Supercell increases stakes in Space Ape Games
Thursday, August 4, 2022 by Richard Harris
Supercell has invested an additional $37M to acquire a larger stake in mobile game developer and publisher Space Ape Games increasing its stake in the London studio from 62.6% to 75%. This is on top of their original $56.6M investment from 2017. They have also extended their line of credit by a further $50M, bringing Supercell’s total debt and equity inv...
Covalent teams up with Cronos blockchain
Tuesday, July 26, 2022 by Freeman Lightner
Covalent announced integration with the Cronos blockchain, the EVM chain supported by Crypto.com. The partnership will simplify workflows for developers, data analysts, and more. The new partnership between Covalent and Cronos plays a pivotal role in easing the Web3 data experience, enabling projects and developers to seamlessly access the information needed to power de...
GDWC 2022 prize pool over $100K
Tuesday, July 12, 2022 by Brittany Hainzinger
The Game Development World Championship 2022 (GDWC), one of the biggest game development competitions in the world will be giving out prizes and giveaways worth over $100,000 this year. This is the largest prize pool in the Championship's history.
Over $100,000 prize pool at the Game Development World Championship 2022!
Prizes are spread across multiple catego...
Console gaming revenue increases
Thursday, June 2, 2022 by Freeman Lightner
The ongoing year will be a good one for most related to the console-gaming industry. According to the figures presented here by SafeBettingSites.com, Console gaming is set to grow by 8.4% YoY in 2022. Thus, the console gaming segment is set to witness the most significant spurt of growth in the entire gaming industry in 2022.
Console games to bring in $58.6B in 2022
Blockchain gaming organization partners with Crypto Oasis
Thursday, April 28, 2022 by Richard Harris
GamesCoin Group is a German blockchain gaming organization that has created an ecosystem for a gaming world that is more immersive and boundary-blurring than ever. Its partnership with Crypto Oasis is game-changing and exciting for the Middle Eastern crypto market because blockchain is restructuring the gaming industry, and GamesCoin Group is leading this revolution.
VMs and Containers on Kubernetes
Wednesday, February 16, 2022 by Freeman Lightner
Rafay Systems, the platform provider for Kubernetes Operations, has announced support for running both Virtual Machines (VMs) and containers on Kubernetes through its Kubernetes Operations Platform (KOP). To help enterprises that rely upon existing VM-based workloads, Rafay accelerates application modernization and increases operational efficiency for legacy application...
Developer shortages in 2022
Tuesday, February 15, 2022 by Brittany Hainzinger
The biggest business challenge this year will be recruiting developers with the right skills, according to more than half (53%) of the software developers and IT professionals responding to the new Reveal "Top Software Development Challenges for 2022" survey released by Infragistics. Reveal’s third annual survey examined the pain points, challenges,...
How accurate are the self attributing network install numbers
Monday, February 14, 2022 by Malachi Dunn
The integrity of your media mix is a big deal in a rapidly growing advertising ecosystem. Knowing where your users are coming from (a.k.a. third-party attribution) is a new animal, and not many know exactly how to accredit ad spend to attributed traffic.
What is a Self-Attributing Network?
A SAN, or Self-Attributing Network, is an ad network that attributes its tr...
Software company LeanIX celebrates 10th anniversary
Friday, February 4, 2022 by Richard Harris
LeanIX celebrates 10 years in business this month. An international success story, LeanIX has quickly earned the trust of 650 customers, including more than 10 percent of the Global 500, and serves 150,000 users worldwide. This 10th anniversary follows a year that saw LeanIX continue to grow at 60%, successfully complete a major acquisition (Cleanshelf), sign ...
Cyber Yachts NFTs land
Friday, January 14, 2022 by Brittany Hainzinger
Bitcoin Latinum, the asset-backed cryptocurrency poised to revolutionize digital transactions has announced its acquisition of cyberyachts.com in partnership with three-time Grammy-nominated recording artist Quavo of Migos. Cyber Yachts will consist of NFT collections totaling 888 extraordinary yachts and will be exclusively offered on the UnicoNFT marketplace for ...
DeFi platform expands into the NFT space
Monday, December 20, 2021 by Richard Harris
Umbria Network has augmented its position in the NFT space with its second phase of partnerships.
The protocol has introduced its novel Narni cross-chain liquidity bridge to a wider NFT audience via collaborations with innovative projects that are minting and selling on the Polygon blockchain. When buying NFTs on a Polygon marketplace such as OpenSea, users must brid...
