- China blocks private search engine DuckDuckGo @ Gigaom - 35 minutes ago
The privacy-friendly search engine DuckDuckGo has been blocked in China, company CEO Gabriel Weinberg has told Tech in Asia. Weinberg said he was unsure of when the blockade began, but Chinese censorship ...
- Yowza: EMC mulled merger with HP, Dell possibly others, according to report Gigaom - 5 hours ago
Word out of the Wall Street Journal is that EMC and HP seriously discussed a merger of equals, but talks broke down over concern that shareholders would not swallow the deal.
- Yowza: EMC mulled merger with HP and possibly others, according to report Gigaom - 5 hours ago
The Wall Street Journal reports that EMC and HP seriously discussed a "merger of equals," but talks broke down over fear that shareholders would not swallow the deal.
- Why ridesharing companies like Uber and Lyft have yet to prove their environmental friendliness Gigaom - 7 hours ago
The bigger ridesharing companies get, the more important it becomes to understand their impact. Do the cities they grow in suffer from more or less pollution? What happens to the public transit system ...
- The tricky business of acting on live data before it’s too late Gigaom - 14 hours ago
We're generating more data than ever and analyzing a lot more of it, too. But when it comes to responding quickly to potential public health crises or other situations, we need more data, more analysis ...
- How I plan to use Apple’s HealthKit and other fitness-tracking apps to help save my life Gigaom - 14 hours ago
I get it: I need to lose weight before I get too much older to increase the quality and longevity of my life. Thankfully, modern tools like Apple's HealthKit are just the helpers I need.
- Oracle CEO changes — laying out the conspiracy theories Gigaom - 16 hours ago
The week in cloud: Oracle CEO change bombshell-that-may-not-be-a-bombshell overshadowed a week that also brought more OpenStack cloud M&A.
- The floodgates open: Tool lets Android apps run on computers with Chrome Gigaom - 18 hours ago
What started as an effort to get the first four Android apps to run on Chromebooks quickly turned into a way to get nearly any Android software on them. And now a similar technique can be used to run Android ...
- Hadoop gets more versatile, but data is still king @ Gigaom - 19 hours ago
Hadoop 2.0's YARN component doesn't just make for a better Big Data platform. It makes for a great Big Compute platform.
- Accidents happen. That’s why the cloud needs a crumple zone @ Gigaom - Sat, Sep 20, 2014 3:30 PM EDT
We're all too painfully aware of cyber breaches -- they're inevitable. So it's time to start implementing safety features -- seat belts, crumple zones -- into the cloud.
- Take back your log-in: It’s time to move away from Facebook Connect and toward OpenID @ Gigaom - Sat, Sep 20, 2014 1:30 PM EDT
It might seem easier to outsource your website's log-in to Facebook. But do you really want to hand over all your user data to another company?
- How iOS 8 can help you take control of your iPhone’s battery life Gigaom - Sat, Sep 20, 2014 12:00 PM EDT
Seasonal issues concerning battery life have become a expected part of each new iOS release. But with iOS 8, Apple has included at least one new feature that will make battery performance issues much easier ...
- Inside Facebook’s quest to make open source better for everyone @ Gigaom - Sat, Sep 20, 2014 11:30 AM EDT
Facebook's James Pearce came on the Structure Show this week to talk about how Facebook handles open source projects, and how the new TODO group it's part of is going help the rest of the world release ...
- A preview of Chicago’s new David Bowie exhibition and the tech behind it Gigaom - Sat, Sep 20, 2014 11:00 AM EDT
How do you design an art exhibition around sound? Sennheiser and curators of “David Bowie Is” have found a way.
- Verizon iPhone 6, 6 Plus work with VoLTE: HD Voice, can talk and surf @ Gigaom - Sat, Sep 20, 2014 9:12 AM EDT
Last month, Verizon said it was bringing VoLTE and HD Voice calls in the "coming weeks" and now we know why: The timing of the carrier's Advanced Calling 1.0 function coincides with the new iPhones ...
- Sean Parker’s Airtime shut down its web-based video chat this summer, and no one even noticed Gigaom - Fri, Sep 19, 2014 7:27 PM EDT
Remember Airtime? The Sean Parker-led startup finally shut down its web app during the last few weeks, and no one seems to have noticed.
- Dad can use Facebook to serve child support papers, judge rules @ Gigaom - Fri, Sep 19, 2014 6:51 PM EDT
Times are changing. For the first time, a New York state judge ruled that Facebook is an acceptable way to serve legal papers.
