Forge beta launches to reward gamers for their achievments
Wednesday, October 25, 2023 by Freeman Lightner
Forge, the video game platform that connects and rewards gamers for their gaming achievements and ongoing play has opened to players in beta. The platform announced a $11 million seed funding round, led by Makers Fund, BITKRAFT Ventures, and Animoca Brands, with participation from Hashkey Capital, Polygon Ventures, Formless Capital, and Adaverse. Forge’s...
Fake app reviews impact developers more than you think
Thursday, June 29, 2023 by Freeman Lightner
Developers are well aware that a significant portion of online reviews for products and services, including those on popular platforms like Amazon, eBay, and TripAdvisor, are in fact fake. The issue of fake app reviews has become an increasingly pressing concern. These deceptive reviews have wide effects on both developers and consumers alike, significantly impacting th...
Automating network resilience optimization during challenging times
Friday, May 12, 2023 by Tracy Collins
Unless you have been living under a rock for the past many months, the term "tech layoffs" is one you have undoubtedly heard repeated over and over again in the news cycle, and there's a good chance you are already sick of it. This year alone, no less than 40,000 workers at marquee companies like Alphabet, Microsoft, Spotify, and Amazon were given the...
Tech layoffs are increasing at a staggering rate
Tuesday, April 4, 2023 by Richard Harris
BanklessTimes has recently revealed its findings after analyzing data to reveal the major tech companies laying off staff in March 2023. March isn’t yet over, and already two of the world’s largest tech firms have announced significant layoffs. Meta is to let go 10,000 of its employees, while Amazon is not far behind with 9,000 worker redundancies.
Internet advertising continues to grow believe it or not
Thursday, February 23, 2023 by Richard Harris
Astute Analytica has found that internet advertising remains the largest and most rapidly growing sector in the digital marketing industry, reporting nearly $476.46 billion in revenue in 2022. According to their research, mobile advertising accounts for the largest portion of digital advertising spend, making up nearly half of the total revenue. Moreover, the study high...
Developments likely to be big in 2023
Wednesday, February 1, 2023 by Richard Harris
Looking ahead to 2023 doesn't necessarily require gazing into crystal balls, throwing bones, or even consulting Tarot cards. Instead, we can expect an acceleration of several major developments already in motion, and that makes for far more reliable prognostications.
The developments likely to be big in 2023
Among the moves and shakes in security, technology, ...
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...
Chat SDK for developers from Agora
Wednesday, October 26, 2022 by Brittany Hainzinger
Agora, Inc. announces the global availability of Agora Chat, a new SDK that aims to make it easy for developers to rapidly embed real-time in-app chat into their web and native apps; providing an immersive experience that keeps their users more connected, informed, and engaged. The launch of Agora Chat coincides with the start of Agora’s flagship event RTE202...
VMware Tanzu portfolio updates
Tuesday, July 26, 2022 by Freeman Lightner
VMware has announced multiple Tanzu portfolio updates to enhance the developer experience with the general availability of Tanzu Application Platform version 1.2 and Tanzu Mission Control Cluster Configuration. With these two updates, VMware is delivering solutions to help developers succeed without hampering innovation and agility.
VMware Tanzu portfolio updates
Solving game development bottlenecks with cloud computing
Friday, May 13, 2022 by Richard Harris
For years, baking lightmaps have been a necessary but time-consuming part of game development. Pre-calculating lighting information improves performance in-game, but consumes on-premises computing resources, tying up artists' workstations or valuable network machines for minutes, if not hours, at a time.
But now, thanks to the power of cloud computing, ...
Kingdom Guard from tap4fun launches
Monday, May 9, 2022 by Brittany Hainzinger
Flexion Mobile Plc (Nasdaq: FLEXM), the Android games distribution company announced that it has launched the new game Kingdom Guard from tap4fun on the Amazon App Store and the Samsung Galaxy Store.
3D geolocation capabilities for Widow Games apps
Thursday, April 28, 2022 by Richard Harris
NextNav has partnered with Widow Games, a gaming development company closing the gap between the physical and the digital worlds. Through the partnership, Widow Games will bring NextNav's 3D geolocation capabilities to their applications, enabling more immersive virtual experiences tied to the real environments of users, and leveraging location verification to valid...
