Iowa caucus app woes from a developer perspective
Friday, February 21, 2020 by Richard Harris
Whether the issues behind the Iowa Democratic Caucus app debacle were specific to UX, connectivity, traffic, or just good ol’ fashioned reluctance to embrace the technology, the ramifications of this mess will be felt for a long time – the hanging chad of the new decade. So are apps out? Absolutely not, but things are going to have to change.
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...
Contentstack lands $31.5M in Series A funding
Wednesday, October 9, 2019 by Freeman Lightner
Contentstack, the enterprise Digital Experience Platform, has announced $31.5 million in Series A funding led by Insight Partners with participation from existing backers Illuminate Ventures and GingerBread Capital. Teddie Wardi, Managing Director at Insight, will join Contentstack's Board of Managers. The capital will be used to scale ...
Homeis raises $12M to help immigrants across the world
Thursday, August 22, 2019 by Richard Harris
Homeis, the first digital platform for immigrant communities around the world, today announced its $12 million Series A funding round led by Canaan and Spark Capital. Since its founding in 2017, Homeis has served hundreds of thousands of immigrants in its launched communities and will expand to serve all immigrant communities in the U.S. and across the globe, starting w...
Helping tackle the Iranian drug addiction with an app
Friday, June 30, 2017 by Christian Hargrave
United for Iran, a Bay-Area NGO working to promote civil liberties and civil society in Iran, is announcing the release of Haami: a new android app that is designed to provide help for recovering from addiction.Haami, which means “ally,” is a mobile health application that will aid Iranians dealing with addiction by assisting them with dialing back compulsion and offeri...
What CEO and CFO Should Know About Digital Transformation
Friday, September 11, 2015 by Anatoly Belaychuk
When it comes to technology, Digital Transformation is probably the hottest topic at corporate boardrooms today.Why so? Mobile, social, cloud and big data aren’t that new; Google Trends shows that they have passed the peak. Yet Digital Transformation often associated with these components doubles in popularity each year. Before talking about “T” in DT, let’s clarif...
App Store Gold Rush Comparison, Not That Different From 1848
Thursday, March 13, 2014 by Richard Harris
On January 24, 1848, an event occurred in
California that would forever shape the United States. A man named James W.
Marshall was building a sawmill for Captain John Sutter, and using water from
the South Fork of the American River. He noticed several flakes of metal in the
tailrace water and recognized them to be gold. He tried to keep the discovery a
secret but ...