New data finds ICO investments pass venture capital funding in blockchain market

Blockchain entrepreneurs are raising more money through initial coin offerings (ICOs) than traditional venture capital investments, according to newly released data from CoinDesk, a digital currency information company. The findings show that so far in 2017, blockchain entrepreneurs have raised $327 million through ICO offerings, exceeding the $295 million raised through venture capital funding. According … continue reading

6 ways platform-as-a-service is giving developers superpowers

We asked developers, CTOs, entrepreneurs and consultants across the country to describe concrete ways in which PaaS has changed their development style. RELATED CONTENT: Three cloud PaaS trends to watch in a serverless world 1. Reducing headcount Rob Reagan, CTO of Text Request At Text Request, we’re able to also reduce headcount using Azure’s PaaS offerings. Without … continue reading

Tech startups partner to offset their carbon footprint for Earth Day

Earth Day is a day for environmental and climate literacy, not only for individuals of this planet, but for big technology companies and startups, too. That’s why a few organizations are partnering with Segment to calculate how to offset their carbon footprint, taking action so they can protect the environment for years to come. On … continue reading

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How two millennials are changing the tech startup industry

The two millennials who launched their own technology development and coding company, WeKanCode, are finding new ways to prepare clients for the challenging startup environment. Their recently introduced platform, WKC Ventures, assists them with everything from business requirements to product design and development. The brains behind the three-year-old company are co-founders and tech entrepreneurs Pablo … continue reading

HTC launches VR Venture Capital Alliance, Nokia launches mobile network analytics solution, and Red Hat announces OpenJDK 8 for Windows—SD Times news digest: June 30, 2016

HTC announced the VR Venture Capital Alliance (VRVCA), a US$10 billion initiative that will put investments into long-term growth in the virtual reality industry. The VRVCA is made up of 30 virtual reality investors from all over the world. They believe that virtual reality is a “transformative technology that will revolutionize entire industries, one that … continue reading

Oracle funds initiative for girls in STEM, Fullstack Academy launches startup fund, and CA announces new automation edition—SD Times news digest: June 15, 2016

Oracle is giving an additional US$3 million investment to immerse girls worldwide in science, technology, math and engineering (STEM). This comes after Oracle’s $200 million commitment to support Computer Science Education for All. This commitment will support “Let Girls Learn,” a federal government initiative aimed at helping girls around the world go to school and … continue reading

Software for the marijuana industry set to yield high returns

Is there software in the burgeoning legal marijuana industry? Just a dab. With four states offering legal marijuana, and more than 20 with medical or decriminalized cannabis laws, the business of selling the plant and its derivatives is growing every year. Naturally, software developers, vendors and startups alike are all looking to cash in on … continue reading

Google launches Launchpad Accelerator

Google is getting into the startup accelerator business. Google Developers’ Launchpad Accelerator was announced this week as a way to expand the use of Google’s hosting services. While the company already had a startup Launchpad, this Accelerator will condense the knowledge conveyed in Launchpad into a six-month program. Roy Geva Glasberg, program manager on Google’s … continue reading


SD Times Blog: Technology for clothing suits Zimmer just fine

When Men’s Warehouse founder George Zimmer was voted out by his own board of directors in June 2013, it was a curious situation. Zimmer was unhappy with the decision, obviously, and since that time has been doing something about it: He’s been building two startups that could destroy his old company. Zimmer has been appearing … continue reading

Guest View: Rethinking outsourcing

“Outsourcing” and “offshoring”—two words that have gotten a bad rap in the software industry—are gradually getting a whole new meaning thanks to an old friend: India. Traditionally, and maybe in your mind now, the software industry perceives Indian offshoring as a poor choice, likely to end in applications that can’t scale, misunderstandings that result in … continue reading

Long Island Tech Day highlighted up-and-coming tech startups

From drones to 3D printing, Web applications to design-based apps, there was a lot to see at the second Long Island Tech Day, held at the Mitchel Athletic Complex in Garden City, N.Y. Here’s a brief rundown of the more interesting projects these startups are working on. App that helps employees grow, one question at … continue reading

Mozilla previews Firefox OS 2.5, Gear VR ready for preorder, and Google Chrome updates—SD Times news digest: Nov. 11, 2015

Mozilla has announced the Firefox OS 2.5 developer preview along with an experimental Android app. The app lets developers experience Firefox OS as an alternate home screen on their Android device, without having to re-flash and replace Android installation. Version 2.5 features add-ons that can extend apps, a new privacy feature that allows users to … continue reading

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