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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

Cut the Rope creator ZeptoLab transforms into a mobile app publisher

Cut the Rope creator ZeptoLab transforms into a mobile app publisher

Tuesday, March 07, 2017 by

ZeptoLab, the app gaming company behind Cut the Rope franchise and the mobile multiplayer hit King of Thieves, announced that they have officially entered the publishing business by opening a website where mobile game developers from all over the world can now leave their submissions.ZeptoLab has been “soft-launching” their publishing activities for about a year by part... Read More

Game developers and crunchtime

Game developers and crunchtime

Tuesday, March 07, 2017 by

Lets admit it, game development (for most of us) is far more exciting than working out some business logic problem with databases and custom views - right? But it's not all fun and "games". As with every avenue of programming and design, there are deadlines, and things that keep you at the office late. But crunchtime and game development seem to be joined at the hi... Read More

Blueprint Storyteller for Agile gets updated

Blueprint Storyteller for Agile gets updated

Monday, March 06, 2017 by

Blueprint Software announced the latest release of Blueprint Storyteller for Agile, its Agile planning solution that enables business-driven DevOps delivery and upfront automation. The new Storyteller functionality makes it easier for organizations to shift to continuous delivery, and helps them achieve Agile at scale. By automating business activities and clearly ... Read More

5G network speeds getting closer with new 5G LaaS

5G network speeds getting closer with new 5G LaaS

Saturday, March 04, 2017 by

Spirent and Nokia announced the 5G Lab-as-a-service (LaaS) - a new platform for Nokia’s Oulu-based network infrastructure testing labs. The first of its kind, the 5G LaaS features a self-service portal - through which it allows for global accessibility to simultaneous users so Nokia engineers can rapidly spin–up, tear down and reuse 5G hybrid test beds from any loc... Read More

Game Developers Choice Awards game of the year goes to..

Game Developers Choice Awards game of the year goes to..

Friday, March 03, 2017 by

Blizzard Entertainment’s popular and stylish multiplayer shooter, Overwatch, was honored with the prize for Game of the Year at this year's 17th annual Game Developers Choice Awards (GDCA) ceremony during the 2017 Game Developers Conference (GDC) at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. Overwatch’s carefully calibrated balance and polished gameplay mechanics also earned ... Read More

Docker for the Enterprise launched with a Certification Program

Docker for the Enterprise launched with a Certification Program

Friday, March 03, 2017 by

Docker has announced their Enterprise Edition (EE), a new commercial platform for enterprise development and IT ops teams that build, run, and operate business-critical applications in production at scale across the software supply chain. Comprised of a container runtime, with integrated and multi-tenant orchestration, security and management in addition to an ecosystem... Read More

Watch the new Epic Games Unreal Engine 4 video

Watch the new Epic Games Unreal Engine 4 video

Thursday, March 02, 2017 by

The new Unreal Engine video highlights some tools such as photo-real character rendering, professional grade cinematography, high-performance VR at 90 FPS, access to the full editor in VR, lighting and editing via the Sequencer cinematic tool, flexible post-processing, Blueprint visual scripting, the visual Material Editor, GPU-accelerated particle simulations, full C++... Read More

Webscale launches new WAF to thwart attacks on eCommerce sites

Webscale launches new WAF to thwart attacks on eCommerce sites

Thursday, March 02, 2017 by

Webscale has announced the launch of their Cloud Web Application Firewall (WAF), the first of a new line of a-la-carte solutions designed to address the pain points many businesses face with regards to the security, availability and performance of their critical web applications. While the market is flush with WAF solutions that combat malicious attacks at the edge of a... Read More

Mobile UX is just as important as functionality

Mobile UX is just as important as functionality

Thursday, March 02, 2017 by

Editors note: Guest submission by Daniel AssoulineWhen building new software or apps, many developers make the mistake of prioritizing functionality over user experience. But user experience is just as important - if not even more important than functionality in any software, app or product. Take security software, for example. By focusing on the functionality, it can p... Read More

