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Top-companies-hiring-for-autonomous-vehicle-talent

Top companies hiring for autonomous vehicle talent


Monday, September 30, 2019 by

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...


The-DMV-is-selling-driver-data-and-Eve-Maler-weighs-in

The DMV is selling driver data and Eve Maler weighs in


Tuesday, September 24, 2019 by

Motherboard broke the news on September 6 that Departments of Motor Vehicles (DMVs) around the nation have been making millions by selling drivers’ personally identifiable information to thousands of businesses. Amongst the DMVs customers are insurance agencies, tow companies, data brokers and even private investigators – all who are able to purchase records...


Watson-Ads-Builder-announced-from-IBM

Watson Ads Builder announced from IBM


Wednesday, June 12, 2019 by

IBM announced the launch of Watson Ads Builder, a self-service advertising solution that harnesses artificial intelligence (AI) designed to empower creative agencies and developers to help them build engaging, one-on-one conversations between brands and consumers across any digital property. Watson Ads Builder is designed to enable agencies and developers to ingest a...


Digital-intelligence-just-got-a-jolt-by-ABBYY-acquiring-TimelinePI

Digital intelligence just got a jolt by ABBYY acquiring TimelinePI


Wednesday, May 22, 2019 by

ABBYY announced it has signed an agreement to acquire Philadelphia, Pennsylvania-based TimelinePI. TimelinePI provides a comprehensive process intelligence platform designed to empower users to understand, monitor and optimize any business process. The global process analytics market size is expected to grow to USD 1,421.7 million by 2023 according to Research and Ma...


Location-based-mobile-advertising-fraud-is-hard-to-police

Location based mobile advertising fraud is hard to police


Monday, March 18, 2019 by

Mobile ad targeting is a moving target - pun intended, and location data fraud and counterfeiting is a global problem in the advertising ecosystem. Many marketers are unaware of the massive implications that unverified data can have on mobile ad campaigns - it's difficult to geo-target ads that target drive-to-store when the geolocation is wrong or invalid. Locat...


UK-parliamentary-report-says-Facebook-should-be-regulated

UK parliamentary report says Facebook should be regulated


Monday, February 18, 2019 by

Facebook and its executives have been labeled "digital gangsters" in a UK parliamentary report that calls for the company to be regulated, after an 18-month long investigation. The 180-page document says that Facebook willfully broke data privacy and competition laws. A summary of the UK parliamentary report finds Compulsory Code of Ethics for te...


Marketing-experts-say-data-analytics-was-a-good-bet

Marketing experts say data analytics was a good bet


Friday, February 15, 2019 by

Industry analysts and market experts alike have predicted data would play a central role in mobile marketing during 2019. In an effort to better understand its impact, YouAppi has reached out to more than 540 of the world’s top in-house and agency marketers to find out how critical data has become for the brands they represent. A full 98 percent of respondents sai...


Data-science-and-the-currency-of-the-future

Data science and the currency of the future


Wednesday, February 6, 2019 by

A recent study performed by IDC and Seagate forecasted that by 2025, global data will grow to 163 zettabytes. For scale, that’s approximately 1 trillion gigabytes per zettabyte. As the amount of available data grows, businesses are clamoring for larger and larger pieces of the pie. However, when it comes to leveraging data, success doesn’t rest on the quanti...


In-app-mobile-ad-spending-is-taking-a-quarter-of-media-budgets

In app mobile ad spending is taking a quarter of media budgets


Tuesday, February 5, 2019 by

A new study from PubMatic and Forrester reveals that media professionals opt for programmatic buys, via programmatic direct and open exchange, over direct buys for in-app inventory. Buyers also cite targeting capabilities and inventory quality as the top criteria for choosing programmatic in-app publishing partners. The report was a commissioned study conducted by Fo...


How-the-US-Government-shutdown-could-effect-your-app

How the US Government shutdown could effect your app


Friday, January 11, 2019 by

The impacts of the US Government being offline are obvious to the daily operations of the National parks, security agencies, and other federally funded offices. But it doesn't stop there. Techcrunch recently reported how this shutdown (close to the longest running in history), is affecting IPO ready companies, and Karen Hao, a reporter for MIT Technology Review rece...


Get-more-app-advertising-revenue-with-header-bidding-advertisements

Get more app advertising revenue with header bidding advertisements


Monday, December 3, 2018 by

An app publisher deciding to monetize using advertisements is making the smart choice is indicated by a recent study that says 76% of all mobile app revenues come from ads. Another factor boosting the advertising potential of apps is the time spent by users in-app. This has made apps the most effective channel to engage users which has enticed advertisers to direct thei...


Project-OWL-wins-IBM

Project OWL wins IBM's 2018 Call for Code Global Challenge


Wednesday, November 28, 2018 by

Project OWL (Organization, Whereabouts, and Logistics), an IoT and software solution that keeps first responders and victims connected in a natural disaster, has won the 2018 Call for Code Global Challenge. Call for Code is a five-year global initiative that is the largest and most ambitious effort bringing together start-up, academic and enterprise developers to solve ...


