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IBM’s Watson for “important” decisions where you need an advisor

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Dan Cerruti, VP Watson Commercialization, IBM(c)2012 Pinar Ozger pinar@pinarozger.comIBM’s Watson will team up with Memorial Sloan Kettering this fall and plans to launch in a handful of cancer care centers this year, but Dan Cerutti, IBM’s GM of Watson Commercialization, said today at GigaOM Structure that Watson could be used...
IBM’s Watson for “important” decisions where you need an advisor

How IBM uses chaos theory, data and the internet of things to fix traffic

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While the internet of things is invading people’s homes, the manufacturing and industrial world has seen the promise of connected sensors and big data for years. IBM has been actively pulling together the pieces for that “industrial internet” with acquisitions of data analytics companies and investments in sensors to create...
How IBM uses chaos theory, data and the internet of things to fix traffic

Sprint buys up the rest of Clearwire for $2.2B

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Sprint followed through on its bid to buy the remaining portion of Clearwire that it doesn’t own, spending $2.2 billion or $2.97 per share, the operator announced Monday. The deal by Sprint, which already owned 51.7 percent of Clearwire, values the 4G provider at about $10 billion, including net debt and...
Sprint buys up the rest of Clearwire for $2.2B

Podcast: Securing the internet of things is like securing our borders. Impossible.

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Amid the excitement of the consumer and industrial internet of things, is a maelstrom of uncertainty. How will we secure the internet of things? What standards will prevail? What standards should prevail? How can we respect privacy and open up data? In this weeks podcast, featuring Woody Bensen, a general...
Podcast: Securing the internet of things is like securing our borders. Impossible.

Cisco buys VCider to boost its distributed cloud vision

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Cisco is buying vCider, a specialist in virtual network overlay technology (and a former GigaOM Structure LaunchPad finalist). The move is a response to  VMware’s acquisition of Nicira and its software-defined networking technology in July which has strained the once close partnership between Cisco and VMware. vCider’s technology works in much...
Cisco buys VCider to boost its distributed cloud vision

No, Twitter Didn't "Jump the Shark" During Last Night's Debate, Just Like It Didn't in 2009 or 2010

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As last night’s presidential debate sputtered to a close, one of the first articles published by Politico was a harsh judgement on Twitter’s role during the debates suggesting that the  social network had officially “jumped the shark.” For the uninitiated, the “jump the shark” metaphor is named for a “Happy Days”...
No, Twitter Didn't "Jump the Shark" During Last Night's Debate, Just Like It Didn't in 2009 or 2010

Happy Ending To The Joyent Lifetime Subscription Story

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Earlier this month Joyent announced that it would pull the plug on legacy “lifetime” hosting accounts. Now a long lost co-founder of the company is stepping up to honor the agreement. Back in 2004 Jason Hoffman co-founded two companies: Joyent, which at the time was a collaboration software-as-a-service for small...
Happy Ending To The Joyent Lifetime Subscription Story

Say goodbye to the connected device price gap. Adding connectivity will soon cost $5

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When it comes to connectivity, it’s clear that people want it and you can build some really cool stuff with connected devices. But right now consumers pay a pretty penny for the extra radios and microcontrollers associated with hooking a door lock, a thermostat or a lightbulb up to a...
Say goodbye to the connected device price gap. Adding connectivity will soon cost $5

Big Switch gains $20M in venture funding from Intel Capital

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Big Switch Networks, an early player in software-defined networking (SDN), has secured $20 million in Series B venture funding from Intel Capital. It plans to use the money to add employees and clients and develop more products. The new capital raise brings the total funding pool to more than $45...
Big Switch gains $20M in venture funding from Intel Capital

French ISP Free Blocks All Web Advertising

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Free, one of France's largest Internet providers, now blocks Internet advertising for all users by default. Not coincidentally, they're in a very public clash with Google. A French Internet service provider (ISP) with more than 5 million subscribers has taken the unusual step of blocking most web advertising. ISP...
French ISP Free Blocks All Web Advertising
Sonos gets $45 million in new cash, adds biggies to its board.

Podcast: What you really need to know before buying connected devices

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In my time talking to people about the internet of things, we sometimes get so excited about the possibilities of the technology that we forget about the consumer who has to install it or has their own vision for connected living that they are trying to implement. So this week...
Podcast: What you really need to know before buying connected devices

Wanted: Shiny, happy APIs (with a business rationale)

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Application programming interfaces (APIs) — specifications that allow applications to interoperate — are all the rage. But …”an API strategy is like an open-source strategy — it’ s not a means to itself — it needs to have a real business value,” said MuleSoft founder and CTO Ross Mason, speaking...
Wanted: Shiny, happy APIs (with a business rationale)

That's a lot of videos: YouTube now responsible for 17% of home Internet traffic

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YouTube is now responsible for 17.1 percent of all residential fixed-line downstream traffic in North America, according to Sandvine’s latest global internet phenomena report. The traffic management specialist’s report for the first half of 2013 still lists Netflix as the most popular bandwidth consumption pastime — 32.3 percent of all...
That's a lot of videos: YouTube now responsible for 17% of home Internet traffic

Skype 3.0 for Android: It's better, but still needs work

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Skype updated its client for Android devices on Tuesday, bringing improved audio quality to the video and voice calling application. Skype added support for its SILK audio codec which uses wideband audio for better sound. The new software version is also designed to work better on the larger screens of...
Skype 3.0 for Android: It's better, but still needs work

