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.
Why a burst in the tech funding bubble is a good thing
Thursday, August 18, 2022 by Richard Harris
There's no doubt that there's a lot of money flowing into tech right now. But that may not mean we're in a bubble. Money always follows opportunity, and right now there are some incredible opportunities in tech. We're seeing breakthroughs in artificial intelligence, virtual reality, and other cutting-edge technologies. These advances are creating ne...
AppSecCon 2022 dates
Monday, May 9, 2022 by Freeman Lightner
The Purple Book Community, a community of top security leaders, announced that AppSecCon 2022 will take place May 18-19, 2022. The virtual event is expected to host thousands of leading security professionals from around the world.0
AppSecCon 2022 dates
When: May 18-19, 2022 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. (PT) each day
Where: Virtual Conference, Register Today! Presenta...
Web3 developer ecosystem is accelerating globally
Friday, May 6, 2022 by Richard Harris
Rockaway Blockchain Fund (RBF), a European venture capital firm that invests in digital assets and infrastructure, has highlighted that Web3 developer activity is accelerating globally, with Europe set to become a major hub.
Speaking ahead of the Gateway to Cosmos Conference and Hackathon in Prague, the VC firm outlined how Europe’s presence as a leading tech h...
Blockchain gaming organization partners with Crypto Oasis
Thursday, April 28, 2022 by Richard Harris
GamesCoin Group is a German blockchain gaming organization that has created an ecosystem for a gaming world that is more immersive and boundary-blurring than ever. Its partnership with Crypto Oasis is game-changing and exciting for the Middle Eastern crypto market because blockchain is restructuring the gaming industry, and GamesCoin Group is leading this revolution.
NFT marketplace launches from RMDS Lab
Wednesday, April 27, 2022 by Richard Harris
NFTs have taken the world by storm over the past two years. The word NFT was even selected as Collins Dictionary's word of the year in 2021; however, when we think of NFTs today, we mostly think about digital art, such as collections like Bored Ape Yacht Club and Crypto Punks. These collections' rapid growth was ...
Blockchain venture capital firm invests $110M in startups
Monday, April 18, 2022 by Richard Harris
gumi Cryptos Capital (gCC), the blockchain-focused venture capital firm, has announced the completion of raising its second blockchain-focused early-stage fund on the strength of the performance of its initial $21 million USD gCC Fund I that backed seed stage founders.
Blockchain venture capital firm gumi Cryptos Capital raises $110M to invest in blockchain startups ...
Virtual world predictions for 2022
Wednesday, January 19, 2022 by Freeman Lightner
Paul Dix is the creator of InfluxDB. He has helped build software for startups, large companies, and organizations like Microsoft, Google, McAfee, Thomson Reuters, and Air Force Space Command. He is the series editor for Addison Wesley’s Data & Analytics book and video series. In 2010 Paul wrote the book Service-Oriented Design with Ruby and Rails for Addison ...
Automated testing in 2022
Friday, January 14, 2022 by Richard Harris
Ajay Dawar, Alok Kulkarni, James Isaacs, and Linda Chen from Cyara discuss their 2022 predictions about real-time quality assurance, adopting automated testing, balancing employee experience and innovation, how to deliver innovative customer experiences, why AI won't displace humans for customer support, how enterprises can achieve digital transformation success, an...
Low code trends in 2022
Friday, January 7, 2022 by Christian Hargrave
Venkat Thiruvengadam is among the handful of people who pioneered the public cloud technology more than a decade back. He was an early engineer at Microsoft Azure, the first developer and founding member of Azure’s networking team. He wrote significant parts of the Azure compute and network controller stack where he saw Azure grow from a hundred-odd server to mill...
Cloud provider trends in 2022
Thursday, January 6, 2022 by Brittany Hainzinger
Amir Rapson co-founded vFunction and serves as its CTO, overseeing technology, product, and engineering. Prior to co-founding vFunction in 2017, Amir was GM and VP R&D at WatchDox until its acquisition by Blackberry, where Amir served as a VP of R&D. Prior to WatchDox, Amir held R&D positions at CTERA Networks and at SofaWare (Acquired by Check Point). Amir ...
Mitigating API attacks in 2022
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 by Richard Harris
Nathanael Coffing, co-founder and CSO of Cloudentity, is also a board member. Nathanael has over 20 years of management and architecture experience across identity, security, microservices, and IT domains. Prior to founding Cloudentity, he founded OrchIS.io and helped build numerous technology startups leveraging his experience at Sun, Oracle, Imperva, Washington Mutual...
