New online ordering platform emerges from stealth
Wednesday, May 20, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
Facebook recently announced “Facebook Shops”. It’s an attempt (again) to do e-commerce for their masses. They’ve been trying since 2012 to pull it off, but now the COVID crisis and the use of 3rd party platforms are making it more of a reality.
Oh, Facebook, when are you going to learn to stay in your lane..
Under the hood, Facebook Shops a...
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...
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...
To encrypt or not encrypt legacy devices no longer a choice
Thursday, March 19, 2020 by Freeman Lightner
Encryption forms a strong layer of protection for our data and a last line of defense against cybercrime. By deploying encryption, users can render their data unreadable if it is compromised. Whether that means hackers intruding into the network, or an employee unwittingly exposing sensitive information, the data will be useless to any unauthorized agents who happe...
Coronavirus takes down GDC and is impacting SXSW, is E3 next
Thursday, March 5, 2020 by Stuart Parkerson
San Francisco and the tech industry felt trembles and it wasn’t an earthquake or Godzilla, it was Coronavirus flexing its muscle as the leadership at GDC announced at the end of last week that they were postponing the weeklong Game Developers Conference indefinitely, which was scheduled to kick off March 16. That means that over 30,000 people won’t be attend...
Microsoft DART team tracks 77k active web shells
Thursday, February 6, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
In a blog post promoting the capabilities of its commercial security platform, Microsoft said that on a daily basis the company's security team detects and tracks on average around 77,000 active web shells, spread across 46,000 infected servers.
According to ZDNet, these numbers are staggering, since the 77,000 figure is far larger than any previous reports about...
Advanced barcode reader from Dynasoft is here
Thursday, January 16, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
Dynamsoft has introduced its Dynamsoft Barcode Reader version 7.3 software development kit for advanced barcoding that intelligently restores physically missing parts of barcode images and that improves on the difficulties of scanning crumpled barcodes. The new SDK version also adds optical character recognition capabilities for processing text that may accompany a barc...
True Foodie announces crowdfunding campaign
Friday, January 10, 2020 by Freeman Lightner
For True Foodies Only, Inc. (“True Foodies”), announced its crowdfunding campaign on SeedInvest.
A platform for fine food lovers, True Foodies combines masterclass culinary educational videos, recipes, and restaurant recommendations from top chefs in an intuitive app. Currently, True Foodies’ community of more than 10,000 chefs and culinary instruct...
2019 Quantum Computing Industry Retrospective
Tuesday, December 31, 2019 by Richard Harris
Michael Biercuk, founder and CEO of Q-CTRL, is considered one of the world's leading experts in quantum computing. As we round the corner into 2020, he shares his thoughts on the year in quantum computing and predictions for next year below.
The most significant industry accomplishments
"I think there is no doubt that the demonstration of&...
Threat of quantum computing hackathon to award $100,000
Monday, November 25, 2019 by Richard Harris
Communique Laboratory Inc. launched its quantum hackathon tackling the threat of quantum computing. Cybersecurity companies, computer science students and hackers have begun challenging the Company’s ‘quantum-safe’ encryption in a $100,000 hackathon.
The Company hosted an innovation celebration event with technology presentations from industry...
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...
Why you are losing app customers
Wednesday, November 6, 2019 by Freeman Lightner
A new report from AppsFlyer reveals marketers are missing opportunities to convert users to paying customers. On average, the share of paying users is lower than 10% based on app install-to-purchase ratio (a mere 3-5% in gaming apps and double that rate in non-gaming apps).
App marketers losing app customers due to measurement blindspots
In a space domin...
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 ...
New app for marathon runners
Friday, November 1, 2019 by Richard Harris
New York Road Runners in collaboration with its title sponsor, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), launched the official race app for this year’s TCS New York City Marathon. With its extensive enhancements, the award-winning app creates a best-in-class experience for runners and spectators at the world’s most technologically advanced marathon, occurring on Nove...
