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Q&A with two elusive entrepreneurs: The Yik Yak founders

4 months agoTechnology : Gigaom

As far as founders go, the Yik Yak fellas are some of the quietest. Georgia-based Brooks Buffington and Tyler Droll stayed out of the Silicon Valley limelight during the early days…

Mobile recap: iOS Android Wear; Pebble Time Steel; Huawei Nexus

4 months agoTechnology : Gigaom

In the final run up before the Apple Watch launches, an interesting rumor made the rounds: Google is allegedly working on bringing Android Wear watch support to iPhones. On the surface…

Report: Android OS coming to virtual reality headsets

4 months agoTechnology : Gigaom

Google has reportedly hired a team to build a version of the Android operating system for virtual reality headsets, the Wall Street Journal reports. Vice president of product management Clay Bavor and…

Transparency, immediacy and productivity: How IoT will rock your biz

4 months agoTechnology : Gigaom

The internet of things when applied to enterprises will take a lot of people out of business, will reduce the profitability of a lot of businesses and it will move massive…

After drivers revolt, Lyft apologizes and extends $1000 promo

4 months agoTechnology : Gigaom

After incurring the wrath of its driver community, Lyft has changed how it's handling the promised $1,000 bonuses to new drivers. Since the company failed to process some applications in time, it's extending…

As FTC adds encryption to its website, government remains unsure on corporate use

4 months agoTechnology : Gigaom

The Federal Trade Commission’s website just got a whole lot safer for people to peruse after the government agency said Friday that it now supports HTTPS encryption. While it used to…

How PayPal uses deep learning and detective work to fight fraud

4 months agoTechnology : Gigaom

Hui Wang has seen the nature of online fraud change a lot in the 11 years she's been at PayPal. In fact, a continuous evolution of methods is kind of the nature of…

Meet Sens’it, a gadget that lets you play with Sigfox’s IoT network

4 months agoTechnology : Gigaom

Consumer gadget enthusiasts might have fawned over the new Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge and the Huawei Watch at Mobile World Congress, but if you are an internet of things geek, the…

SAP to trim jobs and redeploy resources

4 months agoTechnology : Gigaom

Enterprise software giant SAP could cut up to 2,200 jobs (three percent of its 74,000 employees) in a move to rebalance employment around growth areas. The news was first reported by Bloomberg News…

Why Apple Watch apps should be usable in 10 seconds or less

4 months agoTechnology : Gigaom

As Apple reportedly prepares developers to ready the first batch of Apple Watch apps, the company is setting a guideline: Try to keep your app usable in 10 seconds. That tidbit comes from…

FTC’s Brill sees consumer consent as key for health, finance apps

4 months agoTechnology : Gigaom

When normal people use a new app, they don't wade through hidden service terms. Many just click "OK" and hope for the best. This might be fine for a game of Candy Crush, but…

Decentralized webmail contender Mailpile scraps beta, takes break

4 months agoTechnology : Gigaom

When I wrote about the decentralization movement a year back, one of the big pro-privacy hopes was Mailpile, which is ambitiously trying to build a user-friendly yet rock-solid encrypted webmail system…

Strange bedfellows: Amazon sets up shop on Alibaba site

4 months agoTechnology : Gigaom has opened an online presence on rival Alibaba's Tmall superstore, according to Reuters and other outlets citing an Alibaba spokesman. are both prodigious online retailers and rivals and both are eying the other's…

Facebook is removing likes from deactivated accounts

4 months agoTechnology : Gigaom

Facebook Pages may lose some of their likes soon. Thursday the company  warned businesses it’s removing likes from deactivated or memorialized accounts. The like dip would be more of an ego hit for companies…

Lyft launches $3 carpool rides in certain “hot spots”

4 months agoTechnology : Gigaom

If you were sad when Lyft's "Match Muni" promotion ended, today is your day. The company has introduced a new kind of ride discount in San Francisco: Lyft HotSpots. So far,…

Employing Industrial IoT: A Framework for CIOs

4 months agoTechnology : Gigaom

Today's CIO is very aware of the need to move toward a more connected enterprise, but a lack of industry-wide knowledge and effective use cases are inhibiting implementation and even strategy.

Red Hat’s new operating system will power up your containers

4 months agoTechnology : Gigaom

Open-source software giant Red Hat said on Thursday that its new operating system custom made to power Linux containers is now available to download. Red Hat has been a big proponent…

Watch Hilary Mason discredit the cult of the algorithm

4 months agoTechnology : Gigaom

Want to see Hilary Mason, the CEO and founder at Fast Forward Labs, get fired up? Tell her about your new connected product and its machine learning algorithm that will help it…

Microsoft queues up DocumentDB for broad availability

4 months agoTechnology : Gigaom

Microsoft continues to fill in the check boxes for its Azure cloud. Example: Azure DocumentDB, Microsoft's take on NoSQL databases a la Couch or MongoDB, will be generally available April 8,…

The Apple Watch will tell you if your train is running late

4 months agoTechnology : Gigaom

Apple and its developers are announcing a lot of apps being retooled for its new smart watch, launching next week, but one particular app caught my eye. Crowdsoured public transit app…

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