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Iridium's satellite broadband network will pull double-duty as a flight-tracking system. Iridium subsidiary Aireon is opening up the planned locator network to international rescue agencies for free. Iridium’s next-gen satellite network will search for missing planes at no charge originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Here's the low-down on why Hearst is launching a San Francisco digital team. Hearst is headed to Silicon Valley with new BranchOut acquisition originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Pinterest wants to show media organizations the power of its traffic referrals. Pinterest has hired its first media partnerships manager. Why now? originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Pioneering social TV service Miso will shut down this coming Thursday, according to an email sent to Miso users. The shut-down comes roughly 18 months after Miso’s assets had been acquired by Dijit, the company behind Netxguide.tv, which itself was subsequently acquired by Viggle. Miso’s users were […] Social TV pioneer Miso is shutting down this week originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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The internet of things is hot and so are the executives we've gathered to speak about both the consumer and industrial opportunities that connected sensors, devices and people have to offer. Join us at Structure Connect. Join the CEOs of Sonos, Jawbone, LogMeIn and more at Structure Connect originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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AppSphere 2014 is AppDynamics' technology and business conference. Come to explore forth-coming industry trends that effect Developers, Ops, and Executives. Gain insights from thought-leaders from companies like Amazon, IBM, Google, Citrix, and Microsoft as they discuss best practices for application management and business performance optimization. Sponsored post: Announcing AppDynamics AppSphere 2014 Conference in Las Vegas originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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A troll called called Rotatable claimed a patent monopoly on the use of rotating mobile screen displays. Rackspace won a victory for everyone by destroying its patent. Rackspace knocks out patent troll that claimed monopoly on rotating smartphone displays originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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After 3.7 million public comments and an orgy of lobbying, do we know what the FCC will decide on net neutrality? No, but here are five things we've learned so far. What’s next for net neutrality? 5 things we learned from the debate ahead of the FCC’s decision originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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With recent news of Android apps on Chrome, you might think that Google is placing more emphasis on its mobile app platform. That's not the case as Chrome apps on Android gain new APIs and a better workflow in Google's one-two app punch. Google’s two-way app strategy: Android apps on Chrome and new APIs for Chrome apps on Android originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Chinese search engine Baidu is trying to speed the performance of its deep learning models for image search using field programmable gate arrays, or FPGAs, made by Altera. Baidu has been experimenting with FPGAs for a while (including with Altera rival Xilinx’s gear) as a means of […] Baidu is trying to speed up image search using FPGAs originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Bold Machines, a new workshop in Brooklyn headed by MakerBot founder Bre Pettis and owned by Stratasys, is an entrepreneurial garage which plans to give gives architects, designers, and artists access to 3D-printing tools and expertise. MakerBot founder Bre Pettis heads back to the garage originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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In a rare public appearance, Apple CEO Tim Cook talks about why Apple cares about fighting climate change and embracing sustainability. Apple CEO speaks out on climate change, calls new HQ “greenest building on the planet” originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Huawei sees an opportunity in the industrial internet of things, so its buying a U.K. company specializing is sensor and meter networking for a reported $25 million. Huawei buys internet-of-things networking firm Neul originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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With most flagship handsets costing $650, $700 or more off-contract, BlackBerry hopes that a $599 unsubsidized base price, combined with a 4.5-inch square display and hardware keyboard, will propel sales of its new Passport handset. Hoping a cheaper unsubsidized price will bring sales, BlackBerry to sell Passport for $599 originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Otter Media, the adorably-named joint venture between AT&T and the Chernin Group, just bought a majority stake in Fullscreen. AT&T and Chernin Group jointly acquire majority stake in Fullscreen through Otter Media originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Apache Mesos co-creator and former Twitter lead engineer Benjamin Hindman is joining the startup Mesosphere, which provides commercial backing for the open-source Mesos resource management system. Hindman will help Mesosphere build out its first distributed operating system (OS) that will use Mesos as the OS kernel, […] Benjamin Hindman, co-creator of Apache Mesos, joins Mesosphere originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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IT has moved beyond the datacenter and on to the streets. Automotive IT is connecting cars with the latest technology trends to deliver high-quality passenger experiences. And it’s not just about luxury, either—IT is also raising the bar on vehicle safety standards. Sponsored post: Automotive automation shifts into high gear originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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I was skeptical of the new Reachability feature on the new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus but after a few days, the home button double-press to move apps, controls and input fields within easy reach has become second nature. Reachability: A gimmick or an effective way to use the bigger iPhone 6 with one hand? originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Intel will make the largest-ever investment by a foreign firm in Israel, in exchange for tax concessions and a government grant. The purpose, reportedly, is to build manufacturing capacity for next-generation chips. Intel’s $6B Israeli fab upgrade gets government approval, probably paving way for 10nm move originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Don't say good-bye to the ol' flip phone just yet: LG is bringing it back with the Wine Smart: An Android handset targeted at the elderly thanks to large icons, alphanumeric keys with optimized apps and a feature that transmits location after inactivity. LG puts Android and an “I’ve fallen down” app in a flip-phone for the elderly originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Once you upgrade to the latest Microsoft-owned Skype client for iOS 8, you’ll be able to answer incoming voice or video calls much faster. The newest Skype version takes advantage of extensions in Apple’s mobile software, allowing Skype notifications to appear right on the lock screen […] New Skype for iOS 8 uses extensions for answering calls from the iPhone lock screen originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Even without China, Apple set a new weekend sales record for its newest iPhones with 10 million handsets sold. Last year's model hit 9 million in the first three days, showing that China could have easily pushed Apple to 12 million or more this time around. Bigger is bigger: Apple sells record 10M iPhone 6, 6 Plus handsets in first weekend, sans China originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Google's upcoming 64-bit Nexus tablet will be made by HTC, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday. It's likely to be called the Nexus 9 and it will be powered by a 64-bit Nvidia chip. HTC is reportedly working closely with Google to prepare a 64-bit Nexus 9 originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Apcera attacks a huge problem -- promising to give big companies a means to develop, deploy and manage workloads with compliance and policy baked in. Now it has new funding to back that play. Apcera scores big, undisclosed, investment from Ericsson for its enterprise IT platform originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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We need more cloud-aware applications to maximize our clouds. Send some developers to the Open Data Center Alliance hackathon to practice coding applications to run well in a cloud. Applications will be developed for Boys & Girls Club of San Francisco, CYCLE kids and CloudNOW non-profits. Sponsored post: Hackers welcome at Open Data Center Alliance’s Forecast Hackathon originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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