Metaverse mobile app for the masses
Friday, June 17, 2022 by Freeman Lightner
In the future, artists, gamers, and consumers will all meet in an atmosphere that encourages connection, creativity, and commerce, unlike any online environment we have seen to date. The metaverse is already enabling that future today as large consumer brands and creators begin to embrace the new technology. But thus far, engagement in the metaverse is mostly contained ...
Search 3 NFT search engine lands
Thursday, June 9, 2022 by Freeman Lightner
HUMBL, Inc. has announced the launch of Search 3, a new cross-chain search engine designed to help users explore Web 3, a decentralized version of the world wide web, built on blockchain.
"The common complaints about Web 3 are that it is hard to find and the consumer tools are too complex. With Search 3, we have provided a simplified front door to Web 3, along w...
NFT marketplace revenues
Thursday, June 2, 2022 by Richard Harris
While the world grappled with the downsides of the COVID-19 pandemic, the crypto space registered unprecedented booms, non-fungible tokens (NFTs) in particular registered a meteoric rise in their adoption in 2021. That said, available data points to NFTs continuing to contribute a small percentage of the crypto sector’s revenues.
CryptoMonday.de has been analyz...
$37B sent to NFT marketplaces in 2022 so far
Friday, May 27, 2022 by Richard Harris
The non-fungible token (NFT) market is a tumultuous one. At one time, it is peaking and breaking all kinds of records; at the other, it's either stagnating or falling. 2022 hasn't been any exception. January kept pace with 2021's growths that would dip in February only to start rising again in mid-April.
According to CryptoMonday.de, collec...
Mission NFT challenge offering crypto prizes
Friday, May 13, 2022 by Richard Harris
Telos Blockchain presents its "Mission NFT Challenge" for digital graphic creators, offering a very attractive prize pool to be shared among contest winners. Telos believes that NFTs are both an art form and a pivoting technology that should be easily and affordably accessible to the masses. As such, Telos strives to facilitate the lowest barrier of entry...
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.
Video editing SAAS platform lands $46M in funding
Wednesday, April 27, 2022 by Freeman Lightner
A video-editing SAAS platform formerly known as Toch.ai announced they have secured $46.8 million in Series B funding led by A91 Partners, Alpha Wave Global, and Binny Bansal, who is the former co-founder of Flipkart and a current investor in the company. Other investors include Innoven Capital, Pacific Western Bank, and Stride Ventures amongst others. Th...
Quantum computing learning platform launches
Monday, April 18, 2022 by Brittany Hainzinger
Q-CTRL announced the release of Black Opal Pro, an upgraded and expanded version of its world-first interactive quantum computing learning platform. Black Opal Pro adds new modules and features to the basic version announced in November 2021, which already has 3,000 registered users.
The announcement arrives on World Quantum Day, an international initiative dedi...
Files acquires ExaVault
Tuesday, March 29, 2022 by Richard Harris
Files.com, the Cloud-Native SaaS platform for File Integration and Automation, announced the acquisition of ExaVault, a major cloud file transfer vendor for SMB and mid-market businesses. The acquisition will generate the largest cloud-native files platform, with over 6,500 active business-to-business (B2B) customers.
Through its award-winning enterprise-grade file t...
Huawei brings HMS Developments to MWC 2022
Tuesday, March 8, 2022 by Richard Harris
At this year's MWC conference in Barcelona, Huawei continued to strengthen its support for developers with the debut of several new developments, including PC versions of HUAWEI Mobile Cloud, AI Search, AppGallery, HUAWEI Assistant·TODAY, and Petal Search enhanced for AR Glasses.
Focusing on its mission to help developers achieve business success, Huawei d...
Cryptocurrency donations for churches
Thursday, January 27, 2022 by Richard Harris
Each year, River Valley Church hosts an annual event called Kingdom Builders, where they ask church attendees to give generously to different projects including global missions, future leadership development, and local church investment. With eight campuses spread across the Twin Cities of Minnesota, River Valley Church recently partnered with Engiven, a leading cryptoc...
Cloud and Edge computing 2022 predictions
Monday, January 17, 2022 by Brittany Hainzinger
Tobi Knaup is the CEO & Co-Founder at D2iQ, an independent Kubernetes company that 30% of the Fortune 50 companies and the U.S. Department of Defense rely on for their most mission-critical apps. Knaup shares his 2022 predictions about the shifting cloud landscape.
