PGC London 2024 celebrates 10 year anniversary
Thursday, November 30, 2023 by Brittany Hainzinger
Pocket Gamer Connects will celebrate its 10th anniversary this upcoming January at Pocket Gamer Connects London 2024. Hosted at the city's familiar Brewery venue, this conference will be the ultimate knowledge-sharing and networking event for the games industry.
Starting in the UK in 2014, the Pocket Gamer Connect event series has transformed from its modest...
Bitcoin preferred over gold as an investment says deVere Group
Monday, November 13, 2023 by Freeman Lightner
More than three-quarters of under-40s would rather Bitcoin than gold in their investment mix, reveals a new survey by one of the world’s largest independent financial advisory, asset management, and fintech organizations.
The deVere Group poll shows that 77% of clients aged under 40 would opt for cryptocurrency over the precious metal in their portfolios to bui...
Houston ConnectSmart app celebrates 1 year anniversary
Thursday, October 26, 2023 by Freeman Lightner
Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) officials announce how during its first year the Houston ConnectSmart app has made Houston more connected and less congested. Through the Houston ConnectSmart app, commuters receive tailored suggestions to improve their daily travel and have access to transportation tools and services that they cannot find anywhere else.
Kubernetes optimizations land from PerfectScale
Wednesday, October 25, 2023 by Richard Harris
PerfectScale announced that they have successfully closed $7.1 million in seed funding, led by Blumberg Capital with participation from Upwest, Prelude Ventures, K2 Access Fund, Inner Loop Capital, Triangle Tweener Fund, and Firestreak Ventures. The latest investment brings the company’s total funding to nearly $10 million, since its founding in March, 2022.
The mobile app market is still growing to hit 571 billion by 2030
Monday, October 16, 2023 by Richard Harris
The increasing status of other mobile devices and smartphones, the rising demand for mobile apps in various industries, such as healthcare, gaming, education, and retail, the growing adoption of mobile payment and other mobile commerce solutions, the increasing use of machine learning and artificial intelligence in mobile apps. The mobile app market is also expected to ...
Ecommerce for SMBs transforms after StoreConnect lands 9M
Wednesday, August 30, 2023 by Richard Harris
The e-commerce industry has long been divided into two camps: intricate setups demanding external assistance and substantial financial investments, or deceptively simplistic "plug-and-play" options, like a well-known platform that lure businesses with their initial ease but ultimately morph into unreliable "plug-and-pray" solutions. Mikel Lindsaar, t...
Influencer platform Infuse unlocks opportunities for advertisers
Wednesday, August 30, 2023 by Brittany Hainzinger
Fluent, Inc. announced the launch of Infuse, a proprietary influencer platform designed to help brands reach incremental audiences through the trusted voices of creators.
Led by a team of influencer marketing veterans, Infuse connects brands with a growing community of creators, influencers, and affiliates eager to promote exclusive brand offers. Streamlining the par...
Accelerate development environments by 10x with AI
Friday, August 25, 2023 by Richard Harris
We recently caught up with Rod Cope from Perforce and chatted about the 10x environment mindset for AI and how new AI tools like generative AI are increasing the efficiency and speed of developers and improving visual effects for animation pros. Even more, he explains how Perforce came up with the 10x concept, the opportunities that exist for incorpo...
AI app testing automation from Applitools and Preflight
Monday, July 3, 2023 by Brittany Hainzinger
Applitools announced the acquisition of Preflight, a cutting-edge test automation platform specializing in low-code test automation. With this strategic acquisition, Applitools expands its platform and strengthens its position as the testing platform of the future, infusing AI into key parts of the testing lifecycle.
With Preflight’s low-code testing solution, ...
Digital concierge app powered by GPT redefines luxury lifestyles
Monday, June 26, 2023 by Brittany Hainzinger
Perfect.Live announced that they raised $650,000 in a recent investment round. The funding is used to further develop and enhance their innovative GPT-powered concierge service, catering to individuals who seek access to exclusive services, and eliminating the time-consuming manual tasks like phone calls and emails, which are often hindered by the lack of available...
Most time demanding video games revealed
Friday, May 26, 2023 by Richard Harris
New research has shown the top games that take the longest to complete, with many taking hundreds if not thousands of hours.
The study by Cribbage Online analyzed a database of completion times of over 60,000 games across PC and all consoles in order to determine which took the longest to gather all achievements, unlocks, secrets, and collectibles resulting in 100% c...
Polygon blockchain improvements from Bisonai and Polygon Supernet
Thursday, May 4, 2023 by Richard Harris
Bisonai has joined forces with Polygon Supernet to revolutionize enterprise blockchain solutions, offering scalable and customizable Web3 infrastructure to businesses worldwide.
