IDC’s 3rd Platform Industry Spending Guides Provide In-Depth Forecasts for Technology Investments in Nine Industries

To bring more insight to technology spending across and within industries, International Data Corporation (IDC) recently published a series of Industry Spending Guides that provide in-depth forecasts for spending on 3rd Platform technologies (mobility, cloud, big data and analytics (BDA), social) and Innovation Accelerators (artificial intelligence (AI), augmented reality/virtual reality (AR/VR), 3D printing, Internet of Things (IoT), security, and robotics) as well as traditional, 2nd Platform technologies. The guides cover nine industries – banking, government, healthcare, insurance, manufacturing, oil and gas, retail, securities and investment services, and utilities – and provide detailed spending figures for nine geographic regions, 64 sub-industries and lines of business, and two delivery types (cloud and non-cloud).

“While IT spending is contracting in some areas, 3rd Platform spending will see healthy double-digit growth throughout the post-COVID recovery period and the investment priorities are somewhat varied across industries,” said Karen Massey, research manager, Customer Insights & Analysis.

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Prospector, a technology company, brings revolutionary access to the mining industry by offering a new search platform for free

New site features dynamic search of technical reports and access to information on sustainability

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Oct. 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Prospector, a search engine for the mining industry, has launched a new website that provides a more advanced and free search capability for its revolutionary platform, complete with more information and advanced ability to search through a percentage of the thousands of mining technical (43-101) reports accessible within their portal. The Company, a wholly-owned subsidiary of mining investment company Analog Gold, believes this new site provides a glimpse into what subscribers can find in the Prospector Portal.

Prospector is an AI-enabled technology platform built to modernize the way investors and researchers search for and access information about mining. Prospector draws data from various public exchanges such as TMX Datalinx, which operates the Toronto Stock Exchange and represents nearly 50% of publicly traded mining projects globally.

The new

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JFrog Launches Free Subscription to Multi-Cloud DevOps Platform with Built-in Open Source Security Scanning

Development teams can accelerate delivery with universal package management, DevSecOps tools and cloud-native CI/CD solutions across major cloud providers

The JFrog Platform Free Subscription

JFrog launches a free subscription to its Multi-Cloud DevOps platform with built-in open source security scanning.
JFrog launches a free subscription to its Multi-Cloud DevOps platform with built-in open source security scanning.
JFrog launches a free subscription to its Multi-Cloud DevOps platform with built-in open source security scanning.

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Oct. 13, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — JFrog, the liquid software company, today announced the general availability of a free subscription of its universal, hybrid and multi-cloud DevOps Platform, including industry-leading DevSecOps capabilities offered at no cost.

The JFrog Platform is used by some of the largest enterprises in the world to streamline and accelerate their delivery. Available on all major public cloud providers—AWS, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform— and across 18 cloud regions, the free subscription of the JFrog Platform includes:

  • JFrog Artifactory, a universal software package (binary) management

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Should you replace your developer portal with a hybrid integration platform?

The concept of a developer portal is to provide the necessary technical information to configure and manage the communication between an API and both internal and external systems. Originally, it was not thought of as a business-generating tool for companies that adopt them. Rather, it was an interface between APIs, SDKs and other digital tools and their administrators.

However, over time, many developer portal elements have caused friction for partners and resulted in higher costs for the company providing the data through APIs.

An alternative option to replace a developer portal is a Hybrid Integration Platform (HIP), a simple system connection solution that has the potential to generate more business through pairing ecosystems directly, efficiently and at a lower cost.

Fixing potential developer portal problems

The leading cause of friction within a developer portal is the amount of time it takes to create and support it. Quite often, an integration

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Game Platform Roblox Files Confidentially for Public Listing

Online game platform Roblox said Monday that on a confidential basis it had submitted a draft registration statement to the Securities and Exchange Commission for a public offering of common stock.

The San Mateo, Calif., company said it hasn’t determined the number of Class A common shares it will sell and at what price.

Roblox said it intends to commence the public offering following completion of the SEC review.

The company is aiming for a public valuation of about $8 billion, Reuters reported earlier this month. 

That would double the $4 billion valuation it got in a $150 million fundraising round in February led by venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz. The VC firm said in February that the platform reached more than 115 million monthly users.

The company hosts millions of games that are built by its users, who then get a share of any related revenue. 

