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GameMaker Studio platform begins closed beta

GameMaker Studio platform begins closed beta

Thursday, March 23, 2017 by

Game developers on Mac will soon receive access to the powerful GameMaker Studio platform for the first time as YoYo Games begins the closed beta period of the long-awaited Mac OS version of GameMaker Studio 2. The Mac IDE closed beta for GameMaker Studio 2 will bring enhancements since the release of GameMaker for Mac in 2011. GameMaker Studio 2 features rich func... Read More

The first data modeling tool for Couchbase NoSQL databases is here

The first data modeling tool for Couchbase NoSQL databases is here

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 by

Hackolade has introduced the first data modeling software tool for the Couchbase NoSQL database community. This software is compatible with Couchbase versions 4.0 through the latest 4.6 release. Standard features of Hackolade, already popular with NoSQL database users, have been adapted to support the specifications of Couchbase.  Users for the new release of Hacko... Read More

OMYO and Blingby team up to make live stream marketing a reality

OMYO and Blingby team up to make live stream marketing a reality

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 by

Research shows that 74% of consumers said there was a connection between watching a video on social media and their purchasing decision-making process. What if there were a better way for marketers to capitalize on such a trend? Imagine watching a Maroon5 video online and you are really liking Adam Levine’s jacket - and while watching the video, you point your cur... Read More

A real-time, open source commerce platform launched by Reaction Commerce

A real-time, open source commerce platform launched by Reaction Commerce

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 by

Reaction Commerce has announced the general availability (GA) release of its breakthrough, real-time and completely open source commerce platform, designed to build, run and scale modern digital stores. Offering the simplicity that businesses expect, along with the reliability, customization and scalability that larger retailers and brands require, Reaction Commerce ena... Read More

Experience severe weather in VR with new app from AccuWeather

Experience severe weather in VR with new app from AccuWeather

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 by

AccuWeather announced the launch of the new virtual reality application, AccuWeather - Weather for Life for Samsung Gear VR, allowing users to and interact with exclusive 360-degree video content, weather information, and updates in revolutionary new ways. The new app gives users an additional platform to access the most personalized, localized weather information. ... Read More

What's happening at IBM Interconnect 2017

What's happening at IBM Interconnect 2017

Monday, March 20, 2017 by

At IBM Interconnect, IBM’s largest cloud computing event of the year, they have announced a whole laundry list of new news items - like client adoption, tech breakthroughs and work they are doing to arm the next gen of cognitive developers. Here's a brief overview on what you might be missing at their latest event:IBM Cloud announcementsNew software and services designe... Read More

Cloud native apps: Perspectives from Navisite

Cloud native apps: Perspectives from Navisite

Thursday, March 16, 2017 by

There is much to be considered in the complex IT ecosystems that support modern enterprises. Just like a clock, each little cog and gear plays a critical role in making sure everything is on time and in working order. Unlike a clock, however, IT environments are far less predictable and must be built with more flexible, scalable parts and pieces to function at an optima... Read More

Following Joking Hazard: New emoji and avatar creator app launches

Following Joking Hazard: New emoji and avatar creator app launches

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 by

After entertaining fans with their super-popular card game Joking Hazard, Cyanide & Happiness just debuted their custom Emoji and Avatar Creator app on iOS and Android. Packed with the same dark and offensive humor that made Joking Hazard the second most-successful card game in Kickstarter history, the app is the latest release from Explosm - Rob DenBleyker, Kris Wi... Read More

The work-for-equity model as expounded by Loom

The work-for-equity model as expounded by Loom

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 by

Critics of companies offering the “work-for-equity” model accuse them of being exploitative; in their minds, “work-for-equity” = work for free. Supporters of the model point to its opportunities for developers to gain a more significant business stake in something they believe in. No matter where you stand, there’s something everyone can agree on: the issue is polarizin... Read More

Dataguise released DgSecure for Google Cloud Storage

Dataguise released DgSecure for Google Cloud Storage

Tuesday, March 14, 2017 by

Dataguise has said that DgSecure Detect now supports sensitive data discovery on Google Cloud Storage (GCS). Integration with GCS extends the range of platforms supported by DgSecure and helps data-driven enterprises move to the cloud with confidence by providing precise sensitive data discovery across the enterprise and in the cloud. With their platform, organizations ... Read More

