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Amazon continues to reach into your server room

gigaom.com — Microsoft already has a huge presence in most companies' server rooms. And it hopes to keep it that way or at least, persuade those companies running Windows Server, SQL Server et al. to, when the time comes to move some work to clouds, to opt for Microsoft Azure.

Drop’s kitchen scale was so easy my 8 year old could use it

gigaom.com — I am not a baker; we should get that out of the way right off the bat. So when I saw the Drop kitchen scale last winter I thought it was a great idea for mixing cocktails. The connected kitchen scale links to your iPad (must be third generation or above) and measures out your...
Jan 25, 2015

Drop's kitchen scale was so easy my 8 year old could use it gigaom.com/2015/01/25/dro… >> Review of the Drop connected scale

Declining sensor costs open up new consumer applications

gigaom.com — One of the factors in the growth of the Internet of Things (IoT)-the networking of the physical world within existing Internet infrastructure-is the rapid decline in the cost of sensors. Sensors are critical to IoT. Consider a connected thermostat: Without motion, humidity and temperature sensors, there is no data that algorithms can use to set...
Jan 25, 2015

RT @EricTopol: When Moore's Law comes to Medicine ->"making something 100-1000X cheaper" bit.ly/18hnCZl @gigaom e.g @my_scio http:/…

Smog computing: Why tech biz should learn from past regulations

gigaom.com — Watching the President's State of the Union and his calling upon Congress to enact legislation to better protect our personal information, I started wondering how much good we've actually gotten from regulatory compliance standards like HIPAA and Sarbanes-Oxley already in place. I knew I couldn't dismiss them as useless, but I wanted to look for...
Jan 24, 2015

Smog computing: Why tech biz should learn from past regulations gigaom.com/2015/01/24/smo… via @gigaom

Jan 24, 2015

RT @gigaom: Smog computing: Why tech biz should learn from past regulations gigaom.com/2015/01/24/smo…

Why data science matters and how technology makes it possible

gigaom.com — When Hilary Mason talks about data, it's a good idea to listen. She was chief data scientist at Bit.ly, data scientist in residence at venture capital firm Accel Partners, and is now founder and CEO of research company Fast Forward Labs. More than that, she has been a leading voice of the data science movement over...
Jan 25, 2015

Why data science matters and how technology makes it possible gigaom.com/2015/01/24/why… via @gigaom

Jan 24, 2015

Why data science matters and how technology makes it possible gigaom.com/2015/01/24/why… < highlights from interview w/ @hmason

Real-time data analytics could change sports forever

gigaom.com — It was early in the 2015 NFC championship football game last Sunday when Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy was twice confronted with a tough decision: should the Packers, having put the Seattle Seahawks - owners of the National Football League's best defense - on its heels in front of its raucous home crowd, go...

Over 1,000 people showed up to Product Hunt’s massive happy hour

gigaom.com — Product Hunt's happy hour starts in 20 minutes, and the line stretches far down the street. As I stroll through Geary, blocks from the bar, I'm convinced the crowds must be gathering for a Diplo concert or something. There's no way this many people showed up for drinks with the young, Andreessen-Horowitz backed tech company.
Jan 25, 2015

"Tech has gone mainstream. @ProductHunt is the water cooler where the cool kids hang out." Meetup line > iPhone line gigaom.com/2015/01/23/ove…

Jan 23, 2015

RT @mims: Tech's geek culture is being overrun by beautiful people and social climbers, reports @carmeldea gigaom.com/2015/01/23/ove…

Jan 23, 2015

"People feel like they have to be a part of it but they’re not sure why." gigaom.com/2015/01/23/ove… Tech!

Jan 23, 2015

"tech has gone mainstream and @ProductHunt is the water cooler where the cool kids hang out" gigaom.com/2015/01/23/ove…

Jan 23, 2015

"Tech has gone mainstream and Product Hunt is the water cooler where the cool kids hang out." gigaom.com/2015/01/23/ove…

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Your baby sucks. And this startup wants to tell you how much

gigaom.com — Brainchild Technologies wants to build a pacifier that measures the frequency of your infant's suck reflex, with the idea that giving parents this information via an app can help them measure their child's brain development. Neurologists have shown a link between how often a baby sucks and how engaged it is with a person or...
Jan 24, 2015

best headline evah: Your baby sucks. And this startup wants to tell you how much gigaom.com/2015/01/23/you… via @gigaom

Jan 23, 2015

RT @gigastacey: Your baby sucks. And this startup wants to tell you how much gigaom.com/2015/01/23/you… >> 6 startups from Atlanta's NeuroLaun…

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Sorry, Box, but free is not a business model

gigaom.com — Free is not a sustainable business model. Everyone knows this, especially those who lived through the dot-com bubble 15 years ago. Everyone, it seems, except for cloud storage investors. Billions of dollars have been poured into cloud storage companies that are giving away their product, with just a tiny sliver of their customer base actually...
Jan 24, 2015

strange for a tech news site to let a CEO write an op-ed saying one of his competitors is doomed gigaom.com/2015/01/24/sor…

RebelMouse wants to help media companies own their social graph

gigaom.com — For many media companies, whether traditional or digital-only, the main focus is on the publishing of content - as much as possible, in most cases - and whatever social engagement there is with readers either takes place in a swamp of comments below a post, or is outsourced to social networks like Twitter and Facebook.

