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Mathew Ingram / Gigaom:
Whisper's Neetzan Zimmerman says the Guardian's coverage deliberately misrepresents how the service works   —  Neetzan Zimmerman, who runs the editorial operation at Whisper, said in an interview that a series of stories by The Guardian that raised concerns about the anonymous app's privacy …
Oct 17, 2014, 4:20 PMIn context
Derrick Harris / Gigaom:
Investment firm KKR is putting $55M into a company that uses AI to automate IT processes   —  A German software company called Arago just received a $55 million investment from KKR in order to help take its IT automation software global.  The company's algorithms learn how to perform administrative tasks …
Oct 17, 2014, 9:40 AMIn context
Carmel DeAmicis / Gigaom:
Facebook may have solved mobile, but Google is still struggling with it   —  Although Google missed the earnings mark, its overall health is strong.  —  Google's mobile ad strategy is sounding a lot like Facebook's these days.  On its third quarter earnings call Thursday …
Oct 17, 2014, 1:40 AMIn context
Janko Roettgers / Gigaom:
In Q3 Netflix added two international subscribers for every new U.S. member, but price hike slowed growth   —  Netflix's growth in Q3 of 2014 was impacted by the most recent price increase, the company says.  —  Netflix experienced slower-than expected growth in Q3 of 2014, adding a total of 3 million members worldwide.
Oct 15, 2014, 6:00 PMIn context
Janko Roettgers / Gigaom:
H.264 support arrives in Firefox, thanks to Cisco — but H.264 web videos still won't play   —  Firefox is now supporting H.264 for web-based video chat, thanks to a binary component provided by Cisco — but H.264 web video streams still can't be played natively in the browser.
Oct 14, 2014, 5:55 PMIn context
Stacey Higginbotham / Gigaom:
August launches $250 smart lock that lets you use iOS/Android smartphones for local and remote access   —  August is a fancy lock that could make you ditch your keys  —  The August smart lock ships Tuesday, and for those wondering if you should spend $250 for a connected lock, the answer is yes.
Oct 14, 2014, 11:25 AMIn context
Janko Roettgers / Gigaom:
Peering deals speed up U.S. Netflix streams, but European ISPs still a lot faster   —  Want the best-possible Netflix streaming experience?  Then get ready to move to Switzerland.  U.S. ISPs still rank far behind their European counterparts, despite commercial peering agreements.
Oct 13, 2014, 7:05 PMIn context
Jeff John Roberts / Gigaom:
Patent trolling pays: Since 2010, trolls have made 3 times as much money in court as real companies   —  Two charts show how, even though patent trolls have lost recent battles, they are still winning the war.  —  Who deserves more money from a jury: a company that uses its patents to sue a competitor using its technology?
Oct 12, 2014, 12:40 PMIn context
Kevin Fitchard / Gigaom:
FireChat is verifying users in Hong Kong, hoping to add trusted voices to its anonymous chat network   —  Only 15 users have gotten verified status, but almost all of them are Hong Kong journalists and activists who Open Garden hopes will become trusted sources of information during the protests.
Oct 9, 2014, 10:25 PMIn context
Jonathan Vanian / Gigaom:
Docker acquires testing-centric startup Koality as it continues to build out its paid services   —  Fresh off a recent $40 million funding round, cloud darling Docker just bought a small startup that the company feels fits in nicely with its focus on making application development easier with containers.
Oct 7, 2014, 10:55 AMIn context

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