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Snapchat is telling people how many views their “Our Story” clip receives if they make one in the collective, crowdsourced section. Based on people I’ve interviewed, it appears Snapchat’s Our Stories are hitting viewing numbers that television’s most popular shows see, although it’s tough to get […] Snapchat’s “Our Stories” are generating tens of millions of views originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…

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Google’s quest to bring Chromecast everywhere continues this week with an expansion to Australia, Japan, South Korea, Switzerland, Belgium and Portugal. Chromecast is now available in 24 countries and territories. The company struck a few partnerships with content providers in these countries, bringing cast capabilities to […] Chromecast comes to South Korea and Australia, now in 24 countries originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…

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Snapchat is a brand new and red-hot mobile app aimed at millennials, but it has a surprisingly old-fashioned media model -- and that could help it take over as television becomes less appealing to advertisers The $19-billion question: Is Snapchat the new television? originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…

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Smut sellers normally prefer that the government stay far away from their business. But when it comes to how the FCC oversees the internet, the adult industry says proposed net neutrality rules are needed to ensure internet providers don’t start assigning moral value to web traffic. “One gigabyte of data is one gigabyte of […] Porn exec touts net neutrality in rare call for regulation originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…

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When the first report came out a little over a week ago that Apple has an internal team working on an Apple-branded electric car — that might or might not actually launch one day — it was easy to avoid weighing in. Apple no doubt has […] Why Apple would benefit from building electric car tech originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…

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The Bluetooth SIG has created a working group to explore the creation of a mesh networking standard for the radio protocol. This is big news for Bluetooth because it will help it better compete against other radios in the smart home and in the industrial internet […] Bluetooth SIG expects mesh networking profile by 2016 originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…

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Big names in the semiconductor world announced more secure hardware Tuesday, while another outlined a framework it wants to offer startups to help bolster security when it comes to building connected devices. Both NXP and Atmel released new security-rich microcontrollers that come equipped with some security […] Chip firms put security center stage for the internet of things originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…

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Apple’s FaceTime service is currently just a method of two-way personal communication, but it could become much more. A patent granted to Apple shows how FaceTime would work as a collaborative productivity tool, complete with data and app sharing. AppleInsider noted the new patent grant on […] Screen sharing could be a future Apple FaceTime feature originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…

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Devicescape has long offered a crowdsourced network of hotspots to carriers that have adopted a “Wi-Fi first” attitude, which aims to move as much traffic as possible of the expensive cellular network onto cheap public Wi-Fi. But Devicescape is now going after a different kind of […] Devicescape offers a Wi-Fi fallback service to mobile carriers originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…

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Metamarkets, a San Francisco startup providing streaming analytics to advertisers, has raised a $15 million round of venture capital. Data Collective led the round, which also included John Battelle and City National Bank and existing investors Khosla Ventures, IA Ventures, True Ventures and Village Ventures. Metamarkets (see […] Advertising analytics platform Metamarkets raises another $15M originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…

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Good news for Roku users: everyone’s favorite media center app maker Plex just launched a new Roku channel that makes you forget you’re using a Roku: Gone are the endless rows of square cover art and the complicated, nested information architecture that’s present in so many […] Roku gets a new Plex app that looks nothing like the old one originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…

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For businesses wanting to run the Kubernetes cluster management framework for containers on OpenStack clouds, Google and Mirantis have teamed up to make that happen more easily. The OpenStack Murano application catalog technology promises to ease deployment of Kubernetes clusters on OpenStack and then deploy Docker containers on those clusters. Murano […] Kubernetes comes to OpenStack this time thanks to Mirantis originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…

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After teasing us with a week-long countdown, Pebble introduced its new Pebble Time smartwatch on Tuesday. The revamped hardware includes a color e-paper display and focuses on the past, present and future for its interface. Unlike the original Pebble, the interface is very different. The watch […] This is Pebble Time, a new smartwatch to manage your days originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…

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Apple doesn’t make a big splash when it acquires a company. Usually, there isn’t an announcement or even an acknowledgment except for CEO Tim Cook’s periodic updates (earlier this month, Cook said Apple acquired 17 companies in the previous calendar year.) It appears that one of those […] Looks like Apple bought the company behind software synth Alchemy originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…

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Google confirmed what we noted two weeks ago on our Chrome Show podcast: There is a successor to the Chromebook Pixel after all. OMGChrome caught the confirmation on a YouTube video, which was subsequently marked private to mask the news. Luckily the site transcribed the part […] What to expect in the Chromebook Pixel 2 originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…

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Successful infrastructure outsourcing depends greatly on selecting an adaptable, flexible service provider that can offer a broad range of services. Choosing the right service provider is key for cloud infrastructure outsourcing originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…

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A day after Citizenfour, a documentary in which he stars, won an Academy Award, Edward Snowden along with director Laura Poitras and journalist Glenn Greenwald sat down for a Reddit AMA. Snowden, the former NSA-hand turned whistleblower, basically blew the lid off the National Security Agency’s intelligence-gathering […] Snowden: “I should have leaked sooner” originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…

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Are you a Data Engineer that has mentored and led software teams to victory? Can you manage clients to success? Do you want a bigger platform to speak from? Or are you a Data Scientist that thrives by helping your team execute data science solutions that […] Sponsored post: Think big. Solve tomorrow originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…

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Twilio, the cloud-based communication service provider that lets developers craft messaging applications, is buying security startup Authy for an undisclosed price. As part of the deal, announced Tuesday, Authy’s entire twelve-person team will move over to Twilio. Authy focusses on two-factor authentication, which adds a second step to the password […] Twilio buys two-factor authentication shop to boost security originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…

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A year back, Deutsche Telekom and Mozilla said they were working together on privacy-centric features for Firefox OS, including “location blurring” (fine-grained control of how much location information to give to each app), guest mode, and a registration-free “find my phone” tool. It looks like that […] Mozilla and Deutsche Telekom’s “privacy phone” is almost here originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…

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Last spring, a Kickstarter project raised more than $2.4 million by promising a gadget that not only tracks how well you slept, but also the environmental condition of the room you slept in. On Tuesday, Sense, the sleep tracker from Hello, will go on sale to the […] Sense analyzes your sleep as well as the bedroom it takes place in originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…

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The internet-of-things identity management outfit Evrythng, which partnered up with Samsung not long ago, has struck another strategic partnership deal – this time with a new LED lighting player called Gooee. Gooee, which emerged last year out of lighting technology firm Aurora, provides sensors for things […] Evrythng partners with Gooee in LED internet of things push originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…

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Opera has released a new tool called App Pass, which gives carriers an easy way to provide people with free access to certain apps for limited periods of time. The tool is a feature of the Max mobile data management app and follows the release a […] Opera launches App Pass zero-rating tool for carriers originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…

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We often talk about designing security into a product from the get go, but we don’t often discuss what that means. In today’s podcast John Kestner, a principle with Supermechanical, the company behind the Twine sensor and the Range thermometer, shares his thoughts on how he […] How to design security into your connected product originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…

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For the last year WebTV creator Steve Perlman has been trying to convince a skeptical wireless industry that his most recent startup Artemis Networks has developed an LTE technology that solves the mobile data capacity crunch, and now he aims to prove it. Artemis is building […] Artemis is building a 4G network in SF to prove its pCell tech works originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…

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