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Microsoft Edge extensions won’t arrive until 2016

Microsoft now says extensions for its new Edge browser, which ships with Windows 10, will not become available this year. You’ll have to keep waiting. “We’re committed to providing customers with a personalized web experience, which is why bringing extensions to Microsoft Edge continues to be a high priority,” a Microsoft spokeswoman told VentureBeat in […]

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Facebook Parse now lets you easily deploy mobile apps to Heroku

The Facebook-owned Parse mobile-backend-as-a-service (MBaaS) cloud for hosting mobile apps is announcing today new tools that will make it easier for developers to run apps on the Heroku platform-as-a-service (PaaS) cloud from within Parse’s tools. The news is interesting because, for the most part, building apps with Parse has necessarily meant deploying apps to Parse, […]

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CMO roundtable: Mobile user engagement is the new user acquisition (webinar)

VB WEBINAR: Join us for this live webinar on Thursday, November 5th at 10 a.m. Pacific, 1 p.m. Eastern. Register here for free.  Since Apple’s app store first opened seven years ago, app publishers have been keenly focused on new installs. That made sense — an entire new ecosystem had to be developed, and users were like a blank slate, eager to discover […]

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My daughter took on Dash and Dot, the kid-friendly robots that teach programming

FEATURE: Before my daughter got to test out Dash and Dot, our dogs were already getting to know them. I’d gotten the two kid-friendly robots — Dash, who sits up high on three wheels, and Dot, his more static little partner — up and running less than 10 minutes after opening the box. That included installing […]

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Righteous ROI: How do you know marketing automation is paying off?

VB WEBINAR: This sponsored post is produced in association with Autopilot. How do marketers know if their marketing automation investment is paying off? It’s a good question, with a quantifiable answer: you’ll be able to show them the money. At its core, marketing automation is about attracting, acquiring, and growing customers. But unlike other awareness-generating aspects of […]

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Runkeeper finally lets you leave your iPhone at home thanks to its latest Apple Watch update

Popular GPS fitness-tracking company Runkeeper has launched an all-new Apple Watch app, “rebuilt from the ground up,” says founder and CEO Jason Jacobs. As with other fitness tracking apps, Runkeeper has been available for Apple Watch for months already, but with its latest incarnation, it’s inviting users to leave their iPhones at home. This would […]

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