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Google Cloud users can now load up their private Docker container images into the search giant’s new Google Container Registry, which Google said Friday is now available in beta and the company noted “is not covered by any SLA or deprecation policy and may be subject […] You can now store Docker container images in Google Cloud originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…

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Remember Walmart’s very own HDMI streaming stick, which I spotted in the FFC’s online database two months ago? It looks like the retail giant is getting ready to sell its answer to Chromecast: Walmart’s Vudu video streaming service just added a dedicated section for the Vudu […] Walmart is getting ready to sell its Vudu Spark streaming stick originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…

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The Winklevoss twins aren’t done with bitcoin yet. Since 2012, the pair so far has invested millions in the cryptocurrency, launched the WinkDex bitcoin price monitor and are still trying to clear regulatory hurdles for their bitcoin ETF, the Bitcoin Trust. Today, the Winklevosses unveiled their […] Winklevoss twins plan to launch new US-based bitcoin exchange originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…

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Over the past few weeks I’ve been using the HP Stream 13 laptop I bought during the 2014 holiday season. The regular price is $229 but there was a special Christmas deal that reduced my price to $199. Even at the full price, this Windows 8.1 with […] For $229, the HP Stream 13 is a great value for Windows users originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…

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If you want to try out the slick new Windows 10 bits unveiled earlier this week, you’re in luck: Microsoft just pushed out the January version of its technical preview for desktops, complete with a few of the cool features Microsoft promised. You can grab it by signing up […] The new Windows 10 preview is ready and free for intrepid testers originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…

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Simply swapping out the old-school incandescent, sodium or metal halide lamps with newer LED bulbs that can also contain an array of sensors can push a city on the path to becoming smarter, said Wim Efrin the Executive Vice President for Industry Solutions and Chief Globalization […] Smarter cities could start with a simple light bulb swap originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…

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After leaving the Huffington Post, former CTO Paul Berry built a social-content management platform called RebelMouse to help media make their content more viral -- and now RebelMouse wants to help them build their own niche communities as well RebelMouse wants to help media companies own their social graph originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…

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Over the last year, postpaid mobile subscriptions have been booming, while prepaid — once the strongest area of mobile growth in the U.S. — has been slowly dropping off, according to communications market researcher ShareTracker. According to ShareTracker, postpaid net additions among the mobile carriers has […] In mobile, postpaid connections rise will prepaid declines originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…

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In December, Sprint rolled out a promotion called “Cut Your Bill In Half” meant to attract AT&T and Verizon customers by offering them bill credits. Sprint extended the program to T-Mobile subscribers on Friday. Here’s how it works: Any T-Mobile subscriber can receive credit — at least […] Sprint entices T-Mobile switchers with up to $550 in credit originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…

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European video streaming service Wuaki TV is getting ready to expand to 10 additional countries this year. Wuaki, which was acquired by Japan’s e-commerce giant Rakuten in 2012, plans to launch in Austria and Ireland first, according to Broadband TV News, and then later expand to […] Rakuten’s Wuaki TV wants to expand to 10 more countries originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…

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A controversy over who should get paid when songs are streamed on the internet is about to get a whole lot bigger as a company that claims to own the royalty rights to 1960s acts, including the Flying Burrito Brothers, has sued Apple’s Beats Music and […] Apple is latest target in legal shakedown over pre-1972 songs originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…

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Microsoft has agreed to acquire Revolution Analytics, a company built around commercial software and support for the popular R statistical computing project. The open source R project is hugely popular among data scientists and research types, and having Revolution’s R experts in-house could be a big deal […] Microsoft buys data science specialist Revolution Analytics originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…

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David Omand, the former head of British spy agency GCHQ, has made an extraordinary threat. Speaking earlier this week, he said that if companies such as Apple and Google don’t abandon their end-to-end encryption efforts, intelligence services will have to employ more “close access” surveillance on people […] Defending encryption doesn’t mean opposing targeted surveillance originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…

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Box’s first appearance on Wall Street as a public company is off to a good start. The Los Altos company’s shares are priced at $21.79 as of 7:18 AM PST, which is up from yesterday’s set price of $14 a share. Box’s IPO is being closely […] Live updates: Box shares up strongly on its IPO day originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…

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Motorola is making good on another one of its promises, rolling out Android 5.0 to its mid-range handset in both the U.S. and India. The second-generation phone is getting the software upgrade in waves, according to a Google+ post from the company. When Motorola debuted the […] Android 5.0 comes to the Moto G, even the 2013 model in India originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…

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“Is Ford cool?” asked an abrupt tech reporter during the auto company’s grand opening of its new computing-focused Silicon Valley center in Palo Alto, Calif. on Thursday. The reporter likely meant, will Ford be able to attract the best Valley talent when it’s competing with the […] The Silicon Valley lab is officially a defensive strategy originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…

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Because no devices running Windows 10 went on sale after Microsoft announced its consumer-facing features on Wednesday, it’s hard to tell if it’s going to be a hit in stores. But Microsoft certainly generated some excitement with its unveiling: engineer Gabriel Aul tweeted Thursday night that more than 170,000 […] Microsoft post-announcement bump: 170,000 new Windows beta testers originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…

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Product Hunt’s happy hour starts in 20 minutes, and the line stretches far down the street. As I stroll through Geary, blocks from the bar, I’m convinced the crowds must be gathering for a Diplo concert or something. There’s no way this many people showed up for […] Over 1,000 people showed up to Product Hunt’s massive happy hour originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…

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You didn’t need the latest wave of selfie sticks to know that personal media on mobile devices is huge. People are taking photos and videos all the time, and Instagram and Vine have become the new social media darlings. But take a closer look at personal […] Special report: How we really use our camera phones originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…

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Scratch is a programming language built to help children learn basic programming skills. But now edX, the MOOC (for Massive Open Online Course) backed by top colleges including MIT, Harvard, Caltech etc., will offer a free Scratch course for anyone “regardless of age or digital skill.” Enrollment for “Programming in […] edX: Scratch isn’t just for kids anymore originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…

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In the latest move by a U.S. tech firm to abide by sanctions on Crimea, Google will stop Android users on the peninsula from downloading apps from Google Play, according to Russian reports. The freeze will reportedly commence at the start of February. Google will also […] Google and PayPal join Crimea sanctions efforts originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…

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Uber, the tech firm that is most definitely not a taxi company, no sir, has applied for a taxi license in New Delhi so its drivers can legally return to the roads there. However, it’s restarted its services without waiting for the license to be granted. […] Uber returns to Delhi after grudgingly applying for taxi license originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…

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The pairing-off of major U.K. telecommunications players continues: On Friday, Three’s Hong Kong owner, Hutchison Whampoa, said it was now in exclusive takeover discussions with Telefónica’s O2. The merry dance began in November last year, when fixed-line player BT (the company that once spun out what […] Hutchison Whampoa hopes to buy O2 UK for $15 billion originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…

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Bill and Melinda Gates’ to-do list will probably put yours to shame. This year, in the Gates Foundation annual letter, the duo outlined their long-term, 15-year roadmap for the challenges that they want to solve. Their four main goals: Health: Reducing the number of children who […] Bill Gates wants to tackle mobile banking, but not with bitcoin originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…

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Researchers at Ohio State University have developed a method for building a machine learning algorithm from data gathered from a variety of connected devices. There are two cool things about their model worth noting. The first is that the model is distributed and second, it can […] Researchers show a machine learning network for connected devices originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…

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