AI game development platform modl appoints new leadership
Wednesday, January 31, 2024 by Freeman Lightner
modl.ai announced today the appointment of James Gwertzman as the new Chairman of its Board of Directors. As Chairman of the Board, Gwertzman will play a critical role in advising modl.ai through its next phase of growth and development in the AI and games industry.
"I'm thrilled to join modl.ai’s world-class team of developers and researchers. Game de...
AppDirect Capital Program receives 100M in funding
Thursday, January 11, 2024 by Freeman Lightner
AppDirect announced it has secured 100M US in funding from global investment group CDPQ. This new investment will support innovative financing options for technology advisors through the AppDirect Capital Invest program, allowing them to access flexible capital to transform and scale their business. Building upon the initial USD 80 million financing ...
Tailored AI to steal the focus from LLMs in 2024 says Harnik Shukla
Friday, December 8, 2023 by Richard Harris
In 2023, we witnessed an explosive proliferation of Large Language Models (LLMs), including ChatGPT, which made a profound impact on various industries. In less than a year, ChatGPT has garnered an astounding 100 million weekly users, while over 2 million developers have harnessed the ChatGPT API to craft innovative solutions across numerous Fortune 500 companies.
AI app store optimization services from SplitMetrics and App Radar
Thursday, November 16, 2023 by Richard Harris
SplitMetrics, an American startup specializing in app growth solutions, has acquired App Radar, an Austrian app marketing and analytics platform in a seven-figure all-cash deal.
The agreement creates the industry’s largest platform providing AI-powered services including paid user acquisition (UA), app store optimization (ASO), conversion rate optimization...
NFT marketplace and gallery to launch from Trend Innovations
Wednesday, April 26, 2023 by Brittany Hainzinger
Trend Innovations Holding Inc. has recently announced that they will combine two recent acquisitions to upgrade and launch a more robust version of the company's newly acquired InstantFAME platform. InstantFAME is a mobile and web application, which operates in the multi-billion-dollar digital artwork marketplace for artists to securely publish and sell their d...
Digital twins will aid developers in 2023
Tuesday, January 24, 2023 by Richard Harris
Dr. William Bain is the founder and CEO of ScaleOut Software, which develops software products to provide operational intelligence for live systems using scalable, in-memory computing. Bill earned a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Rice University. Over a 40-year career focused on parallel computing, he has contributed to advancements at Bell Labs Research, Intel, a...
VCs will fly to quality in 2023
Tuesday, January 24, 2023 by Richard Harris
Andrew Lau, CEO, and co-founder of Jellyfish discusses his predictions for VCs in 2023, including why the days of easy money and endless budgets will come to an end, how the doors are opening for startups to recruit talent that has long been out of reach, and that firms will be deploying heavily once more by the second half of 2023.
VCs will fly to qua...
Developers and brands must make mobile apps far more secure
Tuesday, January 17, 2023 by Christian Hargrave
The bad guys are still breaking digital windows and kicking down digital doors, so to speak, and will continue well into 2023 and beyond!
Consumers through experience or gut instinct will demand that their mobile app providers deliver key security features including trying to stop the increasingly prevalent "man-in-the-middle" attacks. The latest techn...
Why leaders should not fear layoffs in 2023
Friday, January 13, 2023 by Richard Harris
Peter Pezaris from New Relic discusses his predictions for 2023, including why leaders should not fear layoffs, why we will see renewed investments by the end of 2023, how FOMO will unleash venture capital funding, and why founders should foster a network of VC insiders and entrepreneurs to get insights and perspectives.
Leaders should not fear layoffs
App Stability Index of top mobile apps
Wednesday, August 31, 2022 by Brittany Hainzinger
SmartBear, a provider of software development and visibility tools, has released its 2022 App Stability Index Report measuring the stability of the top 250 mobile and web apps used by Bugsnag customers worldwide. Using Bugsnag data from a 30-day period, the third annual report shows mobile apps are continuing the release trend of once per week, moving from a weekly rele...
Its not NFTs people want its ownership
Thursday, August 25, 2022 by Richard Harris
Sami Khan, the co-founder, and CEO of Atlas Reality chatted with us about his journey from an App Marketer to where he is currently, all about ATLAS: EARTH, and how it pairs a mobile-first game world where players can buy land right where they live. We also asked Khan about how the inspiration for the game was derived, what his vision and mission entail for Atlas, ...
