NFTs sales hit all time low for 2023
Thursday, November 9, 2023 by Richard Harris
Monthly sales for Ethereum (ETH) and Polygon (MATIC) NFTs on OpenSea have fallen consecutively in the past few months.
NuggetRush (NUGX) prepares to launch a highly anticipated play-to-earn mining game that will allow swapping of NFTs for real gold.
Despite recent market bullishness, NFT sales have declined further in the past few weeks. Ethereum and Polygon ...
Kubernetes optimizations land from PerfectScale
Wednesday, October 25, 2023 by Richard Harris
PerfectScale announced that they have successfully closed $7.1 million in seed funding, led by Blumberg Capital with participation from Upwest, Prelude Ventures, K2 Access Fund, Inner Loop Capital, Triangle Tweener Fund, and Firestreak Ventures. The latest investment brings the company’s total funding to nearly $10 million, since its founding in March, 2022.
Ecommerce for SMBs transforms after StoreConnect lands 9M
Wednesday, August 30, 2023 by Richard Harris
The e-commerce industry has long been divided into two camps: intricate setups demanding external assistance and substantial financial investments, or deceptively simplistic "plug-and-play" options, like a well-known platform that lure businesses with their initial ease but ultimately morph into unreliable "plug-and-pray" solutions. Mikel Lindsaar, t...
Red Hat OpenStack and DevSecOps updates
Thursday, June 15, 2023 by Richard Harris
DSO National Laboratories (DSO), Singapore’s national defense research and development (R&D) organization, and open source leader Red Hat, has announced a collaboration to develop new DevSecOps capabilities. The joint work between Red Hat and DSO shows the value of collaboration to facilitate knowledge exchange in Singapore’s defense R&D efforts.
Apples profit continues to grow
Tuesday, May 23, 2023 by Richard Harris
According to Tradingplatforms.com, Apple has seen a remarkable profit of about $100 billion, 73% up from 2020 figures. The site’s financial analyst, Edith Reads, comments, "This is a testament to its innovation and technological advancements throughout this period. To attain these numbers, Apple has employed various strategies such as optimizing its product r...
Financial and operational planning have a love hate relationship
Thursday, May 11, 2023 by Stephen Dombroski
For many business organizations, internal departments working independently of one another is the norm. This norm creates siloed day-to-day functions and rigid disconnects in processes. This is especially true when it comes to sales and operations planning (S&OP). Low-maturity organizations allow budgets to dictate operational planning, and medium-maturity organizat...
NFT marketplace and gallery to launch from Trend Innovations
Wednesday, April 26, 2023 by Brittany Hainzinger
Trend Innovations Holding Inc. has recently announced that they will combine two recent acquisitions to upgrade and launch a more robust version of the company's newly acquired InstantFAME platform. InstantFAME is a mobile and web application, which operates in the multi-billion-dollar digital artwork marketplace for artists to securely publish and sell their d...
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...
AR glasses market on the rise
Wednesday, April 19, 2023 by Brittany Hainzinger
AR glasses are a type of wearable technology that connects people to computers. Many functions of smart glasses enable users to examine data pertinent to their environment. Technology for AR glasses has advanced tremendously in recent years. Several sectors, including manufacturing, shipping, field service, inspection, and operation, are already expanding with smart gla...
Samsung led the smartphone market in 2022
Thursday, April 13, 2023 by Brittany Hainzinger
According to StockApps.com, Samsung shipped 261 million units worldwide in 2022. This figure was well above the 226.4 million units shipped by Apple, the second-largest smartphone manufacturer.
"The South Korean technology giant was able to maintain its market leadership despite the pandemic-induced economic downturn, which affected all smartphone manufacturers....
SaaS backup platform SaaSBACKUPSM lands from Asigra
Friday, March 17, 2023 by Brittany Hainzinger
Asigra Inc has announced SaaSBACKUPSM, a powerful new SaaS-based backup platform designed to provide comprehensive backup and recovery capabilities to SaaS applications that include Salesforce, Microsoft 365, Google Workspace, and far beyond. Through innovative API connectivity, SaaSBACKUP is able to support a large macrocosm of SaaS applications with enterprise-class d...
