SD Times Blog: App Store Review Guidelines causing big problems for SMBs, DIY app builders

Recent App Store Review Guidelines changes from Apple are starting to cause some serious problems for DIY app builders and SMBs. A few months ago at Apple’s Developer Conference, Apple announced changes to the design and standards for approval to the App Store. A big change comes with rule 4.2.6, which states that “apps created from … continue reading

MongoDB IPO, Docker Enterprise Edition, and Uber settles FTC allegations — SD Times news digest: August 16, 2017

The $1.6 billion company MongoDB has confidentially filed to go public, according to reports today. MongoDB is a database startup company, and going public will set up competition with Oracle, MongoDB’s biggest target. Earlier in the year, MongoDB’s CEO Dev Ittycheria told Crain’s New York that Oracle is “incredibly vulnerable because they’ve lost the developer’s heart … continue reading

Cloud

Cloud FOMO, iOS deprecates VoIP API, and bitcoin rockets to new record — SD Times news digest: August 14, 2017

Cloud FOMO (Fear of Missing Out) is real. According to a recent survey, 81 percent of C-level and other IT leaders are either extremely concerned or very concerned about missing out on cloud advancements. More than 93 percent of respondents say they are moving at least some of their processes to the cloud and a majority are … continue reading

Perfecto brings automation to voice apps and virtual assistants

Chatbots are one area of innovation that is driving and changing engagement for digital experiences, and a number of customers and others in the software market are adopting and embedding chatbots within their applications. Like other emerging technologies, chatbots add complexity to applications, which is why companies like Perfecto are trying to knock down that … continue reading

Coco Framework, Coinbase raises $100M, and Windows 10 Pro for Workstations — SD Times news digest: August 11, 2017

In order to facilitate enterprise blockchain adoption, Microsoft introduced the Coco Framework, an open source system that enables high-scale, confidential blockchain networks that meet all the requirements. Coco leverages the power of existing blockchain protocols, TEEs like Intel SGX and Windows Virtual Secure Mode, distributed systems and cryptography. Coco also enables blockchain networks that deliver … continue reading

SD Times GitHub project of the week: Awesome Hacking

When we hear the word hacker today, our minds often wander. We end up picturing a creepy person in dark clothing, in a dark room, maliciously gaining unauthorized access to systems in corporations and governments. While hacker is synonymous with “criminal” or “bad-guy/girl,” there are all kind of hackers in the hacker community. A trending GitHub … continue reading

HashiCorp Vault 0.8, YouTrack 2017.3, and Node.js v8.3 ships with V8 6.0 — SD Times news digest: August 10, 2017

HashiCorp released HashiCorp Vault 0.8 with updates to both the open source and enterprise versions, including new plugins, disaster recovery, mount filtered replication capabilities, and multi-factor authentication (MFA). “The previous release of Vault Enterprise introduced multi-datacenter replication, which has enabled many of our enterprise customers to adopt or expand their usage of Vault. The new release … continue reading

Fuzz testing finds industries left vulnerable by unsecured software

There are potential zero day exploits in the open source protocols and common file formats across six specific industries, according to Synopsys’ State of Fuzzing 2017 report. This includes the automotive, finance, industrial control systems, Internet of Things (IoT), government, and medical fields. The report stems from more than 4.8 billion fuzz tests conducted by Synopsys’ customers … continue reading

Tableau acquires ClearGraph, NodeSource integrates with AppDynamics, and Absolute 7 Platform — SD Times news digest: August 9, 2017

Tableau plans on adding natural language into its platform with its latest acquisition of the natural language query startup, ClearGraph. “Natural language queries will make it easier for more people to interact with Tableau, whether you’re an executive who needs an answer quickly, or on a mobile phone and want an answer from your data … continue reading

Lawsuit claims Disney illegally tracked children via mobile apps

This is no fairy tale: The Walt Disney Company, Disney Electronic Content, and others are being sued by a San Francisco mother who claims her child was illegally tracked while using a Disney mobile application. According to a report, Amanda Rushing, on behalf of her child, identified in the lawsuit only as “L.L.,” is suing … continue reading

bug, pexels

Bugcrowd’s secret $250K bug bounty, Kony AppPlatform V8, and Git v2.14 — SD Times news digest: August 8, 2017

Bugcrowd is launching a bug bounty program for a secret customer, and the reward is the highest payout on the market today, in line with Microsoft’s recently increased max bug bounty payout of $250,000. The payout for this secret customer is $250,000, and according to the CEO of Bugcrowd, Casey Ellis, “High rewards like this … continue reading

Girls in Tech’s Adriana Gascoigne: ‘We have a long way to go’

Another day, another headline highlighting gender equality and diversity in the tech workplace. The most recent story? A leaked 10-page screed from a Google engineer who insists that women in the tech workplace are not underrepresented because of bias and sexism, but because of “inherent psychological differences between men and women.” Yet, companies like Uber, … continue reading

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