Special report: How we really use our camera phones

gigaom.com — You didn't need the latest wave of selfie sticks to know that personal media on mobile devices is huge. People are taking photos and videos all the time, and Instagram and Vine have become the new social media darlings. But take a closer look at personal media, and you'll start to notice some very interesting...
Jan 24, 2015

"The average user has 630 photos and 24 videos stored on their mobile device." ..How we really use our camera phones: ow.ly/HOXjz

Jan 23, 2015

RT @jank0: We got some exclusive data from Magisto about the camera rolls on 60,000 smart phones… the results were fascinating. gigaom.com/2015/01/23/per…

Jan 23, 2015

We got some exclusive data from Magisto about the camera rolls on 60,000 smart phones… the results were fascinating. gigaom.com/2015/01/23/per…

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Snapchat hiring journalists to become its own publisher

gigaom.com — Not content to rely on major brands for its new media exploration section, Snapchat is also planning on making its own according to a new report by Digiday. The company will produce high quality video, images, and text for people to view in the Discover tab.
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The Silicon Valley lab is officially a defensive strategy

gigaom.com — "Is Ford cool?" asked an abrupt tech reporter during the auto company's grand opening of its new computing-focused Silicon Valley center in Palo Alto, Calif. on Thursday. The reporter likely meant, will Ford be able to attract the best Valley talent when it's competing with the hottest companies and startups from Twitter to Uber to...

Microsoft buys data science specialist Revolution Analytics

gigaom.com — Microsoft has agreed to acquire Revolution Analytics, a company built around commercial software and support for the popular R statistical computing project. The open source R project is hugely popular among data scientists and research types, and having Revolution's R experts in-house could be a big deal for Microsoft as it tries to establish itself as...
Jan 23, 2015

Microsoft buys data science specialist Revolution Analytics gigaom.com/2015/01/23/mic… < building up that data science portfolio

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Jan 23, 2015

@vambenepe If she registers by Feb. 6, she gets the same earlybird discount everyone else does ;-) events.gigaom.com/structuredata-…

The promise of big data still looms, but execution lags

gigaom.com — When something is hyped as much as the notion of big data, there's bound to be disappointment when results don't meet expectations right this second. That realization - that implementation of big data analytics and related technologies hasn't matched expectations - is a common thread across a recent spate research reports.

Walmart is getting ready to sell its Vudu Spark streaming stick

gigaom.com — Remember Walmart's very own HDMI streaming stick, which I spotted in the FFC's online database two months ago? It looks like the retail giant is getting ready to sell its answer to Chromecast: Walmart's Vudu video streaming service just added a dedicated section for the Vudu Spark, as the streaming stick is called, to its...
Jan 23, 2015

Vudu Spark, Walmart’s answer to Chromecast, costs just $25 gigaom.com/2015/01/23/wal…

Jan 23, 2015

Walmart just confirmed it started selling its Vudu Spark streaming stick gigaom.com/2015/01/23/wal…

Jan 23, 2015

Walmart is getting ready to sell its Vudu Spark streaming stick gigaom.com/2015/01/23/wal… via @gigaom

Jan 23, 2015

Remember Walmart's answer to Chromecast? You'll be able to buy it soon gigaom.com/2015/01/23/wal… via @gigaom

Winklevoss twins plan to launch new US-based bitcoin exchange

gigaom.com — The Winklevoss twins aren't done with bitcoin yet. Since 2012, the pair so far has invested millions in the cryptocurrency, launched the WinkDex bitcoin price monitor and are still trying to clear regulatory hurdles for their bitcoin ETF, the Bitcoin Trust. Today, the Winklevosses unveiled their latest bitcoin endeavor: Gemini, a New York-based bitcoin exchange...
Jan 23, 2015

“Winklevoss twins plan to launch new US-based bitcoin exchange bit.ly/1zDYNT3" To unload all their worthless Bitcoin? #rimshot

For $229, the HP Stream 13 is a great value for Windows users

gigaom.com — Over the past few weeks I've been using the HP Stream 13 laptop I bought during the 2014 holiday season. The regular price is $229 but there was a special Christmas deal that reduced my price to $199. Even at the full price, this Windows 8.1 laptop is a solid value; particularly for students.
Jan 23, 2015

For $229, the HP Stream 13 is a great value for Windows users gigaom.com/2015/01/23/for… via @gigaom Me: low admission price for "Netbook 2.0"