Digital investments cannot be slowed
Tuesday, February 7, 2023 by Richard Harris
Raveesh Dewan, the CEO and President of Joget shares his insights about digital investments, why they can not be slowed down, how the trend of replacing old systems with more modern ones will continue, what resources the new systems will bring demand for, why citizen development will be the new way of building apps quicker and more efficiently, and what S...
Cloud computing skills will be in high demand for 2023
Tuesday, January 31, 2023 by Richard Harris
We recently caught up with Drew Firment from Pluralsight and asked him all about their predictions for 2023, including what are the most in-demand cloud computing skills, what your business needs to do to adopt the cloud and reach cloud maturity, the upcoming trends in cloud computing that will become a larger part of the landscape in 2023, whether the cloud s...
Data driven enterprises and operations will move forward in 2023
Thursday, January 26, 2023 by Freeman Lightner
This is a telling data point: in a recent survey, organizations that were more concerned about the effects of a possible recession were more likely to be planning bigger IT spending than those who were less concerned.
What opportunities are emerging that will move data-driven enterprises and operations forward in the year 2023?
Just 30% of companies with 'no p...
Low code will grow up in 2023
Monday, January 23, 2023 by Richard Harris
Cost consciousness is always important, but at times of greater uncertainty (global recessions, pandemics, etc.) it becomes a high (if not the highest) priority. That will almost assuredly change companies’ approaches to business applications, sometimes in paradoxical ways.
The challenge at hand
On the one hand, Software-as-a-service (SaaS) has offered simpl...
SaaS will be all about specialization in 2023
Tuesday, January 17, 2023 by Brittany Hainzinger
Most cloud providers have become comparable in basic capabilities and there is very little to differentiate them. The journey from here is going to be about specialization. Companies will need to start diving a little deeper into the key value they are looking for and which cloud provider can provide it best. For example, for some AI and ML capabilities, there may ...
The rise of Kubernetes as a Service
Monday, January 16, 2023 by Richard Harris
Kubernetes has been described as an operating system for containers. As workload management continues to expand to serverless and virtual machines, and the operations ecosystem (e.g., security and observability) matures and hardens, we will see Kubernetes more abstracted from users.
The rise of Kubernetes as a Service in 2023
No developer working on building an ap...
AI investment will increase despite recession says new survey
Tuesday, January 3, 2023 by Richard Harris
cnvrg.io, an Intel company, provider of the artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) platform, announced the results of its annual ML Insider survey for 2022 revealing that companies are increasing investment in AI, despite the current economic situation. Additionally, the survey found that the vast majority of organizations are seeing the benefits of AI, ...
Nintendo Switch error monitoring from Bugsnag
Wednesday, December 28, 2022 by Richard Harris
SmartBear announced that its error monitoring and app stability tool Bugsnag now supports the Nintendo Switch system, giving gaming studios visibility across platforms and devices. With Bugsnag, developer teams can achieve better collaboration, faster deployments, and more stable applications to ensure every end-user has a next-level experience. Earlier this year, Smart...
Unicorn Academy AR education platform from STTE
Tuesday, December 27, 2022 by Brittany Hainzinger
Success Through Technology Education (STTE) Foundation and Geenee AR, has announced the launch of Unicorn Academy, the first-ever augmented reality (AR) education program focused on advancing youth entrepreneurship.
Unicorn Academy is geared toward students in grades 8-12 who are curious about entrepreneurship and want to develop the fundamental skills needed to laun...
Indie game dev platform The Mirror lands $2.3M in funding
Thursday, December 22, 2022 by Richard Harris
The Mirror has raised a $2.3M Pre-Seed Round led by Founders Fund. Participants in the round include early-stage investment firms Konvoy Ventures, Abstract Ventures, Florida Funders, and Palm Tree Crew. Founded in Miami, Florida, in 2022 by Jared McCluskey (CEO and CTO), The Mirror simplifies the complexities of game development into a single platform, providing indie g...
EuroSTAR Software Testing Conference 2023 speaker lineup
Monday, December 19, 2022 by Brittany Hainzinger
The EuroSTAR Software Testing Conference, created in 1993, has grown to be Europe's largest gathering of software testers. Thirty editions of the EuroSTAR conference have been hosted in 16 different cities. In 2023 it will be held at Flanders Convention Center, Antwerp Zoo in Belgium, 13-16 June 2023.
