Cryptocurrency during COVID19
Friday, October 9, 2020 by Richard Harris
Overbit, a Bitcoin derivatives trading platform founded in 2017 and launched in 2019, conducted a recent survey of 2,500 traders, in 90 countries, on 5 different continents. They commissioned their commercial ads and offer trading solutions for retail clients and institutions across the globe.
Overbit’s platform features low latency connectivity, superior liqui...
AudioMob runs competition for aspiring games developers and students
Friday, September 18, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
AudioMob ,and pioneers of the audio advertising format in mobile games, announced one of the most exciting game jams of the year! It has been designed for Indie developers and students looking to break into the industry and the prizes are some of the best a game jam could offer.
AudioMob’s ‘Resonate’ competition is aligned tightly w...
Brands and anti-racism movements
Monday, September 14, 2020 by Jenna Jackson
The death of George Floyd, a black Houstonian, has triggered waves of protests across the nation. A situation that has catapulted anti-racial demonstrations to the forefront of public issues. Hopefully, it can cause the critical change that we know is long overdue.
While 2020 will go down in history as the year of the global pandemic, the scale and sheer force of these...
62 percent of IT practitioners work 10 hours more a week since COVID19
Monday, September 14, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
PagerDuty, Inc. released a new worldwide study highlighting that more than 80% of organizations have experienced a significant increase in pressure on digital services since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. These same companies cited a 47% increase in the number of daily incidents, resulting in 62% of IT and DevOps practitioners spending more than 10 extra hours...
Infragistics adds new features to its angular data grid
Wednesday, September 9, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
Infragistics has announced Ignite UI for Angular v 10.1.0, which includes new features and enhancements to its Angular data grid, new theming capabilities and a set of new Material-inspired industry icons to improve productivity for developers creating applications in the Angular framework.
Ignite UI for Angular v 10.1.0 was released just one month after Google relea...
Outbrain highlights shift in trust between social media and consumers
Wednesday, September 2, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
Outbrain released new Cyber Weekend data highlighting the shift in trust between social media and consumers compared with the impact of quality news environments.
Although COVID-19 and the global recession have accelerated the shift of consumer buying to digital channels, data shows consumers' lack of trust toward the largest digital powerhouses in the world...
GDC 2021 event lineup
Tuesday, September 1, 2020 by Freeman Lightner
Informa Tech, the organizers of the Game Developers Conference (GDC), have revealed a new structure for virtual and physical GDC events for the rest of 2020 and 2021, which are continuing to evolve due to changes caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
With the inability to meet in person for the near future, organizers are expanding multiple aspects of its program. GDC 202...
Mobile marketing during the COVID-19 pandemic
Thursday, August 27, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
The past several years have seen shifts in retail as shoppers are doing more of their purchasing online and specifically, on their smartphones. COVID-19 is changing the way students are learning, whether that’s in-person or at home, and has subsequently changed back to school shopping. Back to school is the second-biggest shopping event for retailers in the United...
Kubernetes advantages and challenges
Tuesday, August 25, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
In this exclusive Q&A with ADM, Sirish talks about how the pandemic accelerated the progression from cloud-enabled to cloud-native, he explains how 75 percent of global organizations will be running containerized applications in production, plus how Platform9 is the outperforming leader in the hosted Kubernetes space among the giants.
ADM: From a developer’...
Fitness app installs up 67% since COVID-19
Thursday, August 20, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
As gyms and fitness studios closed during COVID-19 lockdowns, consumers have increasingly relied on health and fitness apps to help them stay healthy and maintain fitness routines from home. New data from app marketing platform Adjust shows that in addition to the New Year’s Resolution trend of increased installs in early January, COVID-19 lockdowns drew users to ...
Flight to the Future adds 1 million drone-based jobs
Tuesday, August 18, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
Earlier this summer, Aquiline Drones (AD) launched a new employment initiative called Flight to the Future (F2F) to help pilots and the general public re-boot their careers by becoming certified commercial drone operators. This is to fulfill the increasing demand for commercial drone services nationwide. Now, the organization has announced a massive corporate offi...
cloudtamer io and Kublr team up to enable budget-based scalability
Tuesday, August 18, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
As the COVID pandemic drives large enterprises to lean heavily on cloud computing solutions to enable their global workforce, Kublr and cloudtamer.io jointly announced today an integration between their respective platforms to help customers better manage their cloud-native and container-based IT infrastructure.
