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  • A Curved Screen Skeptic Takes a Closer Look Gigaom - Tue, Feb 2, 2016 10:55 AM EST

    This post is sponsored by Samsung. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Sometimes it can be helpful to make a snap judgement on a…

  • Cut into the present @ Gigaom - Tue, Feb 2, 2016 9:57 AM EST

    I’m attending IBM Connect 2016 in Orlando as an IBM-selected Futurist, which is a first of a sort. While I have long…

  • This post is sponsored by Samsung. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Data security has never been as hard as it is today. And…

  • Sony making a bet on IoT Gigaom - Tue, Jan 26, 2016 10:08 AM EST

    Two stories in the news at the same time about Sony that draws a picture of the company’s plans. The first is…

  • Sponsored post: The Road to Cloud Is a Hybrid One @ Gigaom - Mon, Jan 25, 2016 2:58 PM EST

    The benefits of using the cloud are undeniable—from reduced infrastructure costs and license fees to increased scalability and agility. But, while every…

  • The Road to Cloud Is a Hybrid One @ Gigaom - Mon, Jan 25, 2016 2:58 PM EST

    The benefits of using the cloud are undeniable—from reduced infrastructure costs and license fees to increased scalability and agility. But, while every…

  • IBM buys Ustream: is it a workforce communication play? Gigaom - Fri, Jan 22, 2016 11:04 AM EST

    IBM has added Ustream to a long list of video technology company acquisitions in the recent past — like Clearleap acquired last month —…

  • As AWS increasingly becomes the preferred deployment model for enterprise applications and services, it’s never been more important for a software or…

  • Building For Success on AWS: Five Best Practice Tips @ Gigaom - Tue, Jan 19, 2016 2:06 PM EST

    As AWS increasingly becomes the preferred deployment model for enterprise applications and services, it’s never been more important for a software or…

  • Virtual Reality: Just for fun? It won’t stay that way! @ Gigaom - Tue, Jan 19, 2016 1:49 PM EST

    This post is sponsored by Samsung. All thoughts and opinions are my own. While the 1992 film Toys, starring the late, great Robin Williams, did…

  • 2016-01-19: Updated with some corrections. Strikeouts indicated former erroneous material now amended or deleted, and italics show new explanations. I’ve been closely…

  • More departures at Zappos leads commentators to question if Holacracy is the culprit. Recall that Tony Hsieh offered employees a big payout…

  • A recent study by Champion Solutions Group showed some very surprising results. While we have come to rely on mobile devices as…

  • Data isn’t going big, but AI is @ Gigaom - Wed, Jan 13, 2016 5:36 PM EST

    Sometimes a chance mention in an otherwise plain-vanilla technology article can open your eyes to something foundational going on in our economy.…

  • Is the PC going extinct? Gigaom - Wed, Jan 13, 2016 8:36 AM EST

    New numbers tell a dark story for PC manufacturers, except perhaps Apple. New Gartner stats are unequivocal: worldwide sales are down 8.3%. Apple…

  • Is Twitter going past the 140 character limit? Gigaom - Thu, Jan 7, 2016 10:40 AM EST

    Yesterday, Jack Dorsey hinted at relaxing the 140 character limit on Twitter: pic.twitter.com/bc5RwqPcAX — Jack (@jack) January 5, 2016 I wonder if that’s a response to users concerns, like mine: Jack ...

  • Sortd is another take on the dream of ‘One Inbox’ Gigaom - Wed, Jan 6, 2016 12:57 PM EST

    Email is often characterized as hellish: at best a necessary evil and at worst a monstrous time sink. Email has evolved into a weird medium of communication where the best thing you can do is destroy it ...

  • The web economy will chopshop the car industry Gigaom - Tue, Jan 5, 2016 9:49 AM EST

    A few news stories make it clear that the venerable automobile industry is going to wind up sliced, diced, and consumed by the new economics and technologies of the web, and in short order. Ford has announced ...