NFT game Alien Worlds records almost 760K users
Wednesday, December 8, 2021 by Richard Harris
Many in the gaming industry have expressed their belief that NFT games and/or blockchain games are the future of gaming. The NFT games segment is still in its infancy but user counts for many games are rapidly rising, highlighting the potential the segment holds. According to data presented by Safe Betting Sites, Alien Worlds had the highest player count among NFT games...
Unity partners with Kindred to reinvent app monetization
Monday, November 22, 2021 by Russ Scritchfield
Kindred, the next-generation app monetization network, has announced it has been named a Unity Verified Solutions Partner, with a focus on reinventing in-app monetization and UX. Being a Verified Solutions Partner means that Unity’s Verified Solutions Partner team has tested and verified that the Kindred SDK for Unity is optimized for the latest version of the Uni...
Bitcoin Latinum announces partnership with Vast Bank
Thursday, November 18, 2021 by Russ Scritchfield
Bitcoin Latinum, the secure, next-generation, insured, asset-backed cryptocurrency has announced the commencement of a strategic partnership with Vast Bank, a trusted family-owned financial institution serving customers since 1982. The partnership will focus on opportunities for collaboration, deal flow, and integration among Vast Bank, Bitcoin Latinum, and Mo...
Nylas expands operations in Europe
Wednesday, November 3, 2021 by Richard Harris
Nylas announced that one of Europe and the world’s leading e-commerce platforms have selected Nylas to quickly, securely, and automatically connect real-time communications data into their application. With Nylas’s Email and Neural APIs, this fintech enterprise can more intelligently extract and structure data from the more than 2 million transactions on the...
iOS 15 benchmark updates from AppsFlyer
Monday, November 1, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
AppsFlyer is back with an updated data set for iOS14+ Benchmarks.
iOS 15 adoption hits 30% after 5 weeks since the release
The share of users who have upgraded their operating systems to version 15 has only reached 30% as Apple has yet to push this update among its users. Adoption is slower than usual, iOS 14 reached 40% in the same time frame.
iOS Shopping app...
NFT searches increase on Google
Tuesday, October 26, 2021 by Freeman Lightner
Following a couple of relatively dormant months, the NFT market has sprung back to life and is hitting record after new record. Its resurgence has served to disprove multiple obituaries written for the space after it plummeted from its meteoric highs in early 2021.
Global Interest in NFTs Surges 426% in One Month
According to the research data analyzed and publish...
Boost game developers revenue with Kindred for Business
Tuesday, October 26, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
Kindred for Business officially launched a 'third way' for mobile game developers to boost annual revenues from players by as much as 400% without sacrificing all-important UX.
To date, mobile gaming studios have had to rely on in-app purchases and advertising to monetize users, both of which can negatively impact the UX for players and ultimately drive ...
Gaming industry continues to rise
Thursday, September 16, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
The global gaming industry continues thriving in 2021, with 2.6 billion users and over $156bn in revenue as of this year. One of the biggest driving forces behind this remarkable growth has been a surge in mobile gaming, the largest revenue stream of the entire market. However, the past two years have also seen impressive growth in the console gaming segment, with profi...
How to earn crypto and NFTs for playing your favorite games
Wednesday, August 25, 2021 by Christian Hargrave
Gamers have always dreamed of earning real money by playing their favorite video games. That dream is increasingly becoming a reality with the rise of NFT play-to-earn gaming gaining significance within popular culture, even quickly conforming full-time jobs among many younger demographics who are incentivized with crypto rewards. According to Blockchain Game Report, th...
Tech hiring surges in 2021
Wednesday, August 25, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
Tech job postings increased 16% in the second quarter of 2021, with locations, occupations, skills, and employers across the country experiencing strong quarter-over-quarter growth, according to the Q2 2021 Tech Job Report from Dice, a DHI Group, Inc. brand (NYSE: DHX).
Nationwide tech hiring surges in the second quarter of 2021
Asia mobile gamers outweigh Europe and America combined
Tuesday, August 24, 2021 by Freeman Lightner
As the fastest-growing segment of the gaming industry, mobile games continue breaking records and making billions in revenue each year. The most significant part of mobile gaming profits comes from Asian countries, home to nearly half of all mobile gamers globally.
There are nearly 1.3B Asia mobile gamers
According to data presented by MejoresApuestas.com, the num...
