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Chartbeat tries to fight the smoke and mirrors in web measurement by going public with its metrics

gigaom.com — While some progress has been made in getting web publishers and advertisers to stop thinking about pageviews or other traffic-focused metrics, and start thinking about measuring actual attention or engagement, there is still one big problem, according to Chartbeat founder and CEO Tony Haile - everyone has their own way of measuring those things, and no one is willing to share the secrets that lie inside the black box they use to do so.
Oct 20, 2014

RT @mathewi: Chartbeat fights the smoke and mirrors in web measurement by going public with its metrics: gigaom.com/2014/10/20/cha… pic.twitter.com/6mAhtLRBGw

Oct 20, 2014

Chartbeat fights the smoke and mirrors in web measurement by going public with its metrics: gigaom.com/2014/10/20/cha… pic.twitter.com/6mAhtLRBGw

Oct 20, 2014

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Oct 20, 2014

Chartbeat's @arctictony is going public with company's entire metric measurement process bit.ly/11WJvdi by @mathewi via @gigaom

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It’s official: IBM to sell chip-making biz to GlobalFoundries

gigaom.com — It's true: IBM will pay GlobalFoundries $1.5 billion over three years to take over its commericial semiconductor manufacturing business and IBM will take a $4.7 billion cash charge for its third quarter as a result. Under terms of the deal, first reported by Bloomberg News, GlobalFoundries will be IBM's exclusive provider of server processors in the 22-nm and 10-nm semiconductors for 10 years.
Oct 20, 2014

RT @gigabarb: It's official: IBM to sell chip-making biz to GlobalFoundries gigaom.com/2014/10/20/its… via @gigaom

Oct 20, 2014

RT @gigabarb: It's official: IBM to sell chip-making biz to GlobalFoundries gigaom.com/2014/10/20/its… via @gigaom

Oct 20, 2014

It's official: IBM to sell chip-making biz to GlobalFoundries gigaom.com/2014/10/20/its… via @gigaom

The e-reader lives a lonely life, and the nice Kindle Voyage won’t change that

gigaom.com — There's a stack of e-readers sitting on the coffee table in my apartment. From bottom to top: A broken Nook, an old Kindle Touch, a first-generation Kindle Paperwhite and, as of this week, a review unit of the Kindle Voyage - Amazon's latest e-reader, which starts at a whopping $199.
Oct 20, 2014

Sorry, Amazon: your $200 e-reader is "really nice!" but nobody needs it says ebook maven @laurahazardowen gigaom.com/2014/10/20/the…

Oct 20, 2014

E-reader reviews feel unfair, no phone review would ever say "your old phone works fine just use that," nonetheless gigaom.com/2014/10/20/the…

The Netezza team is back, with $8M in funding, to make big data easy for enterprises

gigaom.com — A Boston-area startup called Cazena launched on Monday with backing from Andreessen Horowitz and North Bridge Venture Partners. The company's founder and board have strong ties to Netezza, which they think will help them meld big data and cloud computing in a way enterprises will buy.
Oct 20, 2014

The Netezza team is back, with $8M in funding, to make big data easy for enterprises gigaom.com/2014/10/20/the… < New company called Cazena

Oct 20, 2014

The Netezza team is back, with $8M in funding, to make big data easy for enterprises gigaom.com/2014/10/20/the… via @gigaom

IBM drops long-standing $20-EPS-or-bust goal

Microsoft taps Amazon vet to help run Azure

gigaom.com — Let's face it: If you're hiring for a primo public cloud position, Amazon is likely your first stop. And it looks like Microsoft knows it - having recently installed Suresh Kumar as corporate VP for cloud infrastructure and operations.

Solar companies look to batteries, financing, & “soft costs” as the future

gigaom.com — A few years ago the biggest influence on the solar industry was dramatically dropping prices of solar cells, leading to some of the cheapest solar panels in history.

Death of an IT salesman

Microsoft CEO: In public cloud it’s go big or get the heck out

gigaom.com — Building a global cloud is a huge opportunity but also a money pit. So if you're a tech provider and haven't already invested multiple billions in data centers and other infrastructure to support your cloud, you might as well use someone else's.

Where can I buy a connected coffee maker?

gigaom.com — This week's podcast featured a discussion about the Mother home hub from Sen.se as well as a discussion between my cohost Kevin Tofel and I about GE's industrial internet news. But we also took a reader question about giving your morning cup of joe a bit of a boost via some type of connectivity.
Oct 20, 2014

Where can I buy a connected coffee maker? gigaom.com/2014/10/19/whe… >> If you send your questions to me, maybe I'll answer!

Never say never: why TV networks are suddenly ready to unbundle

gigaom.com — I got a lot of flack when I suggested in May that a network like AMC may be in a good position to unbundle from cable, and charge consumers for a Netflix-style service that would be available to anyone, even cord cutters.
Oct 20, 2014

Never say never: why TV networks are suddenly ready to unbundle (@jank0 via @GigaOm) ow.ly/D1PvY #MustReads

Oct 19, 2014

RT @nsj: Great read HT @kevinselle about why HBO, CBS, and others are now racing to let you watch online w/o cable: gigaom.com/2014/10/19/nev…

Oct 19, 2014

Never say never: why TV networks are suddenly ready to unbundle gigaom.com/2014/10/19/nev… via @gigaom

Oct 19, 2014

RT @cressman: Never say never: why TV networks are suddenly ready to unbundle zite.to/1prdDCO

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