Digital change tips from SolarWinds
Wednesday, October 30, 2019 by Richard Harris
Successful change management can identify services, users, applications and devices impacted by technology changes. Digital changes typically impact more than one department, so change management shouldn't be left responsible to solely one team, and when businesses are adopting digital solutions, it is important to keep the change management...
PostCon 2019 takeaways
Thursday, October 3, 2019 by Richard Harris
API developers came from silicon valley and beyond to attend the second annual POST/CON 2019 event, which has now passed. Postman users and customer presenters have shared their biggest take-ways (pasted below). The event was very successful for hundreds of attendees that work in API development offering an opportunity to learn first-hand how other enterprises and Postm...
What is Ossum
Thursday, October 3, 2019 by Thomas Hooker
Software development is not just coding, especially when working on a team. A developer spends time planning work, discussing requirements, reviewing work, testing, and deploying. To help with these tasks, teams often use a variety of tools, from issue trackers to source control to CI/CD tools. It's not unusual for a team to have a different supplier for each tool, ...
Best buy discontinuing mobile platform for smart home devices
Monday, September 9, 2019 by Richard Harris
Best Buy has announced it is discontinuing its mobile app platform for controlling its Insignia brand of smart home devices. Some of the products include its Insignia smart wall plugs, Wi-Fi light switches, smart camera, and its Wi-Fi freezer.
Chris Olson, CEO of The Media TrustIn the post GDPR world, operating an app, not to mention a smart home platform, will be co...
Instagram using AI to stop bullies
Friday, July 12, 2019 by Brittany Hainzinger
Social media is used by almost everyone. Some people post endless pictures of pets and food, while others try to minimize the noise and only share life-moments that matter. There are many uses, but also many misuses. And it seems social media platforms have become of a bit of a playground for cyberbullying too, but there are some platforms like Instagram that are t...
How cryptocurrencies can help the UK after Brexit
Friday, July 12, 2019 by Richard Harris
Cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin could play a significant role in reshaping and reinvigorating the UK’s financial services sector post-Brexit.
This is the bold assertion from the CEO and founder of one of the world’s largest independent financial advisory organizations.
The observation from deVere Group’s Nigel Green comes as Britain’s Brex...
Buildbox game creation software bought by AppOnboard
Thursday, June 13, 2019 by Richard Harris
AppOnboard, a company which focuses on app creation software has purchased Buildbox, the low code game creation platform that just released version 3.0. Jon Zweig, the CEO of ApponBoard and Trey Smith, CEO of Buildbox, both share the same belief that No-Code is the future of development.
Jonathan Zweig is the founding CEO of AppOnboard and was previously CE...
Edge computing adoption secrets for IIoT
Wednesday, June 12, 2019 by Ramya Ravichandar
Over the past year, many industry players increased their focus on edge-based solutions, and organizations are now beginning to understand the value edge computing can bring to their Internet of Things (IoT) and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) projects. According to a recent Spiceworks survey, 86% of companies with more than 5,000 employees plan to adopt IoT soluti...
Delivering personalized experiences without being creepy like Amazon
Thursday, May 23, 2019 by Richard Harris
Amazon has seeped its way into every inch of our lives, and it’s increasingly difficult to ignore Bezos’s touch as Amazon presence rapidly monopolizes books (Kindle, Audible and Goodreads), groceries (Whole Foods), clothes (Zappos), movies (IMDB), news (Washington Post), gadgets (Ring and Alexa), space travel (Blue Origin), medicine (PillPack) and more.
Why Glass Enterprise Edition 2 is easier to develop for and deploy
Wednesday, May 22, 2019 by Richard Harris
Google made the first prototype of "Google Glass" in early 2013, and sold them as prototypes, in limited quantity for $1,500 - a hefty price to pay but super cutting edge and they came with total geeky overload.
The official public release of the glasses game later in 2014 and was met with an abundance of backlash because of obvious privacy concerns.
Google Cloud Next 19 announcements
Thursday, April 11, 2019 by Brittany Hainzinger
Next ‘19 is underway, and here’s a summary of the important news announced from the event.
