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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

What you missed this week on GigaOM Pro

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With news of earnings calls, and GigaOM’s recent coverage of data centers and big data fresh on everyone’s minds, the latest research content on GigaOM Pro this week looks at the near-term prospects for both future and legacy technologies. The market for wearable-computing devices, data center energy use concerns and proved to...
What you missed this week on GigaOM Pro

Funding the Impractical: Yuri Milner Creates $27M Foundation to Reward Physicists

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Well, this is a different side of Yuri Milner… The famed Russian tech investor and founder of Russian Web giant Mail.ru, has launched the Milner Foundation, with the aim of doing nothing more than advancing our knowledge of the universe. The $27 million foundation will annually award $3 million to fundamental...
Funding the Impractical: Yuri Milner Creates $27M Foundation to Reward Physicists

Why Google or Facebook Buying Your Favorite Startup Means It's Probably Toast

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Again and again, the web giants buy cool stuff--then shut it down. Here's a look at their reasons for doing so....
Why Google or Facebook Buying Your Favorite Startup Means It's Probably Toast

A brief guide to tech lobbyists in Europe

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In the last few years, lobbying by web giants like Google and Facebook has increased dramatically on both sides of the Atlantic. As noted by the Financial Times, Facebook’s spending in Washington trebled in 2012 — and similar expansion has also been seen in Europe. That’s no surprise, perhaps: with...
A brief guide to tech lobbyists in Europe
Data Centers: What Do Google and Goldman Sachs Have in Common? More Than You Think
Zynga on its Mobile plans: We are working on it

PRO: Flash analysis: future opportunities for Pinterest

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In late March GigaOM Pro conducted a survey for GigaOM readers to get their opinion on the social network and its competitive prospects. This report examines the results of the survey, from Pinterest’s demographic breakdown and future expectations to possible monetization strategies. It also includes a discussion of the larger...
PRO: Flash analysis: future opportunities for Pinterest
Spain challenges Google with 'right to be forgotten' in EU

Redesigned PayDragon Brings Instant Mobile Commerce and Free Delivery to Household Items

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With the bulk of the traditional ecommerce landscape already divided up among the largest of Web giants, the title for king of the mobile commerce hill is up for grabs. Scrappy Y-Combinator alumni PayDragon has designs on claiming that crown and it’s employing some seriously unconventional methods to make it...
Redesigned PayDragon Brings Instant Mobile Commerce and Free Delivery to Household Items

Google, Facebook and Twitter ordered to delete photos of James Bulger killers

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Police action follows attorney general's threat to prosecute people uploading pictures claiming to be of Jon VenablesGoogle, Facebook and Twitter have been ordered by the police to remove photographs purporting to show one of James Bulger's killers.The police intervention came after the attorney general threatened to prosecute those who uploaded...
Google, Facebook and Twitter ordered to delete photos of James Bulger killers
Now Google must face its own moment of crisis.

Putting a priority on privacy

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Government offices and Web giants team on privacy efforts, while Google gets slammed for privacy. Also: Microsoft Office app for iPad? [Read more]...
Putting a priority on privacy

Data center rivals Facebook and Google pump $700M in new construction into Iowa

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Data center nerds got two big announcements today with both Google and Facebook announcing big projects. Facebook’s new data center construction in Iowa is the fourth data center for the search giant, while Google’s Iowa expansion carriers a higher price tag. But the dueling news releases also highlight a growing...
Data center rivals Facebook and Google pump $700M in new construction into Iowa

FTC Chairman Leibowitz: More Privacy Could Actually Bring Bigger Revenues For Web Giants

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Privacy guidelines such as the “Do Not Track” option proposed by the Federal Trade Commission does not necessarily mean the end of the kind of targeted online ads that have brought such riches to web companies over the past decade. In fact, FTC Chairman Jon Leibowitz says, more privacy on...
FTC Chairman Leibowitz: More Privacy Could Actually Bring Bigger Revenues For Web Giants
Mobile: Masterminds Behind PHP Tackle Mobile Development

Obama is like Apple, Google and Facebook: a once hip brand tainted by Prism | Jonathan Freedland:

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The president and the web giants are disgraced by this scandal. But we made it possible - by becoming informants on ourselvesAmong the guests at the fabled Bilderberg meeting, held this weekend just outside London, are the top brass of Google, Amazon and Microsoft. How appropriate they should be there,...
Obama is like Apple, Google and Facebook: a once hip brand tainted by Prism | Jonathan Freedland:

Trickle-Down Web Innovation Breathes New Life Into Enterprise IT

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IBM spends over $1.5B every quarter in research and development (R&D) expenses. SAP? Closer to $700M. Oracle? Assuming we don't count the tens of billions it spends buying other companies, its actual quarterly R&D budget comes in just over $1B - around $900M. Microsoft, which has printed billions of dollars...
Trickle-Down Web Innovation Breathes New Life Into Enterprise IT

Mobile messaging apps are gaining on Facebook in Asia, as Line hits 10m users in Thailand

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It’s been more than a week since Facebook was linked with the possible acquisition of WhatsApp. While the industry has moved on quickly — such is life when rumor and news break aplenty — the speculation has raised awareness of the significance of mobile chat apps and the steam that...
Mobile messaging apps are gaining on Facebook in Asia, as Line hits 10m users in Thailand
Red Hat: The Software Industry's Choice Is 'Open Or Die'

14 Big Data Startups You're Going To Be Hearing A Lot More About

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For all the hype around "big data"--or tech that crunches through massive amounts of emails, tweets, video and other files to find useful information--some startups aren't yet making tons of noise.  That's probably not going to be the case for much longer. Startups that got funding a couple of years...
14 Big Data Startups You're Going To Be Hearing A Lot More About

Fusion-io takes its flash cards for Web giants to smaller companies

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Fusion-io has taken the flash storage cards it's been making for its biggest customers and turned them into products that almost any company can buy. The new product, called Fusion ioScale, is based on the same design that Fusion-io makes in the thousands for major Web companies that build...
Fusion-io takes its flash cards for Web giants to smaller companies
Amazon, Google rivalry expected to escalate in 2013

Why retailers want to take the wheel on mobile payments

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When cellular carriers, banks, credit card companies, web giants and start-ups eye the opportunity in mobile payments, they imagine themselves making gobs of money by selling retailers on the merits of their technology. Turns out the retailers might have their own plans. According to a report in the Wall Street Journal,...
Why retailers want to take the wheel on mobile payments
MP to Google: "You do do evil" when it comes to tax

Obama Administration Unveils Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights

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President Barack Obama is about to tear the wrapping off an apparent gift to Internet privacy advocates, the Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights. The bill's goal is to "protect all Americans from having their information misused by giving users new legal and technical tools to safeguard their privacy" from user data...
Obama Administration Unveils Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights
NoSQL Rebels Aim Missile At Larry Ellison's Yacht
Tickets for PandoMonthly LA with Elon Musk ON SALE NOW!
Using cloud services? 40% of you aren’t ready for the next outage

Google and Facebook must wait until August to contest “objectionable content” case in India

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Google and Facebook must wait until August before they are able to challenge an Indian legal case accusing them of failing to adequately remove objectionable content in the country, the Wall Street Journal reports. The New Delhi High Court handling the case has adjourned the firms’ petition until August, but...
Google and Facebook must wait until August to contest “objectionable content” case in India
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