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Here’s what you missed at Gigaom’s Future of AI meetup

gigaom.com — Last week, Gigaom held a sold-out meetup in San Francisco featuring some of the biggest names in artificial intelligence and deep learning. Today, we're happy to share videos of the talks so those who missed it live can still absorb the 2.5 hours of information about one of the hottest fields in tech right now.

Join the CEOs of Sonos, Jawbone, LogMeIn and more at Structure Connect

gigaom.com — Quick, what are you doing October 21 or 22 this year? If you're in San Francisco and remotely interested in the internet of things, you should be at the Gigaom Structure Connect show taking place next month at the Mission Bay conference center.
Sep 22, 2014

Join the CEOs of Sonos, Jawbone, LogMeIn and more at Structure Connect gigaom.com/2014/09/22/joi… >> We are having an #iot party. Join us!

Sep 22, 2014

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Iridium’s next-gen satellite network will search for missing planes at no charge

gigaom.com — When Iridium's new satellites will start blasting into orbit next year on top of SpaceX and Dnepr rockets, they'll be carrying a special payload: an aircraft tracking system that will be able to locate a plane anywhere in the world once Iridium's 66-satellite constellation is fully operational in 2017.
Sep 22, 2014

Iridium's next-gen satellite network will search for missing planes at no charge gigaom.com/2014/09/22/iri… via @gigaom

Social TV pioneer Miso is shutting down this week

gigaom.com — Pioneering social TV service Miso will shut down this coming Thursday, according to an email sent to Miso users. The shut-down comes roughly 18 months after Miso's assets had been acquired by Dijit, the company behind Netxguide.tv, which itself was subsequently acquired by Viggle. Miso's users were encouraged in the good-bye email sent out this weekend...

Rackspace knocks out patent troll that claimed monopoly on rotating smartphone displays

gigaom.com — Rackspace is best known as a cloud computing giant, but it's also also known for something else: the company has an implacable hatred of patent trolls - the parasites of the technology world which bleed productive companies with old patents and dirty legal tactics.

Apple CEO speaks out on climate change, calls new HQ “greenest building on the planet”

gigaom.com — Following a weekend of record sales for Apple's newly launched iPhones, Apple CEO Tim Cook conducted a rare live interview on Monday, but it wasn't about Apple's new devices. Instead, Cook took the stage at The Climate Group's opening ceremony for New York's Climate Week, and talked about the importance of fighting climate change and embracing sustainability for Apple's employees, for Apple's customers, and for Cook's generation, the baby boomers.
Sep 22, 2014

Apple CEO Tim Cook calls new HQ “greenest building on the planet” and speaks out on climate change #CWNYC gigaom.com/2014/09/22/app…

Huawei buys internet-of-things networking firm Neul

gigaom.com — Huawei has acquired Neul, a Cambridge, U.K.,-based radio module maker focused on the internet of things. The move marks an interesting new direction for Huawei, which is already one of the largest manufacturers of wireless networking technologies the world.

Reachability: A gimmick or an effective way to use the bigger iPhone 6 with one hand?

gigaom.com — I'll be honest: When I heard Apple say the word "Reachability" during the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus launch event, I winced. The function, which is meant to help use the bigger iPhones with one hand, simply sounded gimmicky. Even a few minutes with the phones that day didn't sway me.
Sep 22, 2014

Reachability: A gimmick or an effective way to use the bigger iPhone 6 with one hand? gigaom.com/2014/09/22/rea… Me: Already feels natural.

Yowza: EMC mulled merger with HP, Dell possibly others, according to report

gigaom.com — Here's a barn burner even though it will (probably) never happen: EMC, under pressure from activist investors, pondered a gigantic "merger of equals" with Hewlett-Packard and other scenarios with Dell and possibly Oracle, according to the Wall Street Journal (registration required.) The talks, which reportedly occurred over the past year, didn't work out but the possibility is worth noting.
Sep 22, 2014

Updated: EMC mulled merger with HP and possibly others, according to report gigaom.com/2014/09/21/yow… via @gigaom

Sep 22, 2014

RT @gigabarb: WOW: #EMC mulled merger with #HP and possibly others, according to WSJ $EMC $HPQ #DELL #ORACLE gigaom.com/2014/09/21/yow… via @gigaom

Sep 22, 2014

WOW: #EMC mulled merger with #HP and possibly others, according to WSJ $EMC $HPQ #DELL #ORACLE gigaom.com/2014/09/21/yow… via @gigaom

Sep 21, 2014

Yowza: #EMC mulled merger with #HP and possibly others, according to report $emc $hpq #dell gigaom.com/2014/09/21/yow… via @gigaom

Sep 21, 2014

Yowza: EMC mulled merger with HP, Dell possibly others, according to report gigaom.com/2014/09/21/yow… via @gigaom

Bigger is bigger: Apple sells record 10M iPhone 6, 6 Plus handsets in first weekend, sans China

gigaom.com — Even without China, Apple set a new weekend sales record for its newest iPhones with 10 million handsets sold. Last year's model hit 9 million in the first three days, showing that China could have easily pushed Apple to 12 million or more this time around.
Sep 22, 2014

Apple sells record 10M iPhone 6, 6 Plus handsets in first weekend, sans China gigaom.com/2014/09/22/big… via @gigaom Me: I figure > $7B in revs

Apcera scores big, undisclosed, investment from Ericsson for its enterprise IT platform

gigaom.com — Apcera, the once-stealthy startup launched in 2012 by VMware Cloud Foundry vet Derek Collison, is launching its Continuum product on Monday and is doing so with a "very big" investment from telcom giant Ericsson, which is buying a majority stake.
Sep 22, 2014

#Apcera scores big, undisclosed, investment from #Ericsson for its enterprise IT platform gigaom.com/2014/09/22/apc… via @gigaom

Sep 22, 2014

Apcera scores big, undisclosed, investment from Ericsson for its enterprise IT platform gigaom.com/2014/09/22/apc… via @gigaom

Why ridesharing companies like Uber and Lyft have yet to prove their environmental friendliness

gigaom.com — Ridesharing has finally penetrated the consciousness of mainstream America. Pink mustaches and silver U's have crept into cities of varying sizes, and the resulting political battles have raised enough of a ruckus to make Uber and Lyft household names. (That's a relief to us poor tech writers, tired of endlessly explaining ridesharing to baffled relatives in far-flung suburbs.)
Sep 22, 2014

Why ridesharing companies like Uber and Lyft have yet to prove their environmental friendliness gigaom.com/2014/09/21/why… by @carmeldea

Sep 21, 2014

In the hyper competitive Uber-Lyft battle, environmentalism is falling by the way side. But it shouldn’t gigaom.com/2014/09/21/why…

Oracle CEO changes - laying out the conspiracy theories

gigaom.com — News this week that Larry Ellison was stepping down as CEO of Oracle rocked the industry. That juicy tidbit came out Thursday afternoon as Oracle disclosed first quarter earnings but as the earnings call unfolded, the story evolved into a Larry-stepping-up-and-over to become executive chairman and CTO.