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  • 1Password’s planned third-party app login feature makes it the first convenient iPhone password…

    30 July 2014, 10:07 pm by: Kif Leswing

    Thanks to new app interoperability features in iOS 8, 1Password will soon be able to log you in with a few taps. Previously, on iOS, users had to copy and paste passwords out of password manager apps.…
  • One tiny new app takes on social networking’s impossible noise overload problem

    30 July 2014, 8:19 pm by: Carmel DeAmicis

    New app Beehive goes where many tech companies have gone -- and failed -- before. It tries to clean up the "noisy" social media space by offering a single app feed that tracks six of your favorite Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook "friends."…
  • Twitter may be considering a Facebook-style feed — but would that help its growth or derail it?

    30 July 2014, 7:13 pm by: Mathew Ingram

    Twitter CEO Dick Costolo suggested during the company's earnings call that it is considering algorithmically-filtered features similar to Facebook's newsfeed, but some users say if it implements a Facebook-style approach they will leave…
  • Startup claims it’s revolutionizing personalization with deep learning

    30 July 2014, 5:09 pm by: Derrick Harris

    A Cambridge, Massachusetts, startup called Nara has released a service the company claims use “deep learning artificial intelligence” to improve online personalization. Essentially, the technology works by scouring customer databases and the web,…
  • FCC to Verizon: Your throttling had better be about managing congestion, not cash

    30 July 2014, 4:55 pm by: Stacey Higginbotham

    Apparently the chairman of the FCC isn't a fan of Verzion's plans to throttle the speeds of customers signed up for its unlimited plans, and has asked Verizon's CEO to justify that decision.…
  • Moving Hadoop beyond MapReduce

    30 July 2014, 4:36 pm by: <a href="http://research.gigaom.com/analyst/paul-miller/" rel="author">Paul Miller</a>

    Hadoop far more than the one-trick pony it was once characterized as, and with its new capabilities, businesses are using it to gain real insight and add real value.…
  • BitTorrent starts testing Bleep, its new P2P messaging platform

    30 July 2014, 2:00 pm by: Janko Roettgers

    BitTorrent's new P2P chat app is dubbed Bleep, and Windows users can now line up to become part of an invite-only test. BitTorrent starts testing Bleep, its new P2P messaging platform originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….
  • Snapchat reportedly in funding talks that value it at $10 billion, as much as Airbnb and Dropbox

    30 July 2014, 1:43 pm by: Carmel DeAmicis

    If a $3 billion acquisition offer shocked you, prepare to faint at the latest Snapchat news: The company is reportedly in financing talks that would value it at $10 billion. Investors are placing their bets that Snapchat is the next Facebook...or at least the…
  • First Data acquires Gyft, a digital gift card company beloved by bitcoin users

    30 July 2014, 1:18 pm by: Biz Carson

    Gyft, a mobile gift card company, announced Wednesday that it has been acquired by First Data, an Atlanta-based payments giant. The acquisition terms were not disclosed, as first reported by Pando Daily. While it’s not technically a major acquisition of a…
  • What to watch for in Tesla’s earnings tomorrow

    30 July 2014, 1:13 pm by: Katie Fehrenbacher

    Here's what I'll be hoping to hear from Tesla's earnings on Thursday. What to watch for in Tesla’s earnings tomorrow originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….
  • Powerful new patent service shows every US invention, and a new view of R&D relationships

    30 July 2014, 1:00 pm by: Jeff John Roberts

    The Patent Office is a huge trove of ideas and knowledge but much of that information has been hard to obtain. A startup's powerful visual and analytics tool could change that.…
  • The “right to be forgotten” can’t work on the internet, UK Lords argue

    30 July 2014, 12:40 pm by: David Meyer

    A House of Lords committee has slammed the "right to be forgotten" ruling of Europe's top court, as well as the interpretation of the concept that's in the new Data Protection Directive.…
  • Square readies a new Reader that will accept chip-based credit cards

    30 July 2014, 12:24 pm by: Kevin Fitchard

    The EMV transition is only a year away in the U.S. Square's merchants will be required to accept credit cards verified by embedded chips, and that means they'll need a new Square Reader.…
  • Hangouts now work without Google+ account, Apps users get 15-person video chat

    30 July 2014, 12:00 pm by: Janko Roettgers

    You won't need a Google+ profile anymore to use Google's Hangouts video chat, thanks to new updates that aim to make the video conferencing platform more appealing to businesses.…
  • Your Jawbone can share your location and your fitness app can leak your data

