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AT&T's FaceTime move could get it slapped with an FCC fine

RT @gigaom: Is a “Net Zero” Phone Bill Achievable? http://dlvr.it/1Jhgh

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RT @gigaom: Is a “Net Zero” Phone Bill Achievable? http://dlvr.it/1Jhgh
One design, any screen: Introducing GigaOM's new look and feel
Designer Yves Behar: Wearable devices are the hardest to design

Podcast: More media, more problems and more music on Twitter

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NOTE: This week’s episode of the GigaOM Weekly News Wrap-Up was recorded on the morning of Thursday, April 18, prior to the heavy police activity that followed later that night. On this week’s show, we look at the media landscape in the aftermath of the Boston terror attack. How does...
Podcast: More media, more problems and more music on Twitter

The Great Netflix Christmas Outage Is Thankfully Over

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The great Netflix outage of Christmas 2012 is thankfully over, according to a tweet from the company. The service went down last night, during arguably one of the worst possible times ever, when many people stuck at home with their families would hope to seek a little refuge in...
The Great Netflix Christmas Outage Is Thankfully Over

We're looking for a reporter who can tell great stories about emerging technology

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At GigaOM, we’re all about emerging technology — particularly emerging technology that’s disruptive. We believe there are certain technology shifts, like big data or the cloud, or advances in mobile networks or the spread of digital media, that aren’t mere trends: They are part of fundamental changes in how...
We're looking for a reporter who can tell great stories about emerging technology

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]

Flash analysis: Xbox One

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On Tuesday, May 21, Microsoft raised the curtain on its first new gaming console in nearly seven years: the Xbox One. In order to better understand how the Xbox One is being received by the larger tech community, we surveyed GigaOM’s own readership on the new offering. So which new...
Flash analysis: Xbox One
Redbox Instant Taps Microsoft's Xbox 360 As Its Exclusive Game Console Launch Partner

FreedomPop jumping from WiMAX to LTE by year's end, iPhone sleeves intact

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Followers of FreedomPop's saga have seen the fledgling data-only provider make a few audacious claims: providing free bandwidth, for one, and basing its 4G device lineup as much on iPhone sleeve cases as on traditional access points. Add another one to the list -- the MVNO is planning to...
FreedomPop jumping from WiMAX to LTE by year's end, iPhone sleeves intact
Looking back at WordPress on its 10th birthday (infographic)
Intel may be planning a it’s own set-top box & streaming service

Boxee plotting a new DVR subscription service

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Boxee may be planning to launch a new DVR subscription service aimed at users who’ve purchased its new Live TV stick, according to a new survey the company sent  to users over the weekend. The Boxee Box is a streaming set-top box featuring Boxee’s open-source media software, which transforms televisions...
Boxee plotting a new DVR subscription service

Caterina Fake’s Pinwheel Launches

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Pinwheel has been called an annotated, geolocated version of Flickr, which Fake also founded, and it has raised $7.5 million from Redpoint Ventures. That’s in addition to the $2 million in seed funding she’d already acquired. The browser-based service is in beta mode (but leave a clever comment on this...
Caterina Fake’s Pinwheel Launches
Deutsche Telekom CEO Rene Olbermann expected to resign next year

Skyhigh Networks gets $20M to lift IT out of the shadows

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The use of shadow IT — storing and sharing files on non-sanctioned clouds from Box, Dropbox and others, partly propelled by the bring-your-own-device trend — is not news, because it’s been going on for years despite the compliance and security problems it can pose. But IT leaders are fighting back,...
Skyhigh Networks gets $20M to lift IT out of the shadows

SSDs boost Instagram's speed on Amazon EC2

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Instagram can drive data to its computing systems on Amazon.com's EC2 service 20 times as fast with solid-state drives, a co-founder of the photo-sharing service said on Thursday at the GigaOm Mobilize conference in San Francisco....
SSDs boost Instagram's speed on Amazon EC2

