Mobile cramming scheme halted by FTC
Thursday, November 30, 2023 by Richard Harris
The Federal Trade Commission has obtained orders with the four remaining individual defendants and their affiliated companies in a mobile cramming scheme that the agency says bilked consumers out of more than $100 million through bogus charges added to their mobile phone bills.
The proposed settlements with Darcy Michael Wedd and Phwoar, LLC.; Fraser Robert Thompson ...
Visual regression tool Sauce Visual streamlines UI testing
Thursday, November 30, 2023 by Richard Harris
Sauce Labs, a provider of continuous testing software and quality assurance solutions, announced Sauce Visual, adding native visual regression capabilities to its robust testing platform. Sauce Visual helps QA teams and software engineers catch more bugs with less code, simplify test creation and maintenance, and run visual and functional tests in parallel. In lab ...
API security risks report exposes Netflix and Wordpress
Monday, November 27, 2023 by Richard Harris
Wallarm, the end-to-end API and app security company, announced the release of its Q3-2023 Wallarm API ThreatStats report. The quarterly report details the surge in threats centered around APIs and uncovers critical vulnerabilities, like injections and API data leaks, that have recently impacted leading firms, including Netflix, VMware, and SAP.
The new report i...
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...
ADC 2023 schedule
Thursday, November 16, 2023 by Brittany Hainzinger
The highly anticipated 9th Annual Audio Developer Conference (ADC23) is just a week away, and limited in-person tickets remain available for this groundbreaking event. The conference kicks off next week from November 13-15, 2023, offering a unique opportunity for professionals and enthusiasts alike to delve into the latest advancements in audio development. Fo...
App server market size expected to reach 52B by 2030
Wednesday, November 1, 2023 by Richard Harris
The platform called an application server is typically used for cloud-based apps for mobile devices like tablets and smartphones. While allowing the right to access and the functionality of the corporate application, the application server serves as the host for the user's business logic.
The banking, financial services, and insurance (BFSI) industry are always d...
Agile software development is shaping the future of AI and ML
Monday, October 30, 2023 by Freeman Lightner
The use of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) has become widespread for businesses across virtually every sector, and the rapid pace of adoption is showing no signs of relenting: research by McKinsey suggests that AI could enable automation of up to 70% of business activities between now and 2030.
According to Damian Winczewski, Head of Agile at S...
You can now use Google Clouds BigQuery with Velotix
Monday, October 30, 2023 by Richard Harris
Velotix announced an integration with Google Cloud’s BigQuery, a serverless enterprise data warehouse, to provide AI-driven data protection and access management for sensitive data stored in Google Cloud. The Velotix data security platform governs and controls compliant access to data throughout the data access lifecycle to provide maximum data utilization wi...
Deploy AI apps in less than 10 clicks with the Klu platform
Friday, October 27, 2023 by Richard Harris
Klu, the large language model (LLM) application platform for building, evaluating and optimizing AI applications, has raised a $1.7 million pre-seed funding round led by Firstminute Capital.
Scouts from top venture capital firms including a16z, Sequoia Capital, Craft Ventures, and Atomico also participated alongside angel investors from Superhuman, IBM, Productboard,...
Standards based operator cloud demonstration at Network X
Friday, October 27, 2023 by Freeman Lightner
The CloudCO demonstration to be led by the Broadband Forum at this year’s Network X will show how network operators can unlock network efficiencies and new service delivery from a disaggregated and virtualized software-defined broadband network.
CloudCO’s service delivery automation focus is fundamental for operators to help reduce their operational costs...
Improve software quality and release speed with Katalon
Thursday, October 26, 2023 by Richard Harris
Katalon, the quality management platform, and Deloitte Canada announced a new initiative to foster improvement in software quality and expedite software release velocity. Globally recognized for its leadership in quality engineering, Deloitte will work with Katalon to roll out strategic co-innovation initiatives to help mutual clients optimize their testing practices, l...
AI is here and it is working says UKG
Wednesday, October 25, 2023 by Richard Harris
Don’t call it a takeover, AI’s been here for years. A new global study from HR, payroll, and workforce management software provider UKG reveals that many people use AI daily both at home and at work, and it’s already making millions of jobs easier - employees just don’t know it. This disconnect underscores the need for greater tran...
