ByteDance offering pay to Meta VR developers
Monday, April 24, 2023 by Brittany Hainzinger
TikTok parent ByteDance is offering to pay developers who have made virtual-reality software for Meta to bring their apps to its own fast-growing Pico headsets.
This is just one clear sign of the increased competition between the two companies in the VR space, one that Mark Zuckerberg claims will become the next major computing platform. ByteDance has offered so...
Tech layoffs are increasing at a staggering rate
Tuesday, April 4, 2023 by Richard Harris
BanklessTimes has recently revealed its findings after analyzing data to reveal the major tech companies laying off staff in March 2023. March isn’t yet over, and already two of the world’s largest tech firms have announced significant layoffs. Meta is to let go 10,000 of its employees, while Amazon is not far behind with 9,000 worker redundancies.
If the web were multiuser in 3D
Thursday, February 2, 2023 by Richard Harris
What if the web were multiuser and 3D? Hint: It would be the Metaverse. The Metaverse will happen much faster than everyone thinks as it gains traction via 3D worlds in traditional websites.
2023 prediction: The web is the metaverse
Millions of virtual 3D spaces and worlds embedded in the web interoperable with existing sites will collectively form a significant p...
Communication trends and predictions for 2023 from SendBird
Wednesday, January 18, 2023 by Richard Harris
As Twitter morphs around Elon Musk’s vision and Meta dives deeper into the Metaverse, businesses are reconsidering how they want to communicate with their customers. In 2023, we’ll see not only more companies but a wider variety of companies take a page from WhatsApp, Line, and WeChat as they bring the community and dynamic conversations into their own apps....
EuroSTAR Software Testing Conference 2023 speaker lineup
Monday, December 19, 2022 by Brittany Hainzinger
The EuroSTAR Software Testing Conference, created in 1993, has grown to be Europe's largest gathering of software testers. Thirty editions of the EuroSTAR conference have been hosted in 16 different cities. In 2023 it will be held at Flanders Convention Center, Antwerp Zoo in Belgium, 13-16 June 2023.
Software Development is a Social Activity is the theme for Eur...
What the future of AR looks like
Friday, December 2, 2022 by Richard Harris
The next two decades hold incredible promise, and danger, as our lives become more intertwined with extended reality (XR) technologies. Visions of exciting possibilities are tempered with privacy concerns, as major XR companies explore centralized visual positioning systems that store personal data.
Today’s pioneers of augmented and virtual realities (AR and VR...
Metaverse real estate secured by Primedia Pty Ltd
Wednesday, October 26, 2022 by Richard Harris
Primedia Pty Ltd has made another forward-thinking leap. The powerhouse organization that owns Primedia Outdoor, Primedia Broadcasting, and award-winning news brand Eyewitness News, has now secured virtual real estate in Africarare, Africa’s first metaverse.
Officially announced at the inaugural PrimeX event in Johannesburg, Primedia will enter the metaverse, t...
The metaverse dominance race has begun
Monday, August 22, 2022 by Richard Harris
In a metaverse, everything is connected. Every corner of the internet is reachable and each individual user is represented by an avatar. The metaverse is a place where the physical and digital worlds collide, and it's quickly becoming the dominant platform for human interaction. This shift has huge implications for businesses, governments, and individuals. In a meta...
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...
Facebook Ads Benchmark Report findings for Q2
Friday, July 29, 2022 by Richard Harris
Tinuiti has announced that they have finished producing its latest Facebook Benchmark Report, uncovering numerous opportunities for brands to optimize their marketing strategies. While ad impression growth turned positive on Facebook in the second quarter, declines grew steeper on Instagram, where advertisers saw a 27% decrease in Q2 compared to a 4% decline i...
$338B mobile gaming market projection
Friday, July 29, 2022 by Freeman Lightner
Mobile Gaming is defined as playing and enjoying interactive video games on several platforms, such as computers, mobile phones, and game consoles. The rising access to broadband connections, especially in developing countries, has made digital gaming more accessible to a larger population. Mobile gaming has overtaken console and computer gaming as the most popular...
How to join the metaverse
Tuesday, July 12, 2022 by Richard Harris
When Facebook renamed itself, Meta, last fall, it inadvertently shined a spotlight on the metaverse. Everyone, including established clothing brands, celebrities, and pro sports teams wanted (and still very much does) a piece of this new universe. The question is how. How can businesses create sustainable strategies for their existence in this new realm that will last b...
