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Swace wants to save social media engagement


Tuesday, August 7, 2018 by

Social media services platforms are seeing a massive boom in audience growth, but users still don’t like how these platforms use their data to make money. Brand engagement on social networks has steadily decreased, despite greater investments to gain user attention. A new solution is here to disrupt the status quo of social media brand engagement in a completely n...


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How AI is transforming business


Friday, December 29, 2017 by

Businesses are drowning in a deluge of data. Within the torrent of information are bits that, once analyzed, can help people make the best decisions for their company, but it’s impossible to manually comb through and digest the raw data before the next wave arrives. Artificial intelligence (AI) offers one of the best solutions to finding the relevant data and forging it...


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The shifting power dynamics of news on the Web


Monday, December 11, 2017 by

Over the last several years, control of news on the web has drastically shifted. Social networks and search are increasingly how we find content, and our old loyalties to our favorite publications are giving way to consumption of content from varied and ever changing sources. Large, respectable publishers are still vital to a healthy news industry and indeed a healthy d...


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Oracle weighs in on chatbots for enterprise developers


Tuesday, December 5, 2017 by

From self-service to instant payments, the chatbot industry has seen great things from the latest advents in the field of AI. That's why we sat down with Oracle to learn more about how with all these new changes in the messaging industry enterprise can see the value that can be attained by adoption.We recently had a conversation with Suhas Uliyar, Vice President, A...


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STREAM from Lucktastic lets app marketers define and target US consumers


Monday, July 24, 2017 by

Lucktastic, a free app that is crushing it with app rewards, has introduced the STREAM audience platform. STREAM gives marketers the ability to define and target mobile first US consumers using their proprietary first party data. Access to the STREAM is available immediately with the ability to apply segmentation across all of the unique native ad units within the app.“...


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Lucktastic releases STREAM audience platform


Wednesday, July 19, 2017 by

Lucktastic, a free app that is crushing it with app rewards, has introduced the STREAM audience platform. STREAM gives marketers the ability to define and target mobile first US consumers using their proprietary first party data. Access to the STREAM is available immediately with the ability to apply segmentation across all of the unique native ad units within the app.“...


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RapidAPI acquired the Mashape Marketplace


Wednesday, May 31, 2017 by

RapidAPI announced that it has acquired the Mashape Marketplace, giving developers access to a massive new inventory of APIs, becoming the world’s largest API marketplace.The API economy is growing rapidly - expected to be a $2.2 trillion market by 2018, according to Ovum Research. APIs are playing a vital role in the development and operations of modern apps, with anyt...


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Growing your business with an app


Tuesday, May 2, 2017 by

There are many different tools available for businesses to use to market and promote their products and services. Social media is one of those major platforms, but the passive nature of these websites and platforms doesn’t always make them the best way to reach customers. Creating a mobile app for your business allows you to directly engage with your consumer base, but ...


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Gamifying an app can help it stand out along with these ideas


Thursday, February 23, 2017 by

Editors note: Guest submission by Hunter Jensen, Founder and CEO of Barefoot SolutionsWith more than 4.2 million smartphone apps in the Apple App and Google Play stores, there’s a lot of software that will never pick up the steam needed to become the next Angry Birds, YouTube, or Snapchat. There is good news, though. If you’re considering building an app from scratch or...


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Artificial Intelligence: 5 key attributes of all modern AI systems


Thursday, January 5, 2017 by

What are the common attributes that all modern Artificial Intelligence systems share? Former NASA Deputy Chief of AI at the Ames Research Center, Monte Zweben tells us.   A technology industry veteran, Monte Zweben's early career was spent with the NASA Ames Research Center as the Deputy Chief of the Artificial Intelligence Branch, where he won the prestigio...


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Yahoo explains what communitainment is and how it's mobile's killer app


Tuesday, December 6, 2016 by

Last August, in Flurry’s app usage report, we declared that “Content is King: Again.” That report showed U.S. users’ time spent consuming media in apps had grown from 46 mins/day in 2014 to 96 mins/day in 2015, a whopping 108% year-over-year increase. Curious to clock this year’s usage, we ran the numbers again and found that time spent con...


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Meet the worlds first iMessage game development startup


Monday, December 5, 2016 by

At the Slush conference in Helsinki, MojiWorks Limited announced it's formation and seed funding from Sunstone Capital and Lifeline Ventures.MojiWorks has been founded by Matthew Wiggins (CEO) and Alan Harding (CTO), veteran technology leaders & entrepreneurs and previously founders of Wonderland Software which was acquired by Zynga in 2011. MojiWorks will be based ...