The Morning Lowdown 3-8-12

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Some of the stories people are talking about this morning: »  U.S. Warns Apple (NSDQ: AAPL), Publishers (WSJ) »  The iPad Lowdown (paidContent) »  TheComplete.me wants to be the Pinterest of dating (GigaOM) »  Among Online Entrepreneurs, Subscriptions Are All the Rage (New York Times) »  Getty Images licenses...
The Morning Lowdown 3-8-12

Twitter updates search function in line with in-app expansion

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Twitter is enhancing the service’s search function to allow for greater discovery of new content and information on the part of users, it announced in a blog post Friday. The idea is to provide them with auto-suggestions in the search bar that correlate with who users follow when they search...
Twitter updates search function in line with in-app expansion

Man bites dog: Rackspace sues "notorious" patent troll

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Rackspace, which just successfully defended itself in a lawsuit filed by one patent troll, is now declaring war on another. On Thursday, the company said it sued IP Nav and Parallel Iron, asking the federal court in its hometown of San Antonio Texas for damages, for breach of contract and to...
Man bites dog: Rackspace sues "notorious" patent troll

Fox Mobile Offers Hulu-Like Subscription Service for Smartphones [GigaOM]

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Fox Mobile is hoping it can convince consumers to shell out to watch TV on their smartphones. The News Corp. subsidiary this morning unveiled Bitbop, a subscription service for smartphone owners that will deliver both streaming and downloadable movies and TV programs to smartphone users. The app will be free...
Fox Mobile Offers Hulu-Like Subscription Service for Smartphones [GigaOM]

Careful, Twitter — remember what happened to MySpace and Digg

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Twitter sent some shock waves through the technology community with a blog post on Friday that talked about its plans for the future, and suggested that those plans don’t necessarily involve third-party services and apps. Although the company phrased its statement as a move designed to standardize the experience...
Careful, Twitter — remember what happened to MySpace and Digg

Why CIOs are learning to stop worrying and love the cloud

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Joe Coyle, VP and CTO, CapGemini(c) 2012 Pinar Ozger, Pinar@pinarozger.com The era of cloud computing has finally passed a long-running phase of  hype and hysteria and has now become a simple reality of today’s business life. That was the  message from Joseph Coyle, the CTO of IT consultancy giant CapGemini,...
Why CIOs are learning to stop worrying and love the cloud

First look video: Wahoo Blue HR heart rate monitor

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This year is shaping up to be a good one for health-related gadgets thanks to the new Bluetooth 4.0 specification and profiles. The $79 Wahoo Blue HR is among the first of these devices to take advantage of this low-powered wireless capability, and I took it for a 5-mile test...
First look video: Wahoo Blue HR heart rate monitor
'AmazonCare' Might Be The Next Page Amazon Takes Out Of Apple's Playbook
Google TV update adds voice control, taps into Knowledge Graph

Eighty percent of corporate bloggers stop after 5 posts max

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“IBM research shows that about 80 percent of those who begin a corporate blog never post more than five entries,” journalist and heavy-duty blogger Mathew Ingram wrote on GigaOm on Friday. IBM is hawking a solution to blogger’s block. It’s called Blog Muse, and IBM claims it raised bloggers pageviews,...
Eighty percent of corporate bloggers stop after 5 posts max

YouTube launches its own iPhone application, iPad app coming next

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YouTube just went live with its own iOS app, bringing advanced features like social sharing, access to the site’s channel guide as well as tens of thousands of previously unavailable music videos to the iPhone. The application replaces a system app developed by Apple that won’t be part of iOS...
YouTube launches its own iPhone application, iPad app coming next

Amazon hiring execs to make comedy and kids shows, possibly for

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Newly surfaced Amazon.com job postings provide some interesting clues about the company’s push into original programming. An Amazon unit called the People’s Production Company, an extension of its crowd-sourced Amazon Studios initiative, is seeking creative executives to develop half-hour comedy and kids shows “for online and traditional distribution.” As noted...
Amazon hiring execs to make comedy and kids shows, possibly for
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