GigaOM Archive

1 Aug 2014

With the launch of its CDN, it’s clear Apple is just as webscale as Facebook or Google

Apple’s content delivery network shows how dedicated the Cupertino company is to digital products — giving them the same care and attention as its physical ones. With the launch of its CDN, it’s clear Apple is just
1 Aug 2014

Who has the biggest cloud? By year’s end, the answer may surprise you.

Microsoft Azure will hit $ 5.77 billion run rate by December, surpassing Amazon Web Services and Salesforce.com, according to Nomura Securities Analyst Rick Sherlund. Who has the biggest cloud? By year’s end, the answer may surprise you.
1 Aug 2014

Do we really need more sites for up-voting viral content? The Independent seems to think so

You might think the market for viral clickbait sites is already saturated, but The Independent newspaper in Britain has launched its own version anyway, called i100 — complete with celebrity gossip, cat photos and large, red “upvote”
1 Aug 2014

Spaceflight to launch network for communicating with tiny satellites

It’s expensive and difficult to communicate with satellites, especially if an organization is only launching one or two. Spaceflight will allow paying customers to reach their spacecraft wherever they are above Earth. Spaceflight to launch network for
31 Jul 2014

Even Palantir can’t ignore the cult of simplicity

Palantir has a customer base that pays for results, but the company nonetheless attributes puts a lot of effort into user experience. In June, it re-architected its database simplicity in mind; on Thursday, it acquired a startup
31 Jul 2014

Samsung Q2 earnings: a disappointing quarter, but new high-end phones are on the way

Samsung reported its first year over year decline in profit since 2012. During the conference call, company execs told investors about a new unnamed high-end device coming out in 2014. Samsung Q2 earnings: a disappointing quarter, but
31 Jul 2014

Shazam makes the jump to the desktop with new OS X app

Shazam wants to use your Mac to help you identify every song you hear, be it in a coffee shop or watching YouTube videos at home. Shazam makes the jump to the desktop with new OS X
31 Jul 2014

1Password’s planned third-party app login feature makes it the first convenient iPhone password manager

Thanks to new app interoperability features in iOS 8, 1Password will soon be able to log you in with a few taps. Previously, on iOS, users had to copy and paste passwords out of password manager apps.
30 Jul 2014

Moving Hadoop beyond MapReduce

Hadoop far more than the one-trick pony it was once characterized as, and with its new capabilities, businesses are using it to gain real insight and add real value. Moving Hadoop beyond MapReduce originally published by Gigaom,
30 Jul 2014

Different quarter, same story: Sprint customers flee as network construction grinds on

Sprint suffered another big subscriber loss last quarter as both prepaid and postpaid customers departed. Sprint continues to blame the exodus on its ongoing network upgrade. Different quarter, same story: Sprint customers flee as network construction grinds