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Kif Leswing / Gigaom:
Nest to replace old Dropcams for free before they go dark April 15   —  One downside of having products that require cloud services in order to work is that the physical objects can suddenly become obsolete.  —  Over the weekend, Dropcam announced a “legacy camera replacement program,” …
Jan 26, 2015, 3:25 PMIn context
Janko Roettgers / Gigaom:
Cablevision to launch Wi-Fi-only mobile phone service Freewheel; $9.95/month if bundled with home internet, $29.95 for other customers   —  This is big: Cablevision launches Wi-Fi-only mobile phone service  —  Janko Roettgers  —  Cablevision is getting ready to pick a fight with your mobile phone company.
Jan 26, 2015, 12:45 AMIn context
Carmel DeAmicis / Gigaom:
What 1,000 attendees at Product Hunt's happy hour show about tech culture and the company's future   —  Over 1,000 people showed up to Product Hunt's massive happy hour  —  The Product Hunt happy hour crowd in the outdoor half of 620 Jones  —  Credit: Taken by Carmel DeAmicis for Gigaom
Jan 24, 2015, 8:15 PMIn context
Janko Roettgers / Gigaom:
Walmart starts selling its Vudu Spark streaming stick for $25   —  Remember Walmart's very own HDMI streaming stick, which I spotted in the FFC's online database two months ago?  Turns out Walmart already started selling it for just $24.95, and is now getting ready to make it more widely available.
Jan 23, 2015, 11:40 PMIn context
Derrick Harris / Gigaom:
Ex-Facebookers at Interana raise $20M for mass-scale event data   —  Interana, a Menlo Park, California, analytics startup that officially launched in October has closed a $20 million Series B round.  Index Ventures led the round, which also included new investors AME Cloud Ventures, Harris Barton and Cloudera's Mike Olson.
Jan 22, 2015, 8:35 AMIn context
Jonathan Vanian / Gigaom:
Pluribus Networks gets $50M to route traffic in the data center   —  Pluribus Networks, a software-defined networking (SDN) startup, wants to make a case for virtualizing the functions of the switch, and it landed a $50 million series D investment round to help do so, the company said Wednesday.
Jan 21, 2015, 7:05 PMIn context
Laura Hazard Owen / Gigaom:
Amazon pulls its diaper brand after 6 weeks, citing design flaws   —  Amazon has yanked the “Amazon Elements” diaper brand it launched for Prime members just six weeks ago, saying that it is working to improve the design of the diapers “based on early customer feedback.”
Jan 21, 2015, 3:10 PMIn context
Janko Roettgers / Gigaom:
Netflix wants to complete its global expansion within two years, expanding to 200 countries   —  Netflix wants to expand to 200 countries within the next two years  —  Credit: Twin Design / Shutterstock.com  —  Credit: Twin Design / Shutterstock.com  —  Netflix wants to complete …
Jan 20, 2015, 5:45 PMIn context
David Meyer / Gigaom:
Canonical adds Internet of Things support to Ubuntu Core for smart connected devices   —  Robots embrace Ubuntu as it invades the internet of things  —  Erle Robotics' Erle-Copter educational open drone  —  Erle Robotics' Erle-Copter educational open drone
Jan 20, 2015, 2:50 PMIn context
Kevin C. Tofel / Gigaom:
Microsoft begins wide rollout of Lumia Denim update that brings big improvements to camera app   —  Lumia Camera plays a starring role in Windows Phone Denim update  —  Microsoft has been sharing details on its Demim update, the next step up for Windows Phone, since September.
Jan 18, 2015, 9:10 AMIn context

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