Bitcoin reaches new highs in first part of 2021
Monday, February 15, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
The Bitcoin price nears $50,000 and will continue to reach new highs in this first quarter of 2021 – but investors should also expect volatility due to increasing regulatory scrutiny.
This is the warning from Nigel Green, CEO and founder of deVere Group, one of the world’s largest independent financial advisory and fintech organizations.
Trust over IP Foundation hosted by Linux
Tuesday, May 5, 2020 by Freeman Lightner
The Linux Foundation announced it will host the Trust over IP (ToIP) Foundation, an independent project to enable trustworthy exchange and verification of data between any two parties on the Internet. The ToIP Foundation will provide a robust, common standard that gives people and businesses the confidence that data is coming from a trusted source, allowing them to conn...
More AI tools to come from Near's $100M raise
Friday, August 2, 2019 by Richard Harris
Near, the platform that leverages AI to make real-world data actionable, has announced that it has raised $100 million in a new round of funding. The investment comes from London headquartered private equity firm Greater Pacific Capital (GPC). With this fresh investment, Near has raised a total of $134 million to date, including from Sequoia Capital and JP Morgan.
Open source is truly open for business
Wednesday, June 28, 2017 by Christian Hargrave
NodeSource, the Node.js company, has announced the results of a new survey fielded among enterprise software developers ranking open source projects across a variety factors, including hiring, entrepreneurism and the likelihood of IPOs in the near future.The survey, which was aimed at gauging the momentum of Node.js within the open source software ecosystem, revealed th...
Mozilla partners with BrowserStack to test mobile websites
Friday, March 3, 2017 by Richard Harris
Mozilla, the maker of Firefox, and a pioneer and advocate for the Web for more than 15 years has announced a partnership with BrowserStack to enable developers to test mobile websites on both iOS and Android devices to ensure sites run flawlessly in Firefox.BrowserStack is a mobile and web testing platform that is trusted by more than 36,000 companies globally including...
Smart Card Alliance 2017 Payments Summit coming end of March
Thursday, March 2, 2017 by Christian Hargrave
What are the latest trends in U.S. payments? What is the status of the U.S. EMV migration? What does the future hold for mobile and contactless payments? How will the Internet of Things (IoT) impact the payments landscape? Top-level payments executives from the EMV, mobile, transportation and IoT industries will answer these questions and more at the Smart Card Alliance...
10 reasons to hide your IP address
Wednesday, March 1, 2017 by Richard Harris
You have an IP address if you are reading this. Your IP (Internet Protocol) address is simply a series of numbers separated by dots (or octets) that represent where you are, or "what network" you are originating traffic from. Now, you might be behind a firewall - which means you have a NATed IP address, in fact all computers behind your NAT firewall will have the same p...
Unity 5.6 is coming, what you need to know
Wednesday, March 1, 2017 by Christian Hargrave
Unity Technologies has announced at GDC that Unity 5.6 will release on March 31, 2017, marking the final installment of Unity 5. The company also provided an early look at Unity 2017, the next generation of Unity with version 2017.“The Unity 5 cycle culminating in 5.6 represents great progress in our key focus areas: graphics, performance, stability, efficiency and plat...
Mastercard is expanding their Qkr! mobile payment platform
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 by Christian Hargrave
At Mobile World Congress, Mastercard has said that they will be expanding Qkr! with Masterpass, a mobile order-ahead and payment platform developed by Mastercard Labs, to six new markets and add new functionality to eliminate the traditional “open tab” at a bar, club or restaurant. Qkr! enables consumers to quickly order and pay for goods and services via their sma...
Vantiv: An open ecosystem approach to integrated payments
Wednesday, December 7, 2016 by Richard Harris
It’s no secret, innovation within the payments industry is at an all-time high and there are no signs of slowing down. By providing developers with the tools to move the payments industry forward, Vantiv looks to be a driving force for growth in the years to come.We recently sat down with Moin Moinuddin, SVP of IP product at Vantiv, to discuss Vantiv’s open-...
Security First: 5 tips for building a secure mobile app from the ground up
Wednesday, October 5, 2016 by Karen Sittig
With more than two billion smartphone users worldwide, the app market has exploded — along with risks. Mobile app developers are still struggling to make security a priority and by 2017, cyber-attacks via vulnerable apps are anticipated to account for 75% of all mobile security breaches. Given what's at stake, it's critical that developers build apps that are &ldq...
New Mastercard Developers Program Offers a Suite of New Commerce API's
Wednesday, September 28, 2016 by Richard Harris
Mastercard is making it even easier for developers to create next-generation commerce solutions with the launch of Mastercard Developers. This single gateway enables Mastercard partners to access a diverse range of Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) across payments, data and security. The platform also includes a ‘New and Experimental’ API category...
The Golden Era for Open APIs is Upon Us
Thursday, March 24, 2016 by Stuart Parkerson
We recently visited with Dave Matter, Chief Product Officer for Marqeta, to discuss how the company’s new payment platform leverages open APIs as well as to learn his thoughts on what’s driving the increased adoption of open APIs. Dave is a product and engineering professional whose specialty is designing, architecting and productizing large-scale financial technology p...
Apple Announcement Goes As Predicted With iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, New Apple Watch, iOS 8 and Apple Pay
Tuesday, September 9, 2014 by Richard Harris
As most pundits predicted, there were no shocking developments with Apple’s news announcement as the company introduced two new iPhone 6 models, a new smart-watch, dates for the availability of iOS 8 and a new payment system, Apple Pay.We’ll have more coverage of each aspect of this announcement, however here we are providing exerpts from the Apple press announcements f...
Opera Mediaworks Reaches One Year Anniversary
Monday, March 3, 2014 by Richard Harris
Demonstrating how dynamic the mobile industry truly is, in
one short year Opera Mediaworks has become one of the world’s larges mobile
advertising platforms. A fully-owned subsidiary of Opera Software, Opera
Mediaworks has reached a number of milestones has reached in the last year.
Opera Mediaworks revenues increased 134% from Q1 to Q4 2013...
Opera Mediaworks Announces Benchmarks in Advance of World Mobile Congress
Thursday, February 20, 2014 by Richard Harris
It has been one year since Opera Software launched its Opera Mediaworks subsidiary and brand. Since its launch the platform has seen significant growth in advertiser services -- from premium, performance and app-installs -- to creative services and publisher services that includes ad serving, ad mediation and rich media.Opera Mediaworks ran a record number of ...
MasterCard to Host N>XT Developer Challenge in Canada
Wednesday, July 10, 2013 by Richard Harris
MasterCard is hosting a new 2-day developer challenge in Toronto, Canada called N>XT. The event challenges developers to create a working mobile payment proof-of-concept using the MasterCard SDK and APIs. The event will be on September 28 and 29 and will offer a $10,000 prize for the professional app developer category, a $10,000 prize for the student category a...