Adjust joins TikTok for business marketing program
Thursday, February 4, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
Following another banner year for TikTok, app marketing platform Adjust announced it has joined the TikTok For Business Marketing Partner Program. As a mobile measurement partner, Adjust will help advertisers create, optimize, target, and measure their ad campaigns on the leading destination for short-form mobile video.
The partnership includes an integration for Adj...
Five biggest reasons to promote developers into leadership positions
Thursday, February 4, 2021 by Eric Silverman
There is an ongoing shift from "design-thinking" to "DevOps-thinking." While it's a subtle shift from a philosophical perspective, it's one that has massive operational implications. Developers are one of the largest capital investments businesses make, often commanding high salaries because they are highly skilled and/or trained to specific ...
Quantum computing companies face new challenges in 2021
Tuesday, February 2, 2021 by Richard Harris
The most substantial quantum computing achievements in 2020 were the combined demonstrations of high-quantum-volume (performance) systems available via cloud interfaces with detailed roadmaps for system growth. For instance, IBM and Google both announced plans for machines with 1000 qubits – potentially enough for near-term applications achieving quantum...
DeFi in 2021
Tuesday, January 26, 2021 by Freeman Lightner
Without a doubt, DeFi will be one of the most important drivers behind the industry in 2021. We are seeing more and more traditional financial institutions embracing the benefits of cryptocurrencies, and the blockchain and crypto worlds are highly likely to positively disrupt investment banking and capital markets in 2021. In order for the two worlds to be bridged effec...
Why blockchain is the future
Friday, January 15, 2021 by Richard Harris
The fears from the pandemic have naturally placed more focus on wearables helping us monitor our health, fitness, and keeping us better connected.
Companies such as Apple, Samsung, Fitbit, and others are flooding the market with health and fitness devices to help mankind to stay healthy and happier. I believe we will see even more companies entering this space and mo...
Bitcoin should have a great year says PlasmaPay
Thursday, January 14, 2021 by Richard Harris
Bitcoin should have a great year thanks to the macro conditions caused by the massive government stimulus packages of 2020, but Ethereum should also be able to build on the success of 2020 as DeFi matures and develops.
Bitcoin should have a great year and so will Ethereum
Expect greater numbers of cross-chain solutions to launch in response to the scaling iss...
Persistent memory makes its way into business applications
Tuesday, January 12, 2021 by Richard Harris
In 2021, more businesses will focus on rapidly accelerating and scaling out applications to meet the challenges of digital transformation.
In 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic drove many businesses, especially those in food delivery, eCommerce, logistics, and remote access and collaboration services, to dramatically scale-out and upgrade infrastructure to maintain high app...
Blockchain regulations to look for in 2021
Saturday, January 9, 2021 by Richard Harris
Trends in the blockchain and crypto industries in 2021 are likely to be anchored around the growing demands of the decentralized finance space. Layer 2 and cross-chain solutions address current scalability issues. The UX and UI of dApps and wallets will also be improved. Even newer areas of interest like decentralized identity will likely see most of its' developmen...
App discovery increases coming in 2021
Thursday, January 7, 2021 by Freeman Lightner
COVID-19 has rewritten the rules of user acquisition campaigns for app developers, favoring specific categories of apps, and driving massive boosts in mobile usage and install volume. App marketers have had to pivot in a heartbeat, optimizing their marketing mix, and responding to volatility with very little to guide them. This volatility will not go away in 2021 and ap...
Mobile app growth and revenue to remain strong in 2021
Tuesday, January 5, 2021 by Richard Harris
Making predictions for mobile advertising in 2021 is challenging, given how much the industry has changed in 2020 and the uncertainty ahead. Lockdowns and social distancing in 2020 accelerated the rise of digital, allowing many mobile apps to increase downloads and revenue.
Even if the COVID-19 crisis comes to an end in 2021, mobile app growth and rev...
Serve images in next-gen formats as the browser war rages on
Wednesday, December 2, 2020 by Richard Harris
The browser wars are far from over, with an invisible battle going on underneath the hood every time we access a website - the victims are innovation and customer satisfaction.
