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From Android Auto to OnLive: how video is becoming the secret glue of connected devices

Originally posted on Gigaom:
Here’s something you may not know about Android Auto, Google’s (S GOOG) attempt to enter the automotive space: Cars compatible with Android Auto won’t actually run any…

July 4, 2014 · Leave a comment

As electronics get smaller, clothes are getting smarter

Originally posted on Gigaom:
At the Bay Area Maker Faire in May, Anouk Wipprecht stood on stage as Tesla Coils sent close to a million volts of electricity coursing through…

July 4, 2014 · Leave a comment

Indian railways need business management principles, not budget speeches

Originally posted on Quartz:
Earlier today, while inaugurating the 25-km rail link from Udhampur to Katra Vaishno Devi, (which took an unacceptable 12 years to build!) prime minister Narendra Modi…

July 4, 2014 · Leave a comment

An entire island nation is preparing to evacuate to Fiji before they sink into the Pacific

Originally posted on Quartz:
This has to be the weirdest business deal of the week: The Church of England just sold a chunk of forest-covered land on the Fijian island…

July 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

PayPal freezes account of secure email startup ProtonMail, asking “Is it legal?”

Originally posted on Gigaom:
About 6 weeks ago my colleague Barb Darrow covered a new secure email startup called ProtonMail, which was set up by a bunch of MIT, Harvard and…

July 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

After the worst show in 12 years, Indian IPOs are poised for a comeback

Originally posted on Quartz:
Over the last three years, Indian companies haven’t been keen on going public. They had every reason to be worried. Economic growth was slowing, stock markets were jittery,…

July 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

Amazon launches itty-bitty EC2 instances

Originally posted on Gigaom:
On Tuesday, Amazon Web Services (S amzn) launched a new set of tiny “t2″  compute instances that provide a known base-level of compute power but can also “burst up”…

July 1, 2014 · Leave a comment
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