How to increase app revenue by using analytics

How to increase app revenue by using analytics

Wednesday, March 01, 2017 by

Editors note: Guest submission by Mark Rosner, CRO of AppLovinYou wouldn’t create a website without at least one line of code for Google Analytics. So why would you create an app without it? Analytics might seem like an obvious element to incorporate into app development, but I’m still shocked that I regularly meet developers who don’t use analytics at all, or bare... Read More

It's getting cheaper to buy installs but users don't stick around says Fiksu

It's getting cheaper to buy installs but users don't stick around says Fiksu

Wednesday, March 01, 2017 by

January indexes from Fiksu DSP have revealed decreasing costs to drive installs across both iOS and Android devices, and increasing costs to acquire a user that makes a purchase. The data from Fiksu DSP tracks more than 38 trillion marketing events including impressions, clicks, downloads, registrations, purchases and other loyal user actions across 4.1 billion devices.... Read More

Tips for success in today's app market: A chat with Sean Galligan of Yahoo

Tips for success in today's app market: A chat with Sean Galligan of Yahoo

Wednesday, March 01, 2017 by

As consumers continue to spend more time using mobile apps, app developers and marketers want to better understand this behavior and how to stand out in the crowd. That's why we had a chat with Sean Galligan, Vice President and Industry Lead for the technology, media and telecom categories at Yahoo to share his insights on how marketers can drive adoption of their ... Read More

Increase user engagement with emojis inside push alerts

Increase user engagement with emojis inside push alerts

Tuesday, February 28, 2017 by

Leanplum has announced a new Mobile Marketing Trends report that confirms the effectiveness of emoji push notifications in mobile communications. This growth is driven by consumer love for emojis and the emotions they evoke, and it is clear from the data - provided by Leanplum and App Annie - that emojis are more likely to influence conversions. The report provides a bl... Read More

IT departments continue to struggle says new report

IT departments continue to struggle says new report

Tuesday, February 28, 2017 by

BigPanda, the Algorithmic Event Management Platform that transforms high volumes of IT alerts into actionable insights, announced the release of its 2017 “State of Monitoring” report. The company’s annual survey is designed to evaluate the current IT monitoring landscape, including a review of the most popular tools for monitoring, deployment, and tick... Read More

CloudBees Jenkins Enterprise announced

CloudBees Jenkins Enterprise announced

Monday, February 27, 2017 by

CloudBees, Inc. announced the availability of CloudBees Jenkins Enterprise to help enterprises accelerate software delivery and meet the rapidly growing volume of software development. Every company in every industry is dependent on software to support strategic initiatives and competitive differentiation. To support this business imperative, IT departments are ado... Read More

Dataiku DSS 4.0 helps organizations manage enterprise data science

Dataiku DSS 4.0 helps organizations manage enterprise data science

Monday, February 27, 2017 by

Dataiku Data Science Studio (DSS), has announced the release of Dataiku DSS 4.0, which introduces new functionalities that improve the production, development, and management of enterprise data science projects. The latest version of the team-based enterprise data science platform streamlines collaboration across large teams, improves large customer-base segmentation an... Read More

AirMap secures $26M to become the air traffic controller for drones

AirMap secures $26M to become the air traffic controller for drones

Saturday, February 25, 2017 by

AirMap announced a $26 million Series B funding round led by Microsoft Ventures, with additional participation from Airbus Ventures, Qualcomm Ventures (the investment arm of Qualcomm Incorporated), Rakuten, Sony, Yuneec, and existing investors General Catalyst and Lux Capital. The new investment brings their total funding to more than $43 million. The Series B fund... Read More

Apps will soon have to be compatible with over 100 devices

Apps will soon have to be compatible with over 100 devices

Friday, February 24, 2017 by

The Mobile World Congress 2017 has prompted AppFutura to release a report with keys to create a mobile app with the collaboration of development companies worldwide. Main conclusions show that apps will have to be more dynamic and adapt to the increasing number of devices and technologies available, still far from the mobile market full potential.Mobile applications hav... Read More

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