  • The headset cometh: A virtual reality content primer @ Gigaom - Thu, Dec 31, 2015 4:47 PM EST

    When we talk about VR, we tend to talk in broad strokes. “Experiences,” we call them, as if that term is somehow covers and conveys the depth and disparity that exists between gaming, watching, and interacting ...

  • Twitter flip-flops on Politwoops (again) Gigaom - Thu, Dec 31, 2015 12:08 PM EST

    Twitter has reversed its decision to bar Politwoops, a service which collects and preserves deleted tweets from public officials, from using the public Twitter API. “Today we’re pleased to announce that ...

  • Facebook’s free Internet service stumbles in Egypt @ Gigaom - Wed, Dec 30, 2015 2:20 PM EST

    Facebook just can’t give the Internet away. A week after Indian regulators halted the company’s Free Basics program, which provides free access to select online services by partnering with local telecoms, ...

  • What to expect from social companies in 2016 @ Gigaom - Wed, Dec 30, 2015 9:00 AM EST

    Social networks are in a time of upheaval. Established players are experimenting with new services to maintain their relevance, upstart messaging companies are doing their damnedest to knock incumbents ...

  • Twitter continues anti-abuse campaign with updated rules Gigaom - Tue, Dec 29, 2015 4:19 PM EST

    Twitter has made changes to the “Twitter Rules” that dictate how people are allowed to use its service as part of its efforts to curb abuse on the platform. Former chief executive Dick Costolo recognized ...

  • Indoor farming: Good for cannabis, not so good for food Gigaom - Tue, Dec 29, 2015 11:06 AM EST

    Marijuana is a natural candidate for experimentation — and not just the kind that leaves New York Times columnists in hallucinatory states for eight hours. Because it’s often grown indoors, and growing ...

  • Social networks are the overworked writer’s best friend. It’s easy to observe the latest outrage on Twitter, grab a few good jokes from Reddit, or screen cap the ridiculous things people write on Facebook ...

  • Amazon makes empty boasts about another holiday season Gigaom - Mon, Dec 28, 2015 1:01 PM EST

    Amazon is making it seem like consumers signing up for its Prime service just in time to take advantage of free two-day shipping on last-minute gifts is a victory. But, much like its celebration of a record-breaking ...

  • Facebook’s Internet.org stumbles in India @ Gigaom - Wed, Dec 23, 2015 11:43 AM EST

    Facebook’s attempt to provide free access to some Internet services has hit a roadblock: The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India has told the company’s wireless partner, Reliance Communications, to halt ...

  • Google’s working on a chatbot-filled messaging service Gigaom - Wed, Dec 23, 2015 10:58 AM EST

    Google isn’t content to let Facebook dominate the messaging market in the West. The Wall Street Journal reports that the company is working on a platform that will allow consumers to message assistive ...

  • Ello, the startup formerly known as the anti-Facebook, grows up @ Gigaom - Tue, Dec 22, 2015 1:11 PM EST

    Remember Ello, the social network that was first portrayed as the anti-Facebook well over a year ago? Well, it’s still around, but the anti-Facebook framing is something it never should have been billed ...

  • Are microservices just SOA redux? @ Gigaom - Mon, Dec 21, 2015 1:00 PM EST

    Sinclair is CEO and cofounder of Apprenda, a leader in enterprise Platform as a Service. It seems like every conversation related to cloud-native software projects these days involves microservices. During ...

  • Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are already starting to shake up the financial services industry. They have also got entrepreneurs thinking about other applications for the blockchain technology that ...

  • Flipboard is releasing a slew of features to make its content discovery service more attractive to the publishers whose content appear in its apps and website. In doing so, it’s also indirectly responding ...

  • Google’s self-driving car division to become Alphabet company @ Gigaom - Wed, Dec 16, 2015 1:18 PM EST

    Google’s self-driving car division will soon become an independent company under the Alphabet umbrella, according to a report from Bloomberg Business. Alphabet is the corporate behemoth Google turned itself ...