Tablet gaming still important in gaming industry
Thursday, August 4, 2022 by Freeman Lightner
The size of the tablet gaming industry is relatively small, but it still forms an integral part of the mobile gaming industry. According to the numbers presented by SafeBettingSites.com, Roblox Corporation was the top-earning iPad gaming publisher in June 2022. The creators of the online game platform and game creation system, Roblox, made $45.99 million through th...
Automation software platform acquired by Perforce Software
Wednesday, April 13, 2022 by Brittany Hainzinger
Perforce Software announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Puppet, an infrastructure automation software platform that enables users to deliver, update, monitor, and secure software across physical and virtual machines. The financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
By increasing productivity, eliminating mistakes, enhancing security...
Advanced analytics solution Datascape from Adjust
Friday, April 8, 2022 by Brittany Hainzinger
Adjust launched Adjust Datascape, a new advanced analytics solution designed to deliver business-critical KPIs and performance metrics faster and easier. With unified data and expanded visual context, mobile app marketers can extract meaningful insights and make smarter strategic marketing decisions in real-time.
Agility is more important than ever as app market...
NFT trademark applications soar
Monday, March 14, 2022 by Brittany Hainzinger
The rising popularity of non-fungible tokens presents opportunities for businesses and brands seeking to integrate the virtual world's into their operations. Brands and individuals are therefore increasingly focused on obtaining trademarks to protect future NFT related products even as the sector continues to take shape.
According to data acquired by Finbold, in ...
Data privacy predictions from Ground Labs
Monday, January 17, 2022 by Freeman Lightner
As Ground Labs Co-Founder, Stephen Cavey leads a global team empowering enterprise partners to discover, manage and secure sensitive data across their organizations.
Stephen has deep security domain expertise with a focus on electronic payments and data security compliance. He is a frequent speaker at industry events such as PrivSec Global, and his expert analy...
Airnow acquires Madrid based Lab Cave
Monday, January 17, 2022 by Brittany Hainzinger
UK mobile app management company, Airnow, has acquired mobile growth services provider, Lab Cave, which specializes in portfolio management, App Store optimization, and launches for the global mobile gaming industry.
This deal is the latest in a line of high-profile acquisitions by the expanding British firm, which acquired MightySignal in July 2021, along with Prior...
Cloud provider trends in 2022
Thursday, January 6, 2022 by Brittany Hainzinger
Amir Rapson co-founded vFunction and serves as its CTO, overseeing technology, product, and engineering. Prior to co-founding vFunction in 2017, Amir was GM and VP R&D at WatchDox until its acquisition by Blackberry, where Amir served as a VP of R&D. Prior to WatchDox, Amir held R&D positions at CTERA Networks and at SofaWare (Acquired by Check Point). Amir ...
Web development platform Vercel acquires Turborepo
Monday, January 3, 2022 by Brittany Hainzinger
Walkie talkie app creator Picslo Corp lands $3.25M in funding
Tuesday, November 23, 2021 by Freeman Lightner
Picslo Corp. has announced a funding round of $3.25 million led by Heroic Ventures and followed by additional investments from TI Platform Ventures, LDV Partners, Partech, Diaspora Ventures, Breega, and Kima Ventures. Leader of one of the world’s fastest-growing audio communities, Picslo is the developer of Walkie-talkie, a popular audio-based social media app aim...
Who will own the Metaverse and why
Tuesday, November 9, 2021 by Christian Hargrave
The Augmented World Expo moves back to in-person and VRdirect is looking forward to connecting with many of the movers and shakers of the VR/AR industry this week.
For those there, or even those of you who aren’t, here’s why VRdirect should be on your radar screen.
Who will own the Metaverse and why
1) Facebook’s Meta, Microsoft, and Apple. Th...
Cryptocurrency market growth in 2021
Monday, October 18, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
The cryptocurrency sector is still growing, attracting more investors aiming to leverage various benefits of the industry. Additionally, the number of new cryptocurrencies joining the market is also accelerating as creators seek to leverage the benefits of blockchain technology.
Cryptocurrency market growth in 2021
According to data acquired by cryptocurrency trad...
Tappx acquires PlayOn Content to monetize video content
Wednesday, September 29, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
Tappx announced it has acquired PlayOn Content, a fast-growth video generation, and monetization platform. The acquisition will create a platform for global publishers which can generate, display and contextually monetize video content.
PlayOn Content supports media publishers to maintain video inventory using its proprietary video players. It currently operates...
