Gen AI hype will compress in 2024 says DataStax
Wednesday, December 20, 2023 by Richard Harris
There will be a next-level renaissance around open data and open source when it comes to generative AI.
We have gone from the open source being software you can download for free to "knowing what would know what's in your food". People are severely freaked out about the privacy aspect of GenAI. They worry they have lost their privacy and are unsur...
Free GPS Tracking app for kids this Halloween
Monday, October 30, 2023 by Richard Harris
Halloween is just around the corner, a time of year when children dress up in their favorite costumes and roam the neighborhoods in search of treats. While this festival is filled with fun and excitement, it also comes with concerns for parents about their children's safety. Recognizing the importance of this, Chirp GPS, the renowned tracking app, has stepped up in ...
Automated staking pools on Filecoin opened by GLIF
Wednesday, May 10, 2023 by Brittany Hainzinger
GLIF announced the opening of Infinity Pool, the non-custodial, fully-automated staking pools on Filecoin. Trusted contributors to the ecosystem, GLIF has been advancing key network milestones for Filecoin since 2018, which include running the recommended wallet and multisig used by Protocol Labs and the Filecoin Foundation; running and maintaining Filecoin recomme...
Will automation replace developers
Monday, April 24, 2023 by Richard Harris
Richard Whitehead discusses automation, the steps your organization can take to implement autonomous processes and the main barriers companies face, what role full and partial automation will play in the future, some critical skills IT managers need to have when working with automation, how you can improve availability and support with AIOps, and more below.
ADM: Do ...
Ransomware prevention platform ProLion sees large increase in revenue
Monday, October 24, 2022 by Freeman Lightner
ProLion has recorded an 80 percent increase in revenue for FY2022, driven by the addition of over 250 new customers worldwide. The uplift has been driven by demand for its ransomware protection solution CryptoSpike, which has soared as a result of the rise in ransomware and ransomware-as-a-service attacks.
The company also reported a renewal rate of 89...
ClickHouse Cloud beta released on AWS
Friday, October 21, 2022 by Freeman Lightner
ClickHouse, Inc. has announced the launch of ClickHouse Cloud, a lightning-fast cloud-based database that simplifies and accelerates insights and analytics for modern digital enterprises. With no infrastructure to manage, ClickHouse Cloud architecture decouples storage and compute and scales automatically to accommodate modern workloads, so users do not have to size and...
Supercell increases stakes in Space Ape Games
Thursday, August 4, 2022 by Richard Harris
Supercell has invested an additional $37M to acquire a larger stake in mobile game developer and publisher Space Ape Games increasing its stake in the London studio from 62.6% to 75%. This is on top of their original $56.6M investment from 2017. They have also extended their line of credit by a further $50M, bringing Supercell’s total debt and equity inv...
IP blocking warning when preventing click fraud
Friday, July 29, 2022 by Freeman Lightner
Click fraud is a massive problem, stealing tens of billions of dollars from advertisers every year. The fraudsters responsible for this crime include technically savvy website owners, transnational organized crime gangs, and even Nasdaq-listed multinationals.
The scam works like this: criminals create websites, and contact advertising networks like Microsoft Ads to r...
Building mentally fit workforces with Pulse
Tuesday, July 26, 2022 by Brittany Hainzinger
New Gallup findings from their latest annual global update determined, among other ominous results, that stress, sadness, and worry have all inched higher worldwide pushing Gallup's Negative Experience Index to yet another new high. Our career lives are certainly suffering in kind.
New ‘Pulse’ app helps build a more menta...
Triller calls on US gov to ban TikTok
Tuesday, July 19, 2022 by Freeman Lightner
Triller calls on CFIUS, President Joe Biden, Congress the Department Of Defense to ban TikTok calling it the largest security threat to America today in an open letter by CEO and Chairman of Triller Mahi De Silva.
As the CEO of a global company whose mission is to help creators take control of their destiny in the creator economy, leveraging transformative adaptive t...
Hacking phones worry us the most
Thursday, July 14, 2022 by Freeman Lightner
Search results for 'smart appliances' have increased by 300% as people are becoming reliant on devices that promise to make their life easier.
Alarmingly, a recent report by Which revealed that a home with smart gadgets could be vulnerable to 12,000 hacking attacks in a single week.
Intrigued by this, BespokeSoftwareSolutions utilized the online analy...