Kubernetes optimizations land from PerfectScale
Wednesday, October 25, 2023 by Richard Harris
PerfectScale announced that they have successfully closed $7.1 million in seed funding, led by Blumberg Capital with participation from Upwest, Prelude Ventures, K2 Access Fund, Inner Loop Capital, Triangle Tweener Fund, and Firestreak Ventures. The latest investment brings the company’s total funding to nearly $10 million, since its founding in March, 2022.
The mobile app market is still growing to hit 571 billion by 2030
Monday, October 16, 2023 by Richard Harris
The increasing status of other mobile devices and smartphones, the rising demand for mobile apps in various industries, such as healthcare, gaming, education, and retail, the growing adoption of mobile payment and other mobile commerce solutions, the increasing use of machine learning and artificial intelligence in mobile apps. The mobile app market is also expected to ...
OneSignal to delete inactive app users by October 31st unless you pay
Thursday, October 12, 2023 by Richard Harris
OneSignal, a company that provides a push notification service for mobile and web applications, just announced they are going to start deleting subscribers that are in-active for over 18 months unless you choose a paid subscription plan.
In an email to developers, they said: "If you'd like to retain all your push subscriptions (players), you can upgrade...
Web3 ID to boost online security from Concordium
Wednesday, September 13, 2023 by Brittany Hainzinger
Concordium has announced the release of Web3 ID, a blockchain-native identity platform with programmable privacy for individuals and organizations. Web3 ID allows digital identity holders to issue Zero-Knowledge-Proofs to dApps while allowing dApps to seamlessly request proof of user identity. This empowers individuals and businesses with complete control over thei...
Custom AI builder HumanFirst forms alliance with Google Cloud
Thursday, August 31, 2023 by Richard Harris
HumanFirst announced a new alliance with Google Cloud to aid enterprises globally in effortlessly transforming unstructured text-based data into actionable insights and robust artificial intelligence applications. HumanFirst is designed as a collaborative platform, to assist teams in data experimentation, the discovery of insights, as well as AI and prompt performa...
Ecommerce for SMBs transforms after StoreConnect lands 9M
Wednesday, August 30, 2023 by Richard Harris
The e-commerce industry has long been divided into two camps: intricate setups demanding external assistance and substantial financial investments, or deceptively simplistic "plug-and-play" options, like a well-known platform that lure businesses with their initial ease but ultimately morph into unreliable "plug-and-pray" solutions. Mikel Lindsaar, t...
Accelerate development environments by 10x with AI
Friday, August 25, 2023 by Richard Harris
We recently caught up with Rod Cope from Perforce and chatted about the 10x environment mindset for AI and how new AI tools like generative AI are increasing the efficiency and speed of developers and improving visual effects for animation pros. Even more, he explains how Perforce came up with the 10x concept, the opportunities that exist for incorpo...
State of Mobile Experience report from Embrace
Monday, July 31, 2023 by Richard Harris
Embrace released the State of Mobile Experience report detailing mobile end users' and builders' perspectives on performance issues and app experiences. The three-part study combines input from mobile engineers at industry-leading companies and app users and rich data from Embrace's mobile experience engineering platform. The insights reveal how ap...
Is Temu safe, legit, or dangerous: Perspective from an app developer
Wednesday, July 12, 2023 by Richard Harris
Temu is a shopping website, and app chalked full of products from overseas at ridiculously dirt cheap prices. They have almost everything you can imagine too. From laser pointer slingshots to Expresso makers, the entire ecosystem is built around keeping you shopping with a gamified experience, and it gets addicting quickly.
Some of the ADM staff have placed orders an...
HQS Quantum Simulations strengthens management teams
Wednesday, June 21, 2023 by Brittany Hainzinger
HQS Quantum Simulations receives further capital injection and strengthens its management team. The TRUMPF Group's corporate venture capital unit, Trumpf Venture II GmbH, joins the company as a new one-million-euro investor. HQS Quantum Simulations had already closed on a Series A financing round last year. Michael Bolle has also been part of the Advisory Board sinc...
Will AI solve developers productivity issues
Tuesday, June 20, 2023 by Richard Harris
To follow up on our previous survey about low-code and no-code tools, we decided to run another short survey about tools specifically for software developers, including, but not limited to, GitHub Copilot and ChatGPT. We’re interested in how "developer enablement" tools of all sorts are changing the workplace. Our survey showed that while these tool...
