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iPhone 6 and 6 Plus can make their first Apple Pay transactions starting Oct. 20, Apple revealed on Thursday. Apple Pay will go live Monday; new iPad will get support for online payments originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Tools to develop Apple Watch apps will be seeded to developers in November. Developers can start working on Apple Watch apps next month originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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CBS is the next network that is offering cord cutters a way to subscribe to its programming without paying for cable. However, live streams are limited to certain markets. The great unbundling begins: CBS next to offer online subscription for cord cutters originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Osmo is now selling its set of iPad games that incorporate physical game-play in Apple's U.S. and Canada stores, and the startup secured some funding to grow its business even further. Apple stores start selling Osmo’s tangible iPad games, startup nabs $12M funding originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Microservices is becoming a popular approach to application development. While there are several advantages over the traditional monolithic approach, microservices has its own challenges. A Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) can help organizations overcome some of the complexities and help them successfully implement microservices. Sponsored post: How PaaS and Microservices fit together originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Users of the Firefox 34 beta will be able to have anonymous, WebRTC-based video chats from the browser itself, with no need to install an add-on or plugin, or even to visit any special webpage. Hello Firefox! Mozilla’s browser gets built-in WebRTC video chat through Telefónica partnership originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Alexis Ohanian offered colorful opinions on net neutrality on Thursday morning at an event in New York. Comcast “extortion” shows the need to treat broadband as a utility, Reddit’s Ohanian said originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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A Mountain View, California, startup called Waterline Data Science has raised $7 million from Menlo Ventures and Sigma West for its software that helps users make more sense of data stored inside Hadoop. Its premise is that while it’s easy to load lots of data into […] Waterline Data Science raises $7M to become Hadoop’s data steward originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Google's unbundling SMS messages from Hangouts, including a new, simpler SMS app on Android Lollipop. Android Lollipop has a new default text messaging app originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Google is telling affected customers to start moving their workloads to a shiny new European zone and promises new automation tools to help in similar tasks early next year. Live migration won’t help Google cloud customers moving to new European zone originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Ford's connected car chief Don Butler will be at Gigaom's Structure Connect conference next week to talk about the future networked vehicle. As a preview to his talk he discussed where Apple and Google fit into that future. Ford: Apple and Google are welcome in our cars, but Sync is here to stay originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Domino's Pizza is one of the largest food and beverage companies in the world, with more than 10,000 corporate and franchise stores. Machine data is a main ingredient in Domino’s big data success story; Splunk is helping Domino's deliver real-time marketing and business insights. Sponsored post: Splunk delivers business insights for Domino’s Pizza originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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DNAnexus is adding Regeneron Genetics Center to its group of partners. DNAnexus will convert 1,000 genomes a week into usable data in the cloud. Cloud computing is coming for your DNA, and it will lead to better drugs and health care originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Over 359,000 AT&T customers have already filled out an online application to obtain refunds from the company, which padded phone bills with suspect SMS charges. AT&T swamped with refund demands over “cramming” scam; FTC predicts record number of claims originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Hatsune Miku is one of the biggest pop stars in Japan, and she's a piece of software. Will she take off in the U.S.? Software even eats pop stars: Japan’s post-Miley, crowdsourced icon originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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The introduction of LTE-A will mean theoretical maximum speeds of 300Mbps, though of course people will get lower speeds due to capacity sharing -- and they'll need the right handsets, too. UK to start getting faster 4G within weeks as EE and Vodafone prepare commercial LTE-A launches originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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A majority of Russians supports the censorship of the internet, according to a poll carried out late September and published this week by the independent Levada Center (as spotted by the Moscow Times). The research outfit found that 54 percent of the 1,630 respondents, spread across […] Most Russians still favor web censorship, but those attitudes are changing originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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New iPads are a given, so what else will Apple introduce at its October event? Join us and find out with a live blog of the news, along with commentary and insight, as the event takes place at 10am PT. Live blog: Apple’s 2014 iPad, Retina iMac, and (maybe) Apple TV event originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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On this week's Structure Show podcast, Jonathan Vanian and Derrick Harris break down Docker, web bugs, a Hadoop extravaganza and the latest OpenStack acquisition. They interview former MongoDB CEO, and current vice chairman, Max Schireson. Former MongoDB CEO talks about stepping down to be a better dad — and NoSQL, of course originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Reddit takes its first grown up steps since raising funding by acquiring Reddit app Alien Blue. What does the purchase say about the company's trajectory? Reddit makes its next big business move with acquisition of mobile app Alien Blue originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Machine learning startup GraphLab is boosting the capabilities of its platform, which aims to help users build and then serve their predictive models, has released a new version of its software that includes support for deep learning models. GraphLab’s machine learning platform now supports deep learning originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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There has been a spate of product announcements and integrations over the past few weeks signaling that many big data workloads -- including, and especially, Hadoop -- will soon be ready to run reliably in the cloud. Cloud computing is going to absorb your big data workloads, too originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Netflix continues to be everyone’s favorite babysitter: 75 of the kids shows currently on Netflix have attracted more than two million viewers in the U.S. alone this year, and more an a dozen kids titles even have an audience of more than five million viewers. The […] This is why Netflix loves the little ones: 75 of its kids shows have 2+ million viewers originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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A hashtag that started as a complaint about ethics in video-game journalism has spawned a movement aimed at attacking and harassing female journalists, developers and others -- and the same fuel that allows positive social-media campaigns to go viral has fanned the flames of violence How did GamerGate become a lightning rod for violence — and is social media helping or making it worse? originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Search engines are making it harder to see the difference between regular results and paid ads. Does the FTC have the power to do something? Or can consumers figure it out on their own? Are Google’s search results deceptive, or can consumers identify ads on their own? originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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