“Roblox is powered

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Rocket Mortgage Introduces New Tech Platform to Empower Real Estate Agents

Unprecedented visibility into the mortgage process to provide certainty and ensure a world-class experience for both the home buyer and their agent

DETROIT, Oct. 12, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Rocket Companies (NYSE: RKT) today launched “Rocket Pro Insight”, a new technology platform providing real estate agents real-time updates on the status of their clients’ mortgages. Through both a website and mobile app, real estate professionals will have transparency into the loan experience. They are now able to see where each loan is in the process, the terms of their clients’ loans, if additional documentation is needed and when it will close.


Rocket Pro Insight is a new technology platform from Rocket Mortgage providing real estate agents real-time updates on the status of their clients’ mortgages.

“Our team is constantly leveraging the power of technology to streamline and simplify the mortgage process. Rocket Pro Insight is the latest innovation in a long line of FinTech tools we have created to improve the experience and give added confidence to our clients and their partners,” said Jay

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Twilio buys Segment, and Airkit raises $28M for its low-code platform

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines.

This is Equity Monday, our weekly kickoff that tracks the latest big news, chats about the coming week, digs into some recent funding rounds and mulls over a larger theme or narrative from the private markets. You can follow the show on Twitter here and myself here — and don’t forget to check out last Friday’s episode.

So, what was on our minds this morning?

  • Headlines: The Twilio-Segment deal is real, happening, and is priced about where we expected. Big names in the ex-China Internet want to make encryption worse. And, how the United States government would break up Google is becoming clearer by the week.

  • On the Twilio Segment deal, as TechCrunch and Forbes anticipated, the transaction came in around $3.2 billion, forming something of a API monster from their combined

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How Gaming Could Become The World’s Biggest Media Platform

Founder and CEO at Admix. Pioneer of “in-play.” Previously ran a hypercasual game studio before they were cool.

It’s a few minutes before midnight on April 23, 2020, a month after the lockdown started in most of Europe. But this doesn’t stop me — I am eagerly waiting in front of the biggest stage I have ever seen for a concert to start.

Suddenly, the stage in front of me lights up; huge holograms appear, and the music starts. Around me, 12 million people also start dancing to the beat. No masks, no social distancing. For a moment, it’s like we are in an alternative reality.

In fact, we are in an alternative reality.

My 12 million digital friends and I were not breaking the lockdown to see Travis Scott performing live — this event happened virtually on Fortnite, the ultra-popular online video game. And this experience

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Adtech vet Paul Palmieri investor deck for new e-commerce platform

  • Paul Palmieri, the former founder of mobile adtech company Millennial Media and VC firm Grit Capital, just raised $3.3 million in seed round funding for his latest venture, Tradeswell.
  • Tradeswell is an e-commerce trading platform that says it integrates all of a brand’s e-commerce channels, and consolidates marketing, retail, inventory, logistics, forecasting, lifetime value, and financials across these channels in one platform.
  • The company says it can help traditional and DTC brands save millions of dollars in outsourced contracts and tap into the booming e-commerce market.
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After adtech and venture capital, media vet Paul Palmieri is taking on e-commerce.

The former founder of mobile ad tech company Millennial Media and VC firm Grit Capital just raised $3.3 million in seed round funding for his latest venture, Tradeswell, from Signalfire and Construct Capital— a real-time e-commerce trading platform that he calls “the Bloomberg terminal

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Platform Calgary Innovation Centre Will Open With Familiar Faces in the Tech Startup Community

Platform Calgary Innovation Centre Will Open With Familiar Faces in the Tech Startup Community

Today, Platform Calgary is announcing the latest organizations to join as community members in the Platform Innovation Centre. Opening spring 2021, the Centre will offer entrepreneurs and startup companies support from a host of dynamic partners, many already active with Platform Calgary. This 50,000 sq. foot space will be a one-stop-shop for Calgary’s innovation ecosystem.

“The success of tech startups requires collaboration with peers from all corners of the innovation ecosystem,” says Dr. Terry Rock, President and CEO of Platform Calgary. “Platform Calgary is based on this principle and the Platform Innovation Centre will have it on day one with now 17 Program Partners and Members available to any startup that walks in the door. That is the key step toward seriously growing our tech sector to be an engine for new economic growth, job creation

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