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  • Goodbye, Google Enterprise; hello, Google for Work

    2 September 2014, 2:33 pm by: Barb Darrow

    The Google rebranding is meant to advance the notion that users use the same tools at home and on the job. Goodbye, Google Enterprise; hello, Google for Work originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…
  • The power of Instagram’s Hyperlapse, in one clever video

    2 September 2014, 2:27 pm by: Carmel DeAmicis

    This two-minute video shows how Hyperlapse changes the nature of video storytelling. The power of Instagram’s Hyperlapse, in one clever video originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…
  • Preview Android’s new look with these Google-approved apps

    2 September 2014, 2:21 pm by: Kif Leswing

    Google updated its Beautiful Design collection, a list of selected apps on Google Play with a focus on design details. This batch features several apps that are already sporting UI elements from Google's new Material Design language.…
  • It ain’t over yet: Carriers circle T-Mobile in the aftermath of Sprint’s failed bid

    2 September 2014, 1:26 pm by: Kevin Fitchard

    Sprint-T-Mobile may be dead, but there are potentially many more companies that would like to hyphenate their names with T-Mo. France's Iliad is preparing a new offer, while Dish Network lurks in the wings.…
  • Meizu’s new $300 phone for the Chinese market comes with a surprisingly nice Sony camera

    2 September 2014, 1:19 pm by: Kif Leswing

    Meizu, a handset maker focused on China, packs a 1152 x 1920 screen and a 20-megapixel Sony camera into its latest $300 smartphone, but it uses a less desirable MediaTek chip.…
  • Fewer companies are hiring ‘data scientists,’ but data science is still hot

    2 September 2014, 12:36 pm by: Derrick Harris

    According to statistics from job site Indeed.com, postings including the phrase "data scientist" are dropping like a rock, while those including the phrases "data science" and "big data" are on the rise. It might signal a realization by employers that those…
  • Word to IBM: Let’s lose the long-term earnings guidance and move on

    2 September 2014, 12:32 pm by: Barb Darrow

    UBS Analyst Steven Milunovich urges IBM to scale back on long-term EPS forecasts and focus on more important, strategic things.…
  • Nexus 9 keyboard case and 4:3 aspect ratio suggest productivity focus for Google’s next tablet

    2 September 2014, 12:26 pm by: Kevin C. Tofel

    While the Nexus 7 and its 16:10 aspect ratio is great for content consumption, it's not ideal for productivity in landscape mode. Perhaps that's why Google may make the Nexus 9 with a 4:3 aspect and an optional keyboard folio case.…
  • Design’s disappearing act: how to simplify complex, data-rich products

    2 September 2014, 12:04 pm by: Katie Fehrenbacher

    Really great design disappears. So how do you build that into a complex product? Come learn how from the best designer thinkers in the tech industry at Gigaom's experience design conference Roadmap 2014.…
  • Gigaom Research webinar: Continuous delivery: driving business agility, improving business execution…

    2 September 2014, 11:55 am by: Gigaom

    CD is about developing a process from code to test to stage to deployment in production with historical traceability for control, security and compliance. It drives business agility by enabling companies to deliver better software, faster and incrementally…
  • HP Stream 7 tablet will reportedly help Microsoft’s attack on the value segment

    2 September 2014, 10:54 am by: Kevin C. Tofel

    As Microsoft gets serious about competing at the low-end by eliminating Windows licensing fees for some devices, it hopes to attract more interest from hardware partners. It looks like the strategy is working well with HP, which is expected to offer a €179…
  • Acronis buys Dutch cloud backup outfit BackupAgent

    2 September 2014, 10:10 am by: David Meyer

    BackupAgent has promised its customers, who resell its cloud backup products, that they will see a "smooth and pleasant" transitions as the two firms' platforms merge.…
  • Break out that old HP TouchPad or Nexus 4: webOS port launches as LuneOS

    2 September 2014, 10:08 am by: Kevin C. Tofel

    What is dead may never die. Perhaps that's why Palm's webOS continues to find new life in enthusiast projects such as LuneOS, a in-progress port of webOS for the HP TouchPad tablet and Nexus 4 handset.…
  • Reddit dips its toes back into mobile with Ask Me Anything app

    2 September 2014, 10:02 am by: Mathew Ingram

    Reddit has largely avoided the mobile space since its last attempt at a dedicated app failed in 2011, but now the site has launched an app focused on one of its most popular features, the Ask Me Anything interviews…
  • Sony commits to the AllSeen Alliance as did Electrolux

