Top 50 AI tools according to Writerbudddy report
Monday, November 27, 2023 by Richard Harris
AI has been an omnipresent theme over the past year, pushing boundaries and redefining several industries in a short space of time. An astounding number of over 24 billion visits were generated from September 2022 to August 2023 by just the top 50 AI tools, with an average monthly growth of 236.3 million visits. Out of this massive number, ChatGPT alone accounted for 14...
Ukrainian female launches self empowerment app
Tuesday, August 30, 2022 by Brittany Hainzinger
Breverie, a new goal-setting and personal development application for women announced today its official launch. Founded by Ukrainian tech entrepreneur Olena Mytruk, Breverie provides a unique app experience using a heart-centered approach to guide users through the process of aligning their goals and working toward creating their dream-driven impact.
Female tech ent...
Crossword game Test Express Word Adventure launches
Tuesday, August 23, 2022 by Freeman Lightner
GameHouse has announced Text Express: Word Adventure, a vast and challenging emergent crossword puzzle game with an exciting and visual adventure narrative and huge variety in gameplay; spanning 3,500 levels, 37 destinations, over 95 speaking characters, and thousands of unique crossword puzzles. This beautiful and unique puzzle game is packed with rich environments to ...
Decentralized wallets suggested after Solana hack
Wednesday, August 17, 2022 by Freeman Lightner
The recent hack on the Solana cryptocurrency wallet has led to a drain of millions of dollars, which raised concerns about the security of the crypto ecosystem. Against this backdrop, the volume of discussions around 'Solana' among Twitter influencers surged in the first week of August as most of them commended the use of decentralized or open source w...
Female UFC fighter to be paid in Bitcoin
Thursday, August 4, 2022 by Richard Harris
Bitwage went into futuristic mode again by working with the #15-ranked strawweight Luana Pinheiro (10-1-0 record) to allow her to become the World’s first UFC female fighter and the World’s first-ever Latin American athlete, in general, to get her paycheck in Bitcoin. By utilizing Bitwage, Pinheiro, the Brazilian phenom on an eight-fight winning streak is ab...
Physical NFT gallery opens in Europe
Friday, June 17, 2022 by Brittany Hainzinger
One of the first of its kind in Europe, and the first in the UK’s capital, the female-founded and female-first NFT Gallery in Mayfair has now opened its doors to the public following its inaugural launch event on Thursday.
The NFT Gallery has opened with the inaugural exhibition 'Surface Tension', showcasing solely female artists working in the dig...
Immersive AR and VR experiences from NextNav
Tuesday, March 1, 2022 by Brittany Hainzinger
NextNav announced they have partnered with echo3D. Through this partnership, NextNav’s vertical location service, Pinnacle, will provide echo3D developers with the crucial 3D location data needed to build immersive AR and VR content built on top of the physical world.
Over 16,000 developers rely on the echo3D platform for the tools and infra...
SRE hiring trends
Thursday, January 6, 2022 by Richard Harris
Ashley Stirrup, COO at Shoreline.io shares his 2022 predictions about the death of the Runbook, the rising cost of outages and SRE hiring trends.
Prediction #1: The death of the Runbook
In the coming year, we will see runbooks fuse out. Our team has been surprised in the last few months with how infrequently people have had true Runbooks. Runbooks are a great plac...
Videogame platform catches up to YouTube Gaming
Monday, January 3, 2022 by Brittany Hainzinger
Facebook Gaming had a dominant Q3 in 2021 which saw the video-game streaming segment of the social media giants accomplish several milestones. According to data presented by Safe Betting Sites, Facebook Gaming overtook Youtube Gaming in hours watched for the first time after recording an estimated 1.3B hours watched in Q3 2021.
Videogame platform catches up to Twitch...
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...
Mobile game developers are capturing female audiences
Tuesday, December 7, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
Browsing social networks can be addictive and can cause feelings of inadequacy and isolation, even depression, say mental health professionals. However, when it comes to mobile gaming, the situation is not so dire. On the contrary, used in moderation, it could help people boost positive well-being, according to various sources.
Traditionally considered a domain for m...
Steam Founder Rick Ellis talks developing mobile real money games
Friday, October 29, 2021 by Richard Harris
Is developing mobile games that people play for real money the next big wave in game development?
Rick Ellis, lead developer and founder of the Steam platform and marketplace, and also a developer on Half-Life 2 has pivoted to mobile and he's making real-money tournament games alongside Ross Krasner, Ryu Games founder and CEO, and they have plenty to s...