- From Steve Jobs costumes to Batman: What the launch of the iPhone 6 looked like worldwide Gigaom - Fri, Sep 19, 2014 6:50 PM EDT
You get an iPhone! And you get an iPhone!
- GSM Nation finally launches its MVNO selling budget smartphone plans @ Gigaom - Fri, Sep 19, 2014 6:37 PM EDT
Two years is quite the delay, but GSM Nation hasn't merely been dawdling. The new MVNO, US Mobile, is the product of two years of learning from GSM Nation's MVNO partners, according to CEO Ahmed Khattak....
- Mirantis wants to part ways with Red Hat and it’s easy to see why @ Gigaom - Fri, Sep 19, 2014 5:47 PM EDT
More OpenStack follies: Last year, Red Hat invested in Mirantis, then things went sideways and the two companies were more enemies than partners which made everything awkward.
- What does the rise of brand journalism mean? For one thing, it means journalists have to up their ga … @ Gigaom - Fri, Sep 19, 2014 5:40 PM EDT
What happens when brands become media entities in their own right, with all the same tools for reaching readers or viewers? Journalists and traditional media outlets have to try harder to provide something ...
- A 3D printer will make its way to the International Space Station tonight Gigaom - Fri, Sep 19, 2014 5:33 PM EDT
A 3D printer could save astronauts in an emergency by providing access to a specialized tool they never thought they would need. Made in Space will use what it learns from this printer to develop a second ...
- Courts to restore deleted archives, may fix much-maligned PACER system Gigaom - Fri, Sep 19, 2014 5:10 PM EDT
The people who run the federal court system caused an outcry when they abruptly purged thousands of digital documents. Now, they say they will make it right -- but don't get your hopes up.
Kickstarter has slowly been improving the rules and guidelines covering the crowdfunding site, which has handled more then $1.3 billion in backers' money since 2009.
- RerunCentury is like a time machine for TV fans @ Gigaom - Fri, Sep 19, 2014 4:58 PM EDT
Want to binge-watch like it's 1956? RerunCentury makes it possible by curating classic TV shows.
- A new Android Wear smartwatch seeks funding on Indiegogo @ Gigaom - Fri, Sep 19, 2014 4:58 PM EDT
Android Wear isn't just a platform for big hardware manufacturers. A group on Indiegogo is raising funds for their own watch design running Google's smartwatch software
- Aylien’s new natural-language add-on lets you analyze (and summarize) text in Google Drive @ Gigaom - Fri, Sep 19, 2014 4:56 PM EDT
A text-analysis startup called Aylien has released an add-on for Googles spreadsheet application, which is actually pretty handy. It's far from perfect at sentiment analysis as most services are, but it's ...
- Gigaom Research webinar: Between “mayhem” and “managed”: the self-service sweet spot for analysis in … @ Gigaom - Fri, Sep 19, 2014 4:55 PM EDT
The popularity of the data lake architecture is rapidly growing. However, deriving value from the data lake, whether for data visualization, discovery of insights or advanced analytics, requires transforming ...
- US judge fines Texas man $40 million for bitcoin ponzi scheme Gigaom - Fri, Sep 19, 2014 4:13 PM EDT
The case against Bitcoin Savings and Trust and its founder Trendon Shavers came to a close Friday after a judge found Shavers guilty of “knowingly and intentionally” operating a cryptocurrency ponzi scheme. ...
- Got style? Check some of these amazing round Android Wear faces @ Gigaom - Fri, Sep 19, 2014 2:56 PM EDT
With the Moto 360 now available, there's a growing effort to design round watch faces for the wearable device. These aren't your average faces either; there are some incredible creations available along ...
- Ubuntu may soon get native Netflix support @ Gigaom - Fri, Sep 19, 2014 2:18 PM EDT
Getting Netflix to work on Linux has always been a bit difficult. Now, Ubuntu could gain native Netflix playback capabilities, thanks to Netflix's adoption of HTML5 video streaming.
- Google Now for iOS now lives in an app simply called “Google” @ Gigaom - Fri, Sep 19, 2014 2:15 PM EDT
Although Google Now is closely associated with Android, it’s actually great on iOS as well, if you know where to find it: It’s hidden in the confusingly named Google Search app, which does a lot more than ...
- This week in bitcoin: Price falls below $400 as market plunges Gigaom - Fri, Sep 19, 2014 1:16 PM EDT
With no obvious scandals like MtGox or a market malfunction on any of the exchanges, what caused the latest flash price crash in bitcoin is anyone's guess.
