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Two Networks, One Company: T-Mobile Explains Why Its MetroPCS Deal Can Work

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When T-Mobile announced its deal this week to acquire MetroPCS, one of the first concerns raised by outsiders was the fact that today the two companies use a different type of network technology. T-Mobile’s network has evolved from the type of system used by AT&T while MetroPCS has historically relied...
Two Networks, One Company: T-Mobile Explains Why Its MetroPCS Deal Can Work

Is App-Era Pricing Making Software Better, or Worse?

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Last week I mentioned Mark Bernstein's essay on the surprisingly complex sequence of decisions, trade-offs, and design choices that went into creating even the most routine-seeming aspects of the electronic environment that surrounds us.Now reader David Glende, a software veteran in California, describes the way that Internet-era everything-is-a-commodity pricing pressures...
Is App-Era Pricing Making Software Better, or Worse?
Payleven, The Samwer Square Clone, Surmounts Visa Hurdle With Chip And PIN Reader Now Sold In Europe

Sorry, Europe, don't hold your breath for Pandora music

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Expanding beyond the United States would probably require lots of negotiations for expensive deals, Pandora CTO Tom Conrad says, so Spotify can breathe easier for now. [Read more]...
Sorry, Europe, don't hold your breath for Pandora music
Pandora Launches New HTML5-Based TV Experience, Starting With Xbox 360 and PS3

CIA: Big Data Is The Future And The Agency Owns It [PRESENTATION]

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On Wednesday, the CIA's chief technology officer detailed the Agency's vision for collecting and analyzing all of the information people put on the Internet. The wide-ranging presentation at GigaOM's Structure:Data conference in New York City came two days after it was reported the spy agency is on the verge of signing a cloud computing contract with Amazon -- worth...
CIA: Big Data Is The Future And The Agency Owns It [PRESENTATION]

Yammer Releases Its First Major Upgrade Since Microsoft Acquired It (MSFT)

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Yammer today announced a bunch of new features and partnerships to its flagship enterprise social networking app. These were in the works before Microsoft bought it for $1.2 billion in a deal that closed in July 19. Yammer is adding an "inbox" feature, which aggregates all the conversations and streams...
Yammer Releases Its First Major Upgrade Since Microsoft Acquired It (MSFT)
Techies Gather For a Real-Life Branch with Ev Williams and Jonah Peretti

Intel working on a new system to boost Stephen Hawking's typing speed by 10x

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After meeting with Hawking himself, Intel's CTO Justin Rattner is spearheading a project to improve Hawking's computer system, allowing for an increase in words per minute typing speed. The research team is set on getting Hawking back up to his previous five words per minute. If all goes well, the...
Intel working on a new system to boost Stephen Hawking's typing speed by 10x

YesVideo Grabs $5 Million to Digitize Century-old Home Videos

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Yesterday I wrote “Everything old becomes new again.” Meant to introduce the idea that vinyl is a viable medium, I forgot one important example of this sociological timewarp: Videos. Many families have dozens, if not hundreds, of home videos lying around that they probably can’t watch because, well, VHS players...
YesVideo Grabs $5 Million to Digitize Century-old Home Videos

Doubt cast on the security of Kim Dotcom's Mega service

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Kim Dotcom's bold new venture, the file-storage and sharing service Mega, is drawing criticism as security researchers analyze how the site protects users' data. In short, they advise: don't trust it. While Mega officials admit they're "newbies" to JavaScript, the programming language used to execute key elements of their...
Doubt cast on the security of Kim Dotcom's Mega service

Twitter Appoints Adam Messinger As Chief Technology Office, A Role Left Vacant Since 2011

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Twitter is preparing itself to be a company taken seriously, more importantly, it wants to be one that is a darling in the public marketplace. Today, AllThingsD reports that the company has appointed Adam Messinger as CTO, a position that has been vacant since Greg Pass left the company. This...
Twitter Appoints Adam Messinger As Chief Technology Office, A Role Left Vacant Since 2011

Syria drops offline, again

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At about 2:45 Eastern time (18:45 UTC), Internet traffic in and out of Syria came to a sudden stop, as routers stopped propagating routes to the country's block of Internet Protocol addresses. The suddenness and completeness of the disconnection is indicative of another government-directed shutdown—the first since a two-day...
Syria drops offline, again

Founders Story: Hearsay Social's Steve Garrity On How To Build A Strong Engineering Culture

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Earlier this week, I sat down with Steve Garrity, co-founder and CTO of Hearsay Social. Steve is a former hire of mine from Microsoft who transitioned from working at a large corporation to founding his own startup. Steve shares his thoughts and learning from managing an engineer-driven company that...
Founders Story: Hearsay Social's Steve Garrity On How To Build A Strong Engineering Culture
With $2.1M From True Ventures (And Others), TripleLift Builds Ads From A Brand's Trending Images

We're Seeing Reports That Adobe's CTO Has A New Job At Apple (AAPL)