As companies increasingly look to adopt blockchain technology, they often encounter significant challenges related to scalability and complex infrastructure requirements. Bisonai's partne...
Machine learning operations boosted by Alteryx
Monday, April 17, 2023 by Freeman Lightner
Alteryx, the Analytics Cloud Platform company announced a strategic investment in Fiddler, a pioneer in Model Performance Management (MPM), to augment Alteryx Machine Learning within the Alteryx Analytics Cloud Platform. With this investment from Alteryx Ventures, joint customers will be able to better operationalize how they build enterprise-level machine learning pipe...
AI storytelling tool Tome reaches 1M users
Monday, February 27, 2023 by Richard Harris
Tome, the AI-powered storytelling format that turns your ideas into visually compelling narratives, announced the close of a $43 million Series B funding round led by Lightspeed Venture Partners. Existing investors Coatue, Greylock Partners, Audacious Ventures, and Wing Venture Capital also participated in the round, as well as new investor 8VC and angel investors ...
Internet advertising continues to grow believe it or not
Thursday, February 23, 2023 by Richard Harris
Astute Analytica has found that internet advertising remains the largest and most rapidly growing sector in the digital marketing industry, reporting nearly $476.46 billion in revenue in 2022. According to their research, mobile advertising accounts for the largest portion of digital advertising spend, making up nearly half of the total revenue. Moreover, the study high...
AI content generation features released from Metatron
Tuesday, February 7, 2023 by Brittany Hainzinger
Metatron Inc has announced the release of new services for content generation. MetatronAI.com is a generative artificial intelligence service based on cutting-edge language processing that sets a new standard in the industry. With its advanced natural language understanding capabilities and ability to generate human-like text, art, and soon video and music, designe...
Why leaders should not fear layoffs in 2023
Friday, January 13, 2023 by Richard Harris
Peter Pezaris from New Relic discusses his predictions for 2023, including why leaders should not fear layoffs, why we will see renewed investments by the end of 2023, how FOMO will unleash venture capital funding, and why founders should foster a network of VC insiders and entrepreneurs to get insights and perspectives.
Leaders should not fear layoffs
AI investment will increase despite recession says new survey
Tuesday, January 3, 2023 by Richard Harris
cnvrg.io, an Intel company, provider of the artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) platform, announced the results of its annual ML Insider survey for 2022 revealing that companies are increasing investment in AI, despite the current economic situation. Additionally, the survey found that the vast majority of organizations are seeing the benefits of AI, ...
Indie game dev platform The Mirror lands $2.3M in funding
Thursday, December 22, 2022 by Richard Harris
The Mirror has raised a $2.3M Pre-Seed Round led by Founders Fund. Participants in the round include early-stage investment firms Konvoy Ventures, Abstract Ventures, Florida Funders, and Palm Tree Crew. Founded in Miami, Florida, in 2022 by Jared McCluskey (CEO and CTO), The Mirror simplifies the complexities of game development into a single platform, providing indie g...
Vacation rental software solution Lodgify lands $30M
Monday, November 28, 2022 by Freeman Lightner
Vacation rental software startup Lodgify has secured $30 million in Series B funding. The investment round was led by Octopus Ventures with participation from Bonsai Partners, Aldea Ventures and ICF (Institut Català de Finances) as well as existing investors, Intermedia Vermögensverwaltung and Nauta Capital.
Lodgify will use the funds to acceler...
NFTs are irrelevant. Say what!
Wednesday, November 23, 2022 by Richard Harris
NFT's, NFT's, NFT's! The buzzword you can't escape these days. But what are they and WHY? According to Hussein Hallak, the Co-Founder of Momentable, the new NFT e-commerce platform that is democratizing access to and reimagining the way we view art and culture, "NFT's are irrele...
Crypto 401k plans from Bitwage and ForUsAll
Tuesday, November 1, 2022 by Richard Harris
Bitwage announced its partnership with ForUsAll to offer the first-ever one-stop shop for cryptocurrency 401(k) combined with cryptocurrency payroll.
The decision to introduce these products was based on overwhelming demand from customers, which was measured by a waitlist posted by Bitwage. It was clear that companies and employees desired direct access to Bitco...
Ransomware prevention platform ProLion sees large increase in revenue
Monday, October 24, 2022 by Freeman Lightner
ProLion has recorded an 80 percent increase in revenue for FY2022, driven by the addition of over 250 new customers worldwide. The uplift has been driven by demand for its ransomware protection solution CryptoSpike, which has soared as a result of the rise in ransomware and ransomware-as-a-service attacks.