Future VR optics from Meta
Tuesday, June 28, 2022 by Freeman Lightner
Virtual Reality (VR) headsets are edging toward becoming commonplace. However, social acceptability is still some way off and the user experience is not entirely comfortable. Essential to solving these problems are the lenses that magnify and focus headsets’ displays. Until recently, this field was relatively static, with headsets using optics based on Fresnel len...
Microverse IDE beta opens
Thursday, June 23, 2022 by Richard Harris
Croquet, the open OS and developer platform for the metaverse has announced the open beta of Microverse IDE, its development and deployment environment built for Croquet OS, which empowers web and web3 developers to rapidly deliver interoperable, standards-based metaverse worlds.
Croquet Microverse IDE beta opens, helping solve metaverse challenges
Croquet also an...
Bridging marketing gaps with data cleanrooms
Friday, June 10, 2022 by Charles Manning
If you have been following the advertising technology (adtech) ecosystem and all things privacy, measurement, and targeting, you know that the only thing that has remained unchanged is that everything is in a state of change every 6-12 months.
In the past two years, Google announced its third-party cookie news, phasing them out now in 2023. More recently, Google anno...
Will The Metaverse bubble will burst
Monday, May 9, 2022 by Freeman Lightner
"The meta-bubble is set to burst, with a bang. There are an astonishing 160 companies currently building their own metaverses. This is an unbelievable amount of time and money pouring into unchartered territory," says Tim Frost, founder, and CEO of Yield App.
"The metaverse looks set to be the next big stage on which we will see crippling los...
40 percent more companies discussing the metaverse
Wednesday, April 27, 2022 by Brittany Hainzinger
Companies worldwide are continuing to talk about the metaverse, according to GlobalData, which found that 40% more companies mentioned 'Metaverse' in their company filings documents quarter-on-quarter. The data and analytics company's 'Company Filing Analytics' database reveals that mentions crossed the 500 mark in Q1 2022, on par with Q4 2...
Send us your NFTs
Monday, February 14, 2022 by Richard Harris
The Metaverse is coming, and to show our support we’ve launched our own NFT collection wallet on OpenSea! You can send us any NFT you want by simply transferring them to our wallet address of 0x9c25562b512650259f2f3b6c6e79754ffbb995cf
What does it give you?
For you as an NFT creator, designer, or programmer, it will give you free exposure! The NFTs we collec...
Metaverse video chat app from Bunch
Thursday, February 10, 2022 by Brittany Hainzinger
Since we started Bunch in late 2017, our vision has always been to build a real-time social network where people come together when they are physically apart and move from experience to experience. And, in our view, the most fun experience to share with friends, is to play games together!
Recapping the past few years
In the past few years, we have seen this v...
Social intelligence platform lands
Thursday, February 3, 2022 by Brittany Hainzinger
Influencer marketing is no longer optional for brands, with virtually every sector, from finance to healthcare, reaping the benefits of partnering with content creators. Even in a pandemic, the global influencer marketing industry has more than doubled, from $5.6 billion in 2019 to over $13 billion in 2021. Nine out of 10 marketers rely on influencers regularly.
Apple lacks Metaverse focus
Thursday, February 3, 2022 by Brittany Hainzinger
Apple’s lack of metaverse focus should not be confused for ignorance, as the company focuses on what it does best, says GlobalData
Following today’s news on Apple’s Q1 2022 earnings results, Emilio Campa, Associate Analyst in the Thematic Team at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, offers his view:
“Apple has an uncanny a...
Quantum, Metaverse, NFTs and Healthcare blockchains coming in 2022
Saturday, January 8, 2022 by Richard Harris
Manjusha Madabushi is the CTO and Co-Founder of Talentica Software, the global leader in product development services for early and growth-stage technology businesses. She has mentored over 70 start-ups in building successful products across domains like FinTech, Media & Ads, EdTech, and Healthcare in a career spanning more than 3 decades. Manjusha is an avid h...
Who will own the Metaverse and why
Tuesday, November 9, 2021 by Christian Hargrave
The Augmented World Expo moves back to in-person and VRdirect is looking forward to connecting with many of the movers and shakers of the VR/AR industry this week.
For those there, or even those of you who aren’t, here’s why VRdirect should be on your radar screen.
Who will own the Metaverse and why
1) Facebook’s Meta, Microsoft, and Apple. Th...
Improve DevOps processes with API catalog
Thursday, March 26, 2020 by Richard Harris
One of the biggest trends in DevOps is the “shift left” approach when it comes to security, so much so that security conferences now host developer days, developer conferences host security days, and the two have melded into DevSecOps. But pragmatically, how do you implement security earlier into your development cycles? According to CloudVector VP of Engine...
