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Technical professionals at the National Security Agency are focused on two equally important missions: charging forward to collect foreign signals or standing firm to prevent adversaries from advancing on us. Both are vital to winning a struggle that’s much more than a game. Sponsored post: It’s offense or defense at NSA originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Here you'll find links to all of Gigaom's coverage of Structure Connect 2014, taking place Tuesday and Wednesday in San Francisco. Structure Connect 2014 live coverage originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Instead of basing its technology on existing open source databases, Snowflake decided to create its own homegrown SQL relational database that can analyze both transactional data and machine data With $26M, Snowflake Computing is hoping its take on data warehousing will hit the mainstream originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Big data startup ThoughtSpot said Tuesday that its core product, the ThoughtSpot Relational Search Appliance, is now available to the general public. ThoughtSpot wants to bring a Google-like search experience for data analytics with its hardware appliance, which contains an in-memory database and a custom-built search […] ThoughtSpot’s data analytics hardware is now available to the public originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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A Chinese government spokeswoman has strenuously denied accusations of state involvement in a widespread eavesdropping attack on iCloud users, despite evidence that the attacks took place in core infrastructure. China denies involvement in “man-in-the-middle” iCloud hack originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Yoshitomo Imura was sentenced to two years in prison for producing "ZigZag" revolvers, which can take six bullets, and showing others how to do the same. Japanese man jailed for 3D-printing revolvers originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Can we stop the internet of things from becoming a power hungry consumer of resources? My guest on this week's podcast hopes so, and discusses how we can make it more efficient. Why the internet of things should be designed with efficiency in mind originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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A California startup has created a real-life hoverboard, and they even let me ride it. But it's mostly a publicity stunt meant to raise interest in levitating other things. Back to the Future was right: a working hover board will be available in 2015 originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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In an interview, Microsoft EVP Scott Guthrie says cloud is no longer a one-horse race. And the days of cloud players competing on price alone are going the way of the dodo bird. With new servers, regions, an appliance, Microsoft kicks off another battle in cloud wars originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Mirantis goal: Keep building its OpenStack customer base, boost consistency to prep for an IPO as early as 2016. Mirantis’ massive $100M round will pave the road to planned IPO originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Lyft and Uber announced agreements with San Francisco International Airport on Monday that allow the Lyft and Uber X services to legally pick up and drop off paying passengers at the airport. The deals mark the end of a long-running feud between the transportation companies and SFO that resulted […] You can now legally grab a Lyft or UberX from the San Francisco airport originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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StackIQ, a startup that specializes in automating and managing big data clusters, has taken in a $6 million series B funding round. Grayhawk Capital, Keshif Ventures, DLA Piper and OurCrowd were new investors in this funding round alongside Anthem Venture Partners and Avalon Ventures. The cluster […] Cluster management startup StackIQ brings in $6M originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Connecting your water heater might not be high on your list, but it consumes almost a fifth of the energy in the home, making it a good contender for a connected upgrade. Meet a water heater with Wi-Fi and a little bit of AI originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Apple Pay is now available in the U.S. and while the setup process is similar to Google Wallet, it's a little bit faster and easier. Apple Pay setup step-by-step: It’s unsurprisingly easy and fast originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Apple on Monday reported another record-breaking quarter, driven in part by iPhone 6 sales. Apple Q4 earnings: A very strong quarter boosted by 39 million iPhones sold originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Should cities have the right to determine their own internet policies? A new coalition from across the country has formed to argue for faster broadband speeds. More cities call for control of their broadband destiny, as FCC looks at states’ power to overrule them originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Wondering why Alibaba recently invested $50 million into Peel, the company that makes TV remote control apps for phones and tablets? Here’s a clue: Peel signed up its 100 millionth user Sunday night, according to a tweet from Peel CEO and co-founder Thiru Arunachalam. Of course, some […] Smart remote app maker Peel surpasses 100 million registered users originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Called the Cloud Platform System, the new appliance will run the same Azure APIs, services, hypervisor, and everything as the Azure public cloud and will be able to connect easily to the Azure public cloud. Microsoft rolls out a private Azure appliance and big freaking cloud servers originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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The Supreme Court does not allow cameras in the court room, so John Oliver decided to reenact a case with dogs -- and then release the raw footage to remix on YouTube. Puppy justice: How John Oliver won the Internet originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Weightless' new effort to build an industrial networking standard on new unlicensed frequencies gets that much easier, thanks to Nwave. The company is contributing its proprietary technology to the standard. Nwave lends its internet-of-things networking technology to the Weightless standard originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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OnePlus will sell its buzzy One smartphone for one hour next week, but it's not the only hardware maker that has realized there are several advantages to selling devices through flash sales and invite systems. Why Asian smartphone makers sell their devices like concert tickets originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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iOS 8.1 is ready for download and Apple Pay is the main feature. A quick look at the change log, however, shows some welcome updates, fixes and features such as return of the Camera Roll and AirDrop support for Passbook passes. iOS 8.1 is now available, offering Apple Pay and other useful functions originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Former Amazon VP Suresh Kumar comes in as Microsoft Azure poohbah reporting to Scott Guthrie. Microsoft taps Amazon vet to help run Azure originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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The solar industry is no longer dominated by the solar module price crash. Now it's looking to innovations in energy storage and soft costs, including financing. Solar companies look to batteries, financing and “soft costs” as the future originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Yes there are more iPad configurations than ever before to choose from. But is that a bad thing? Some think so if you look the price charts but that might not be the best approach to get the iPad you want. No, Apple doesn’t offer too many iPad configurations originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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