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Microsoft is trying to be the platform company for big data apps, too

2 days agoTechnology : GigaOM

Microsoft showed off more its big data strategy on Tuesday in an event that touched on everything Excel to "ambient intelligence." If the company can execute, it has a shot to repeat its desktop success in the data era.

SpaceX signs agreement to operate NASA launch pad

2 days agoTechnology : GigaOM

SpaceX will operate and pay for Pad 39A at NASA's Kennedy Flight Center for the next 20 years. The pad was originally used for the Apollo 11 mission to the moon.

WordPress parent Automattic said to be raising a VC round that values it at $1 billion

3 days agoTechnology : GigaOM

Automattic, the San Francisco-based company that is responsible for the WordPress web-publishing and blog-hosting platform — and the associated open-source community — is raising a round of venture capital that could value the company at $1 billion or more, according to a report in Fortune magazine. […]

The design decisions behind the tech industry’s beloved anonymous Secret app

3 days agoTechnology : GigaOM

The Secret app might be fueled by gossip, scandal, and salacious secrets, but it's soared to popularity because it's used a no-UI concept and utter simplicity to just get out of the user's way.

Signing in to services with an Amazon login just became easier for Kindle owners

3 days agoTechnology : GigaOM

On Tuesday, Amazon(amzn) announced a subtle but important change to its Login with Amazon service. On the newest Kindle Fires, mobile apps and games that required an Amazon login no longer require a password every time a user launches the app. Instead, the first time the app is run, […]

Check out Gooseberry, the upcoming animated feature film from the makers of Sintel

3 days agoTechnology : GigaOM

The makers of Big Buck Bunny and Sintel are raising money for a new animated feature film -- but the campaign is still far from being completely funded.

How public policy affected the consumer tech space in first-quarter 2014

3 days agoTechnology : GigaOM

From the review of Comcast’s proposed acquisition of Time Warner Cable to the FCC’s proposed reboot of its overturned net neutrality rules, policymakers are playing a key role in shaping the future course of both old and new media industries.

We are drowning in data about readers and attention, but which metrics really matter? You won’t like the answer

3 days agoTechnology : GigaOM

There are more ways than ever to measure traffic, readership, attention and engagement with our content. But all that means is there are even more things to distract us from the important questions about who we are trying to reach and how

Former Googler and Kyte CEO Daniel Graf joins Twitter as product development executive

3 days agoTechnology : GigaOM

Google's mobile Maps lead Daniel Graf will be joining the flock at Twitter, where he will help mold the company's product development efforts, especially on mobile devices.

The first CarPlay compatible systems are on sale, but iOS hooks won’t come until “summer”

3 days agoTechnology : GigaOM

Pioneer announced five existing in-dashboard consoles will be receiving a firmware upgrade that adds Apple CarPlay functionality. All five units are part of the NEX line and are currently available from Amazon.

Netgear adds BitTorrent Sync to its network-attached storage drives

3 days agoTechnology : GigaOM

BitTorrent is teaming up with Netgear to give users of its Dropbox competitor Sync an easy way to back up and sync files and folders from mobile devices directly to a ReadyNAS drive.

Here are 3 ways Aereo will tell the Supreme Court that it’s legal

3 days agoTechnology : GigaOM

Aereo must go before the Supreme Court next week to explain how its tiny antenna service, which has rattled the TV industry, is legal. Here's how it will make the case.

Sponsored post: Should you send your email in the cloud?

3 days agoTechnology : GigaOM

If your business sends more than 200 emails per day, consider the benefits to your deliverability, scalability and data insights if you move your email program from an in-house infrastructure to a cloud-based email service provider.

More evidence that the Linux wars have moved to OpenStack

3 days agoTechnology : GigaOM

As Red Hat Summit gears up, Canonical drops news of a new Ubuntu Linux release -- but with most of the focus on OpenStack.

Samsung applies to patent a Google Glass lookalike: Hello “Earphone”

3 days agoTechnology : GigaOM

A recent Samsung patent application shows that the company may follow Google into the wearable display market. The Earphone is strikingly similar to Google Glass but would likely run Tizen, not Android if Samsung wants to break away from Google's software influence.

Microsoft launches personal Office subscription, including iPad editing, for $7 per month

3 days agoTechnology : GigaOM

Microsoft launched a personal-sized Office 365 plan on Tuesday morning that knocks the monthly cost down to a manageable $7.

Amazon’s smartphone reportedly breaks cover for the camera

3 days agoTechnology : GigaOM

Following last week's report of an Amazon phone announcement in June, the first reported pictures of the handset appeared on-line. That 3-D interface sounds more like a parallax effect, moving the background around in relation to the user's eyes.

Twitter embraces its data and buys Gnip

3 days agoTechnology : GigaOM

Twitter is buying Gnip, the data startupthat has full access to the Twitter firehose, as well as other platforms. Twitter how has what it needs to deliver meaningful data to companies that want to examine specific discussions and activities rather than what Twitter publicizes.

All clouds are not equal: How to differentiate an enterprise cloud

3 days agoTechnology : GigaOM

Enterprises have different needs from independent developers and startups when it comes to the cloud. And not every cloud solution today is enterprise-ready.

Sponsored post: Advertising can be so much more than a clickthrough

3 days agoTechnology : GigaOM

Building an advertising-based business from scratch is hard. When we first decided that a platform should have non-traditional advertising, people thought we were crazy (they still do!). We could have plastered our pages with annoying, intrusive banners and hit the jackpot. But we took the long road instead, putting discovery at the center.

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