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Can the bot mania disrupt the app economy?

Bots vs apps: Is the bot mania real?

The app economy has matured, but the number of apps that play in the big leagues continues to shrink. The rule “evolve or die” has been tailored to meet our digital expectations. Bots, however, don’t need to bend the rules to attract users. Here is why we have a bit mania on our hands.

Interview with Paolo Tasca, Director at the Centre for Blockchain Technologies at University College London

[Bit]coin flipping: The traditional banking sector is much more “intrusive” than Bitcoin

The Bitcoin economy has gone from an early prototype stage to a second one characterized by gambling and black markets and finally to a third stage which steers away from “sin” and toward legitimate enterprises. This is the conclusion of a research paper titled “The Evolution of the Bitcoin Economy: Extracting and Analyzing the Network of Payment Relationships.”

Not every product can be built in-house

The benefits of outsourcing web app development

The reasons are simple — hiring the best developers in-house may not be a good decision for your budget or they just don’t want to work for startup or companies without tradition. Maybe you don’t have sufficient resources to build the core parts of your product. Your in-house team struggles to stay innovative as they focus on operating and growing your existing assets.

Provisioning and distribution for teams

Quick-starting new projects with Eclipse

Maximilian Kögel and Jonas Helming have written an exciting article about setting up an ideal Eclipse distribution. To realize that, they used the Oomph framework. In this article we will talk about some methods we can use to organize distribution of that same setup.