Google Maps API updates include styling boundaries
Friday, July 1, 2022 by Richard Harris
Displaying data through maps enables you to communicate key information to your users in a more visually engaging and intuitive way. One way to do this is by utilizing polygons to highlight regions and data. Many of you have told us that purchasing, updating, and maintaining your own boundary data to style polygons and create choropleth maps is expensive and takes a lot...
SKAdNetwork and Private Relay quasi-VPN
Thursday, June 30, 2022 by Nathan Darst
During Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) 2020 and 2021, Apple came out with major updates to privacy that impacted mobile marketers for years to come in the iOS space. It’s no surprise everyone was waiting with bated breath to see where Apple would take us with WWDC 2022 announcements around iOS 16. While there were certainly going to be some...
UFC fighter to be paid in Bitcoin
Tuesday, March 22, 2022 by Freeman Lightner
The #8-ranked UFC flyweight fighter Matheus Nicolau penned a deal to receive his future fight earnings in Bitcoin through the payroll service, Bitwage, on March 21st, 2022. Nicolau is the first Latin American UFC athlete to take a paycheck in Bitcoin.
"I'm thrilled to be receiving my earnings in Bitcoin,” Nicolau stated. "As an athlete, I work har...
Synthetic data platform upgrades from MOSTLY AI
Wednesday, November 3, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
MOSTLY AI, which pioneered the creation of AI-generated synthetic data, launched an upgrade to its platform MOSTLY AI 2.0, the synthetic data platform that can automatically synthesize complex data structures, making it ideal also for software testing. MOSTLY AI 2.0 can be implemented on-premise or in a private cloud and adapts to different data structures of the compan...
Alexa Connect Kit SDK lands from Amazon
Wednesday, October 27, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
Amazon has announced Alexa Connect Kit SDK (ACK SDK), a software package that enables Original Design Manufacturers (ODMs) and System Integrators (SIs) to build their own ACK-based modules and differentiated Alexa-compatible smart device solutions without having to worry about managing cloud services, building an app, or writing an Alexa skill. Since the launch of ...
Why an App is Teslas CX weapon
Monday, May 17, 2021 by Richard Harris
Recently General Motors announced that the company wants to end production of all diesel and gasoline-powered cars, trucks, and SUVs by 2035 and shift its entire new fleet to electric vehicles. Now, with GM trying to be as green as Tesla, eyeing the automotive maker as a key competitor, what will it take to win out? A superior app, explains Subrah Iyar, former founder o...
Sonatype implements Applitools to ensure app quality
Friday, March 12, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
Sonatype was in search of a solution to prevent visual bugs across the variety of operating systems and browsers supported by the Nexus platform.
After implementing Applitools, the engineering team can solely focus on delivering value, while Applitools uncovers countless unexpected changes before code ever leaves development.
Moving forward, Sonatype will deploy a...
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...
Cloud and the future of work
Saturday, January 9, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
Transformation is inevitable. CDOs who can build a factory of data products and bring value in digital transformation to their shifting businesses will be heroes. They will be the people who extend an olive branch to technical audiences because data products cannot be built without technical support. The CDO will have a dual role in their company, fostering a good relat...
Serve images in next-gen formats as the browser war rages on
Wednesday, December 2, 2020 by Richard Harris
The browser wars are far from over, with an invisible battle going on underneath the hood every time we access a website - the victims are innovation and customer satisfaction.
That biggest battle is the fight over the next-gen file formats and codecs for images and videos, the key elements that make up any modern online experience, and most web traffic today. Despit...
Testing with feature flags: 5 steps to get started
Monday, September 14, 2020 by Talia Nassi
With the growing popularity of feature flags in the software development industry, many organizations are wondering how to start using them. As the saying goes, “imitation is the sincerest form of flattery,” so the best way to learn how to use feature flags is to look at how other organizations have successfully evolved their continuous delivery system to in...
Being careful about 3rd party APIs
Monday, August 24, 2020 by Ameya Talwalkar
Over the past couple of years, we’ve seen a marked shift in the nature of API traffic from being largely driven by human actions to be increasingly machine-driven. While it used to take a human to click something on a website to trigger an API call and response, there are now sites and apps where upwards of 98% of total traffic is the result of bots -- some legiti...
