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Earthquake detection is improving, and there is actually a California law that says the state needs to put an early warning system in place. But that has yet to happen on a wide scale. BART got a 10 second warning before Sunday’s Napa earthquake. Why didn’t everyone else? originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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HubSpot's long-rumored IPO is now official as the company files the documents to the SEC. HubSpot files IPO paperwork to raise $100M to grow its marketing software biz originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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Predictive analytics methods are extremely useful when dealing with the likes of fraudulent activity, imminent hardware failures, or credit risk. But these analytics algorithms are still somewhat limited. Here’s what IT can learn. How IT can blend massive connectivity with cognitive computing to enable insights originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Ball boys at this year's US Open will be wearing a connected sport shirt made by Ralph Lauren using OMsignal technology. Here's how they'll work. A closer look at the connected biosensing Ralph Lauren shirts you’ll see during the US Open originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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Want to get a gigabit broadband connection? the latest report out from Gig.U shows you how it's done. This Venn diagram shows which cities may get a gig (and why broadband competition matters) originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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Google updated two of its Google Apps for iOS on Monday while also adding a third new title. Docs and Sheets get the updates that the Android versions gained in June: The ability to open Microsoft Office docs and spreadsheets. Google Slides is new for iOS, […] Google Docs, Sheets and Slides for iPhone, iPad updated with Office compatibility originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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VMware said during VMworld 2014 that the virtualization giant is partnering up with Google, Docker and Pivotal on a project that will sow the seeds of using containers within the VMware environment. VMware jumps on the container bandwagon through deal with Docker, Google, and Pivotal originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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Last year, Motorola debuted Skip with the Moto X: An NFC clip to unlock your phone. This year, it appears the second edition of Skip will be a Bluetooth key fob for even more features. Motorola reported to launch Skip 2.0, a Bluetooth key fob that unlocks your phone originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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Google was supposed to buy Twitch earlier this summer, but now, reports indicate that the video game streaming service is being snapped up by Amazon. Amazon is buying Twitch for more than $1 billion, according to reports originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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The first round of public comments about the proposed merger between Comcast and Time Warner Cable will close on Monday. Comcast had little to say about internet antitrust issues, but instead talked up its diversity record. Comcast touts diversity, blows off broadband issue as 64,000 comment on Time Warner Cable merger originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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Facebook is going after clickbait with its new algorithm changes. That could have a profound impact on the traffic Buzzfeed, Upworthy and their lesser rivals see. Facebook shifts its algorithm to fight clickbait. Will it kill off Upworthy and Buzzfeed? originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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San Francisco-based IoT startup Aether Things is now ready to ship its connected loudspeaker after initially delaying shipments in July. The Cone, as the speaker is called, is for now only available to paying subscribers of Rdio’s music service, but there’s a twist: Rdio subscribers will get […] Aether Cone speaker starts shipping with discounts for Rdio subscribers originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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TiVo is cutting the cord for its latest DVR, which only works with over-the-air antennas. But will high monthly service fees give cord cutters a sticker shock? TiVo targets cord cutters with new over-the-air DVR originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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Just as it does for the code behind software, opening up the data behind news stories and other forms of journalism has a number of benefits, including the fact that it's easier to detect and fix errors -- and it's easier for others to expand and re-use the data Open journalism also means opening up your data, so others can use and improve it originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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The technique uses normal screen-printing technology and doesn't require a clean room, so it could pave the way for the low-cost inclusion of basic displays on packaging and in magazines. The road to smarter packaging: Austrian firm prints basic display directly onto paper originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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As tinkers with its family plans to encourage prepaid customers to go postpaid, is tweaking its entry-level prepaid plan. The barebones $40 Simple Starter plan is a good deal for light data users, but its 500MB cap means it wasn’t an option for many. On Monday, T-Mobile announced […] T-Mobile’s entry-level smartphone plan gets a 2GB data option originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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Mozilla is ready to tackle the phone market in India with its newest Firefox OS handset launching this week. The specs are meager for the $33 price and web-based software making it a tough sell against competing Androids that run native apps. For $33 you can own India’s first Firefox OS phone originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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As much as we like to think of the internet of things as something linked by standards, it will be a hodgepodge of trapped sensor data for quite some time. We will drown in sensors before we ever build a true internet of things originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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VMware wants to ease "vSoup"-OpenStack coexistence. But as evidenced by CEO Pat Gelsinger's comments, it sure seems conflicted about it. VMware embraces OpenStack (sort of). So why the smack talk? originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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As QHD-resolution displays become more common, the question becomes when the increased resolution becomes indistinguishable. An LG engineer said it designs its displays to be used at 8-10 inches, which is closer than the 12-inch distance previously commonly used to define a "retina" display. Retina revisited: Why LG says you hold your smartphone eight inches from your face originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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The FAA is trying to crack down on consumer drones, but it's on shaky legal ground. Three new lawsuits from business owners, universities and the Academy of Model Aeronautics highlight its tenuous position. FAA’s drone restrictions lead to new lawsuits from universities and business groups originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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Huawei has taken over the no. 3 smartphone sales spot in the world and has no plans to changes its strategy of using Google Android. Windows Phone hasn't been profitable for the company which also sees Samsung's Tizen play a lost cause. Huawei exec: Tizen has no chance, Windows Phone success is difficult originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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Next week you'll have not one but two round Android Wear smartwatches to choose from. LG has a fully-circular G Watch model that one-ups the Moto 360 and looks far more appealing that the company's currently available wearable device. LG set to take on the Moto 360 with round watch of its own originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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Verizon is substantially expanding the amount of clean power for its network operations. Verizon to boost solar by $40M, almost doubling its clean energy originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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At this year's VMworld event, the virtualization giant plans to announce a new service that makes OpenStack more compatible with VMware tools and VMware-loaded data centers as well as a new appliance manufactured by some of its hardware partners that will come stocked with VMware software to easily setup VMware virtual environments. VMware plays nice with OpenStack while also unveiling a VMware-powered data-center-in-a-box originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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