The biggest delays in digital transformation initiatives

The biggest delays in digital transformation initiatives

Tuesday, March 14, 2017 by

We recently caught up with Robert Reeves, co-founder and CTO of Datical, a provider of database release automation solutions, on the findings of a recent survey - conducted by IDG and commissioned by Datical - that reveal the biggest delays in digital transformation initiatives. ADM: When on the road to digital transformation, what causes the biggest speed bumps?Reeves:... Read More

What we learned at GDC 2017, and dates for GDC 2018 announced

What we learned at GDC 2017, and dates for GDC 2018 announced

Monday, March 13, 2017 by

The 2017 Game Developers Conference (GDC), the world’s largest and longest-running event serving professionals dedicated to the art and science of making games, concluded a successful week of networking, learning and inspiration. In total, the conference hosted more than 26,000 professional attendees, 500 lectures, panels, tutorials and roundtable discussions, and ... Read More

Explaining what AIOps is and why it matters to developers

Explaining what AIOps is and why it matters to developers

Monday, March 13, 2017 by

We recently spoke with Phil Tee, CEO of Moogsoft to learn more Algorithmic Intelligence, (the “AI” in AIOps). What is AIOps you say? It's a new category defined by Gartner research that is an evolution of what the industry previously referred to as ITOA (IT Operations and Analytics).It seems we have reached a point where data science and algorithms are being successfull... Read More

Gibson and Neiman Marcus at SXSW 2017 brings "New Style of Sound"

Gibson and Neiman Marcus at SXSW 2017 brings "New Style of Sound"

Friday, March 10, 2017 by

Gibson Brands is partnering with SXSW and Neiman Marcus to bring its “New Style of Sound” fashion show to Austin as the official kickoff to SXSW Style on March 11, 2017. The “SXSW Style Kickoff Party Presented by Gibson Brands” will take over the Vaughn in downtown Austin with a high-energy runway event pairing innovative products from the Gibson Brands family with... Read More

NVIDIA releases GPU accelerator to improve AI

NVIDIA releases GPU accelerator to improve AI

Friday, March 10, 2017 by

As innovation progresses, more and more processing is being offloaded to the cloud to do the heavy lifting. But how much cloud usage is too much for cloud providers to handle efficiently? That is the answer that many companies hope never to have to answer as they ramp up their cloud usage exponentially. That’s where NVIDIA and Microsoft look to make big changes in the w... Read More

KiwiTech announces a partnership with Blingby

KiwiTech announces a partnership with Blingby

Friday, March 10, 2017 by

Imagine watching a YouTube video and moving your cursor above a person’s jacket. From that simple action, a drop-down appears with information on the jacket, through which a user can click through to purchase. Or what if PM Justin Trudeau is giving a presentation in front of the 4 Seasons in Montreal, move your cursor to the hotel and information on room rentals, ... Read More

App Camp For Girls looks to train the next generation

App Camp For Girls looks to train the next generation

Thursday, March 09, 2017 by

App Camp For Girls, a non-profit organization aimed at correcting the gender imbalance in the software industry, has opened 2017 registration for its popular summer program that teaches girls how to make mobile apps in one week. The program launches its first Chicago camp in 2017, in addition to Portland, Seattle, and Phoenix. This year, the aspiring developers will use... Read More

Making IT professionals play nice with low-code developers

Making IT professionals play nice with low-code developers

Thursday, March 09, 2017 by

With the Department of Labor predicting a shortage of professional developers by 2020, more citizen developers are taking matters into their own hands, building sophisticated enterprise apps with capabilities ranging from task management to automating workflows. A recent survey from Appian fielded over 500 Information Technology Decision Makers to understand challe... Read More

IBM speech recognition becoming as accurate us humans

IBM speech recognition becoming as accurate us humans

Wednesday, March 08, 2017 by

On average, according to IBM, humans tend to misunderstand or mishear up to 5 to 10% of all words they hear from other human beings in a typical conversation. Although that might seem like a lot, our minds can compensate for this quite well and so we don’t tend to even notice that much. But just like humans, computers also have similar issues with mishearing words. This... Read More

IBM is building a quantum computing system

IBM is building a quantum computing system

Wednesday, March 08, 2017 by

IBM announced an industry-first initiative to build commercially available universal quantum computing systems. “IBM Q” quantum systems and services will be delivered via the IBM Cloud platform. While technologies that currently run on classical computers, such as Watson, can help find patterns and insights buried in vast amounts of existing data, quantum computers will... Read More

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