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  • Microsoft quietly released Outlook for Mobile this week. It was a little weird as there were no leaks or even a hint at last week’s Window’s event. While I haven’t been overly happy with Outlook on my ...

  • By the time retired Chicago Bears star Dave Duerson took his own life in February of 2011, he’d spent months complaining about headaches, blurred vision, and deteriorating memory. The last line of his ...

  • Server monitoring gets hot SolarWinds, which monitors multi-vendor technologies running in house, last week bought Librato to extend its reach into the cloud. Librato is noted for its ability to watch ...

  • In December, New York City agreed to permanently change its cityscape and provide internet access on street corners sporting download speeds that are an order of magnitude faster than those available in ...

  • Whether you use the regular version of Chrome on Android or the beta edition of Google’s browser, your web surfing got a little better this week. The beta version — which you can run as separately from ...

  • There was a time, a little over two years ago, when SQL-on-Hadoop was about cracking open access to Hadoop data for those with SQL skillsets and eliminating the exclusivity of access that Hadoop/MapReduce ...

  • About a year ago, Google said it would pay $3.2 billion for Nest, a company that had sold fewer than a million connected thermostats and fewer than 440,000 connected smoke detectors — which it would later ...

  • Why Amazon has a big opportunity in product crowdfunding Gigaom - Sat, Jan 31, 2015 3:00 PM EST

    Kickstarter has told the world it is not a store, but can a store be Kickstarter? After tries by a few startups to improve the preorder experience, the king of online retail may be stepping in to claim ...

  • 3D printing: Who’s investing now and what’s coming next @ Gigaom - Sat, Jan 31, 2015 1:30 PM EST

    Printing has come a long way since Gutenberg and the first printing press in 1439. The printing industry has evolved from the golden age of printing blocks to modern 2D printers capable of mass-producing ...

  • Why QR codes are the blinking VCR clock of the 21st century Gigaom - Sat, Jan 31, 2015 12:55 PM EST

    We have all seen them, they are everywhere. Cereal boxes at the breakfast table, even used as for sales signs on houses in your neighborhood. Buy what are they exactly and what are we supposed to do with ...

  • Why the real world is the next big opportunity in big data Gigaom - Sat, Jan 31, 2015 11:47 AM EST

    Matt Ocko had been investing in data-based companies for years before he and Zack Bogue officially launched Data Collective Venture Capital in 2012. Since then, the firm has made seed investments in nearly ...

  • Andrew Sullivan's decision to quit blogging made me think a lot about how blogging has changed over the past few years -- both in good ways and bad ways -- and what it means to say that one is a "blogger"...

  • IBM CEO takes bonus, gets a raise Gigaom - Sat, Jan 31, 2015 10:12 AM EST

    IBM’s CEO Ginni Rometty is taking a bonus of $3.6 million for 2014, according to SEC documents posted Friday and spotted by Bloomberg News. She will also receive a 6.7 percent salary increase bringing ...

  • Ever since we first saw the Apple Watch in September, we’ve been waiting for an actual availability date. Now we at least have a month: Tim Cook said the Apple Watch will be shipping “right on schedule” ...

  • Earlier this month, four U.K. lords tried to sneak the text of a rejected piece of legislation popularly known as the Snooper’s Charter into a new anti-terror bill. After debate in the House of Lords produced ...

  • The relaunched version of Newsweek is no stranger to controversy. Almost a year ago, it brought the ire of the internet upon it with its launch story on Bitcoin creator Satashi Nakamoto, to the point where ...

  • Move over Emeril: Robot learns how to prep food from YouTube @ Gigaom - Fri, Jan 30, 2015 5:47 PM EST

    These days, you can learn just about anything from YouTube videos — from how to tie a knot to the best way to open a wine bottle with a shoe. And it isn’t just humans who are benefitting. University of ...

  • A group of researchers from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory have discovered a way for data structures to work more efficiently with mutlicore chips, according to an MIT announcement ...

  • DeveloperWeek 2015 is San Francisco’s largest one-week tech event series with over 60 week-long events. One of the major events taking place in DeveloperWeek 2015 is the Accelerate Hackathon. This year ...