Google CEO Sundar Pichai kicked off talking about Cloud’s momentum and announced their new multi and hybrid cloud offering called Anthos. Anthos lets customers write once and run anywhere—in the cloud, in their data center, or even in other clouds.
WordPress plugin vulnerabilities are a hackers playground
Wednesday, April 10, 2019 by Bryan Becker
What do TechCrunch, BBC America, PlayStation and MTV News all have in common?
Each of their websites is powered by WordPress.
Over 74.6 million, or roughly 30 percent, of the world’s websites, depend on WordPress to power their online platforms. Every second there are over six new WordPress.com posts and over 47,000 plugins, with the number growing daily. Wh...
Ahead of GDC 2019, Google drops new app advertising solutions
Monday, March 18, 2019 by Richard Harris
Google has announced new mobile app advertising solutions ahead of the Game Developers Conference 2019.
The new tools aim to help developers carve out better revenue and build a better app business, especially those developers making games. There are new tools in most sections of the software lifecycle, including pre-launch, launch, and even post-launch.
Marketing experts say data analytics was a good bet
Friday, February 15, 2019 by Christian Hargrave
Industry analysts and market experts alike have predicted data would play a central role in mobile marketing during 2019. In an effort to better understand its impact, YouAppi has reached out to more than 540 of the world’s top in-house and agency marketers to find out how critical data has become for the brands they represent. A full 98 percent of respondents sai...
American dating app registrations drop almost 500 percent
Friday, February 15, 2019 by Richard Harris
Liftoff released its third annual dating apps research and analysis. The most comprehensive and longitudinal study of its kind, the data reveals sweeping demographic and regional changes in the world of dating apps that mobile marketers need to know to succeed in 2019. Chief among the insights are the rise of Latin America (LATAM), a drop-off in North America (NAR), and...
Snowflake bursting at the seams as Netflix hops on
Thursday, February 14, 2019 by Richard Harris
Snowflake Computing announced another year of exponential growth - but it comes alongside some interesting numbers for cloud adoption as well. The company’s 2019 financial year, which ended January 31, delivered a multitude of successes and recognition from its customers, venture capital firms and industry experts.
Snowflake’s unique cloud-built arch...
Rubrik just launched an open source community
Wednesday, February 13, 2019 by Richard Harris
Rubrik just announced Rubrik Build, a new 100 percent public, 100 percent Open Source community built around use cases and integrations that consume Rubrik APIs. As part of Rubrik Build, contributors can leverage existing software development kits, tools, and use cases or contribute their own ideas, code, documentation, and feedback.
The goal of Rubrik Buil...
Ember.js video documentary released
Wednesday, February 13, 2019 by Richard Harris
Honeypot.io based in Berlin has released an open-source documentary on the story of Ember.js. The documentary was filmed with Yehuda Katz and Tom Dale, the co-creators of Ember.js and shot in Portland, New York, Amsterdam, Dublin and Munich.
It tells the story of how Ember.js came to be and the life-altering decisions that go into making open-source software.
Old school banner ads outperforming video
Monday, February 4, 2019 by Richard Harris
Liftoff has unveiled its first Creative Ad Index report of the year. Released the same year when mobile is projected to eclipse television in consumer attention, effective mobile advertising has never been more important. Key findings that could change the way mobile advertisers allocate their spend in 2019 include: the one major mistake marketers make when it comes to ...
Lightning Platform Mobile from Salesforce aims to futureproof apps
Thursday, January 24, 2019 by Christian Hargrave
Adding another lego to the wall between native programmers and low-code app builders, Salesforce has just announced the new Lightning Platform Mobile, a set of tools and services that aim to empower business users to build quick, connected and future-proofed mobile apps.
Consumers today expect their mobile experiences to be immersive and easy-to-use. But with a...
Kong Brain and Kong Immunity launches powered by AI and ML
Thursday, January 17, 2019 by Christian Hargrave
Kong Inc. has launched Kong Brain and Kong Immunity for its Kong Enterprise API platform. Powered by artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning, the new, advanced features will help automate the entire API and service development lifecycle from pre-production to post-production to provide organizations with an intelligent, end-to-end API solution. By automating p...