Huawei and Samsung see drop in market shares
Tuesday, February 21, 2023 by Brittany Hainzinger
A popular mobile operating system, Android, has over 2.8 billion active users, and most prefer Samsung devices. Although the South Korean smartphone manufacturer remains an absolute leader in the market, both in terms of revenue and users, there have been changes in the market shares of top Android players.
According to data presented by CasinosEnLigne.com, Samsung, ...
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....
Indie game dev platform The Mirror lands $2.3M in funding
Thursday, December 22, 2022 by Richard Harris
The Mirror has raised a $2.3M Pre-Seed Round led by Founders Fund. Participants in the round include early-stage investment firms Konvoy Ventures, Abstract Ventures, Florida Funders, and Palm Tree Crew. Founded in Miami, Florida, in 2022 by Jared McCluskey (CEO and CTO), The Mirror simplifies the complexities of game development into a single platform, providing indie g...
CDC Connect Partner Program from Equalum
Wednesday, November 23, 2022 by Brittany Hainzinger
Equalum announced the CDC Connect Partner Program. The new OEM/integration program is open to batch-oriented data integration vendors, application integration companies, and other solution providers requiring a more flexible, high-performance CDC technology to identify and track downstream data. With Equalum’s award-winning CDC platform, partners have the opportun...
Chat SDK for developers from Agora
Wednesday, October 26, 2022 by Brittany Hainzinger
Agora, Inc. announces the global availability of Agora Chat, a new SDK that aims to make it easy for developers to rapidly embed real-time in-app chat into their web and native apps; providing an immersive experience that keeps their users more connected, informed, and engaged. The launch of Agora Chat coincides with the start of Agora’s flagship event RTE202...
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...
Ransomware prevention platform ProLion sees large increase in revenue
Monday, October 24, 2022 by Freeman Lightner
ProLion has recorded an 80 percent increase in revenue for FY2022, driven by the addition of over 250 new customers worldwide. The uplift has been driven by demand for its ransomware protection solution CryptoSpike, which has soared as a result of the rise in ransomware and ransomware-as-a-service attacks.
The company also reported a renewal rate of 89...
How to integrate payments into SaaS products
Tuesday, October 11, 2022 by David Sharp
The disruptive nature of the COVID-19 pandemic impacted small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) in many ways, from changing consumer expectations. to a migration to a remote workforce, to immense supply chain issues. To combat this disruption, many businesses either sped up their digital transformation investments or started down that path out of necessity.
Your digital commerce strategy
Monday, August 29, 2022 by Boris Lokschin
Events of recent years have catapulted the demand for digital transformation, and digital commerce was no exception. E-commerce sales grew 50% over the pandemic, reaching a whopping $870B. With digital commerce booming in all sectors, and demand for excellent digital experiences growing with it, developers’ workloads are bigger than ever. As a result, 83% say...
Metaverse avatar platform secures $56M in funding
Wednesday, August 24, 2022 by Freeman Lightner
Ready Player Me, a cross-game avatar platform that allows users to explore virtual worlds with one consistent identity, has closed a $56M Series B round led by Andreessen Horowitz (a16z), with participation from other notable investors including David Baszucki, co-founder of Roblox, Justin Kan, co-founder of Twitch, Sebastian Knutsson & Riccardo Zacconi, King Games ...
Keeping startups agile and pivoting with MVPs
Wednesday, August 24, 2022 by Yasser Jilani
With low budgets and little time, startups need to react with speed and agility to launch products. Our product sat (and still sits) in the global online e-learning market, sized at approximately 250 billion US dollars in 2020, with the US contributing to 47% growth. The market was fierce and competitive, especially for new startups entering the market.
NFT art value amid crypto crash
Friday, July 29, 2022 by Richard Harris
New research has revealed how much money NFT artists can make per month, with the top 35% earning over the U.S minimum wage, the top 20% achieving at least $96,000 per year, and the top 10% earning enough to be in the top 5% income threshold in the United States.
The research, conducted by crypto and blockchain news site Crypto.news, analyzed the last 30 days of glob...
