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Whisper was slammed by The Guardian for its alleged tracking of individuals who use the anonymous app, but the concerns about privacy are just the symptom of a larger problem, which is that Whisper wants to be a news entity Whisper’s problem: It wants to be both an anonymous app and a news entity at the same time originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Apple signaled this change a few years ago and now you can see the fruits of its labor: It matters less if you use a low-cost phone, mid-priced tablet or expensive computer to get things done thanks to hardware, software and the cloud. iOS or OS X? It doesn’t matter: Apple now offers “ubiquitous computing” in a range of prices originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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A recent report suggests that Whisper is tracking its users, even those who have opted out of geolocation services. The company says it's "100 percent false." Here's the overview. Here’s everything you need to know about the Whisper-Guardian story originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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The iPad Air 2 contains Apple's long-awaited SIM card which will work on multiple carriers' networks. They days of picking your carrier before you buy your 4G-tablet may soon be over, and this might even allow Apple to be your carrier some day. iPad Air 2 contains the first Apple SIM, letting you flip flop between carriers originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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A German software company called Arago just received a $55 million investment from KKR in order to help take its IT automation software global. The company's algorithms learn how to perform administrative tasks such as software testing or troubleshooting that traditionally required humans. Investment firm KKR is putting $55M into a company that uses AI to automate IT processes originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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As expected, Apple has introduced a new iMac to its lineup with a high-resolution display. Apple’s largest iMac desktop gets a retina display for the first time originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Apple's new iPads are here. The iPad Air 2 and the iPad Mini 3 aren't complete redesigns, but they do get a couple of very nice improvements, such as a Touch ID fingerprint scanner and integration with Apple Pay online. Apple debuts the iPad Air 2 with a fingerprint scanner and better camera and processor originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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As so many brands have done, Mozilla -- the non-profit foundation behind the Firefox browser -- has become a media entity, by launching an online magazine that it says will focus on reporting about open technologies When brands become media: Mozilla launches an online magazine called Open Standard originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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iPhone 6 and 6 Plus can make their first Apple Pay transactions starting Oct. 20, Apple revealed on Thursday. Apple Pay will go live Monday; new iPad will get support for online payments originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Tools to develop Apple Watch apps will be seeded to developers in November. Developers can start working on Apple Watch apps next month originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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CBS is the next network that is offering cord cutters a way to subscribe to its programming without paying for cable. However, live streams are limited to certain markets. The great unbundling begins: CBS next to offer online subscription for cord cutters originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Osmo is now selling its set of iPad games that incorporate physical game-play in Apple's U.S. and Canada stores, and the startup secured some funding to grow its business even further. Apple stores start selling Osmo’s tangible iPad games, startup nabs $12M funding originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Microservices is becoming a popular approach to application development. While there are several advantages over the traditional monolithic approach, microservices has its own challenges. A Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) can help organizations overcome some of the complexities and help them successfully implement microservices. Sponsored post: How PaaS and Microservices fit together originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Users of the Firefox 34 beta will be able to have anonymous, WebRTC-based video chats from the browser itself, with no need to install an add-on or plugin, or even to visit any special webpage. Hello Firefox! Mozilla’s browser gets built-in WebRTC video chat through Telefónica partnership originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Alexis Ohanian offered colorful opinions on net neutrality on Thursday morning at an event in New York. Comcast “extortion” shows the need to treat broadband as a utility, Reddit’s Ohanian said originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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A Mountain View, California, startup called Waterline Data Science has raised $7 million from Menlo Ventures and Sigma West for its software that helps users make more sense of data stored inside Hadoop. Its premise is that while it’s easy to load lots of data into […] Waterline Data Science raises $7M to become Hadoop’s data steward originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Google's unbundling SMS messages from Hangouts, including a new, simpler SMS app on Android Lollipop. Android Lollipop has a new default text messaging app originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Google is telling affected customers to start moving their workloads to a shiny new European zone and promises new automation tools to help in similar tasks early next year. Live migration won’t help Google cloud customers moving to new European zone originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Ford's connected car chief Don Butler will be at Gigaom's Structure Connect conference next week to talk about the future networked vehicle. As a preview to his talk he discussed where Apple and Google fit into that future. Ford: Apple and Google are welcome in our cars, but Sync is here to stay originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Domino's Pizza is one of the largest food and beverage companies in the world, with more than 10,000 corporate and franchise stores. Machine data is a main ingredient in Domino’s big data success story; Splunk is helping Domino's deliver real-time marketing and business insights. Sponsored post: Splunk delivers business insights for Domino’s Pizza originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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DNAnexus is adding Regeneron Genetics Center to its group of partners. DNAnexus will convert 1,000 genomes a week into usable data in the cloud. Cloud computing is coming for your DNA, and it will lead to better drugs and health care originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Over 359,000 AT&T customers have already filled out an online application to obtain refunds from the company, which padded phone bills with suspect SMS charges. AT&T swamped with refund demands over “cramming” scam; FTC predicts record number of claims originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Hatsune Miku is one of the biggest pop stars in Japan, and she's a piece of software. Will she take off in the U.S.? Software even eats pop stars: Japan’s post-Miley, crowdsourced icon originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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The introduction of LTE-A will mean theoretical maximum speeds of 300Mbps, though of course people will get lower speeds due to capacity sharing -- and they'll need the right handsets, too. UK to start getting faster 4G within weeks as EE and Vodafone prepare commercial LTE-A launches originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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A majority of Russians supports the censorship of the internet, according to a poll carried out late September and published this week by the independent Levada Center (as spotted by the Moscow Times). The research outfit found that 54 percent of the 1,630 respondents, spread across […] Most Russians still favor web censorship, but those attitudes are changing originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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