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GigaOm Chrome Show: The weekly podcast pivots to all things Chrome

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After receiving numerous questions on our weekly call-in podcast about GoogleChromebooks and the Chrome OS, it became clear that listeners were interested in all things Chrome. So in the words of Silicon Valley: we’re pivoting! Welcome to the inaugural GigaOm Chrome podcast, where we’ll discuss all things Chrome on a...
GigaOm Chrome Show: The weekly podcast pivots to all things Chrome

T-Mobile gets a Nokia exclusive of questionable value: the Lumia 810

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There’s a pattern forming here. Nokia is more than willing to give T-Mobile USA exclusives on its new devices. It’s just that the devices that T-mobile receives really are hardly “exclusive” when compared to the flagship Lumias that wind up in AT&T’s hands. On Monday, T-Mobile revealed it will have...
T-Mobile gets a Nokia exclusive of questionable value: the Lumia 810

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

Podcast: Blackberry's in a jam, no Facebook phone and Netflix's excellent adventure

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It’s a special edition of the GigaOM Podcast this week as we welcome our very first non-GigaOM guest! After we talk with Kevin Tofel about RIM Blackberry’s Hail Mary event and Eliza Kern about Facebook’s move into mobile, we talk with Prof. Bob Sutton, author of the books Good Boss,...
Podcast: Blackberry's in a jam, no Facebook phone and Netflix's excellent adventure
My review of the new iPad Reviews. How Meta!

Wow. Former Windows phone exec to head Amazon's mystery mobile project

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Which is odder: That Amazon, the Kindle company, hired a guy named Kindel to head up a new stealth mobile development project? Or that Amazon hired a Windows phone guy to head a mobile project? That’s what’s happened.  As Geekwire reported on Monday — and yes it dispensed with the...
Wow. Former Windows phone exec to head Amazon's mystery mobile project

BlackBerry 10 smartphone launch gets a few cheers, a bunch of jeers and a lot of meh

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Research In Motion, the perennial also-ran of the smartphone world, took a bold step towards reversing its declining fortunes on Wednesday, with the launch of its new BlackBerry 10 line of phones — and a surprising re-branding of the company that will see it become BlackBerry instead of RIM. Amid...
BlackBerry 10 smartphone launch gets a few cheers, a bunch of jeers and a lot of meh

This Internal Apple Email From 2011 Got The Attention Of Everyone In The Court Room Yesterday

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The Apple-Samsung case picked up yesterday. Of particular interest was an email exchange among Apple executives from January 24, 2011. "This made up just a very small part of a cross-examination of Scott Forstall, Apple's head of iOS software at Apple, but it was enough to get the attention of...
This Internal Apple Email From 2011 Got The Attention Of Everyone In The Court Room Yesterday
Apple and RIM hit with patent suit for “drag,” “tap” and “scroll”

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

Commutist podcast: iPad Mini and iMac gets skinny

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Apple is slimming down and bulking up for a combative holiday season with a new iPad Mini, iPad, iMac, Mac Mini and more. Erica Ogg was at the event and gives us the skinny on the minis and Kevin Tofel breaks away from his victory lap to give us his...
Commutist podcast: iPad Mini and iMac gets skinny
Here's the real theme of Google I/O: Service unification between Chrome and Android

Podcast: Q&A, Google Voice on Windows Phone? Chromebook on iMac? AirPlay v. Bluetooth?

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With the mobile market becoming a central part of everyone’s lives, it should make things simple, right? Not so fast: All this mobile tech can be equally as confusing with different platforms, networks, devices and more. That’s the idea behind our newest GigaOm podcast. You can call in or tweet...
Podcast: Q&A, Google Voice on Windows Phone? Chromebook on iMac? AirPlay v. Bluetooth?

Meet The Commutist, our new weekly podcast

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Om has long described GigaOM as not just a media company — but an information company. And part of our job is to get that information to you wherever you may be. As we consume more content on-the-go, we figured it was high time to get into the podcast game....
Meet The Commutist, our new weekly podcast
Verizon turns on Razrs’ GSM radios, pushes out Android 4.0 upgrade
Samsung isn't playing favorites: MVNO Ting will get the Galaxy S 4 on day 1

Swype takes SwiftKey head on, debuting on Google Play

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Swype and SwiftKey have long competed for Android users’ attention, each proffering their own version of an intelligent touchscreen keyboards. But SwiftKey has always had a big advantage: easy availability. Anyone can go to Google Play and download the SwiftKey software onto their Android smartphones or tablets. Swype’s maker Nuance...
Swype takes SwiftKey head on, debuting on Google Play
Data now 85% of mobile traffic, but 39% of revenue – what gives?

