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Patent troll king Intellectual Ventures suffers large layoffs

gigaom.com — Intellectual Ventures is not dead, but it may be dying. This will come as good news for the tech companies and start-ups that have been taxed directly or indirectly by IV, which has done more than any other to popularize the ugly business of patent trolling.
Aug 19, 2014

RT @RonP: Patent troll king Intellectual Ventures suffers large layoffs gigaom.com/2014/08/19/pat… be nice to think this is the beginning of the end

Aug 19, 2014

RT @jeffjohnroberts: Big round of layoffs at patent troll Intellectual Ventures.. That's good news but don't forget it re-upped in July gigaom.com/2014/08/19/pat…

Aug 19, 2014

RT @jeffjohnroberts: Big round of layoffs at patent troll Intellectual Ventures.. That's good news but don't forget it re-upped in July gigaom.com/2014/08/19/pat…

Aug 19, 2014

RT @jeffjohnroberts: Big round of layoffs at patent troll Intellectual Ventures.. That's good news but don't forget it re-upped in July gigaom.com/2014/08/19/pat…

Aug 19, 2014

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If you’re a media company, your mobile competition isn’t other news entities, it’s Google Now

gigaom.com — At conferences - and in editorial meetings, when a visionary speech from management is required - media companies like to talk about how the future of news is mobile. And some media outlets are even putting their money where their mouth is, by releasing apps like NYT Now.
Aug 20, 2014

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Aug 20, 2014

If you're a media company, your mobile competition isn't other news entities, it's Google Now gigaom.com/2014/08/19/if-…

Aug 20, 2014

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Aug 20, 2014

RT @mathewi: New: "If you're a media company, your mobile competition isn't other news entities, it's Google Now" gigaom.com/2014/08/19/if-…

Aug 19, 2014

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Saudi Aramco backs natural gas tech startup Siluria

gigaom.com — Startup Siluria Technologies was built off of the idea that natural gas (thanks to fracking) is cheap and abundant in many places (like the U.S.) and can be used as a building block to make other substances, like chemicals and fuels.

US hospital hack began with Heartbleed exploit, security firm claims

gigaom.com — U.S. hospital chain Community Health Systems (CHS), which said in a regulatory filing this week that 4.5 million of its patients had records stolen in a hacking incident, may have been the first really big victim of the Heartbleed bug.
Aug 20, 2014

US hospital hack began with Heartbleed exploit, security firm claims gigaom.com/2014/08/20/us-…

25 Who Ditched Infotech for Cleantech

gigaom.com — With their dotcom and broadband-based winnings in tow, serial entrepreneurs of the information technology age have been taking the plunge into the energy and cleantech markets, looking to recreate their e-successes. Some are finding more success than others, and some are, frankly, finding no success at all.

PernixData rakes in $35M to help companies virtualize their storage

gigaom.com — PernixData, a startup that aims to boost the performance of server-side storage, took in $35 million, bringing the company's total funding to $62 million. With the cash, the company plans on bulking up its sales, marketing and engineering staff, said PernixData's vice president of marketing Jeff Aaron.
Aug 20, 2014

PernixData rakes in $35M to help companies virtualize their storage gigaom.com/2014/08/20/per… via @gigaom

CenturyLink continues revitalization with new private cloud

gigaom.com — New-look CenturyLink is making a new private cloud option - that exactly mirrors its own public cloud - available across 57 data centers. The company, like its many rivals, is targeting companies that want the warm-and-fuzzy feeling of private cloud paired with the ability to "burst" into public cloud as needed.
Aug 20, 2014

CenturyLink continues revitalization with new private cloud gigaom.com/2014/08/20/cen… via @gigaom

Secret may be banned in Brazil over anonymity, after judge grants preliminary injunction

gigaom.com — A Brazilian judge has told Google and Apple to not only remove Secret from their app stores, but also to remotely delete the app from users' devices, because it allows people to attack the reputations of others anonymously. Anonymity is illegal under the Brazilian constitution.
Aug 20, 2014

Secret may be banned in Brazil over anonymity, after judge grants preliminary injunction gigaom.com/2014/08/20/sec… #privacy

Sneak peek: Rdio is getting ready to launch a completely revamped Roku app

gigaom.com — Music subscription service Rdio is close to launching a new app on Roku, and it is spending some serious money to promote the app to owners of the new Roku-powered TV sets that Hisense and TCL are about to ship in the coming weeks.
Aug 19, 2014

Sneak peek: Rdio is getting ready to launch a completely revamped Roku app gigaom.com/2014/08/19/sne… via @gigaom

RISC creator is pushing open source chips for cloud computing and the internet of things

gigaom.com — Fed up with the limitations of current computer chips and their related intellectual property, a team of researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, is pushing an open source alternative.
Aug 20, 2014

RISC creator is pushing open source chips for cloud computing and the internet of things gigaom.com/2014/08/19/ris… < Berkeley’s RISC-v project

Craigslist cracks down on outside services, says violators must pay “$0.10 per server request”

gigaom.com — Classified ad site Craigslist regularly lashes out against companies that use data from its site, and now the service is moving to impose harsh preemptive penalties: users who wish to post an ad must now agree to pay Craigslist up to $25,000 a day for violating its terms of service.
Aug 20, 2014

Craigslist users must agree to pay 10 cents per server request if they violate TOS gigaom.com/2014/08/19/cra…