The marriage of Cloud and Edge:
While both edge and cloud computing has been the subj...
App modernization in 2022
Monday, January 10, 2022 by Brittany Hainzinger
Ajay Patel is the General Manager for VMware’s Modern Applications & Management Business with the mission to be the leader in application modernization, cloud-native application development, and multi-cloud management through VMware Tanzu and vRealize portfolio.
Ajay has over 30 years of enterprise software expertise. Ajay previously served as the Treasurer...
Enterprise technology predictions from Agiloft
Friday, January 7, 2022 by Freeman Lightner
While 2021 marked another year of uncertainty due to the pandemic, the circumstances this year fostered incredible growth and innovation in many industry sectors, especially enterprise technology. One critical back-end process that delivered massive value to enterprises throughout the pandemic is contract lifecycle management (CLM).
2022 Enterprise Technology Predict...
Software cyberattack predictions for 2022
Tuesday, January 4, 2022 by Richard Harris
Nigel Thorpe hails from a software development background and moved to the IT security industry with Entrust Technologies during the early days of PKI. His knowledge has benefited a number of security companies in the UK, Canada, and the USA, and he now serves as Technical Director at SecureAge Technology. With a wide range of experience in different business environmen...
5G 2022 predictions from EdgeQ
Tuesday, January 4, 2022 by Richard Harris
Vinay Ravuri, CEO at EdgeQ shares his predictions for 2022 about the cloudification of 5G, the death of Moore's law, 5G & AI convergence, and more.
5G will become an essential utility and assumed “natural resource” of infrastructure. Supplying the digital “pipeline” and harnessing data currency will become a focal point of national sec...
Apple gaming studio predictions for 2022
Monday, December 20, 2021 by Justin Welter
If Apple were a person, it would seem they are (still) living on top of the world. Still flush with cash, flexing those privacy muscles with the final rollout of iOS 14.5 and then benching more with iOS 15, and up 29% year over year. But like a senior year quarterback with three championships already to their name, expectations are high and when they’re not m...
Blockchain platform enters new development phase
Thursday, December 9, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
Lisk, the blockchain network built for business adoption, will offer full interoperability with other layer 1 blockchain protocols. The company unveiled a raft of developmental milestones, culminating with the launch of Lisk Diamond, the ultimate phase of the Lisk interoperability roadmap, at its AmpliFire event in Berlin on December 2nd. Attendees were also a...
Blockchain application platform Lisk announces AmpliFire event
Wednesday, December 8, 2021 by Freeman Lightner
Lisk will announce a variety of significant platform developments and updates at Lisk's AmpliFire event to coincide with the next phase of its interoperability roadmap. The event, which takes place in person in Berlin on Thursday, December 3rd, and on YouTube, will unveil improvements to the Lisk blockchain application platform as well as the ultimate vision for Lis...
Moving to Kubernetes just got a little easier thanks to Civo
Thursday, December 2, 2021 by Freeman Lightner
Civo has announced the launch of its new Partner Program. Open to any company in the tech space, the program aims to support the growth ambitions of partners and encourage the brightest minds of the industry to come together and collaborate on reshaping the cloud-native landscape. To join the program, partners bring sales leads to Civo in exchange for a commission....
Walkie talkie app creator Picslo Corp lands $3.25M in funding
Tuesday, November 23, 2021 by Freeman Lightner
Picslo Corp. has announced a funding round of $3.25 million led by Heroic Ventures and followed by additional investments from TI Platform Ventures, LDV Partners, Partech, Diaspora Ventures, Breega, and Kima Ventures. Leader of one of the world’s fastest-growing audio communities, Picslo is the developer of Walkie-talkie, a popular audio-based social media app aim...
Huawei and Bitrise partner to enable App Developers
Friday, November 5, 2021 by Freeman Lightner
Bitrise, the Mobile DevOps company that organizations use to get mobile apps to market faster, has announced its work with Huawei. The global smart device provider has tapped Bitrise as part of its mission to attract the world’s best mobile apps into its 530M+ user AppGallery, in turn enabling app creators to more easily enter the restrictive Chinese market.
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...
Hedera Hashgraph ecosystem expands
Monday, September 20, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
The Hedera Governing Council has announced the approval of a plan to allocate 10.7 billion hbars (approximately 20% of total supply), currently worth US $5 billion as of September 16th, 2021, towards the development of the Hedera ecosystem. The resolution was approved at the July 14th Governing Council meeting, at which time the value of the allocation was approximately...
