Tech program for teenage girls in the UK gets help from Sony
Tuesday, October 15, 2019 by Brittany Harris
InnovateHer is teaming up with Sony’s PlayStation brand to expand its eight week tech program for teenage girls to more locations across the country. The Digital Bootcamp program aims to give girls aged between 12-16 key tech and interpersonal skills whilst encouraging them to consider STEM subjects and careers in tech.
Currently, girls make up only 2...
ABBYY enhances machine learning technology
Monday, October 14, 2019 by Richard Harris
ABBYY announced FlexiCapture 12 has enhanced machine learning (ML) technology to further improve the accuracy and speed of processing enterprise content. The modern intelligent document processing (IDP) platform delivers a unified platform whether deployed on premise, in the cloud or called by developers using SDK or RESTful APIs.
FlexiCapture meets the needs of orga...
Visual AI testing from Applitools just expanded
Thursday, October 10, 2019 by Richard Harris
Applitools announced expansion of its offering to provide comprehensive, end-to-end test automation capabilities for any type of web or mobile applications. Applitools’ world class Visual AI technology combined with its new Ultrafast Grid provides unparalleled test automation performance including significantly faster test runs, improved detection of bugs, signifi...
The fastest growing app markets in 2019
Thursday, October 10, 2019 by Freeman Lightner
Adjust has released its inaugural Mobile Growth Map. The global report which draws on data from nearly 3,500 apps released in 2018, charts growth, retention, and other key metrics. It also breaks data down across 31 countries and four industry verticals (E-commerce, Entertainment, Gaming, and Utilities) to reveal how well the apps have performed.
Get the 2019 State of Automated Visual Testing Report
Wednesday, October 9, 2019 by Richard Harris
Applitools, the provider of Visual AI for intelligent functional and visual testing, has announced the expansion of its offering to provide comprehensive, end-to-end test automation capabilities for any type of web or mobile applications. Applitools' Visual AI technology combined with its new Ultrafast Grid provides unparalleled test automation p...
Contentstack lands $31.5M in Series A funding
Wednesday, October 9, 2019 by Freeman Lightner
Contentstack, the enterprise Digital Experience Platform, has announced $31.5 million in Series A funding led by Insight Partners with participation from existing backers Illuminate Ventures and GingerBread Capital. Teddie Wardi, Managing Director at Insight, will join Contentstack's Board of Managers. The capital will be used to scale ...
PostCon 2019 takeaways
Thursday, October 3, 2019 by Richard Harris
API developers came from silicon valley and beyond to attend the second annual POST/CON 2019 event, which has now passed. Postman users and customer presenters have shared their biggest take-ways (pasted below). The event was very successful for hundreds of attendees that work in API development offering an opportunity to learn first-hand how other enterprises and Postm...
What Render announced at TechCrunch Disrupt SF's Startup Battlefield
Thursday, October 3, 2019 by Freeman Lightner
Render announced three major additions to its platform - Disks, Infrastructure as Code in the form of render.yaml and Deploy To Render button - onstage at TechCrunch Disrupt SF’s Startup Battlefield. Startup Battlefield showcases the most promising early-stage and fundamentally disruptive startups.
When it comes to hosting applications in the cloud, developers ...
In-App advertising 2019 survey released
Thursday, October 3, 2019 by Richard Harris
Fyber has released the 2019 State of In-App Advertising and Monetization survey, which looks into the present and future of in-app advertising and monetization. Fyber commissioned Sapio Research to conduct the survey among 400 marketers and 400 app developers in the UK and US. The results show a dramatic shift away from the traditional waterfall model of trading in-app ...
Render integrates Market as a Service
Wednesday, October 2, 2019 by Christian Hargrave
Manifold revealed Render as the first cloud platform to integrate its Marketplace-as-a-Service offering into its streamlined developer experience. Render Addons give developers immediate, pre-integrated access to a variety of third-party cloud services they can use to build great applications.
“We’ve been amazed with how easy Manifold made it to inte...
Yellowbrick Data launches Cloud Data Warehouses and DR services
Wednesday, October 2, 2019 by Freeman Lightner
Yellowbrick Data, a provider in enterprise data warehousing, has announced the Yellowbrick Cloud Data Warehouse and the Yellowbrick Cloud Disaster Recovery (Cloud DR) service. The Yellowbrick Cloud Data Warehouse has been operating in enterprise production environments since early 2019, and both new products leverage the power of the Yellowbrick Data Warehouse, the...
The rise of shadow IT
Monday, September 30, 2019 by Freeman Lightner
Mendix has announced key findings on the readiness of companies to successfully implement digital transformation initiatives. The survey shines a spotlight on the rise of "shadow IT", when business teams pursue tech solutions on their own, independently of IT in an effort to deal with the persistent shortage of soft...