  • What to know about OpenStack for 2015 Gigaom - Fri, Jan 30, 2015 3:28 PM EST

    With growing adoption, signs of revenue, and the prominence of mature vendors, OpenStack clearly stands at an inflection point in 2015.

  • With new apps, Google Now may be your future home screen @ Gigaom - Fri, Jan 30, 2015 3:03 PM EST

    In a perfect world, you wouldn’t have to search your phone for the app that you need. Instead, your smartphone might surface the right app at just the right time. Sounds good, right? It’s coming to Google ...

  • BuzzFeed gets serious with editorial standards and ethics guide @ Gigaom - Fri, Jan 30, 2015 3:01 PM EST

    In an attempt to hold what was once an experimental viral-content lab to higher standards of conduct, BuzzFeed has published a new comprehensive standards and ethical guidelines document that tells staff ...

  • There’s now a kid-friendly Vine @ Gigaom - Fri, Jan 30, 2015 2:32 PM EST

    Vine has released a new app just for kids. It features age-appropriate content in a similar six-second video format to the grownup Vine. The videos are held by little cartoon creatures, and children can ...

  • AT&T, Verizon, Dish were the big 4G auction spenders @ Gigaom - Fri, Jan 30, 2015 1:41 PM EST

    If you were looking for surprise winners out of the blockbuster 4G spectrum auction that ended Thursday, then you’ll likely be disappointed. Only four operators paid more the $1 billion for their licenses ...

  • AT&T, Verizon, Dish were the big spenders at 4G auction @ Gigaom - Fri, Jan 30, 2015 1:41 PM EST

    If you were looking for surprise winners out of the $44.9 billion 4G spectrum auction that ended Thursday, then you’ll likely be disappointed. Only four operators paid more the $1 billion for their licenses ...

  • It’s said that familiarity breeds contempt in personal relationships. In the NFL, it might also breed predictability. Although the New England Patriots and their coach Bill Belichick are often called unpredictable, ...

  • Verizon said on Friday it will soon launch an program that will allow its customers to opt out of “supercookies,” a pervasive customer tracking tool that records all activity on the mobile web or mobile ...

  • The deluge continues: 3 smart home hubs worth checking out @ Gigaom - Fri, Jan 30, 2015 12:22 PM EST

    I thought we’d be over hubs by now, but I was wrong. They are still coming hot and heavy, and if the Consumer Electronics Show was any indication, there are still more heading our way. So instead of doing ...

  • Mike Rothenberg of Rothenberg Ventures wants the world to know that virtual reality is a present, not future, platform, and he is out to prove it with a new startup accelerator. The River accelerator announced ...

  • How brands can entice and maintain the “everywhere customer” @ Gigaom - Fri, Jan 30, 2015 12:00 PM EST

    Today's retailers must understand and service customers that operate both online and in-store and expect their chosen brands to be available anytime and on multiple devices.

  • The DevOps community looking for rapid service provisioning for many concurrent users is increasingly adopting of Platform-as-a-service (PaaS). PaaS provides tools, manages dependencies and handles integrations ...

  • The DevOps community looking for rapid service provisioning for many concurrent users is increasingly adopting of Platform-as-a-service (PaaS). PaaS provides tools, manages dependencies and handles integrations ...

  • Why Outlook for mobile is a hit on iOS and a miss on Android @ Gigaom - Fri, Jan 30, 2015 11:48 AM EST

    Talk about an app store dichotomy: Microsoft’s new version of Outlook is a chart-topper on iPhones but a big miss on Android handsets based on their respective app stores. Of course, this is just one day ...

  • Former Guardian digital editor and Columbia University professor Emily Bell says social platforms like Facebook and Google need to work with journalists and media organizations to protect principles like ...

  • The big 4 carriers will bring LTE to Chicago’s subways Gigaom - Fri, Jan 30, 2015 11:38 AM EST

    4G services are finally coming to Chicago’s subways. Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile are collectively installing a $32.5 million LTE upgrade in the Chicago Transit Authority’s 22 miles of subway tunnels, ...

