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Weather apps have the highest mobile ad eCPM finds new report

Weather apps have the highest mobile ad eCPM finds new report

Thursday, June 08, 2017 by

A new Q1 2017 report from Smaato was just released. Titled the "Global Trends in Mobile Advertising Report",  data was analyzed from 300 billion mobile ad impressions served on its exchange each month and found that mobile ad space is more valuable than ever before as global eCPMs grew almost 50 percent year-over-year.Fueled by explosive growth in the Asia-Pacific ...

AtScale unveils their new 5.5 platform update

AtScale unveils their new 5.5 platform update

Wednesday, June 07, 2017 by

The adoption of the data lake over the past few years has proven that enterprises want a way to store vast amounts of raw data in its native format until needed for consumption. New database platforms like Hadoop or Google BigQuery have provided affordable solutions to let enterprises store data. However, when this data is not put to use, Data Lakes became Data Swamps. ...

Enterprise threat dubbed HospitalGown infests thousands of apps

Enterprise threat dubbed HospitalGown infests thousands of apps

Tuesday, June 06, 2017 by

Appthority, an enterprise mobile threat protection company, published research on a newly discovered backend data exposure vulnerability, dubbed HospitalGown, that highlights the connection between mobile apps and insecure backend databases containing enterprise data. Appthority documented more than 1,000 apps with this vulnerability, and researched in detail 39 applica...

IBM Watson and Sesame Workshop launches AI vocabulary learning app

IBM Watson and Sesame Workshop launches AI vocabulary learning app

Tuesday, June 06, 2017 by

IBM and Sesame Workshop have announced that Georgia’s Gwinnett County Public Schools, one of the nation’s top urban school districts, has completed an initial pilot of the industry’s first cognitive vocabulary learning app, built on the IBM and Sesame Intelligent Play and Learning Platform. The new platform, based on IBM Cloud, enables an ecosystem of software developer...

AOL launches Smart Yield beta

AOL launches Smart Yield beta

Monday, June 05, 2017 by

AOL has announced the beta launch of Smart Yield, a mobile-first solution that solves the challenge of leveling the demand bidding playing field for mobile publishers. By creating a unified auction, Smart Yield provides advertisers with the inventory they want and mobile publishers and app developers with the opportunity to gain the highest possible yield for each impre...

The BlackBerry Dynamics Launcher makes enterprise mobility relevant

The BlackBerry Dynamics Launcher makes enterprise mobility relevant

Monday, June 05, 2017 by

Appdome, a cloud hub for mobile app integration, has announced the expansion of its automated service for BlackBerry Dynamics to include the BlackBerry Dynamics Launcher. The launcher offers a secure mobile desktop as an overlay to mobile apps, making business apps and tasks easily accessible and actionable in one place. Appdome now allows enterprise users - developers ...

The evolution of Mario Kart

The evolution of Mario Kart

Saturday, June 03, 2017 by

Mario Kart is a progression of go-kart-style hustling computer games created and distributed by Nintendo as turn offs from its trademark Super Mario arrangement. The first in the arrangement, Super Mario Kart, was published in 1992 on the Super Nintendo Entertainment System to basic and business success. There have been five Mario Kart amusements discharged for home con...

A talk with Stack Overflow about their new app

A talk with Stack Overflow about their new app

Friday, June 02, 2017 by

Stack Overflow has recently released their new app to the mobile markets, allowing developers everywhere to seek the coding answers that they desire in an all new and stylish way. If you're anything like me, Stack Overflow is a necessity when it comes to troubleshooting and debugging any code language for any platform. Their website sports a robust community of knowledg...

Hacking into unsecured webcams is too easy

Hacking into unsecured webcams is too easy

Thursday, June 01, 2017 by

Are You Being Watched?No other exploit is as vicious or expedient with its results as camera activation malware. An adversary is virtually guaranteed a successful blackmail or espionage campaign when you have compiled hours upon hours of video footage of a powerful executive or government official “satisfying their intellectual curiosity” in front of their computer, in ...

The power of community in DevOps

The power of community in DevOps

Thursday, June 01, 2017 by

We interviewed Jason Hand, a DevOps evangelist for for VictorOps, to learn about how much the community surrounding a technology can be either a supreme advantage over your competitors or the hindrance that will bring your project to a screeching halt. Collaboration can be a double edged sword and requires a constant effort on all fronts to prove successful. Like a cog ...