Who still clicks on ads anyway
Monday, January 21, 2019 by Christian Hargrave
New data from Clutch says that seventy-seven percent (77%) of people recognize paid search ads easily compared to what organic search results look like - and it's causing a shift in the way advertisers approach consumers.
People use search engines to find answers to questions and often click paid search ads that respond to their search queries.
A designer's guide to mobile AR and VR
Thursday, August 16, 2018 by Paul Reynolds
When most people think of 3D user experiences, their mind goes straight to headsets - Oculus Rift for VR, for example, and Hololens for AR. But for designers and developers, that mindset changed dramatically last summer when Google and Apple released their mobile AR platforms - ARCore and ARKit, respectively. Almost overnight, these platforms swung the center of gravity...
July is the deadline for all iOS apps that don't support iOS 11
Monday, May 7, 2018 by Richard Harris
Apple reminds us that iOS 11 is now in the hands of hundreds of millions of people around the world, and starting July 2018, all new iOS apps and updates submitted to the App Store must be built with the iOS 11 SDK, plus support iPhone X. Also, all new iOS apps and updates for iPhone, including universal apps, must support the Super Retina display of iPhone X.iOS 11 SDK...
When Taylor Swift crashes servers
Wednesday, August 30, 2017 by Richard Harris
Whether it be a new pop star album, release of a new season of a TV show, or a "fight of the century" style hyped up fight, we never quite think about what it takes in technological infrastructure to make all of the magic happen. In particular, with the release of Taylor Swift's latest song, "Look what you made me do," a similar situation arose which had many scrambling...
Metadata can be deadly in cyber exploitation
Tuesday, July 18, 2017 by Christian Hargrave
When someone says "There's no cause for concern, it's only metadata" you can send them this:Metadata, or “data about data,” is collected and recorded to describe data, identify trends, administer algorithmic solutions, and model potential scenarios. When one understands how to make sense of seemingly random metadata or how to pair the data with other exfiltrated data po...
iOS 11 security implications
Thursday, July 13, 2017 by Richard Harris
Apple’s iOS 11 won’t be released until this fall, but its in public beta now - available for both developers and enterprising consumers alike to test it out. Beta versions inherently come with bugs, but some features of the operating system will continue to pose problems after the market-ready version is released. Richard Stiennon, Chief Strategy Officer of Blancco Tech...
Dataguise released DgSecure for Google Cloud Storage
Tuesday, March 14, 2017 by Richard Harris
Dataguise has said that DgSecure Detect now supports sensitive data discovery on Google Cloud Storage (GCS). Integration with GCS extends the range of platforms supported by DgSecure and helps data-driven enterprises move to the cloud with confidence by providing precise sensitive data discovery across the enterprise and in the cloud. With their platform, organizations ...
VMware Releases Liota SDK for Building IoT Gateway Orchestration Applications
Thursday, June 16, 2016 by Stuart Parkerson
VMware has launched Liota (Little IoT Agent), a vendor-neutral open source software development kit (SDK) for building secure IoT gateway data and control orchestration applications. Liota has been generalized to allow, via modules, interaction with any data-center component, over any transport, and for any IoT gateway. It is intended to be easy-to-use and provides...
OAuth vs SAML for Developers Needing to Implement Single Sign On (SSO)
Monday, February 22, 2016 by Richard Harris
Inversoft CEO Brian Pontarelli reached out to us to provide his thoughts on OAuth vs SAML as a single sign on (SS0) option for developers needing to implement an SSO solution. Inversoft’s Passport platform leverages OAuth to provide a user management system for registration, login and single sign-on.ADM: Why do you feel OAuth surpasses SAML?Pontarelli: The main advantag...
Automic Released New Microsoft Azure Cloud DevOps Solution
Friday, February 19, 2016 by Stuart Parkerson
Automic has introduced a new Microsoft Azure Action Pack plug-in that integrates with Automic Release Automation and Service Orchestration products. Available from the Automic Marketplace, this new integration allows companies to use Automic to control Azure resources and applications from within their central automation platform.The Microsoft Azure Action Pack allows I...
Enhancing Employee Engagement with Mobile Technology
Thursday, July 2, 2015 by Joey Shevelson
Mobile technology has changed how we behave, from how we communicate with friends to how we consume news and information to how we shop for and purchase products. And the trend is skyrocketing. According to Flurry Analytics, mobile app usage grew by 76% in 2014, and shopping apps on iOS and Android increased an incredible 174% year-over-year - 220% on Android alone.&nbs...