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  • The next big front for cloud competition: Location, location, location

    26 July 2014, 1:30 pm by: David Mytton, Server Density

    Cloud vendors need to operate data centers in a diverse range of locations. How does they stack up to each other in terms of geographies, and why is that important?…
  • How developers can repurpose old web graphics for new mobile platforms

    26 July 2014, 12:00 pm by: Geoffrey Goetz

    Being stuck with a graphic that was created for a different purpose or platform can be discouraging. Knowing how to resize that graphic with sharper, crisper edges can make all the difference in the world.…
  • Science is the new cleantech in the Valley but without the righteousness

    26 July 2014, 11:00 am by: Katie Fehrenbacher

    Science is the cleantech. Well, sort of. My thoughts on the evolving way for VCs to fund tough problems. Science is the new cleantech in the Valley but without the righteousness originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….
  • Pivotal’s Andrew Clay Shafer on operations, OpenStack and incubators

    26 July 2014, 10:00 am by: Jonathan Vanian

    In this week's Structure Show podcast, agile-and-devops guru explains why operations staff is important for software projects, what exactly he's doing at Pivotal and why startups should be leery of incubators who promise greatness.…
  • Apple acquires BookLamp, which was once a great book recommendation site

    26 July 2014, 6:52 am by: Laura Hazard Owen

    Apple has acquired BookLamp, the Boise, Idaho-based startup that aimed to provide better book recommendations based on thousands of elements of a book's text.…
  • Max Levchin’s latest: Homer, a creepily intimate look at what apps your friends use

    25 July 2014, 7:02 pm by: Carmel DeAmicis

    Max Levchin's latest product, Homer, lets you see your friends' phone screens to discover new apps. It also unwittingly provides a fascinating window into their lives.…
  • This drone can find lost or stranded people by picking up their mobile phone signals

    25 July 2014, 7:00 pm by: Signe Brewster

    A plane-like drone developed at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne pinpoints the location of Wi-Fi signals to track phones to within 30 feet.…
  • Unlike AT&T’s disdain for Leap customers, T-Mobile is taking care of MetroPCS subscribers

    25 July 2014, 6:24 pm by: Kevin Fitchard

    AT&T and T-Mobile both claimed they were intent on preserving Cricket and MetroPCS's services when they made their respective acquisitions. But it looks like T-Mobile was the only one serious about it.…
  • Holding onto the triple play: How costs, caps and contracts will keep ISPs flush

    25 July 2014, 4:48 pm by: Stacey Higginbotham

    Many ISPs will see an erosion of their pay TV subscribers as broadband provide more entertainment options. ISPs know this, and here's how they plan to stay in business while the market shifts.…
  • Congress passes cellphone unlocking bill, Obama likely to sign it into law

    25 July 2014, 4:02 pm by: Kif Leswing

    The House of Representatives passed a bill on Friday allowing consumers to unlock their phones for the purpose of switching carriers.…
  • Canadian court forces Google to remove search results worldwide, as fears of “memory hole” grow

    25 July 2014, 3:03 pm by: Jeff John Roberts

    A Canadian court is forcing Google to remove search listings not just for, but beyond the country's borders too. The case could lead to more regional censorship practices becoming global.…
  • Bose sues Beats over patents for noise-canceling headphones

    25 July 2014, 2:39 pm by: Jeff John Roberts

    Bose just fired a major shot across the bow of Apple-owned headphone-maker Beats, accusing it of infringing on five patents related to noise-reduction.…
  • AWS in fight of its life as customers like Dropbox ponder hybrid clouds and Google pricing

    25 July 2014, 2:19 pm by: Barb Darrow

    AWS doesn't have the public cloud to itself anymore. It faces two gigantic competitors trying to poach reference customers and growing adoption of hybrid cloud.…
  • IoT security: lessons from the maritime and airline industries

    25 July 2014, 2:02 pm by: <a href="" rel="author">Craig Foster</a>

    Businesses in more nascent stages of IoT development can learn from the airline and maritime industries in order to avoid costly blunders and build in security from the start.…
  • This week in bitcoin: Barry Silbert bets big on bitcoin, even as price falters

    25 July 2014, 1:37 pm by: Biz Carson

    The SecondMarket CEO announced his resignation from the position as he focuses on building out a bitcoin business.…
  • Play a Microsoft-made HTML5 version of Settlers of Catan in your browser right now