Clean dirty data with Data Prep from Versium
Friday, May 26, 2023 by Richard Harris
Research shows that bad data costs U.S. businesses more than $3 trillion per year dragging down the performance of marketing campaigns and ROI. Versium announced the launch of its new Data Prep product, a solution that empowers marketers to quickly fix massive amounts of data at scale so it can be deployed more effectively in all data-driven marketing activiti...
Warning to app developers from dating app founder
Thursday, May 25, 2023 by Freeman Lightner
Leading consensual non-monogamy (CNM) app 3Fun, is the victim of an attempted trademark infringement extortion plot that has included the temporary removal of the app from the iOS App Store. This unexpected disruption has greatly impacted 3Fun's business, as it loses new and current iOS users and risks losing its high ranking in the App Store.
The extortion plot ...
Generative AI virtual agent from Serviceaide
Wednesday, May 24, 2023 by Brittany Hainzinger
Serviceaide, Inc. has announced its AI-Everywhere Luma Virtual Agent and AI-based solutions. Integrating Generative AI, Luma 3.0 provides a quantum leap in efficiency, productivity, cost reduction, and business process innovation. Luma provides the benefits of Generative AI with nothing extra to buy, it’s built into our technology core to improve all service manag...
LawBase ChatGPT integration brings enhanced reporting capabilities
Tuesday, May 23, 2023 by Freeman Lightner
LawBase, the preeminent case and matter management software system for the legal industry announced it has added generative AI capabilities within the company’s flagship and award-winning platform.
LawBase is known for incredible flexibility without sacrificing functionality, and this integration with ChatGPT adds to this unique capability. Now, users can emplo...
Q CTRL names Dave Kielpinski as Principal Quantum Control Scientist
Tuesday, May 16, 2023 by Brittany Hainzinger
Q-CTRL recently announced the addition of industry trailblazer Dave Kielpinski as Principal Quantum Control Scientist. Kielpinski has spent the last 25 years contributing to and leading research projects in uncharted territories of science. In 2002, he authored a foundational paper for quantum computing, which laid out the framework for the architecture of large-scale i...
Software delivery trends to watch for according to OpsMX
Tuesday, May 16, 2023 by Gopinath Rebala
As businesses around the globe face ongoing economic uncertainty, most are focused on rapidly adapting to changing conditions and customer requirements. This means they must rapidly update the features and functionality of a variety of homegrown and customized software solutions used by employees and customers to power the business.
Trends to watch in software delive...
AI VS code extension from Metabob speeds up code review
Monday, May 15, 2023 by Freeman Lightner
Metabob announced a new artificial intelligence (AI)-powered virtual studio code (VSCode) extension for its debugging and refactoring tool that speeds software development code review by 60%. It provides users with useful context-sensitive code recommendations to fix errors right in the integrated development environment (IDE), and it is specifically trained to fix code...
AI e learning is becoming popular
Monday, May 15, 2023 by Richard Harris
After years of steadily picking up steam, online learning is experiencing undeniable explosive growth. The market is racing toward $1 trillion, with the corporate e-learning space expected to skyrocket 250% in the coming years. As e-learning continues to expand beyond the walls of academia, another game-changing phenomenon is going mainstream in a big way: artificial in...
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...
Financial and operational planning have a love hate relationship
Thursday, May 11, 2023 by Stephen Dombroski
For many business organizations, internal departments working independently of one another is the norm. This norm creates siloed day-to-day functions and rigid disconnects in processes. This is especially true when it comes to sales and operations planning (S&OP). Low-maturity organizations allow budgets to dictate operational planning, and medium-maturity organizat...
AI changing how developers code and how companies hire developers
Monday, May 8, 2023 by Freeman Lightner
HackerRank released a new report on the state of AI-related coding skills and found that the nature of a developer's work is quickly evolving to keep up with advancements in Artificial Intelligence. As a result, how companies find, hire, and upskill developers must also change to match this emerging reality.
HackerRank surveyed more than 42,000 global developers ...
Polygon blockchain improvements from Bisonai and Polygon Supernet
Thursday, May 4, 2023 by Richard Harris
Bisonai has joined forces with Polygon Supernet to revolutionize enterprise blockchain solutions, offering scalable and customizable Web3 infrastructure to businesses worldwide.
As companies increasingly look to adopt blockchain technology, they often encounter significant challenges related to scalability and complex infrastructure requirements. Bisonai's partne...