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NXP to buy Freescale for $11.8B to create chip giant

2 days agoTechnology : GigaOM

NXP Semiconductor has agreed to purchase Austin, Texas-based Freescale Semiconductor in a deal valued at $11.8 billion, creating a $40 billion chip giant that will be a dominant supplier for the…

In a data coup, Apical analyzes visual data without the video

2 days agoTechnology : GigaOM

Apical, a company best known for the years of work it has spent contributing imaging tech to camera lenses inside smart phones and security cameras, has now devised a computer vision…

Amid new watches, Android Wear crosses 1M downloads

2 days agoTechnology : GigaOM

The number of Android Wear downloads has crossed the into the one to five million range on Google Play, suggesting that around one million people are wearing smartwatches powered by Google…

Bradley Horowitz is now running 2/3 of the former Google+

2 days agoTechnology : GigaOM

As reported last week, Hangouts, Photos, and Google+ are going to be considered as three independent product lines at Google, according to Sundar Pichai, product czar (see Sundar Pichai on the direction…

Sector Roadmap: Work Media Tools

2 days agoTechnology : GigaOM

Mobility, digital-work culture, and collaboration own the ever-evolving work-media landscape in 2015, and influence the business tools we use each day.

Yup: HP’s buying Aruba for about $3B

2 days agoTechnology : GigaOM

It's true: Hewlett-Packard is buying Aruba Networks, and its campus Wi-Fi expertise, for about $2.7 billion, exclusive of cash, both companies said early Monday. The per-share price is $24.67 in cash. From…

So long Google+. Hello Streams, Photos and Hangouts

2 days agoTechnology : GigaOM

For the third time in a year, Google has a new leader for its social network, Google+. And in keeping with the trend of trios, Google+ is getting split into three…

How scientists are fighting antibiotic resistance

2 days agoTechnology : GigaOM

Since antibiotics were first developed at the start of the twentieth century, they have saved millions of lives (penicillin alone is estimated to have saved 200 million lives and counting), rendering a large…

Qualcomm has a fingerprint ID technology that uses ultrasound

3 days agoTechnology : GigaOM

Qualcomm has developed its own fingerprint sensor for smartphones with the aim of tapping the increasing demand for biometric security on phones. Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Sense ID, announced on Monday at Mobile…

Jolla and SSH push Sailfish Secure as “European alternative” mobile OS

3 days agoTechnology : GigaOM

I've got to hand it to Jolla – despite significant teething problems, the upstart Finnish mobile-maker has clung on, using crowdfunding campaigns and general community-mindedness to maintain interest around its alternative…

Add IBM cloud to the list of reboots to come

3 days agoTechnology : GigaOM

The latest Xen hypervisor vulnerabilities are forcing IBM to reboot some customers' cloud instances between now and March 10. The vendor sent out an alert to affected IBM SoftLayer customers on Friday, the same…

For retailers the buy-or-build cloud decision looms large

3 days agoTechnology : GigaOM

If you need proof that cloud deployment stories can touch off religious disputes, my recent report about @Walmartlabs deploying 100K cores of OpenStack to run the retail giant's e-commerce operations is Exhibit A. This is,…

When drones and virtual reality come together in an out-of-body experience

3 days agoTechnology : GigaOM

Raphael Pirker, the entrepreneur behind Team BlackSheep, asked me if I saw the birds. Tilting my head up at the foggy skies above the hills of Moraga, California, I couldn’t see…

Jump-starting marketing tech adoption by bundling data

3 days agoTechnology : GigaOM

As companies stop just talking about big data, and start applying it to business, the conversation shifts back and forth from tools to the data itself. Two years ago at Structure:…

Why 2015 is the year of encryption

4 days agoTechnology : GigaOM

During a visit to Silicon Valley earlier this month, President Obama described himself as “a strong believer in strong encryption.” Some have criticized the president for equivocating on the issue, but…

How I became my cat’s social media manager, and found a community in the process

4 days agoTechnology : GigaOM

I last made an internet friend in middle school, when so few people used AIM that my real-life friends and I traded contact lists and began chatting strangers. One time a…

Google reveals plans for futuristic cityscape campus, and new robot tech to make it configurable

4 days agoTechnology : GigaOM

Just about a year ago, I wrote about Square's new offices in San Francisco, which were designed to be more like a city than a traditional office (see Another take on offices: something…

5 reasons the FCC might be wrong about net neutrality

4 days agoTechnology : GigaOM

This week the FCC passed new rules on net neutrality, which were essentially designed to limit the ability of internet service providers (ISP) to either slow down or boost the speeds…

Here’s a draft of the consumer privacy “Bill of Rights” act Obama wants to pass

5 days agoTechnology : GigaOM

The White House has released a draft of the Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights Act of 2015. It outlines the steps companies need to take to tell people what data they're…

Proposed Chinese security law could mean tough rules for tech companies

5 days agoTechnology : GigaOM

China apparently wants to one-up the U.S. and the U.K. when it comes to urging technology companies to install security backdoors and break their encrypted documents and user communications in the…

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