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The Commutist episode 2: Apple's event and why an LTE iPhone is a big deal

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The Commutist is a weekly GigaOM podcast giving you all the tech news and analysis you need to know on your way into work. With Apple’s big iPhone 5 event this week, what other tech news is there to cover? We give you the big takeaways and explain why Apple’s...
The Commutist episode 2: Apple's event and why an LTE iPhone is a big deal

IO taps McLaren to speed up its modular data centers

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Web giants such as Facebook, eBay and Google like to boast of the power-usage effectiveness (PUE) inside their data centers, but it’s rare to see cloud providers and other data center operators talking about how efficient they are with when it comes to using power. IO Data Centers markets the...
IO taps McLaren to speed up its modular data centers

HP earnings: 6 lowlights

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Listening to Hewlett-Packard’s third quarter earnings call, you had to wonder if Meg Whitman was wishing she was somewhere — anywhere — else. Nine months into her stint as Hewlett-Packard sixth CEO in seven years (that tally includes two interim CEOs),  the company remains challenged by macroeconomic issues in China, the...
HP earnings: 6 lowlights

Live blog: Facebook's new Home on Android

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After years of rumors about a Facebook phone, the company is going to be addressing mobile in a big way Thursday morning at its headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif., with plans to discuss “our new Home on Android,” according to invitations sent out last week. The event starts at 10am...
Live blog: Facebook's new Home on Android

The Startup That's Obviously For Sexting, Snapchat, Just Raised A Boatload Of Money At A Huge Valuation

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Snapchat, the real-time photo sharing app that we've been obsessing over, is reportedly raising an $8 million round led by Benchmark Capital, Om Malik of GigaOm reports. The rumoured valuation is close to $50 million, according to Malik. It's also likely that Matt Cohler, who sat on Instagram's board of...
The Startup That's Obviously For Sexting, Snapchat, Just Raised A Boatload Of Money At A Huge Valuation

Apple's Academy Awards iPad ad features app that helped documentary win Oscar

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Apple aired a new iPad ad during yesterday’s Academy Awards that featured its typical ‘let the device do the talking’ setup. The device displays a series of apps that a disembodied hand interacts with and there are a series of buzzwords that relate to those apps. But the ad also...
Apple's Academy Awards iPad ad features app that helped documentary win Oscar

Why performance will help Google steal cloud customers from Amazon

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This week’s announcement by Google of its new Google Compute Engine cloud offering is a big deal, and GigaOM’s coverage to date has been pretty spot on. However, having read the excellent coverage by Om Malik and Derrick Harris, as well as some interesting analysis on other sites (like here and here), I’m stuck with...
Why performance will help Google steal cloud customers from Amazon

Foursquare's Crowley wants to take on Yelp, Google and Harry Potter

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Dennis Crowely, the founder and CEO of Foursquare, isn’t happy with the status of today’s mobile hardware. He thinks it’s standing in the way of creating a Harry Potter-style Marauder’s Map that will tell you where your friends are and where you might want to grab your next bite to...
Foursquare's Crowley wants to take on Yelp, Google and Harry Potter

Analysts: Smartphone buyers will benefit from changing chipset market

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The mobile chipset market is in a state of flux with a number of key vendors struggling, but analysts say the result of the turmoil will be more advanced high-end smartphones and cheaper low-end devices. On Monday, chip maker ST-Ericsson was dealt a blow as co-owner STMicroelectronics decided to...
Analysts: Smartphone buyers will benefit from changing chipset market

1D's Zayn deletes Twitter account

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One Direction's Zayn Malik deletes his Twitter profile telling fans he is "sick of all the useless opinions and hate"....
1D's Zayn deletes Twitter account
Matt Mullenweg and the Cult of WordPress

GigaOM acquires paidContent

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Guardian News & Media to take minority stake in US media and technology network as part of sale for undisclosed sumThe digital media news website paidContent has been acquired by the US media and technology network, GigaOM.Guardian News & Media confirmed on Wednesday that paidContent had been purchased by GigaOM...
GigaOM acquires paidContent

RoadMap 2012 live coverage

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When we first got our hands on computers, we weren’t concerned as much about how they looked as opposed to what they could do to make our lives better. Same goes for the early days of the web, when simply publishing something that anyone in the world could read was...
RoadMap 2012 live coverage
One-third of all Android devices are sold in China

Your Guide to Getting Retweeted by Amanda Bynes

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Your coveted destination: Amanda Bynes’s Twitter feed. Perez Hilton sympathizers need not apply. Internet users are probably well-versed by now in the glory that is Amanda Bynes’s Twitter account. One hardly needs to spend a minute scrolling through her Twitter feed before encountering a booty call to Drake, a death...
Your Guide to Getting Retweeted by Amanda Bynes
From pizza museums to Sundance films: Kickstarter 2012 projects collect $274M

EMC's Paul Maritz: it takes leadership to move companies toward a data-driven future

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It would be easy to think that moving companies toward a future in data would be a technological challenge, but Paul Maritz, EMC’s chief strategist and a key member of its Pivotal Initiative spin-off, took a different approach: it’s about human leadership. Speaking with Om Malik on Wednesday in New York for...
EMC's Paul Maritz: it takes leadership to move companies toward a data-driven future

Kickstarter Has Handled the First Part of the Hype Cycle Admirably. Now Comes the Tricky Part.

