GigaOM Archive

30 Aug 2014

The internet of things requires connectivity first, but it needs people too

The internet of things may make our homes smarter and our car insurance more variable, but it might not mean the end of human intervention in business processes as some fear. The internet of things requires connectivity
30 Aug 2014

Vice Media sells a 10-percent stake to Disney and Hearst, valuing the company at $2.5B

Vice Media has broken off talks with Time Warner about selling a stake in the company to the cable giant, and now it has cut a deal with A&E Networks that values the new-media upstart at $
30 Aug 2014

Lyft claims Uber cost its drivers major money with recruitment tactics

Uber’s driver recruitment program SLOG is hitting Lyft drivers where it hurts: Their pockets. Lyft claims Uber cost its drivers major money with recruitment tactics originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading… Gigaom
29 Aug 2014

A year after getting acquired, Viki is looking to expand, starting with Bollywood

Viki wants to expand to around 40 content genres from around the world, and it’s starting with Bollywood movies. A year after getting acquired, Viki is looking to expand, starting with Bollywood originally published by Gigaom, ©
29 Aug 2014

Meet Obama’s new “piracy czar,” same as the old czar

The U.S. is about to get a new czar to oversee piracy and intellectual property. If the country must have a czar, why can’t the person look at other IP-related problems besides just enforcement? Meet Obama’s new
29 Aug 2014

Here’s why Apple bought Beats: By 2019, streaming will account for 70 percent of digital music revenue

Digital download revenues are continuing to decline, and in five years, more than two-thirds of all digital music revenue will come from streaming services, according to a new report. Here’s why Apple bought Beats: By 2019, streaming
29 Aug 2014

Hortonworks gets more serious about real-time data with Kafka integration

Hortonworks has added Apache Kafka to tis Hadoop software platform as a technical preview. Kafka isn’t the most popular tool in the world, but it’s widely used among large web companies, making it a useful add-on for
28 Aug 2014

Why some Windows Phone apps still waste time refreshing when switching between them

To get rid of that annoyingly slow “resuming” message when switching between apps on Windows Phone, Microsoft added Fast App Switching to the platform. Its only useful if developers add it to their recompiled apps though. Why
28 Aug 2014

It just got super easy to integrate Leap Motion with Oculus Rift

Leap Motion released a plastic clip today that allows the motion-control devices to snap to the front of Oculus Rift headsets. But the bigger news is software updates that make it the perfect gesture tracker for virtual
28 Aug 2014

Microsoft seeks to unify OneDrive experience with new Android client

A new OneDrive Android client gives users a single point of access to work and personal files, provided they log into the right account. Microsoft seeks to unify OneDrive experience with new Android client originally published by