- LinkedIn explains its complex Gobblin big data framework Gigaom - 54 minutes ago
LinkedIn shed more light Tuesday on a big-data framework dubbed Gobblin that helps the social network take in tons of data from a variety of sources so that it can be analyzed in its Hadoop-based data ...
- Lyft distances itself from the fist bump @ Gigaom - 1 hour 21 minutes ago
In an email sent to customers this morning, the ridesharing company addressed two of Lyft's most infamous quirks: The fist bump and front-seat ride.
- No blackout ahead: Netflix already ditched Silverlight for Chrome @ Gigaom - 2 hours 12 minutes ago
Netflix has already 100 percent switched over to HTML5 for current Chrome versions, so update your browser and you will be fine.
- 3 lessons from a winning media company that takes no advertising @ Gigaom - 2 hours 20 minutes ago
America's Test Kitchen, with its two print magazines Cook's Illustrated and Cook's Country, flies under the radar of people who don't cook -- but it's an excellent (and rare) example of how a media company ...
- First Look Media has forgotten the number one rule of startups @ Gigaom - 2 hours 27 minutes ago
First Look Media seems to be suffering from a severe case of management dysfunction, and that could be because the company seems to have built an elaborate corporate structure before it even had a viable ...
- Experimental Reader Mode arrives in stable Chrome for Android 5.0 Gigaom - 2 hours 35 minutes ago
After waiting for months to see the feature graduate from beta, Google's Reader Mode for Chrome is in the stable browser on Android 5.0. It's still experimental though; here's how to enable it for a cleaner ...
- Experimental Reader Mode arrives in stable Chrome for Android Gigaom - 2 hours 35 minutes ago
After waiting for months to see the feature graduate from beta, Google's Reader Mode for Chrome is in the stable browser on Android. It's still experimental though; here's how to enable it for a cleaner ...
- Meet Plague: An app plumbing the depths of viral networking @ Gigaom - 2 hours 35 minutes ago
Plague is weird, it's a bit scary, but it's also an utterly fascinating networking concept. It uses the virus not just as a metaphor but as the underlying model for spreading information between devices....
- Twitter is tracking the apps on your phone Gigaom - 2 hours 49 minutes ago
In its latest effort to improve its ad targeting, Twitter will start collecting information on what mobile apps its users have downloaded.
- Report: GoPro planning to launch consumer drones “late next year” Gigaom - 3 hours ago
GoPro, the leading camcorder company, is preparing multi-rotor drones that cost between $500 and $1000 for a late 2015 launch, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal.
- Former HP CEO Carly Fiorina weighs White House bid @ Gigaom - 3 hours ago
Carly Fiorina, the former Hewlett-Packard CEO who engineered its $25 billion acquisition of Compaq, is considering another top job: President of the United States
- Chromecast vs Roku vs Fire TV: which streaming stick should you buy? Gigaom - 3 hours ago
Wonder whether you should buy a Fire TV Stick, a Roku streaming stick or a Chromecast dongle? Look no further.
- iPhone 6, 6 Plus owners using iPads less, Pocket’s data suggests @ Gigaom - 5 hours ago
Apple iPad sales are already slowing and now that Apple has large screened iPhones, they could slow more. Pocket analyzed more than 2 million user data points since the new iPhones arrived and found that ...
- Can Facebook help immigrants prove their presence in the US? Gigaom - 5 hours ago
President Obama announced this month that millions of unauthorized people living in the U.S. will be able to apply for a path to citizenship, but only if they show they have already been for five years ...
- If email is dead, why so many new email products? Gigaom - 5 hours ago
For years we've been hearing that email is circling the drain. Too much noise. Too much spam. Too distracting. Young people text. Blah blah blah. Given all that, many of us (ahem) still spend a ton of ...
- Why the EU’s “right to be de-linked” should not go global @ Gigaom - 6 hours ago
Google and other search engines should remove links to out-of-date or unwelcome personal information from all of their search results around the world – not just in specific European countries – when people ...
- Google’s expensive Nexus 9 Bluetooth keyboard is finally in stock Gigaom - 6 hours ago
Weeks after Google introduced the Nexus 9 tablet, it's following up with the promised Bluetooth Keyboard Folio. It's well designed and protects your slate's screen but $129 is nearly a third of the tablet's ...
