$3M in funding secured by W3 Storage Lab
Thursday, August 25, 2022 by Brittany Hainzinger
W3 Storage Lab has announced that it closed a pre-seed financing round of $3M. The round was co-led by Draper Dragon and OKX Blockdream Ventures with major participation from Lingfeng Capital and participation from other investors. Proceeds from the round will be used to grow its global team and fund operations.
W3 Storage Lab has co-developed a next-generation distr...
VR sports app Gym Class secures $8M in funding
Thursday, August 11, 2022 by Brittany Hainzinger
Gym Class has raised $8 million in a seed round led by Andreessen Horowitz (a16z), with participation from Y Combinator. Gym Class combines the fun, fitness, social, and entertainment aspects of real-world sports delivered in best-in-class VR basketball. Gym Class is set to launch on the Meta Quest Store in fall 2022.
VR sports app Gym Class raises $8M ahead of a fal...
Gaming app availability going down
Thursday, June 2, 2022 by Richard Harris
Current data from BanklessTimes.com shows that the available game apps on Google Play went down by 32.96% in Q1 of 2022.
The store shed over 220,000 mobile gaming apps from the 670,447 it had in Q4 2021. In November 2021, Google began filtering apps and games, removing those not targeting an API level within two years of the most recent Android version.
Chill Cowboy Country Club NFT collection lands
Friday, May 13, 2022 by Freeman Lightner
Bold visionaries and entrepreneurs Brian and Brittney Kelley have announced anticipated details about their limited NFT collection, Chill Cowboy Country Club (CCCC), exclusively with Forbes. Uniquely blending futuristic metaverse innovation with one-of-a-kind IRL (in real life) experiences to create an NFT that is truly groundbreaking, the mint date is slated for June w...
NFT marketplace launches from RMDS Lab
Wednesday, April 27, 2022 by Richard Harris
NFTs have taken the world by storm over the past two years. The word NFT was even selected as Collins Dictionary's word of the year in 2021; however, when we think of NFTs today, we mostly think about digital art, such as collections like Bored Ape Yacht Club and Crypto Punks. These collections' rapid growth was ...
Airnow acquires Madrid based Lab Cave
Monday, January 17, 2022 by Brittany Hainzinger
UK mobile app management company, Airnow, has acquired mobile growth services provider, Lab Cave, which specializes in portfolio management, App Store optimization, and launches for the global mobile gaming industry.
This deal is the latest in a line of high-profile acquisitions by the expanding British firm, which acquired MightySignal in July 2021, along with Prior...
AI and Voice predictions for 2022
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 by Brittany Hainzinger
Scott Stephenson is a dark matter physicist turned Deep Learning entrepreneur. He earned a Ph.D. in particle physics from the University of Michigan where his research involved building a lab two miles underground to detect dark matter. Scott left his physics post-doc research position to found Deepgram. Stephenson talks about his 2022 predictions and what’s ...
Gutter Cat Gang announces an immersive experience at Miami Art Week
Wednesday, December 1, 2021 by Richard Harris
The Gutter Cat Gang (GCG), a leading NFT collection in the crypto space, has announced their long-anticipated event, "Gutter Cat Gang: The Outpost," slated to take place during Miami's Art Week at Ace Props + Studios located at 398 NE 78th Street Miami, FL 33138. In collaboration with Gutter Cat Gang partners and sponsors Sandbox, REEF Technology, Bar Lab,...
Automate native app testing with Applitools new test cloud
Tuesday, June 29, 2021 by Richard Harris
Applitools announced the most revolutionary advancement in automated testing for native mobile apps in over a decade at Future of Testing: Mobile event. Applitools previewed its Ultrafast Test Cloud for Native Mobile, which provides the ability to run functional and visual tests faster, more reliably, and more securely via its unique Visual AI powered Ultrafast Test Clo...
Tom Brady defies age using this app
Sunday, February 7, 2021 by Richard Harris
Tom Brady is making a record tenth Super Bowl appearance by upsetting the #1 seeded Green Bay Packers. This past summer when Brady signed with Tampa Bay, many questioned if the future hall of fame quarterback would see as much success in a new city with a new offensive system, coaches, and teammates. If he hasn't already, Brady will have a chance to put those questi...
Lab on the cloud lets you test before getting hardware
Tuesday, January 26, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
Renesas Electronics Corporation announced its new “Lab on the Cloud” environment where Renesas solutions, including popular evaluation boards, winning combinations and software, are hosted in a remote lab that customers can access and test online.
The Lab on the Cloud provides users with quick access to Renesas solutions before they receive a physica...
