Game Developers Conference 2022
Tuesday, March 22, 2022 by Richard Harris
The 2022 Game Developers Conference (GDC), the world’s longest-running event for professionals dedicated to the art and science of making games, begins its 36th edition today, in person at the Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco. The week-long conference, which also includes a virtual component, will feature more than 200 exhibitors, over 1,000 speakers, an...
How accurate are the self attributing network install numbers
Monday, February 14, 2022 by Malachi Dunn
The integrity of your media mix is a big deal in a rapidly growing advertising ecosystem. Knowing where your users are coming from (a.k.a. third-party attribution) is a new animal, and not many know exactly how to accredit ad spend to attributed traffic.
What is a Self-Attributing Network?
A SAN, or Self-Attributing Network, is an ad network that attributes its tr...
NFT Super Bowl prop bets
Friday, February 11, 2022 by Richard Harris
For publicity, bookies often provide odds (prop bets) for featured Super Bowl events that are predetermined, such as the halftime show and commercials.
Cryptocurrency and NFT Super Bowl prop bets
Odds for these "entertainment" events surrounding the game are set by oddsmakers despite the understanding that small groups of people who work on these pr...
Metaverse video chat app from Bunch
Thursday, February 10, 2022 by Brittany Hainzinger
Since we started Bunch in late 2017, our vision has always been to build a real-time social network where people come together when they are physically apart and move from experience to experience. And, in our view, the most fun experience to share with friends, is to play games together!
Recapping the past few years
In the past few years, we have seen this v...
DeFi platform expands into the NFT space
Monday, December 20, 2021 by Richard Harris
Umbria Network has augmented its position in the NFT space with its second phase of partnerships.
The protocol has introduced its novel Narni cross-chain liquidity bridge to a wider NFT audience via collaborations with innovative projects that are minting and selling on the Polygon blockchain. When buying NFTs on a Polygon marketplace such as OpenSea, users must brid...
Metaverse experience from the Billionaire Zombies Club
Friday, December 17, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
The Billionaire Zombies Club has released its official white paper, a preview of their upcoming metaverse experience, and has empowered their community to mint "Skeleton King" NFTs which will eventually have DAO Governance and significant ingame utility. As of this writing, the BZC Collections across Open Sea have aggregated more than 600 ETH in volu...
Most searched NFTs of 2021
Tuesday, November 2, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
Everything went digital last year, including art. Throughout 2021 interest in non-fungible tokens (NFTs) increased dramatically, with many celebrities and artists releasing their own series of virtual work.
The influx of interest has caused the cost of NFTs to skyrocket and this year the most expensive of all time were sold, demonstrating serious investor appetite. O...
SnykCon 2021 event lineup
Friday, September 24, 2021 by Randall Degges
We're only a few weeks away from SnykCon 2021, Snyk's free annual developer conference that helps you learn how to build applications securely running October 5-7. We have a packed agenda full of expert talks, hands-on workshops, helpful demos, product roadmaps, opportunities to interact with some of the smartest speakers and leaders of developer security i...
Virtual PrivacyCon 2021
Tuesday, July 27, 2021 by Freeman Lightner
The Federal Trade Commission will host PrivacyCon 2021 to examine the latest research and trends related to consumer privacy and data security.
Virtual PrivacyCon 2021
Tuesday, July 27, 2021, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. ET
The event will be held online. A link to view PrivacyCon will be posted the morning of the event to ftc.gov and the eve...
Investing in Bitcoin by baby boomers and Gen X
Thursday, February 25, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
Baby boomers and Gen X are piling into Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, affirms the CEO of one of the world’s largest independent financial advisory and fintech organizations.
The observation from Nigel Green, the chief executive and founder of deVere Group comes from a global poll of clients aged over 55 found that 70% of those surveyed are already invested...
Blockchain social network offers Trump free lifetime membership
Monday, January 11, 2021 by Freeman Lightner
On Monday, the two founders of Dream-Real.com, a new global social network built on the Blockchain, will formally offer President Donald Trump a free, lifetime membership to the international platform.
Blockchain social network offers Trump free lifetime membership
Their offer is in response to Twitter and a host of other platforms banning not only the ...
Low code tool adoption to increase in 2021 Infragistics predicts
Wednesday, January 6, 2021 by Richard Harris
Driven in part by COVID-19, the continued rapid pace of digital transformation across enterprises is creating enormous innovation opportunities while at the same time significantly increasing demand on IT to deliver new mobile application experiences.