RapidAPI acquired the Mashape Marketplace

RapidAPI acquired the Mashape Marketplace

Wednesday, May 31, 2017 by

RapidAPI announced that it has acquired the Mashape Marketplace, giving developers access to a massive new inventory of APIs, becoming the world’s largest API marketplace.The API economy is growing rapidly - expected to be a $2.2 trillion market by 2018, according to Ovum Research. APIs are playing a vital role in the development and operations of modern apps, with anyt...

New enterprise cloud platform analyzes unstructured data

New enterprise cloud platform analyzes unstructured data

Tuesday, May 30, 2017 by

A new version of ABBYY FlexiCapture has been released. The scalable and universal enterprise capture platform enables organizations to automatically classify, extract, validate and direct business critical data from incoming customer communications and operational processes - such as customer requests, queries and transactions. Utilizing a range of automated machine lea...

The Future of AR in mobile apps

The Future of AR in mobile apps

Tuesday, May 30, 2017 by

Augmented reality: the shiny new toy that every company wants to get their hands on and be a part of. Since Facebook launched its AR platform a few weeks ago at F8, augmented reality has now become the standard in which companies must reach to achieve complete consumer interaction.While there is still a lot to discover and unleash when it comes to the capabilities of AR...

AppsFlyer releases Active Fraud Insights 2.0

AppsFlyer releases Active Fraud Insights 2.0

Monday, May 29, 2017 by

AppsFlyer has announced Active Fraud Insights 2.0 in conjunction with a release addressing the responsibility of ad networks to combat mobile fraud and beginning an initiative to regulate the AppsFlyer ecosystem with a review of its 2,500+ integrated ad networks to ensure they are minimizing fraudulent traffic being sent to marketers.Active Fraud Insights 2.0 is part of...

IFTTT releases platform for developers to build and publish applets

IFTTT releases platform for developers to build and publish applets

Monday, May 29, 2017 by

IFTTT is opening its platform to thousands of individual developers. The new Maker tier will allow anyone who signs up to build and publish Applets by using the tools they unveiled for its partners in November 2016. Makers can build with more than 430 service APIs that are currently on the platform.Before this launch, any user could build new Applets that worked with tw...

Your SIGNAL 2017 conference briefing

Your SIGNAL 2017 conference briefing

Saturday, May 27, 2017 by

Twilio has a made a whole bunch on announcements at their SIGNAL.2017 conference this year. So if you didn't make it to the conference, here's briefing on some of the major talking points.Twilio launches Functions - A Serverless Environment for Rapidly Building on the Twilio Cloud Communications PlatformFunctions is a serverless environment that empowers developers to f...

Mavin says that social media is an untapped user engagement tool

Mavin says that social media is an untapped user engagement tool

Friday, May 26, 2017 by

In the race to engage and retain consumers, the app industry continues to lag behind social media, where trending topics and memes continue to win mind share for brands. Today, that changes with the launch of Mavin Motion, the only end-to-end platform enabling apps to capitalize on events and trends as they happen to better engage their audiences over the long-term. Alo...

Digital transformation wave reaches the sports industry

Digital transformation wave reaches the sports industry

Thursday, May 25, 2017 by

Built.io, a provider of digital transformation solutions, has announced the general availability of its Digital Fan Experience Platform, which allows sports franchises to reinvent how they connect with their fans - during game time and beyond.Now, sports franchises around the world have access to the same award-winning platform from Built.io that helped NBA teams like t...

Drag and drop game creator studio GameMaker updates to version 2

Drag and drop game creator studio GameMaker updates to version 2

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 by

YoYo Games’ recently launched cross-platform 2D game engine, GameMaker Studio 2, is now available in a convenient education package specifically for schools and their students. Any approved university or school affiliate will now have access to a free trial version with zero time restrictions/commitments and a simple option to upgrade to the full version. Educational in...

The cloud is changing under our nose according to Packet

The cloud is changing under our nose according to Packet

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 by

We recently sat down with Zac Smith, CEO of Packet to talk about the challenges with existing cloud and infrastructure solutions for the modern app developer. As new and emerging technologies and consumer experiences including IoT, virtual/augmented reality, mobile gaming, drones, and autonomous cars become more common, developers building apps to power these things wil...

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