App Association member company AirStrip® just announced a $25 million round of financing for its mobile health services and groundbreaking AirStrip ONE® product. The company already enjoys the financial backing of industry leaders Sequoia Capital, Qualcomm, and HCA. This latest funding round comes as no surprise to those familiar with the revolutionary impact AirStrip has [...]
Runner Joke: Q – How do you know if someone has run a marathon? A – They tell you. It is end of August and I have marathon on the brain. On October 26th, I will, along with over 30,000 other runners, participate in the Marine Corps Marathon. And, like 74% of marathon runners, I [...]
We’ve known for a while now that the app marketplace is a job creator – not just in the U.S., but also around the world. Last week, Apple announced it created or contributed 629,000 jobs across Europe, attributing over 500,000 of these to the app economy, as reported in ZDNet by Charlie Osborne. We saw similar [...]
One month from today I was supposed to board a plane, fly to Ukraine, and serve as an education volunteer through the Peace Corps for 27 months – but instead I’m at ACT. Plans change pretty quickly when your future host country turns into a hotbed of political dispute, and you end up loving your [...]
Our friend and ACT member Scott Stanfield raised concerns about the expansion of first-sale doctrine at a roundtable discussion hosted by the PTO last week in Berkeley, CA. Scott is the CEO of the California-based company, Vertigo Software, which employs more than 60 people. Foremost among the issues he raised is the unsustainability of an app marketplace where a “used” copy could [...]
September is nearing which means the tech world is eagerly awaiting the debut of Apple’s newest mobile devices. Speculation mounts as the date draws near, and through the clutter of speculation and rumor has emerged the date of the unveiling: Tuesday, September 9, courtesy of re/code’s John Paczkowski. And this year, there’s one thing we’re [...]
Apple’s malware thwarting Gatekeeper launched more than two years ago, coinciding with the release of OS X Mountain Lion. Gatekeeper gives users control over what kinds of apps are installed on a computer, with the default allowing only Mac App Store apps from identified developers. While a user can easily choose to disable the setting, the [...]
ACT | The App Association issued the following statement today in response to the District Court ruling that requires Microsoft to provide federal investigators access to email communications stored overseas. “It is clear from today’s actions that the court is out of step with global privacy concerns,” said ACT President Jonathan Zuck. “This has the [...]
Join us in Rhode Island for the expert-led panel discussion on “Privacy and Security- A Mobile Imperative.”
After the NSAs domestic surveillance program was leaked and several major security breaches that impact consumers made headlines, demand for airtight privacy and security of apps has dramatically increased and more so in the area of mobile healthcare.
Join Modev, Digital City, and our friends at ACT for an evening with experts to learn about the latest requirements when it comes to privacy and methods for securing your apps across major platforms . Our panel of experts will discuss and field your questions on “Privacy and Security- A Mobile Imperative”.
19sepAll DayInternational Talk Like a Pirate Day(All Day: friday)
September 19 has been designated as “International Talk Like a Pirate Day.” (We’re not sure by whom, but probably not ninjas.) While talking like a pirate (“Ahoy, matey!”) might be [...]
September 19 has been designated as “International Talk Like a Pirate Day.” (We’re not sure by whom, but probably not ninjas.) While talking like a pirate (“Ahoy, matey!”) might be fun for a day, BEING a pirate by stealing or sharing music, movies, and software is never good.
That’s right. We are transporting Visual Studio Live! to our nation’s capital for the first time in 21 years. From Oct 6 – 9, 2014, developer, software architect, engineer and designer pioneers will gather in our country’s headquarters for 4 days of cutting-edge education on the Microsoft Platform. Join us on this special journey to explore topics covering all-things WCF, ALM, Web Development, Data Management, Visual Studio and more!
The Washington Marriott Metro Center, our headquarters, is centrally located in the heart of it all: the Mall and National Archives to the South; the White House the West; Mt Vernon Square to the North; and Metro Center to the East. You can explore this country’s rich history just steps from the front door – all while sharpening your .NET skills and your ability to build better apps!
The 5th annual Privacy Identity Innovation conference, pii2014, will take place November 12-14, 2014 at the Crowne Plaza Palo Alto hotel in Silicon Valley. Sign up today to participate inpii2014 – registration is now open.
The pii2014 program will focus on the latest developments in areas like mobile, biometrics, the Internet of Things and big data. Learn about emerging trends and business models driving the personal information economy, and get guidance on developing strategies and best practices to build trust with your users.
Keynote speakers at pii2014 include Edith Ramirez, chairwoman of the Federal Trade Commission, Mike Janke, co-founder and CEO of Silent Circle and Tony Conrad & Ryan Freitas, co-founders of about.me. Additional speakers are listed on the right.
There are big challenges associated with managing and securing the vast amounts of personal data being generated in our increasingly connected world, but there are also huge opportunities for innovation if done properly. Privacy Identity Innovation is open to anyone with an interest in better understanding the business, technological, ethical and policy issues surrounding digital privacy and identity.
While a majority of attendees are entrepreneurs and senior-level executives in the tech industry, the audience also includes legal experts, analysts, academic researchers, futurists, government officials, nonprofit leaders and journalists.