  • Amazon Web Services gets with the Golang program @ Gigaom - Fri, Jan 30, 2015 10:29 AM EST

    Amazon Web Services already offers software development kits (SDKs) for Java, C#, Ruby, Python, JavaScript, PHP and Objective C programming languages. Now it says it will add Go (aka Golang) to that list. ...

  • AWS gets with the Golang program @ Gigaom - Fri, Jan 30, 2015 10:29 AM EST

    Amazon Web Services already offers software development kits (SDKs) for Java, C#, Ruby, Python, JavaScript, PHP, and Objective C programming languages. Now it says it will add Go or Go Lang to that list. ...

  • A crowdfunded tablet with a unique operating system is back with a new option if you’re willing to pay for it. In December, the Jolla tablet closed its Indiegogo campaign with more than four times the ...

  • Inventor Dean Kamen wants you at his robot competitions @ Gigaom - Fri, Jan 30, 2015 10:00 AM EST

    Dean Kamen — the inventor of countless tech products, holder of 440 patents, and probably most famous for his creation of the Segway — is “scared shitless” about the lack of emphasis on science and technology ...

  • Google promises better privacy information to settle UK case @ Gigaom - Fri, Jan 30, 2015 9:01 AM EST

    Google has vowed to revise its privacy policy and account settings, in order to make it clearer to people what it does with their data and give them more control. This comes as part of a settlement with ...

  • Google to give users clearer information about data use @ Gigaom - Fri, Jan 30, 2015 9:01 AM EST

    Google has vowed to revise its privacy policy and account settings, in order to make it clearer to people what it does with their data and give them more control. This comes as part of a settlement with ...

  • Google to give all users clearer information about data use @ Gigaom - Fri, Jan 30, 2015 9:01 AM EST

    Google has vowed to revise its privacy policy and account settings, in order to make it clearer to people what it does with their data and give them more control. This comes as part of a settlement with ...

  • It has certainly been an interesting month for messaging apps in the U.S. Around the same time the New York Times penned its zeitgeist proclamation that messaging apps like Snapchat will become hubs of ...

  • Where to watch the 2015 Super Bowl live online @ Gigaom - Fri, Jan 30, 2015 8:00 AM EST

    You may watch it because you’re a football fan. Or for the ads. Or simply because it’s tradition. Regardless of the reason, when the Super Bowl begins on Sunday, you’re going to want to be watching — even ...

  • Indian rape victim sues Uber in US court Gigaom - Fri, Jan 30, 2015 6:40 AM EST

    The Indian woman whose alleged rape by an Uber driver led to the service being shut down in New Delhi has now sued the car-hailing platform in San Francisco, according to Reuters. The woman, who asked ...

  • BT is stepping up its superlatives. “Superfast” broadband speeds are so 2014 – now the British telecoms giant is planning a shift to “ultrafast” broadband of up to 500 megabits per second (Mbps) or, for ...

  • New to deep learning? Here are 4 easy lessons from Google @ Gigaom - Thu, Jan 29, 2015 8:26 PM EST

    Google employs some of the world’s smartest researchers in deep learning and artificial intelligence, so it’s not a bad idea to listen to what they have to say about the space. One of those researchers, ...

  • Why even basic accessories can make virtual reality seem real @ Gigaom - Thu, Jan 29, 2015 7:31 PM EST

    There is an alien in the space station. The motion tracker scans my surroundings, but nothing moves. I creep into the next room and duck behind a stack of cargo. The rumble of the spacecraft creeps up ...

  • Cloud telco Nexmo saw its network traffic double in 2014 @ Gigaom - Thu, Jan 29, 2015 6:40 PM EST

    Nexmo, a telecom carrier that offers communications services from the cloud, had quite the 2014 as it saw the calls to various APIs double. Like its larger and better-known rival Twilio, Nexmo sells access ...

  • Google still hasn’t released any sales numbers for its Chromecast streaming stick, but Google’s Chief Business officer Omid Kordestani updated investors on one metric during the company’s Q4 call Thursday: ...

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