Apple subsidiary FileMaker rebrands as Claris
Tuesday, August 6, 2019 by Richard Harris
Today at their 24th annual DevCon, FileMaker, Inc. unveiled the start of a new chapter in the company’s history as Claris International. In addition, the company announced its acquisition of Stamplay, a service that helps businesses of all sizes integrate data from third-party cloud services into their apps with easy-to-use connectors. The acquisition of Stamplay ...
More AI tools to come from Near's $100M raise
Friday, August 2, 2019 by Richard Harris
Near, the platform that leverages AI to make real-world data actionable, has announced that it has raised $100 million in a new round of funding. The investment comes from London headquartered private equity firm Greater Pacific Capital (GPC). With this fresh investment, Near has raised a total of $134 million to date, including from Sequoia Capital and JP Morgan.
Bluetooth modules for business gets a bump from u-blox
Thursday, August 1, 2019 by Christian Hargrave
u‑blox has announced it acquired Rigado’s Bluetooth modules business in an Asset Purchase Agreement. Rigado is a provider of Edge‑as‑a-Service gateway solutions for Commercial IoT, and began offering certified wireless modules in 2015.
This acquisition will allow u‑blox to extend their range of products in the area of Bluetooth low energy, Zigbee and ...
Bitcoin secured enterprise blockchain lands
Wednesday, July 31, 2019 by Brittany Harris
Komodo announced that Antara, an end-to-end “Smart Chain” development framework, has gone live. Antara allows developers to break away from the limitations of today’s single-chain blockchain platform architecture by enabling the creation of simple, scalable, modular, Smart Chains that are secured using the Bitcoin network through Komodo’s Delayed...
Blockstack to increase monthly payouts
Wednesday, July 31, 2019 by Richard Harris
Blockstack PBC plans to increase monthly payouts from its developer reward program up to $1 million worth of Stacks tokens per month by May 2020. Payouts from the App Mining Program, which rewards developers who create the top-ranked applications within the Blockstack ecosystem, are set to increase gradually over time, starting in August and building up to a monthly tot...
Understanding edge computing
Wednesday, July 24, 2019 by Richard Harris
The cloud allows for organizations to easily run applications that can be used all over the world at the same time, however, cloud computing simply cannot keep up with the demands of emerging technologies and the influx of data. It is predicted that over 50 billion devices will be connected to the internet by 2020 – making the networks extremely crowded.
Blockstack becomes SEC-qualified token offering
Friday, July 12, 2019 by Christian Hargrave
Blockstack PBC is officially the first company in U.S. history to receive SEC qualification for its digital token offering. Under the SEC Regulation A+ framework, Blockstack will conduct a $28 million cash offer that is accessible to any purchaser who would like to take part in the future of decentralized computing – from general enthusiasts to longstanding Blocks...
Don't sleep on App-Ads txt implementation
Thursday, July 11, 2019 by Matt Barash
It took just 18 months for 77% of the top 5,000 global websites that sell programmatic ads to adopt the Authorized Digital Sellers method (ads.txt) – a file that lists which companies are permissioned to sell their digital inventory.
So when the IAB came out with the 1.0 version of app-ads.txt in mid-March, the question became, how long will adoption take? Afte...
Preview for Blockstack's new smart-contracting language
Tuesday, July 2, 2019 by Richard Harris
Blockstack PBC has released the first preview for its new smart contracting language, Clarity, ahead of its official launch later this year. The new language is designed to empower developers to create reliable smart contracts that reduce the risk of fatal flaws and bugs, which have resulted in well-publicized hacks and widespread damage, prior to launching applications...
5G meets IoT with Telit's New ME310G1 and ME910G1 modules
Monday, July 1, 2019 by Richard Harris
Telit announced the ME310G1 and ME910G1 modules, designed for mass-scale LTE-M and NB-IoT deployments that feature hundreds of thousands or millions of devices. Based on the new Qualcomm 9205 LTE modem and featuring optional 2G fallback, the modules also provide a future-proof foundation for IoT deployments that span legacy networks, 4G and 5G.
The ME310G1 and M...
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...
Face recognition system integrated AR glasses
Wednesday, June 12, 2019 by Christian Hargrave
Vuzix Corporation, together with NNTC, announce iFalcon Face Control Mobile, a fully autonomous AI-powered face recognition system integrated with Vuzix Blade Smart Glasses.
The iFalcon Face Control mobile solution using the Vuzix Blade was demoed at the Minister of Interior Innovation Summit in Abu Dhabi in February. Approximately 50 Vuzix Bla...
