BitPay cuts transaction fees on starter plan, making bitcoin payment processing free (and unlimited) for merchants

The Atlanta-based payment processor plans to announce today that it's dropped the 1 percent transaction fee on all starter plans. BitPay cuts transaction fees on starter plan, making bitcoin payment processing free (and unlimited) for merchants orig ...

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FreedomPop starts selling tablets with free data and voice plans

FreedomPop today started selling the iPad mini and the Samsung Tab 3, offering the same free voice and data plans available to its smartphone users. FreedomPop starts selling tablets with free data and voice plans originally published by Gigaom, © ...

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What to watch for in Tesla’s earnings tomorrow

Here's what I'll be hoping to hear from Tesla's earnings on Thursday. What to watch for in Tesla’s earnings tomorrow originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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BitTorrent starts testing Bleep, its new P2P messaging platform

BitTorrent's new P2P chat app is dubbed Beep, and Windows users can now line up to become part of an invite-only test. BitTorrent starts testing Bleep, its new P2P messaging platform originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue rea ...

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Snapchat reportedly in funding talks that value it at $10 billion, as much as Airbnb and Dropbox

If a $3 billion acquisition offer shocked you, prepare to faint at the latest Snapchat news: The company is reportedly in financing talks that would value it at $10 billion. Investors are placing their bets that Snapchat is the next Facebook...or at ...

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The “right to be forgotten” can’t work on the internet, UK Lords argue

A House of Lords committee has slammed the "right to be forgotten" ruling of Europe's top court, as well as the interpretation of the concept that's in the new Data Protection Directive. The “right to be forgotten” can’t work on the internet, UK Lor ...

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Square readies a new Reader that will accept chip-based credit cards

The EMV transition is only a year away in the U.S. Square's merchants will be required to accept credit cards verified by embedded chips, and that means they'll need a new Square Reader. Square readies a new Reader that will accept chip-based credit ...

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about 12 hours ago
First Data acquires Gyft, a digital gift card company beloved by bitcoin users

Gyft, a mobile gift card company, announced Wednesday that it has been acquired by First Data, an Atlanta-based payments giant. The acquisition terms were not disclosed, as first reported by Pando Daily. While it’s not technically a major acquisition ...

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As design becomes the fabric of our connected experiences, it becomes invisible

Our fourth annual experience design conference Roadmap will kick off on November 18 and 19. Here's our first speakers and our over arching theme. Tickets on sale now. As design becomes the fabric of our connected experiences, it becomes invisible o ...

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Spire, formerly Nanosatisfi, raises $25M Series A round to expand its satellite fleet

The startup will also improve its infrastructure for data collection and continue to add to its rapidly growing staff. It announced today that it has opened a second office in Singapore as well. Spire, formerly Nanosatisfi, raises $25M Series A roun ...

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about 19 hours ago
Scrap anonymity at web service sign-up, UK Lords advise

In a report about tackling online issues like bullying and revenge porn, the Lords tentatively advised that web services should demand real names at sign-up, even if they then allow usage to be anonymous or pseudonymous. Scrap anonymity at web servi ...

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Two new Lumias and a high-end HTC device are rumored to round out the Windows Phone lineup

Looks like the Windows Phone device family is going to get larger, according to a series of leaks. In the coming months, expect a high-end HTC phone and two new Lumias running Microsoft's mobile OS. Two new Lumias and a high-end HTC device are rumo ...

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BlackBerry buys “Merkel phone” security outfit Secusmart

The purchase will give BlackBerry a leg up in its quest to pitch to government agencies and enterprises who want secure communications. BlackBerry buys “Merkel phone” security outfit Secusmart originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Co ...

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about 22 hours ago
Gigaom Research webinar: IT and the modern workforce

What are the modern workforce’s expectations in terms of BYOD, collaboration style and modern tools support, and how well is IT aligned with them? Join Gigaom Research analysts and our sponsor Adobe for a live webinar discussion on August 5. Gigaom ...

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Microsoft, Amazon target climate change with cloud computing grants

Microsoft and Amazon Web Services both announced research grant programs on Tuesday, promising millions of hours of cloud computing resources to winning researchers, as well as access to mountains of government data. Microsoft, Amazon target climate ...

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StumbleUpon rolls out a UI redesign for Android with an emphasis on social notifications

Stumbleupon's new Android redesign introduces an activity center to the venerable link discovery service -- now new followers or shared links will trigger a notification. StumbleUpon rolls out a UI redesign for Android with an emphasis on social no ...

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UK police start replacing ads on copyright-infringement sites with warnings

The new "Operation Creative" tactic is designed to tackle the funding of copyright-infringement websites without making users vulnerable to malware, as an earlier pilot accidentally did. However, it's a bit worrying to see police censoring elements o ...

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