Evolution of Infrastructure as a Service
Thursday, February 20, 2020 by Richard Harris
Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) has changed the world. In the past, a company had to invest time and resources into building and operating its own servers. So much effort went into maintaining infrastructure, that little time remained for focusing on the company mission. IaaS changed all that. Today, a provider like AWS will build the server farm. A software company ...
Morten Bagai joins GRAX from Salesforce.com
Wednesday, January 22, 2020 by Christian Hargrave
GRAX announced that Morten Bagai has joined the team as the company's first Chief Technology Officer.
In this role, Morten will drive GRAX's technology vision and execution, guiding the team to build a platform for deriving strategic value from data. He will be based in Los Angeles and will report to CEO Joe Gaska.
Morten joins GRAX from Salesforce.com, wh...
Panion social app fights loneliness in Sweden
Tuesday, December 17, 2019 by Freeman Lightner
When Melanie Aronson moved from New York City to Malmö, Sweden 5 years ago, she quickly realized that making friends in this new part of the globe would be very difficult. As an immigrant in the country that continuously ranked number 1 as the hardest place to make new friends, Melanie struggled, and as a researcher at Lund University, focused on integration, she realiz...
Decentralized technologies solve Illiquidity problems
Tuesday, December 17, 2019 by Richard Harris
Illiquidity is one of the major factors affecting global financial markets. Digitizing new assets and finding corresponding buyers and sellers is difficult and costly. Much has been said about the potential for decentralized technologies to solve these problems, but current offerings fundamentally lack the necessary performance guarantees, feature set, and architectural...
Nuggets in the top identity leaders list 2019
Thursday, December 5, 2019 by Richard Harris
Nuggets announced its inclusion in the One World Identity’s (OWI) Top Identity Leaders List 2019. Securing their place alongside, Google, Microsoft, Visa and Apple, the British startup was credited for its pioneering solution in their annual Identity Landscape Report.
The Identity Landscape saw the biggest names in identity shortlisted across 35 categories, pla...
Volterra emerges from Stealth
Friday, November 22, 2019 by Christian Hargrave
Volterra announced it has launched from two years of stealth operations with over $50 million in funding to date. Investors include top-tier venture capital firms Khosla Ventures, Mayfield and M12 (Microsoft’s venture fund), as well as a growing set of strategic investors/partners including Itochu Technology Ventures and Samsung NEXT. Volterra’s launch come...
The accuracy of AI necessary to solve problems
Tuesday, October 22, 2019 by Richard Harris
We recently had a conversation with Aaron Edell, Director of Applied AI at Veritone who says data scientists are going about building AI/ML solutions wrong when they try to achieve 100% accuracy. They can spend hours building, testing, and rebuilding until the solution is 100 percent accurate until deploying. When data scientists spend this extra time perfecti...
What Render announced at TechCrunch Disrupt SF's Startup Battlefield
Thursday, October 3, 2019 by Freeman Lightner
Render announced three major additions to its platform - Disks, Infrastructure as Code in the form of render.yaml and Deploy To Render button - onstage at TechCrunch Disrupt SF’s Startup Battlefield. Startup Battlefield showcases the most promising early-stage and fundamentally disruptive startups.
When it comes to hosting applications in the cloud, developers ...
IBM buys Red Hat what does it mean
Thursday, September 26, 2019 by Richard Harris
With the IBM/Red Hat acquisition finalized, Jim Whitehurst has reaffirmed Red Hat's commitment to open source following much speculation. Given CloudBees' own commitment to open source through their work with the Jenkins project, Sacha Labourey, CEO of CloudBees, has expressed what a "massive win" this is for both Red Hat and the open-source ...
Amazon to launch Ownera Digital Securities API
Monday, September 23, 2019 by Freeman Lightner
Ownera, the institutional-grade blockchain network for digital securities (AKA Security Tokens), has announced it will be releasing its Digital Securities API utilizing the Amazon Managed Blockchain service running HyperLedger Fabric. Ownera is a network where all nodes will be regulated financial entities (such as banks, asset managers and exchanges), who underwrite an...
National Coding Week Begins
Tuesday, September 17, 2019 by Freeman Lightner
As summer camps and organizations like Girls Who Code and iD Tech Camps continue to rise in popularity, the interest in developing coding skills at a young age reflects the growing number of coding jobs available. It is estimated that 1 million jobs related to computer programming will remain unfilled in 2020, with the field growing 12 percent faster than the ...