Intuit acquires Mailchimp for $12B
Tuesday, September 14, 2021 by Freeman Lightner
Intuit has announced they are acquiring Mailchimp for approximately $12 billion in cash and stock advances. Mailchimp is a global customer engagement and marketing platform for growing small and mid-market businesses. The acquisition of Mailchimp will help Intuit advance its mission of powering prosperity around the world, and its strategy to become an AI-driven expert ...
Improving cloud security practices for DevOps teams
Thursday, August 26, 2021 by Richard Harris
Technology integration allows customers to securely leverage existing keys, secrets, tokens, and certificates into declarative CI/CD pipelines and ease the management of HashiCorp Vault infrastructure and security practices.
Opsera and HashiCorp partner with plans on improving cloud security practices for DevOps teams
Opsera, the Continuous Orchestration platform ...
No code platform receives $33M in funding round
Wednesday, August 18, 2021 by Richard Harris
Betty Blocks, an enterprise no-code application development platform for citizen development, announced it has raised $33 million in funding. The round was led by European Private Equity and Venture Capital investor, SmartFin Capital. Also participating were existing investors Morse Investments and NIBC Bank.
Betty Blocks enables fusion teams – people from the ...
Blockchain protocol AllianceBlock wants to be your Defi ecosystem
Tuesday, August 17, 2021 by Richard Harris
On a mission to build the world’s first globally compliant decentralized capital market, since its launch in late 2020, the DeFi powerhouse AllianceBlock recently announced partnerships with Chainlink, Ocean Protocol, Injective Protocol, Orion Protocol, CertiK, the London Stock Exchange Group’s Partner Platform and many more.
We had a chat ...
Developer control plane released from Ambassador Labs
Monday, August 2, 2021 by Freeman Lightner
Ambassador Labs, the cloud-native developer experience provider, announced the Ambassador Developer Control Plane 1.0 (DCP), the company’s new managed developer control plane solution that lets developers code, ship, and run apps using Kubernetes faster and easier than ever before. Ambassador DCP provides a new managed cloud UI and integrated toolchains built enti...
Vanta launches Automated ISO 27001 Certification and HIPAA Compliance
Tuesday, July 13, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
Vanta announced public availability for two new certification standards that help secure the internet and protect consumer data. Vanta provides automated compliance audits and continuous security monitoring through a robust SaaS platform, enabling companies to achieve industry standardization in weeks instead of months.
The rise of data leaks and privacy concerns hav...
Productivity APIs from Nylas get more funding
Thursday, June 17, 2021 by Freeman Lightner
Nylas, the communications API platform for modern email, scheduling, and work automation tools for developers and enterprises, announced it has raised $120 million in Series C funding. The investment brings Nylas’ total funding to $175 million, further accelerating the growth of both Nylas and the API economy.
The round was led by Tiger Global Management with p...
YourBase emerges from Stealth to optimize developer productivity
Thursday, June 10, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
YourBase emerged from stealth mode with $5 million in seed funding. The round was led by Lightspeed Venture Partners with participation from Unusual Ventures and Fathom Capital.
YourBase offers software testing acceleration built on a “Code Dependency Graph” that automates the test selection process for large, complex codebases. Now developers can get fee...
Kaya Thomas weighs in on WWDC 2021
Thursday, May 13, 2021 by Richard Harris
We recently teamed up with Bitrise - who is on a mission to help the world's best-known brands build mobile apps, and create an environment where everyone can have an impact.
They have conducted a series of interviews with mobile developers from companies like Disney Streaming, WeTransfer, and Calm to get their outlook on what to expect from Apple at the Wo...
env0 updates infrastructure automation platform
Monday, May 3, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
env0 has announced updates to its Infrastructure Automation Platform, some of which include Bitbucket Server integration for continuous deployment and plan on pull requests and integration with Module Registry, allowing users to save all of their modules in a single location so they can be quickly recalled for other deployments. One of the more significant enhancements ...
Bugsnag acquired by SmartBear
Monday, May 3, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
SmartBear announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire application stability management pioneer, Bugsnag.
Bugsnag’s best-in-class, full-stack stability and error monitoring technology is leveraged by industry leaders like Airbnb, Slack, Lyft, and more than 6,000 organizations that prioritize application stability and health in order to ...