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SendBird-raises-$52M

SendBird raises $52M


Tuesday, February 19, 2019 by

SendBird announced the closing of a $52 million series B round of fundraising led by ICONIQ Capital and joined by existing investors, Shasta Ventures, August Capital, Y Combinator, and Funders Club. SendBird will use the funding to rapidly scale the company to fully address today’s $4.2 billion service addressable market for user-to-user messaging services. SendBi...


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Who still clicks on ads anyway


Monday, January 21, 2019 by

New data from Clutch says that seventy-seven percent (77%) of people recognize paid search ads easily compared to what organic search results look like - and it's causing a shift in the way advertisers approach consumers. People use search engines to find answers to questions and often click paid search ads that respond to their search queries. One-third ...


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App developer and software jobs might be declining says new report


Thursday, January 17, 2019 by

If your title is app developer, or work if you work in the software development field and are starting to feel like the Jedi are dying off - you might be on to something. According to a new report put out by Freelancer.com, the software developer job title, and a few others including app developer, and app designer, have seen a dramatic decrease in popularity since l...


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Machine learning, crowdsourced data, and the birth of Gengo.ai


Wednesday, October 31, 2018 by

The glue that holds machine learning and artificial intelligence together is data. Without the data to create complex learning algorithms from, and to create those life-like AI experiences - neither of them are worth a brass farthing. Charly Walther, the VP of product and growth at Gengo.ai, joined Gengo from Uber, where he was a product manager in Uber’s Advan...


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Freelance jobs are being embraced by Gen Z


Thursday, August 30, 2018 by

Upwork released new data from Gen Z respondents to Freelancing in America: 2017, a comprehensive measure of the U.S. independent workforce, conducted by independent research firm Edelman Intelligence and commissioned in partnership by Upwork and Freelancers Union. Findings show that Gen Z - the youngest segment of the adult workforce (people born between 1997-2000), ...


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Bitcoin job skills are hot says latest report


Monday, February 12, 2018 by

Upwork has released its newest quarterly index of the hottest skills in the U.S. freelance job market. The Upwork Skills Index ranks the site’s 20 fastest-growing skills in a quarterly series that sheds light on new and emerging skills as an indication of hot freelance job market trends. According to a recent study, 57.3 million Americans (36 percent of the U.S. workfor...


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CoachGuitar teaches you guitar and lets us look under the hood


Wednesday, September 6, 2017 by

CoachGuitar is a five-year old, France-based company that offers a unique method of teaching guitar enthusiasts of all skill levels how to play their favorite songs. Using the visual guitar teaching app, millions of students from around the globe download video tutorials and learn to play along. With a typical traffic of 2,000-3,000 downloads per day - and even reaching...


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Route the Internet faster with Argo from Cloudflare


Monday, May 22, 2017 by

Cloudflare has announced Argo, a service that intelligently routes traffic across the Internet for a faster, more reliable, and more secure online experience.The Internet is inherently unreliable. Its massive collection of networks from different providers experiences delays and outages all the time. Internet users experience these problems as slowness reaching websites...


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Fuzzy Logix partners up with Kinetica to provide better analytics


Monday, May 8, 2017 by

Fuzzy Logix, Inc., provider of in-database analytics, and Kinetica, provider of a GPU-accelerated database, is announcing a partnership to offer a joint solution that will allow customers of both companies to leverage "high performing advanced analytics with acceleration of 100-500x on 1/10th the hardware over CPU-only based solutions." The joint solution will initially...


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The hottest skills needed in the freelance job market to get hired


Thursday, May 4, 2017 by

Upwork has released its newest quarterly index of the hottest skills in the U.S. freelance job market. The Upwork Skills Index ranks the site’s 20 fastest-growing skills and is part of a quarterly series that sheds light on new and emerging skills freelancers are providing. According to a recent report, nearly half (49%) of hiring managers use freelancers to access skil...


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Upwork taps PacketZoom to speed up content delivery


Thursday, March 16, 2017 by

Upwork (formerly Elance-oDesk) a global freelancing platform recently selected PacketZoom to enhance their existing Web CDN and speed up its dynamic content and API calls. Upwork has more than 12 million registered freelancers internationally with many of them leveraging the mobile app to lookup for projects when on the go."Upwork mobile apps were built to allow our com...


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The work-for-equity model as expounded by Loom


Wednesday, March 15, 2017 by

Critics of companies offering the “work-for-equity” model accuse them of being exploitative; in their minds, “work-for-equity” = work for free. Supporters of the model point to its opportunities for developers to gain a more significant business stake in something they believe in. No matter where you stand, there’s something everyone can agree on: the issue is polarizin...


Why-app-developers-are-choosing-to-freelance

Why app developers are choosing to freelance


Tuesday, January 31, 2017 by

Freelancing is increasingly becoming a career path that people are pursuing, and not only that, is one that could be leading to statistically higher work satisfaction than the traditional employment situation for many people globally. 50% of freelancers say there’s no amount of money you could pay them to take a traditional job, according to a study done by Freelancing ...