Blockchain gaming organization partners with Crypto Oasis
Thursday, April 28, 2022 by Richard Harris
GamesCoin Group is a German blockchain gaming organization that has created an ecosystem for a gaming world that is more immersive and boundary-blurring than ever. Its partnership with Crypto Oasis is game-changing and exciting for the Middle Eastern crypto market because blockchain is restructuring the gaming industry, and GamesCoin Group is leading this revolution.
GDC 2022 highlights
Wednesday, April 6, 2022 by Brittany Hainzinger
The 2022 Game Developers Conference (GDC), the event serving professionals dedicated to the art and science of making games, concluded its 36th edition, after a week of networking, learning, and inspiration. The conference was the largest in San Francisco in the past two years, with a total of 12,000 industry professionals attending at San Francisco's Moscone C...
SDK runtime within the Google Privacy Sandbox
Tuesday, March 22, 2022 by Nathan Darst
Google recently announced its plans to bring its Privacy Sandbox to Android. Largely conceptual at this point, Google has made it clear this will be a multi-year lift (at least 2 years). The lead time is much appreciated; however, it's so distant that we don't have any solidified documentation, betas, or developer previews to act on. So what does that mean? Well...
The App Marketers New Year Resolution for 2022
Friday, February 25, 2022 by Andrey Kazakov
Reaching the biggest possible relevant audience is the goal of every user acquisition (UA) team, but if scaling mobile growth was easy, every good app would be a blockbuster hit. With 1.85 million mobile apps available on the market, the competition is fierce for user attention. The average user has about 40 apps installed on their phone but spends 89% of their screen t...
Send us your NFTs
Monday, February 14, 2022 by Richard Harris
The Metaverse is coming, and to show our support we’ve launched our own NFT collection wallet on OpenSea! You can send us any NFT you want by simply transferring them to our wallet address of 0x9c25562b512650259f2f3b6c6e79754ffbb995cf
What does it give you?
For you as an NFT creator, designer, or programmer, it will give you free exposure! The NFTs we collec...
$1M Graph technology challenge from TigerGraph
Thursday, February 10, 2022 by Freeman Lightner
TigerGraph, the provider of a graph analytics platform, announced the launch of "Graph for All Million Dollar Challenge", a global search for innovative ways to harness the power of graph technology and machine learning to solve real-world problems. The challenge brings together brilliant minds to build innovative solutions to better our future with one q...
Social intelligence platform lands
Thursday, February 3, 2022 by Brittany Hainzinger
Influencer marketing is no longer optional for brands, with virtually every sector, from finance to healthcare, reaping the benefits of partnering with content creators. Even in a pandemic, the global influencer marketing industry has more than doubled, from $5.6 billion in 2019 to over $13 billion in 2021. Nine out of 10 marketers rely on influencers regularly.
2022 Web3 predictions from Vendia
Thursday, January 6, 2022 by Freeman Lightner
Shruthi Rao is co-founder and Chief Business Officer at Vendia, a serverless, distributed data application platform. Previously, she founded the Blockchain category at AWS, where she launched and grew Amazon Managed Blockchain and Amazon Quantum Ledger Database, and was the lead Business Development for AWS’ Serverless portfolio of services including Lambda, API G...
5G 2022 predictions from EdgeQ
Tuesday, January 4, 2022 by Richard Harris
Vinay Ravuri, CEO at EdgeQ shares his predictions for 2022 about the cloudification of 5G, the death of Moore's law, 5G & AI convergence, and more.
5G will become an essential utility and assumed “natural resource” of infrastructure. Supplying the digital “pipeline” and harnessing data currency will become a focal point of national sec...
Apple gaming studio predictions for 2022
Monday, December 20, 2021 by Justin Welter
If Apple were a person, it would seem they are (still) living on top of the world. Still flush with cash, flexing those privacy muscles with the final rollout of iOS 14.5 and then benching more with iOS 15, and up 29% year over year. But like a senior year quarterback with three championships already to their name, expectations are high and when they’re not m...
OutSystems launches Project Neo platform
Thursday, November 18, 2021 by Christian Hargrave
OutSystems has unveiled an application platform that enables development teams to build state-of-the-art cloud applications. Today, more than 14 million people use apps created on the OutSystems platform. Customers rely on OutSystems to build everything from mobile apps and consumer websites to workgroup apps and extensions of other core systems like Microsoft, SAP...