2021 Coding Week recap from industry experts
Monday, September 20, 2021 by Richard Harris
National Coding Week takes place during September 13 - September 19 and it is a great time to engage everyone into coding in a fun and easy way. According to an article from National Today, "92 percent of executives believe American workers are not as skilled as they need to be." National Coding Week is a perfect opportunity for improving your coding skills to...
Female Esports initiative from Challengermode
Friday, September 10, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
Esports platform Challengermode has announced its partnership with the Super Girl Gamer Series to host tournaments across a range of Esports. This forms part of Challengermode’s initiative to support more female-led Esports initiatives to its grassroots Esports platform.
Challengermode and Super Girl Gamer series partner to support a female Esports initiative
Gamer's habits changed during lockdown
Monday, June 14, 2021 by Richard Harris
PickFu (a qualitative feedback tool), has run a series of surveys regarding the effect that Covid-19 has had on gaming behaviors. When looking at the data, they found an interesting pattern regarding the effects of Covid-19 restrictions and the hours spent gaming throughout the day. They also were able to pinpoint the main reasons why people have turned to gaming during...
CircleCI hits 1 millionth user
Thursday, September 17, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
CircleCI celebrates nine years and the addition of their 1 millionth user to the platform.
“When CircleCI started, CI/CD was a kind of niche, bleeding-edge practice. Now, we’re seeing the market accelerate like never before as companies prioritize automation and continuous delivery systems,” said Jim Rose, CircleCI CEO. “No matter what market ...
Keep kids busy with SugarCoded by SmartGurlz
Friday, April 3, 2020 by Freeman Lightner
Are you looking for constructive ways to keep your children stimulated and engaged during the COVID-19 school shutdown? SmartGurlz founder Sharmi Albrechtsen beat out 40,000 other entrepreneurs on ABC's Shark Tank and negotiated with guest "shark" Richard Branson, before closing a deal with Daymond John on her line of groundbreaking toys that use an a...
IVR technology is losing money from customers because people hate them
Friday, September 27, 2019 by Freeman Lightner
Vonage, a global business cloud communications leader, today published new research which reveals that more than half (51%) of consumers have abandoned a business altogether because they've reached an automated menu of options, known as Interactive Voice Response (IVR), losing that company $262 per customer every year.
The 2019 Vonage IVR sur...
What your zodiac sign says about your gaming personality
Tuesday, August 20, 2019 by Richard Harris
No two gamers are alike. Everyone has their own unique interests and approaches to playing their favorite mobile games. Fascinatingly, a person's zodiac sign can often point to certain traits that not only affect your personality in real life, but also your gaming style!
The folks at Fort Mason Games— the female-run mobile gaming company that brought ...
Women are using financial apps more than men says Liftoff report
Friday, April 12, 2019 by Brittany Hainzinger
Liftoff released a new report in partnership with Leanplum uncovering new insights into the world of mobile finance. Specifically, it found that women are more engaged than ever with finance apps, meaning it’s prime time for marketers to double-down on investments in the traditionally underserved demographic. The report also shows the Asia-Pacific region (APAC) co...
Wage inequality in the tech industry report emerges
Friday, March 29, 2019 by Richard Harris
Hired released an in-depth data report looking at wage inequality in the tech industry. In advance of Equal Pay Day (4/2), the report looks at how race, age, industry, roles, LGBTQ+ status, and geographies all impact wage inequality. Hired also released a new micro-documentary that offers a powerful and all-too-relatable look at the gender wage gap. This is all a part o...
The most popular gaming platform, and why cloud gaming sucks
Friday, March 22, 2019 by Richard Harris
Gamers spend an average of 7 hours, 7 mins each week playing (up 19% from last year), and cloud is the next frontier for video games it seems, with major tech players like Microsoft and Google teasing their cloud gaming launches at GDC 19. But getting gamers on board with these new services will require developers to create interactive games that don’t frustr...
Publishing mobile games with Gismart now possible
Wednesday, March 13, 2019 by Richard Harris
Gismart has added an investment program for mobile app startups to its already established publishing unit. In addition to developing and publishing its own titles, Gismart also acts as a strategic partner for aspiring indie developers. The newly launched investment program highlights Gismart’s commitment to helping independent developers bring their titles to mar...