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Universal API Now Available for Swift Developers


Tuesday, August 23, 2016 by

CloudRail now makes it possible for Swift developers to integrate multiple APIs via a single API in iOS with its Integration Solution and Swift library.The goal of the company is to increase the speed to integrate a service into apps significantly. The core of the solution is a software library which abstracts over multiple web APIs and bundles them ...


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IBM and Cisco Are Teaming Together to Create New Cloud Collaboration Solutions


Thursday, July 7, 2016 by

IBM and Cisco are partnering to create a new suite of cloud-based, cognitive-infused workplace tools and applications including the integration of Cisco Spark and WebEx collaborative workspace platforms with IBM’s cloud collaboration solutions, such as Verse and Connections, and supported by IBM’s Watson cognitive computing c...


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CEO of Manage Mike Ng Discusses the Evolution of Mobile Advertising


Tuesday, May 31, 2016 by

We recently chatted with Mike Ng, CEO of Manage, to discuss the mobile advertising marketplace and the changes undergoing the industry.ADM: I understand Manage has been around for about 5 years as a mobile DSP. How has the company evolved over the years? Ng: When Manage was founded 5 years ago, we decided to focus primarily on mobile in-app marketing. We were one o...


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Insight Into How VISR Uses Machine Learning to Monitor Kids Social Media


Wednesday, May 25, 2016 by

We recently chatted with Robert Reichman, founder and CEO of VISR, a predictive wellness startup to learn about the challenges facing an app publisher in the kids and wellness genres.  The VISR app monitors social media, using data and machine learning to alert parents to issues their kids face online. By analyzing the online activities and interactions of kids - i...


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Here's How to Maximize Your App's Potential Using Data


Monday, March 28, 2016 by

Congratulations! Development and testing are done, and your app is ready to release. Before you enter the highly competitive mobile market, you need to realize that over 2,500 apps are submitted to the 3 biggest stores daily, and 70% of apps generate less than 5,000 downloads each. In the PC era, we couldn’t update a game or any other product after its release, nor...


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The Problems Facing OTT Messaging Apps


Thursday, November 19, 2015 by

tyntec, a telecom-web convergence company, has issued the results of its international OTT (over-the-top) messaging app survey and report titled, “The challenges facing OTT messaging apps.” The findings, based on responses from smartphone owners in the US and China, uncover trends in consumer messaging app usage to evaluate the probability of OTT messaging apps one day ...


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5 Ways To Promote Your App Without Spending a Ton of Money


Saturday, November 14, 2015 by

The app stores are crowded. Bringing apps to the market and making them discoverable among your competitors can be difficult. Having a solid marketing plan in place before releasing your apps can increase the chance of being noticed. There are plenty of marketing strategies that can successfully promote your app – you are either going to have to give time or money ...


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Teradata Integrated Marketing Cloud Offers Expanded Integrated Solutions


Wednesday, October 28, 2015 by

Teradata Marketing Applications, a division of Teradata, has released the latest version of the Teradata Integrated Marketing Cloud, a data hub comprising integrated solutions to improve customer engagement through data-driven integrated marketing.The Teradata Integrated Marketing Cloud is a fully integrated platform comprising solutions for Marketing Resource Managemen...


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Study Shows That Games Are Still Top Performers for iOS and Android Apps


Tuesday, October 20, 2015 by

In its Q3 2015 Mobile Benchmarks report adjust, a mobile analytics company, is reporting that that app users are typically spending 2-10 times more time in games than any other type of app. Over 10,000 apps were included in the study, which is now available publicly on the company website.Other insights from the study show that books and magazines retain more users afte...


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What CEO and CFO Should Know About Digital Transformation


Friday, September 11, 2015 by

When it comes to technology, Digital Transformation is probably the hottest topic at corporate boardrooms today.Why so? Mobile, social, cloud and big data aren’t that new; Google Trends shows that they have passed the peak. Yet Digital Transformation often associated with these components doubles in popularity each year. Before talking about “T” in DT, let’s clarif...


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Donky Releases SDK to Deliver HTML5 Content for InApp Messaging


Wednesday, August 12, 2015 by

Donky has launched a new mobile SDK that enables the creation of mobile and web app inboxes and the delivery of HTML5 content to them. The module offers a customizable UI which enables developers to reach users with content without the restrictions of email. The goal of the platform is to bring the capabilities of HTML5 to in-app messaging to enable content deliver...


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Unity Will Offer Holographic Game Development Opportunities with Microsoft HoloLens


Wednesday, May 6, 2015 by

One of the announcements to come out of the Microsoft Build developer conference is a collaboration between Unity Technologies and Microsoft for full support for Microsoft HoloLens in the Unity development platform.HoloLens a twist on virtual reality offering a holographic computer running Windows 10, which brings high-definition holograms that blend with real life envi...


