FTC responds to COVID 19
Monday, March 23, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
The FTC is taking a variety of measures to respond to the new and challenging circumstances associated with the COVID-19 coronavirus crisis. The two main priorities, as always, are the health and safety of people, their families, and the entities and individuals who appear before us; and the continuity of our mission to protect consumers and competition. To that end, we...
Latin America loves business and finance apps Adjust study finds
Tuesday, February 25, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
Adjust global app benchmarks data for Q4 2019 reveals that Latin America has the highest average retention rate (9.36%) for Business & Finance apps after the first day a user installs the app.
This strong app loyalty is noteworthy as financial technology in the region continues to evolve and expand. Consumers continue to embrace the convenience of payment apps li...
Arria NLG Studio for BI now integrates directly with TIBCO Spotfire
Tuesday, January 28, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
Arria NLG announced that its flagship offering of Arria NLG Studio for BI now integrates directly with TIBCO Spotfire.
Arria transforms business intelligence (BI) dashboards, providing executives with faster, more complete insights and the knowledge to take decisive actions. Arria NLG Studio, an extension that connects directly to TIBCO Spotfire, allows users to quic...
AI comes to connected homes thanks to Veego
Friday, January 24, 2020 by Christian Hargrave
Veego Software announced the Veego Self-Care solution based on artificial intelligence (AI) and other advanced technologies, enabling real-time self-support in the connected home. The solution shifts costly and cumbersome subscriber-support actions from traditional customer care to the vigilant Veego AI, saving service providers vast technical support resources and expe...
Panion social app fights loneliness in Sweden
Tuesday, December 17, 2019 by Freeman Lightner
When Melanie Aronson moved from New York City to Malmö, Sweden 5 years ago, she quickly realized that making friends in this new part of the globe would be very difficult. As an immigrant in the country that continuously ranked number 1 as the hardest place to make new friends, Melanie struggled, and as a researcher at Lund University, focused on integration, she realiz...
From monolith to microservices: Why Credit Karma made the switch
Thursday, December 12, 2019 by Richard Harris
Credit Karma, the personal finance technology company powering more than 100M members, migrated from monolith to microservices, which they say has vastly increased developer efficiency for its engineering team, which makes up more than half of Credit Karma’s 1000+ employee base.
We caught up with Nick Nance, VP of Engineering at Credit Karma, to chat about w...
Nuggets in the top identity leaders list 2019
Thursday, December 5, 2019 by Richard Harris
Nuggets announced its inclusion in the One World Identity’s (OWI) Top Identity Leaders List 2019. Securing their place alongside, Google, Microsoft, Visa and Apple, the British startup was credited for its pioneering solution in their annual Identity Landscape Report.
The Identity Landscape saw the biggest names in identity shortlisted across 35 categories, pla...
FTC cracks down on comprehensive data security for Utah company
Thursday, November 14, 2019 by Richard Harris
A Utah-based technology company has agreed to implement a comprehensive data security program to settle Federal Trade Commission allegations that the company failed to put in place reasonable security safeguards, which allowed a hacker to access the personal information of a million consumers.
InfoTrax Systems, L.C., provides back-end operation services to multi-leve...
Best buy discontinuing mobile platform for smart home devices
Monday, September 9, 2019 by Richard Harris
Best Buy has announced it is discontinuing its mobile app platform for controlling its Insignia brand of smart home devices. Some of the products include its Insignia smart wall plugs, Wi-Fi light switches, smart camera, and its Wi-Fi freezer.
Chris Olson, CEO of The Media TrustIn the post GDPR world, operating an app, not to mention a smart home platform, will be co...
Developing Blockchain Dapps with Factom (FAT protocol)
Monday, August 19, 2019 by Richard Harris
The Factom blockchain is a decentralized publication protocol for building record systems that are immutable and independently verifiable. It enables secure storage of data without disclosing private information or requiring trusted intermediaries. Unlike other public blockchains, Factom uses a distributed ledger architecture that allows related entries to be linked chr...
Data security platform from Virtru is here
Tuesday, August 13, 2019 by Christian Hargrave
Virtru, a data protection platform provider that stands at the intersection of security and privacy, announced the Virtru Developer Hub, a single development portal to integrate data protection capabilities and ensure the privacy of sensitive data. Now, developers can embed platform-agnostic protection into their applications or connected devices in just a few line...