Software Development is a Social Activity is the theme for Eur...
What the future of AR looks like
Friday, December 2, 2022 by Richard Harris
The next two decades hold incredible promise, and danger, as our lives become more intertwined with extended reality (XR) technologies. Visions of exciting possibilities are tempered with privacy concerns, as major XR companies explore centralized visual positioning systems that store personal data.
Today’s pioneers of augmented and virtual realities (AR and VR...
Inter Protocol now a stable token for cosmos IST
Wednesday, November 16, 2022 by Richard Harris
The first phase of Inter Protocol is live. Inter Stable Token (IST), a decentralized, fully-collateralized, programmable stable token has launched for the Cosmos ecosystem on the Agoric platform. Stable-by-design with value relative to the US Dollar, IST was created to provide users with a minimum price volatility asset, and an evolving, risk-managed set of minting mech...
1st anniversary of WebAR SDK
Monday, November 7, 2022 by Freeman Lightner
Blippar celebrates the first anniversary of its WebAR SDK. The powerful tool enables developers to implement key AR behaviors in products while delivering the levels of engagement, immersion, and innovation that users are seeking.
"At Blippar, we believe the power of AR needs to be in the hands of creators. We have over 100k creatives using our platforms - from ...
Real time data platform Hazelcast announces updates
Tuesday, November 1, 2022 by Richard Harris
Hazelcast, Inc. is unveiling new capabilities at KubeCon North America that enable enterprises to join multiple streams of live data and merge them with large volumes of stored data to provide historical context, all within a single data processing platform. In addition to simplifying the overall data architecture for enterprise applications, Hazelcast now offers zero-c...
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...
$50M in funding raised by Theorycraft Games
Wednesday, October 19, 2022 by Brittany Hainzinger
Theorycraft Games has announced an additional $50 million raised in Series B funding, led by Makers Fund with participation from NEA and a16z. Theorycraft Games will use this raise to continue building out the most talent-dense team in games and to ensure they can keep making deep, 10,000-hour games that are just better when played with friends, like the company’s...
Easy NFT creation with Enjin
Monday, October 3, 2022 by Richard Harris
Esther Partland from Enjin discusses her journey at Enjin and how she started by volunteering and progressed into the Head of Ecosystem. Esther also identifies the key skills that led to her success at Enjin, what kind of tools Enjin provides for building Web3 infrastructures, and how businesses and individuals both can benefit from these tools. Esther goes on to e...
Record breaking quarter for Armory amidst tech slowdown
Monday, August 29, 2022 by Freeman Lightner
Armory, the continuous deployment (CD) company empowering development teams to easily, reliably, safely, and continuously deploy software at any scale, has highlighted the company’s record-breaking second quarter, which included product innovation, global expansion, revenue, and customer growth as well as continued 100% customer retention.
"To have a recor...
Low code no code strategy from Iterate ai
Monday, August 29, 2022 by Richard Harris
Iterate.ai is a low-code application development platform used by brands like Jockey and ULTA Beauty to spin up applications quickly. Brian Sathianathan, the Chief Digital Officer, at Iterate.ai explains why low-code will not be a right fit for some use cases, how advantageous and secure low-code development is, the payoff compared to traditional approach...
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, ...
Metaverse avatar platform secures $56M in funding
Wednesday, August 24, 2022 by Freeman Lightner
Ready Player Me, a cross-game avatar platform that allows users to explore virtual worlds with one consistent identity, has closed a $56M Series B round led by Andreessen Horowitz (a16z), with participation from other notable investors including David Baszucki, co-founder of Roblox, Justin Kan, co-founder of Twitch, Sebastian Knutsson & Riccardo Zacconi, King Games ...
Keeping startups agile and pivoting with MVPs
Wednesday, August 24, 2022 by Yasser Jilani
With low budgets and little time, startups need to react with speed and agility to launch products. Our product sat (and still sits) in the global online e-learning market, sized at approximately 250 billion US dollars in 2020, with the US contributing to 47% growth. The market was fierce and competitive, especially for new startups entering the market.
Open Finance transformed by Klavi
Monday, August 22, 2022 by Brittany Hainzinger
Klavi has announced that they received $15M USD in capital contribution. The series A round was led by venture capital funds Iporanga Ventures and Parallax Ventures and included GSR Ventures (an investor in several unicorns, including Didi/99). The banking infrastructure provider CIP S.A. and Vivo Ventures, Vivo's Corporate Venture Capital (CVC) launched in April, a...
