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Mircrosoft’s quarterly financials positively surprised analysts as the company topped $23.2 billion in revenue. The surprise doesn’t end there though. It took three iterations, but Microsoft seems to have gotten in right with the Surface Pro 3. Surface revenues for fiscal first quarter of 2015 measured $908 million. […] Microsoft makes progress with phone and tablet sales: Surface revenue nears $1B originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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For its quarter ending September 30, Microsoft beat analyst expectations with $23.2 billion in revenue. Microsoft again cites strong cloud growth in its latest earnings originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Amazon saw big losses again in its Q3 2014 earnings, missing analyst estimates and reporting a whopping operating loss of $544 million. Amazon’s gigantic operating loss sends shares sliding 10% after hours originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Ello has raised $5.5 million in a round led by Colorado’s Foundry Group. The social networking site’s rapid viral growth moved up the timeline on its fundraising efforts, since it needed the cash to keep up with the flood of user requests. Along with the round, the […] With its $5.5 million in funding, Ello looks to the future originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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You can now pre-order the Sony Smartwatch 3 which has a GPS radio and, thanks to the latest version of Android Wear, works for location-based apps without a phone. All Android Wear watches now function as standalone music players too. Android Wear watches can now do more without a smartphone originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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What if your stereo knew who was in the room, and which music they liked? That's what Prizm wants to do with its context-aware streaming adapter. Prizm want to build a context-aware music streaming adapter originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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As part of the change, users will need to download new Bitcasa apps and then migrate their old data to the new platform by November 15 or face their data being erased. Bitcasa nixes unlimited storage plan as it upgrades its infrastructure originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Etsy is offering up its own credit card reader to its sellers, competing with popular mobile point-of-sale services like Square. Craft fair credit: Etsy intros a credit card reader for offline sales originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Facebook aims to "recapture the original magic of the Internet" -- chatrooms -- with its latest standalone app. But can the next big thing in social really come from the old big thing in social? Meet anonymish app Rooms, Facebook’s first real attempt to fix the broken problem of social originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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A first look at this year's iPad Air 2 compared to the 2013 model shows little changes on the outside. Inside is very different story with a noticeably better camera sensor, much faster Wi-Fi and that new A8x processor. First impressions of the iPad Air 2 from a current iPad Air owner originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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The inaugural Structure Connect conference had speakers and special guests discussing the rapid adoption of devices that are wirelessly connected, and what that means for consumers and businesses going forward. Structure Connect 2014 recap: The internet of things is about the services, not the sensors originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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The National Security Agency is currently hiring technical professionals who can bring innovation and surprise to cloud computing. While the final output of these professionals will be known only by a few, it’s easy to see why developers would be interested in the world’s leading signals intelligence agency. Sponsored post: NSA aims for the clouds originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Make sure not to miss Silicon Valley's design conference. Our experience design conference Roadmap is a month away originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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The Google-owned artificial intelligence outfit DeepMind has revealed a partnership with Oxford University that involves a “substantial donation” to set up a research relationship with the venerable institution’s computer science and engineering departments, and the acquisition of two Oxford spin-off startups. One, Dark Blue Labs, is […] Google buys two Oxford University AI spin-offs to bolster its DeepMind team originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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If you want an HP-branded OpenStack or an HP-branded Cloud Foundry, you are in luck: Both are available today with support from friends Docker, New Relic, MongoDB. HP’s Helion OpenStack is here originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Apple and GT Advanced Technologies have settled and the latter company has four years to repay $439 million without interest. Instead of sapphire crystal production, GTA will focus on sapphire production equipment and processes. Apple and sapphire producer GT Advanced Technologies officially part ways originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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The move has big implications for latency and resilience, and of course data protection -- a particular concern for German businesses. AWS comes to Germany as Amazon unveils second EU region, out of Frankfurt originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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The cloud has evolved in interesting and unexpected ways—driven largely by a boom in SMB adoption. This new infographic from Rackspace explores trends in cloud adoption, how businesses are using the cloud and the benefits they are realizing as the result of adoption. Sponsored post: Infographic: A look at SMB cloud adoption in 2014 originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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German publishers who recently accused Google of blackmail for threatening to stop listing their stories in Google News – after they tried for years to wrangle copyright cash out of Google for using their snippets and thumbnails – have relented, for now at least. On Wednesday, […] German publishers give in to Google’s news snippets “blackmail” for now originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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The pack includes plug-and-play modules for power, connectivity, and sensing ambient light, temperature and humidity -- as well as 2G connectivity that works in a bunch of places. Next to come in this Arduino-compatible system: presence, impact and audio sensing. Telefónica dives into the consumer internet of things with Thinking Things “ambient” pack originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Is recycled vanadium the key to low cost batteries for buildings, solar farms and the power grid? This everlasting battery is made from recycled vanadium and ready to plug in originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Apart from making Xiaomi a less risky option for non-Chinese customers, the shift also improves the latency of the company's services. Xiaomi addresses privacy concerns by moving international users’ data out of China originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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On this week's Structure Show: Microsoft adds more powerful IaaS capabilities while Amazon makes AWS more enterprise-worthy. Microsoft’s big freaking servers make cloud wars even more interesting originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Here's the highlight reel from the panel session dispensing advice on how to get a hardware project off the ground that closed out Structure Connect 2014. A panel of makers spill the tips and tricks of the hardware trade originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Whirlpool has struggled to figure out what consumers want in the connected home electronics space. The connected washing machine is still a novelty, but Whirlpool is making plans for the connected home originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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