Freedom and Growth plans for Kubernetes from Platform9 lands
Tuesday, March 17, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
Platform9 announced the availability of new Freedom and Growth plans for their Platform9 Managed Kubernetes (PMK) Service. Users can sign up online for free with the Freedom plan and instantly deploy Kubernetes clusters of up to 20 nodes (800 vCPU’s). The Growth plan starts under $500/month, including an option for month-to-month payments, and provides 99.9% SLA a...
Serverless computing benefits with Tejas Gadhia from Zoho
Monday, November 11, 2019 by Richard Harris
Serverless computing has changed the way apps and services are both built and consumed. With the recent rollout of its serverless platform, Catalyst, Zoho aims to take that a step further thanks to a unified technology stack and underlying framework built over the course of the past two decades. Developers understand that serverless computing eliminates the need to mana...
The making of flight concierge app AHOY
Wednesday, October 16, 2019 by Richard Harris
Invent a solution to your own problem. That's what Sylvia Brune thought to herself while working for a start-up fund & accelerator in Africa, travelling around the continent, investing in start-ups. She thought the business travel experience was broken, especially when plans change a lot. Sylvia set out to fix it by offering business travellers the option to boo...
Self serve AI platform has launched
Monday, May 20, 2019 by Richard Harris
Xnor.ai has launched AI2GO, a self-serve platform that enables developers, device creators and companies to build smart, edge-based solutions without training or background in AI. AI2GO is available now and contains more than a hundred fully-trained models optimized to run on resource-constrained devices such as mobile devices, wearables, smart cameras, remote sens...
5 rules of monetizing like a mobile game developer
Wednesday, January 9, 2019 by Sean Webster
Mobile game developers are some of the most successful monetizers and marketers in recent history. Need proof? Mobile gaming revenue accounted for nearly 82% of all app revenue in 2017 and will surpass $100 billion by 2021.
The formula for success for mobile game developers is simple: easy payments, a finely-tuned monetization strategy, and great customer support. Bu...
Get more app advertising revenue with header bidding advertisements
Monday, December 3, 2018 by Saurabh Bhatia
An app publisher deciding to monetize using advertisements is making the smart choice is indicated by a recent study that says 76% of all mobile app revenues come from ads. Another factor boosting the advertising potential of apps is the time spent by users in-app. This has made apps the most effective channel to engage users which has enticed advertisers to direct thei...
5 app development tips to help you avoid disaster
Wednesday, November 28, 2018 by Joe Hanson
Mobile app development: it’s easy and straightforward in the lab, but once your app is deployed to the wild, all bets are off. You need to deliver seamless, fast experiences for users on low-powered devices, in any number of network environments.
When it comes to building mobile apps, uncontrollable user behavior can lead you down the path to death by 1000 pape...
Why Citus Data is donating 1 percent equity to PostgreSQL foundations
Monday, November 26, 2018 by Richard Harris
The distribution model for databases is shifting to the cloud. With this shift, the economics of open source communities are changing. One of the most important issues in modern software is building sustainable open source models in the age of the cloud.
A challenge with being an independent open source project, however, is financial. The PostgreSQL community is comm...
US tech companies with customers in Europe should worry about Brexit
Friday, November 16, 2018 by Shane Nolan
The terms of the impending exit of the UK from the European Union have yet to be resolved, which leaves many American software companies doing business in the EU in a state of confusion. With March 29, 2019, looming - the official date of withdrawal - the chance of a "hard" Brexit increases, in which the UK fully leaves the European Union and its taxes and tra...
Making apps by collaborating and sharing the profits
Monday, September 24, 2018 by Richard Harris
Everyone has a project idea but most of them never go anywhere because getting all of the resources together to pull it off seems monumental. You might be a developer, but your not a designer. Or you might be a good marketer, but you have no sense of business.
For the past 12 months Crowdsourcer.io has been working on a web platform where people can collaborate on pr...
To make a progressive web app or not
Thursday, September 6, 2018 by Richard Harris
Mobile users are spending 80 to 94 percent of their mobile use time in apps, so you’d think the mobile web would be a thing of the past right? But the average mobile user also visits 100 different websites each month, and only half of all mobile users don’t download any new apps during that same period.
In order to achieve the speed and ease of use p...
Best GPS tracking app
Thursday, August 23, 2018 by Richard Harris
When the freedom of Summer has come to an end for millions of students starting School, kids fret about what a new year brings, but parents, rejoice! However worry at the same time because despite their best preparation to ready kids to start the year - it’s just part of being a parent to be concerned about everything, especially knowing the location of their kids...