Top companies hiring for autonomous vehicle talent
Monday, September 30, 2019 by Brittany Harris
When news about autonomous vehicles filled headlines a few years ago, it was characterized by bold claims: that entire lanes would be dedicated to hands-free driving by 2020 and door-to-door autonomous trips would be possible around 2030, for example.
Since then, the frenzy about an autonomous takeover of our personal transportation system has waned. But a new realit...
Facebook remains the top media source for app installs
Monday, September 30, 2019 by Richard Harris
AppsFlyer released the ninth edition of the Performance Index. For the very first time, Google has surpassed Facebook in the total number of attributed installs, increasing its share of the app install pie eightfold in the last five years.
Importantly, Facebook remains the top media source in the Index's global power rankings, delivering high-quality users in mos...
IVR technology is losing money from customers because people hate them
Friday, September 27, 2019 by Freeman Lightner
Vonage, a global business cloud communications leader, today published new research which reveals that more than half (51%) of consumers have abandoned a business altogether because they've reached an automated menu of options, known as Interactive Voice Response (IVR), losing that company $262 per customer every year.
The 2019 Vonage IVR sur...
Oculus Connect 6 announcements
Thursday, September 26, 2019 by Richard Harris
Oculus Connect 6 unveiled Facebook Horizon, an interconnected and ever-expanding social VR world where people can explore new places, play games, and build communities - launching in beta in 2020. They announced hand tracking on Oculus Quest, which will enable natural interaction in VR using your own hands, all without the need for a controller, external sensors, gloves...
Silicon Labs Series 2 mesh networking modules are out now
Thursday, September 26, 2019 by Freeman Lightner
Silicon Labs has launched a new portfolio of highly integrated, secure Wireless Gecko modules that reduce development cost and complexity, making it easier to add robust mesh networking connectivity to a wide range of Internet of Things (IoT) products. The new MGM210x and BGM210x Series 2 modules support leading mesh protocols (Zigbee, Thread, and Bluetoo...
.NET Core 3.0 is here
Wednesday, September 25, 2019 by Richard Harris
Microsoft has announced the release of .NET Core 3.0. It includes many improvements, including adding Windows Forms and WPF, adding new JSON APIs, support for ARM64 and improving performance across the board. C# 8 is also part of this release, which includes nullable, async streams, and more patterns. F# 4.7 is included and focused on relaxing syntax and targeting .NET ...
InterSystems launches QuickML with machine learning capabilities
Tuesday, September 24, 2019 by Christian Hargrave
InterSystems, a provider of information technology platforms for health, business, and government applications, has launched QuickML, available to users of the InterSystems IRIS Data Platform and the InterSystems IRIS for Health Data Platform. The announcement was made at InterSystems Global Summit 2019, the company's annual conference,...
Conversational AI for Fintechs is out now from Finn AI and MX
Tuesday, September 24, 2019 by Freeman Lightner
Finn AI, the AI-powered conversational banking technology provider, has announced a new partnership with MX, the data platform for banks, credit unions, and Fintechs. Together, Finn AI and MX will combine the power of clean and enhanced financial data with conversational AI to deliver personalized, digital-first experiences for millions of consumers around the worl...
Create dapps on Hedera Hashgraph platform through Open Access (OA)
Wednesday, September 18, 2019 by Freeman Lightner
Hedera Hashgraph, an enterprise-grade public distributed ledger platform, has announced Open Access (OA) to its mainnet beta. OA allows anyone from the general public to create accounts and any developer to build decentralized applications (dapps) on the Hedera Hashgraph platform. With hundreds of developers already building on the network over the last few months ...
Mobile gaming industry benchmarks offer fresh look on industry
Wednesday, September 18, 2019 by Christian Hargrave
Mobile game industry benchmarks report has been released by GameAnalytics, offering a fresh look at how gamers play and pay on their smartphones. The report highlights performance benchmarks for key metrics across the top 16 genres, including retention, session length, stickiness, conversion rate, ARPPU, and ARPDAU. In this report, GameAnalytics has also partnered with ...
National Coding Week Begins
Tuesday, September 17, 2019 by Freeman Lightner
As summer camps and organizations like Girls Who Code and iD Tech Camps continue to rise in popularity, the interest in developing coding skills at a young age reflects the growing number of coding jobs available. It is estimated that 1 million jobs related to computer programming will remain unfilled in 2020, with the field growing 12 percent faster than the ...
Ad LTV benchmarks report for Q2 2019
Tuesday, September 17, 2019 by Richard Harris
SOOMLA, the mobile admeasurement and insights company, has released its first Ad LTV Benchmarks report for 2019.
