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Twilio, the cloud-based communication service provider that lets developers craft messaging applications, is buying security startup Authy for an undisclosed price. As part of the deal, announced Tuesday, Authy’s entire twelve-person team will move over to Twilio. Authy focusses on two-factor authentication, which adds a second step to the password […] Twilio buys two-factor authentication shop to boost security originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…

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A year back, Deutsche Telekom and Mozilla said they were working together on privacy-centric features for Firefox OS, including “location blurring” (fine-grained control of how much location information to give to each app), guest mode, and a registration-free “find my phone” tool. It looks like that […] Mozilla and Deutsche Telekom’s “privacy phone” is almost here originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…

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Last spring, a Kickstarter project raised more than $2.4 million by promising a gadget that not only tracks how well you slept, but also the environmental condition of the room you slept in. On Tuesday, Sense, the sleep tracker from Hello, will go on sale to the […] Sense analyzes your sleep as well as the bedroom it takes place in originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…

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The internet-of-things identity management outfit Evrythng, which partnered up with Samsung not long ago, has struck another strategic partnership deal – this time with a new LED lighting player called Gooee. Gooee, which emerged last year out of lighting technology firm Aurora, provides sensors for things […] Evrythng partners with Gooee in LED internet of things push originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…

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Opera has released a new tool called App Pass, which gives carriers an easy way to provide people with free access to certain apps for limited periods of time. The tool is a feature of the Max mobile data management app and follows the release a […] Opera launches App Pass zero-rating tool for carriers originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…

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We often talk about designing security into a product from the get go, but we don’t often discuss what that means. In today’s podcast John Kestner, a principle with Supermechanical, the company behind the Twine sensor and the Range thermometer, shares his thoughts on how he […] How to design security into your connected product originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…

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For the last year WebTV creator Steve Perlman has been trying to convince a skeptical wireless industry that his most recent startup Artemis Networks has developed an LTE technology that solves the mobile data capacity crunch, and now he aims to prove it. Artemis is building […] Artemis is building a 4G network in SF to prove its pCell tech works originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…

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Since Snapchat Stories have been around for only a year or so, Snapchat celebrities are still a rare breed. Compared to viral Vine stars with their own cross country tour schedules and YouTube creators with their Hollywood deals, Snapchat stars are still building a case for themselves. […] Social media star Casey Neistat talks Snapchat versus YouTube originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…

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ARM is trying to make its mbed OS, its fairly new operating system for the internet of things, a little more business-friendly by debuting a ready-made platform consisting of a development board, the software and the cloud back-end services at the Embedded World show in Germany […] ARM, Freescale and IBM offer a platform for industrial IoT originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…

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After pulling the strings from Dish Network’s boardroom for the last four years, Dish Chairman Charlie Ergen is once again assuming the CEO’s mantle, replacing Joseph Clayton, who will retire on March 31. Ergen co-founded Dish more than 30 years ago and stepped down as CEO […] Dish Chairman Charlie Ergen takes back his old role of CEO originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…

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One of the best things about the web is that it has meant an explosion of choices when it comes to media, especially recently — with the rise of BuzzFeed, the launch of sites like Vox and Fusion, and blog networks like Gawker. And of course […] In the age of niche media, everyone still really wants to be mass originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…

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While startups in big data, cloud and IoT continue to make impressive advancements in tech, one industry has been historically overlooked in the startup space: the food and beverage industry. Food and tech are a well suited pair and SF New Tech is highlighting the latest […] Sponsored post: Innovative food & beverage startups highlight Inaugural FOODBYTES! Summit originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…

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If you’re worried about melanoma, head to the doctor — not the app store. On Monday, the Federal Trade Commission announced it has cracked down on two companies that charged customers up to $4.99 for apps that claimed to help them detect early signs of melanoma. The […] FTC shuts down skin cancer app scam originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…

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Marten Mickos, the former Eucalyptus CEO who became HP’s top cloud guy in September when HP bought Eucalyptus, is turning over key responsibilities to three other HP executives, according to an internal email message viewed by Gigaom. Mickos, who carried the title of senior vice president and general manager […] HP reorgs cloud biz as Marten Mickos cedes key responsibilities originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…

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No matter what you think about South by Southwest Interactive, tens of thousands of people still head to Austin, Texas in the Spring to partake of tacos, barbecue and some decidedly weird tech culture when the second and third weeks in March collide. So this year […] Come see August, Electric Imp and more at our SXSW Hardware House originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…

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Better check twice before firing off that email today: You could be sending it to the wrong person, thanks to a Gmail bug that is suggesting email addresses you rarely communicate with, instead of the people you correspond with most often. The bug has been widely spotted by […] Autocomplete fail: Gmail is suggesting the wrong email addresses originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…

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The December 2016 deadline for Google Lunar XPRIZE competitors to reach the moon and traverse its surface is approaching, and with $2.25 million in prize money already in their pockets, two teams have decided to pair up. Pittsburgh’s Astrobotic announced Monday that it will carry Japanese team […] Lunar XPRIZE teams join forces to reach moon in 2016 originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…

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Good news for My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic fans: The cult show remains on Netflix for at least another three weeks, despite the fact that the original contract between Pony franchise owner Hasbro and Netflix reportedly expired earlier this month. In January, told its viewers that […] My Little Pony remains on Netflix, for now originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…

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eBay has a new open-source, real-time analytics and stream-processing framework called Pulsar that the company claims is in production and is available for others to download, according to an eBay blog post on Monday. The online auction site is now using Pulsar to gather and process […] eBay’s new Pulsar framework will analyze your data in real time originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…

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Microsoft’s health tracking device is getting its first big update since launching in October. CNET says the Microsoft Band now has an activity tile specifically for cycling and a small keyboard for responding to messages from your wrist. The company also debuted data on its Microsoft […] Microsoft improves its Band and launches Health website originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…

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Amazon Prime customers will get access to a bunch of big Hollywood movies over the next couple of months via Prime Instant, thanks to an extended agreement between the e-commerce giant and premium cable network Epix. The deal includes rights to new releases like Selma, Transformers: Age […] Amazon Prime Instant gets Selma, James Bond and Star Trek originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…

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Google and the mobile carriers have long been at odds over mobile payments, but faced with the runaway success of Apple Pay, the two rivals have become friends. AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile are selling their mobile wallet joint venture Softcard to Google for an undisclosed amount, Google […] Google buys Softcard, teams up with carriers on mobile payments originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…

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Bell Mobility is taking legal action to stop new rules that forbid Canada’s phone carriers from excluding their own wireless TV services from customers’ monthly data caps, a practice that regulators claim is anticompetitive. In a filing last week with the Federal Court of Canada, Bell made a technical […] Canadian carrier sues to block net neutrality rules for wireless TV originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…

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Though DIY and hyper-convergence are two contrasting ways to deal with data growth and storage limitations, each has its merits and both can coexist in the same data center. How to choose between DIY and hyper-convergence in the data center originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…

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Microsoft on Monday released a white paper explaining a current effort to run convolutional neural networks — the deep learning technique responsible for record-setting computer vision algorithms — on FPGAs rather than GPUs. Microsoft claims that new FPGA designs provide greatly improved processing speed over earlier […] Microsoft is building fast, low-power neural networks with FPGAs originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…

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