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Here’s what people think about Twitter ‘likes’

3 weeks agoTechnology : Gigaom

It's been a little over 24 hours since Twitter replaced its star-clad favorite button with a like button that flashes a congratulatory heart when pressed. In that time the social network…

New collaboration tool TABLE is Slack, LinkedIn, & Upwork all-in-one

3 weeks agoTechnology : Gigaom

Communicating with people is hard. Or at least, it can be. Particularly when everyone isn't in the same room, timezone, or (same) page. I can hear your cries now, bellowing, "That's why…

Pinterest introduces a dedicated shop to open users’ wallets

3 weeks agoTechnology : Gigaom

Pinterest has introduced a dedicated shopping area to its mobile apps to promote the so-called "buyable pins" added to its service earlier this year. Pinterest says it will be rolling out the…

Jon Stewart’s first HBO project teams him with ‘holographics’ startup Otoy

3 weeks agoTechnology : Gigaom

After a short break concluding his legendary run on Comedy Central's The Daily Show, former host Jon Stewart is heading to premium TV network HBO under a four-year deal. And while…

Ario crowdfunds a mood-enhancing lamp that mimics natural lighting

3 weeks agoTechnology : Gigaom

Winter can wreak havoc on a person's internal clock. Energy tends to fade along with the sunlight, and a subset of the population experiences a form of depression that takes hold…

Sling TV arrives on Chromecast with free 2-month trial

3 weeks agoTechnology : Gigaom

IP-based television service Sling TV is finally making its way to Google's Chromecast streaming device today, and it's offering few carrots to bait those who've yet to sign up. The announcement seems very…

Livefyre’s Engagement Cloud helps companies manage user-generated content

3 weeks agoTechnology : Gigaom

Livefyre is perhaps best known for powering the comments sections beneath an untold number of articles from across countless websites. But the company is about more than comments -- it's about…

Twitter swaps the ‘favorite’ for the ‘like’

3 weeks agoTechnology : Gigaom

Twitter has done away with the "favorite" button in a move that signals yet more changes for the social network. Twitter has steadily become more like Facebook over the last few years…

Activision Blizzard to acquire King Digital for $5.9B

3 weeks agoTechnology : Gigaom

Activision Blizzard has agreed to acquire King Digital, the company behind the popular "Candy Crush" line of mobile games, for approximately $5.9 billion. That's $18 per share: 20 percent more than its…

Snapchat’s effort to make its policies more readable backfires

3 weeks agoTechnology : Gigaom

Snapchat has attempted to ease the fear, uncertainty, and doubt that spread like wildfire after it updated its terms of service and privacy policy last week. The company said in a…

Why ‘ad-free’ YouTube Red will actually be filled with ads

3 weeks agoTechnology : Gigaom

Zach is a media analyst at Fabric Media. YouTube Red, Google’s $10 per month ad-free subscription tier, has finally arrived. And when you look at the pure volume of content and…

The next information revolution will be 100 times bigger than the Internet

3 weeks agoTechnology : Gigaom

Ambarish is cofounder and CEO of Blippar. Every day I see something I want to know more about, something I can experience at a deeper level, and share with my friends and…

Turning bookshelves into playlists: Book app ‘Shelfie’ gets social

3 weeks agoTechnology : Gigaom

The vast majority of physical books I own are mostly only good for collecting dust once I've finished reading them. Despite that, I'm happy to devote space for them to sit on bookshelves…

Amazon’s disingenuous plan to remove Fire TV’s competition grows

3 weeks agoTechnology : Gigaom

Earlier this month, reports indicated that Amazon planned to stop selling the Apple TV and Google's Chromecast products through its online marketplace. While the devices are still available right now, they're scheduled…

Facebook changes iOS share sheet, announces F8 2016 dates

4 weeks agoTechnology : Gigaom

Facebook has announced that members of FbStart, a program devoted to helping early-stage startups, have received more than $250 million in benefits since the program was introduced during its developer conference…

‘Wine Ring’ app removes some stress from wine buying

4 weeks agoTechnology : Gigaom

Walking into even the smallest wine store, or perusing the shortest wine list at a local restaurant, can be daunting. How are you supposed to pick one bottle from the many…

‘Poshmark’ adds retail brands to its seller community

4 weeks agoTechnology : Gigaom

Poshmark announced today that it will start adding well-known retail brands to its active community of women's fashion-focused buyers and sellers. The move is pretty significant for Poshmark. The service launched in 2011…

Nuzzel branches into content creation with newsletter platform

4 weeks agoTechnology : Gigaom

Nuzzel is expanding its social reading service with a newsletter platform that automatically collects five of the most popular articles in a user's network, allows that user to write a short message…

Here’s how much Twitter’s restructuring is expected to cost

4 weeks agoTechnology : Gigaom

Twitter has released its third quarter earnings report under its newly appointed CEO. And besides sharing that ad revenues have jumped, monthly active users have stayed relatively flat, and trumpeting its recent product…

It’s time to shake up the enterprise software market

4 weeks agoTechnology : Gigaom

Kristoffer is chief executive at Starcounter. The enterprise software industry as we know it is changing significantly. Recently, it’s seen a rise in ‘best of breed’ apps, which in turn, has contributed…

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