Sensor-network-data-integrity-gets-help-from-a-new-blockchain-solution

Sensor network data integrity gets help from a new blockchain solution


Wednesday, November 21, 2018 by

Sixgill, LLC unveiled its new breakthrough blockchain or distributed ledger-based solution for sensor network data integrity. Sixgill Integrity is a ledger-agnostic solution and is designed from the ground up to solve the fundamental need for an end-to-end, real-time sensor data authenticity system. With Integrity, organizations are assured that their emitted data, tran...


Mobile-app-advertising-poised-for-growth-says-Fyber

Mobile app advertising poised for growth says Fyber


Tuesday, October 16, 2018 by

Fyber announced the results of a global survey that Sapio Research was commissioned to conduct amongst media agencies and brands regarding their attitudes and plans for mobile ad campaigns. Overall, media agencies and buyers consider mobile to be the most effective channel to reach and engage users, with mobile in-app inventory delivering the best results across mu...


Presidential-Alerts-and-the-future-of-mobile-communication

Presidential Alerts and the future of mobile communication


Thursday, October 4, 2018 by

FEMA has sent their first emergency test message to all of the mobile devices throughout the United States. They reported every American who owns a smartphone - which is about 75% of the population, should have received the test alert. In total the message went out to a total of 225 million devices right around 1:18 PM CST reading "Presiden...


Tidelift-surpasses-$1M-to-pay-open-source-software-maintainers

Tidelift surpasses $1M to pay open source software maintainers


Friday, September 21, 2018 by

Tidelift announced that it has surpassed one million dollars committed via its platform to pay open source software maintainers to provide professional assurances for their projects, as momentum behind this new approach to professional open source continues to build. Over 100 packages are already on the Tidelift platform, with maintainers getting paid to provide support...


Watch-your-step-at-Fog-World-Congress-2018

Watch your step at Fog World Congress 2018


Wednesday, September 19, 2018 by

When you arrive at Fog World Congress 2018, watch out for the robots. Autonomous mapping robots will be traversing and mapping the venue floor in real-time for conference attendees. It’s fog in action, designed to validate that fog computing systems from various domains can communicate, explained conference organizers. Scheduled for October 1-3 in San Francisco...


Flying-cars-could-be-here-sooner-than-you-think

Flying cars could be here sooner than you think


Wednesday, June 13, 2018 by

According to a recent report from Frost & Sullivan, flying cars are set to disrupt the mobility space with at least ten early entrants expected to launch various versions of flying cars by 2022. With helicopters and other adaptable aviation playing a vital role in supporting law enforcement throughout the U.S., airborne technology is becoming an important accessory ...


Artificial-Intelligence-in-the-public-and-private-sectors

Artificial Intelligence in the public and private sectors


Thursday, June 7, 2018 by

You're not the only one nervous about AI -in light of rapid AI growth and adoption, the U.S. Government recently held three Subcommittee Meetings designed to understand the implications posed by the widespread adoption of AI technology in the public and private sectors. So why is the US Government concerned about AI in society, and what role should it be considering...


Facial-detection-for-verified-ad-views-launches-from-Jinglz

Facial detection for verified ad views launches from Jinglz


Saturday, April 21, 2018 by

Jinglz Inc. has announced the live production release of the PlayJinglz mobile app, and it is now available for public download through the Google Play Store. As a first demonstration of their “Verified View” technology, the PlayJinglz app highlights the company’s unique approach to mobile ad engagement.PlayJinglz allows users to watch short sponsored video content and ...


Mobile-website-or-mobile-app,-the-changing-tides

Mobile website or mobile app, the changing tides


Tuesday, April 17, 2018 by

Programming with native mobile languages has been the keystone way of producing a rock-solid mobile app since the beginning of the mobile app stores, and there’s good reason. After-all, programming as close to the hardware layer as possible is usually your safest bet, and using the language the manufacture fully supports will get that job done with less headaches.But in...


MSU-Data-Center-opens-with-public-celebration

MSU Data Center opens with public celebration


Friday, March 23, 2018 by

Evidence of Mississippi’s innovative use of data will abound as the new National Strategic Planning and Analysis Research Center (NSPARC) Data Center at Mississippi State University celebrates its grand opening on Friday, April 20. The public is invited to join civic and private industry leaders from Mississippi and the NSPARC staff at 100 Technology Dr. in MSU’s Thad C...


Mobile-ad-creative-help-from-Tapjoy-arrives

Mobile ad creative help from Tapjoy arrives


Wednesday, March 21, 2018 by

Tapjoy has announced the launch of the Interplay Studio, an in-house creative team and design studio dedicated to helping brands, agencies and marketers deliver mobile ad creative optimized for in-app environments. Campaigns designed by the Interplay Studio have demonstrated average click-through rate that are 3-5X greater than traditional mobile video ads and deliver a...


New-serverless-CMS-solution-wants-to-take-on-Wordpress

New serverless CMS solution wants to take on Wordpress


Thursday, February 22, 2018 by

Scrivito has announced general availability of their serverless CMS solution, built with ReactJS. Built for digital agencies and medium- to large-sized businesses, the Scrivito looks to help web editors and developers to build, edit and manage all of their different projects.The Web CMS status quo is comprised of aging, unsecure, difficult-to-use and maintenance-heavy o...


