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Yahoo is claiming that it wants to stand up for the rights of dead users, and resist new state laws that make it easier for heirs to access online accounts. Its privacy argument appears disingenuous. Yahoo blasts new digital death laws, but its privacy argument is self-serving originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Virgin Atlantic will become the first European carrier to retrofit its entire fleet with Gogo connectivity -- and, thankfully for the passengers, it will use Gogo's satellite-based 2Ku system. In-flight Wi-Fi provider Gogo scores Virgin Atlantic deal originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Milo Medin is no longer the head of Google Fiber, although he is still with the company. Former Qualcomm executive Dennis Kish is now in charge. Google Fiber gets oversight from former Qualcomm execs originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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The smartphone market isn't kind as Sony is finding out. With stiff competition from other Android makers on one side and Apple on the other, losses are mounting for the company which is taking a 180 billion yen charge after revaluing its mobile division. Sony’s smartphone troubles quadruple its expected loss, now at (gasp!) $2.14B originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Logitech is getting into the home automation space with an upgrade to its universal remote and a hub. The hardware is typical, but the app is impressive. Logitech invests in the smart home with Harmony remote and hub originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Another day, another connected home startup awash in funding and ready to change our lives. Meet Leeo, a startup with some big names and $37 million. With $37M and big names Leeo builds a company for the smart home originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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For companies leveraging cloud computing, DevOps integration has become increasingly meaningful to make both infrastructure and software processes, and subsequently to supporting the larger goals of the business. Sponsored post: DevOps and cloud: achieving true integration originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Chromebooks can already access apps on a nearby Windows or OS X machine. Now they can stream and use applications created to run on Amazon's servers. On this week's podcast, we discuss how that and native Android apps fit in the Chrome OS strategy. Chrome Show: Streaming apps from Amazon’s web servers to Chromebooks originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Rackspace took itself off the block, but don't expect the acquisitions (and acqui-hires) in cloud to stop. Latest example: Cisco's announced plans to buy OpenStack player Metacloud. Cisco to buy Metacloud as the great cloud consolidation (condensation?) continues originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Netbiscuits, the Germany-based provider of analytics tools for the mobile web, has appointed a new CEO. Daniel Weisbeck, the company’s COO and CMO, is taking over the top spot from Michael Neidhoefer, who will “pursue other entrepreneurial activities” while staying on the Netbiscuits board of directors […] Netbiscuits replaces CEO as it prepares for new product launch originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Early reviewers suggest good things about the camera in the latest iPhones, but the sizes and battery already seem to be dividing opinion. What the early reviews are saying about the iPhone 6 originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Apple re-introduced two-factor authentication to iCloud earlier today, after pulling it in the wake of last month's leaked cache of celebrity nudes. This time, it covers the device backups many of those photos were stolen from. Two-factor authentication for iCloud now protects user backups originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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T-Mobile has a new attractive large phone option for its bargain-seeking customers. The ZTE Z Max is a 5.7-inch smartphone -- one of the first to be sold in the United States under the ZTE name -- that will retail for $252 unlocked. ZTE makes a 5.7-inch smartphone for T-Mobile that’s a good value for its size originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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The new "How to start a startup class" from YC's Sam Altman features the likes of Marissa Mayer and Ron Conway. This may become the gold standard course for wannabe entrepreneurs. Why is Y Combinator giving away its trade secrets for free in a YouTube class? originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Soft robots can fit in especially tight corners and tunnels, which could be useful in a search and rescue operation. MIT researchers decided to build a bot that has no hard parts at all, further expanding its abilities. This squishy tentacle robot may haunt your dreams, but it could also help you in a disaster originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Cable providers in Canada must pay a special subsidy to support Canadian culture. The companies, and some governments, are arguing that internet services like Netflix should have to pay it too. Proposed “Netflix tax” divides Canadians at key TV hearings originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Even as it announces a move to a swanky uptown New York office, Gawker Media remains a work in progress, says founder Nick Denton -- especially the somewhat balky commenting/blogging platform known as Kinja that was supposed to reinvent online media Nick Denton admits he was overly ambitious with Kinja, but insists the platform is on track originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Netflix has teamed up with European pay TV operators to add its app to their set-top boxes, and could make further inroads with this approach in the U.S. as well. Netflix’s secret weapon to conquer Europe: pay TV boxes originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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In an era of what looks to be cloud consolidation, Rackspace says it's no longer interested in being acquired. Rackspace takes itself off the block, names new CEO originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Our comprehensive guide to this year’s Structure Connect. Read up and get ready to dive into the Internet of Things next month. Upcoming Gigaom event: 10 articles to read before coming to Structure Connect originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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NASA will award $6.8 billion in initial contracts to the first-ever space taxis made by private companies. They will lift the U.S.'s reliance on Russia to get astronauts into space. SpaceX, Boeing will carry astronauts to orbit for NASA originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Startup Motiv Power Systems has spent the last five years building a business by electrifying truck fleets. Check out this electric garbage truck from a Silicon Valley startup originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Microsoft is taking advantage of Android Wear's openness: The company launched a version of its OneNote app specifically for Google smartwatches, making it easy to dictate, save and sync voice notes. “OK, Google, take that!”: Microsoft puts OneNote dictation on Android Wear watches originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Ford and Automatic have figured out a way of shoehorning Apple's Siri personal assistant into older model vehicles. The two are also connecting Ford cars to the internet of things through a project with IFTTT. Who needs CarPlay? Ford brings Siri to the car dashboard now with the help of Automatic Labs originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Liked a song on Pandora? Now you can revisit it and listen to it again. Bop.fm wants to bring on-demand streaming to Pandora users originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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