GDPR report after one year
Wednesday, May 8, 2019 by Richard Harris
Data protection and privacy has always been important, but with the implementation of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation, companies are now thinking about it differently and are more critical of how they secure their data - especially as it pertains to sensitive and Personally Identifiable Information (PII).
With the one-year anniversary of...
A cloud suite for decentralized and Blockchain apps has emerged
Wednesday, March 13, 2019 by Christian Hargrave
RTrade Technologies is proud to announce the launch of Temporal, a versatile tool for companies with large amounts of data to secure, store and track. The platform can be used as is, or customarily built to manage and deploy blockchain-based applications and non-blockchain data-storage solutions for any enterprise.
Temporal is an open-source API for distributed data ...
Data science and the currency of the future
Wednesday, February 6, 2019 by Richard Harris
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...
Tech to expect at CES 2019
Friday, January 4, 2019 by Richard Harris
CES 2019 is almost here, but before the lights come on and the crowds begin to gather, here’s a sneak peek at what Futuresource Consulting expects will be the key tech trends to hit the global consumer electronics stage in January.
Headphones will make a big noise
Headphones have been making a resurgence over recent years and the category’s ascendance ...
Diffusion data streaming platform gets an update
Friday, November 23, 2018 by Richard Harris
Push Technology released new functionality in their Diffusion Intelligent Data Platform to increase security authentication and authorization handling, facilitate easy transitioning from REST-based applications to streaming data applications, simplify development of multi-user and collaborative applications, and enhance data compression for large payload distribution ap...
Sensor network data integrity gets help from a new blockchain solution
Wednesday, November 21, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
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...
IBM is buying Red Hat: What they want you to know
Monday, October 29, 2018 by Richard Harris
IBM announced plans to acquire Red Hat, the world’s leading provider of open source technology for approximately $34B.
According to Mergermarket data, this is the second-largest computer software deal ever recorded globally, which dates back to 1998.
As IBM’s most significant acquisition, and the most significant tech acquisition of 201...
AI digital voice assistants stops listening as much thanks to Sensory
Friday, September 28, 2018 by Richard Harris
Sensory announced that it has made significant upgrades to the embedded AI in its sixth generation of TrulyHandsfree, boosting the technology’s wake word performance and accuracy by more than 65 percent. Additionally, TrulyHandsfree boasts improved deep-neural network training that allows for even better near- and far-field speech recognition performance in all ro...
Data masking report finds GDPR is pressing the need for solutions
Thursday, August 23, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
Dataguise has been recognized in a new report on data masking by Gartner titled, Market Guide for Data Masking. As data growth continues and data analytics becomes a mission-critical operation throughout the enterprise, Dataguise has been supporting the need to protect sensitive information in the wake of new data privacy regulations such as the General Data Protec...
Information security event Black Hat USA celebrates 21 years
Tuesday, August 14, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
Black Hat has highlighted their 2018 event programming and new initiatives that will help make Black Hat USA 2018 its most successful show to date. The event welcomed nearly 19,000 of the most security-savvy professionals across the InfoSec spectrum - spanning academia, world-class researchers, and leaders in the public and private sectors. The event’s robust line...
Autonomous vehicles and data collection talks coming August 78
Wednesday, August 1, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
Three no-cost discussion sessions will explore the growing importance of data capture, use and safe/reliable storage in vehicles and the autonomous transportation at the Flash Memory Summit August 7-8 at the Santa Clara Convention Center.
During the free sessions; engineers, executives, urban planners, government officials and transportation researchers will explore ...
What American companies can learn from Europe's new GDPR laws
Wednesday, June 13, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
People around the world have recently started to receive tons of emails from companies updating their privacy policies. Naturally, many ask, why this is happening, and the ones with a deeper understanding of the process mutter a four-letter combination - GDPR. While an astounding part of the US Senate appears to be confused about the concept of Net Neutrality, Europe&rs...
What some experts are saying about GDPR
Friday, May 18, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
The GDPR bill is causing an uproar in the industry as the compliance date comes ever nearer. Yet few can say they actually know much about the bill that will come into place on May 25th.GDPR, or the General Data Protection Regulation, is an expansion upon the EU’s previous Data Protection Act of 1998, extending the boundary of its territorial mandate from whatever juris...
