Web3 map app to launch from Illust and partners
Thursday, March 16, 2023 by Freeman Lightner
Illust is proud to announce a partnership with BUIDL Week and the ETHDenver Web3 Festival (along with amazing artists, DAOs, local businesses, and musicians), to produce the very first official web3 city map of Denver. This revolutionary "application" will feature a channel for Denver designed to capture its history, culture, and inhabitants. Newcome...
In game audio ads platform Odeeo sees growth in active users
Wednesday, March 15, 2023 by Freeman Lightner
Odeeo, the global audio ads in games platform has recorded 300% year-on-year revenue and daily active user (DAU) growth in 2022, and served over a billion ads, with 10B ad opportunities created.
Odeeo connects advertisers to the world's 2.9B mobile gamers. Its record growth is driven by its technical innovation and its timely exploitation of the burgeoning audio ...
6 ways to overcome DevOps complexity and prepare for 2023
Thursday, March 9, 2023 by Prashanth Nanjundappa
As we venture into 2023, the DevOps community finds itself in a whole new world of complexity. So many modern application deployments have moved from on-premise to the cloud and to the edge with devices like set-up boxes, train signaling equipment, cameras, POS, and self-driven vehicles with data being available at blazing 5G speeds.
Remote employees use business app...
OpenCP extension launched from Civo
Monday, February 27, 2023 by Freeman Lightner
Civo has announced the launch of "OpenCP", a new open-source extension to kubectl. OpenCP provides a framework to build additional functionality on top of kubectl, the widely-used Kubernetes command-line tool, to allow it to be used to control cloud services beyond just Kubernetes. Civo's vision for OpenCP was laid out for the first time at Civo Navig...
AI storytelling tool Tome reaches 1M users
Monday, February 27, 2023 by Richard Harris
Tome, the AI-powered storytelling format that turns your ideas into visually compelling narratives, announced the close of a $43 million Series B funding round led by Lightspeed Venture Partners. Existing investors Coatue, Greylock Partners, Audacious Ventures, and Wing Venture Capital also participated in the round, as well as new investor 8VC and angel investors ...
App development to improve with insights from behavioral data
Tuesday, January 31, 2023 by Richard Harris
One of the most exciting developments in 2022 was the introduction of Data Creation as an approach. This is the process of intentionally creating data to power AI and advanced data applications, as opposed to data exhaust, which is the byproduct of data emitted from existing systems.
Organizations will seek to build better apps with granular insights from behavioral ...
VCs will fly to quality in 2023
Tuesday, January 24, 2023 by Richard Harris
Andrew Lau, CEO, and co-founder of Jellyfish discusses his predictions for VCs in 2023, including why the days of easy money and endless budgets will come to an end, how the doors are opening for startups to recruit talent that has long been out of reach, and that firms will be deploying heavily once more by the second half of 2023.
VCs will fly to qua...
Remote work is opening the door for global outsourcing
Monday, January 16, 2023 by Brittany Hainzinger
Daniel Todd from Influence Mobile shares his 2023 predictions including how remote work is opening the door for global outsourcing, what the benefits of global outsourcing include, why brand loyalty will decline with the increased popularity of reward apps, how their flagship app Rewarded Play, allows users to earn 20 percent back on average, and much more.
The halo will fall from DevOps in 2023
Saturday, January 14, 2023 by Richard Harris
Wing To shares his 2023 DevOps predictions, including the rise of Green DevOps and sustainability, how AI will improve automation and be a competitive advantage for DevOps, how fake agile will deliver poor results, and explains what leaders should focus on for agile in 2023.
The halo will fall from DevOps in 2023
For the past few years, the adoption of DevOps...
Why leaders should not fear layoffs in 2023
Friday, January 13, 2023 by Richard Harris
Peter Pezaris from New Relic discusses his predictions for 2023, including why leaders should not fear layoffs, why we will see renewed investments by the end of 2023, how FOMO will unleash venture capital funding, and why founders should foster a network of VC insiders and entrepreneurs to get insights and perspectives.