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New Android In App Purchasing SDK from Fortumo Offers Offline Payments


Wednesday, February 11, 2015 by

Fortumo has released a new version of its Android in-app purchasing SDK for app stores which can process mobile payments even when app users are not connected to the internet.Fortumo’s in-app purchasing SDK is used by a number of alternative Android app stores include device manufacturers (NOOK, ZTE, Oppo, Gionee), mobile operators (Telenor, Turkcell, Kyivstar...


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GEMS Moves Android Development Forward Through CryptoCurrency


Wednesday, December 17, 2014 by

GEMS development team is turning to CryptoCurrency and is aiming to become the “Bitcoin of social networks.” The company recently announced it will be using open-source Telegram to power its free Android mobile app, set to hit the Google Play Store on June 30, 2015. The app will also be available for users integrating third-party messaging apps developed on Telegra...


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Happy Birthday SMS Messaging!


Thursday, December 4, 2014 by

December 3, 2014 is the anniversary for the first SMS text message ever sent. SMS was created in the 1980s and didn’t take off until user experience was improved in the later part of the 90s and early 2000s. It was developed as part of the GSM standard. The growth of SMS today is predicted to drive A2P (application-to-person) messaging for both users and enterprises bei...


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An App Developers Starter Guide To Mobile Analytics


Thursday, October 9, 2014 by

Mobile analytics as a business has exploded recently and there are a number of reasons why. One primary reason is that companies who serve the app development industry are learning how to squeeze out every bit of information available from a variety of sources: the mobile devices themselves as well as from outside influencers such as WiFi vs. carrier connections, i...


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Citrix Mobile Analytics Report Shows iOS Mobile Users Consume More Video than Android Users


Friday, September 5, 2014 by

Citrix has released its Mobile Analytics Report for the second half of 2014. The Mobile Analytics Report provides insight into subscriber behavior and related factors that determine quality of experience (QoE) for mobile data services. Key findings from the report include:Mobile Video on LTE Surpasses 3GThe latest report finds that mobile subscribers on LTE networks are...


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Apsima Adds Social Presence SDK for iBeacon Enabled Mobile App Development


Thursday, September 4, 2014 by

Apsima has announced their latest offering, a social presence SDK to allow mobile app developers to add proximity based social features to any mobile app.    The social presence SDK was built to extend iBeacon use beyond business to consumer interaction by allowing mobile users to interact with one another based on their physical proximity. The social Pre...


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Make Your App a Hit: a Three Part Checklist for Mobile Developers


Friday, August 29, 2014 by

For small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) that want to make mobile a key part of their business strategy, it is crucial to create an app that is downloaded and used by the right audience.A winning app strategy and effective app store optimization (ASO) set the groundwork for success, but in order to really tap an app’s potential, focus on these specific keys to app p...


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Infobip Extends 2 way SMS Messaging Coverage to 40 Countries


Thursday, August 21, 2014 by

Infobip is extending its 2-way SMS messaging coverage to 40 countries, including the U.S., Brazil, China, India, Russia, South Africa and Mexico. 2-way SMS messaging enables online businesses, service providers, application developers, and marketing agencies etc. to offer their users instant, time-sensitive mobile consumer interaction. For every country covered, In...


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AnyAuth from built.io Provides Mobile Developers a Preferred Login Mechanism to Authenticate Users


Wednesday, August 13, 2014 by

To help developers add additional security functionality, built.io has introduced a new product, AnyAuth, which allows enterprise app developers to use their preferred login mechanism to authenticate users.The new offering builds on built.io’s ability to offer authentication via Facebook, Twitter, and Google, as well as enterprise social networks like tibbr, Chatter and...


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Kii Introduces Beta Launch of KiiReferral for iOS Mobile App and Game User Acquisition


Wednesday, July 16, 2014 by

Kii has launched the beta release of its new KiiReferral for iOS framework. The new release is an extension to Kii’s backend platform, giving mobile app developers the ability to add social sharing and referral tracking to their apps.The KiiReferral framework and SDK helps developers increase downloads by making apps more viral among social media users. For ex...


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In Monetization of the App Economy, the Currency is “Discovery”


Sunday, June 1, 2014 by

According to recent reports, the battle between Apple and Google to secure the latest and greatest apps is heating up as they offer developers prime placement and promotion in return for temporary exclusivity.Exclusivity isn’t new in digital media; publishers have proven that they can sometimes receive greater uptake due to the extra promotional activities that come wit...