Intelligence cloud lands from Azul
Monday, December 20, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
Azul announced Azul Intelligence Cloud, a new family of products that apply cloud resources to analyze and optimize Java fleets and provide actionable intelligence. Intelligence Cloud’s first offering, Cloud Native Compiler, brings elasticity to Java JIT compilation, enhancing the performance of Java applications in any computing environment, including microservic...
SaaS company receives $27M in funding
Monday, November 15, 2021 by Christian Hargrave
Swimm announced a $27.6 million Series A funding round to enable engineering teams to create documentation that is always up to date. The round, which brings Swimm's total funding to $33.3 million, was led by New York-based global venture capital and private equity firm Insight Partners, with participation from Dawn Capital, alongside existing seed investors Pitango...
NFT prizes for MegaFans mobile eSports games
Wednesday, November 10, 2021 by Freeman Lightner
MegaFans, a mobile gaming company headquartered in Southern California, announced that they distributed the world's first NFTs (non-fungible tokens), as prizes to players, from a mobile eSports platform. MegaFans announced in October that they would offer NFTs and Cryptocurrency as prizes in their mobile eSports games.
NFT prizes for MegaFans mobile eSports games...
Pasqal receives startup of the year award
Friday, November 5, 2021 by Russ Scritchfield
Pasqal, developers of neutral atom-based quantum technology, announced they were named Startup of the Year by L'Usine Nouvelle, a leading French business news site covering economic and industrial news across industries. L'Usine Nouvelle's awards programs honor innovations, individuals, and projects that aim to solve society's biggest challenges.
Best month for unicorn businesses in America
Monday, November 1, 2021 by Russ Scritchfield
Data from the past 11 years shows that the month of May has the most number of startups attaining the status of unicorn business in America at 47.
In contrast, November is the month which has seen the least number of startup businesses become unicorns in America at 20.
In America, the five industries which produced the most unicorn businesses were: internet softwa...
Hedera Hashgraph ecosystem expands
Monday, September 20, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
The Hedera Governing Council has announced the approval of a plan to allocate 10.7 billion hbars (approximately 20% of total supply), currently worth US $5 billion as of September 16th, 2021, towards the development of the Hedera ecosystem. The resolution was approved at the July 14th Governing Council meeting, at which time the value of the allocation was approximately...
LinuxONE III Express announced by IBM
Thursday, May 6, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
IBM announced IBM LinuxONE III Express, a new enterprise server purpose-built for three specific workloads: startups, x86 consolidation, and the channel. As an off-the-shelf option as an alternative to public cloud, IBM LinuxONE III Express is a single configuration designed to bring enterprise compute to the mid-market, providing our customers with the flexibility of c...
Ryu Games accelerates growth of mobile cash gaming platform
Friday, March 26, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
Ryu Games announced the close of a $2.3 million seed round of funding from Velo Partners, Citta Ventures, MGV Capital, INP Capital, Side Door Ventures, and 500 Startups, which will help further fuel the company's growth. Other investors with deep gaming and cash gaming expertise include Geoff Bough, the former head of Business Development at FanDuel, David Kirk, the...
CircleCI brings privacy enhancements for teams across the enterprise
Monday, February 22, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
CircleCI introduced new platform updates to increase the control, protection, privacy, and confidence of today’s engineering teams.
Business leaders are concerned with the growth of remote-only and its impact on security. In fact, research shows 28 percent of leaders in 2020 were anticipated to prioritize improving application security capabilities ...
Ignite incubator program launched from NEM Ventures
Wednesday, January 27, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
NEM Ventures has announced the launch of the Ignite virtual incubator program, to provide mentoring and financial support for early-stage blockchain startups. Applications are now open to the first cohort of blockchain projects wishing to gain professional support in preparing for commercialization and fundraising rounds, with support from the NEM ecosystem.
New prediction says Blockchain will power web3
Tuesday, January 12, 2021 by Richard Harris
In the coming year, companies will modify their approaches to developing technology and products. The hype of Artificial Intelligence, Microservices, and Low Code – No Code platforms have played out and companies will make adjustments to decrease complexity and increase efficiencies.
Microservices Adoption to Recede in 2021
Microservices will see a decline i...
Persistent memory makes its way into business applications
Tuesday, January 12, 2021 by Richard Harris
In 2021, more businesses will focus on rapidly accelerating and scaling out applications to meet the challenges of digital transformation.