Mobile user behavior is changing quickly says new Appnostic report
Monday, June 3, 2019 by Christian Hargrave
Mobile Posse in conjunction with Phoenix Marketing International released a study entitled, “The Appnostic Journey: How Changing Behavior is Creating New Opportunities,” that examines the intent and motivations of mobile device users - from the moment they begin the user journey.
Consumers unlock their smartphones an average of 70 times a day - and each t...
New IoT sensors and gateway device options from Haltian arrive
Tuesday, May 21, 2019 by Richard Harris
Haltian Oy has just launched its end-to-end Smart Factory solution, based on its Thingsee IoT platform. This includes new industry-grade retrofit sensors with a Gateway device, coupled with an Edge Computing platform based on the AWS IoT Greengrass technology, and optional Private 5G LTE for secure, local wireless connectivity.
McKinsey Global Institute has conducted...
Self serve AI platform has launched
Monday, May 20, 2019 by Richard Harris
Xnor.ai has launched AI2GO, a self-serve platform that enables developers, device creators and companies to build smart, edge-based solutions without training or background in AI. AI2GO is available now and contains more than a hundred fully-trained models optimized to run on resource-constrained devices such as mobile devices, wearables, smart cameras, remote sens...
Mobile app testing market to be valued at $13.3B by 2026 report says
Monday, May 13, 2019 by Richard Harris
The mobile application testing solution market is anticipated to witness significant revenue growth during the forecast period, owing to rising demand across commercial and corporate sectors. Requirements for regression testing, the need to tackle issues caused due to device diversity, and increasing mobile applications such as m-commerce are the major drivers for the r...
Making IoT devices more reliable gets easier thanks to Silicon Labs
Monday, April 29, 2019 by Richard Harris
Silicon Labs has introduced the next generation of it's Wireless Gecko platform, Series 2, designed to make Internet of Things (IoT) products more powerful, efficient and reliable. Building on the leading RF and multiprotocol capabilities of the Wireless Gecko portfolio, Series 2 delivers the industry’s most versatile and scalable IoT connectivity platform. Th...
Loopring's decentralized exchange protocol technical design released
Thursday, April 18, 2019 by Richard Harris
Loopring has announced the technical design of its protocol 3.0, following a period of comprehensive research and development. The release represents a significant milestone for the Loopring protocol, combining innovative blockchain technologies and zero-knowledge cryptography in order to dramatically increase throughput and bring fully-functional decentralized exc...
What it takes to be a blockchain developer
Monday, April 8, 2019 by Richard Harris
The role of a blockchain developer is much coveted, and named as the top emerging career in the US job market last year. In fact, software engineers with specialized knowledge of blockchain technology are able to command salaries as high as $175,000 USD. With mainstream adoption on the horizon and higher education institutions working to prepare the next generations of ...
Edge computing solution for industrial mobile devices arrives
Friday, March 29, 2019 by Richard Harris
FogHorn released Lightning Mobile, an edge computing solution built specifically for industrial mobile devices.
According to GSMA Intelligence, Industrial IoT connections will overtake consumer IoT connections in 2023, increasing more than five-fold to 13.8 billion in 2025. This is driven by a number of factors, including the emergence of LTE-M, NB-IoT, and...
A serverless search engine for Data Scientists and Developers emerges
Friday, March 22, 2019 by Richard Harris
Rockset announced the general availability of a cloud service that allows developers and data scientists to put complex data sets to use in minutes instead of weeks.
Current trends in technology - smart devices, digital lending, fraud detection, omnichannel retail, machine learning, microservices, and real-time business dashboards - all require clean...
Using IoT in the office to help employees be happy
Wednesday, March 20, 2019 by Christian Hargrave
Oulu-based IoT and product development company Haltian, and internationally-operating Nordic software and services company Tieto, have agreed on a multi-annual commercial cooperation concerning Tieto's Empathic Building service. The smart office market is predicted to double in the next five years, and the shared offering of the two companies provides customers with...
Detecting PII and sensitive data in motion becomes a reality
Tuesday, March 19, 2019 by Richard Harris
Io-Tahoe has released the latest version of its Smart Data Discovery platform, Smart Streaming Discovery - with the ability to perform real-time data discovery on a wide range of streaming data. The capability, believed to be the first of its kind, allows Io-Tahoe’s customers to discover PII (Personally Identifiable Information) and other sensitive data “in ...