Female gamers are an untapped market for developers
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 by Richard Harris
Here are some fun facts. Women gamers make up 65% of all active gamers and they also play mobile games at a higher rate than men. What's even better for app developers and publishers, is that 79% of those females are more likely to make in-app purchases.
Brands want to reach this highly engaged audience, and yet, a large part of the gaming app industry's outp...
Game developer tips and insight for 2019
Thursday, January 24, 2019 by Richard Harris
2019 offers promising new opportunities for game developers to reach new markets. But how can developers best capture diverse users’ attention and loyalty? Webpals Mobile, a performance-driven mobile-app user acquisition company, recently conducted a study comparing advertising driving gaming app downloads in the United States and Asia. Drawing on insights from th...
AI program is helping fight tropical diseases after Hurricane Maria
Monday, November 12, 2018 by Richard Harris
Wovenware is developing an AI program to help scientists at the Puerto Rico Vector Control Unit (PRVCU) research mosquitoes carrying diseases, such as Zika, Dengue, and Chikungunya, in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. PRVCU is trying to prevent the spread of these diseases and determine why many mosquitoes have gained immunity to insecticides. Since only one type of mo...
The subscription based app model is working and here's proof
Monday, November 5, 2018 by Richard Harris
Liftoff released its annual Mobile App Engagement Index, describing trends in consumer app engagement and ways mobile marketers can adapt to thrive in the changing landscape. Specifically, the report reveals that mobile users are head over heels for the subscription model, with considerable momentum gained from last year. Additionally, the Index highlights a shift in ge...
Women Who Tech announces top 10 startup finalists
Thursday, September 20, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
Women Who Tech has announced the 10 finalists for its Women Startup Challenge Europe. Hundreds of women-led startups from 35 countries competed to pitch to investors and tech leaders, including Mitchell Baker, Chairwoman and Co-Founder of Mozilla, Jean-Louis Missika, Deputy Mayor of Paris, Fatou Diagne, Partner and Cofounder at Bootstrap Europe, Julien Quintard, Managin...
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...
A guide to ad retargeting responsibly
Tuesday, August 7, 2018 by Richard Harris
Browse any website with ads, then load up your favorite mobile game and you might see advertisements from the searches you did on the website you were just on, now inside your game! How is this possible? It's called ad retargeting, or behavioral retargeting, and it's gone wild everywhere digital.
How does ad retargeting work?
There are actually a few ...
Game streaming and the live streaming movement according to LiveCamp
Friday, July 13, 2018 by Richard Harris
Betaworks launched their 4th accelerator program, LiveCamp, which is now accepting submissions. This year, Camp will focus on companies looking to advance the "live" participation gaming and streaming ecosystem.
Here's how it works. Betaworks will choose 5-10 companies to build into culturally significant brands, similar to what they've ...
Get your free developer package from Pusher and SendGrid
Monday, June 4, 2018 by Richard Harris
Pusher released the Pusher Developer Package. This pack is aimed at developers and will offer them free access to 13 key services they need for building great applications. Pusher is joined in this project by great service suppliers like Algolia, Auth0, ButterCMS, Chargebee, Cloudflare, Codeship, DataDog, DigitalOcean, Instabug, MongoDB, Mux.com, Nexmo, and SendGrid.The...
VC funding favors men despite proven female founders
Wednesday, May 30, 2018 by Richard Harris
New data reveals that venture capital (VC) investments remain heavily biased toward men - in 2017, companies with all-female founders closed 368 VC deals, compared to 5,588 deals for all-male teams and 1,046 for mixed-gender teams. Women-led startups also received a smaller share of VC dollars, landing just $1.9 billion (2.2%) of the $85 billion in VC investments last y...
eSports gets its very own news network
Tuesday, May 1, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
Gamer World News Entertainment (GWNe) officially debuts as an ambitious new free and independent 24/7 multi-platform network featuring eSports and gamer news, information, entertainment and original programming exclusively dedicated to professional, competitive and casual gamers. eSports revolves around competition between gamers either one-on-one or in small teams, wit...
Change the Game Design Challenge launches from Google
Wednesday, March 28, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
Of the hundreds of millions of people around the world who enjoy games on Google Play, 49% are women, yet only 23% of game developers identify as women says Google Play's Jackie Lau in a recent blog article. In the article she announced that Google will be teaming up with the organization Girls Make Games and the ESA Foundation in order to launch a new contest named the...