This report provides an in-depth analysis that unveils mobile Ad LTV (lifetime value) data for Day 7 and Day 30 Broken down by Traffic Sources, Device Models, Operating Systems and Countries. The purpose of the Ad LTV report is to expose in-app ...
Unbiased real-time in-app bidding solution launches
Monday, September 16, 2019 by Richard Harris
AppLovin announced the launch of MAX, an unbiased real-time in-app bidding solution, less than a year after its acquisition of MAX Inc. Since its beta period in early 2019, MAX has been offering advertisers equal opportunity to bid simultaneously on each impression in a publisher’s inventory via a single unified auction. This process is meant to yield the highest ...
Memory module XR-DIMM gets aviation equipment certification
Friday, September 13, 2019 by Christian Hargrave
Apacer announces the release of the XR-DIMM. This rugged memory module is the first on the market to meet the exacting standards of the US RTCA DO-160G test, an aviation equipment certification that marks the XR-DIMM as resistant to high levels of vibration and therefore ideal for defense and aeronautical applications.
Since 2018, Apacer has been manufacturing DDR4 X...
JOIN 2019 conference details released
Friday, September 13, 2019 by Richard Harris
Looker has announced details for JOIN 2019, its annual three-day conference designed to offer a unique opportunity to explore the latest in practical data skills, network with fellow data enthusiasts and engage with leaders across the data community. In-depth sessions will be led by industry experts from companies including Slack, Namely, Chicago Cubs, WW...
Ballerina cloud native programming language launches
Friday, September 13, 2019 by Richard Harris
The growth of digital services, mobile apps, and connected devices are creating an explosion of endpoints, from APIs to events, data streams, microservices, serverless apps, and other digital assets. Developers today need a more modern and agile approach to connect to these endpoints than a traditional centralized enterprise service bus (ESB) can offer. Ballerina 1.0, n...
IBM's z15 launches with Data Privacy Passports
Friday, September 13, 2019 by Freeman Lightner
Against a backdrop of global privacy breaches, with the cost of each security breach in the U.S. clocking in on avg $8.2 million, IBM launched "z15", the enterprise platform that delivers the ability to fully manage the privacy of customer data across hybrid and multi-cloud environments.
As part of the launch, IBM is announcing Data Privacy Passports, ...
NGINX 2019 F5 announcements for DevOps, NetOps, and SecOps
Thursday, September 12, 2019 by Freeman Lightner
At NGINX Conf, F5 Networks announced several new solutions designed to help DevOps, NetOps, and SecOps teams better collaborate in delivering modern applications.
“Companies are at a digital tipping point,” said Gus Robertson, SVP and GM of NGINX at F5. “They must modernize their apps and infrastructure in order to offer experiences as compelling as...
COBOL at 60
Thursday, September 12, 2019 by Richard Harris
Micro Focus commenced its COBOL60 activities, celebrating the continued relevance of information technology’s most enduring business language. Known for its innovation, portability, readability, and business-centricity, COBOL has continually expanded and adapted to support new technologies and business demands.
COBOL at 60
Created in 1959 as a U.S Department...
Service mesh for all
Thursday, September 12, 2019 by Richard Harris
Kong Inc. announced the release of an open-source project called Kuma. Based on the popular open-source Envoy proxy, Kuma is a universal control plane that addresses limitations of first-generation service mesh technologies by enabling seamless management of any service on the network. Kuma runs on any platform – including Kubernetes, containers, virtual machines,...
Eclipse reaches milestone with Jakarta EE 8 specifications
Wednesday, September 11, 2019 by Freeman Lightner
During the JakartaOne Livestream virtual conference, the Eclipse Foundation announced the release of the Jakarta EE 8 Full Platform and Web Profile specifications and related Technology Compatibility Kits (TCKs). This release provides a new baseline for the evolution and innovation of enterprise Java technologies under an open, vendor-neutral, community-driven proc...
What Apple iOS developers can expect from iOS 13, iPhone, and more
Tuesday, September 10, 2019 by Richard Harris
Unlike the WWDC held by Apple every year, today is the Apple event any gearhead wants to sit and watch - even if you aren't a developer. New iPhones, new iPads, new Macbooks - there will be no shortage of hardware news coming from Steve Jobs Way, Cupertino, CA.
Here is all we know so far, which is largely speculatory -but some of this is founded on actual re...
Best Practices for Kubernetes and more from Platform9
Tuesday, September 10, 2019 by Freeman Lightner
Platform9 has announced it will present at a webinar hosted by CNCF and hosts three Kubernetes Days events globally.
“KubeVirt - Beyond Containers: Coming full circle back to VMs!” on a CNCF-hosted Webinar
In this CNCF webinar, Roopak Parikh, Co-Founder & CTO at Platform9, and Joshua Hurt, Senior Software Engineer at Platform9, will...