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How the right tools can create data-driven companies, even at Facebook

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The co-founders of analytics startup Interana came on the Structure Show podcast this week to talk about how to spread data analysis throughout customer accounts, the types of things you can…

How to read books from your local library on your tablet

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If you haven't been inside your local library in the last ten years, you might be surprised how easy it is to check out ebooks.

Is live migration coming to Amazon Web Services? Smart money says yes.

last weekTechnology : GigaOM

The week in cloud: Amazon has said that live migration would not have averted last month's cloud reboots. But folks are betting it's working on the technology just the same.

Upcoming Gigaom event: Where will you buy your IoT devices?

last weekTechnology : GigaOM

As Google acquires a diverse range of IoT connected home startups, it feels inevitable that we will all soon join a world of connected spaces. But how far off are we…

Big software discovers little gadgets: What I learned at Oracle’s OpenWorld

last weekTechnology : GigaOM

It took a while, but mobile and the IoT are finally big enough for enterprise vendors to care.

As Snapchat “hack” highlights, promises of privacy and security can be very dangerous

2 weeks agoTechnology : GigaOM

There are few things riskier than recommending a security or privacy measure that turns out not to work -- a fact that applies to app vendors and security-focused journalists alike.

Europe’s big challenge: Creating a digital single market

2 weeks agoTechnology : GigaOM

Estonia could serve as a model for the European Union's goal of creating a unified, €500-billion digital market.

Journalism’s biggest competitors are things that don’t even look like journalism

2 weeks agoTechnology : GigaOM

As journalist/programmer Stijn Debrouwere has argued in a persuasive essay about the challenges facing the news business, journalism isn't being disrupted just by different forms of journalism -- it's being disrupted…

How Facebook came up with a better way for its Messenger service to sync data

2 weeks agoTechnology : GigaOM

A message-queuing system called Iris has led to Facebook cutting down on delivering excess data by roughly 40 percent.

This week in bitcoin: Investment in bitcoin is up as the price goes down

2 weeks agoTechnology : GigaOM

The price of bitcoin may be down 39 percent since last quarter, but VC's don't seem to care.

Databricks demolishes big data benchmark to prove Spark is fast on disk, too

2 weeks agoTechnology : GigaOM

Apache Spark is taking the big data world by storm, but the folks at Databricks wanted to disprove a misconception that its only performance advantages over Hadoop MapReduce come in-memory.

Another win for the millennials: AJ+ hires Circa’s Chief Product Officer David Cohn

2 weeks agoTechnology : GigaOM

Al Jazeera's AJ+ venture has landed a bit of a coup by hiring Circa's Chief Product officer David Cohn to lead its audience engagement team.

Expected IT workload migration, senior execs vs. others

2 weeks agoTechnology : GigaOM

More senior execs expect significant migration of core IT functions to the cloud, regardless of type. They believe these workloads will move more than business applications, many of which may have…

This company says it can fix the sales process using lots of data science, and even more data

2 weeks agoTechnology : GigaOM

Provo, Utah–based sales automation company InsideSales has always been interested in applying data analysis to mountains of sales data. After delivering on this mission last year, the company is now ramping…

Are “warrant canaries” legal? Twitter wants to save tech’s warning signal of government spying

2 weeks agoTechnology : GigaOM

Warrant canaries -- which tech companies are using to tell people that the government is NOT using secret orders -- are the new frontline in the legal fight over surveillance.

It’s an IoT standards shakeup as Broadcom dumps Intel’s Open Interconnect Consortium

2 weeks agoTechnology : GigaOM

Standards formation is a messy business, and that's proving true for the internet of things, as Broadcom leaves Intel's Open Interconnect Consortium after a disagreement over IP.

Gigaom Research webinar: Apache Hadoop: Is one cluster enough?

2 weeks agoTechnology : GigaOM

In this Gigaom Research webinar, the panel will discuss how the multi-cluster approach can be implemented in real systems, and whether and how it can be made to work. The panel…

The HTC One M8 is getting a 13-megapixel front-facing camera, but only in China

2 weeks agoTechnology : GigaOM

HTC's 13-megapixel Eye camera is headed to a version of the aluminum-bodied One M8 in China.

Well done, Google: Company’s new stats give good insight into “right to be forgotten” complexity

2 weeks agoTechnology : GigaOM

Google's new European transparency report gives everyone a much clearer picture of how the company is handling requests for privacy-based de-linking -- and how complex the whole situation is.

Obama pans internet fast lanes, as calls increase to treat broadband as “public utility”

2 weeks agoTechnology : GigaOM

The White House appears to be providing the FCC with fresh political cover in the event the agency decides to defy the cable industry and impose net neutrality rules.

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