That biggest battle is the fight over the next-gen file formats and codecs for images and videos, the key elements that make up any modern online experience, and most web traffic today. Despit...
iOS 14 IDFA opt in updates
Tuesday, November 24, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
Forced to rethink the advertising model of today, developers will need to be educate consumers about privacy to incentivize their users to opt-in. Consumers could expect to see an uptick in apps requiring a fee to download or an ongoing subscription fee. Marketers who want to continue to offer Apple users personalized mobile advertising should start to bulk up their fir...
CI and CD Can Make the Difference for Your Business
Thursday, November 19, 2020 by Freeman Lightner
Corporate leaders expect development teams to produce innovative, high-quality, highly secure, agile applications that are instantly available on multiple platforms with a seamless user experience.
In this software-centric era, DevOps, continuous integration (CI) and continuous delivery (CD) — three milestones on the path to organizational improvement — h...
Unlocking the Business Value of Continuous Delivery
Saturday, October 31, 2020 by Richard Harris
Reducing risk is important, but the processes that underpin continuous delivery translate into even more important values to the business:
• Accelerate time-to-value. A small business doesn’t need a PhD to recognize that continuous delivery helps them get things done faster. An enterprise that has mapped out its value stream, has made sig...
Software Delivery Management Is the Key to CI CD and DevOps Success
Friday, October 16, 2020 by Freeman Lightner
Continuous integration (CI), continuous delivery (CD) and DevOps have the power to drive digital transformation, changing the way we work and innovate with faster delivery speeds, greater feature responsiveness and increased team productivity. But how do you measure the success of CI/CD and DevOps?
You need the data on your software delivery processes — q...
Opsera launches continuous orchestration approach to devops
Thursday, October 15, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
Opsera launched a new approach for software delivery that combines choice of any CI/CD tools with no-code automation across the DevOps lifecycle. By orchestrating tools, pipelines and insights through a single platform, Opsera speeds time to deployment, helps optimize resources and provides a holistic cross-functional perspective with KPIs that better correlate technica...
Kong Inc unveils private beta of Kong Konnect
Friday, October 9, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
Kong Inc. unveiled the private beta release of Kong Konnect, a full-stack platform for cloud native applications delivered as a service. Running on any cloud or platform, Kong Konnect provides end users with instant access to a comprehensive suite of tools that enable reliable and secure service connectivity across their APIs and microservices. It helps developers, arch...
Modern cross browser testing helps engineers test faster
Thursday, October 1, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
Applitools announced an industry report empirically proving that modern cross browser testing powered by Visual AI helps engineers test 18.2x faster across the full test cycle including writing, running, analyzing, reporting, and maintaining tests.
Data for the report was sourced from 203 engineers across 75 countries who spent 3,112 hours completing the Ultrafast Cr...
Assessing DevOps Maturity Using a Quadrant Model
Thursday, October 1, 2020 by Freeman Lightner
Businesses that rely on software to deliver new products and services must provide customers with the latest technology enhancements and an engaging user experience. To meet this need, many companies are aggressively investigating and implementing modern software development and delivery methods such as:
- Agile: Promotes adaptive planning, evolutionary development, ...
GDPR and data security
Friday, September 18, 2020 by Jonathan Weicher
How has the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) affected your firm during the past two years? It has been nearly that long since GDPR went into effect across Europe, applicable for any organizations handling the personal information of European citizens. Since that time, it appears to be performing well up to expectations. Firms of all kinds find themse...
TikTok ban effects
Tuesday, August 25, 2020 by Freeman Lightner
As you'll know, President Donald Trump signed an executive order to effectively ban TikTok in the US by mid-September, causing waves of panic amongst the TikTok community.
With top creators able to charge thousands for brand collaborations and sponsored posts, 777 broke down the numbers to present to you the biggest potential losers.
The top 10 U.S creators wh...
Mobile Development and the race to cross-platform
Monday, August 24, 2020 by Alin Turcu
Since the turn of the century, mobile app development has increased dramatically year over year. In Q1 of 2020, the Apple App Store had approximately 1.8 million applications while Google Play Store had approx. 2.5 million. More important, every indication says this trend will continue, and with COVID-19 impacting every business of every size, the reality is that all bu...
Kadena public blockchain has increased from 10 to 20 chains
Thursday, August 20, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
Kadena announced that its scalable layer-1 public blockchain has increased from 10 to 20 chains, becoming the fastest blockchain platform in the world. Kadena’s Chainweb public protocol functions through a braided, parallelized consensus mechanism, a unique architecture that boosts speeds while preserving the security of the Proof of Work consensus utilized by Bit...