AT&T sees a brighter Q2, projecting 500,000 new contract subscribers

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AT&T didn’t have the greatest first quarter. It sold a lot of smartphones, but it only brought in 296,000 new contract customers, less than half of archrival Verizon’s 677,000. But things are looking up in the current quarter. AT&T is projecting 500,000 net postpaid additions when it reports its Q2...
AT&T sees a brighter Q2, projecting 500,000 new contract subscribers

Apple settles lawsuit over apps aimed at kids -- will pay $5 iTunes credit or cash

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Did your kid rack up  charges on Apple’s app store without your permission? You may be in luck: the company says it will pay to settle a lawsuit over so-called “bait apps,” which are games that can be downloaded for free but then charge for “game currency” like virtual goods or...
Apple settles lawsuit over apps aimed at kids -- will pay $5 iTunes credit or cash

Big data needs people, leaders and real-time analytics: A Structure:Data 2013 recap

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In the afterglow of GigaOM’s Structure:Data conference this week, a few big-picture trends and surprising quotes stuck with us. Data needs people, my friend Despite the much-discussed power of data, there are roles for people to play in big data projects. Data increasingly influences companies’ decision making processes, but several...
Big data needs people, leaders and real-time analytics: A Structure:Data 2013 recap

Call in podcast: Samsung smartwatches and Galaxy S 4 features in Galaxy Note 2

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It’s another edition of the weekly call-in show where we answer your tech questions. We start off the show with some commentary on Samsung’s reported smartwatch and then answer questions about a merger between Chrome OS and Android, unsubsidized phones and software updates, Google Reader options and Galaxy S 4...
Call in podcast: Samsung smartwatches and Galaxy S 4 features in Galaxy Note 2
Facebook "acqhires" Spool team, gains mobile talent

Apple begins shipping new iPod touch, deliveries expected from October 15

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Apple has begun alerting customers around the world that their iPod touch orders are shipping, with a expected delivery dates from October 15th. GigaOm reports that the fifth-generation iPod is scheduled to hit the US on that date, although we have seen reports that customers in Canada are slated to...
Apple begins shipping new iPod touch, deliveries expected from October 15

Our Google I/O 2012 live coverage is here

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After a month dominated by Apple’s introduction of iOS 6 and Microsoft’s surprise airing of the Surface tablet, it’s Google’s turn to take the stage at Google I/O 2012 in order to share a vision of the future of computing, and we’ll be providing live coverage from the Wednesday...
Our Google I/O 2012 live coverage is here

So how many Nexus 7 tablets did Google sell?

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Earlier this morning when I was scanning through Google’s third quarter 2012 earnings, I noticed that revenue in Google’s “Other” category came in at $666 million, versus $385 million in Q3 2011. It was such a substantial jump that I pinged a couple of Wall Street analysts, wondering if they...
So how many Nexus 7 tablets did Google sell?

Mobilize 2012 live coverage

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Five years after the launch of the iPhone, it’s clearly a mobile world. The PC industry is shaking in its boots as consumers and businesses adopt a more lightweight style of computing by the millions, and perhaps the most astonishing thing about the mobile revolution is much of the story...
Mobilize 2012 live coverage

GigaOM Chrome Show 7: Playing Skee ball with a Chromebook and an iPhone: score!

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On this week’s podcast, we spend a bit more time talking about the Chromebook Pixel as Chris has traded up from an old Samsung to the newest Chromebook. And the experience starts out with a Chrome experiment that you can try on any computer and phone that have the Chrome...
GigaOM Chrome Show 7: Playing Skee ball with a Chromebook and an iPhone: score!

Weekend listening: 128 GB iPad? Kickstarter and Creativity and no a-holes

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In case you missed any of our thrilling podcasts this week, this is your chance to catch up! There’s something here for everyone: Kickstarter CEO Perry Chen talks about creativity and crowdfunding. (download) Kevin Tofel answers your questions about gadgets. For instance, who should get a 128 GB iPad? (download)...
Weekend listening: 128 GB iPad? Kickstarter and Creativity and no a-holes
Android is just the beginning: How Bluetooth is preparing for the internet of things
× Just a test of the new info bar. What do you think?