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.
Enterprise grade low code platform arrives from Kony
Thursday, March 14, 2019 by Richard Harris
Kony Inc has a lot to talk about these days. Along with recently being named a leader in The Forrester Wave: Low-Code Development Platforms for AD&D Professionals, Q1 2019, they also sent notice to us that they launched Kony Quantum, a new brand with enhanced capabilities for its next-generation low-code app development platform that aims to deliver rich digita...
AI driven codeless testing solution drops from Perfecto
Thursday, March 14, 2019 by Richard Harris
Perfecto announced it will release Perfecto Codeless, an AI-driven codeless testing solution that allows teams to automate the process of writing test scripts regardless of skill level. Equipped with machine learning (ML) capabilities, changes to the test script are made agnostically, allowing scripts to continuously run and fix themselves without disrupting operations....
Zinier gets $22M to transform field service management with automation
Monday, March 11, 2019 by Brittany Harris
Zinier has raised $22 million in Series B funding to accelerate global growth and expand its platform to meet the growing needs of field service organizations. Returning investor Accel led the round, along with Founders Fund, Nokia-backed NGP Capital, Qualcomm Ventures LLC and returning France-based investor Newfund.
The investment coincides with the field service in...
Popular RPA launches free version for devs, SMBs, and students
Monday, March 11, 2019 by Richard Harris
Automation Anywhere has eliminated the barriers to RPA adoption (Robotic Process Automation) for small businesses, developers and students, by providing unfettered access to the only true digital workforce platform. Beginning now, users of the Community Edition will have access to the full suite of Automation Anywhere products, including RPA, IQ Bot (AI), Bot Insig...
First crypto startup in India to be a part of Y combinator expands
Thursday, February 28, 2019 by Richard Harris
After operating in closed beta for the past few months and enabling trading worth $500,000, Mudrex, which was part of the Y Combinator Winter 2019 batch, is expanding to a wider, global audience. The platform allows crypto traders to automate their trading strategies without writing a single line of code.
“It seems obvious that the crypto markets, which were cr...
New IoT Wi-Fi and BLE module operates for years on a single AA battery
Tuesday, February 26, 2019 by Christian Hargrave
Telit announced the availability of its latest module, the WL865E4-P. The low-power Wi-Fi Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) combination module is based on the Qualcomm QCA4020 system-on-chip (SoC) and is designed for high-bandwidth applications such as health care, video, smart home, and industrial control. Featuring integrated cryptology hardware, the WL865E4-P enables IoT de...
Smartphone sales globally hit $522B in 2018
Tuesday, February 26, 2019 by Richard Harris
Global smartphone sales remained strong in 2018 as the premium trend continues to fuel growth. In figures this equates to an increase of five percent ($522 billion). However, the demand for smartphones in 2018 declined by three percent to 1.44 billion units sold worldwide versus 2017. Smartphones represent the majority of the total spend on the global TCG market last ye...
People-based attribution gets an holistic view from AppsFlyer
Tuesday, February 19, 2019 by Richard Harris
AppsFlyer says it has expanded people-based attribution on its platform to provide one holistic view of the customer journey across multiple touchpoints, connected devices, digital platforms, and media channels. They are using their giant insights data collection from 8.4 billion of the world’s connected devices to advance in people-based attribution. It will...
Build streaming data apps faster on Furnace
Wednesday, February 13, 2019 by Richard Harris
Furnace Ignite Ltd announced the launch of Furnace that aims to enable data-organizations, to build highly sophisticated applications quickly, easily and cost-effectively. Early users have praised Furnace as the ideal platform for innovative and advanced streaming data applications serving; security, smart cities, IoT, finance, marketing and other data intensi...
Data science and the currency of the future
Wednesday, February 6, 2019 by Richard Harris
A recent study performed by IDC and Seagate forecasted that by 2025, global data will grow to 163 zettabytes. For scale, that’s approximately 1 trillion gigabytes per zettabyte. As the amount of available data grows, businesses are clamoring for larger and larger pieces of the pie. However, when it comes to leveraging data, success doesn’t rest on the quanti...
Tomorrows AI-driven contract management
Tuesday, February 5, 2019 by Colin Earl
Artificial intelligence (AI), a machine’s ability to perform human-like functions through planning, perceiving, learning, reasoning and problem solving, is poised to disrupt just about everything – or so the hype would have us believe. Businesses have begun to harness these technologies to tackle all kinds of issues. However, the reality is adoption has rais...