With 1M new downloads in 3 months, Node.js momentum just keeps on keeping on

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It’s not surprising that Strongloop would tout the traction Node.js is getting in the market – the startup was founded a few months ago to bring commercially supported versions of the language to Red Hat Linux, MacOS, Ubuntu and Windows. But even more neutral observers give the server-side JavaScript framework its due. After all,...
With 1M new downloads in 3 months, Node.js momentum just keeps on keeping on

Podcast: Shark Week for the Internet of Things

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Want to know how many fish there are in the sea? The amount of carbon dioxide in the water in the mid-Pacific? How about getting humpback whales a record deal? These are all projects that Liquid Robotics’ connected, sensor packed robots have undertaken. The company, which makes self-sufficient, autonomous ocean-going...
Podcast: Shark Week for the Internet of Things

NTT expands its IaaS geographies and touts its use of SDN

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NTT Communications is expanding its private enterprise cloud outside Asia with the addition of more data centers. The new is more than just a geographic expansion — it represents a full on production use case for software defined networking. A subsidiary of the NTT Group, NTT Communications announced its enterprise...
NTT expands its IaaS geographies and touts its use of SDN

AT&T's Dual-Sided Pipe is Bad for Developers

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AT&T may be instituting a "pay to play" program for mobile app developers in the next year where publishers would be responsible for paying for the bandwidth that consumers use on their mobile apps. The Wall Street Journal reported today that AT&T's head of network and technology John Donovan compared...
AT&T's Dual-Sided Pipe is Bad for Developers

What’s the mysterious new entertainment device that Google is testing?

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GigaOm today uncovered a pretty interesting tidbit about Google’s plans to test a new Wi-Fi and Bluetooth-enabled entertainment device in the homes of Google employees through July 17. The tests are to take place in Mountain View, California; New York, Cambridge, Massachusetts and Los Angeles. Reporter Stacey Higginbotham wonders if the application...
What’s the mysterious new entertainment device that Google is testing?

Intel moves forward on new Avoton microserver chips and rack innovations

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Intel is just a few months away from production of new chips targeting the microserver market, and more powerful chips for other applications are on the way, Diane Bryant, senior vice president and general manager of Intel’s data center and connected systems group, is expected to say at the Intel...
Intel moves forward on new Avoton microserver chips and rack innovations

Pure Storage scoops up $40M in validation of all-flash push

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Pure Storage netted $40 million in Series D funding and will use it to build out European operations and staff up its sales, marketing and engineering teams. The new round, led by Index Ventures with contributions from current backers Greylock Partners, Redpoint Ventures and Sutter Hill Ventures, brings total capital raised...
Pure Storage scoops up $40M in validation of all-flash push

What Will Peter Pham Do Next?

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Peter Pham was the 5th employee hired at photo sharing site Photobucket. 18 months later the then giant site was acquired by Fox Interactive Media for a reported $300 million. Then Pham joined the Boards of Advisors of a number of high-profile startups, including live video streaming service UStream.tv and...
What Will Peter Pham Do Next?

ICYMI Podcasts: Real Chrome apps, a history of IoT and Google I/O 2013

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Another week full of tech news means another week of GigaOM podcasts filled with analysis and commentary. Here’s a summary of what you might have missed, along with links to our audio episodes. On the GigaOM Chrome Show, Chris Albrecht and I chatted with special guest, Joe Marini. As a...
ICYMI Podcasts: Real Chrome apps, a history of IoT and Google I/O 2013

Open Compute Project names hackathon winner

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A wireless monitoring system for servers beat out six other inventions to win the Open Compute Project’s first hackathon for hardware, held at last week’s Open Compute Summit in Santa Clara, Calif. The Open Compute Project just added a post to its blog about the news. I wrote about the hackathon, while...
Open Compute Project names hackathon winner

ICYMI Podcasts: Chromebooks on sale, connected cornfields and Google's iOS strategy

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This week’s GigaOM podcasts were full of useful information, starting with the GigaOM Chrome Show. Besides a recommended extension of the week and several Chrome tips — including where to buy a Chromebook for $185! — I share experiences and features on the newest Chrome OS Dev channel. On the...
ICYMI Podcasts: Chromebooks on sale, connected cornfields and Google's iOS strategy

We’re cleaning up the place

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If you come to GigaOM on a regular basis, you may notice that we’ve done a little tidying up around here, or specifically, up there. As of today, we’ve simplified our top navigation, removing the Collaboration and Broadband channels. All the archived content from those channels will remain on the...
We’re cleaning up the place
That Google mystery device? It’s basically a Sonos

IoT Podcast: Why the Hue internet light bulb is a bright idea

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If you visit the Apple store you might see a sleek, black package of three lightbulbs by Philips that advertise themselves as being colorful and connected. You might then look at the $200 price tag and walk away. But as George Yianni, the creator of the Hue and a systems...
IoT Podcast: Why the Hue internet light bulb is a bright idea

Watson now officially fighting cancer, from the cloud

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After about a year of training its Watson system on more than 600,000 pieces of medical evidence and 2 million pages of medical research, IBM is now offering a cloud-based Watson service to help oncologists develop the best-possible treatments for cancer patients. Watson schooling our own Stacey Higginbotham at Jeopardy...
Watson now officially fighting cancer, from the cloud
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