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The firm says the credentials were stolen from other services and just happen to work -- sometimes -- on the victims' Dropbox accounts as well. Hundreds of Dropbox logins leak, but storage service says they came from elsewhere originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Video Game High School fans can now buy the entire third season for binge watching, turning the show into an interesting case study for YouTube content monetization. Video Game High School is back, and this time, you can binge on it originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Are EU regulators over-estimating Google's influence? Chairman Eric Schmidt pointed to new competitive threats, including Amazon, in a speech in Berlin. Amazon and rise of mobile challenge Google’s search position, says chairman originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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EMC has just closed a deal to buy Cloudscaling, provider of an AWS API compatible OpenStack cloud. EMC buys Cloudscaling as the great cloud consolidation continues originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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This company delivers you cats covered in cash whenever you want for only $5! Just kidding, it's only the cash part. This company does on-demand cash and no, it’s not an ATM originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Iliad said T-Mobile board members wouldn't even consider its offers so it's no further plans to negotiate. After two tries, Iliad gives up on T-Mobile acquisition originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Google announced on Monday that its Sheets spreadsheet application in Google Drive can now fill in missing table values using machine learning. The new Chrome Store add-in, called Smart Autofill, utilizes Google’s Prediction API, and is theoretically very useful. It could allow laypersons to build small-scale machine […] Google uses machine learning to make its spreadsheets smarter originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Many of the new phones coming to the United States are big enough to demand two-handed usage. Consider this your guide to high-end smartphones that can still fit into a pair of skinny jeans. Eight of the best pocket-sized phones for small hands originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Even if science is cool these days in the Valley, there'll be no cleantech bubble 2.0. Even for investors with cleantech home runs like Tesla, digital energy is more attractive these days originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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The Mother hub offers a different approach to the smart home that's more about intelligence and less about automation. We review the $300 system here. Mother is a smart home platform that adapts to your needs originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Mortar, a startup helping developers launch Hadoop jobs in the Amazon cloud, is offering a managed version of the open source Luigi tool for managing big data pipelines. Created at Spotify, Luigi lets users tackle complex workflows that may or may not involve Hadoop at all. Big data startup Mortar expands beyond Hadoop using tech created at Spotify originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Want the best-possible Netflix streaming experience? Then get ready to move to Switzerland. U.S. ISPs still rank far behind their European counterparts, despite commercial peering agreements. Peering deals speed up U.S. Netflix streams, but European ISPs still a lot faster originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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At Gigaom's design conference, Roadmap 2014, you'll hear from one of the masters of designing media platforms: Evan Williams. Announcing Evan Williams to speak at Roadmap 2014 originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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In this webinar, our panel will discuss how can you take control of the Internet effect on your company’s web presence through Internet monitoring, analysis and planning. Join Gigaom Research and our sponsor Dyn on October 16. Gigaom Research webinar: Internet visibility: you don’t know what you’re missing originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Samsung claims it has wirelessly transferred files at 575 megabytes per second, thanks to a new 60GHz WiGig network that has solved many existing interference problems. Samsung claims a WiGig breakthrough that promises multi-gigabit wireless speeds originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Training materials obtained by 9to5Mac show product screens for Apple Pay and offer up a few clues on how the service will be setup and its relationship to banking partners. Leaked Apple Pay docs show a digital wallet holding 8 credit cards and close bank integration originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Four Uber drivers were arrested in Amsterdam on Sunday for flouting a ban on unlicensed taxi services. According to local reports, they may be fined up to €4,200 ($5,329) or more if they break the law again. Bloomberg reported Uber as saying the crackdown was “unjustified […] Uber drivers arrested in Amsterdam as service’s licensing woes continue originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Philips and a Dutch university have built a wearable that will help patients with a chronic illness and their doctors track their health. Philips teamed up with Salesforce to get the data from its cloud into apps. Philips launches wearable for chronic illness to make the internet of things medical grade originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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The offence will earn offenders up to two years in jail, under an amendment that will be added to the Criminal Justice and Courts Bill. Revenge porn will be explicitly outlawed in the UK originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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As revealed in a Guardian investigation, carriers EE, Vodafone and Three are going beyond the terms of the U.K.'s data retention laws to make it even easier for the authorities to access customer metadata. Most UK carriers give cops automated access to customer call records originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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The case involves a notorious piece of spyware, sold by a British firm, that helps spies and police all over the world gain access to their targets' computing devices. Privacy group files UK complaint over FinFisher surveillance of Bahraini activists originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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The new "Dronecode Project" will make it easier for developers that want to build systems or tools for unmanned aircraft system to have access to a common platform. Drone developers get big open source boost from Linux Foundation, vendors like 3D Robotics and Box originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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It's a good thing Salesforce.com has "dramatically" expanded its data center footprint in order to support its new Wave analytics service, because the product's performance could ultimately decide how it fares against other next-generation applications that understand the visualization just as much. The most important thing about Salesforce.com’s new data service might be its scale originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Yik Yak, the comparatively less famous anonymity play, has surpassed Secret and Whisper in iOS app store popularity. It pulled off an underdog triumph, but can it sustain the lead? The dark horse rises: Could Yik Yak be the real winner among anonymity apps? originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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From personal apps to big data mining and real-time interactive maps of outbreaks, the effort to revolutionize the public’s understanding of influenza has been extremely tech-driven. As another flu season approaches, health tech will play an educational role originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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