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Mashable editor Jim Roberts on how he approaches the news

yesterdayTechnology : GigaOM

Jim Roberts, who left the New York Times to become editor-in-chief of Mashable, told a group of journalists that the social element of journalism has become the most important factor in…

AWS re:Invent 2014 – Highlights and analysis

yesterdayTechnology : GigaOM

Las Vegas became host to the largest cloud event in the tech industry – AWS re:Invent. In its third year, it is clear how far this conference has come. With over…

US government is using planes to spy on cell phones, suck up data

6 days agoTechnology : GigaOM

It's the sort of thing that makes you want to hide in a cave with a tin foil hat: a new report reveals that the Justice Department is using airplanes to…

Tumblr fixes redesign issue after 50,000 users petition the site

6 days agoTechnology : GigaOM

At the end of October, Tumblr made a design change that angered a huge chunk of its user base. Now, it has figured out how to fix it.

Reddit CEO resigns and is replaced temporarily by Ellen Pao

last weekTechnology : GigaOM

Reddit's CEO for the past three years, Yishan Wong, is out according to a new post by Y-Combinator head Sam Altman. Altman claims the resignation is the result of a dispute…

Intel rolls out custom chip that powers Amazon’s EC2 instances

last weekTechnology : GigaOM

On Thursday, during AWS re:Invent 2014 conference in Las Vegas, Intel announced an exclusive Haswell processor designed specifically for Amazon. The Seattle giant said the new processors power its new EC2…

Netflix enlists fictional characters for content recommendations

last weekTechnology : GigaOM

Don't know what to watch on Netflix? Claire Underwood has a few ideas for you.

Sector Roadmap: Public cloud object storage services

last weekTechnology : GigaOM

Object storage is one of the key building blocks of infrastructure as a service. A number of disruptive trends are playing out in this part of the market as public cloud…

Ta-Da! Meet Amazon EC2 Container Service and Lambda

last weekTechnology : GigaOM

Amazon says it can wring the complexity of scheduling and rolling back containers with its new EC2 Container Service, which will take on industry-backed Kubernetes.

Backblaze has figured out the biggest predictors of hard drive failure

last weekTechnology : GigaOM

Cloud storage provider Backblaze continues to share the wealth of information (not to mention hardware designs) it's learning as it operates its 40,000-hard-drive, 100-petabyte storage service. On Wednesday, it shared its…

Intralinks 2.0 released

last weekTechnology : GigaOM

Intralinks VIA is a highly secure file sync-and-share application, and the company has released Intralinks VIA 2.0, driven by the goal of bridging the gap between an increasingly mobile workforce and…

What Cloud Exchanges and Cloud Connectivity are all about

last weekTechnology : GigaOM

The reality is that most enterprises today rely on the public Internet for their business communication. However, the days of best-effort Internet are coming to an end and new options are…

Why it’s time for Facebook to offer a “pay for privacy” feature

last weekTechnology : GigaOM

Facebook's privacy policies are back in the news again, and they reflect a major improvement -- to the company's PR strategy. Otherwise, it's just the same old deal with the devil…

You can make a living from a thousand true fans — Ben Thompson is proof

last weekTechnology : GigaOM

Ben Thompson started his blog less than two years ago, without a nationally recognized brand name or following, and launched a membership model less than six months ago -- but he's…

Microsoft snaps up Aorato to boost enterprise, hybrid cloud security

last weekTechnology : GigaOM

The Aorato deal promises to bring machine-learning smarts to bear to protect Active Directory assets in hybrid cloud deployments, Microsoft said in a blog post.

Amazon details how it does networking in its data centers

last weekTechnology : GigaOM

Amazon shed some light onto what goes on with networking inside its many data centers on Wednesday at AWS re:Invent 2014 in Las Vegas. James Hamilton, the vice president and distinguished…

Dick Costolo explains Twitter’s internal turmoil and executive resignations

last weekTechnology : GigaOM

Dick Costolo addressed concerns about internal company turmoil following several high profile employee resignations. He said he had to do "the right thing for the company," even though he knew he…

Why Google Will Remain King of Mobile Advertising

last weekTechnology : GigaOM

Investors were not happy with Google’s recent 3Q 2014 results, primarily pointing to the continued decline of mobile CPCs (2% y/y). Some critics are circling – is Google vulnerable as mobile…

Amazon courts the enterprise with a cloud configuration-management database and service catalog

last weekTechnology : GigaOM

Among the shmorgishborg of features Amazon rolled out on Wednesday during Amazon’s re:Invent 2014 conference in Las Vegas, two operational services stand out as a way to further distinguish the cloud…

Cleaning ladies sue Handy over unpaid wages, missing tips

last weekTechnology : GigaOM

The overlords of Silicon Valley's thriving service economy got some bad news as two sisters filed a class action lawsuit against Handy, claiming the maid-on-demand service violated a ream of labor…

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