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Atlassian, Slack, and the promise of ChatOps

9 months agoTechnology : Gigaom

The consumerization of enterprise IT is entering an exciting new phase. The process of bringing consumer-inspired technologies into the workplace has been accelerated by the spread of smartphones and tablets imported…

Uber ‘ride request button’ asks devs to choose between it and competitors

9 months agoTechnology : Gigaom

With an ever growing pile of operating cash, Uber is rolling full steam ahead as what could end up as the very first ride-sharing monopoly. More specifically, Uber recently updated its API to…

Facebook expands live-streaming tool, tests new sharing mechanism

9 months agoTechnology : Gigaom

Facebook has made a feature that was previously exclusive to celebrities and public figures available to the general public -- or at least to a few iPhone users who live in the United…

Google goggles go monocular

9 months agoTechnology : Gigaom

Recent leaks suggest that Google is heading its former Google Glass efforts in a practical and less glassholey direction. As I have been saying for some time, the sensible industrial configuration…

TV ads increase app installs by 74%, report says

9 months agoTechnology : Gigaom

A new report has found that television commercials are great at convincing people to download mobile apps -- provided they show at the right time, send the right message, and don't repeat…

With Blue Shade, Amazon copies Oyster’s best feature

9 months agoTechnology : Gigaom

Amazon is taking one of the best features from Oyster, the book-reading service that shut down in September, and making it available on its Kindle Fire devices. Much of Oyster's team…

Striking a balance between security and productivity — an impossible dream?

9 months agoTechnology : Gigaom

This post is sponsored by Samsung Business. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Security and personal productivity do not make comfortable bedfellows. To understand why goes to the roots of what business is all about…

Human, machine, or both: The era of Facebook blur is upon us

9 months agoTechnology : Gigaom

Someone might think that Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday would be enough pseudo-holidays for the week following Thanksgiving. That person would be wrong. Another not-quite-holiday, Giving Tuesday, must be…

The internet of what?

9 months agoTechnology : Gigaom

This post is sponsored by Samsung Business. All thoughts and opinions are my own. At the launch of Orange Silicon Valley’s new IoT lab last week, Peter Marx, the CTO of Los Angeles, spoke about…

Zuckerberg and Chan plan to give away Facebook shares

9 months agoTechnology : Gigaom

Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan plan to give away 99 percent of their shares in the social networking company -- which are collectively worth somewhere around $45 billion --…

How PenPal Schools could change what we expect from education

9 months agoTechnology : Gigaom

There was a time, back in the early 90's, in the days of AOL, You've Got Mail, and dial-up modems, when something of a utopian future and/or shared delusion existed around the Internet…

WeShare Moves Toward File Transfer as a Microservice

9 months agoTechnology : Gigaom

It shouldn’t be news that enterprise file storage, sync, and sharing software and services (EFSS) have largely become a commodity. Prices continue to fall, in part because providers’ storage costs are…

Bill Gates actually gets it

9 months agoTechnology : Gigaom

It seems that at every UN Conference on Climate Change, the conversation is always about reaching a global deal for emissions cuts. And while that's all well and good, these theoretical…

Amazon’s celebration of ‘record’ holiday weekend sales is short on details

9 months agoTechnology : Gigaom

Amazon is touting a record holiday shopping weekend thanks to the increasing popularity of its tablets, e-readers, streaming devices, and other hardware. Yet, the company still refuses to offer basic information about…

The consumer IoT standards wars

9 months agoTechnology : Gigaom

On the same day during the second week in November both Bluetooth and Thread announced major updates and roadmaps for their respective network layer protocols. It’s unclear whether it was a mere coincidence,…

Breaking up is hard to do

9 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

9 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

9 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

9 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

9 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…

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