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Shares for Hadoop vendor finished their first day of trading at $26.48, up from $16 when the company priced its initial public offering on Thursday night and Friday’s opening bid of $24. The company’s total market cap is $1.1 billion at the close of trading Friday, […] After its IPO, Hortonworks is a $1 billion Hadoop company (again) originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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If you wanted to know where all the best holiday spots are in town, this might be your year. Social networking application Nextdoor has reached out to its users in 43,000 neighborhoods to map their cities’ best lights and attractions. Nextdoor is an application where neighbors can […] Check out Nextdoor’s crowdsourced map for holiday lights originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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OMG Chrome got an interesting tip just before the big run up to January’s Consumer Electronics Show. According to a source, Acer will be super-sizing its next Chromebook with a 15.6-inch display. That would give it the crown for biggest Chromebook since the largest one to date […] Report: Chromebooks are about to get big. As in, 15.6-inches big originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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There’s never a shortage of big problems confronting the world — think the looming scarcity of fuel, food and water. Addressing such issues is the purported goal of HUBweek, a series of events planned for October 2015 and sponsored by the Boston Globe, Harvard University, Mass General Hospital and MIT. The […] Boston-area institutions launch HUBweek to take on big problems originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Software-analyzing specialist New Relic is now a publicly traded company. The startup’s shares are priced at $33.43 as of 9 AM PST, which is a bump from yesterday’s set price of $23 a share. While the boost in the share price is significant, New Relic CEO […] On IPO day, New Relic CEO Lew Cirne eyes the future of analytics originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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In this Gigaom Research webinar, we will examine how companies can successfully translate and present the most relevant updates from disjointed cloud sources for their users. We will discuss real-world examples and draw lessons that businesses of all sizes can use. Join us on December 17. Gigaom Research webinar: Making sense out of chaos, while avoiding vendor lock-in originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Peter Detkin, a lawyer and former Intel executive, is standing down as vice chairman from the notorious patent trolling venture he co-founded alongside three others, including one-time Microsoft exec Nathan Myhrvold, in 2000. As IAM Magazine reports, Detkin will quit his post at Intellectual Ventures as of January […] Intellectual Ventures founder steps down: “market is tough right now” originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Samsung is now producing the A9 chip for Apple in Austin, Texas, Korea IT News reported on Friday. The outlet says the A9 chip will use a 14 nanometer FinFET process and should greatly help Samsung’s semiconductor division, which has lost some of Apple’s chip business in […] Chips for next year’s iPhone reportedly being produced now originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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The German high court has denied an attempt by two of the country’s opposition parties to have NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden visit Berlin to testify before the Bundestag, Germany’s parliament. The Karlsruhe court reportedly said that the suit was an administrative issue that had to go […] German court denies Snowden visit bid originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Android fans will find a Google Fit software update waiting for them, and those who have an Android Wear watch will get a little something extra with the app: An experimental feature for offline support. The latest version of Google Fit on the phone has your […] Google Fit gains offline Android Wear support, 100 activities originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Here's a nice surprise if you like your tablets with a side of 4G service: T-Mobile has started selling the LTE Nexus 9. It's the first time a version of Google's latest tablet equipped with a modem has gone on sale. The first LTE-equipped Nexus 9 goes on sale at T-Mobile originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Never has the gap between a flawless technology experience and a closed ecosystem loomed as large as the gap between the Amazon Echo and the Ubi personal computer. While Amazon’s Echo works beautifully and is a gorgeous cylinder that is ready to hear and (attempt to) […] Amazon’s Echo is a good listener but a wretched assistant originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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This past week, Qualcomm's been beginning to reveal what its new flagship smartphone and tablet chip can do. If you're buying a new phone in the next year, pay attention: There's a good chance these features end up in your next handset. 5 things to expect from Qualcomm’s flagship mobile chip in 2015 originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Google is to close its Russian engineering office, according to a report in The Information. Google’s Russian engineers will be offered jobs in other countries or in other departments, the Financial Times noted. The company is not saying why it is shutting its Moscow engineering office, […] Google to close down Russian engineering operations originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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The Chinese web giant Baidu will buy a stake in Uber worth up to $600 million, according to sources quoted by Bloomberg. The ride-booking company, which raised $1.2 billion earlier this month to give it a valuation of $40 billion, is currently pushing into China, where […] Uber gets investment from Baidu to aid China push, report claims originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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New Relic detailed on Thursday the pricing of its upcoming initial public offering. The company plans on offering 5 million shares of common stock on Friday, with a share price of $23.00. New Relic’s New York Stock Exchange symbol will be NEWR. According to the company’s […] New Relic sets the price: $23 a share to raise $115M at Friday’s IPO originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Companies delivering packages or farms mapping acres and acres of fields might not want to stop at one drone. A fleet can get things done faster. But how do you keep them safe and effective while working as a group? PixiePath, a drone software startup that […] For the drone fleet conductor comes PixiePath originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Virtual reality headsets have all drifted toward a similar ski goggle-like form. But exactly how we interact with them is still evolving. There are handheld joysticks and treadmills, but the ultimate input device is our own hands. Oculus, the virtual reality wunderkind that was bought by Facebook […] Oculus boosts its computer vision team with trio of acquisitions originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Hortonworks CEO Rob Bearden spoke to Gigaom to lay out his take on the Hadoop market leading up to the company's IPO, which will likely happen next month. Hortonworks sets its IPO price; CEO says Hadoop is ready to explode originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Marco Polo may be one of the most ambitious shows Netflix has produced thus far — but will it also be its biggest flop? One could certainly think so after reading a few reviews. The streaming service is set to release the entire first season of […] Does it matter that reviewers don’t like Netflix’s Marco Polo? originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Facebook is thinking about introducing a type of “dislike” button, but it’s not sold on the idea. During a public Town Hall Q&A Thursday, Mark Zuckerberg said the company has been considering new variations on the like button for some time. “There are more sentiments people […] Facebook is considering adding a type of “dislike” button originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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LinkedIn introduced small but significant changes to its homepage design Thursday, simplifying its newsfeed and highlighting some interaction features that will come to all users next year. The shifts in the design bring the connection element of the service front and center, encouraging users to build their relationships with […] The new LinkedIn homepage is all about the warm fuzzies originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Just last night, I was wondering why I couldn’t find the main Amazon app in the Play Store. I was looking to install it on my new Moto X and spent 10 minutes digging around until I found Amazon Shopping. The “shopping” part was new to […] Google makes Amazon pull, replace its app in the Play Store originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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You can’t buy a Windows Phone with bitcoin, but now you can buy Minecraft for that phone with bitcoin. Microsoft announced today that it will now accept bitcoin (via BitPay) as a payment method for digital purchases, like Xbox games or Windows Phone apps. It’s limited […] Microsoft embraces bitcoin payments for digital purchases originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Earlier this week, a key feature of Transmit for iOS was deemed by Apple to violate its terms of service. So Panic, makers of the file transfer app, actually had to remove the “send files” function, a pretty important part of any file transfer software. Luckily, […] Don’t Panic: Apple reverses stance on iCloud Drive in Transmit originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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