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15 Top Paying IT Certifications In 2016: AWS Certified Solutions Architect Leads At $125K

• Each of the five Amazon Web Services (AWS) certifications brings in an average salary of more than $100,000.<br>• There are more than 685,000 Project Management Professionals (PMPs) worldwide, and their average annual salary is $116,094.<br>• Four of the 15 are Cisco certifications, solidifying the value of …

Cloud Computing

Apple just gave IBM a huge leg up in the cloud wars with Amazon

Swift has already found a niche with iPhone app developers. Now, with IBM's help, Apple Swift is going to invade the enterprise — giving IBM Cloud a feature that leading competitors like Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure can't match.<p>Swift, first introduced by Apple in 2014, literally has …

Amazon Web Services

The 6 Most Important Trends in SaaS | Inc.com

Pundits are already calling the February 5th stock market rout "Black Friday" and asking if the $18 billion one-day drop in market cap suffered by Salesforce, Workday, and LinkedIn is an omen for software-as-a-service (SaaS) companies.<p>I recently had the chance to speak with Eric M. Jackson from …

SaaS

Samsung's new Android app lets you code on the go with Micro Bit

Samsung has pushed out an official Android app for the BBC Micro Bit, the broadcasting firm's tiny Raspberry Pi-style computer.<p>The firm designed the …

How to Market Your Small Business Mobile App

Apps are as effective as their reach. It’s the cold truth of marketing—no matter the quality of your campaign, it’s the delivery that makes it …

Marketing

Mobile game devs can now use Skillz to run cross-platform cash tourneys

Heads up, mobile game makers: cash prize platform Skillz, which lets you accept and pay out real money, has rolled out support for cross-platform …

Forget Oil, The new Middle East Gushers Are Mobile Games

We know the stock markets have started 2016 badly. The South Asian bubble, led by China desperately spending money to bring people into cities from the countryside, is over. Russia is suffering huge economic pain because of Western sanctions and Europe is undergoing a fundamental migration shift …

Mobile Gaming

The Top 14 Predictions for China's Games Industry in 2016

<b>The following blog post, unless otherwise noted, was written by a member of Gamasutra’s community.<br>The thoughts and opinions expressed are those of</b> …

Report: Mobile Games Suffer Fastest Drop in User Engagement

Digital market intelligence company SimilarWeb released its latest report, which revealed that mobile games experience a faster drop in user …

Apps

Developer Hackathon and Cloud/OpenStack Sessions

Next week is Cisco Live Europe (CiscoLiveEurope) in Berlin, Germany. I wanted to get a quick blog post our before the week to highlight some of the pre-events, workshops, and sessions.<p>For the second year, Cisco’s Developer Network (CiscoDevNet) is hosting a hackathon the weekend before and is sold …

Cloud Native Apps

Three years ago docker started a chain reaction that will lead the entire IT industry to rethink the way we are using computers and the ways we are …

Ford creates app for efficient assembly line

Ford has developed a wearable device for its factory workers, which reduces human error by 7%.<p>Ford Motor Company has a developed a wearable …

Wall Street

Google Reverses Its Decision To Ban Ad Blocking Apps From The Google Play Store

Google appears to have reversed its earlier decision to ban ad blockers from the Google Play store – a move which had seen the company pulling apps like Adblock Fast and stalling the updates for others, like Crystal’s ad blocker. Now, following an appeal from Rocketship, the developers behind …

Ad Blocking

Amazon wants game developers to use it's free 3D engine

Amazon has a surprise: it’s built a free, open-source 3D engine for game developers called Lumberyard. Built for “AAA” games, the engine integrates the company’s AWS cloud platform deeply to provide server-side processing.<p>Lumberyard is a full game studio; you can build and design levels, create …

Oracle Mounts Challenge to AWS in Massive IT Industry Shakeup

In an exclusive interview, Mark Hurd, CEO of Oracle Corp, details Oracle’s cloud strategy and how it’s mounting an aggressive challenge to public cloud service providers such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), Salesforce and Workday, while its legacy enterprise competitors such as EMC and SAP scramble …

Oracle

Living Off Hackathons: The Possible Rise Of The Pro-Hacker

Simon Lightstone Contributor<p>Simon Lightstone is on IBM's DB2 team, LifeHack author, programmer and former startup guy.<p>Hackathon prize money keeps rising each year as organizations learn to take advantage of their value. Runner-up cash prizes are now in the thousands, and grand-prize payouts are as …

Startups

VCs are taking a huge risk by ignoring the importance of SEO in startup investments

The world of venture capital has come a long way since the dot com bubble of the late 90’s, I’m sure few people will disagree with that.<p>Modern VC …

Robert Scoble

The Beauty of General Electric Company's Internet of Things Strategy

The industrial giant is attacking the opportunity from two main angles.<p>Beyond the potential benefits the Internet of Things offers to the consumer …

Manufacturing

HBS Opens A 'Startup Studio' In New York

Avani Patel, new director of Harvard Business School’s Startup Studio<p>Last year, 84 of 932 graduating MBAs at Harvard Business School did their own …

Startups

SEC Approves Plan to Issue Stock Via Bitcoin's Blockchain

The Securities and Exchange Commission has approved a plan from online retailer Overstock.com to issue company stock via the Internet, signaling a …

The road to cloud native may start and end at Google

The Cloud Native Computing Foundation, a Linux Foundation group to aid the creation of applications and services built with containers, has ratified …

9 inspiring women entrepreneurs in India

The startup scene is exploding in India. Three or four startups are born each day, and an equal number are funded. The first three quarters of the …

Google Play
Internet of Things

as-a-service

It’s difficult to right-size the excitement about containers, the old/new technology of the moment.<p>We <i>can</i> offer the skinny on OpenStack’s Magnum …

Microservices