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Kevin Fitchard / Gigaom:
Verizon will start restricting LTE speeds for its heaviest unlimited-plan customers   —  Verizon's 4G networks soon will start favoring customers who pay for mobile data by the gigabyte over customers who draw deeply from Verizon's unlimited plans.  —  Verizon Wireless has been trying to coax …
Jul 25, 2014, 2:00 PMIn context
Janko Roettgers / Gigaom:
Chromecast has been used 400M times to ‘cast’ sessions to TVs since it launched a year ago   —  Chromecast turns one: why this small streaming stick became such a big deal  —  A year after launch, Chromecast streaming sticks have been used 400 million times to cast media to TVs.
Jul 24, 2014, 12:05 PMIn context
Jonathan Vanian / Gigaom:
Docker acquires Orchard Laboratories to beef up its tool collection   —  The cloud darling's purchase of the London-based two-man development shop is the company's first acquisition since changing its name from DotCloud to Docker.  —  Docker, the container management startup that's taken …
Jul 23, 2014, 10:55 AMIn context
Janko Roettgers / Gigaom:
Netflix ends Q2 with 50 million members, survives price hike without blemishes   —  Netflix ended the second quarter with a total of 50.05 million subscribers worldwide, up from 37.56 million in Q2 of 2013.  The company added 570,000 subscribers in the U.S. last quarter, compared to 630,000 in Q2 of 2013.
Jul 21, 2014, 4:10 PMIn context
Janko Roettgers / Gigaom:
The story of WebP: How Google wants to speed up the web, one image at a time   —  Tired of slow web pages?  So is Google, and the company thinks it has the key to speed up the web: smaller image files.  Google's WebP image format aims to replace existing image file formats like JPEG with a smaller file size …
Jul 21, 2014, 1:50 AMIn context
Janko Roettgers / Gigaom:
Netflix tests private viewing mode to hide your B-movie binges   —  Select Netflix members are getting a chance to hide viewing of embarrassing titles from logs, recommendations and Facebook friends.  —  We've all been down that road: You decide to watch some roadhouse B-movie fare on Netflix …
Jul 18, 2014, 5:10 PMIn context
Janko Roettgers / Gigaom:
Spotify loses Euro exec, denies IPO plans and eyes Russia   —  Spotify lost a key European executive this week: Euro VP Chris Maples, who had long been the face of Spotify's efforts in Europe, has left the company.  The departure was first reported by the British communications industry publication Campaign …
Jul 18, 2014, 2:00 PMIn context
Kevin Fitchard / Gigaom:
No signal?  GoTenna has a messaging gadget that will work in the middle of nowhere   —  For all of our dependency on mobile phones, there are still quite a few places in this world you can't get a wireless signal, from mountaintops to national parks to rural highways and even the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival.
Jul 17, 2014, 2:35 PMIn context
Jeff John Roberts / Gigaom:
Netflix to FCC: reclassify Comcast and Verizon so they can't choke the internet   —  Netflix came out swinging in its submission to the FCC over proposed internet “fast lanes,” arguing Wednesday that this would be a bad idea and that the agency should instead focus on forcing broadband providers …
Jul 16, 2014, 5:20 PMIn context
Laura Hazard Owen / Gigaom:
Amazon is testing “Kindle Unlimited,” an ebook subscription service for $9.99/month   —  Amazon is testing an ebook and audiobook subscription service called “Kindle Unlimited” that offers “unlimited access to over 600,000 titles and thousands of audiobooks on any device for just $9.99 a month.”
Jul 16, 2014, 11:35 AMIn context

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