Quantum computing company receives over $9M in funding
Thursday, August 26, 2021 by Richard Harris
Quantum Brilliance, a venture-backed Australian-German full-stack quantum accelerator startup, has announced closing a USD$9.7 million seed investment co-led by the QxBranch founders’ and Main Sequence investment consortium.
Quantum Brilliance harnesses synthetic diamonds to build quantum accelerators that do not require near absolute zero temperature or comple...
Growing your gaming app by looking at the data
Tuesday, August 10, 2021 by Andrey Kazakov
The world changed a lot in 2020. And in the mobile app industry, we saw our data reflect shifts in consumer behaviors and accelerated transformations of entire industries. People flocked to their mobile devices to do everything from getting a little Facetime with distant family to buying groceries. In fact, mobile outperformed 2020 expectations, with consumers spending ...
Opsera has announced its Salesforce CD release automation
Monday, June 28, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
Opsera announces its native Salesforce CI/CD release automation functionality. This new feature gives Business Application teams the same powerful DevOps platform that software delivery teams use to significantly shorten software delivery cycles, enhance pipeline quality and security, lower operations costs and align software delivery to business outcomes.
Bugsnag acquired by SmartBear
Monday, May 3, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
SmartBear announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire application stability management pioneer, Bugsnag.
Bugsnag’s best-in-class, full-stack stability and error monitoring technology is leveraged by industry leaders like Airbnb, Slack, Lyft, and more than 6,000 organizations that prioritize application stability and health in order to ...
Spotify to surpass Apple podcasts in 2021
Thursday, March 18, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
Based on ongoing trends, Apple is set to lose its podcast supremacy to Spotify in 2021. According to the research data analyzed and published by Finaria, Spotify is projected to increase its number of listeners by 8 million in 2021 to reach 28.2 million. From the 2020 total of 19.9 million, that will be a remarkable 41.3% increase in one year.
Based on its Q4 2020 ea...
VSM predictive analytics move to the forefront in 2021
Wednesday, January 20, 2021 by Richard Harris
Progressive delivery is a unified lifecycle for improving products, encapsulating planning changes, writing and deploying code, testing safely, and releasing and measuring impact. Next year, the pieces will finally come together to make progressive feature delivery not just a reality, but commonplace throughout the enterprise market. In 2021, we will see several rising ...
Quantum computing in 2021
Monday, January 11, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
Quantum computing is likely to become practical soon, with the capability to break many encryption algorithms. Organizations should plan to upgrade to TLS 1.3 and quantum-safe cryptographic ciphers soon. Big Tech vendors Google and Microsoft will make updates to web browsers, but the server-side is for your organization to review and change. Kick off a Y2 K-li...
API sprawl security concern predictions of 2021 from Volterra
Wednesday, January 6, 2021 by Freeman Lightner
As organizations continue to digitally transform business processes, they are increasingly transitioning from legacy applications to modern, cloud-native apps.
These intricate modern apps feature far more APIs than their predecessors including API sprawl.
Since these apps are built with extensive microservices, many of these APIs are deeply embedded and hidden. Th...
Zero trust security will prevail in 2021
Wednesday, January 6, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
Zero-trust security (when organizations stop trusting their people and services in an IT environment) will become the prevailing model for organizations in 2021. With more companies moving to distributed architectures, technology teams need a scalable way to make security foolproof while managing a growing number of microservices and greater complexity. Companies s...
Mobile game monetization models might be evolving
Thursday, October 1, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
GameRefinery’s database counts with more than 10,000+ analyses of top-performing mobile games. The company has recently acquired UK’s Reflection.io, providing them the capability to offer additional revenue and download data for iOS and Android games spanning 35 markets, in addition to its feature-level insights.
With a library of the latest mobile game d...
GitLab acquires Peach Tech and Fuzzit
Friday, June 12, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
GitLab announced it has acquired Peach Tech and Fuzzit. These acquisitions will add fully-mature testing solutions including protocol fuzzing, API fuzzing, DAST API testing, and coverage-guided fuzz testing. This makes GitLab’s DevSecOps offering the first security solution to offer both coverage-guided and behavioral fuzz testing techniques as well as the fi...
Adjust hires Ville Mikkola as Head of CAAF
Monday, March 23, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
Adjust announced a new senior hire to spearhead its Coalition Against Ad Fraud (CAAF). Ville Mikkola joins as Head of CAAF, the industry-wide alliance founded by Adjust to tackle ad fraud.
Ad fraud stands as one of the biggest threats to marketing success, having claimed an estimated $42 billion of ad dollars in 2019. Founded by Adjust in 2017, CAAF is a coalit...