    30 July 2014, 12:00 pm by: Stacey Higginbotham

    It's not just your phone -- your fitness devices can be used to track your location as well, according to a new study from Symantec.…
  • Iceberg rescues Titanic: Content marketer launches fund for investigative journalism

    30 July 2014, 11:55 am by: Mathew Ingram

    Contently, a New York-based startup that specializes in content marketing, has launched a non-profit foundation that will use some of the revenue from its marketing business to fund investigative journalism…
  • Second-generation cloud architecture: breaking the application silo

    30 July 2014, 11:54 am by: <a href="http://research.gigaom.com/analyst/georgeanadiotis/" rel="author">George Anadiotis</a>

    Although the cloud provides the opportunity to finally close the application-integration circle, it can’t fix a broken architecture; so going forward, we need a new set of guidelines to build applications suitable for today’s business.…
  • Yes, your pre-schooler can program too

    30 July 2014, 11:42 am by: Barb Darrow

    ScratchJr is a programming language customized to help very young kids build interactive games and storage. Now a new iPad app brings it to that audience.…
  • Different quarter, same story: Sprint customers flee as network construction grinds on

    30 July 2014, 10:17 am by: Kevin Fitchard

    Sprint suffered another big subscriber loss last quarter as both prepaid and postpaid customers departed. Sprint continues to blame the exodus on its ongoing network upgrade.…
  • With Windows Phone 8.1 update, Cortana is going international

    30 July 2014, 10:14 am by: Kif Leswing

    Microsoft announced a major update to Windows Phone at a event in China. Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1 will bring localized Cortana support to both China and the UK.…
  • UK driverless car trials to begin within months

    30 July 2014, 9:52 am by: David Meyer

    The British government has given the all-clear for driverless cars to take to public roads from January 2015, when trials will begin in 3 cities.…
  • BitPay cuts transaction fees on starter plan, making bitcoin payment processing free (and unlimited)…

    30 July 2014, 9:30 am by: Biz Carson

    The Atlanta-based payment processor plans to announce today that it's dropped the 1 percent transaction fee on all starter plans.…
  • Amazon to pour $2B into its Indian retail business

    30 July 2014, 9:07 am by: Barb Darrow

    A day after Flipkart announced $1 billion in new funding for its Indian e-tail juggernaut, Amazon says it will invest $2 billion in its own Indian operations.…
  • FreedomPop starts selling tablets with free data and voice plans

    30 July 2014, 9:00 am by: Kevin Fitchard

    FreedomPop today started selling the iPad mini and the Samsung Tab 3, offering the same free voice and data plans available to its smartphone users.…
  • The chip firm behind Google’s Project Tango unveils its next-gen silicon

    30 July 2014, 9:00 am by: Stacey Higginbotham

    The company whose chip is bringing 3-D computer sight to a Google handset project has released a second generation SoC that would offer better vision with less of a battery drain.…
  • Upcoming Gigaom event: hospitals, heart rates and intuitive experiences at Structure Connect

    30 July 2014, 8:55 am by: Gigaom

    Structure Connect 2014 focuses on the internet of things, which connects everything from our hospitals to our heart rates to improve our day-to-day lives. Get to know three speakers who are innovating the next generation of IoT.…
  • Virgin Mobile intros a blank-slate smartphone plan you can customize any way you like

    30 July 2014, 8:30 am by: Kevin Fitchard

    Virgin Mobile’s new prepaid plan can be anything you want it to be from a bare-bones emergency calling service to a custom unlimited Facebook plan.…
  • Wait on Wink: Fixable flaws in this smart home hub, but a solid user interface on which to build

    30 July 2014, 8:00 am by: Stacey Higginbotham

    The Wink smart home hub launched this month, but it's not ready for the mainstream just yet. If it fixes its flaws though, it's software should make it a winner.…
  • Things with RFID chips in them will carry this logo in Europe, because privacy

    30 July 2014, 7:51 am by: David Meyer

    The logo is designed to make it clear to consumers when the goods they're carrying contain an RFID smart chip, and to bring retailers and healthcare and banking companies out of a legal "gray zone" when it comes to data protection.…
  • Tor attackers tried to peek into the Deep Web, anonymity network reveals

    30 July 2014, 7:06 am by: David Meyer

    After it identified a group of malicious relays that ran for over 5 months this year, Tor has issued a security advisory warning those running hidden services on its network to change up their locations, and those running Tor relays to make sure their software…

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