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Apple CEO Tim Cook made some big claims about his company's privacy policies and took some veiled shots at Google's, but all isn't necessarily what it seems. Apple isn't entirely good, and Google isn't entirely evil. So Apple doesn’t collect as much data as Google. Maybe it should originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Google has told the Washington Post that the upcoming Android L will include encryption by default, in a way that won't let Google itself access what's on users' devices. Like iOS 8, Android L will reportedly make it harder for cops to access what’s on your phone originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Europe’s data protection authorities (DPAs) have agreed on a common set of tools to help them deal with those seeking the right to be de-linked from search engines. The tools include a dashboard that will help regulators judge whether cases are similar to those that have […] European privacy regulators build mechanisms for handling ‘right to be de-linked’ cases originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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A Friday report in Vedomosti suggests that, on 22 September, President Putin will meet with the country's security council to discuss the possibility of cutting out the foreign internet in times of strife. Russia considering separation from global internet in ‘emergencies’, report says originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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There are still a lot of people who want to talk on traditional phones at home, but don't see the point in maintaing separate home and mobile numbers. Now Sprint is targeting those customers. Sprint’s newest gadget lets you route mobile calls over a wired phone originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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YouTube is once again investing in original content. But this time around, it is focusing on producers who are already successful on the site. YouTube is spending more money on original content originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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It’s official. Alibaba is going to be the largest IPO in US history. The company is going public Friday and just settled on its opening price — a whopping $68. That means Alibaba expects to raise $21.8 billion, with a valuation of roughly $168 billion. Analysts expect […] Alibaba settles on its IPO price — $68 originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Following the news that Larry Ellison is stepping down from his CEO perch at long-time rival Oracle, SAP said on Thursday that it now has 50 million cloud users following its purchase of Concur. SAP buys out Concur Technologies in a $8.3 billion deal originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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On this week's Structure Show, Facebook's James Pearce and how the new TODO group can help people better maintain and manage open source software after it's released. Launching open-source projects is easy, keeping them running well? Not so much originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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As part of a publicity campaign for his book, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange did one of Reddit's "Ask Me Anything" group interviews, and talked about Bitcoin, Google and its chairman Eric Schmidt, and what the U.S. should do about the terrorist group ISIS WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange talks about Bitcoin, Google, ISIS and censorship originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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The more things change ... Ellison may no longer be Oracle's CEO-for-life, but he's still running the show. So, huge changes at Oracle with Ellison stepping down right? Wrong! originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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The official Twitpic account just tweeted that the company isn’t shutting down after all. It’s being acquired, although the tweet didn’t specify what company is saving the day. “We will post more details as we can disclose them,” it said. The announcement comes a few weeks after […] Twitpic says it’s getting acquired but it won’t say by whom originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Portland-based consultancy INDUSTRY believes design starts with a question. They answer it by designing with meaning. Recently the group tackled the challenges of urban biking, resulting in the world’s first connected, 3D-printed titanium lifestyle bike. And they redefined cycling at the same time. Sponsored post: Can a bike’s design inspire more people to ride? originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Larry Ellison, co-founder Oracle, will no longer be the company's CEO. Instead, Ellison is transitioning to executive chairman and chief technology officer role, and two Oracle veterans will both take the CEO title. Larry Ellison to step down as Oracle CEO; will remain CTO, Catz and Hurd promoted to CEO originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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The developer kit edition of Meta's glasses has come a long way since last December. But it's clear that augmented reality is still in its infancy. Finally: Meta begins shipping its augmented reality glasses to developers originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Android has always made it easy to share content between apps and now iOS 8 does the same. There are already a number of apps taking advantage of the iOS 8 Extensions functionality; here are a few examples to get you started. Extensions in iOS 8 are great: Here’s what they do and where to find them originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Did you download a new keyboard for your iPhone or iPad yesterday? If you did, you’ve got company. Swype and Flesky, which both cost $1, top the Apple App Store paid list today and SwiftKey tops the free list, with over half a million downloads on Wednesday, […] Looks like third-party keyboards are a hit for iOS users originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Facebook has tweaked its algorithm to surface more timely stories. Is the company trying to redeem itself from the Ferguson-Ice Bucket feed problem? Facebook updates its algorithm (yet) again. Here’s what to expect. originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Stephen Phillips co-founded We Are Hunted and led Twitter's music efforts. Now he's back with a new music discovery site. Meet Wonder.fm: We Are Hunted’s co-founder is back with a new music discovery site originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Apple has introduced a new way to buy multiple apps at one time in iOS 8. Called "Bundles," the feature currently offers multiple paid apps in one download at a discount, but it has potential to do more. The new bundled app feature in iOS 8 has potential beyond discounted games originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Design is emerging as the most valuable force in the tech industry. A design arms race: Apple & Google stock up originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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If you were waiting to get a new Moto X on Sprint's network, you might be waiting forever. Motorola says the new flagship won't be coming to Sprint. Could the carrier's Spark network be the issue? Sorry Sprint folks, it appears there’s no new Moto X coming your way originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Osmo's kids game suite, which combines real-world objects with iPad apps, has been pre-ordered more than two million times. Now, the company is adding customization options. Osmo clocks more than $2M in pre-sales for its iPad games, adds customization options originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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New Zealand's highest court has ruled that a blogger was engaged in journalism, and therefore is entitled to certain protections afforded to journalists, even though he was not affiliated with a traditional media organization New Zealand’s highest court: Anyone can be a journalist, and that includes bloggers originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Twilio isn't just offering MMS up as consumer-facing communications service. CEO Jeff Lawson believes it will become a key way of sending data between devices and the cloud on the internet of things. Twilio starts sending pictures to landlines and expands into the internet of things originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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