GigaOM Archive

2 Sep 2014

FBI and Apple investigate nude celebrity photo hack

The FBI is investigating last weekend’s leak of nude photos of several actresses and celebrities, including Jennifer Lawrence and Kate Upton. The shots appeared on 4chan on Sunday, and it currently looks like the poster purloined them
2 Sep 2014

Let carriers use 700MHz for European wireless broadband from 2020, report recommends

The move would let Europe catch up with the U.S. on using 700MHz spectrum for broadband rather than TV broadcasts and wireless microphones. Let carriers use 700MHz for European wireless broadband from 2020, report recommends originally published
2 Sep 2014

How Facebook’s newest teen engineer supported his family with apps until cashing in

18-year-old Michael Sayman has a new job, as one of Facebook’s youngest ever full-time engineers. His family has been struggling financially since the recession, and Sayman will be using his new tech salary to help support them.
1 Sep 2014

Bitcoin slowly goes global as businesses like Overstock expand to international customers

Overstock helped lead the charge of big businesses accepting bitcoin — and now they’re also among the first to bring bitcoin acceptance to a global scale. Bitcoin slowly goes global as businesses like Overstock expand to international
1 Sep 2014

Web banking service Holvi tests API for integrating other services with its platform

The Finnish company is gunning for makers and small businesses that want a web-centric kind of checking account with functionality ranging from web shops to invoicing, and with the ability to integrate with third-party services like Dropbox
1 Sep 2014

The race for your files continues, as Amazon Zocalo comes online

The week in cloud: Amazon, Google, Microsoft, Dropbox and Amazon all want your business and personal files in their respective clouds so they can then sell you more stuff. Storage price cuts are flying — but make
1 Sep 2014

A fun exercise in speculation: Would I buy Apple’s rumored products?

Apple’s upcoming September 9th event is likely to introduce as many as three new types of Apple products. Based on the rumors and reports, which ones would I buy? A fun exercise in speculation: Would I buy
31 Aug 2014

Seven signs your hair is on fire: The challenges of scaling Hadoop

Scaling Hadoop can be an enormously tricky process. Here are seven common problems and ways to solve them. Seven signs your hair is on fire: The challenges of scaling Hadoop originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014.
31 Aug 2014

What’s needed from marketing clouds, part II

Some marketing-technology platforms — especially those from the big guys — are far too CRM-focused, at the expense of advertising and multichannel and multi-objective campaigns. What’s needed from marketing clouds, part II originally published by Gigaom, ©
31 Aug 2014

Where’s my cloud price cut?

Cloud service providers like to advertise huge price cuts, but buyer beware: You need to look closer to see what you’ll actually be paying. Where’s my cloud price cut? originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue