Month: April 2018

Upwork Competitors: The 9 Best Alternatives for Finding Freelancers

Dave Nevogt April 30, 2018 Best Articles, Freelancing, hiring freelancers, Outsourcing, remote workers

Looking for an Upwork alternative? There are quite a few options to pick from and while they may not be as big as Upwork, some are gaining in popularity. So how do you pick the one that fits your needs?
In this post, we examine some popular Upwork alte…

The story behind Microsoft earnings: Our customers’ digital innovation

Judson Althoff April 26, 2018 AI, Azure, Digital transformation, Featured, HoloLens, The Official Microsoft Blog

Today, Microsoft announced its third-quarter earnings, including commercial cloud revenue of $6 billion, up 58 percent from last year. As always, this growth is fueled by the innovation and success of our customers and partners. Today, almost every company is a tech company, and below are a few examples of companies working closely with Microsoft…

The post The story behind Microsoft earnings: Our customers’ digital innovation appeared first on The Official Microsoft Blog.

China Unicom and Huawei Jointly Launch Industry-First 5G Edge-Cloud Smart Port Solution, Trial Already Started

Huawei Latest Updates April 26, 2018

China Unicom and Huawei jointly released industry-first “5G Edge-Cloud Smart Port Solution” at the China Unicom Partner Conference & Communication Terminal Fair. This solution provides a fully connected wireless network for smart ports….

Huawei FusionServer 2488H V5 SAP HANA Appliance Breaks the Record in SAP BW edition for SAP HANA Standard Application Benchmark Version 2

Huawei Latest Updates April 26, 2018

In the recent SAP BW edition for SAP HANA Standard Application Benchmark Version 2, the Huawei FusionServer 2488H V5 SAP HANA appliance broke the record by demonstrating excellent results of 6,781 queries per hour in the Benchmark Phase 2 query through…

[Infographic] Automotive Intelligence Driven by Small Packages Under the Hood

Samsung Newsroom April 25, 2018 ADAS, Automotive LED, Exynos, GDDR6 DRAM, Infographics, IVI, LED, LPDDR4 DRAM, LPDDR4X DRAM, Progressive SemiConductor Program, PSCP, Semiconductors

Other than the smartphone and tablet, which device is also mobile and electronic? Cars are comprised of many important mechanical parts, many of which have

Time to celebrate the 2018 Google Play Award nominees

Android Developers April 24, 2018 #GPA2018 #GooglePlayAwards #GooglePlay #Games #VR #AR #AndroidWear #Indies #Startup #Apps #Developers #Android #Google Play, Android Developer, Featured, Google Play

Posted by Purnima Kochikar, Director, Apps and Games Business Development, Google Play

2018 Google Play Awards

This year’s Google Play Awards will take place on Monday, May 7th, kicking off the week of Google I/O. Celebrating our third year, we’re excited to highlight nine categories; some you may recognize from previous years, along with new additions highlighting growth areas and trends we’re focused on, such as building for emerging markets.

Each year, the Google Play Awards recognize top apps and games on Google Play. They represent some of the best experiences available on Android, with an emphasis on overall quality, strong design, technical performance, and innovation. The nominees were selected by various teams across Google, and all meet criteria thresholds covering high star rating, Android vitals, and have had a launch or major update since April 2017.

Congratulations to this year’s nominees below and don’t forget to check them out on the Google Play store at g.co/play/gpa2018.

Standout Well-Being App: Clue, Fabulous, Headspace, Lifesum, Simple Habit

Standout Well-Being App

Apps empowering people to live the best version of their lives, while demonstrating responsible design and engagement strategies

Best Accessibility Experience: Audio Game Hub, Be My Eyes, Open Sesame, Universal Copy, Voice Volume Catcher

Best Accessibility Experience

Apps or games enabling device interaction in an innovative way that serves people with disabilities or special needs

Best Social Impact: Forest, Khan Academy, Otsimo, Tala, TODXS

Best Social Impact

Apps or games that create a positive impact in communities around the world (focused on health, education, crisis response, refugees, financial health & fundraising functions)

Standout Indie: Agent A, Bridge Constructor Portal, Flipping Legend, Old Man’s Journey, OPUS: Rocket of Whispers

Standout Indie

Games from indie developers that focus on artistic design, gameplay mechanics, and overall polish

Best Community Building Game: Clash Royale, Lineage 2: Revolution, Pokémon GO, PUBG MOBILE

Best Community Building Game

Games built to connect gamers, encouraging social interaction and community building

Best AR or VR Experience: ASTEROIDS!, BBC Earth: Life in VR, Brickscape, Figment AR, Porsche Mission E

Best AR or VR Experience

Apps or games offering highly engaging and immersive experiences with optimal use of ARCore or Daydream UI

Standout Build for Billions Experience: Cricbuzz, Flipkart, Mercado Libre, Moovit, Viki

Standout Build for Billions Experience

Apps or games with optimized performance, localization, and culturalization for emerging markets

Standout Startup: Astro, Canva, Drops, Kredivo, N26

Standout Startup

Apps from new developers that offer a unique experience while achieving strong organic install growth.

Best Breakthrough Hit: Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp, Cooking Craze, Empires & Puzzles, Final Fantasy XV Pocket Edition, PUBG MOBILE

Best Breakthrough Hit

New apps or games with excellent overall design, user experience, engagement and retention, and strong organic install growth

Check out the winners, and make sure to try out some of these great apps and games on Google Play at g.co/play/gpa2018.

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