- Amazon’s Fire Phone is now cheap: $199 without a contract @ Gigaom - 7 hours ago
The fire sale of the Fire Phone, Amazon's first smartphone, continues. On Tuesday night Amazon quietly cut the price again, this time bringing the entry-level 32GB model down to $199. That's for an unlocked ...
- Smart move: Sony plans stylish, e-paper smartwatch band for 2015 Gigaom - 8 hours ago
Sony is no stranger to the smartwatch game having released a trio of models in the last three years. None use an e-paper screen so the company is reportedly planning one for 2015 that focuses more on style ...
- SaveTheInternet.eu campaign begs EU states to back net neutrality Gigaom - 11 hours ago
A “SaveTheInternet.eu” coalition of civil society groups has sent a letter to the Council of the EU, which is finalizing the European Union’s new net neutrality rules, urging it not to water them down. ...
- Push the unemployed into the sharing economy, UK review suggests Gigaom - 12 hours ago
The government review, led by a sharing-economy CEO, also called for sharing-economy platforms to be able to avoid the regulatory burdens that employers must put up with, and for a new online ID scheme ...
- Netflix sues former VP, claims fraud and kickbacks in IT deals Gigaom - 19 hours ago
A senior executive at Netflix awarded lucrative contracts to two IT service providers in return for 12-15 percent cash kickbacks, and may have also accepted stock and gift cards from other companies in ...
- Energy and tech butting heads over $5.2B Texas battery project Gigaom - 20 hours ago
A battle is brewing in Texas over a power company's $5.2 billion plan to install batteries in its network of power lines to help it manage its supply and demand more efficiently. The fight also reflects ...
- Chromecast doesn’t have a remote, so this guy built one himself @ Gigaom - 20 hours ago
Google’s Chromecast streaming stick comes without a remote control, opting instead to rely on a user’s mobile device to launch and control media streams. But Jeff Bower felt like something was missing. ...
- This is the first object ever 3D printed in space Gigaom - 21 hours ago
In a historical milestone, the first 3D printer in space has produced the first object ever printed in space: a faceplate for the printer’s own extruder printhead. The Made in Space 3D printer reached ...
- HP CEO: Biggest corporate split-up ever is no distraction @ Gigaom - 21 hours ago
HP's braintrust says the largest corporate divorce in history is no distraction and even argued it was a good focusing exercise.
- Facebook is bowing to more government censorship requests Gigaom - 21 hours ago
The number of official takedown requests that Facebook has consented to in Pakistan has ballooned by 1,000 percent in the past year -- and free-speech advocates say the social network is too quick to cave ...
- Bitcasa CEO: Unlimited storage “a wildly money-losing proposition” @ Gigaom - 22 hours ago
In an interview with Gigaom, Bitcasa CEO Brian Taptich explained that removing unlimited storage was not a pleasant experience but necessary for the company to get back on track financially. Bitcasa simply ...
- More from Facebook on its new networking architecture Gigaom - 23 hours ago
Facebook's networking guru Najam Ahmad on why the company had to go to core-and-pod from less module cluster technology.
- United Nations to vote on anti-mass surveillance resolution @ Gigaom - 23 hours ago
The resolution cleared committee stage on Tuesday and will now go before the General Assembly in December.
- Why Nuance is pushing for a new type of Turing test @ Gigaom - 23 hours ago
Nuance Communications is sponsoring a contest called the Winograd Schema challenge that aims to replace the usual conversation-based attempts to pass the Turing test. According to its backers, the Winograd ...
- Screen rotation missing in Android 5.0? Here’s where it’s hidden Gigaom - Tue, Nov 25, 2014 4:39 PM EST
After upgrading the Moto X 2014 to Android 5.0 I noticed that not all of my apps were rotating when holding the screen in landscape mode. No problem, I'll just tap the setting to fix it. Wait.... where ...
- Uber hit with lawsuit over use of credit scores in driver hiring @ Gigaom - Tue, Nov 25, 2014 4:29 PM EST
Poor Uber can't win. After criticism over driver-screening, the ride-sharing company tightened up its background checks -- and now a driver has filed a class action case saying the way Uber runs those ...
- The global tablet market is slowing down, says IDC @ Gigaom - Tue, Nov 25, 2014 4:20 PM EST
It's been clear for a while that iPads and other tablets follow a much longer upgrade cycle than smartphones. A new report from IDC backs up this anecdotal trend with sales estimates.