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Kevin Lynch, Adobe's CTO, reportedly has a new job at Apple.  CNBC's Jon Fortt just tweeted the news, citing sources familiar with the move.  We're scrambling to find out more and we've reached out to Apple for comment...refresh this page for the latest. Please follow SAI on Twitter and Facebook.Join...
We're Seeing Reports That Adobe's CTO Has A New Job At Apple (AAPL)

5 startups changing the way the news business delivers content

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It’s fair to say that the future of news consumption and media won’t look like a bunch of traditional newspapers copied onto the desktop web, and when five different entrepreneurs addressed paidContent Live Wednesday about the ways they’re bringing content online, the approaches were as diverse as the startups themselves....
5 startups changing the way the news business delivers content
Amazon slices prices on DynamoDB database service

Startup Weekend buys StartupDigest

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Startup Weekend’s Marc Nager Startup Weekend announced today that it has acquired StartupDigest, the email newsletter which lists startup-oriented  events. Startup Weekend’s Marc Nager offered this explanation of the acquisition, terms of which were not disclosed. “Startup Weekend is where you go when you have an idea, but before that...
Startup Weekend buys StartupDigest
Greystripe Founders Michael Chang And Andy Choi Join Digitization Company YesVideo, Invest $5M

Stupeflix video maker passes 10 million videos, cuts price by 50%

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Stupeflix just shared two milestones with us: its video creation platform has surpassed the 10 million videos three years after launch and its developer API now features a “friendlier” business model. The French startup also proudly noted it powers apps for Samsung, Sprint, American Express, Coca-Cola, and Visa, among others....
Stupeflix video maker passes 10 million videos, cuts price by 50%

AMD teases next-gen Steamroller CPU, aims to Bulldoze the competition

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AMD's Bulldozer CPUs remind us of Betamax (or MiniDisc), in that its superlative design hasn't been embraced thanks to one or two humbling limitations. However, Mark Papermaster, Sunnyvale's new CTO, took to the stage at Hot Chips to show how he's changing the situation with the third-generation Steamroller architecture....
AMD teases next-gen Steamroller CPU, aims to Bulldoze the competition

Samsung Buddies Up With Mozilla on New Browser Tech

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Here’s an odd pairing: Samsung and Mozilla are collaborating on a software project. The two companies said today that together they are developing a new browser engine for Android and the ARM architecture. Called “Servo,” the engine will be written in Mozilla’s new Rust programming language, optimized for multi-core computing...
Samsung Buddies Up With Mozilla on New Browser Tech

Amazon's Vogels: Cloud is the resource model for today's uncertain economy

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Amazon has been on the tips of everyone’s tongue Tuesday at our Structure:Europe event in Amsterdam as the de facto standard that everyone has to measure up against. So when Werner Vogels, CTO and VP of Amazon, joined Om Malik onstage to explain how cloud changes business models and how...
Amazon's Vogels: Cloud is the resource model for today's uncertain economy

Plexxi will reinvent networking for a scaled out era

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The enterprise infrastructure of the late 90s and early aughts is no match for the demands of webscale companies like Google or Facebook, or even cloud providers like Amazon. Thus, the giants in the web and cloud worlds are demanding new infrastructure and remaking the world of computing for their...
Plexxi will reinvent networking for a scaled out era
"In the Studio," Quizlet's Andrew Sutherland Quietly Built A Classroom Juggernaut

It's Been A Year Since Microsoft Bought Yammer And Ballmer's Grand Vision Has Yet To Materialize (MSFT)

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Microsoft insists that things are going well for Yammer since Microsoft bought it for $1.2 billion a year ago this week.  The user base has grown by 55% to 8 million and sales of paid networks are up by 200%, it says, though Microsoft won't reveal the actual sales figure....
It's Been A Year Since Microsoft Bought Yammer And Ballmer's Grand Vision Has Yet To Materialize (MSFT)

Yahoo's VP Of Infrastructure Leaves The Marissa Mayer Regime For Apple (AAPL, YHOO)

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It looks like Apple just poached a top employee from Yahoo. Adam Bechtel, the VP of infrastructure at Yahoo, is reportedly leaving for an "unspecified" position at Apple, according to Kara Swisher at AllThingsD. Bechtel joined Yahoo in 2003 after the company acquired Inktomi Corporation where he was in charge...
Yahoo's VP Of Infrastructure Leaves The Marissa Mayer Regime For Apple (AAPL, YHOO)

PaaS products are the next cloud revolution. Are you ready?

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Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) offerings represent the next evolution of the cloud, and they are revolutionizing the way organizations build software. In this GigaOM Pro webinar, we will address the issues that businesses, both large and small, need to consider when creating and executing a PaaS strategy. This includes identifying development and...
PaaS products are the next cloud revolution. Are you ready?

Amazon's new cloud services may blow your mind

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At Tuesday’s Structure:Europe event, Amazon.com’s CTO Werner Vogels hinted that “there are things coming down the pipe you wouldn’t believe,” when asked about what’s in store for Amazon’s Web Services. GigaOM did a little speculating this morning into what Vogels could have been talking about, and some of the possibilities are...
Amazon's new cloud services may blow your mind
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