Driven by the needs of its enterprise customers, Kublr,...
Coronavirus ripple effect
Tuesday, August 18, 2020 by Richard Harris
COVID-19 has disrupted supply chains around the world. During emergency situations like this one, it’s vital for companies to implement an agile integration strategy to quickly and efficiently onboard new trading partners into their supply chains. However, nearly half (46%) of the businesses surveyed state that this onboarding process typically...
Density raises $51M from Kleiner Perkins to reopen buildings safely
Wednesday, July 29, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
Density announced it has successfully closed $51 million in Series C funding. The new funding round was led by Kleiner Perkins and includes 01 Advisors, Upfront Ventures, Founders Fund, Ludlow Ventures, Launch, DTA with participation from Alex Rodriguez, LPC Ventures, Julia and Kevin Hartz, Cyan and Scott Banister, and others. Kleiner Perkins Partner, Ilya Fushman,...
Scaling applications for COVID-19 spikes
Thursday, July 23, 2020 by Nikita Ivanov
The COVID-19 pandemic has led to shelter-in-place and lockdown orders that are dramatically changing both business and consumer behavior. Online activity is soaring, and many businesses, such as those in food delivery, ecommerce and remote access and collaboration services, are experiencing exploding demand for their services. Many of these businesses have struggled to ...
Escape the app launches live-gaming experience
Wednesday, July 22, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
A virtual reality-powered live video experience which allows gamers to participate in real escape rooms from anywhere in the world, will go live with its Kickstarter campaign to help the experience industry weather COVID-19 shutdowns.
Escape the App is an innovative mobile app which enhances the experience of playing real life escape rooms and virtual escape gam...
Visual AI from Applitools reaches one billion images analyzed
Tuesday, June 23, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
Applitools announced its Visual AI technology has surpassed one billion images analyzed since launching commercially and is projected to double year over year. Each of the one billion images analyzed includes AI enhancing data from over 130 different browser and version combinations, viewport information, and direct user feedback on defects, dynamic content, and more. T...
Businesses and end users experiencing app fatigue
Thursday, June 18, 2020 by Glenn Gruber
When I began drafting this article, it was before COVID-19 really took hold and spurred the “2 years of digital transformation in 2 months”, as Microsoft’s Satya Nadella has said. With that context, everything that I believed was amplified 100x. The lasting effects of the pandemic are going to change the way that many businesses operate, where we work ...
AppsFlyer released its first retargeting report
Friday, June 12, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
AppsFlyer released its first retargeting report; The State of App Retargeting 2020 Edition. As app stores become increasingly crowded, and app marketers find it more difficult to gain the attention of users and drive conversions, retargeting has proven to be a reliable engagement tactic, growing even faster than user acquisition. Globally, 30% of apps now run retargetin...
Your tech job just laid you off. Now what
Wednesday, June 10, 2020 by Matt Martin
Between March 11th and May 31st more than 600 startups have let nearly 60,000 employees go, according to Layoffs.fyi. If you’re among those, my sincere condolences. This guide should help you avoid some common pitfalls and help you get back on your feet as quickly as possible.
If you’re still employed, now is a good time to get a game-plan together for wh...
Increase in app development since start of COVID-19
Friday, May 29, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
Appy Pie observed a dramatic 198% increase in application development since the outset of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Since February 2020, Appy Pie has experienced a 198% jump in the number of total apps created and a 241% jump in the total app subscriptions. It is this believed that this increase is driven by two separate demands: 1) Companies that unexpectedly faced wor...
The agents of transformation COVID-19 edition from AppDynamics
Wednesday, May 27, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
AppDynamics released a special COVID-19 edition of The Agents of Transformation, a report conducted to understand in greater detail how technology professionals and IT departments are grappling with surging demand and mounting pressures to accelerate digital transformation strategies in response to the way we are working during COVID-19.
