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HotelTonight should rename itself HotelWeek. The mobile on the go booking app is shifting the nature of its business. HotelTonight now does one week advance booking. Is this the first step to it becoming Expedia? originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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The Cloud Connect Summit at Interop New York gathers executives and cloud experts who will share actionable advice on how IT can use the cloud to close the gap between business demands and IT’s ability to deliver, and to maximize value while controlling costs and protecting data. Sponsored post: Why the cloud is IT’s best friend originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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A lot of ink has been spilled on the similarities of SolarCity and Tesla's planned factories. But there's some major differences, too. Why Tesla & SolarCity’s planned factories are quite different originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Slack, one of the many startups making a name for itself in the work-collaboration space, today said it acquired the two-man, bootstrapped startup Spaces for an undisclosed amount. Spaces’ core product is a sharable document in which users can collaborate together with graphics, text, annotations and […] Slack buys small, two-man work-collaboration startup Spaces originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Thom Yorke would like you to download his latest album via BitTorrent -- after you pay $6 for it, that is. Radiohead singer Thom Yorke sells his new solo album via BitTorrent originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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So what exactly is fin-tech all about? A trip to one of the scene's startup showcases revealed a tech scene quite unlike Silicon Valley's. More money, more startups: Once-closed financial industry makes a place for independent entrepreneurs originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Hands-on with the Samsung Galaxy Alpha, a new flagship phone that sacrifices a packed spec sheet for a more ergonomic experience. It is one of the few high-end Android phones this year with a screen under five inches. Samsung’s metal-edged Galaxy Alpha is beautiful (and looks a lot like an iPhone) originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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A group of European privacy regulators has sent Google suggestions for complying with EU data protection rules. As Reuters reported Friday, the Article 29 Working Party wrote to Google CEO Larry Page to remind him that, you know, the law is the law. Various national regulators […] EU regulators remind Google of what compliance with privacy law means (again) originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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New-media companies like BuzzFeed, Gawker, VICE Media and Tumblr are all expanding rapidly both in New York itself and around the world -- almost all are moving into new buldings or taking over more of the ones they are in A look inside the rapidly-expanding world of New York’s new-media stars originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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It appears Samsung's Galaxy S won't be the only smartwatch with its own data connection and voice calling capabilities: An LG wearable device with its own 3G radio was tested by the FCC. Samsung’s Gear S won’t stand alone: FCC tests an LG watch with 3G radio originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Stripe is starting to rack up payment processing deals with the heavyweights of social media, opening up huge potential for the growth of its credit card transactions business. Stripe is operating the payment machinery behind Facebook’s “buy” button originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Context Relevant, a Seattle-based company pushing a set of specialized machine learning applications, has added to its series B round of venture capital with $13.5 million from Goldman Sachs, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Formation 8, New York Life, and Bloomberg Beta. In a world of data […] Big banks invest $13.5M in machine learning startup Context Relevant originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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The Web We Want festival runs from this weekend in London. With education at the festival's core, the organizers -- including web inventor Tim Berners-Lee -- want to create a movement that's as broad-based as environmentalism. Can ordinary people get fired up over internet governance? Web We Want festival says yes originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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BlackBerry's slow turnaround took some positive steps forward. Handset sales were down but so too was the company's quarterly loss which is much improved from the year ago period. There's also some Interest in the Passport phone, which has 200,000 pre-orders already. Double win: BlackBerry losses better than expected as 200K Passport phones pre-ordered originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Getting your app onto Roku's platform is free. But once you start to make real money, the company will ask you to sign a new deal -- to the surprise of some publishers. As Roku grows, it’s moving towards pay-to-play for successful channels originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Google, Amazon and others are taking or have taken steps to limit the fallout of the bug, which affects vast swathes of internet infrastructure and probably many devices, too. Google, Amazon and others react to Shellshock flaw with patches and advice originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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The U.S. firms have reportedly been told they must store Russians' local data and metadata on Russian soil, and abide by the same restrictions on free speech to which traditional Russian media must adhere. If they don't play ball, they may be blocked in the country. Russia orders Google, Facebook and Twitter to comply with local storage and censorship laws originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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How will the popular new social network maintain its ad-free philosophy if it’s pressured to bring in venture level returns? Ello investor, co-founder: Funding or not, we hate ads and we want to “shift values” originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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It took just over a day for Apple to fix the iOS software update that disabled both cellular service and the Touch ID on iPhones. The software works as advertised but Apple will have to battle the fact that it let users down. Apple quickly releases iOS 8.0.2 to fix iPhone issues caused by the prior update originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Karma's pocketable mobile hotspot is already used by 100,000 people looking for connectivity on the go. But Karma wants its mobile broadband service to become its customer's primary source of internet access. Mobile ISP Karma plans a move into home broadband originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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A new startup wants to speed up the process of analyzing data, and the costs of storing it, buy housing it in satellites. The idea is out there, but its founder says some of the big pieces to pull it off are already coming into place. A startup wants to reinvent big data, by ditching binary and putting computers in space originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Health care over the next 50 years will leverage the Internet to focus on wellness and prevention. Technology will move our society away from a model of “sick care” to one where individuals can constantly monitor their condition in order to stay healthy. Sponsored post: A view on the future of medicine in 2064 originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Has it really been more than a year since Microsoft and Nokia said Flipboard would arrive on Windows Phone? Yes, it has: During the July 2013 Lumia 1020 launch event, it was said the Flipboard will “soon be available.” I guess “soon” is now because Flipboard is out […] A flipless Flipboard finally arrives on Windows Phones originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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According to comments made by the Samsung Electronics president, the company sees the Galaxy Note Edge as a limited-edition device. This means a United States launch could be months away, if it ever happens. Samsung’s unusual Galaxy Note Edge may not be widely available originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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About 10 percent of Amazon's EC2 instances will need to be rebooted starting Friday, according to an AWS update. Amazon confirms that EC2 reboots are due to Xen issues originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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