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Who will crack the code on tech for seniors?

gigaom.com — Here's a news flash - while dozens of startups pour time and money into developing mobile health devices for the young, hale and hearty, they might be better off going grayer. The opportunity to sell technology to senior citizens is huge now and will get nothing but bigger as more of us age into that segment.
As baby boomers get older, huge opp. for tech to let them stay at home as long as possible. @gigabarb takes a look: gigaom.com/2014/04/23/who…
The senior tech market is up for grabs and could help people stay in their homes longer. @gigabarb reports gigaom.com/2014/04/23/who…

The internet is going private. It’s also grown to 138 Tbps of capacity

gigaom.com — The world is still sucking down bandwidth like it's an elixir of the gods, with global bandwidth demand reaching 138 Tbps in 2013, a 4.5 fold increase from the 30 Tbps of capacity from five years before. But it's the mix of that growth that's worth noting, according to a report out Wednesday from Telegeography.
The internet is going private. It's also grown to 138 Tbps of capacity gigaom.com/2014/04/23/the… via @gigaom
RT @gigaom: The internet is going private. It’s also grown to 138 Tbps of capacity wp.me/p10LZV-3vzu
RT @gigaom: The internet is going private. It’s also grown to 138 Tbps of capacity wp.me/p10LZV-3vzu

Startup Qnovo emerges with algorithms & silicon to make batteries better

gigaom.com — The humble lithium ion battery could be a lot better, according to Qnovo.

Amazon adds HBO shows to Prime Instant Video; HBO Go coming to Fire TV at some point

gigaom.com — Amazon has secured streaming rights to a number of HBO series and will make them available through Prime Instant Video starting May 21, the company announced Wednesday. In addition, Amazon said that it will add HBO Go to Fire TV - "targeting a launch by year-end," though it sounds as if it could happen later.
Amazon adds HBO shows to Prime Instant Video; HBO Go coming to Fire TV at some point gigaom.com/2014/04/23/ama… via @gigaom
Ooh, the Wire and Six Feet Under coming to Amazon Prime.. This time, I might sign up (and not cancel) gigaom.com/2014/04/23/ama…
Amazon strikes deal w. HBO to add a bunch of shows (not Game of Thrones) to Prime. HBO GO app coming to Fire TV gigaom.com/2014/04/23/ama…

Declara raises $16M to apply machine learning personal learning

gigaom.com — Declara, a Palo Alto, Calif., startup that aims to help individuals in large professional networks learn new information, has raised a $16 million series A round of venture capital. GSV Capital led the round, with participation from Data Collective, Founders Fund and Catamount Ventures.
Declara raises $16M to apply machine learning personal learning gigaom.com/2014/04/23/dec… < Social networking meets professional development

Another day, another ridiculous cloud storage deal

gigaom.com — It isn't free, but its pretty darn close. iDrive is now offering iPhone and iPad users 100GB of storage for 99 cents per year. Apple iCloud users get 5GB for free, but the price for 50GB a year is $100. The small print is that this deal is good for in-app purchase only.

CTIA picks former FCC Commissioner as the mobile industry’s chief lobbyist

gigaom.com — U.S. mobile industry group CTIA has named former FCC Commissioner Meredith Attwell Baker its new CEO and President. She will replace retiring CTIA chief Steve Largent on June 2, and brings a pretty long CV working on both the government and lobbying side of telecom policy.
RT @kfitchard: CTIA picks former FCC Commissioner as the mobile industry’s chief lobbyist gigaom.com/2014/04/23/cti… via @gigaom
CTIA picks former FCC Commissioner as the mobile industry’s chief lobbyist gigaom.com/2014/04/23/cti… via @gigaom

The state of the internet is under attack (but it’s also faster)

gigaom.com — A A Akamai released data Wednesday detailing a plethora of attacks against its clients as well as the increase in broadband speeds seen around the world. Its quarterly State of the Internet report for the fourth quarter of 2013 is chock-full of data about broadband speeds, IPv6 deployment and new types of website attacks.
The state of the internet is under attack (but it's also faster) gigaom.com/2014/04/23/the… via @gigaom
RT @gigaom: Report on internet data shows new website attacks and faster broadband speeds ow.ly/w4T09 (by @GigaStacey) pic.twitter.com/ujZIkSAuOw

Look inside IBM’s bold plan to save the Power architecture

gigaom.com — After opening up its Power PC architecture last August, IBM on Wednesday unveiled a new line of servers built to challenge Intel's x86 architecture inside the data center. IBM said it will deploy those servers in its SoftLayer cloud.