    25 July 2014, 1:02 pm by: Kif Leswing

    Microsoft's Internet Explorer team released a preview HTML5 version of Settlers of Catan that works on almost every modern device -- from Windows Phone to iPads and desktop computers.…
  • How advertisers can keep pace with the changing television landscape

    25 July 2014, 12:56 pm by: <a href="" rel="author">Lydia Loizides</a>

    Three core drivers are changing the television landscape and confusing advertisers: consolidation of big-media distribution, platform-driven viewing fragmentation, and the infiltration of social media into television.…
  • YouTube’s music subscription service could be called MusicKey

    25 July 2014, 12:46 pm by: Janko Roettgers

    YouTube is launching a music subscription service later this year -- and around a dozen domain name registrations suggest that it could be called MusicKey.…
  • Verizon will start restricting LTE speeds for its heaviest unlimited-plan customers

    25 July 2014, 11:43 am by: Kevin Fitchard

    Verizon's 4G networks soon will start favoring customers who pay for mobile data by the gigabyte over customers who draw deeply from Verizon's unlimited plans. The new policies will only apply when the network gets crowded.…
  • Three car technologies that know when you’re too sleepy to drive

    25 July 2014, 10:52 am by: Stacey Higginbotham

    The internet of things won't just change your home life. It will also affect the way you drive, by keeping you alert and preventing you from causing accidents.…
  • The internet is a politically and culturally loaded tool, particularly when it comes to censorship

    25 July 2014, 10:28 am by: David Meyer

    Censorship is always bad, right? Not to many people around our connected globe, and there is sometimes validity to their views. Unfortunately the tension between those views places a profound and perhaps dangerous dilemma at the heart of the internet.…
  • ComiXology starts offering DRM-free backups of its digital comics

    25 July 2014, 9:59 am by: Laura Hazard Owen

    Want to back up DRM-free versions of your comics? ComiXology will let you do that now, though the biggest publishers -- Marvel and DC -- aren't participating yet.…
  • Amazon Fire Phone teardown: You might be sending this one back for repairs

    25 July 2014, 9:34 am by: Kif Leswing

    Hoping to poke around in an Fire Phone? According to a teardown from iFixit, there's a security sticker that'll tip Amazon off that you've voided your warranty.…
  • PlayKids relaunches iOS kids’ video app with new content from Viacom, PBS and others

    25 July 2014, 8:30 am by: Janko Roettgers

    Movile's PlayKids app has found a niche for toddler-to-preschool kids' content. Now, it has revamped its app and added even more shows.…
  • Google X project aims to describe a healthy human, to make disease prevention easier

    25 July 2014, 4:26 am by: David Meyer

    The Baseline Study is a collaboration between the Google X "moonshot" organization and various clinical and academic partners. The work should fit in well with the health-monitoring aspects of Google's wearable efforts.…
  • Report: Netflix has 4.5 million subscribers in the U.K., 3 million in Canada

    24 July 2014, 8:37 pm by: Janko Roettgers

    Netflix hasn't said in a while how many subscribers it has in each of its international markets, but a new report estimates that there are 4.5 million subscribers in the U.K. alone.…
  • Revolv, but no Wink hubs at my Home Depot

    24 July 2014, 5:14 pm by: Stacey Higginbotham

    A spot check of Home Depot's push into the connected home yields uneven results. Revolv, but no Wink hubs at my Home Depot originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….
  • Sign of stress or just business as usual? AWS sales are off slightly

    24 July 2014, 5:05 pm by: Barb Darrow

    Sales in the "other" Amazon Web Services category are down slightly quarter to quarter, but were up 38 percent year over year.…
  • Amazon’s Q2 loss sends stock falling; company expects huge operating loss next quarter

    24 July 2014, 4:54 pm by: Laura Hazard Owen

    Amazon saw a steeper-than-expected net loss in its Q2 earnings report, sending stock down in after-hours trading.…
  • Johnson & Johnson partners with Organovo to consider 3D-printing living tissue

    24 July 2014, 2:14 pm by: Signe Brewster

    The partnership centers around using bioprinted tissue to discover new drugs. The announcement comes ahead of Organovo's commercial launch later this year.…

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