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Square is putting together a new $200 million funding round led by the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation, according to a CNBC report. Square raised the same amount in 2012 in a big Series D that included Starbucks, and in April it went to the banks […] Square rumored to be raising $200M to keep its growth going originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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There are growing demands for workers to be given the right to enjoy their downtime without being constantly on call, and now this could even become law in Germany. Germany mulls ban on after-hours work emails and calls originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Pair a reported Nexus 9 benchmark test with an Nvidia press release and what do you get? The strong possibility that a Nexus tablet, not a Nexus phone, will be the first 64-bit Android device from Google. It looks likely that the Nexus 9, and not a Nexus phone, is Google’s first 64-bit device originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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A new phone from HTC's Desire line comes with a 64-bit capable processor and LTE support in an affordable package. Here’s an attractive budget HTC phone for Sprint and its prepaid affiliates originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Just two months after launching a program for its subscribers to stream music on its network without counting the data usage against them, T-Mobile has served up 7,000 terabytes of audio. That’s a lot of tunes from the various supported music services. Now the carrier is doubling […] T-Mobile: 7,000 TB of audio streams since Music Freedom, Google Play Music coming originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Home improvement giant Lowe's wondered what consumers thought of smart homes, so it asked them. While security is the top concern, the other responses were pretty mundane. Americans want a smart home because they are anxious, forgetful and couch potatoes originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Box brings on Villi Illtchev, a former Salesforce.com and Lifelock exec, to help make buying decisions. Box brings in new exec to make M&A moves originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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You’ve successfully landed the needed capital to get your product off the ground, but what happens post-crowdfunding? This session at Structure Connect lends insight to what comes next. Upcoming Gigaom event: Negotiating an exit after your seed round is crowdfunded originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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In order for companies to improve their internal data centers’ efficiency and improve their applications' performance, many are turning to using a “pod and core” setup. In this type of arrangement, data center operators figure out the best configuration of common data center gear and software to suit their applications’ needs. Want a more efficient data center? Maybe it’s time you tried a core and pod setup originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Instagram's Hyperlapse app makes mundane videos more fun to watch. But without being tied to Instagram itself, the app may struggle to make a dent in public consciousness. Instagram’s new app has captured people’s imaginations. But does Hyperlapse live up to the hype? originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Right on cue: As Microsoft talks about low-cost Windows laptops to do battle with Chromebooks, two companies bring Windows to Chrome OS through virtual desktops in the cloud. Chrome Show: Virtual desktops are front and center on Chromebooks originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Zuli, a startup that makes a connected outlet that offers remote control, presence detection and energy data, has raised a $1.65 million seed round. Zuli raises $1.65M for smart plugs that know where you are in your home originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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The Berlin-based fertility tracking startup Clue has raised funding from new and old investors, taking total funding to €1 million ($1.32 million). The new investors/advisors include Andreas Ehn (current Wrapp CTO and former Spotify CTO), Sriram Krishnan (also a former Spotify exec), and Björn Jeffery (CEO […] Fertility tracker Clue gets fresh funding from former Spotify execs and others originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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A leaked consultation paper suggests that the Australian government has realised it's a tad excessive to track which websites people visit. However, the tracking of available bandwidth and upload/download information seems to be on the table. Australian authorities don’t want to track web surfing, but they do want bandwidth data originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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The Estonia-based team messaging service comes with a fully-featured free version, but premium subscribers will get limitless historical access to messages and soon-to-come administrative features. Fleep collaboration tool comes out of beta, gets premium option originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Ardusat revealed its educational platform today, which provides tools for teachers to integrate Ardusat's small satellites into their curriculum. High school students can now design and run experiments on satellites originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Shapeways is now allowing anyone to upload and sell content featuring Hasbro characters. Shapeways, Hasbro and the artist all get a cut of the sale. Shapeways might have found the best model yet for 3D printing copyrighted objects originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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The Netflix competitor launched by Canada's cable companies was built by designers who previously mocked up a different kind of Netflix app. The agency that built Canada’s Netflix competitor also redesigned Netflix, for fun originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Some argue that the rise of the internet has destroyed -- or severely crippled -- journalism, but all it has really done is disrupted traditional mass-media business models. Journalism itself has never been healthier, and new players are finding new models Journalism is doing just fine, thanks — it’s mass-media business models that are ailing originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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The Snapchat funding story continues to evolve, with Kleiner Perkins now reportedly taking part in the round that values the messaging app at $10 billion. Kleiner Perkins reportedly gets in on the upcoming Snapchat round, which sets a $10B valuation originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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In the latest Uber-Lyft drama that has tech readers riveted, Uber's master plan to undermine Lyft has been revealed. It's a national campaign, fittingly named SLOG, which sounds like the child of Gollum or something. Those canceled Lyft rides were all part of Uber’s elaborate master plan to recruit drivers originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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AT&T is giving its Mobility CEO Ralph de la Vega more responsibility and a new title, placing him in charge of a combined mobile and business division, FierceWireless reported on Tuesday. Taking de la Vega’s place as head of mobility will be Glenn Lurie, the AT&T […] AT&T restructures its mobility group; promoting execs de la Vega and Lurie originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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August, the startup that raised $8 million for its Yves Behar-designed smart lock started shipping to pre-order customers today after a months-long wait. The existing orders will be staggered throughout the fall with a public availability for later this fall. For insights on the delay check […] August smart lock starts shipping originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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If a recent sales estimate is in the ballpark, then Amazon hasn't sold many Fire Phones at all. So how do you explain that it is the best-selling on-contract handset on Amazon? It’s not just the Fire Phone: Looks as if Amazon doesn’t sell many on-contract phones at all originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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A Whirlpool executive lays out the company's road to connected appliances and the promise of the "undiscovered future" of the smart home. Whirlpool thinks it knows what we’ll need in our smart homes. Here’s how it will make it real originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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