Development teams were already seeing overloaded backlogs in 2020 and we predict that in 2021 more organizations will...
Businesses and end users experiencing app fatigue
Thursday, June 18, 2020 by Glenn Gruber
When I began drafting this article, it was before COVID-19 really took hold and spurred the “2 years of digital transformation in 2 months”, as Microsoft’s Satya Nadella has said. With that context, everything that I believed was amplified 100x. The lasting effects of the pandemic are going to change the way that many businesses operate, where we work ...
GDC 2020 virtual awards and talk schedule
Thursday, March 12, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
The organizers of the Game Developers Conference (GDC) announced plans to stream talks during the week GDC 2020 would have taken place, March 16-20.
Thanks to submissions from many of the original speakers who had talks accepted for GDC 2020, organizers will be streaming speaker-recorded versions of the talks they would have given in person, for free all week (from 9...
Coronavirus takes down GDC and is impacting SXSW, is E3 next
Thursday, March 5, 2020 by Stuart Parkerson
San Francisco and the tech industry felt trembles and it wasn’t an earthquake or Godzilla, it was Coronavirus flexing its muscle as the leadership at GDC announced at the end of last week that they were postponing the weeklong Game Developers Conference indefinitely, which was scheduled to kick off March 16. That means that over 30,000 people won’t be attend...
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...
PostCon 2019 takeaways
Thursday, October 3, 2019 by Richard Harris
API developers came from silicon valley and beyond to attend the second annual POST/CON 2019 event, which has now passed. Postman users and customer presenters have shared their biggest take-ways (pasted below). The event was very successful for hundreds of attendees that work in API development offering an opportunity to learn first-hand how other enterprises and Postm...
Independent Games Festival 2020 now accepting submissions
Wednesday, July 31, 2019 by Richard Harris
Informa Tech, the organizers of the Game Developers Conference (GDC) 2020, are now accepting submissions to present lectures, roundtables, and panels for the Core Concepts part of the event, taking place from Wednesday through Friday of the GDC week.
Proposals will be open from now until Thursday, August 15th at 11:59 PM PT. GDC 2020 marks the 34th edition of the con...
Blockchain based private messenger surfaces from ODIN
Tuesday, June 11, 2019 by Richard Harris
ODIN Blockchain is a platform enabling users to fully control their privacy. This claim is proven by the recent launch of ODIN.CHAT, the flagship ODIN Blockchain mobile app. ODIN.CHAT is launched in advance of upcoming ODIN products and services which enable users to privately communicate, whilst benefiting from innovative blockchain-related features on ODIN.
Salesforce and Tableau software become one
Tuesday, June 11, 2019 by Richard Harris
Salesforce has said it will buy Tableau Software for $15.7 billion in an all-stock deal, making it the largest acquisition in the history of the company. This is more than double the $6.5 billion the San Francisco-based cloud giant paid for MuleSoft last year.
Salesforce will use the acquisition to double down on business intelligence through powerful new data...
App ads.txt and developer responsibility
Tuesday, June 4, 2019 by Amit Halperin
As the industry continues its effort to clean up the supply chain, in-app is next in line to adopt ads.txt. By all accounts, ads.txt adoption was a widespread success on the web, with 75% of all web publishers implementing the file since the IAB released it in May 2017. As more budgets move to in-app placements, the IAB is hoping to see the same success with app-ads.txt...
Twitter teams up with MoPub
Thursday, May 30, 2019 by Brittany Hainzinger
Back in March, Twitter shared how MoPub’s impression-level revenue data will enable mobile app publishers to understand true ads lifetime value (LTV) of users, which allows UA teams to better optimize paid user acquisition. Now, we’re extremely excited to announce the offering of this mission-critical solution to our full-platform publishers. Publishers will...
GDPR report after one year
Wednesday, May 8, 2019 by Richard Harris
Data protection and privacy has always been important, but with the implementation of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation, companies are now thinking about it differently and are more critical of how they secure their data - especially as it pertains to sensitive and Personally Identifiable Information (PII).
With the one-year anniversary of...
The best places to market your app listed in new report from AppsFlyer
Monday, March 25, 2019 by Richard Harris
AppsFlyer released its latest Performance Index as well as insights highlighting the rapid growth of key platforms and advertising sources beyond Facebook and Google.
Among the networks to see the biggest changes was Snap, which rose to third place in the overall non-gaming ranking for Western Europe. Looking toward the rest of the app install market beyond Facebook ...