Applause Platform improves quality assurance platform
Thursday, January 9, 2020 by Richard Harris
Quality assurance (QA) is a rapidly changing field, a result of dev and engineering teams moving faster and releasing more frequently. Applause – the leading crowdtesting provider – is looking to evolve along with QA. The company recently launched Applause Labs, an innovation engine where it hopes to develop new concepts for companies’ QA processes.
Booz Allen introduces Modzy AI platform
Monday, November 11, 2019 by Freeman Lightner
Booz Allen combined its deep domain and technical expertise in complex AI engagements with leading AI software companies to introduce Modzy, an enterprise AI software product designed for rapid deployment, management, and governance of AI models at scale.
Modzy is an AI platform and marketplace with embedded security, adversarial defense, and governance to operationa...
Misty Robotics has announced the general availability of Misty II
Friday, November 8, 2019 by Richard Harris
Misty Robotics announced the general availability of Misty II, the first professional-grade platform robot. Misty Robotics is opening the world of robots to all software developers as well as educators and researchers comfortable with code by removing existing barriers in the market. The company believes that platform robots are the missing link to accelerating the use ...
DesignCon 2020 schedule announced
Friday, November 8, 2019 by Richard Harris
DesignCon announced its 2020 conference schedule presenting 14 newly refined and reorganized tracks covering a broad range of highly technical sessions, boot camps, tutorials, and more to fit the needs of the hardware design engineering community. Hot topics of interest for this year’s programming include signal integrity (SI) and power integrity (PI) for single-m...
Post-quantum computing security
Wednesday, November 6, 2019 by Richard Harris
There is a brewing fear about Quantum computing because of the power behind moving quantum bits around in such blinding speeds that some say, will instantly break every encryption algorithm on the Internet today. DigiCert Inc. has released the results of a new survey titled, "Quantum's Peril & Promise" that highlights the ...
iOS 13 testing challenges
Wednesday, October 2, 2019 by Eran Kinsbruner
The arrival of Apple's new operating systems, iOS 13 and iPadOS 13, represent big releases with multiple updates and features that represent good news for consumers, such as the increased security and privacy features, enhanced user experience, and consolidated single sign-on. For app developers, it presents some exciting opportunities for innovation.
For anyone ...
Google incorporates OM SDK into inapp offering
Tuesday, August 20, 2019 by Christian Hargrave
Advertisers can now more easily verify their Google in-app investment at scale with their vendor of choice through the integration of the IAB Tech Lab’s Open Measurement Software Development Kit (OM SDK).
The Open Measurement initiative, led by the IAB Technology Laboratory and Open Measurement Working Group, works to create a universal standard for app p...
Using data driven design for mobile games
Tuesday, April 2, 2019 by Richard Harris
Games Guild, a subset of MassDigi, provides marketing support to games that are being created by students and independent developers in the Worcester, MA area and beyond. Specifically, it provides support for MassDigi’s Live Studio. In this Live Studio, students obtain industry experience, acquire their names on a published title, as well as gain credits from Beck...
What's happening at GDC 2019
Wednesday, March 20, 2019 by Richard Harris
The 2019 Game Developers Conference (GDC) kicks off with its 33rd edition at the Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco. This year, the GDC will again feature a roster of more than a thousand esteemed speakers across a week of lectures, tutorials, roundtable discussions, and networking events.
This year adds a new showcase presentation in the form of th...
AI driven codeless testing solution drops from Perfecto
Thursday, March 14, 2019 by Richard Harris
Perfecto announced it will release Perfecto Codeless, an AI-driven codeless testing solution that allows teams to automate the process of writing test scripts regardless of skill level. Equipped with machine learning (ML) capabilities, changes to the test script are made agnostically, allowing scripts to continuously run and fix themselves without disrupting operations....
New mobile ads SDK lands from Verizon Media to replace Flurry Ads
Tuesday, February 26, 2019 by Brittany Hainzinger
Verizon Media launched Verizon Ads recently, a new mobile SDK that is a single and modular SDK for app developers that aims to bring together the best monetization assets of AOL and Yahoo, and can provide access to complete mobile demand across Oath Ad Platforms. The SDK integrated with the IAB Tech Lab Open Measurement SDK. It will replace the Flurry Monetization ...
How a brain training app helps Tom Brady play faster
Wednesday, January 30, 2019 by Richard Harris
Despite recurring suggestions that he has peaked and that the Brady era will soon see its final sunset, New England Patriots’ Quarterback Tom Brady keeps pulling out the critical wins. How does he do it year after year, while seeming to defy the effects of aging?
