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LogMeIn’s Rescue Lens Lets Customer Support Reps See The Problem Through Your Smartphone’s Camera

LogMeIn, the makers of a variety of remote access solutions for business and personal use, is today launching a new service that will allow any company to provide video-assisted customer support, using only the camera on a customer’s iOS or Android mobile device. The idea is that a customer support …

Nodes and Edges: Visualizing Network Data 101

Visualizations of your social data can be extremely helpful in developing marketing strategies, but how can you go about creating these graphs?

KrebsOnSecurity on CBS’s ’60 Minutes’ — Krebs on Security

In case any of you loyal readers missed it, <b>KrebsOnSecurity.com</b> and its author were featured in a <i>60 Minutes</i> interview last night on the credit and …

‘Security by Antiquity’ Bricks Payment Terminals — Krebs on Security

Last week, several thousand credit card payment terminals at various retailers across the country suddenly stopped working, their LCD displays …

Sony hires Mandiant after cyber attack, FBI starts probe

BOSTON/LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Sony Pictures Entertainment has hired FireEye Inc’s Mandiant forensics unit to clean up a massive cyber attack that knocked out the studio’s computer network nearly a week ago, three people with knowledge of the matter said on Sunday.<p>The U.S. Federal Bureau of …

Are we nearing the Dropbox moment for the internet of things?

The internet of things doesn’t exist today. We’re conflating the ease and ubiquity of the internet and the web with things that range from …

Alibaba’s blockbuster offering could put Credit Suisse back in the tech IPO game

Alibaba’s much-ballyhooed stock has been ballyhooed for a reason. The US equity offering of China’s Alibaba Group Holdings is aiming to raise roughly $15 billion, putting it within shouting distance of the all-time largest US tech IPOs.<p>But the stock offering could also be an important opportunity …

Your bank will pay Microsoft to keep running its ATMs

Believe it or not, roughly 95 percent of ATMs in the world are still running Windows XP -- and that's about to become an expensive problem. Machine designer NCR says that only a third of banks will upgrade their ATMs to a newer OS before official XP support ends on April 8th, leaving many …

As MapReduce fades, Apache Spark is now a top-level project

MapReduce was fun and pretty useful while it lasted, but it looks like Spark is set to take the reins as the primary processing framework for new …

Last week on Research: Our review of PaaS for 2014, security, and more

Last week on Gigaom Research, our analysts broke down the PaaS marketplace, projected the future of CXM for mobile service providers, and reflected …

VMware gets with the fed cloud program with some help from its friend Carpathia

VMware(s vmw) is gunning for its FedRAMP certification — which would deem its cloud worthy of federal government contracts — with a boost from …

Tableau, Splunk partner on a new connector

Tableau (s data) and Splunk (s splk), two of the more successful (and ubiquitous) data startups turned public companies over the past several years, …

What Can Solar Companies Do To Woo Homeowners In A Booming Solar Market?

The U.S. residential solar market grew the fastest in 2013 and will likely outshine the other market segments again in 2014, according to a report released Wednesday.<p>Home solar installations jumped about 60% by adding 792 megawatts last year, said the report by GTM Research and the Solar Energy …

The New Age Of The Security Startup

Last month Apple disclosed and fixed a massive bug in its operating system that left users’ information exposed to theft; faith in the cryptocurrency Bitcoin is eroding; and revenues at the retailing giant Target fell 46% on a quarterly basis over the Christmas season last year, all because of …

Facebook to Buy Drone Company Titan Aerospace for $60 Million

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Boeing's New Self Destructing Phone is Ideal For Those Who Need to Keep Secrets

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Boeing is set to release an smartphone that can self-destruct, but the device's security features …

NASDAQ Finally Launches Its Market For Privately-Held Companies

Just as the JOBS Act kick-starts bigger markets for shares of privately held companies, NASDAQ is launching its own entrant in the field.<p>The U.S. stock exchange, which hosts tech companies like Apple, Google and Facebook, is finally opening its private company marketplace to let growth-stage …

One more into the pool: GoDaddy joins OpenStack effort

GoDaddy, the company behind all those small business and personal websites, domain registrations and Danica Patrick commercials, is now a corporate …

AppZero gets $3M to forklift Windows Server shops into the modern era

People are in a tizzy over the looming end of support for the Windows XP desktop operating system. They might spend some of that energy worrying …

Survey: Entrepreneur Confidence Hits All-Time High

New entrepreneurs are looking at 2014 through rose-colored glasses, according to the fourth-quarter Kauffman/LegalZoom Startup Confidence Index.<p>Ninety-one percent of business owners who started companies in the last six months of 2013 are confident or very confident that profitability will increase …

How Wanxiang could revive electric carmaker Fisker

A Delaware judge will decide today whether to accept Wanxiang Group’s outsized $149 million bid for bankrupt electric-car startup Fisker Automotive. The chances are that Judge Kevin Gross will OK the acquisition, which far surpasses the original bid, and will thus create fascinating competition for …

Automotive Industry

How the “internet of things” will replace the web

<i>The second in a series.</i><p>We’ve already written about why 2014 is really, finally the year that the “internet of things”—that effort to remotely control every object on earth—becomes visible in our everyday lives.<p>But most of us don’t recognize just how far the internet of things will go, from …

Chromecast in 2014: international launch, more apps, open SDK and other devices

The Chromecast may have a bright future next year, as Google plans to make the dongle available in multiple international markets, to bring casting support to more apps and make the SDK available to developers.<p>Google’s vice president of product management Mario Queiroz told <i>GigaOM</i> in an interview …

A Quick and Complete History of Bitcoin So You're Not Totally Lost

News stories that are really big unfold over months or years, and tackling them can take almost constant media coverage. But all of that distilled …

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Budget agreement reached

Rep. Paul Ryan and Sen. Patty Murray unveiled a two-year budget agreement late Tuesday night that they say will end years of bitter budget wars on Capitol Hill.<p>The framework amounts to a modest deal that averts another government shutdown, replaces the sequester and provides a level of certainty on …