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RadioShack has been a destination for antennas and gadgets for more than 90 years, but it looks as if the retailer's long-predicted bankruptcy is finally set to occur. RadioShack posts more losses, analyst predicts bankruptcy originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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For some, standing in line to buy a new iPhone is both ritual and experience. It's also a big chunk of time from your day. With a reportedly new digital reservation system you could get that iPhone 6 without standing around for hours. A new digital reservation system could save you time in the iPhone 6 line originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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You can only flout a ban so far before the authorities take notice. The driver escaped a fine this time but could be on the hook for as much as $323,000 if he does it again. German Uber driver caught out as ban gets personal originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Bill Vaas, formerly CEO of Liquid Robotics and a Sun Microsystems veteran, is now VP of engineering at Amazon Web Services Looks like Amazon is building out its robotics army originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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To gain maximum return on their investments, cloud consumers need to have a view of the underlying infrastructure behind a cloud instance. This transparency is one of the keys to leveraging the capabilities of the infrastructure to drive higher levels of performance, reliability, and security. Sponsored post: The cloud shouldn’t be a black box originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Commodity traders help set prices for oil and wheat, allowing buyers to hedge their costs. The same thing is poised to happen in the world of cloud computing. Yes, IT can be sold like a barrel of oil (but it’s going to take some work) originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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If the GSMA's predictions are correct, two-thirds of the nine billion non-M2M mobile connections in 2020 will be from smartphones, with the vast majority coming from emerging markets. Emerging markets will shape the smartphone world, new industry figures suggest originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Veracode's service hooks into the development tools used by coders so that its cloud-based system can scan their application for vulnerabilities or bugs in the code. Veracode gets $40M to help companies find security holes in their applications originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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It's only a "beta launch" but Coinbase will now allow its European users to buy and sell bitcoins using euros rather than dollars, and merchants to cash out into a local bank account Bitcoin platform Coinbase expands out of U.S. into Europe originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Cloudbees wants to be known as "the Enterprise Jenkins company" as it transitions its PaaS customers to AWS Elastic Beanstalk, Heroku, Google App Engine, or elsewhere. Cloudbees, the Java PaaS company, dumps its PaaS originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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LG has not two, but three connected watches coming to the U.S. market this year, and it's got more in pipeline. The company is even exploring a watch design based on its bendable G Flex technology. LG’s wearable strategy calls for a smartwatch for every taste (and age) originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Some surprising cities are on the up-and-up, according to Yelp review data. Yelp unveils up-and-coming cities after analyzing 61 million reviews originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Soft robots can be especially resilient when it comes to bad conditions. A new robot out of MIT can withstand ice, fire and being run over by a car. Forget Terminator: The robots of the apocalypse could be squishy originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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WigWag, a smart home platform that consists of a hub, lights and sensors, is both a compelling way to automate your home as well as a trojan horse for a new run time environment for IoT. WigWag intros new lights and a platform for the internet of things originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Surprised, and maybe even annoyed, by the sudden appearance of U2's latest album on your phone? You are not alone. Here's what others are saying, and how to get rid of the album. Why is U2’s latest album on your iPhone? How to remove Apple’s publicity stunt originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Some businesses use contracts that say customers have to pay large penalties if they say something negative online. A new California law turns the tables on that. California law says companies can’t punish customers who post negative reviews originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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While every development project requires a different set of skills, and the internet of things is still in its earliest stages, there are certain tools with which budding IoT developers should be familiar. A developer’s checklist for deploying the internet of things originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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One of the biggest advantages to buying apps on Google Play over the iOS App Store is the ability to try out apps before you buy them. Previously, Google Play gave users a 15-minute refund window, but on Wednesday,  officially extended the policy to two hours. In […] Try before you buy: Google extends refund window for Play Store apps to two hours originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Despite Slingshot’s lack of success, isn’t done playing with ephemerality. Its latest effort is a test feature in the Facebook application itself. A small group of users have come across “timed” Facebook posts, where they can set their updates to delete after 1-24 hours or 2-7 […] Facebook toys with in-app ephemerality originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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After Apple announced Wi-Fi calling support in iOS 8, T-Mobile reemphasized its long-term commitment to the UMA standard, complete with a new free router for subscribers that prioritizes voice calls over other traffic. T-Mobile will give you a customized router for better Wi-Fi calling originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Jawbone is opening up its app to the users of other fitness trackers. This is exactly what needs to happen for the internet of things to develop. It’s all about the data: Soon you won’t need a wristband to use Jawbone’s apps originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Microsoft Azure now provides a speech-recognition service for audio-visual content that indexes the files based on what's actually said in them. This could automate the searchability, categorization and description of content that used to be a mystery if it wasn't properly labeled. Microsoft Azure now uses speech recognition to help users search videos originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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If he could go back in time to the sexual harassment situation, Tinder CEO Sean Rad says, "Oh my god I would do so many things differently.” Walk of shame: Tinder CEO regrets the way he handled the sexual harassment situation originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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The Amsterdam Internet Exchange putting up a point of presence in Digital Reality's San Francisco data center signals the rise of an alternative to the current model of peering in the U.S. The Bay Area gets the European internet exchange model Netflix hopes will spread originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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According to a leaked internal document, Microsoft plans to stop using the "Nokia" brand and to drop the "phone" from Windows Phone. It looks as if Microsoft will stop using the “Nokia” name entirely originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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