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Many people see Google Glass or other wearables and immediately think "Great; here's another device to distract me from my surroundings." Designed with micro interactions in mind, however, these can actually give you more to experience the world around you. How good wearable design can actually reduce tech distractions originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Byron Sebastian, the former CEO of Heroku who was most recently an executive vice president at Salesforce.com, is joining the board of directors at developer darling Codenvy. The company sells a cloud service, and software, that uses Docker containers to simplify the configuration, deployment and sharing of development environments. Sebastian, […] Ex-Heroku CEO Byron Sebastian joins the board at Codenvy originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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K.K. Barrett obviously favors good design, but only if the device works well as a tool first. He also explained why it was a good choice to go with Scarlett Johansson's unusual voice. Why Her‘s production designer thinks about function before design originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Designer Craig Mod said that some of the most important parts of a piece of software or hardware are the small details that most users will never even be aware of. Good design is about the things that most users never notice originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Last year T-Mobile started offering free SMS and 2G data to customers that ventured beyond U.S. borders. Now it’s taking a crack at the other side of that cross-border communication equation. T-Mobile starts selling cheap international voice plans originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Dating site eHarmony is overhauling its IT infrastructure with a lot of open source technology. CTO Thod Nguyen explains what the company is looking to use and why it made those choices. Why eHarmony is rebuilding itself atop Hadoop and (probably) OpenStack originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Qualcomm is moving beyond mobile chips and will target the data center market with new server-chips, according to Qualcomm CEO Steve Mollenkopf. Mollenkopf detailed the mobile chip-maker’s plans during its annual analyst day meeting in New York City, reported Barron's. Qualcomm aims to build server chips that power the data center originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Every year, tens of thousands of consumers spend millions of dollars on services that purport to "clean" their computers, and protect them from spyware and malware. In reality, many of these services are elaborate scams involving fake tech support and sleazy tele-marketers. FTC shuts down massive “PC cleaner” scam originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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The suite helps companies map and analyze the crazy amount of third-party code that often runs on their webpages, for performance, security and marketing purposes. To do this, it uses data submitted by users of the free Ghostery plugin. Ghostery uses plugin data to power new enterprise marketing suite originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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BitTorrent wants to make one-off file sharing across local networks as well as the internet easier with a new tool that aims to take on Apple’s AirDrop. BitTorrent wants to take on AirDrop with new file sharing tool originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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As mobile data demands grow, carriers, municipalities, and businesses are looking to small cells where legacy macrocell networks fail, but growth inhibitors could derail mass adoption. How small cell technologies will meet the growing need for mobile data originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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On Wednesday, Duolingo launched a version of its language-learning game for Windows Phone, because Microsoft's platform is prominent in emerging markets where Duolingo wants to establish itself. Translation game Duolingo launches a version for Windows Phone originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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This analyst webinar will recap the key cloud phenomena to date and, more importantly, discuss key predictions about the cloud tomorrow. Join Gigaom Research and our sponsor Telx on December 2. Gigaom Research webniar: Cloud 2014 – a look back and a look ahead originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Enterprises can use data centers and cloud computing together to meet the infrastructure needs of emerging applications and new requirements. How emerging applications are changing the way enterprises consider data centers originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Google is starting to roll out a "mobile-friendly" badge on its search pages for sites that are designed for iPhones and Android devices. Mobile-friendly sites might get a boost in Google search results originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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The head of the House Judiciary Committee, Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), said on Tuesday that a bipartisan bill to fix America's dysfunctional patent system failed this spring after it ran into the "DC version of quicksand known as the Senate," but that 2015 will be a different story. Patent reform is likely in 2015. Here’s what it could look like originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Telenav now has two apps called Scout, but they offer different user interfaces and somewhat different functionality. One is for North America and the other -- brought in through Telenav's Skobbler takeover -- for the rest of the world. Telenav outs Scout app, not to be confused with its other Scout app originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Samsung took the next step in its quest to revamp its media services Wednesday with the launch of Milk Video11, a mobile video aggregation app that puts the focus squarely on short-form content. Milk Video aggregates videos from a variety of sources, including YouTube, Vevo, Vice, […] Samsung’s new Milk Video app is all about taking on YouTube originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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While businesses may want to use big data analytics to gain a competitive advantage, on-premise Hadoop comes with its own set of drawbacks. Hadoop that’s hosted on the cloud has the potential to solve these challenges while giving businesses data-driven results. Sponsored post: Pitfalls of on-premise Hadoop spur rise of hosted Hadoop originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Red Hat purchased FeedHenry and its mobile app development platform in September; now it's updating it with tools to better support collaborative development. Red Hat spiffs up FeedHenry with better collaboration tools originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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The plucky Finns unveiled their first tablet on Wednesday and had it crowdfunded within hours. Jolla crowdfunds tablet in a couple of hours originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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CipherCloud has landed a $50 million funding round, bringing total investment to $80.1 million. The San Jose-based startup specializes in securing an organization’s cloud environment through encryption and monitoring services. CipherCloud rakes in $50M to encrypt corporate data in the cloud originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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As expected, the British telecommunications regulator Ofcom has decided to free up spectrum in the 700MHz for mobile broadband use. Already used for 4G/LTE in the U.S. and Asia, this spectrum is great for long-range deployments and providing in-building coverage, and it’s a couple of years […] UK to clear 700MHz spectrum for mobile broadband use by 2022 originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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The flawed bill fell two votes short of what was needed, creating an odd situation where the bulk collection of communications records and other metadata can continue for now, but some of the underpinning legislation becomes likely to expire in mid-2015. Surveillance-limiting USA Freedom Act fails to clear Senate originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Microsoft Azure is having troubles again, the company acknowledged Tuesday night. According to a status update, Azure's Traffic Manager was experiencing "a multi-region partial performance degradation." Microsoft Azure afflicted again originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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