Visual AI from Applitools reaches one billion images analyzed
Tuesday, June 23, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
Applitools announced its Visual AI technology has surpassed one billion images analyzed since launching commercially and is projected to double year over year. Each of the one billion images analyzed includes AI enhancing data from over 130 different browser and version combinations, viewport information, and direct user feedback on defects, dynamic content, and more. T...
Ekata releases global identity verification dataset
Tuesday, June 16, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
Ekata announced the release of the latest innovation to its global identity verification dataset, Network Score. Network Score is a machine learning prediction that enables businesses to better identify good and bad customers based on a series of insights. The new dataset flags potentially risky digital transactions and fraudulent customers by analyzing the activity pat...
Your tech job just laid you off. Now what
Wednesday, June 10, 2020 by Matt Martin
Between March 11th and May 31st more than 600 startups have let nearly 60,000 employees go, according to Layoffs.fyi. If you’re among those, my sincere condolences. This guide should help you avoid some common pitfalls and help you get back on your feet as quickly as possible.
If you’re still employed, now is a good time to get a game-plan together for wh...
Zappar computer vision libraries now available as SDKs
Wednesday, May 27, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
"The release of Universal AR is...
Applitools ultrafast cross browser testing hackathon
Wednesday, May 27, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
Applitools announced the industry’s first modern cross browser and cross device testing hackathon. Focused on the use of Visual AI and Ultrafast Grid, this virtual event seeks to educate and upskill developers and test automation engineers all over the world to test at incredible speeds and deliver better quality software faster and for less money than they do tod...
Developer kit with cloud-native support announced by NVIDIA
Thursday, May 14, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
NVIDIA announced availability of the NVIDIA® Jetson Xavier™ NX developer kit with cloud-native support — and the extension of this support to the entire NVIDIA Jetson™ edge computing lineup for autonomous machines.
The Jetson Xavier NX module is the ideal platform to accelerate AI applications, delivering greater than 10x higher performanc...
The true potential of blockchain as seen from Ethan Beard
Wednesday, May 13, 2020 by Richard Harris
Ripple offers the most advanced blockchain technology for global payments that reaches a trusted, growing network of 300+ financial institutions across 40+ countries and
six continents. Ripple’s open-source developer platform for money, Xpring, allows both crypto and non-crypto developers to integrate payments into any mobile application—with a wallet, new ...
Couchbase improves Kubernetes operator to deliver cloud native
Thursday, April 30, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
Couchbase announced Version 2.0 of the Couchbase Autonomous Operator for Kubernetes (“Autonomous Operator”), the most mature and advanced operator in the industry. As enterprises continue to move to the cloud, DevOps, and microservices architectures, Autonomous Operator Version 2.0 helps to:
Empower Developers: Unlocks developers’ productivity wi...
Measuring app stability to reduce technical debt
Friday, April 17, 2020 by James Smith
In the fast-paced world of software and application development, one reality holds true: errors are inevitable. Even though you try to minimize errors as much as possible, you’ll eventually overlook some of these bugs in order to get your app, or new features, to market faster.
This concept is called technical debt. Everyone has it; it’s a fact of ...
Q-CTRL gets strategic investment from IQT
Tuesday, April 14, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
Q-CTRL announced a strategic investment by In-Q-Tel (IQT), the not-for-profit strategic investor that identifies innovative technology solutions to support the national security communities of the U.S. and its allies.
Q-CTRL is a pioneer in the field of quantum control engineering, delivering software products and professional services to help customers and partners ...
Impact of Visual AI on test automation
Tuesday, April 7, 2020 by Freeman Lightner
Applitools, the provider of Visual AI-powered test automation, has announced an industry report that reveals the impact of Visual AI on the performance of the most popular open-source test frameworks - Cypress, Selenium, and WebdriverIO. Data was sourced from 288 quality engineers across 101 countries, spending an average of 11 hours during November 2019. This amounts t...
New app rendering tool lands from Applitools
Thursday, March 5, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
Applitools Announces General Availability of Ultrafast Grid - the Fastest, Most Reliable and Cost-Effective Cross Browser Testing Platform Available Today
More than 50 Global Fortune 500 Applitools customers are already executing tests up to 70x faster on Chrome, Safari, Edge and Internet Explorer
Applitools, the leading provider of Visual AI for intelligent funct...