- Which of the cloud companies will be the next to go? Gigaom - Fri, Sep 19, 2014 1:05 PM EDT
Eucalpytus: Bought. Metacloud: Bought. Enovance: Bought. What does the future hold for Cloudscaling, Piston Cloud, Mirantis et al?
- Alibaba IPO: Tracking the price @ Gigaom - Fri, Sep 19, 2014 11:57 AM EDT
Want to watch the biggest IPO in American history progress in real-time? Check here for the latest share price.
- Sponsored post: Automotive automation shifts into high gear @ Gigaom - Fri, Sep 19, 2014 11:55 AM EDT
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, ...
- Pay-as-you-go solar startup signs up 100K solar users in East Africa @ Gigaom - Fri, Sep 19, 2014 11:41 AM EDT
Mobile payment enabled solar is working its way across rural Africa and India.
- Samsung is teaming with PayPal for mobile payments on a watch @ Gigaom - Fri, Sep 19, 2014 10:36 AM EDT
The next generation of Samsung smartwatches could have a fingerprint sensor to be used for mobile payments via PayPal. Both will have to fight back against Apple Pay so banding together may make the most ...
- Live blog: What’s happening with Alibaba’s IPO? @ Gigaom - Fri, Sep 19, 2014 10:15 AM EDT
The biggest IPO in America's history is unfolding Friday, speared by Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba. Check here for the latest.
- How impressive is the camera in iPhone 6 and 6 Plus? Let Iceland show you Gigaom - Fri, Sep 19, 2014 9:25 AM EDT
The new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus cameras still capture the same 8 megapixels as the iPhone 5s but this video footage against the backdrop of Iceland compared old and new iPhones shows a noticeable difference....
- Sponsored post: Beyond the hype: DevOps for business managers @ Gigaom - Fri, Sep 19, 2014 8:55 AM EDT
DevOps readily makes sense for the technical side of an organization, but even line of business managers are increasingly paying attention as they seek to achieve strategic goals, cut costs, and improve ...
- Apple fans and resellers line up for the iPhone 6 Gigaom - Fri, Sep 19, 2014 8:23 AM EDT
The line outside Apple's Grand Central location stretched around two sides of the block. Most of those lining up appeared to plan to resell their new iPhones for a profit, but there were also a good deal ...
- So Apple doesn’t collect as much data as Google. Maybe it should @ Gigaom - Fri, Sep 19, 2014 8:00 AM EDT
Apple CEO Tim Cook made some big claims about his company's privacy policies and took some veiled shots at Google's, but all isn't necessarily what it seems. Apple isn't entirely good, and Google isn't ...
- Like iOS 8, Android L will reportedly make it harder for cops to access what’s on your phone @ Gigaom - Fri, Sep 19, 2014 6:44 AM EDT
Google has told the Washington Post that the upcoming Android L will include encryption by default, in a way that won't let Google itself access what's on users' devices.
- European privacy regulators build mechanisms for handling ‘right to be de-linked’ cases Gigaom - Fri, Sep 19, 2014 5:18 AM EDT
Europe’s data protection authorities (DPAs) have agreed on a common set of tools to help them deal with those seeking the right to be de-linked from search engines. The tools include a dashboard that will ...
- Russia considering separation from global internet in ‘emergencies’, report says Gigaom - Fri, Sep 19, 2014 3:47 AM EDT
A Friday report in Vedomosti suggests that, on 22 September, President Putin will meet with the country's security council to discuss the possibility of cutting out the foreign internet in times of strife....
- UPDATED: Kremlin denies mulling Russian separation from global internet in ‘emergencies’ Gigaom - Fri, Sep 19, 2014 3:47 AM EDT
A Friday report in Vedomosti suggested that, on 22 September, President Putin will meet with the country's security council to discuss the possibility of cutting out the foreign internet in times of strife. ...
- Sprint’s newest gadget lets you route mobile calls over a wired phone @ Gigaom - Thu, Sep 18, 2014 8:22 PM EDT
There are still a lot of people who want to talk on traditional phones at home, but don't see the point in maintaing separate home and mobile numbers. Now Sprint is targeting those customers.
- YouTube is spending more money on original content Gigaom - Thu, Sep 18, 2014 7:30 PM EDT
YouTube is once again investing in original content. But this time around, it is focusing on producers who are already successful on the site.
- Alibaba settles on its IPO price — $68 @ Gigaom - Thu, Sep 18, 2014 7:03 PM EDT
It’s official. Alibaba is going to be the largest IPO in US history. The company is going public Friday and just settled on its opening price — a whopping $68. That means Alibaba expects to raise $21.8 ...