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After raising $2 million in seed funding, Drop's connected scale and corresponding iPad app are now available. The intelligent scale can adjust recipes based on the ingredients you have simply by weighing them as you add them. Preheat your oven: Drop’s smart scale and iPad app are here originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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When it comes to offering WiFi in the sky, airlines enjoy a situational monopoly. Still, this takes the cake: A Singapore Airlines passenger stepped off a plane, looked at his phone and discovered a bill for $1,171.46. Man gets $1,171 bill for using in-flight WiFi originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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The firm announced its Skylink platform at AWS re:Invent. As it's entirely built on the Amazon Web Services stack, the firm claims Skylink will work particularly well for startups that also use AWS for their backend. Temasys wants AWS users to embed WebRTC comms using its platform originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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In this webinar, our panel delves into embedded business intelligence and why it’s gaining more user adoption. Join Gigaom Research and our sponsor Izenda for a live discussion on November 20. Gigaom Research webinar: User-driven BI in the cloud and within your application originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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In the deal that Amazon and Hachette Book Group finally reached Thursday after months of bitter negotiations, we don't really know which side "won," if one side did. But one survivor -- perhaps surprisingly -- was agency pricing for ebooks. In Amazon/Hachette deal, ebook agency pricing is a winner originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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The move comes more than a year after the British government said it would force ISPs to filter out extremist and terrorist material. It seems the ISPs caved in after lengthy negotiations, though details remain fuzzy. UK to stop its citizens seeing extremist material online originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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It's the sort of thing that makes you want to hide in a cave with a tin foil hat: a new report reveals that the Justice Department is using airplanes to scan the cell phone data of suspected criminals, and anyone who might be standing near them. US government is using planes to spy on cell phones, suck up data originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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At the end of October, Tumblr made a design change that angered a huge chunk of its user base. Now, it has figured out how to fix it. Tumblr fixes redesign issue after 50,000 users petition the site originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Reddit's CEO for the past three years, Yishan Wong, is out according to a new post by Y-Combinator head Sam Altman. Altman claims the resignation is the result of a dispute between Wong and the board about new office property and the budget for it. Reddit CEO resigns and is replaced temporarily by Ellen Pao originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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On Thursday, during AWS re:Invent 2014 conference in Las Vegas, Intel announced an exclusive Haswell processor designed specifically for Amazon. The Seattle giant said the new processors power its new EC2 instances. Intel rolls out custom chip that powers Amazon’s EC2 instances originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Don't know what to watch on Netflix? Claire Underwood has a few ideas for you. Netflix enlists fictional characters for content recommendations originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Google has posted notice on the Wallet developer site that it is shutting down the API powering digital goods purchases on web and mobile internet sites on March 2. Google Wallet is closing shop on digital goods originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Mandalay Digital plans to combine Appia with its own mobile business Digital Turbine to create a marketing network that will bring mobile carriers back to the table when it comes to app distribution. Mandalay Digital buys Appia for $100M to bring carriers back to the app market originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Philae is safely on the surface, despite a hiccup during landing that caused its harpoons to fail to fire into the comet to anchor it. The first photos show a rocky landscape. Photos: The surface of that comet we just landed on might be ‘light and fluffy’ originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Object storage is one of the key building blocks of infrastructure as a service. A number of disruptive trends are playing out in this part of the market as public cloud providers tussle for market share. How public cloud object storage services stack up originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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During a enterprise focused event in San Francisco on Thursday, BlackBerry announced BlackBerry Classic pre-orders have started. The BlackBerry Classic will cost $450 and starts shipping next month originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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SunPower is looking to consumer web brands like Dell, as well as Uber and Amazon, to deliver better solar sales. SunPower wants to be the Dell of solar originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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If you still think Amazon Web Services are all about infrastructure, think again. Amazon wants you to manage all your stuff via AWS and it wants to shift the conversation away from price. Top 5 lessons learned at AWS Re:invent originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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After launching its iPhone-for-life leasing program, Sprint announced iPad for Life, in which customers can get an iPad Air 2 or iPad Mini 3 on a 24-month lease. Sprint adds the iPad to its “for life” leasing program originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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This year's Nexus 6 is a beast of a phone. Does that make last year's Nexus 5 completely obsolete? Not at all, particularly after you install Android 5.0 on it, which runs well, improves the camera output and has enough horsepower for daily use. First take: Android 5.0 Lollipop breathes new life into the old Nexus 5 originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Don't expect Comcast to target customers of Cox or Cablevision with a internet-based TV service like the ones Sony and Dish are getting ready to launch. Comcast won’t join the internet TV crowd, but still looks to test video service originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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A Silicon Valley startup called Keyssa has been shopping a new kind of wireless technology that it claims can transfer an HD movie between devices in mere seconds. Tony Fadell-backed Keyssa’s new wireless tech will link smartphones with a “kiss” originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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One year after it’s IPO, voice-over-LTE networking company Mavenir Systems is looking to expand its expertise into 4G security. This week it announced it is acquiring Stoke, a startup that builds LTE security gateways for the likes of NTT Docomo and other carriers, preventing unwanted intrusions onto […] Mavenir to acquire 4G security specialist Stoke originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Sony is getting ready to launch its internet-based TV service with a private beta test in New York this month, and is aiming for a commercial launch within the first quarter of 2015. Sony gets ready to launch PlayStation Vue TV service, keeps mum on price originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Sharp is working on a screen with a 2560 x 1600 resolution in a 4.1-inch LCD panel, which would work out to an eye-popping 736 pixels per inch. The new screens may not significantly improve your smartphone experience, but the extra pixels could end up being essential for immersive virtual reality. Sharp’s 4K smartphone screens are going to be great for virtual reality originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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