people will simply choose the Microsoft option, right? Not necessarily because the experience of the two devices is surely going to be different. Chrome Show: Which is the better low-cost experience, Windows or Chrome OS? originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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The stealth startup helps people understand how network traffic flows throughout their data centers in order to prevent hacking attacks. Security startup vArmour targets the hybrid cloud with a $21M funding round originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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The startup's take on software-defined storage allows users to partition high-speed storage into individual clusters that virtual machines can take advantage of. PernixData rakes in $35M to help companies virtualize their storage originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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The injunction orders Apple, Google and Microsoft to not only remove Secret (or a Secret client, in Microsoft's case) from their app stores, but also to remotely wipe it from citizens' handsets. Secret may be banned in Brazil over anonymity, after judge grants preliminary injunction originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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Michael Halbherr has stepped down as CEO of Nokia Here, the Finnish firm’s mapping and location-based services division, after just a few months in the role. He had been with Nokia for eight years and on its leadership team for three, but he only took the […] Nokia Here chief Halbherr steps down a few months after taking CEO role originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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Many media outlets have figured out that they need to focus on mobile, but for the most part their apps fail to take advantage of the smartphone's potential, and if they aren't careful Google will get there before they do If you’re a media company, your mobile competition isn’t other news entities, it’s Google Now originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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