Quit hiding the cloud from your developers
Wednesday, November 17, 2021 by Tony Perez
If you say a person or organization “goes to great lengths” to achieve something, it means they try very hard and perhaps do extreme things to accomplish their goal. One example of “going to great lengths” that I’ve seen with traditional companies is how they go to great lengths to “hide” the cloud from their pool of potential t...
Blue Prism and AWS partner to transform automation
Tuesday, November 16, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
Blue Prism, a pioneer in intelligent automation, and Amazon Web Services, Inc. have announced a global, multiyear strategic collaboration agreement to transform how businesses provision intelligent automation.
Expanding on a wide range of automation provided by both companies to date, such as Blue Prism Service Assist, which gives customers a 360-degree vie...
EraCloud launches from Era Software
Tuesday, November 9, 2021 by Richard Harris
Era Software, the company that helps enterprises observe cloud services and infrastructures, has announced the general availability of EraCloud, a software as a service (SaaS)-based offering that includes the EraSearch observability and analytics platform optimized for real-time, low-cost log management. In addition to EraSearch, EraCloud features administrative functio...
Offshore software developers risks and advantages
Thursday, October 28, 2021 by Vivien F. Peaden
The onset of COVID-19 has hastened CEOs’ prioritization of digital transformation to future-proof their organizations. This paradigm change is driving the IT outsourcing spend to improve operational agility, integrate new technologies, and achieve cost-savings and faster time-to-market.
Risks and advantages of using offshore software developers
The pandemic ...
Alexa Connect Kit SDK lands from Amazon
Wednesday, October 27, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
Amazon has announced Alexa Connect Kit SDK (ACK SDK), a software package that enables Original Design Manufacturers (ODMs) and System Integrators (SIs) to build their own ACK-based modules and differentiated Alexa-compatible smart device solutions without having to worry about managing cloud services, building an app, or writing an Alexa skill. Since the launch of ...
Ubuntu Impish Indri lands from Canonical
Monday, October 25, 2021 by Freeman Lightner
Canonical released Ubuntu 21.10, the environment for cloud-native developers and AI/ML innovators across the desktop, devices, and cloud.
"As open source becomes the new default, we aim to bring Ubuntu to all the corners of the enterprise and all the places developers want to innovate. From the biggest public clouds to the tiniest devices, from DGX ser...
wasmCloud platform updates
Wednesday, October 6, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
WebAssembly pioneer Cosmonic has announced the 0.50 release of wasmCloud. The distributed application framework and Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) Sandbox project was created for building universally portable cloud-native applications with WebAssembly that can plug into multi-cloud, multi-edge, and now far-edge environments directly inside the browser.
Kubernetes operations platform gets more funding
Thursday, September 2, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
Rafay helps platform teams move beyond traditional Kubernetes cluster management to streamlined Kubernetes operations for modern applications.
Rafay Systems Kubernetes operations platform gets $25M in funding
Rafay Systems, the platform for Kubernetes Operations, has announced a $25 million Series B funding round led by ForgePoint Capital, with participation from ...
Amazon location service launches
Monday, August 23, 2021 by Freeman Lightner
Amazon Web Services, Inc. announced the general availability of Amazon Location Service, a new service that makes it easier and more cost-effective for customers to add location functionality to their applications without compromising on user privacy or data security. With Amazon Location Service, customers can embed location functionality in their applications usi...
Bluedot and Adeptmind band together
Wednesday, July 28, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
Bluedot, the leading provider of location technology for mobile apps, and Adeptmind, a leading AI retail technology company creating advanced digital discovery solutions for retailers and shopping centers, are banding together to address the gap between soaring demand for fast and easy curbside pickup and the challenge facing many brick and mortar stores to deliver a fr...
Continental and AWS team up for automotive software platform
Thursday, April 15, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
Continental and Amazon Web Services (AWS) will be working together going forward within the scope of a new development cooperation. The goal of the long-term collaboration with AWS serving as the preferred cloud provider is to develop Continental Automotive Edge (CAEdge) – a modular hardware and software platform that connects the vehicle to the cloud and features...
AI is transforming Medicare shopping
Wednesday, April 7, 2021 by Richard Harris
Between the four Medicare parts (A – D) and various supplemental coverage options, Medicare is a complex but customizable system. Medicare shoppers can pick and choose from a wide variety of plans and coverage options, which while convenient, the sheer number and complexity of these options can make the shopping process more difficult. At the same time, there&rsqu...