NFT breaks world record
Thursday, June 23, 2022 by Richard Harris
Announced during NYC.NFT 2022, luxury champagne connoisseur Shammi Shinh has broken his 2013 record of World's Most Expensive Champagne by partnering with the artists that illustrated celebrity favorite Bored Ape Yacht Club NFT. Taking cues from the world's most expensive address, the new luxury champagne brand 'Champagne Avenue Foch' has been adorned wi...
ImmuniWeb Neuron web security scanning
Friday, June 10, 2022 by Richard Harris
ImmuniWeb has announced the launch of ImmuniWeb Neuron, a web application and API web security scanning solution that is based on the award-winning ImmuniWeb AI Platform available.
ImmuniWeb Neuron is designed to rapidly scan tens, hundreds, or even thousands of web applications and APIs for vulnerabilities, weaknesses, and misconfigurations. It c...
Tech Capital Location Award 2022 winner
Friday, June 10, 2022 by Freeman Lightner
Quantum Loophole, Inc., a developer of Gigawatt-scale master-planned data center communities, has announced that the company has won the Location Award 2022 in the first edition of The Tech Capital Global Awards. The Tech Capital Location Award is the only annual prize to recognize geography for its attractiveness and investor-friendly climate when dealing with dig...
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...
Gala May Mayhem wrapped up
Thursday, June 9, 2022 by Brittany Hainzinger
Gala, and its gaming division, Gala Games, have wrapped up their second annual month-long reward event called May Mayhem. Started in 2021, the event was designed to grow Gala’s user base and to reward as many current players as possible with large prizes in GALA, the official crypto token of the Gala Games Ecosystem.
Even in the midst of the largest drop in the...
3GoPlay subscription platform launches
Thursday, June 2, 2022 by Brittany Hainzinger
Gameloft Business Solutions has announced the launch of 3GoPlay. This new game subscription platform will bring hundreds of the world's best mobile games into the hands of Hutchison users in countries that offer the "All You Can Play" subscription model. This includes critically acclaimed premium titles such as Asphalt Nitro 2, Lego Legacy: Heroe...
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...
NFT collection raises funds for environmental initiatives
Monday, April 18, 2022 by Brittany Hainzinger
The decline in marine biodiversity has propelled activists to seek new ways to shed light on such urgent issues. Ocean Collective, a global network of filmmakers will be collaborating with blockchain partner Polygon Studios and production company Eyeforce to launch digital artwork in the form of NFTs, which depicts animals from the IUCN Red List of Endangered Species. T...
App deletion deadline from Apple
Tuesday, March 29, 2022 by Freeman Lightner
Transcend, the platform that allows users to encode privacy across a company's tech stack has released the results of its latest survey of technology decision-makers, which assessed their readiness for Apple's in-app deletion requirements for iOS apps that offer account creation. The findings show that 71 percent of companies surveyed are not fully prepared...
Preserve NFT data on Web3
Monday, March 7, 2022 by Brittany Hainzinger
Concept Art House is partnering with NFT.Storage to preserve NFT data on Web3 protocols IPFS, and Filecoin.
The NFT.Storage API combines the power of IPFS and Filecoin to meet the specific needs for Web3 games, such as the ones developed by Concept Art House (CAH). By storing game assets on these protocols, developers can avail of immutable referencing and verifiable...
NFT smart contract that pays NFT artists securely
Friday, February 25, 2022 by Freeman Lightner
Ethereum co-founder, Joseph Lubin’s blockchain incubator, ConsenSys Mesh has announced the NFT platform TreeTrunk.io at the celebrated ETH Denver developer conference. Launching in a beta release on the Polygon Mumbai testnet, TreeTrunk has introduced a new smart contract that, for the first time in the Ethereum ecosystem, collects and distributes royalty payments...
Developer shortages in 2022
Tuesday, February 15, 2022 by Brittany Hainzinger
The biggest business challenge this year will be recruiting developers with the right skills, according to more than half (53%) of the software developers and IT professionals responding to the new Reveal "Top Software Development Challenges for 2022" survey released by Infragistics. Reveal’s third annual survey examined the pain points, challenges,...