NVIDIA-urges-congressional-committee-to-embrace-AI

NVIDIA urges congressional committee to embrace AI


Thursday, February 22, 2018 by

Artificial intelligence represents the biggest technological and economic shift in our lifetime, NVIDIA’s Ian Buck told a U.S. Congressional committee recently. In testimony before a hearing of the House of Representatives Subcommittee on Information Technology, Buck, vice president and general manager of our Tesla business, said the federal government should increase r...


Bitcoin-job-skills-are-hot-says-latest-report

Bitcoin job skills are hot says latest report


Monday, February 12, 2018 by

Upwork has released its newest quarterly index of the hottest skills in the U.S. freelance job market. The Upwork Skills Index ranks the site’s 20 fastest-growing skills in a quarterly series that sheds light on new and emerging skills as an indication of hot freelance job market trends. According to a recent study, 57.3 million Americans (36 percent of the U.S. workfor...


72M-data-points-collected-on-children-in-spite-of-COPPA

72M data points collected on children in spite of COPPA


Wednesday, December 27, 2017 by

New research released shows that adult ad technology is collecting vast amounts of personal data on kids while they’re spending time online. Behind the scenes of many kids apps and games, advertising technology built for adults captures more than 72 million data points on a child before they reach the age of 13. The findings were provided by SuperAwesome.SuperAwesome’s ...


Get-mass-shooting-alerts-near-you-from-TerrorMate-app

Get mass shooting alerts near you from TerrorMate app


Thursday, December 7, 2017 by

TerrorMate, the world’s first terror alert app, is expanding its user alert capabilities to include mass shootings. The real-time intelligence system with well-established terror attack and terror threat alerting capabilities will now deliver structured, accurate mass shooting alerts and safety recommendations to its users within two minutes of an attack anywh...


Community-Data-License-Agreement-announced-by-Linux-Foundation

Community Data License Agreement announced by Linux Foundation


Wednesday, October 25, 2017 by

The Linux Foundation has announced the Community Data License Agreement (CDLA) family of open data agreements. In an era of expansive and often underused data, the CDLA licenses are an effort to define a licensing framework to support collaborative communities built around curating and sharing “open” data. Inspired by the collaborative software development models of ope...


Glispa-acquires-justAd-to-provide-a-better-ad-experience

Glispa acquires justAd to provide a better ad experience


Thursday, September 14, 2017 by

Glispa Global Group has announced that it has acquired justAd, a creative tech platform that enables brands and agencies to easily create, serve and analyze interactive ad units. justAd boosts ad results by allowing the creation of dynamic, interactive creatives at scale. These more engaging ads types enable brands and agencies to reach past “banner blindness syndrome,”...


ShopAdvisor-introduces-version-3.0-of-its-API

ShopAdvisor introduces version 3.0 of its API


Thursday, September 7, 2017 by

ShopAdvisor, Inc, has announced the general availability of Version 3.0 of the ShopAdvisor API. Version 3.0 is faster, more efficient, and more accurate at returning the information needed to power campaigns that provide each consumer with a personalized shopping experience on their smartphone. Brands use the API to power campaigns that engage the shopper intelligently ...


How-blockchain-could-solve-UK

How blockchain could solve UK's customs problem


Thursday, August 17, 2017 by

The Brexit Secretary, David Davis has stated that a new customs system will be in place by 2019. Companies which rely on high-traffic routes on the Irish border and channel ports such as Dover are worried that new bureaucratic measures will cost both time and money as they continue to do business with EU member states. Logistics experts say that proven applications of b...


Missouri-ranks-27th-in-key-measures-of-strength-in-data-driven-economy

Missouri ranks 27th in key measures of strength in data-driven economy


Wednesday, August 2, 2017 by

As data scientists and civic and business leaders across the country marshal the power of data and analytics to grow the economy and address societal challenges, Missouri ranks 27th in how well-prepared it is for success in this new data-driven environment, according to a new analysis by the Center for Data Innovation.The Center, a data-policy think tank affiliated with...


Omni-channel-insights-launch-for-phone-call-analytics-platform-DialogTech

Omni-channel insights launch for phone call analytics platform DialogTech


Wednesday, July 26, 2017 by

DialogTech, a provider of marketing analytics for phone calls, has announced the launch of Dashboard Insights. Businesses and agencies can now access and visualize DialogTech’s call analytics data however they choose to gain the right insights into how phone calls from digital advertising, website interactions and offline marketing drive appointments, customers and reve...


The-cloud-needs-a-makeover-survey-says

The cloud needs a makeover survey says


Monday, July 3, 2017 by

Fugue, Inc., has released the results of its 2017 State of Cloud Infrastructure Operations Survey. The survey, fielded to over 300 IT operations professionals, executives, and developers, found that most respondents believe that the cloud is not living up to expectations because of compliance and security concerns, unexpected downstream costs, and the glut of cloud mana...