Google and SunPower partner up on funding home solar roofs

gigaom.com — Google can't stop investing in clean power. Earlier this week they announced they'd inked their largest clean power contract to date to buy energy from a wind farm in Iowa. And now on Wednesday Google has announced that it's teamed up with solar panel maker and project developer SunPower to provide funding for installing solar panels on home rooftops.
Google is making money from funding solar panels on rooftops. Other companies should follow if they like making $ gigaom.com/2014/04/23/goo…

How do YouTubers fit into YouTube’s “Google Preferred” plans?

gigaom.com — YouTube's most popular creators bring in millions of views. Their audience is young, and should be every marketer's dream. However, their content has yet to draw the kind of ad rates that will be sustainable in the long-term, which is why during next week's NewFronts, YouTube is going to highlight thousands of selected channels to potential advertisers.
RT @tiinapiirsoo: New Front's coming next week. See how YouTube is packaging their channels. ow.ly/w4Bvg #newfronts

Viber launches new polished apps for iOS 7 and BlackBerry 10

gigaom.com — The popular messaging and VoIP calling service Viber is overhauling its messaging app for iOS 7, bringing the operating system's characteristic clean, flat look to its user interface as well as several new features. Viber also created a version of its app for BlackBerry's newest operating system BlackBerry 10.
Viber launches new polished apps for iOS 7 and BlackBerry 10 gigaom.com/2014/04/23/vib… via @gigaom

Chrome Show: Could Motorola revive the LapDock with a phone-powered Chromebook?

gigaom.com — It has become pretty standard to hear about patent licensing deals between Microsoft and Android device makers. Motorola Solutions is the latest to sign one but it's not just about Android; the deal also covers Chrome OS devices. Interestingly, Motorola doesn't make any Chrome OS devices so this could lay the groundwork for the company to change that.
Chrome Show: Could Motorola revive the LapDock with a phone-powered Chromebook? gigaom.com/2014/04/23/chr… Me: Interesting possibility, no?

The Upshot vs. Vox vs. FiveThirtyEight: A hands-on review of explanatory journalism

gigaom.com — With the launch of The Upshot from the New York Times, there are now three major sites going after the "explanatory journalism" market. Each has its own unique flavor, but is the market for that kind of content really large enough to support that many sites?
RT @jbirk: GigaOm's @mathewi with a nice explainer on the mad rush to be 'explaining' bit.ly/1f3UcQR
Good @mathewi review of new "explainer" sites Vox, Upshot and 538: gigaom.com/2014/04/22/the… (my fave "explainer" is still The Economist ;)
My pleasure MT @paragonalert: Thank you for true explanatory journalism about the battle in explanatory journalism. bit.ly/1f3UcQR
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Crazy dough? Pure Storage rakes in $225M in new funding, for reported $3B valuation

gigaom.com — Flash storage maker Pure Storage just netted a gaudy $225 million in new funding, bringing its total cash trove to a whopping $470 million and a claimed $3 billion valuation. It also comes just 9 months after it raised $150 million in Series E funding.
Crazy dough? Pure Storage rakes in $225M in new funding, for reported $3B+ valuation gigaom.com/2014/04/23/cra… via @gigaom
#flashstorage player Pure Storage rakes in $225M in new funding, for reported $3B+ valuation gigaom.com/2014/04/23/cra… via @gigaom
Yikes! Pure Storage rakes in $225M in new funding, for reported $3B+ valuation gigaom.com/2014/04/23/cra… via @gigaom
Crazy dough? Pure Storage rakes in $225M in new funding, for reported $3B valuation #flashstorage gigaom.com/2014/04/23/cra… via @gigaom
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