July 17, 2013

Beware the Frankenstein of the Cloud

Today’s announcement that Puppet Labs acquired Cloudsmith, coupled with other recent acquisitions in the Cloud space, including IBM’s pickup of SoftLayer, CenturyLink absorbing AppFog, and Aspect Software’s deal for Voxeo highlight several important and possibly disturbing trends. First, the pace of consolidation in the Cloud marketplace appears to be accelerating,

App Economy to be Worth $151 Billion by 2017

A report from the research division of AppNation holds good news for the mobile development industry. It predicts that the app economy will double in the next four years, growing to $151 billion. The firm considers paid apps, app-enabled purchases of goods and services, and in-app advertising all to be