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The tech world may be in love with the Oculus Rift and its mobile offspring, the Gear VR headset, but Avatar director James Cameron thinks it's all a big yawn. James Cameron doesn’t think Oculus is a big deal originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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MCX can't have members break ranks and support Apple Pay or Google Wallet. Its own forthcoming app CurrentC will challenge both the mobile and finance industries, so it needs solidarity among its retail members. Can it achieve that? You’re either in or you’re out of MCX’s mobile payments club. Here’s why retailers are staying in originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Keen Home, which is making a connected vent, has raised $1.52 million to help it bring its product to market this coming spring. Connected vents are a thing! Keen Home gets $1.5M seed round originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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The long-promised printer will be available to everyone in 2016. In the meantime, partners like Shapeways will be able to test it. HP promises a fast, colorful 3D enterprise printer for 2016 that will cost…something originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Consumers have been waiting forever for real TV options over the internet -- now they may finally get them. Here's what the FCC's big announcement could mean for you. Did the dam just open for internet TV? What the FCC news means for the cable industry and you originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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What that guy's name again? Wasn't he in that other movie too? Google Play Movies users can now find relevant information in the app's new second-screen experience as they watch a flick on the big screen. Google Play Movies is getting second-screen smarts for Chromecast originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Appealing to its faithful customer base, BlackBerry is building buzz for the upcoming BlackBerry Classic; a QWERTY-based handset with 3.5-inch square touch display that should appeal to long-time BlackBerry users. John Chen on the BlackBerry Classic: “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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My first look at the Nexus 6 smartphone shows what could be the first "no compromise" Nexus handset. And that's good for Google and Android since major U.S. carriers will be selling the large device to consumers. Hands on with the Nexus 6: A Nexus phone Google hopes is one for the masses originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Myspace could have been what Facebook and YouTube are now if News Corp. hadn't messed it up, according to Rupert Murdoch, who also believes that it will take a long time for HBO to succeed online. Rupert Murdoch on Myspace: We just messed it up originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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With your operating system expressed as a relational database, you can run SQL queries to see how your OS is performing, troubleshoot issues and even discover malicious activity lurking about. Facebook open sources project that lets you view your OS as a relational database originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Twitter and IBM have partnered on a deal that will integrate Twitter data into various IBM software products and cloud services, and will result in a new certification for 10,000 IBM consultants. It's a good deal for IBM, but probably better for Twitter. Twitter partners with IBM to get its data into the enterprise originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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While product and application development are embracing continuous deployment, DevOps, and other highly-automated agility-focused methodologies, the back office  – the “business behind the business” – remains in the past. Human resources, Legal, and Accounting are the last remaining strongholds of labor-intensive manual processes, and the costs […] Gigaom Research webinar: Automating operations: digitizing back office communications originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Here's what SoundCloud CEO Alexander Ljung, Universal Music CEO Lucian Grainge and DreamWorks Animation CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg think about the future of the media and entertainment business. Three lessons for the media business from three very different media executives originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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While the original Truecaller app provides handy information about incoming calls, the Truedialer app aims to do the same with outgoing calls, while replacing the user's standard contacts app. Truecaller makes good on its phonebook vision with new Truedialer app originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Recent comments by machine learning experts have caused a stir, but debate over the novelty or architecture of deep learning might be best left in academia . As AI techniques make their way into developers' hands, whether they catch on depends on whether they're useful. It doesn’t matter if deep learning mimics the brain or Watson is cognitive. It matters if they work originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Strava, an app that tracks athletes’ runs, rides and routes using GPS from a smartphone or watch, has raised $18.5 million led by Sequoia. Sigma West and Madrone Capital Partners also participated in the round, bring Strava to $50 million raised in all. Strava is an […] Fitness data company Strava gets $18.5M originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Reddit has launched a crowdfunding platform for its members called Redditmade -- another in a series of bets that Reddit has made on the power of its community, something traditional media companies could learn from Reddit adds a crowdfunding layer for its members — are you paying attention, media companies? originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Osama Bedier, the former head of Google Wallet, has started his own company to build the modern cash register. Instead of competing with Square, though, Poynt is targeting NCR and VeriFone. New startup Poynt reinvents the counter-top credit card payments terminal originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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In the latest example of a phone company getting punished for dodgy billing practices, Verizon will pay for over-charging Family SharePlan members between 2001 and 2006. Verizon will pay $64 million to settle claims over Family Plan over-billing originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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The hub's development is only on the Spanish carrier group's to-do list, so there are scant details right now, but it will handle the fixed lighting and heating that Thinking Things can't yet control. Telefónica will build a hub to extend the functionality of its Thinking Things sensor platform originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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What's the deal with this virtually unknown battery startup, Alevo? A battery startup no one has heard of says it’s building a billion-dollar factory in North Carolina originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Bahnhof is the only Swedish ISP to still be holding out against a local data retention law that should arguably have been struck down following a major EU court ruling earlier this year. Swedish ISP Bahnhof threatened with fine for not storing customer data for law enforcement originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Today's CIOs can best serve their companies -- and their own careers -- by focusing on customer needs instead of turf wars, says Charlie Feld. Forget “information” – CIOs should be chief integration officers, says former CIO originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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The target audience is developers who want to build OpenStack applications and websites for small and mid-sized businesses. DreamHost releases broader beta of OpenStack-based public cloud originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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The charity has launched a service called Samaritans Radar, which helps and encourages Twitter users to support potentially depressed contacts. UK suicide-prevention charity Samaritans checks Twitter timelines for worrying posts originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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