Women Who Tech announce 10 finalists
Thursday, September 5, 2019 by Brittany Hainzinger
Women Who Tech announced the 10 finalists for the European-leg of its flagship Women Startup Challenge. The HealthTech startups will pitch their ventures to top investors and compete for an equity-free $50,000 cash grant on 7th October at Paris City Hall, Hôtel de Ville.
"By 2040, $25 trillion will be spent annually on healthcare, yet only 9.7% of investor...
Moshi Blum joins Adjust as General Manager Israel
Wednesday, August 28, 2019 by Brittany Hainzinger
Adjust announced the appointment of mobile marketing expert Moshi Blum as General Manager Israel. In his role, Blum will be responsible for accelerating growth in the market and building out the team in Tel Aviv.
Dubbed the “Startup Nation,” Israel is home to more than 6,000 startups, and hosts R&D bases to more than 300 global technology companies.&r...
Exposing students to DOD science and technology
Friday, August 9, 2019 by Christian Hargrave
Naval Facilities Engineering Command Engineering and Expeditionary Warfare Center student interns displayed and discussed their engineering and scientific projects with NAVFAC EXWC scientists, engineers and staff members on Aug. 6, 2019.
As part of the Science and Engineering Apprenticeship Program and Naval Research Enterprise Internship Program, 21 students receive...
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 ...
Foghorn teams up with Porsche to give drivers a better experience
Wednesday, July 31, 2019 by Richard Harris
FogHorn announced its completion of Program 6 of Startup Autobahn, the largest European innovation platform and accelerator connecting leading automotive organizations with promising startups. FogHorn partnered with sports car manufacturer Porsche during the 100-day challenge to develop a prototype of more secure means for drivers to access vehicles by leveraging real-t...
The cloud infrastructure startup war brewing
Tuesday, July 30, 2019 by Richard Harris
Cloud infrastructure startups have traditionally faced an uphill battle as they strive to gain footing against market leaders like AWS and Google. As a result, venture investors have tended to shy away from these startups on the assumption that the cloud platforms will eventually eradicate all competition in the market.
Eric Anderson, Principal at Scale Venture Partn...
The top programming languages used by US unicorn companies
Thursday, July 18, 2019 by Richard Harris
Coding Dojo has released research into the programming and software development technologies used at the top privately-held startups in the US valued at over $1 billion, otherwise known as “unicorn” companies. This research includes lists of the most common programming languages, frameworks and database technologies across all 25 unicorns and a breakdown of ...
Creating apps that work without the Internet
Friday, May 3, 2019 by Richard Harris
We've become a bit lazy in the United States when it comes to developing apps. It's nothing for us to stuff in a healthy dose of remote content downloads for our games, mobile ad networks for our full-screen videos, analytics so we can track user activity, and other fat-pipe code that works well in the land of gigabit connections.
But did you know that a...
Publishing mobile games with Gismart now possible
Wednesday, March 13, 2019 by Richard Harris
Gismart has added an investment program for mobile app startups to its already established publishing unit. In addition to developing and publishing its own titles, Gismart also acts as a strategic partner for aspiring indie developers. The newly launched investment program highlights Gismart’s commitment to helping independent developers bring their titles to mar...
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...
Rollbar acquires Hungarybased Samebug
Thursday, February 28, 2019 by Christian Hargrave
Rollbar, a provider of real-time error monitoring Software as a Service, announced it has acquired Hungary-based Samebug, in a strategic move that further deepens its domain expertise in grouping and allows for the integration of proprietary Samebug technology into its error monitoring solution. It also allows Rollbar to quickly grow its engineering team and have greate...
Learn machine learning easier thanks to Spell
Monday, February 25, 2019 by Richard Harris
Machine learning startup Spell has launched a new collaborative web platform and brand identity designed by Studio Rodrigo, the New York independent design studio, helping to open up the huge potential of artificial intelligence and machine learning to a vast new audience.
The launch of the new web interface and online learning portal designed by Studio Rodrigo coinc...
SendBird raises $52M
Tuesday, February 19, 2019 by Richard Harris
SendBird announced the closing of a $52 million series B round of fundraising led by ICONIQ Capital and joined by existing investors, Shasta Ventures, August Capital, Y Combinator, and Funders Club. SendBird will use the funding to rapidly scale the company to fully address today’s $4.2 billion service addressable market for user-to-user messaging services. SendBi...
