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Whether you like them or not, the Kardashians are a powerful media brand, so it's worth thinking about how they approach marketing that brand and engaging with their audience Yes, your media outlet can learn something from the Kardashians originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Plex now has a new account management feature called Home, which allows the creation of restricted profiles as well as more fine-grained sharing options. Plex gets parental controls, enhanced multiuser support originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Spurred by some spectacular successes, and some equally spectacular failures, real-time marketing is expanding beyond its roots as brand content synced to events and spread via social media. How real-time marketing is changing brand advertising originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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The Parliament is, according to the Financial Times, poised to call on the European Commission to separate Google's core search business from its other businesses or take some other serious measure to tackle the firm's dominance in the EU. European Parliament reportedly wants Google to be broken up originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Speaking to CNN on Friday, Square founder and CEO Jack Dorsey confirmed Square would begin supporting Apple Pay and other near-field communications (NFC)-based payments systems in some form in 2015. Jack Dorsey says Square will begin accepting Apple Pay in 2015 originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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On Thursday, the United States patent office published a patent application from Apple describing a system where a smoke detector pushes a notification to a mobile device, like an iPhone. Apple patent application describes a networked smoke detector originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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T-Mobile is starting to clock some impressive download speeds on its newly upgraded LTE networks in different parts of the country: 30.2 Mbps in Columbus, Ohio; 24.1 Mbps in Boston; and 19.3 Mbps in Kansas City. Why T-Mobile subscribers in 21 cities are seeing faster speeds originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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If you were looking for another reason to buy a Chromebook, Google just provided a big one: The company is boosting the included Google Drive storage capacity by a factor of five. Instead of getting 200 GB of cloud capacity with a Chrome OS laptop, you’ll now […] Google offers 1 TB of Drive storage with Chromebooks this holiday originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Satellite internet subscribers often can't use Netflix at all for fear of exceeding their data caps. Nightshift wants to change that. Aterlo Networks wants to put a Netflix cache in your router originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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GMIC SV 2014 brings the global mobile ecosystem to Silicon Valley for three days of thought provoking presentations on the industry’s hottest topics, exclusive networking opportunities and unforgettable parties. Register today for FREE expo pass GMIC SV 2014 at Hilton Union Square from December 1 – 3. sv.thegmic.com. Sponsored post: Join top mobile internet leaders from around the globe at GMIC SV 2014 originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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The "Indienet", which will apparently be best experienced on a new device called the Indie Phone, is on track to comfortably exceed its crowdfunding goals. But, beyond more private interactions, what new services will it enable? Why people are giving Ind.ie money to think past the web originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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You won't need a third-party app to push all of your Android notifications to a Pebble watch going forward. Pebble revamped its native app to support any notifications, giving you full choice of what notifications you want on your wrist. Pebble smartwatches just got pushier (in a good way) for Android originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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So, the typewriter, an icon of a bygone, pre-PC era, is making a comeback among some government workers and young people revisiting the analog tools of the past. Typewriters (huh?) make a comeback in post-Snowden era originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Since about an hour since the iPhone 6 Plus first went on pre-order online, it's apparently been in short supply. But now, Apple's website now lists the 16GB iPhone 6 Plus with a ship date of "7-10 business days." Check again: Apple says iPhone 6 Plus is in stock in more places originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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HotOrNot co-founder James Hong is back with a new app that aims to curate YouTube videos for kids. HotOrNot’s founder now wants to keep your kids safe on YouTube originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Meet our recent grads from The New York Code + Design Academy’s Web Development Intensive class. You will have the opportunity to network one on one with our students as they present their final projects showcasing learned skills in Ruby, Sinatra, Rails, and Front End Development. Sponsored post: Hiring full stack developers? Attend our employer meet + greet! originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Aereo filed for voluntary bankruptcy on Thursday, a move that the company says will allow it to "maximize the value of its business and assets" without being dragged down by ongoing lawsuits in several states. Streaming TV service Aereo files for Chapter 11, will reorganize originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Amazon Web Services updated its AppStream service so developers can set up Windows apps to stream to mobile devices with less futzing. Amazon tweaks AppStream to ease Windows app streaming originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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The hosting of a “World Internet Conference” tech industry talking shop in censorship-happy China was always going to raise eyebrows, but this is classic: According to reports by TechCrunch, the Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg, the organizers slipped a draft declaration under delegates’ hotel room doors […] China makes abortive push for global web censorship declaration originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Box CEO and co-founder Aaron Levie spoke to Bloomberg Television on Thursday and shared a few details regarding Box’s much-delayed IPO plans saying the company “should not have filed when we did.” Box still on track for IPO, but picked the wrong time to file originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Someone leaked BuzzFeed an internal Uber document that outlines an investigative plan to "weaponize" facts. In this case, however, the target is the taxi industry and not journalists. Leaked document suggests Uber wanted to “weaponize” taxi research originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Apple has decided to end a bitter legal war against Google and Android phone makers, and to turn away from patent tactics that have cost the smartphone industry billions of dollars, according to reports and new court filings. Apple ends patent war on Android, deal suggests originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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This week Qualcomm unveiled its next generation LTE modem, which boasts another big theoretical boost in download speeds. But Qualcomm made special note of a feature that has long been ignored in 4G: upload speeds. The next generation of LTE chips are all about the upload originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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As purchasing patterns shift, a battle is brewing over the fastest and most efficient way to get goods and services bought online into the hands of consumers. Delivery wars: how three factions are facing off to bring ecommerce goods home originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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If you want to hold onto your Bitcasa infinite-drive data long enough to move it somewhere else, you'll need to pay Bitcasa $99 for an additional month, according to an order from U.S. District Judge William Alsup at a hearing in San Francisco on Wednesday. Ruling gives irked Bitcasa users more time to move their data originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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