Binance announces $1 billion fund for blockchain and cryptocurrency startups

Jun 1 16:04:06 by TheNextWeb

Cryptocurrency and blockchain businesses are scaling rapidly; so much so, that a cryptocurrency business that started less than a year ago is giving away billions of dollars in funding. Binance, the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange by trading volume, announced a $1 billion venture fund for blockchain and cryptocurrency startups on Thursday. Ella Zhang, the head of the exchange’s incubator program Binance Labs, revealed the initiative, named “Social Impact Fund”, during an online meetup. As per Zhang, Binance alone will contribute to the fund, and all investments will be made through Binance (BNB) token. The company plans to invest the $1 billion over… This story continues at The Next Web

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Turning a ASP.NET Core website into a Progressive Web App (PWA)

May 28 5:34:05 by

Kristoffer Strube turns an ASP.NET Core website into a Progressive Web App (PWA) to better the user experience.

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How to Drive User Engagement in the Online World

Jun 14 16:01:01 by

User experience design (UXD or UX) is a process of using a product to improve user satisfaction. It can be done by improving the usability of a product or making it more accessible to them easily, and sometimes it involves making the product pleasurable to a user by helping create an interactive link between a user and the product. The main goal of implementing and developing user experience is to help solve an end users' problem and this ties the success of the process to communicating the design to both the developers and the stakeholders.

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The promise of quantum computing supremacy is bunk

Jun 2 8:30:46 by TheNextWeb

Google recently announced that the first demonstration of quantum supremacy could be just a few months away. I think they are entirely wrong. It is not just more than a few months away, it is forever away. I explain why below, but first I would like to take exception to their use of the word “supremacy” because what they are promising should not be called “quantum supremacy,” but one very narrow and specially constructed case in which quantum computing is better than traditional computing.  To call this supremacy makes as much sense as claiming that strips of magnesium enjoy supremacy… This story continues at The Next Web

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Alexa for Business: What it does, how to use it

Jun 13 10:18:00 by

Voice interactions with AI assistants are fast becoming commonplace at home. With Alexa for Business, Amazon hopes to make the same true in the office.“Just like Alexa is making smart home experiences easier, the same is possible in the workplace with voice controls,” said Collin Davies, Amazon’s general manager for Alexa for Business.[ Further reading: A.I. and speech advances bring virtual assistants to work ] Launched in November 2017, Alexa for Business is a managed service with three main components: a set of management tools, APIs to integrate with existing IT applications and infrastructure, and the Echo devices themselves. It is delivered by Amazon’s cloud computing division, Amazon Web Services, which sells to large corporate customers.To read this article in full, please click here

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Beating remarketing addiction and testing for incremental value using Google Analytics

May 17 17:26:00 by mktingland

Trying to kick remarketing ads? Contributor Andreas Reiffen discusses why you may be addicted to them and explains how KPIs directly aligned with business objectives help avoid the vicious cycle that comes from ROAS-based objectives. The post Beating remarketing addiction and testing for... Please visit Marketing Land for the full article.

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How IoT Benefits the Sharing Economy

Jun 6 16:02:00 by

So you want to be able to develop a bike-sharing service, or perhaps you have another inventive sharing concept in mind. There is an obvious need to track and maintain the products that you have put into the world, and this is one of the many areas where the Internet of Things and sharing economies go hand-in-hand. The idea of building a service that allows people to pick up and drop off a product as they please sounds like it would be prone to theft and misuse. However, thanks to the Internet of Things (IoT) and Machine to Machine (M2M) connectivity, many of these challenges can be met head-on and are becoming a thing of the past. IoT is in the foreground of getting your devices, whatever they may be, connected so that you can focus on the other aspects of your business. From Cars and Bikes to Umbrellas The benefits of IoT and M2M connectivity are plentiful when it comes to the sharing economy. Portable items that can be reused by the community have become very popular over the last few years and have become a key element in the drive towards smart cities. With bike sharing services appearing in cities all over the world, the success of Citi Bike in New York, Bycyklen in Copenhagen, and Ofo and Mobike in China has shown that there is enough demand to propel sharing services. However, keeping these devices connected, trackable, and secure has proved one of the main challenges that need to be addressed.

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This startup wants to enable merchants to accept digital currency anywhere, anytime

Jun 12 7:11:33 by TheNextWeb

Bitcoin has been around since 2009, and since then an influx of altcoins have entered the market to much acclaim. Yet, despite questions being raised as to whether bitcoin is going to change the world and how it will become the world’s single currency in 10 years, its acceptance among merchants is still low. A number of factors are involved which may be hindering its surge into the mainstream. These include slow transaction speeds and a lack of regulation. With discussions ongoing relating to regulatory issues and work continuing with the Bitcoin Lightning Network — designed to solve bitcoin’s scalability… This story continues at The Next Web

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Everything You Need to Know About Onboarding UX

Jun 20 15:20:48 by

Good onboarding UX means more engagement and retention. So, we put together all of the best resources for learning and thinking about a users' onboarding experience in this mega post. Learn from real companies' onboarding experiences, how to pick UX patterns that work with your product, and more.

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5 things to keep in mind when designing a product for developers

Jun 16 16:30:36 by TheNextWeb

Ever since the beginning of time, there have been two kinds of people: The left-brainers – methodical thinkers who uses their logical and analytical skills to solve problems; and the right-brainers who tend to rely on feeling and intuition, are driven by inspiration and often think in a visual way.In today’s tech community, we often associate these two groups of people with designers and developers. Of course, this statement is rather stereotypic. Designers often back their visual decisions on actual data and analytics, methodically analyze complex user flows, and sometimes (gasp!) even code. Developers think creatively, experimenting with different solutions… This story continues at The Next Web

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