Like most sports, football is a game of decision-based movements - with continuous demands for the ...
The Taiwan Tech Arena returns to CES 2019
Wednesday, January 9, 2019 by Richard Harris
A new epicenter of advanced consumer technology research and development will take center stage at CES 2019 when the Taiwan Tech Arena returns to CES 2019 to introduce the world to 44 of the most promising Taiwanese technology start-ups in the Taiwan Tech Arena located in the Eureka Park Marketplace in the Sands Expo & Convention Center at Booth #52443.
Mesmerizing Titanic virtual reality game coming to PlayStation
Wednesday, December 26, 2018 by Richard Harris
Titanic VR is launching on Playstation (PSVR). The highly realistic game’s graphics and characterization are based on real-life people who were on the ship. The game's developer, Immersive VR Education (IVRE), created 800 characters, while also providing various facts on-screen about the RMS Titanic and its sinking.
The sinking of the Titanic is ...
Common mobile app testing mistakes to avoid
Friday, December 7, 2018 by Rob Mason
Consumers downloaded more than 175 billion mobile apps in 2017. The cost of developing a mobile app can exceed $1 million, with the median cost falling in the range of $100,000 to $500,000. Multiply those numbers together and it’s apparent that a startling amount of resources are spent yearly on mobile app development.
The bad news? Most of those resources are ...
5 app development tips to help you avoid disaster
Wednesday, November 28, 2018 by Joe Hanson
Mobile app development: it’s easy and straightforward in the lab, but once your app is deployed to the wild, all bets are off. You need to deliver seamless, fast experiences for users on low-powered devices, in any number of network environments.
When it comes to building mobile apps, uncontrollable user behavior can lead you down the path to death by 1000 pape...
DesignCon 2019 is coming
Monday, October 29, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
DesignCon announced its 2019 conference schedule, which will feature more than 100 sessions across 15 tracks covering the most important topics within the high-speed communications and semiconductor communities.
DesignCon 2019 takes place January 29-31, at the Santa Clara Convention Center.
DesignCon’s conference content is curated by 99 seasoned engineers a...
DNA powered apps get new developer tools from Helix
Tuesday, October 23, 2018 by Richard Harris
Helix, the company which owns and operates one of the world’s largest genome / exome sequencing labs in the world, announced a new DNA Product Studio. It's a set of tools to make it easier for partners like Mayo Clinic, National Geographic and InsideTracker to name a few, to develop new consumer genetic tests.
They hope Helix’s DN...
GitHub Actions and other announcements from GitHub Universe
Wednesday, October 17, 2018 by Richard Harris
GitHub, the soon to be acquired by Microsoft company, has always been known for its source code repository capabilities for developers. But why just store the code on a platform when you can run it too?
At its annual developer conference, GitHub Universe, they announced Actions, which is essentially a way to help automate your development workflows. Actions use...
Mobile testing platform Perfecto Mobile is acquired by Perforce
Wednesday, October 10, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
Perforce Software backed by Clearlake Capital Group, L.P., announced it has reached a definitive agreement to acquire Perfecto Mobile. The acquisition augments Perforce's software portfolio with additional capabilities for enterprise DevOps teams to achieve continuous testing at scale across web, mobile and IoT applications. The acquisition is expected to close this...
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...
Automation Anywhere hits $1.8 billion valuation
Thursday, July 5, 2018 by Richard Harris
Automation Anywhere has completed its Series A financing round of $250 million led by New Enterprise Associates (NEA) and Goldman Sachs Growth Equity with participation from General Atlantic and World Innovation Lab (WiL). This brings Automation Anywhere’s post-money valuation to $1.8 billion. This sizable investment will help extend Automation Anywhere&rsquo...
AIpowered fitness app helps users perfect their squats
Tuesday, June 26, 2018 by Richard Harris
A new fitness app has launched which uses AI-powered motion tracking technology, without the need for additional hardware, to transform your iPhone into a virtual personal trainer who offers real-time feedback and helps you achieve the perfect squat. Free to download, the Perfect Squat Challenge app has been developed by digital therapy company Kaia Health in conjunctio...
AI voice app study to be done on remote patient monitoring
Tuesday, June 5, 2018 by Richard Harris
Orbita, Inc. has announced a collaboration with AARP to study remote patient monitoring and reduce social isolation. As participants in the 2018 Pulse@MassChallenge accelerator, the organizations will study new digital approaches for leveraging natural language processing to new enable hands-free, digital experiences for the 50-plus population. The work will guide ongoi...