- Sony Xperia Z4 specs leak, suggest modest improvements @ Gigaom - Tue, Nov 25, 2014 2:50 PM EST
The Sony Xperia Z3 was already a pretty good flagship phone. What would make it better? Just a few small things and several of them appear to be coming to the Xperia Z4 based on an alleged specification ...
- Spotify’s 2013 revenue was close to $1 billion Gigaom - Tue, Nov 25, 2014 2:25 PM EST
Spotify saw its revenue climb to €746.9 million in 2013, but its losses also grew.
- Did social media make the situation in Ferguson better or worse? @ Gigaom - Tue, Nov 25, 2014 2:17 PM EST
Even though Twitter and other forms of social media help spread misinformation and falsehoods in the aftermath of events like the shooting in Ferguson, they also allow the truth to circulate far more quickly ...
- Pinterest finishes flood of product redesigns with Android update @ Gigaom - Tue, Nov 25, 2014 2:13 PM EST
Pinterest is dusting off its products. After a desktop site redesign at the end of last month and an iOS redesign at the start of this month, next up is Android.
- This car gadget links your smoking engine to the right mechanic @ Gigaom - Tue, Nov 25, 2014 2:07 PM EST
Mechanic Advisor is launching its own connected car device that plugs into your vehicle's on-board diagnostic port and helps you interpret that scary check engine light when it starts blinking on the dash....
- All that talk about CIO-CMO collaboration? Good luck with that. @ Gigaom - Tue, Nov 25, 2014 2:06 PM EST
CIOs and CMOs say all the right stuff about working together, but when the rubber meets the road, little has changed.
- Want to make money in machine learning? Find your users first @ Gigaom - Tue, Nov 25, 2014 1:57 PM EST
Targeted machine learning applications continue to raise money and big-time users, possibly at the expense of general-purpose platforms targeting potentially much broader use cases.
- How to bring the promise of big data to the executive suite @ Gigaom - Tue, Nov 25, 2014 1:23 PM EST
Getting big data to senior executives requires the business intelligence community to help them overcome reservations around the technology.
- The best approach to managing Hadoop @ Gigaom - Tue, Nov 25, 2014 12:58 PM EST
Enterprises adding a management layer to Hadoop on-premises can add the advantages of cloud-based Hadoop while maintaining control of their data.
- Twitter gets into the coupon business to woo advertisers Gigaom - Tue, Nov 25, 2014 12:43 PM EST
Twitter has introduced "Twitter Offers," which allow any retailer to turn a promoted post into a coupon. This is a substantial step for Twitter in the world of commerce.
- Zendrive wants to help on-demand car services find better drivers @ Gigaom - Tue, Nov 25, 2014 12:17 PM EST
Quantified driving Zendrive doesn’t just want to grade our own behaviors behind the wheel, but also those of the taxi drivers and car-sharers that chauffeur us around our cities.
- Oracle bulks up its public cloud with ex-Joyent engineer Gigaom - Tue, Nov 25, 2014 12:00 PM EST
Joyent’s former vice president of engineering Mark Cavage is now the senior director and architect of engineering for Oracle’s public cloud. The new hire shows Oracle means business when it comes to building ...
- $36B auction shows net neutrality is no threat to investment @ Gigaom - Tue, Nov 25, 2014 11:26 AM EST
When President Obama called for net neutrality this month, AT&T said the sky would fall. It warned that a policy banning internet providers from giving special treatment to some websites over others would ...
- EU digital economy commissioner comes out against Google breakup @ Gigaom - Tue, Nov 25, 2014 11:21 AM EST
Günther Oettinger has said such a measure would be indicative of a planned economy rather than a market economy.
- Sonim XP7: A rugged phone handles everything you can throw at it @ Gigaom - Tue, Nov 25, 2014 11:16 AM EST
If you lead an active lifestyle or work in the field you might have a case for your smartphone. What if the case essentially was the smartphone? Check the new Sonim XP7 with its ultra-rugged features and ...
- How to design for the realities of mobile computing @ Gigaom - Tue, Nov 25, 2014 11:00 AM EST
Responsive design and other popular mobile-design principles are not sufficient to address the fundamentally different context and needs of users who are every bit as mobile as their devices.