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Breaking up is hard to do

2 months agoTechnology : Gigaom

Summary: Facebook is starting to address some of the complexities of fluid relationships in people's lives. Many apps struggle with being the app for today, but not tomorrow, and users can't…

Social networks face obstacles in road to e-commerce domination

2 months agoTechnology : Gigaom

Social networking companies have made no secret of their desire to convince people to purchase things discovered in ads, photos, and other content shared to their services. But the big social…

Facing threat of extinction: How pro services can compete in the age of AI

2 months agoTechnology : Gigaom

Alastair is president at Huddle. The professional service industry -- any third-party consultancy or support service that helps businesses operate better -- is massive. In the United States the professional service…

IoT Hardware Opportunities

2 months agoTechnology : Gigaom

The proliferation of connected devices that is the heart of the Internet of Things, both at a consumer and an industrial level, represents a significant opportunity for hardware makers. The overall…

Orange’s cellular strategy for IoT

2 months agoTechnology : Gigaom

Last week Ericsson announced that it was working with Orange Telecom to test three networks. Handset makers working with carriers to optimize coverage is nothing new but the focus of those…

Delivering the home shopping network (part 2- more on drones)

2 months agoTechnology : Gigaom

Following on from last week's post on the logistics around what an IoT driven home shopping experience might require, it was interesting to see Amazon's publicity around Prime Air, their drone…

Following trends: #150bucklaptop #DTBacklash #BigBreakUp

2 months agoTechnology : Gigaom

Starting a regular feature here, following trends. #150bucklaptop -- Walt Mossberg reviews a Lenovo laptop that retails for under $150 and runs Windows 10. His bet? A two-sided market: I predict…

Exploring Apple’s growing interest in VR content

2 months agoTechnology : Gigaom

While it's no surprise that the presence of virtual reality is weaving its way into many sectors of tech, we're still left waiting to find out how it'll unfold when it comes to…

What changes if IoT makes your home the home shopping network?

2 months agoTechnology : Gigaom

One of the (many) promises of home automation solutions is automated grocery and staple replenishment. The core idea here is that anything which is regularly bought could simply be repurchased by…

Is a firmware update a new product?

3 months agoTechnology : Gigaom

In September Panasonic did something indicative of just how much connected devices have changed marketing, sales and consumer expectations. It charged $99 for a firmware update for its top of line…

Facebook Beta Launches Work Chat Application

3 months agoTechnology : Gigaom

Late last week, Facebook quietly made its entry into the work chat (enterprise real-time messaging) arena with the very limited release of its appropriately-named Work Chat application. There was no announcement…

Amazon is reportedly running a secret shipping operation in Ohio

3 months agoTechnology : Gigaom

Amazon is steadily expanding its delivery infrastructure, whether it's by driving items to consumers in select cities or testing a secretive drone delivery program. Could the company also reduce its reliance…

The Inevitable ‘Digital Transformation’ Backlash

3 months agoTechnology : Gigaom

Nearly 58% of respondents to this year’s study thought suppliers were creating too much hype around ‘digitisation’ and ‘digital transformation’.Digital Transformation has memed its way into the bloodstream of modern business…

Snapchat rethinks content discovery with Story Explorer

3 months agoTechnology : Gigaom

A new Snapchat feature called Story Explorer will allow people in New York and Los Angeles to view specific moments from perspectives shared by other users. Snapchat says in a blog post…

Microsoft’s Lumia 950: the shape of things to come?

3 months agoTechnology : Gigaom

Peter Bright of Ars Technica did us all a great favor by producing a detailed evaluation of Microsoft's Lumia 950 Windows phone. I will leave to one side the review of the…

Health care’s future is data driven

3 months agoTechnology : Gigaom

Darren is the chief executive at Apixio. Despite spending more than $3 trillion a year on health care in the U.S., we do not yet have a way to easily access…

Square’s IPO- are payments really that hard?

3 months agoTechnology : Gigaom

Square’s public market debut has put a focus how hard the payments business is, even for one of the apparent leaders. Is great design and user experience going to be enough…

New features make it easier to use Facebook after a breakup

3 months agoTechnology : Gigaom

It's not an application that plays Nickelback songs whenever you contact your ex, but new Facebook features could still make it easier to avoid the breakup blues. The features allow Facebook…

Competitive pressures in the IoT software market

3 months agoTechnology : Gigaom

I heard a story from an IoT software platform vendor recently about this year’s IFA consumer electronics show in Berlin. At the show, an IBM guy walks up to him and…

SeatGeek launches a marketplace for ticket sales, mobile transfers, & more

3 months agoTechnology : Gigaom

Whether you're doing it via Facebook or Craigslist or your shady friend Greg who has a penchant for "small-scale capitalism," buying tickets to a sold out event is usually not a pleasant…

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