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When it comes to balancing creative rights on the internet, companies like Twitter and Pinterest play an important role as middlemen. How are they performing? Twitter and Etsy get high marks in report card on copyright and free speech originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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As the meaning of design continues to evolve in the tech industry, this is what it means to me. The utopian invisibility of design and connectivity originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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As a cloud-based provider of customer success software, MindTouch must deliver 24x7 reliability while supporting agile application development. Learn how the company uses Splunk Cloud to deliver a superior customer experience and provide real-time visibility and business analytics in the cloud. Sponsored post: MindTouch gains real-time analytics in the cloud originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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As the Verizon "permacookie" debacle shows, some carriers are more interested in inserting themselves into the lucrative mobile advertising world than they are in their customers' privacy. With new developments around the role of carriers in mobile authentication, that may be a poor choice. When it comes to privacy, mobile carriers must choose whether they serve customers or advertisers originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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The German firm focuses on behind-the-firewall installations because its customers -- the likes of the U.S. Navy -- aren't too keen on building their applications in the public cloud. Enterprise code management specialists RhodeCode get $3.5M in funding originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Whether it's crowfunding questions or worries about how to get your device online this week's podcast has you covered with a mix of insights on funding and new frontiers in networks. Building networks that can expand and survive the internet of things, plus some tips on crowdfunding originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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By hooking up services like New Relic, Loggly and Puppet to BigPanda's cloud-based system, IT staff will supposedly get a better picture of infrastructure-related problems. BigPanda takes in $7M to help IT staff spot problems in the data center originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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T-Mobile keeps growing, adding new prepaid and postpaid customers and activating new smartphone and even internet-of-things connections. The only area where its lagging far behind the competition is in tablets. T-Mobile grows by another 2.3M connections as it rakes in more smartphone customers originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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An essay by the head of Google News about the value of trust in journalism sparked a debate on Twitter about whether trust is a good way to think about how journalistic value is created, and if so how trust should be defined Trust is a crucial aspect of journalism, but it’s a slippery concept and hard to measure originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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SpaceX may begin using a landing platform for its Falcon 9 rocket as soon as December. Musk estimated at a recent talk that it only has a 50 percent chance of succeeding on the first try. SpaceX is prepping to reuse its rockets, and that’s going to make space travel much cheaper originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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IBM announced a new, promising collection of cloud data services on Monday, adding to an already-impressive collections services on its Bluemix platform. At this point, though, IBM's biggest challenge isn't selling enterprise users on the cloud, but convincing them it's still the best choice. IBM builds up its cloud with Netezza as a service and NoSQL as software originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Join us at 6:30pm today for a live blog covering the appearances of Apple CEO Tim Cook and Alibaba founder and executive chairman Jack Ma at the Wall Street Journal’s first WSJ.D conference. Live blog: Apple CEO Tim Cook and Alibaba Chairman Jack Ma at the WSJ.D Live conference originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Viral "news" sites are exploiting Facebook and other social media channels to make a buck off the ebola scare, but, for now, there appears to be no practical options to stop them. Fake news sites spread ebola hysteria: is there a way to stop them? originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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A new mobile startup called Nextbit gave its first public demo on Monday. Its services center around integrating online cloud storage and settings synchronization deeply into Android. Startup Nextbit has an intriguing sync feature built into an alternative version of Android originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Facebook's traffic-driving power has more than doubled in the past year alone. This chart shows why publishers are right to be scared of Facebook originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Twitter's user growth rate is on the decline which has shareholders worried about the future of the company. On the earnings call, CEO Dick Costolo said, "It's more critical than ever that we increase our pace of execution." Despite strong revenue, investors aren’t pleased with Twitter’s Q3. Here’s why originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Download the new whitepaper Total Experience Quality: Integrating Performance, Usability, and Application Design to learn how to overcome common UX design challenges that come with the growing number of consumption models in the digital delivery landscape. Sponsored post: Optimize the application user experience on any platform originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Let's see whether Microsoft can lure new customers to its cloud now that Office 365 subscribers have unlimited OneDrive storage. Microsoft rolls out unlimited OneDrive storage to its Office 365 subscribers originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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SmartThings, the smart home software and hub maker has launched a Windows phone app to control its services. This joins the existing iOS and Android apps and should help reassure those worried that Samsung’s purchase of SmartThings this summer would mean the end of support for […] SmartThings adds Windows Phone support for its smart home hub originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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The internet of things is humming along, and thanks to our Structure Connect show last week, I feel confident predicting a few things you'll see next year in the smart home. 5 trends coming to the smart home in 2015 originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Energy-stingy ARM servers are gaining a toe-hold in hyperscale data centers, so a move by Microsoft to support them makes sense. Report: Microsoft preps Windows for ARM-based servers originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Facebook exerts a huge amount of control over how millions of people get their news, and media companies are right to be nervous about this state of affairs -- so what should they do about it? One response would be to give readers what Facebook can't So Facebook controls the way millions of people get their news. What should we do about it? originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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A new feature in the Automatic Link called License+ will track a teenager's driving behavior over 100 hours, giving concerned parents a way to test their kids performance on the road. Automatic launches a ‘driver’s ed’ mode that will evaluate your kid’s highway skills originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Twitter's app is no longer available from the Glassware page for Google Glass, which could indicate that Twitter has decided to stop supporting the platform, or the company could be working on a new version to go with the next generation of Glass hardware. Twitter’s app is no longer available for Google Glass originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Companies are encouraging mobile customers to visit their websites by paying the data fees to AT&T and other carriers. Is this a bad thing? More sites offer “free data” to mobile users, raising stakes in net neutrality debate originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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