Content management systems are getting old
Friday, February 15, 2019 by Richard Harris
As the role and value of content increase, many companies are finding that their existing content management systems just aren’t cutting it. That’s not surprising as legacy CMSes were built for page-based desktop publishing and are simply too rigid to be adapted for today’s dynamic digital demands. Indeed, maximizing the value of content depends on mov...
Why app analytics tools can get your app removed
Friday, February 8, 2019 by Richard Harris
Apple has recently started to crack down on developers that aren’t disclosing how they are capturing analytics from their users, as reported by Techcrunch and a few other sources. Analytics that includes everything from taps and swipes, to what screens users are on, length of time inside apps, and more. Some embedded SDK's developer use even record user sessio...
Hailo lands $21M so edge devices can have deep learning AI
Thursday, January 24, 2019 by Richard Harris
Israeli startup Hailo has expanded its Series A funding round to $21 million, with Chinese venture capital firm, Glory Ventures, leading the investment-round expansion and was joined by existing and other new investors. The investment will enable the company to expand its target markets into China and Hong Kong, complementing its existing markets in Europe, North Americ...
Game developer tips and insight for 2019
Thursday, January 24, 2019 by Richard Harris
2019 offers promising new opportunities for game developers to reach new markets. But how can developers best capture diverse users’ attention and loyalty? Webpals Mobile, a performance-driven mobile-app user acquisition company, recently conducted a study comparing advertising driving gaming app downloads in the United States and Asia. Drawing on insights from th...
Garden Guru Bluetooth sensor helps you grow homegrown food
Friday, January 11, 2019 by Christian Hargrave
Vermont-based AgTech startup Seedsheet has unveiled its newest product, the Garden Guru Sensor, a Bluetooth-enabled sensor that provides users with precise, real-time data to facilitate maximum plant growth and ensure everyone’s gardening experience reaps the benefits of homegrown food.
Seedsheet’s new BTE sensor ensures thriving, full-sized gardens...
The difference 5G will make to your apps
Friday, January 11, 2019 by Richard Harris
Since 5G will allow for higher volumes of data to be processed at much faster speeds, new technologies like public edge platforms are emerging as necessary tools to help developers reduce latency and enable their software to function as desired. With this new era of computing, the ability for developers to deploy code securely, reliably, and quickly to the edge of the n...
Augmented reality app creation made simple with PlugXR
Thursday, January 10, 2019 by Richard Harris
PlugXR, Inc., an Augmented Reality / Virtual Reality/Mixed Reality Silicon Valley startup based in San Jose, California (USA), has announced its flagship AR Authoring Platform, PlugXR Creator (Beta), the Fastest and First-of-its-kind AR App Creator for Android/iOS mobiles to develop powerful AR apps in Minutes.
"We expect to expand the XR market starting with AR...
Decentralized exchange system launched by Totle
Wednesday, December 26, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
Totle, a startup backed by TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington's crypto-fund Arrington XRP amongst others, has announced the launch of a first-of-its-kind solution for the fragmented decentralized trading and exchange ecosystem. The Totle Movement platform provides a solution for the lack of liquidity hampering cryptocurrency markets and DApp economies by supportin...
ArangoDB NoSQL database platform updates to 3.4
Thursday, December 6, 2018 by Richard Harris
ArangoDB announced the GA release of ArangoDB 3.4 - a transactional database solution which enables developers to efficiently interact with multiple data models by using just one technology and one query language. Major new enhancements in ArangoDB 3.4 include ArangoSearch, a feature which transforms ArangoDB, when combined with traversals or joins in AQL, from a data r...
Play Android games on your PC with this new Android emulator
Tuesday, November 20, 2018 by Richard Harris
It can be a frustrating thing to finally get so deeply engrossed in a game, only to have your experience marred by a small screen or a sudden drop in battery life. With just an installation, a few short steps and account creation, you’ll be able to play your favorite games on an Android emulator that will give you an even better experience than on your phone.
Retro gaming talk with Matthew Thomas of Storytellers Entertainment
Tuesday, November 20, 2018 by Richard Harris
Storytellers Entertainment, an emerging game studio, seeks to revive fantasy retro gaming with its serialized fantasy based, solo-RPG. Matthew Thomas and Bill Munns are the creative heads behind their game “Imperium Omni”.
Matthew grew up in Southern California, where he went to college at age 16 later on, and earned a degree in Computer Programming ...