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Kickstarter is notoriously press shy. This interview with Om Malik is one of the rare glimpses inside the company I’ve seen. A search on Google News turns up mostly stories about Kickstarter projects and crowd funding platforms pitching themselves as the “Kickstarter of fill-in-the-blank.” Having rampant copycats is a sign you’ve...
Kickstarter Has Handled the First Part of the Hype Cycle Admirably. Now Comes the Tricky Part.

Rating the legacy of outgoing FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski

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After almost four years in the role, FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski said Friday that he was stepping down.During his four years as the head of the FCC, he failed to stop a stunning loss of regulatory authority as a result of a court case started by his predecessor, and made...
Rating the legacy of outgoing FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski

Amazon's Vogels on 21st-century apps and "IT life events"

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Maybe big businesses really do understand cloud computing after all. When I sat down with Amazon CTO Werner Vogels at the Amazon Web Services re:Invent conference on Wednesday, we began the discussion by talking about applications designed to take advantage of everything the cloud has to offer in terms of...
Amazon's Vogels on 21st-century apps and "IT life events"

Live blog: Apple's WWDC keynote starts 10 a.m. PT Monday

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It feels like forever since we’ve done one of these, doesn’t it? It’s actually only been seven months. But still! That’s a really long gap between Apple events. So on Monday just before 10 a.m. PT, we’ll be kicking off our live blogging coverage of the opening keynote for WWDC...
Live blog: Apple's WWDC keynote starts 10 a.m. PT Monday

Google Maps gets more detail in Europe, Africa and Asia, including attractions, roads and ferry routes

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Google has announced a slew of updates to its perennially popular (and ubiquitous) Maps service, as it rolls out more details and information for Croatia, Czech Republic, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Lesotho, Macau, Portugal, San Marino, Singapore and Vatican City. Following on from the updates it rolled out last year for...
Google Maps gets more detail in Europe, Africa and Asia, including attractions, roads and ferry routes
After a $41M loan, Foursquare still needs to prove it's an actual business

RT @womenstennis: New from WTB: Indian Sania Mirza to marry Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik in April: Indian tennis star Sania Mir... http://bit.ly/9PfaO6

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RT @womenstennis: New from WTB: Indian Sania Mirza to marry Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik in April: Indian tennis star Sania Mir... http://bit.ly/9PfaO6

Priceline for health: PokitDok launches on mobile

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Comparison shopping is commonplace when it comes to buying airplane tickets, electronics and other big ticket items. But a growing number of startups are trying to make it easier to bring that practice – and mentality — to healthcare. One of the newer cost-conscious startups, PokitDok, launched a mobile app...
Priceline for health: PokitDok launches on mobile

Snapchat Hiring Massive Sales Team, Said To Be Raising $100M At A Near $1B Valuation To Pay Them

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Snapchat is aggressively recruiting sales people from Stanford as well as USC for its impending debut of a monetization scheme, we’ve discovered. Meanwhile it’s raising $100 million at a valuation as high as $1 billion to pay them, as well as buy more servers and hire other talent to power...
Snapchat Hiring Massive Sales Team, Said To Be Raising $100M At A Near $1B Valuation To Pay Them

Occupy movement takes over parts of London Stock Exchange

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Activists join with Anonymous in demonstration at LSE and Paternoster Square as part of May Day protestsAround 50 activists have occupied parts of the London Stock Exchange and Paternoster square as part of May Day protests in London.Members of the Occupy movement and Anonymous – better known for its online...
Occupy movement takes over parts of London Stock Exchange

Zayn Malik's mum is hitting back at Twitter trolls

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Those who abuse the One Direction star had better take care. His mum is on the warpath and she is not the only defensive parentAs Twitter trolling continues to evolve, or devolve, there is a compelling argument for more sophisticated disciplinary measures than the good old "block and report". I...
Zayn Malik's mum is hitting back at Twitter trolls

Instagram Can Soon Sell Your Photos Without Your Permission

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All your photo are belong to us, says the Facebook-owned photo-sharing site. But a backlash over privacy changes is already going strong, including from Zuck's wedding photog. Instagram has just revealed its new data policy-- and it's a move that may have its more privacy-sensitive users deleting their accounts....
Instagram Can Soon Sell Your Photos Without Your Permission

Ev Williams on Medium: We'd rather be HBO than mass market programming

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The fact that just a small percentage of Twitter users create the vast majority of content on the site is often raised as a criticism of the whole platform. But Evan Williams, the co-founder of Twitter and, more recently, The Obvious Corporation, thinks the site’s balance of content creators to consumers...
Ev Williams on Medium: We'd rather be HBO than mass market programming
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