GigaOM Archive

20 Dec 2014

The first intergalactic war will be started by spoilers

While I was living in South Africa, I bought a limited edition DVD of Star Wars: A New Hope that featured the original theatrical release of the film. A friend and I… Gigaom Search
20 Dec 2014

FBI: Sony hack was North Korea’s work

The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation has officially pointed to North Korea as the culprit behind the hacking of Sony Pictures Entertainment — an incident that was allegedly connected with a… Gigaom Search
19 Dec 2014

Chromebooks get an always listening “OK Google” command

Over the last year, Google added the “OK Google” hotword to both the Chrome browser and Chrome OS computers. It works well but there’s a catch: You need to be on… Gigaom Search
19 Dec 2014

How NASA launched its web infrastructure into the cloud

Among the agencies U.S. government, the adoption of cloud computing hasn’t been moving full steam ahead, to say the least. Even though 2011 saw the Obama administration unveil the cloud-first initiative… Gigaom Search
19 Dec 2014

Big-data-based food startup Hampton Creek raises $90M

Hampton Creek, a San Francisco startup that uses advanced data analysis to develop eco-conscious, egg-free food products, has raised a $ 90 million series C round of venture from a collection of big-name… Gigaom Search
18 Dec 2014

It’s all Docker, containers and the cloud on the Structure Show

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18 Dec 2014

Google Maps for Android has a VR mode, thanks to Google Cardboard

Cardboard, Google’s virtual reality hobby that first launched as a kind of gag gift at its developers conference this year, has been making strides in the past month with new SDKs… Gigaom Search
18 Dec 2014

UK carriers agree to boost coverage, avoiding national roaming

The British government has got the country’s four big mobile operators to agree to boost their coverage, to tackle so-called not-spots in rural areas. EE, O2, Three and Vodafone said Thursday… Gigaom Search
17 Dec 2014

Flash storage deals continue, as Western Digital buys Skyera

You can add another member to your list of storage startups being swallowed up by storage giants like Sandisk and EMC. This week, flash-storage startup Skyera was bought out by HGST,… Gigaom Search
17 Dec 2014

U.S. theaters cave to hacker threats and pull The Interview

While the tech world likes to natter about how U.S. copyright laws like SOPA and the DMCA can lead to censorship, the biggest threat to free expression these days is coming from beyond America’s borders:… Gigaom Search