The benefits of single page applications as Adobe sees it
Thursday, January 10, 2019 by Gabriel Walt
Most people currently use a SPA every day without realizing it. Google Maps, Twitter, and Gmail are just a few examples of the abundance of SPAs in use today. While SPAs have been around for a while, technology advances have caused interest in them to soar over the past couple of years. Still, some misconceptions exist about the technology, many based on limitations in ...
No code platform Kintone now integrates with Microsoft Flow
Thursday, December 13, 2018 by Richard Harris
The ability to incorporate data from key applications, such as Office 365 Outlook, Twitter and DocuSign, is critical to providing a secure, centralized repository of information that can be used to equip teams to respond more quickly to business issues through enterprise-wide collaboration.
To help, Kintone, the provider of a no-code application development platform ...
Get your hyperlocal news fix with the Patch
Wednesday, November 21, 2018 by Richard Harris
Patch has launched a new app for iOS and Android. The Patch app allows users to subscribe to a personalized newsfeed from multiple cities and towns across the U.S. Following a soft launch earlier this year, the app already has over 233,000 downloads and averages a 4.5-star rating on both the Apple and Android app stores.
“Everyone has a different idea of ...
Twitter and KaiOS take on KaiOSpowered smart feature phones
Wednesday, November 21, 2018 by Joyce Shen
Imagine you’re a seasoned designer for smartphones working with ever-expanding resources, including memory, CPU speed, and screen resolution. Then, one day, your manager gives you an assignment to work on a device that has less of all this and doesn’t even have a touchscreen!
This is what happened to some of the designers at Twitter and KaiOS, all of whom...
More companies want fairness to open source license enforcement
Monday, November 12, 2018 by Richard Harris
Red Hat, Inc. has announced that Adobe, Alibaba, Amadeus, Ant Financial, Atlassian, Atos, AT&T, Bandwidth, Etsy, GitHub, Hitachi, NVIDIA, Oath, Renesas, Tencent, and Twitter have joined an ongoing industry effort to combat harsh tactics in open source license enforcement by adopting the GPL Cooperation Commitment. By making this commitment, these 16 corporate leader...
Container security considerations for developers
Monday, October 29, 2018 by Richard Harris
On the path to a secure digital business, secure service containers bring the best of agility and security to development teams – a growing concern for companies from startups to the Fortune 500. By moving the security concern out of the application layer into an encompassing container platform, one provides a very elegant solution to significantly reduced attack ...
Single Page Application security help
Tuesday, October 23, 2018 by Richard Harris
Single-page applications, or SPAs, are web apps that load a single HTML page and dynamically update that page as the user interacts with the app. Their origins are unclear but the concept was discussed as early as 2003 according to the archives on Wiki. SPAs use AJAX and HTML5 to create fluid and responsive Web apps, without constant page reloads - that literally means,...
GitHub Actions and other announcements from GitHub Universe
Wednesday, October 17, 2018 by Richard Harris
GitHub, the soon to be acquired by Microsoft company, has always been known for its source code repository capabilities for developers. But why just store the code on a platform when you can run it too?
At its annual developer conference, GitHub Universe, they announced Actions, which is essentially a way to help automate your development workflows. Actions use...
Better programmatic ads and fraud protection come from YouAppi upgrade
Wednesday, August 1, 2018 by Richard Harris
YouAppi, a growth marketing platform for premium mobile brands, just announced upgrades to its 360 Platform, initially launched last year. The 360 Platform hopes to address five critical needs for today’s marketers: user acquisition, brand video, rewarded video, re-engagement and social media.
Moshe Vaknin, CEO of Youappi had this to say; &ldquo...
How feature flags saved my marriage
Thursday, July 19, 2018 by Ronit Belson
A year ago, I decided to finally make the switch from an average car to a smart car. My “excuse” for spending more than $80K on a car was Tesla’s main feature, autonomous drive. This would make my 80 mile daily round-trip commute bearable. Eventually, I decided to bite the “price tag bullet” and invest in the autonomous driving car so I cou...
Game streaming and the live streaming movement according to LiveCamp
Friday, July 13, 2018 by Richard Harris
Betaworks launched their 4th accelerator program, LiveCamp, which is now accepting submissions. This year, Camp will focus on companies looking to advance the "live" participation gaming and streaming ecosystem.
Here's how it works. Betaworks will choose 5-10 companies to build into culturally significant brands, similar to what they've ...