Supporting citizen developers to speed digital transformation
Thursday, May 10, 2018 by Bill Kennedy
More than just a buzz word, companies across the globe are embracing digital transformation to create more efficient organizations not tied to traditional software applications and to forgo the messy paper trail. Digital transformation is dependent on many factors, but in particular, cloud-based technology is largely responsible for fueling the change. Simply put, overt...
A Blockchain messaging platform that's unstoppable
Tuesday, April 3, 2018 by Richard Harris
Today’s instant messaging is about to get a violent shove forward by way of encryption, and Blockchain. Almost all messaging platforms rely on client to server communication, where a unique ID is given to a thread, and stored in a centralized database somewhere. But it’s always been volatile to censorship, network blocking, or any other form of controlled policing....
Dataguise recognized in MarketsandMarkets datacentric security report
Thursday, January 25, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
Dataguise was cited a new report titled Data-Centric Security Market Global Forecast to 2022 published by IT research firm MarketsandMarkets. In the report, analysts forecast the global data-centric security market to grow from USD $1.79 Billion in 2016 to USD $5.83 Billion by 2022, at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 23.1%. The report indicates that sensitive da...
What the Section 702 bill means to your digital privacy
Wednesday, January 24, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
Recently, President Trump signed the Section 702 bill “to reauthorize foreign intelligence collection.” The NSA warrantless surveillance program is still a sweeping up Americans’ online communications, even though Trump has tweeted:“This is NOT the same FISA law that was so wrongly abused during the election. I will always do the right thing for our country and put the ...
Red Hat survey identifies where tech investment is happening most
Friday, January 19, 2018 by Richard Harris
A new survey from Red Hat is out, aimed to better understand how technologies are being applied and the impact they are having in the enterprise. Red Hat commissioned research firm Vanson Bourne to survey 300 IT decision makers from organizations in the U.S., Europe and Asia that employ a significant field workforce. The survey examined investment trends, current a...
Citizen developers are on the rise
Thursday, December 7, 2017 by Christian Hargrave
Kintone has announced the results from a new report on low-code application platforms, “The Rise of the Citizen Developer: 2017 Low-Code Adoption Survey.” Partnering with Unisphere Research, business and IT leaders from organizations of all sizes and across many industries, including the public sector, technology, banking/finance, healthcare, and more, were surveyed on ...
People are worried about internetconnected car security
Monday, December 4, 2017 by Christian Hargrave
Thales announced survey results revealing how respondents feel about the potential risks connected vehicles pose to their safety and the security of their personal information.Connected cars use mobile internet technology for safety systems and remote diagnostics (like “OnStar”), as well as controlling key functions via a smartphone, smartwatch, tablet or computer - ena...
Pythonpowered machine learning with Anaconda and MS partnership
Monday, October 2, 2017 by Christian Hargrave
Anaconda, Inc. has announced it is partnering with Microsoft to embed Anaconda into Azure Machine Learning, Visual Studio and SQL Server to deliver data insights in real time. Microsoft and Anaconda will partner to deliver Anaconda for Microsoft, a subset of the Anaconda distribution available on Windows, MacOS and Linux. Anaconda, Inc. will also offer a range of suppor...
Is your app ready for Black Friday
Wednesday, September 6, 2017 by Tony Branson
With the increasing use of mobile devices for online shopping, a major share of every wallet is now going to online retailers. The convenience of shopping anytime; anywhere perfectly suits the busy, on-the-go generation that is giving eCommerce businesses a big boost. Despite this reality, more than 70% of SMBs do not have their websites ready for a sudden rise in traff...
The HBO hack reveals how vulnerable data is to black hats
Thursday, August 31, 2017 by Richard Harris
The HBO hack is the latest in a string of high-profile hacks over the last two years (Dropbox, Yahoo!, UK Ministry of Health) where a handful of vulnerable servers were compromised and used to take down and steal information. Studies have shown the next year represent a turning point in the digitization of enterprise content. A recent Forrester study commissioned by Alf...
$40 million genomics accelerator introduced by Helix and Illumina
Tuesday, August 22, 2017 by Richard Harris
Helix, a personal genomics company, has announced a collaboration with Illumina Accelerator, a business accelerator focused solely on creating an innovation ecosystem for the genomics industry. Together, the organizations will partner with entrepreneurs to foster and accelerate innovation and development of DNA-driven products and insights for consumers. Interested star...