    2 September 2014, 10:01 am by: Stacey Higginbotham

    The AllSeen Alliance is like train that is picking up steam as it signs Sony as a member on Tuesday after last week announcing top appliance maker Electrolux. The Alliance, which is promoting the AllJoyn notification standard for the internet of things, now…
  • Swatch will release a touchscreen smartwatch next summer

    2 September 2014, 9:22 am by: Kif Leswing

    Swatch CEO Nick Hayek said to expect a "Swatch Touch" smartwatch next summer. He also hinted that Swatch is providing "tiny parts" to Apple.…
  • Microsoft again defies US order to hand over data from overseas server

    2 September 2014, 9:22 am by: Jeff John Roberts

    Can U.S. search warrants, which traditionally only apply to places within American borders, cover emails held on a server in Ireland? A new court ruling shows how Microsoft and the U.S. government continue to clash on the issue.…
  • A just-granted Apple patent looks like the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 radial menu

    2 September 2014, 9:12 am by: Kevin C. Tofel

    Given the prior litigation between Samsung and Apple, it's interesting that the latter has patents on the radial menu design used by the former. Let's see if the Galaxy Note 4 keeps the same interface or if Samsung decides to make a change.…
  • To simplify whole-home audio, Sonos starts to embrace your Wi-Fi router

    2 September 2014, 9:00 am by: Janko Roettgers

    Internet-connected speakers from Sonos now work directly with your Wi-Fi router, eliminating the need to also use the company's Bridge devices for dedicated wireless audio networks.…
  • Sponsored post: LogMeIn’s Click2Fix revolutionizes mobile device support

    2 September 2014, 8:55 am by: Gigaom

    LogMeIn Rescue delivers powerful on-demand remote support to users and devices anywhere, anytime, and from more devices than any other remote support solution.…
  • Compuware sells itself to Thoma Bravo for about $2.5B

    2 September 2014, 8:39 am by: Barb Darrow

    Updated: Private equity player Thoma Bravo is acquiring Compuware in a deal worth about $2.5 billion Compuware sells itself to Thoma Bravo for about $2.5B originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…
  • FBI and Apple investigate nude celebrity photo hack

    2 September 2014, 6:02 am by: David Meyer

    The FBI is investigating last weekend’s leak of nude photos of several actresses and celebrities, including Jennifer Lawrence and Kate Upton. The shots appeared on 4chan on Sunday, and it currently looks like the poster purloined them from the victims’…
  • German court orders Uber to suspend services across the country

    2 September 2014, 3:34 am by: David Meyer

    It's not the first ban Uber's faced in Germany, but it is the first country-wide ban and the stakes are much higher this time -- up to €250,000 per infraction, plus possible jail time.…
  • In praise of a subscription plan on your smart home and wild Apple speculation

    2 September 2014, 3:00 am by: Stacey Higginbotham

    What will Apple launch for the internet of things market on Sept. 9? And what is Lowe's plan for the smart home going forward? One of these questions will be answered in this week's podcast.…
  • How Facebook’s newest teen engineer supported his family with apps until cashing in

    1 September 2014, 6:00 pm by: Carmel DeAmicis

    18-year-old Michael Sayman has a new job, as one of Facebook's youngest ever full-time engineers. His family has been struggling financially since the recession, and Sayman will be using his new tech salary to help support them.…
  • Bitcoin slowly goes global as businesses like Overstock expand to international customers

    1 September 2014, 3:00 pm by: Biz Carson

    Overstock helped lead the charge of big businesses accepting bitcoin -- and now they're also among the first to bring bitcoin acceptance to a global scale.…
  • Let carriers use 700MHz for European wireless broadband from 2020, report recommends

    1 September 2014, 12:19 pm by: David Meyer

    The move would let Europe catch up with the U.S. on using 700MHz spectrum for broadband rather than TV broadcasts and wireless microphones.…
  • Meet the slimiest thing on the internet of things: SK Telecom’s connected eel farm

    1 September 2014, 12:00 pm by: Kevin Fitchard

    You may have a hub for smart home, but an aquaculture farm in South Korea now has a smart hub for its eel tanks. There, sensors, servers and smartphones monitor the health of thousands of eels.…
  • Google stops showing latest versions of Search to users of older browsers, reports say

    1 September 2014, 11:31 am by: David Meyer

    Google is reportedly blocking certain older browsers from seeing the latest version of its search engine. A weekend complaint on Google’s product forums from someone using Opera 12 (the current version is 23) and seeing an older version of Google Search,…
  • Apple said to be working with MasterCard and Visa for mobile wallet

    1 September 2014, 10:49 am by: Stacey Higginbotham

    Apple is reportedly in talks with Mastercard, Visa and American Express to use NFC as the foundation for a mobile payments platform. Are we finally close to settling on a mobile payments standard?…

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