Leaders should not fear layoffs
Over 40 percent of DeFi token pairs may be fraudulent
Tuesday, December 27, 2022 by Richard Harris
Rome Blockchain Labs (RBL) has released new research showing that many token pairs on decentralized exchanges (DEXs) may be fraudulent or duplicates. Using its data service, RBL Net, the team analyzed data on over 1,000,000 pairs on Uniswap (ETH) and PancakeSwap (BNB).
In light of the many marketplace crashes and burgeoning fear in the marketplace, due to scandals li...
TrueNAS R30 launches from iXsystems
Friday, December 23, 2022 by Freeman Lightner
iXsystems, the company behind TrueNAS, has announced the RELEASE of TrueNAS SCALE 22.12 "Bluefin", the second major version of TrueNAS SCALE and the industry’s most powerful open source hyper-converged storage OS. Developed in true open source fashion alongside the hundreds of thousands of members in the TrueNAS Community, this storage software release f...
Why SonarSource is growing so much
Thursday, December 22, 2022 by Freeman Lightner
SonarSource announced record growth in developer and enterprise customer adoption. With a 43% growth in its user base, SonarSource supports more than 400,000 organizations and seven million users. The Sonar solution leads the industry with total analyzed code, which now tops more than half a trillion lines of code for organizations across the world. By adding 5,000...
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...
EuroSTAR Software Testing Conference 2023 speaker lineup
Monday, December 19, 2022 by Brittany Hainzinger
The EuroSTAR Software Testing Conference, created in 1993, has grown to be Europe's largest gathering of software testers. Thirty editions of the EuroSTAR conference have been hosted in 16 different cities. In 2023 it will be held at Flanders Convention Center, Antwerp Zoo in Belgium, 13-16 June 2023.
Software Development is a Social Activity is the theme for Eur...
Zero trust policies for software releases could be key
Thursday, December 8, 2022 by Gopinath Rebala
Today’s integrated DevOps methodology offers businesses the promise of accelerating innovation by providing customers and employees with new application capabilities faster. However, this approach can also increase risks associated with cybercrime and the failure to comply with rapidly evolving privacy regulations. As a result, minimizing security risk during the ...
iOS file translation feature released from Nitro
Friday, December 2, 2022 by Freeman Lightner
Translation and localization services provider Alconost announces the rollout of the iOS .strings file translation with Nitro, the company's human-powered translation platform that supports over 70 languages.
This new feature allows mobile app developers and localization managers to translate their iOS files quickly and with ease. There is no need to use converte...
Vacation rental software solution Lodgify lands $30M
Monday, November 28, 2022 by Freeman Lightner
Vacation rental software startup Lodgify has secured $30 million in Series B funding. The investment round was led by Octopus Ventures with participation from Bonsai Partners, Aldea Ventures and ICF (Institut Català de Finances) as well as existing investors, Intermedia Vermögensverwaltung and Nauta Capital.
Lodgify will use the funds to acceler...
AI created milk chocolate that pleases all
Monday, November 7, 2022 by Richard Harris
To fulfill people’s needs and respond to growing health challenges the milk chocolate of the future was created with a unique milk powder solution. "The Bar" is a milk chocolate landscape that combines all the changing preferences of people’s cravings while having 30% less sugar.
Milk being the core ingredient of chocolate, a Finnish dairy,...
Casual gaming could get disrupted by social design
Tuesday, November 1, 2022 by Freeman Lightner
Turkish mobile games studio Magic Games has raised more than $5 million in seed funding led by Makers Fund, with participation by Firat Ileri, and Hummingbird Ventures. Founded by former Peak Games leaders Cagri Ozturk, Ruya Celikcan, and Mert Kasar, and joined by senior industry leaders Murat Ozcelik, Anil Sert, and Orhan Tuc, the team draws from deep experience creati...
Cardano gets largest upgrade in 5 years
Wednesday, October 19, 2022 by Richard Harris
The research and software development company behind Cardano, Input Output Global (IOG), has confirmed that it had last night, along with the Cardano Foundation technical team, successfully applied the much-anticipated ‘Vasil’ upgrade to the Cardano mainnet. The upgrade is set to bring increased network capacity, richer applications, and faster transactions ...