The comprehensive study surve...
Results from 2020 Quarterly Mobile Index report
Tuesday, May 19, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
PubMatic announced findings from their Q1 2020 Quarterly Mobile Index report, which shows that mobile advertising was much less affected by the coronavirus pandemic when compared to desktop advertising during the first three months of the year. With an accelerated shift to mobile, PubMatic advises publishers to take the current environment as an opportunity to review th...
Resilience Grant announced by App Samurai
Tuesday, May 12, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
App Samurai Inc announced it is launching a global Resilience Grant, supporting mobile app publishers that, in turn, support the mental, physical and emotional wellbeing of consumers throughout the on-going coronavirus pandemic.
The Resilience Grant will award up to $10,000 per start-up in advertising spend to help support their user acquisition campaigns during this...
Anvil extends web app development
Wednesday, May 6, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
Software startup Anvil announced a major extension of its powerful web app development environment, which makes it simple for Python developers to quickly design, build and ship web apps in minutes.
By making its runtime engine open source, any of the 8 million developers worldwide who know the Python language can now choose to deploy their apps on their own machines...
Postal.io redefines offline B2B marketing
Tuesday, May 5, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
Offline sales and marketing engagement is being redefined by Postal.io, particularly in today’s era of social distancing and remote work brought about by the global coronavirus pandemic. Ushering in a new era of capability and control, Postal’s sales and marketing automation platform enables enterprise B2B companies to effectively manage offline marketing pr...
Truck driver training app helps prevent food supply shortage
Tuesday, April 28, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
While the U.S. is still producing plenty of food and other goods, the process of delivering such supplies to consumers has been heavily affected by the coronavirus crisis. Experts warn that labor problems (particularly with the growing shortage of truck drivers) could pose a serious threat to the food supply chain. "We need to train more drivers as quickly as possi...
Mentorship Program from The Linux Foundation expands
Friday, April 24, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
The Linux Foundation announced it’s expanding its Mentorship Program in response to COVID-19 with seed funding from Intel. The Program will grow to support interns who have been displaced as a result of the global pandemic and to give individuals an opportunity to reskill for some of the most sought-after, highly paid careers in the world.
Intel is leading fund...
How developers feel during COVID-19 crisis
Wednesday, April 22, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
As a developer-focused company, InfluxData is always interested in how the community is doing. During the first two weeks of April, InfluxData conducted an online survey to find out how developers are handling life and work during the COVID-19 pandemic. A total of 324 self-identified software developers/engineers from across the world responded (46% from North America, ...
Fighting mobile ad fraud with new Active Protect program
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 by Richard Harris
A mobile monetization and marketing company, ironSource, has announced the launch of the Active Protect program, a program for mobile advertisers which aims to prevent the most frequent types of fraud on non-SDK traffic - primarily attribution and device manipulation - by blocking fraudulent or manipulated traffic detected by the program in real-time and automatically r...
Zombie apps in the Google Play Store
Friday, July 14, 2017 by Richard Harris
Anura, fraud protection software from eZanga that identifies bots and human fraud, has announced that more than 1,300 apps in the Google Play store contain code that activates Android phones in "sleep mode" for the purpose of engaging with mobile advertisements unbeknownst to their owners. After detecting click attempts made from a variety of Google Play Store apps...
New ad exchange auction platform from Appodeal launches
Wednesday, June 14, 2017 by Richard Harris
Appodeal, an ad mediation platform for mobile developers, is entering programmatic market and launching its own ad exchange - AppodealX. The new product allows Appodeal to work with DSPs (demand side platforms) directly and provide app developers with premium advertisements offered by more than 100 ad demand sources. The ad exchange is a platform which buys and s...
The mobile ad fraud pandemic and what developers should know
Tuesday, June 13, 2017 by Galia Reichenstein
Mobile ad fraud is a big concern in the mobile space. Unfortunately, we have seen this before in ad tech - players looking to make a quick buck by following revenue via monetizing it in an illegal way. Mobile ad fraud has created a dark ripple in the space, resulting in a lot of mistrust. The challenge is that fraud is widespread, and fraudsters are getting more and mor...