Using blockchain to grow your business
Tuesday, August 16, 2022 by Mark Kaley
By now, almost everyone who spends time in the tech space knows that blockchain technology is having a moment. It is a digital technology that has gained prominence in recent years, especially concerning the cryptocurrency industry.
How you could be using blockchain to grow your business
Blockchain technology is not just for tech-savvy bitcoin traders, however. Th...
Oracle Web3 development accelerates
Tuesday, August 16, 2022 by Brittany Hainzinger
InfStones and Oracle have announced that they are collaborating on integrating InfStones’ leading blockchain development platform with Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) to accelerate Web3 development. This collaboration will help deliver important insights that drive the evolution, development, and adoption of Web3 applications worldwide.
4Players appoints new Marketing Director Patty Toledo
Wednesday, August 10, 2022 by Freeman Lightner
Pioneering technology veterans 4Players has announced the appointment of industry leader Patty Toledo, as its first Marketing Director. Patty brings her considerable skills to 4Players as it prepares to launch new products to support game developers to create metaverse-ready, engaging player experiences, and will drive a marketing strategy to take the much-loved brand i...
DeepNFTValue raises $4M in funding
Thursday, August 4, 2022 by Freeman Lightner
DeepNFTValue, a machine learning company that uses deep neural networks to price non-fungible tokens (NFTs) and other NFT assets, has announced a $4 million raise led by Rockaway Blockchain Fund, a venture capital firm backing leading Web3 founders. The raise also included investment from 1Confirmation, and Cygni Capital, among others.
Founded by deep learning resear...
Arable lands $40M to accelerate sustainable agriculture
Tuesday, August 2, 2022 by Richard Harris
Arable, the leader in field intelligence for agriculture, today announced it has raised $40 million in series C financing. The company will use the new funding to advance climate resilience in agriculture by accelerating product development, delivering new services for customers, and expanding its global footprint.
Arable received the very first investment from Tom S...
Building mentally fit workforces with Pulse
Tuesday, July 26, 2022 by Brittany Hainzinger
New Gallup findings from their latest annual global update determined, among other ominous results, that stress, sadness, and worry have all inched higher worldwide pushing Gallup's Negative Experience Index to yet another new high. Our career lives are certainly suffering in kind.
New ‘Pulse’ app helps build a more menta...
NFT Paris returns for a second edition
Monday, July 11, 2022 by Brittany Hainzinger
The event dedicated to NFT in Europe, NFT Paris, has officially been confirmed for its second year which will take place on February 24 and 25, 2023. NFT Paris is designed for professionals and enthusiasts of today’s cultural and economic revolution and provides a unique meeting place for traditional brands and NFT players. The event aims to create a bridge to rei...
Blockchain interoperability is key to mainstream adoption
Tuesday, June 28, 2022 by Richard Harris
Manu Nelamane Siddalingegowda, Head of Platform Development at Lisk discusses how Web3 and blockchain technology have the potential to reach mainstream adoption, vastly improving users’ online experience. However, blockchain technology is currently still in its infant stages of development, with each individual blockchain protocol siloed from each other leaving de...
Web3 gaming redefined by Souq
Tuesday, June 28, 2022 by Brittany Hainzinger
Businesses have become increasingly reliant on Web3 in 2022, though according to Bloomberg, Deutsche Bank predictions and Fed rate raises may signal a recession looms. In that case, CoinDesk adds that signs point to a continued and strong correlation between recession-trending stock markets and cryptocurrency performance.
Now more than ever, ownership of digital asse...
Site reliability engineering adoption and best practices
Friday, June 17, 2022 by Jemiah Sius
Site reliability engineering (SRE) isn’t a new term or practice. The practice of applying software engineering skills and principles to operations problems and tasks would often happen even before "Site Reliability Engineer" was a defined job title. But organizing a proactive approach to building and maintaining software drives long-term success in ...
Blockchain enhanced sports games
Friday, June 10, 2022 by Brittany Hainzinger
Independent games studio SuperTeam Games has raised $10 million in its first round of funding to develop cross-platform sports games that utilize blockchain technology.
The financing was led by Griffin Gaming Partners, other investors include Powerhouse Capital, and individual contributors such as former Disney CEO Michael Eisner and MLS franchise owners Steve Kaplan...