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VMware used third-party benchmarks to claim that vCHS is less expensive than Amazon Web Services or Microsoft Azure. But really, what would you expect them to show? Beware of vendors bearing sponsored research originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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An increasing number of leaks and rumors are pointing to Apple revamping its Lightning cable for its product launches this fall. The new cable, according to leaked photos, could have a reversible USB Type-A connector on the other side from Apple's proprietary reversible Lightning connector. Lightning cords for the upcoming iPhone could be sporting a reversible Type-A USB connector originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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Amazon lets aspiring writers use characters from popular series like Gossip Girl and Vampire Diaries to write stories of their own. So why isn't Kindle Worlds catching on? Amazon’s fan-fiction portal Kindle Worlds is a bust for fans, and for writers too originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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LinkedIn has its eyes on a billion-dollar B2B marketing business. It's got a sporting chance, but marketers need independent marketing platforms as well. What LinkedIn’s marketing prospects look like after its Bizo buy originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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An interactive map created by Twitter's head of data science shows the speed with which news about the unrest in Ferguson, Mo. spread across the world via the real-time social network Watch as the news of violence in Ferguson spreads across the world via Twitter originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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According to "Bezos's law," a unit of computing power price is reduced by 50 percent approximately every three years. AppZero's Greg O'Connor looks at why the economic gap that favors cloud providers will only widen over time. Bezos’s law signals it’s time to ditch the data center originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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The FCC’s recent objective to improve the functionality of our 911 system is laudable -- but such regulation could signal danger for entrepreneurs. The slippery slope of FCC internet regulation originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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There are things you can see and things you can't see when you gaze up into the sky. With a little help from an app or two, you can identify all of them. How to spot birds, planes, and maybe even a superhero with your iPhone originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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Linode Founder and CEO Chris Aker has no illusions about challenging Amazon Web Services in the cloud, but that doesn't mean he cant build a quality cloud. As he explains in this Structure Show interview, quality infrastructure and simple billing can go a long way. When cloud computing isn’t all about scale originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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We're getting closer to the release of Android L and it's likely a Nexus phone will soon follow the software. Leaks of what could be the Nexus 6 hit this week as did the launch of Samsung's Galaxy Alpha with metal edges. Android this week: Nexus 6 possibly tipped; Galaxy Alpha launched; Moto 360 event originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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Here are some articles I came across this week that I think are worth your time, including an optimistic piece about the future of email, a profile of the real brains behind Bitcoin and a look at how advertising has ruined the internet Seven things I think are worth reading this weekend originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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Google has bought Jetpac, a startup that analyzes Instagram photos to help travelers find the best places to check out while they're in town. It's a handy app and technology, and the company has some technical chops, as well. Google buys Instagram-analyzing mobile app startup Jetpac originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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A cool new feature for Google Now will suggest nearby landmarks and restaurants. Detailed info on nearby landmarks and restaurants will start magically showing up in Google Now originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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The bitcoin community is coming to terms with regulation, but are fighting it from snuffing out the nascent technology. This week in bitcoin: Criticism against proposed BitLicense mounts, as deadline draws near originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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A Chinese state agency told the country's three main carriers they're spending too much on phone subsidies. Now the largest of these, China Mobile, is reducing its budget for subsidies by $2 billion, which could steer customers to lower-priced handsets. Why it’s about to get tougher for Apple to grow iPhone sales in China originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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Expedia has rebuilt its technical infrastructure so it can continue to attract travelers. It showed off its new tablet and wearable apps this week. Expedia takes a page out of Hotel Tonight’s design book with its new app originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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An algorithm can discern a baseline image of just about anything by averaging its features across a collection of photos. Finally, we can answer questions such as what the average internet cat looks like, or whether I really do always look angry. Or perhaps do useful stuff. Algorithm takes the ‘average’ of photos, perhaps proving that is how you always look originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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Alex Hawkinson, the CEO of SmartThings wasn't looking to sell his startup. But after Samsung approached him in May, it seemed like the best way to take advantage of the smart home opportunity. SmartThings CEO: We’re keeping the platform open after the Samsung buy originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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It doesn't matter if you follow the light side or the dark side of The Force, you can use the Kiwi app with an Android Wear smartwatch to control your phone with simple arm gestures. Use The Force (and this app) to control a phone using Android Wear gestures originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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The plastic version of HTC's One M8 was thought to be unlikely to make its way over to the United States, but according to Sprint's official YouTube channel, the carrier will be carrying the TD-LTE capable phone. The plastic-clad HTC One E8 should be headed to Sprint soon originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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There's another high end electric car maker in the Valley and the company has just emerged from stealth. Meet Renovo Motors: An electric supercar maker from Silicon Valley originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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BuzzFeed has come under fire for deleting thousands of old articles, which founder Jonah Peretti says didn't live up to the kinds of standards the site wants to adhere to now. Should the company be criticized for doing this because it's a journalistic no-no, or congratulated for evolving? Is BuzzFeed’s deletion of articles an ethical lapse or the growing pains of a new-media entity? originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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Your new VoLTE phone on T-Mobile may be able to make the occasional HD call, but not much else. That will change as VoLTE evolves into more than just a voice technology. When will voice-over-LTE matter? When it’s no longer just about voice originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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The world's most prestigious soccer league is warning fans not to share goals on social media, even though there is no apparent business or legal justification for doing so. Can you share sports videos online? Premier League says no, but it’s not clear why originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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The incident was reported by the Süddeutsche Zeitung on Friday, with sources claiming that the decision not to destroy the recording was "idiocy". Germany “accidentally” spied on Hillary Clinton phone call, report says originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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