Amazon location service launches
Monday, August 23, 2021 by Freeman Lightner
Amazon Web Services, Inc. announced the general availability of Amazon Location Service, a new service that makes it easier and more cost-effective for customers to add location functionality to their applications without compromising on user privacy or data security. With Amazon Location Service, customers can embed location functionality in their applications usi...
2021 hackathon from NEAR
Friday, August 13, 2021 by Freeman Lightner
NEAR announced the first in a series of NEAR MetaBUIDL hackathons with $1 million in prizes until the end of the year. The first MetaBUIDL Hackathon runs from Aug 27 to Sep 12. Registration is open now.
Speakers and Activities at the 2021 hackathon from NEAR
They think it's a great opportunity for anyone interested in solving real-world problems that coul...
Growing your gaming app by looking at the data
Tuesday, August 10, 2021 by Andrey Kazakov
The world changed a lot in 2020. And in the mobile app industry, we saw our data reflect shifts in consumer behaviors and accelerated transformations of entire industries. People flocked to their mobile devices to do everything from getting a little Facetime with distant family to buying groceries. In fact, mobile outperformed 2020 expectations, with consumers spending ...
Moogsoft drives innovation with new features
Thursday, July 29, 2021 by Richard Harris
Moogsoft has announced new product features and improvements to speed up incident response and collaboration by further enhancing Moogsoft’s integration with PagerDuty; automatically adding context to users’ troubleshooting by prioritizing and automating event workflows while connecting multiple data catalogs containing rich contextual information; increase ...
Mobile action genre games revenue increases
Wednesday, July 28, 2021 by Freeman Lightner
The Action genre is one of the most popular categories in mobile games. According to data presented by Safe Betting Sites, the Action genre experienced the highest YoY growth in the US among mobile game genres from H1 2020 to H1 2021 – 103.8%.
Action Genre Generated $436M In H1 2021 – 104% Increase From H1 2020
Mobile games are the most lucrative segme...
CircleCI brings privacy enhancements for teams across the enterprise
Monday, February 22, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
CircleCI introduced new platform updates to increase the control, protection, privacy, and confidence of today’s engineering teams.
Business leaders are concerned with the growth of remote-only and its impact on security. In fact, research shows 28 percent of leaders in 2020 were anticipated to prioritize improving application security capabilities ...
Applitools Visual AI enables Thunderhead to deliver flawless UX faster
Monday, February 22, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
Applitools announced how its Visual AI technology helps Thunderhead create a visually perfect experience in its ONE Engagement Hub. Thunderhead offers it’s AI-driven ONE Platform, a transformational technology for customer engagement and the recognized global leader in the Customer Journey Orchestration and Analytics market. The ONE Engagement Hub helps global bra...
AI first strategies will increase ROI in 2021
Wednesday, January 13, 2021 by Freeman Lightner
As organizations continue to invest in AI and scale their deployments, a collaboration between business decision-makers and technologists must become more effective as they partner to determine which AI use cases within the business will deliver the best ROI.
Today, the greatest hurdles to deploying AI with confidence are
Gaining broad agreement that the projec...
Error monitoring to drive code ownership in 2021 says Bugsnag
Thursday, January 7, 2021 by Freeman Lightner
The extreme reliance on all things digital as a result of COVID-19 makes application health a key area of focus in 2021. COVID-19 has accelerated the need for a mobile-first strategy, and enterprises are prioritizing the health of their mobile applications to meet customer expectations.
To do so, they are leveraging stability management tools that enable organization...
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...
Low code innovation predictions for 2021 from Gigaom
Tuesday, January 5, 2021 by Richard Harris
Distributed architectures drive development. We’re seeing a great deal of interest in microservices, containers, serverless, not just for new-build but also as a way to reface older applications and data. These architectures, which will also be hugely important for Edge and IoT, have an impact on how applications are built, as each distributed service needs to be ...
Embrace Dont Replace Enterprise DevOps Realities
Friday, November 6, 2020 by Freeman Lightner
Today, Ahmed says, every business is a software business, with one top goal in mind: to drive innovation quickly. To make that possible, organizations must optimize development and delivery of software, releasing and iterating continuously. But they also must reduce risk, ensuring there is governance, control and visibility to track and trace how software is being devel...
Testing with feature flags: 5 steps to get started
Monday, September 14, 2020 by Talia Nassi
With the growing popularity of feature flags in the software development industry, many organizations are wondering how to start using them. As the saying goes, “imitation is the sincerest form of flattery,” so the best way to learn how to use feature flags is to look at how other organizations have successfully evolved their continuous delivery system to in...