The Basics of Bitcoins and Blockchains

by Mike Hunter

There’s a lot of information on cryptocurrency and blockchains out there. But, for the uninitiated, most of this information can be indecipherable. The Basics of Bitcoins and Blockchains aims to provide an accessible guide to this new currency and the revolutionary technology that powers it. Readers will gain an understanding of a broad spectrum of Bitcoin topics. The… [More]

Cryptocurrency Transactions in Real Time

by RaeAnne Marsh

In a new study published in March 2018, Transparency Market Research predicts a compound annual growth rate of 31 percent for cryptocurrency hardware and software from 2017 through 2025. The report estimates that the hardware and software business in this industry will soar from $574 million in 2017 to $6.7 billion in 2025. In introducing… [More]

Add Tap, Swipe, Pinch and Zoom Functions to Devices

by Mike Hunter

“Capacitive touch has become mainstream, and we’re continuing to see growth in the number of applications that require low-power, gesture-enabled touch surfaces,” says Fanie Duvenhage, vice president of Microchip Technology’s touch and gesture business unit. “The 2D Touch Surface library makes the realization of small touch pads and screens easier and more affordable.” Microchip’s new… [More]

Simplifying AP Automation 

by Mike Hunter

PaperVision Capture R87 from Digitech Systems simplifies the process of converting to automated Accounts Payable (AP) processes. The new software uses artificial intelligence to automatically recognize invoices, classify them by vendor, and extract all the data the business needs to upload to its accounting application, thus simplifying new form setup; electronically compares details from purchase… [More]

Flexible Communication App

by Mike Hunter

Designed for the needs of virtual teams, Fleep is a flexible communication app that streamlines any team’s project management and communication. Created by two of Skype’s founding engineers, Fleep marries the instant messaging of Skype and the internal teamwork of Slack with task management tools that allow users to consolidate everything in one place. It… [More]

Credit App Challenges Credit Cards

by Mike Hunter

Summed is a new consumer-focused alternative to traditional credit cards. Built for use on smartphones, the Summed app enables consumers to split large purchases into smaller payments through simple financing that connects to their debit cards. Unlike credit cards, Summed provides low interest rates, no fees, cash-back rewards and, most importantly, fixed repayment amounts. That… [More]

SaaS Platform for Influencer Marketing

by RaeAnne Marsh

Find Your Influence has become a leading SaaS Influencer Marketing platform, connecting brands such as V8, Tylenol, Budweiser and Delta to high-impact influencers and tracking their campaigns from start to finish. It was founded in July 2013 by Cristine Vieira and Jamie Reardon, who brought their complementary expertise in marketing and technology, respectively, and their… [More]

Audio Technology to Hit Pause on Poor Acoustics

by Thomas Kaufmann

Imagine being at your industry’s most relevant conference of the year. Whether in a large auditorium or a hotel ballroom with just two loudspeakers set up at the front, the acoustics are anything but ideal. Add hundreds of people in the room talking to each other, coughing, doors slamming, and the person next to you… [More]

Emojis Do Real Estate

by Mike Hunter

HomeSmart International recently released an app that adds real estate-themed text messaging stickers to users’ smartphone keyboards. The idea for developing the emojis grew out of feedback from the company’s real estate agents that homebuyers appreciate appointment reminders, deadlines and other purchase-related messages by text — which can be expressed as an emoji icon —… [More]

AI Automates Accounts Payable

by Mike Hunter

Digitech Systems’ new PaperVision Capture R87 software helps businesses simplify the process of converting to automated Accounts Payable (AP) processes. PaperVision Capture can virtually eliminate manual data entry of financial information, while digitizing AP process. A patented artificial-intelligence engine within PaperVision Capture can automatically recognize invoices, classify them by vendor, and extract all the data… [More]