GigaOM Archive

28 Feb 2015

Why 2015 is the year of encryption

During a visit to Silicon Valley earlier this month, President Obama described himself as “a strong believer in strong encryption.” Some have criticized the president for equivocating on the issue, but… Gigaom Search
28 Feb 2015

Huawei leaks its own Android Wear watch early in Barcelona

Look at the list of Android Wear partners and you won’t see Huawei there. Maybe the list needs an update. And while we’re at it, the folks who manage signage at… Gigaom Search
28 Feb 2015

Here’s a draft of the consumer privacy “Bill of Rights” act Obama wants to pass

The White House has released a draft of the Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights Act of 2015. It outlines the steps companies need to take to tell people what data they’re… Gigaom Search
27 Feb 2015

Proposed Chinese security law could mean tough rules for tech companies

China apparently wants to one-up the U.S. and the U.K. when it comes to urging technology companies to install security backdoors and break their encrypted documents and user communications in the… Gigaom Search
27 Feb 2015

Ensuring a Successful OpenStack Deployment

Knowing the different ways in which an OpenStack cloud can be deployed will ensure a successful and sustainable solution to local business requirements. Gigaom Search
26 Feb 2015

Clean power is on its way for data centers as a service, too

Using clean energy to power data centers is becoming increasingly commonplace, and it’s not just the huge Internet companies like Apple, Google and Facebook that are doing this with their own… Gigaom Search
26 Feb 2015

Google pays $7B to Android devs, brings search ads to Google Play

It’s a good time to be a mobile app developer: Google says it paid out $ 7 billion in 2014 to those who make Android apps. The future may be brighter for… Gigaom Search
26 Feb 2015

Orange’s Libon app lets you take calls to your number over Wi-Fi

Libon, the WhatsApp and Skype competitor from French carrier group Orange, has an interesting new feature called Reach Me, which will allow people to send and receive calls over Wi-Fi using… Gigaom Search
25 Feb 2015

RightScale Identifies Trends in Enterprise Cloud Adoption

RightScale recently published the results of its annual survey, State of the Cloud. The report reveals increasing cloud adoption from both enterprises and SMBs, and a preference for hybrid deployments. This… Gigaom Search
25 Feb 2015

Microsoft is working on Pebble support for Windows Phone

This week’s Kickstarter darling, the Pebble Time smartwatch, has much to offer — if you use an iPhone or Android handset, that is. Pebble doesn’t officially support Windows Phone, and although… Gigaom Search