$50M in funding raised by Theorycraft Games
Wednesday, October 19, 2022 by Brittany Hainzinger
Theorycraft Games has announced an additional $50 million raised in Series B funding, led by Makers Fund with participation from NEA and a16z. Theorycraft Games will use this raise to continue building out the most talent-dense team in games and to ensure they can keep making deep, 10,000-hour games that are just better when played with friends, like the company’s...
Switching to a 4 day work week
Wednesday, October 12, 2022 by Richard Harris
Employees have increasingly voiced the value of their work-life balance throughout the past few years, and with Americans quitting their jobs at staggering rates, it’s becoming increasingly clear that employers will need to listen if they want to retain top talent. According to Gartner, a shortened workweek is the most-wanted recruitment and retention strategy by ...
ADAS technology driving the automotive software market
Monday, September 26, 2022 by Freeman Lightner
Diverse industries strive to adapt as quickly as possible to the rapid transition to digital technology. Software and mobile applications have made things so straightforward and practical that business owners may maximize their use of them. Automotive software is a set of programmable data instructions for executing computer-based in-vehicle applications. Automotive sof...
Idle Miner Tycoon game passes 150M downloads
Monday, September 12, 2022 by Richard Harris
Idle Miner Tycoon has reached a new milestone in its storied history. The title, which revolutionized the idle genre upon its release in 2016, has officially surpassed the 150 million download threshold. The downloads represent the accumulated totals from both the Google Play Store and Apple App Store and demonstrate the title’s impressive longevity in an inc...
Web3 and NFTs are just the beginning of a vast metaverse says Wursta
Wednesday, September 7, 2022 by Richard Harris
Alex Wykoff, Director of Product, Web3 at WRST Collabs talks all about Wursta and their web3 team, why they chose to enter the NFT realm, how NFTs ignite brand engagement, what that process looks like, and the different ways brands will leverage web3. Wykoff also shares how society is starting to become more comfortable with NFTs, different ways...
Gaming website launches from Swifty
Wednesday, September 7, 2022 by Brittany Hainzinger
Swifty has soft-launched its gaming site. The site offers all major sporting events including pre-match and in-play bets across 90% of the global market and it will offer more than 200 casino games. Leveraging over 150 years of industry knowledge and experience gained by acquiring top international agents and traders to manage and grow the Swifty Gaming sportsbook and c...
Record breaking quarter for Armory amidst tech slowdown
Monday, August 29, 2022 by Freeman Lightner
Armory, the continuous deployment (CD) company empowering development teams to easily, reliably, safely, and continuously deploy software at any scale, has highlighted the company’s record-breaking second quarter, which included product innovation, global expansion, revenue, and customer growth as well as continued 100% customer retention.
"To have a recor...
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...
The value of BizDevSecOps for developers
Friday, August 26, 2022 by Richard Harris
Gregg Ostrowski serves as the Executive CTO at AppDynamics, part of Cisco. In this Q&A, he goes in-depth on the value of BizDevSecOps for developers, including how it helps break down silos and build bridges among business, security, developer, and operations teams. Gregg highlights how the framework evolved from DevOps and DevSecOps, as well as why it is ...
$3M in funding secured by W3 Storage Lab
Thursday, August 25, 2022 by Brittany Hainzinger
W3 Storage Lab has announced that it closed a pre-seed financing round of $3M. The round was co-led by Draper Dragon and OKX Blockdream Ventures with major participation from Lingfeng Capital and participation from other investors. Proceeds from the round will be used to grow its global team and fund operations.
W3 Storage Lab has co-developed a next-generation distr...
Its not NFTs people want its ownership
Thursday, August 25, 2022 by Richard Harris
Sami Khan, the co-founder, and CEO of Atlas Reality chatted with us about his journey from an App Marketer to where he is currently, all about ATLAS: EARTH, and how it pairs a mobile-first game world where players can buy land right where they live. We also asked Khan about how the inspiration for the game was derived, what his vision and mission entail for Atlas, ...
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.
Traceable AI and ArmorCode integration
Wednesday, August 24, 2022 by Brittany Hainzinger
ArmorCode has announced an integration with Traceable AI which will bring its data into the ArmorCode platform and improve Application Security Posture from code to cloud.
To move at the speed of business, modern applications are increasingly powered by APIs to deliver functionality. The challenge is that each new API must be secured and as the number of APIs in...