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This week in bitcoin: Bitcoin’s earliest adopter and pioneer Hal Finney dies at 58

4 days agoTechnology : GigaOM

Finney was cryogenically frozen in Arizona after a five-year battle with ALS. This week in bitcoin: Bitcoin’s earliest adopter and pioneer Hal Finney dies at 58 originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

When does giving the reader what they want turn into clickbait? It’s complicated

4 days agoTechnology : GigaOM

The outrage over clickbait is really just a symptom of the change from a one-way, broadcast model of journalism to one in which we actually know what readers want to read -- and it's not always what we think they should When does giving the reader what they want turn into clickbait? It’s complicated originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

Hoping to strengthen sales, Sony is reportedly bringing the Xperia to Sprint

4 days agoTechnology : GigaOM

Thanks to Softbank, Sony may have another avenue to sell its smartphones, which sorely need a sales boost: Sprint will reportedly sell the next Sony Xperia flagship, expected at next month's IFA event. Hoping to strengthen sales, Sony is reportedly bringing the Xperia to Sprint originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

Is VMware OpenStack an embrace of open source — or an attempt to extinguish it?

4 days agoTechnology : GigaOM

Hint: It doesn't really matter. VMware's move shows that, despite its problems, OpenStack is driving private cloud discussion in enterprise IT shops. Is VMware OpenStack an embrace of open source — or an attempt to extinguish it? originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

Meet Obama’s new “piracy czar,” same as the old czar

4 days agoTechnology : GigaOM

The U.S. is about to get a new czar to oversee piracy and intellectual property. If the country must have a czar, why can't the person look at other IP-related problems besides just enforcement? Meet Obama’s new “piracy czar,” same as the old czar originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

Samsung teams up with Nokia to bring a new mapping app to Galaxy phones

4 days agoTechnology : GigaOM

Nokia's Here maps application will become available on the Samsung Galaxy Apps store later this fall. Here data will also power Samsung teams up with Nokia to bring a new mapping app to Galaxy phones originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

Sponsored post: Money, payments and commerce for the mobile generation

4 days agoTechnology : GigaOM

Coming September 8-9th, The Money Event is the intersection where MOBILE meets MONEY. Including mobile operators and platforms as well as mobile chip manufactures and security companies, join 40,000+ industry professionals for networking,...Show More Summary

Etsy sees hope for small retailers in fight over internet fast lanes

4 days agoTechnology : GigaOM

How does the FCC's controversial plan for internet fast lanes affect small retailers? Plenty, according to Etsy. The handcraft site is afraid fast lanes will harm its sellers, but believe that momentum is shifting its way. Etsy sees hope for small retailers in fight over internet fast lanes originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

MSN Messenger to shut down in China, its final stronghold

4 days agoTechnology : GigaOM

It may have disappeared in the rest of the world last year, but MSN/Windows Live Messenger still hung on in China -- until now. MSN Messenger to shut down in China, its final stronghold originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

Hortonworks gets more serious about real-time data with Kafka integration

4 days agoTechnology : GigaOM

Hortonworks has added Apache Kafka to tis Hadoop software platform as a technical preview. Kafka isn't the most popular tool in the world, but it's widely used among large web companies, making it a useful add-on for luring customers...Show More Summary

Journalism and the internet: Is it the best of times? No — but it’s not the worst of times either

4 days agoTechnology : GigaOM

Writer David Sessions argues in a piece at Patrol magazine that journalism is worse because of the effects of the internet -- but most of the things that he and others complain about have been a part of the media business for hundreds...Show More Summary

It’s not just Amazon: Google is developing delivery drones too

5 days agoTechnology : GigaOM

Google is two years into developing "Project Wing," which relies on a cross between a plane and a helicopter to deliver goods. It’s not just Amazon: Google is developing delivery drones too originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

Will GE’s $15 Wink connected lights get a $250 souped-up wall switch?

5 days agoTechnology : GigaOM

Sick of grabbing your phone in order to turn off your connected lights? Well, GE may have a very fancy wall switch/touchscreen combo to integrate your smart home and lighting needs. Will GE’s $15 Wink connected lights get a $250 souped-up wall switch? originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

NFL Sunday Ticket brings more live NFL games to Windows Phone

5 days agoTechnology : GigaOM

People who are both NFL fans and Windows Phone users should be happy that DirectTV has launched versions of its live-streaming NFL Sunday Ticket app for Windows 8 and Windows Phone. NFL Sunday Ticket brings more live NFL games to Windows Phone originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

Philips’ $30 Hue Lux bulbs are bright, white and a bit of a UI muddle

5 days agoTechnology : GigaOM

Philips' new all-white connected Lux bulbs are half the cost of its colorful Hue lights, and a nice addition to the overall system -- once you figure out how to make them work. Philips’ $30 Hue Lux bulbs are bright, white and a bit of a UI muddle originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

What marketers need to manage their campaigns in 2014

5 days agoTechnology : GigaOM

As digital takes an increasingly large chunk of marketing and advertising spending, major enterprise software and CRM players, as well as digital marketing specialists, are putting together suites of products in an effort to provideShow More Summary

Why some Windows Phone apps still waste time refreshing when switching between them

5 days agoTechnology : GigaOM

To get rid of that annoyingly slow "resuming" message when switching between apps on Windows Phone, Microsoft added Fast App Switching to the platform. Its only useful if developers add it to their recompiled apps though. Why some Windows Phone apps still waste time refreshing when switching between them originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

It’s official: Apple is holding a launch event on September 9

5 days agoTechnology : GigaOM

After months of speculation, Apple sent out invites on Thursday to a event on September 9. The event will be taking place at the Flint Center for the Performing Arts in Cupertino, which is the same venue where Steve Jobs unveiled the original Macintosh back in 1984. Show More Summary

The Ice Bucket challenge goes viral in Asia with the help of Weibo, China’s Twitter

5 days agoTechnology : GigaOM

With Twitter and Facebook blocked in China, the Ice Bucket Challenge is still managing to go viral, with the help of Chinese social network Weibo. The Ice Bucket challenge goes viral in Asia with the help of Weibo, China’s Twitter originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

Uber is in 24 new markets, 205 cities, 45 countries, 6 continents

5 days agoTechnology : GigaOM

Quick to deflect attention from its Lyft-sabotage controversy, Uber has moved into 24 new markets in the United States. The cities range from the podunk town of Bloomington, Indiana, to the college town of Tuscaloosa, Alabama. In its...Show More Summary

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