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Want to work as a freelancer, your not alone


Tuesday, October 4, 2016 by

In this day and age, to not need a secured biweekly salary of a 9-5 job is akin to winning the career lottery. Well, it may not be quite as rare, given that there are currently 53 million Americans who are currently freelancers, which represent just 34% of the total U.S. labor force, but one can say this is indeed the dream of most Americans in the labor force. The dema...


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One in Five Companies in the US Plan to Expand IT Departments in Second Half of 2016


Friday, June 24, 2016 by

A recent survey by Robert Half Technology, IT Hiring Forecast and Local Trend Report, indicates that 21% of CIO’s are planning to expand their technology hiring in the second half of 2016. The hiring forecast is based on telephone interviews with over 2,500 CIOs from 25 major U.S. markets who were asked to provide a six-month hiring outlook.The survey shows that sixty-t...


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Toptal Purchases Skillbridge Technology Hiring Platform


Friday, April 22, 2016 by

Toptal has acquired the Skillbridge platform which offers an on-demand technology hiring platform. The acquisition of Skillbridge move Toptal beyond working with freelance developers and designers to also represent technology consultants, accountants, statisticians and other specialists in areas such as market research, financial modeling, and due diligence. The Sk...


Hiring-is-Hard:-The-Search-for-an-Elite-Mobile-Developer

Hiring is Hard: The Search for an Elite Mobile Developer


Friday, October 16, 2015 by

Mobile growth is staggering. The number of people accessing the Internet through their smartphones has more than doubled over the last five years. That means twice as many people downloading and using mobile apps as well. For most growth-minded businesses, it’s almost a crime at this point to not have a mobile app, or at the very least a mobile-friendly website.But you’...


Finding-the-Right-Custom-Software-Development-Firm

Finding the Right Custom Software Development Firm


Monday, December 8, 2014 by

In the custom software development process, goals tend to evolve dramatically. The application you initially set out to develop often looks very different from the one you end up with, precisely because you learn more about what you need and the best way to accomplish it at every step of the development process. Even at the very beginning, as you select a software ...


The-Healthcare-App-Market:-It-May-Be-Crowded-But-Still-Can-Be-Lucrative-for-Mobile-App-Developers

The Healthcare App Market: It May Be Crowded But Still Can Be Lucrative for Mobile App Developers


Thursday, December 4, 2014 by

If we take a look at different business verticals that go mobile, healthcare is one that you read a lot about these days. Many companies develop apps to track human body parameters or to allow virtual doctor-patient communication. There are a plethora of apps related to healthcare. But why is this booming industry among the leaders in the mobile ecosystem?It seems to me...


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App Promotion Via Podcasts


Monday, July 21, 2014 by

It was the summer of 2005 when Apple introduced iTunes version 4.9 to support a new phenomena of that day - Podcasts. The novelty of Podcasts gave people an entirely new channel to listen to. It covered various topics in order to satisfy their hobby of recorded radio broadcasts without having to listen to them at a specific time.Suddenly, people could subscribe to a spe...


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Best Practices for Developers and Publishers for Pitching Your App to the Media


Monday, May 19, 2014 by

When it comes to putting together a marketing plan for a mobile app promotion, a public relations component is always part of the mix. (Or at least it should be!) The most prominent part of public relations is media pitching: An effort to get your mobile app reviewed on relevant blogs and app review sites. Experience shows us that media relations is one of the most misu...


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New Curated Freelance App Marketplace


Friday, May 31, 2013 by

Weblance today releases a new curated freelance marketplace with tools to make building apps. Weblance is specifically designed to take applications from design to deployment as quickly as possible. Weblance effectively identifies development decisions, tracks them and organizes them into a plan, decreasing overhead costs. Weblance is so effective at reducing administra...


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Contract App Development Don't be Meat!


Thursday, March 7, 2013 by

Do you freelance your app development skills? If so chances are you've encountered many frustrating arrangements where you end up feeling more like a slab of meat being punched at rather than a talented programmer with a unique set of skills you are using to make a product for a customer."Freelancing is running a business. Being the best coder or designer around won’t n...


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Being an App Developer Contractor


Saturday, February 2, 2013 by

Developing apps for other people can be sticky business. Knowing how to navigate around certain legal areas, pricing, and publishing rules are just a few things you'll need to have ready before working with a potential client. We spoke with several app developers to get their experience in dealing with app development freelance, and we formed a short list of things you'...


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Should I try to design and illustrate my app myself


Thursday, January 24, 2013 by

As app developers we all suffer from "multi-hat syndrome". We wear the designer hat, the developer hat, the troubleshooting hat, and on and on.. With all things being equal it's no doubt that overall, design and illustration takes the bulk of time when developing apps.  Even if you are just developing utility apps that aren't graphically intense like games, it c...


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Tough gig making a living as an app developer


Wednesday, November 14, 2012 by

ROSEDALE, Md. — Shawn and Stephanie Grimes spent much of the last two years pursuing their dream of doing research and development for Apple, the world’s most successful corporation.THE iECONOMYA series examining challenges posed by increasingly globalized high-tech industries.More in This Series »GraphicJob Prospects for App WritersRelatedWhat It Takes to Be an Ap...