In 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic drove many businesses, especially those in food delivery, eCommerce, logistics, and remote access and collaboration services, to dramatically scale-out and upgrade infrastructure to maintain high app...
Quantum computing in 2021
Monday, January 11, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
Quantum computing is likely to become practical soon, with the capability to break many encryption algorithms. Organizations should plan to upgrade to TLS 1.3 and quantum-safe cryptographic ciphers soon. Big Tech vendors Google and Microsoft will make updates to web browsers, but the server-side is for your organization to review and change. Kick off a Y2 K-li...
App discovery increases coming in 2021
Thursday, January 7, 2021 by Freeman Lightner
COVID-19 has rewritten the rules of user acquisition campaigns for app developers, favoring specific categories of apps, and driving massive boosts in mobile usage and install volume. App marketers have had to pivot in a heartbeat, optimizing their marketing mix, and responding to volatility with very little to guide them. This volatility will not go away in 2021 and ap...
UX predictions for 2021 from CleverTap
Tuesday, January 5, 2021 by Freeman Lightner
Mobile app end-users are dealing with competing messages all day long. In 2021, smart mobile developers will hyper-focus on improving the end-user engagement experience by way of timely, relevant, and attention-grabbing recommendations. To pull this off, they will prioritize building these data-driven functionalities into the backend of their apps so UX never falls to t...
Mobile ads are about to get annoying says Brainium Studios
Tuesday, January 5, 2021 by Freeman Lightner
The new year will usher in a new definition of “mobile” in mobile gaming apps. Currently, mobile gaming apps have been synonymous with gaming on our phones. But, with the non-stop innovation in IoT and the looming promises of 5G, the “mobile” in mobile gaming is about to refer to everything from refrigerators to mirrors to spaceships. Wherev...
Developers and digital transformation speed
Monday, November 23, 2020 by Richard Harris
We are living in challenging and unexpected times. COVID-19 transformed our professional and personal lives in a matter of days. There is a new standard for where we work, where we can go and how we interact with just about everyone. The rapid shift needed to cope with our new normal has fueled a departure from established initiatives, dramatically increasing the rate a...
App Store commission cuts to 15 percent for some
Thursday, November 19, 2020 by Richard Harris
In a move that is echoing througout the dev community, Apple has finally taken mercy on small developers, startups, and others making less than $1,000,000 a year by cutting the commision rate from 30% down to 15%. Accourding to the post made by Apple on their blog, if you are a developer or business earning less than $1M, you just got a raise!
About 28 mil...
Arable Raises $20M to digitize agriculture
Thursday, October 29, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
Arable has just successfully closed a $20M Series B to help digitize and optimize decisions from seed breeding to food production. The round is led by Prelude Ventures, and includes new participation by M2O, AVG’s Nassau Street Ventures, and Tridon, as well as investment from Arable’s existing investors including S2G Ventures, Middleland Capital, Ajax Strate...
CircleCI hits 1 millionth user
Thursday, September 17, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
CircleCI celebrates nine years and the addition of their 1 millionth user to the platform.
“When CircleCI started, CI/CD was a kind of niche, bleeding-edge practice. Now, we’re seeing the market accelerate like never before as companies prioritize automation and continuous delivery systems,” said Jim Rose, CircleCI CEO. “No matter what market ...
Your tech job just laid you off. Now what
Wednesday, June 10, 2020 by Matt Martin
Between March 11th and May 31st more than 600 startups have let nearly 60,000 employees go, according to Layoffs.fyi. If you’re among those, my sincere condolences. This guide should help you avoid some common pitfalls and help you get back on your feet as quickly as possible.
If you’re still employed, now is a good time to get a game-plan together for wh...
CircleCI updates platform to enhance speed and efficiency
Wednesday, May 27, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
CircleCI announced updates to its continuous integration and continuous delivery platform that will help developers build, test and deploy code faster and with ease. The updates include an enhanced web user interface, new insights capabilities, and upgrades to convenience images, CircleCI’s fleet of pre-packaged Docker images.
These additions come on the heels ...
Clubhouse user increase surpasses 100k
Wednesday, April 1, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
Clubhouse announced that its registered user base has increased from 30,000 to 100,000 since September 2019. Customers include the fastest-growing organizations like Dataiku, Glitch, LaunchDarkly and Scale AI.
Software project management tools are either too simple and do not scale as teams grow or they are overly complex to the point where the only choice is to adop...