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It looks like the WWE’s online video venture is starting to pay off: More than one million people have now subscribed to WWE Network, the online-only subscription streaming service that provides access to the league’s 12 key events per year, plus access to reality shows and […] WWE Network now has over one million streaming subscribers originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…

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In his new book "The Internet Is Not The Answer," author Andrew Keen continues a theme he introduced in previous books, about how the internet is a net negative for the economy and for society. But I think he is far too negative Six ways in which Andrew Keen is wrong about the internet originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…

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Media center app maker Plex just overhauled its Android app with a newer UI and the ability to cast photos and videos from the local camera roll to a Chromecast streaming stick, Roku box, game console or any other device with a Plex app installed. And while […] Plex unifies its Android apps, adds camera roll casting originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…

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Apple started pushing a iOS update to iPhones and iPads on Tuesday. It’s a small bump to version 8.1.3, so it won’t completely revamp your phone. Apple said the release “includes bug fixes, increased stability, and performance improvements.” In a more specific note, Apple said that this update […] Apple reduces the amount of storage iOS updates require originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…

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Misfit, the makers of a variety of well-designed activity trackers is embracing the smarthome. First it showed off the Bolt connected light bulbs at CES, and now it has signed several partnerships with companies that let you control an array of home devices from your Flash […] Misfit ties its Flash activity tracker to the smarthome originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…

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HotelTonight, the app for booking a hotel stay on the go, has introduced new personalized price cuts, one called a “bonus rate” and the other called a “rate drop.” The apps will analyze your phone’s location and offer you added discounts for hotels in specific other […] Here’s why new competitors can’t do what Hotel Tonight does originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…

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Sunnyvale startup Qvivr is is building a universal credit card named Swyp , competing with the likes of LoopPay, Coin and Plastc, but it’s adding its own unique twist. Swyp is a “learning” credit card that tracks your habits in order to surface the right card at the […] Swyp’s universal credit card launches just in time to become obsolete originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…

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Batteries paired with solar panels aren’t just intriguing customers in the U.S., Europe and Japan looking to ditch their utilities. People are slowly adopting batteries and solar panels in offgrid markets, too, using their cell phones to make reoccurring micropayments and using solar energy to replace […] Investors back startup that sells offgrid battery & solar panels originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…

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U.S. citizens creates world-beating tech sites like Amazon, Facebook and Twitter — so why can’t agencies like the IRS or Veterans Affairs do the same? The White House’s chief technology officer, Megan Smith, suggested it’s possible, provided the government can attract enough people with a high TQ, or […] White House CTO calls for open source APIs, visibility for women originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…

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If you’re a project manager caught between Waterfall-accustomed upper management and Agile-savvy development teams, you might feel like you’re trying to mix oil and water. But with the right approach, you can leverage the best of each methodology—and create harmony between them. Sponsored post: Mixing Agile and Waterfall: Is there a recipe for success? originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…

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Although digital photography has become mainly an online experience, there’s still a market for actual printed photos from a camera. That’s tricky to do without connecting to a printer, having network access and, of course, having enough ink in the printer, which never seems to happen […] Step aside, Polaroid: Prynt is a phone case that prints your pics originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…

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is not content to let Excel define the company’s reputation among the world’s data analysts. That’s the message the company sent on Tuesday when it announced that its PowerBI product is now free. According to a company executive, the move could expand Microsoft’s reach in the business […] Microsoft throws down the gauntlet in business intelligence originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…

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Google is set to announce its gigabit fiber-to-the-home service in Atlanta; Nashville, Tennessee; Charlotte and Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina this week according to the Wall Street Journal. The Journal quoted sources close to the events and said that local news media in Atlanta and Nashville were invited […] Google Fiber coming to four more cities originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…

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T-Mobile is using a Super Bowl ad to push its new Data Stash program, which lets users rollover unused megabytes from month to month, and last night it gave a sneak peak of the 30-second spot on YouTube. The tongue-in-cheek commercial plays on the the public […] T-Mobile Super Bowl ad entreats us to “Save The Data” originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…

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With competitors like Snapchat and WhatsApp continuing to grow and expand the range of their features, Twitter is rolling out a new group direct-message offering as well as a hosted video feature it hopes will make it more competitive Twitter tries to up its game with group messages and native video originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…

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Bluetooth headsets aren’t the hottest smartphone accessory, but a new Bluetooth headset on Indiegogo, called Bluewire, packs enough features that it’s worth another look even for users who don’t need hands-free calling. Bluewire looks like a fairly standard, albeit chunky, hands-free Bluetooth headset. But it charges wirelessly […] Bluewire is a Bluetooth headset with a kitchen sink of features originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…

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If someone asked me what my top five utilities for computers, phones or tablets were, Pushbullet would easily be on the list. The app let different devices work together before Apple enabled Handoff and Continuity, for example, sending texts, calls, notifications, files and more from a phone to […] Super-useful utility, Pushbullet, launches for Mac, Safari, iPad originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…

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Lockitron, one of the first companies that used crowdfunding to create a connected home product back in 2012, has stopped shipping its initial product to focus on an improved version that will cost less and offer a better user experience. Backers who were expecting the original […] Lockitron revamps its smart lock with a price cut and new design originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…

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A new investigation shows the scale of surveillance on U.S. highways is more extensive than many previously imagined, thanks to a license plate database that allows federal and local law enforcement to watch cars and even drivers in real time. According to documents reviewed by the Wall Street Journal, the […] License plate data lets cops spy on US drivers at record rates originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…

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Although there are several third-party gamepads for iOS devices, Apple could yet build its own. This week, the company was granted a patent for a gaming accessory that it first filed back in 2008, according to Patently Apple. The patent describes a type of shell for […] Patent grant suggests Apple considered own gamepad for iPhones originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…

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Cloudbees, the PaaS company that’s transitioned into a continuous integration company, now has $23.5 million in Series D money to fund expanded sales and marketing in more geographies. “We want to scale up and scale out,” Cloudbees CEO Sacha Labourey said in an interview. “To scale up we’ll […] Cloudbees rakes in $23.5M to fund mo’ marketing originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…

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The U.K. telecommunications regulator Ofcom has called for international industry standards on privacy in the internet of things. On Tuesday the regulator published an outline of its approach to the developing internet of things, largely based on responses to a call for input that it made […] Internet of things needs global privacy push, says UK regulator originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…

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While the European Union dithers over EU-wide net neutrality, some European countries are marching on regardless. On Friday Slovenia’s regulators nailed carriers Telekom Slovenije and Si.mobil for violating net neutrality principles, and on Tuesday Dutch regulators fined KPN and Vodafone for similar violations. The latest ruling, […] Dutch and Slovenian regulators nail carriers over net neutrality originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…

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Facebook’s outage early on Tuesday, which also took out linked services such as Instagram and Tinder, was down to a technical issue caused by the company itself rather than external factors. The outage affected users around the world. According to a technical note, the outage lasted […] Facebook: Downtime was caused by an internal boo-boo, not a hack originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…

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