The company also reported a renewal rate of 89...
Nedbank enters the metaverse
Tuesday, October 11, 2022 by Freeman Lightner
As the digital economic voyage into the metaverse starts to accelerate, major players in trade and industry are poised to develop custom experiences in this digitally enhanced world, which is being heralded as the future of eCommerce. Nedbank, one of the largest financial services groups in Africa, has partnered with Africarare, Africa’s first metaverse, and secur...
Edge computing company EDJX appoints new CEO
Monday, October 3, 2022 by Brittany Hainzinger
EDJX announced that it has hired a new CEO while simultaneously raising a seed round of funding. EDJX’s CEO Benjamin Thomas has assumed day-to-day leadership of the company and joined EDJX’s Board of Directors. Thomas is a serial entrepreneur and founder of two companies, which combined sold for over two hundred million dollars in enterprise value to strateg...
Web3 and NFTs are just the beginning of a vast metaverse says Wursta
Wednesday, September 7, 2022 by Richard Harris
Alex Wykoff, Director of Product, Web3 at WRST Collabs talks all about Wursta and their web3 team, why they chose to enter the NFT realm, how NFTs ignite brand engagement, what that process looks like, and the different ways brands will leverage web3. Wykoff also shares how society is starting to become more comfortable with NFTs, different ways...
Its not NFTs people want its ownership
Thursday, August 25, 2022 by Richard Harris
Sami Khan, the co-founder, and CEO of Atlas Reality chatted with us about his journey from an App Marketer to where he is currently, all about ATLAS: EARTH, and how it pairs a mobile-first game world where players can buy land right where they live. We also asked Khan about how the inspiration for the game was derived, what his vision and mission entail for Atlas, ...
Open Finance transformed by Klavi
Monday, August 22, 2022 by Brittany Hainzinger
Klavi has announced that they received $15M USD in capital contribution. The series A round was led by venture capital funds Iporanga Ventures and Parallax Ventures and included GSR Ventures (an investor in several unicorns, including Didi/99). The banking infrastructure provider CIP S.A. and Vivo Ventures, Vivo's Corporate Venture Capital (CVC) launched in April, a...
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...
DeepNFTValue raises $4M in funding
Thursday, August 4, 2022 by Freeman Lightner
DeepNFTValue, a machine learning company that uses deep neural networks to price non-fungible tokens (NFTs) and other NFT assets, has announced a $4 million raise led by Rockaway Blockchain Fund, a venture capital firm backing leading Web3 founders. The raise also included investment from 1Confirmation, and Cygni Capital, among others.
Founded by deep learning resear...
Arable lands $40M to accelerate sustainable agriculture
Tuesday, August 2, 2022 by Richard Harris
Arable, the leader in field intelligence for agriculture, today announced it has raised $40 million in series C financing. The company will use the new funding to advance climate resilience in agriculture by accelerating product development, delivering new services for customers, and expanding its global footprint.
Arable received the very first investment from Tom S...
NFT creator economy is booming
Tuesday, July 19, 2022 by Richard Harris
According to a newly published report by Fact.MR, market research and competitive intelligence provider, the global non-fungible token (NFT) market stands at US$ 34 billion in 2022 and is predicted to expand at an astounding CAGR of 25% during the forecast years (2022-2032). The market is set to surge owing to the changing dynamics in digital content creation and the as...
Elon Musk and finfluencers are changing investor behaviors
Wednesday, July 13, 2022 by Richard Harris
The Investor Index, an annual survey of investor behaviors conducted amongst 1080 UK adults (18+) with £10,000+ invested, was launched in April 2020 to assess the immediate impact of Covid 19 on the UK investment marketplace. Conducted jointly by London-based communications agency AML Group and the research and planning experts, The Nursery, th...
Blockchain enhanced sports games
Friday, June 10, 2022 by Brittany Hainzinger
Independent games studio SuperTeam Games has raised $10 million in its first round of funding to develop cross-platform sports games that utilize blockchain technology.
The financing was led by Griffin Gaming Partners, other investors include Powerhouse Capital, and individual contributors such as former Disney CEO Michael Eisner and MLS franchise owners Steve Kaplan...
App-ocalypse due to ad and privacy regulations
Friday, May 20, 2022 by Richard Harris
The App-ocalypse', the new report from Bango reveals that marketers are experiencing a negative impact on their bottom line due to new ad regulations and privacy changes. The research revealed that 59% of marketers have lost revenue since Apple's IDFA changes, the phasing out of third-party cookies by Google, new privacy updates, and changing ad regulations.