  • Security tools are only useful if their warnings are heeded. Yet one of the culprits behind the infamous 2013 data breach at Target was the company’s decision to ignore its own alert system. The result: ...

  • A version of this post was originally published on the Gigaom Research’s Analyst Blog. Uber has hit another speed bump on its way to disrupting the transportation establishment worldwide. The Seattle City ...

  • Facebook changes enforcement of harmful real-name policy @ Gigaom - Tue, Dec 15, 2015 2:50 PM EST

    Facebook has announced two changes to the way it enforces its real-name policy: the first is meant to ensure that fewer people are asked to prove they’re using the same name online that they use in real ...

  • Facebook tests Yelp-like service devoted to local businesses Gigaom - Tue, Dec 15, 2015 12:38 PM EST

    Facebook is quietly testing a new feature that allows its users to find “local businesses with the best Facebook reviews and ratings” through its website. The feature allows Facebook users to look up everything ...

  • Microsoft is relaunching its Bing Pulse audience engagement and market research service to make it clear that it reaches farther than the search engine. The service will now be called Microsoft Pulse — ...

  • Exploring the world’s first 3D-printed cars @ Gigaom - Tue, Dec 15, 2015 8:00 AM EST

    3D printing technology has made a lot of advancements lately, prompting people to create more useful objects. People have always dreamed about being able to select a car online, download a design, and ...

  • Facebook won’t let the Moments app join its growing pile of abandoned projects. Even after it shut down its Creative Labs division and the experimental apps that emerged from it — including Riff, Slingshot, ...

  • One of Silicon Valley’s “unicorns” (that is, a tech company valued at over $1 billion), Atlassian is the company behind JIRA, HipChat, Confluence and BitBucket, all of which are aimed at making collaborative ...

  • Uber chief executive Travis Kalanick must feel like Santa Claus. While other tech companies have killed off various products during this holiday season, Uber has introduced new experiments in Toronto, ...

  •  Tim is CEO at DataSift.  Cookies were once the kings of the advertising industry, but times are changing. Once upon a time in the world of online marketing (or five years ago), every time you visited ...

  • For cyber security, machine learning offers hope beyond the hype @ Gigaom - Fri, Dec 11, 2015 12:05 PM EST

    As businesses wind down for the holiday period, they’ll need to keep their cyber defenses up. While executives are tucking into their dinners, hackers will be trying to tuck into their businesses’ data. ...

  • Making sense of your personal finance is a lot like flossing — it’s tedious, it’s not what you might call “fun”, but it needs to be done. Otherwise, things start to get messy in a hurry. There are dozens ...

  • Twitter monetizes 500M strong audience of non-users Gigaom - Thu, Dec 10, 2015 12:01 PM EST

    Twitter is testing an expansion of its promoted tweets advertising unit that displays the sponsored messages even if someone doesn’t sign in to its service. The test could help Twitter address one of its ...

  • Uber teases foodies with standalone UberEats app @ Gigaom - Wed, Dec 9, 2015 3:14 PM EST

    Uber is testing a service that will allow Toronto residents to order food from their favorite restaurants through a standalone application called UberEats. That name might seem familiar. That’s because ...

  • LinkedIn expands Lynda.com to Roku with new learning channel @ Gigaom - Wed, Dec 9, 2015 12:00 PM EST

    LinkedIn is expanding its Lynda.com platform to Roku devices, and in doing so it might prove streaming video services can be more than mindless entertainment. First some background. LinkedIn spent $1.5 ...

  • Now is the winter of tech companies’ discontent. By that I mean December is fast becoming the time of the year for tech companies to shutter apps and services that haven’t quite made their mark. Most recently, ...

  • Imagine that a mass shooting is happening. What should you do? Well, if you’re in danger, you should probably find safety. And if you’re safe, there’s a good chance that you should wait until the next ...

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