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Data warehouse vendor has made its fourth acquisition of the year, announcing on Wednesday it has bought data-archiving specialist RainStor for an undisclosed amount. RainStor builds an archival system that can sit on top of Hadoop and, it claims, compress data volumes by up to 95 […] Teradata dives further into Hadoop with RainStor acquisition originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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The success of email newsletters is a sign of how powerful -- and valuable -- personal curation can be for readers who are swamped by an ever-growing flood of real-time information Here’s why email newsletters can be so powerful — and valuable originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Everyone’s favorite media center app Plex just took another major step towards total living room domination: Plex announced a new app for Sony’s PlayStation 3 and 4 Wednesday that largely offers the same looks and functionality as Plex’s recently-launched Xbox One app. However, the new app is first […] Plex is coming to the PlayStation with apps for PS3 and PS4 originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Time Warner Cable and wireless ISP Boingo signed a roaming deal in June, which allows TWC’s broadband customers to use Boingo’s Wi-Fi hotspots at airports and convention centers and Boingo subscribers to tap TWC’s growing network of outdoor hotspots in its cable territory. These kinds of deals are […] Time Warner Cable, Boingo turn on Hotspot 2.0 originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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The next generation of geothermal energy technology — called enhanced or engineered geothermal, or EGS for short — has long been just out of reach in a commercial sense. Why? Because it’s just been too expensive mostly due to the high cost of drilling new enhanced […] Can new drill tech unleash the potential of geothermal energy? originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Open-source platform Docker and its contributing community makes Linux container technology more accessible through simpler, more-powerful tools. What Docker and the Linux container ecoysystem look like in 2014 originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Vessel, the online video startup co-founded by former Hulu CEO Jason Kilar and former Hulu CTO Richard Tom, is going to launch in early 2015 with a unique proposition: Vessel wants to give consumers early access to videos that they’d otherwise watch on YouTube. From the […] Jason Kilar’s Vessel delays launch, opens up to creators originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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BlackBerry officially launched the BlackBerry Classic at an event in New York’s financial district on Wednesday. It’s the first new BlackBerry device since 2011 to actually resemble what most people think of when they think “BlackBerry”: A QWERTY keyboard-equipped phone with physical navigation keys, including a touch trackpad. Obviously, […] The BlackBerry Classic is an explicit appeal to nostalgia originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Google Android Wear watches can already help you manage tasks but ToDoist thinks it has a better solution. That’s why the company is shrinking down its popular to-do app to fit on a smaller screen: ToDoist for Android Wear support is now included in the free […] Tasks on your wrist: ToDoist arrives on Android Wear watches originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Subscribers to Dish’s satellite TV service can now access Netflix right on their set-top box, the companies announced on Wednesday. The partnership is a major strategic coup for the online video service, and reflects a new level of integration between online and traditional TV. According to a news release,  will […] Netflix now on Dish’s Hopper in first big pay-TV partnership originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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The TV industry has already shut down Aereo at the Supreme Court and driven it into bankruptcy, but that’s apparently not enough: now CBS, Fox, NBC and other big broadcasters are asking a judge to block any asset sale that would allow the defunct streaming TV […] Broadcasters try to block Aereo asset sale, $90M tax transfer originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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It’s that time of year where we gear up for the annual Consumer Electronics Show held in Las Vegas. Last year we saw the new LG Chromebase and Toshiba Chromebook, even though you couldn’t purchase either for weeks after. That’s likely the case in 2015 as […] Chrome Show: The first two Chromebooks likely to appear at CES originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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When does a software keyboard become more than just a set of letters and numbers? When it gets extended for new and improved uses. And that’s exactly what Fleksy is getting through the addition of extensions: Options to become what the company calls the “hub of all your input […] Fleksy keyboard expands its uses with new extensions originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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San Francisco-based computer vision startup Fyusion released a new version of its Fyuse app for iOS and Android Wednesday that allows consumers to record unique 3D photospheres that the company has dubbed “surround view.” The company believes that this could augment all kinds of things, ranging from selfies […] Fyusion’s cool 3D photos could one day power user-generated VR originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Google has updated its experimental End-to-End email encryption plugin for Chrome and moved the project to GitHub. The firm said in a Tuesday blog post that it had “always believed strongly that End-To-End must be an open source project.” The alpha-stage, OpenPGP-based extension now includes the […] Google’s alpha-stage email encryption plugin lands on GitHub originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Sony has announced its own take on the smart glass concept. To be formally unveiled at CES next month, the Single-Lens Display Module can be attached to existing glasses, to add a heads-up display and general smartness. The unit clips round the back of the user’s […] Sony’s smart glass uses regular glasses, aims for sports and work originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Twitter is reportedly teaming up with Foursquare to power location-based tweets, according to Business Insider.  Location features are key to Twitter’s product roadmap, because the company believes such contextual information will make the service more useful for people. But there’s lots of product changes that would make Twitter […] Rumored Twitter-Foursquare partnership shows Yik Yak is a threat originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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According to Business Insider, Snapchat may have bought a glasses company called Vergence Labs for $15 million. Vergence Labs makes frames that can shoot and store video, akin to Google Glass. Business Insider pulled the deal term information from the hacked Sony documents, emails sent by Sony Entertainment’s CEO […] Report: Snapchat might have bought a glasses company originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Medium has launched another sponsored magazine -- or collection of articles -- that is focused on a specific topic, in this case travel. Media companies should be watching closely Why media companies should pay attention to Medium’s native ads originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Ever since the iPad first came out, people have wanted to use their Apple tablets as a second computer monitor, but most of the software that makes that possible transfers data over Wi-Fi — introducing lag and inconsistency. A new app called Duet Display will turn your iPad into […] Got an iPad and this app? You’ve got a second Mac screen originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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When Panasonic Automotive bought the internet radio service Aupeo in 2013, it was clear that the Berlin-based streamer was going to head off in a different direction from rivals such as Pandora. And now we know how. In the coming days, Aupeo Personal Radio will become […] After Panasonic takeover, Aupeo’s Personal Radio goes car-focused originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Google announced Tuesday that the company is shutting down Freebase, the crowdsourced knowledge base it acquired in 2010 when it bought Metaweb. Freebase is a popular source of information about topics — more than 46 million of them — that can be searched, queried like a […] Google is shutting down its Freebase knowledge base originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Rackspace is now an official member of the OpenPower Foundation, the IBM-created organization whose job is to help oversee IBM’s open-source chips; these chips are posed to give Intel’s x86 chips a run for their money. The cloud provider said in a blog post Tuesday that it […] Rackspace joins the OpenPower Foundation originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Methane, in small quantities, is a constant on Mars. The scientists behind the Curiosity rover have seen that for years now. But a paper published Tuesday details that NASA is seeing something else too: pockets of methane at concentrations 10 times higher than normal. That could indicate […] Martian methane spikes could hint at life (but probably not) originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Well this is unusual. Buildzoom, an application for finding home contractors, is turning to the crowds to ID a woman who has robbed it multiple times. Specifically, the crowds on Tinder. Camera footage caught a pretty good shot of the woman’s face, so Buildzoom turned her into a […] The Tinder for crime-fighting might just be Tinder originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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