Easily create a cloud batch job using AWS and Boxfuse

Easily create a cloud batch job using AWS and Boxfuse

I was looking for a way as simple as AWS Lambda to run a batch job on AWS. These were my requirements: fully automated compilation, deployment and scheduling Not with Docker, it’s too much hassle for what I want to…

Top 10 most valuable brands

Interesting to see how the top ten is changing Facebook and Amazon entered the top ten full force IBM is probably on it’s way out Google tops Apple 8 out of 10 companies are technology companies  

Bitcoin exchange Bitstamp gets license in Luxemburg.

After a long period on the rumour mill, something significant finally happened yesterday: Bitstamp, a bitcoin exchange start-up got its license to operate as a fully regulated payment institution (PI) in Luxemburg. This is significant for three reasons: This will…

Microservices and SOA

I’ve always had the impression that the microservices movement was trying nothing more than to apply SOA with common sense. Meaning, applying SOA without going overboard with tooling, for instance. And without the militaristic top-down approach. Etc. Martin Fowler put…

Google still king of Mobile when it comes to ARPU

In an interesting article on TheInformation.com, Tom Dotan published the following chart: It shows the big lead Google has over its competitors in the mobile space regarding Average revenue per user (ARPU). Tom Dotan also uncovers that the industry is…

Internet of Things presentation

November 14th I gave a presentation on the Internet of Things to students in their final year at the Karel De Grote Applied University of Antwerp. The preparation was an interesting journey for me. It (re-)confirmed that there is traction,…

The Wearable Bank

In a sense a banking app on a mobile phone is already ‘Wearable’. Yet having apps on a Smart Watch or other ‘really’ wearable devices will allow us to do all kinds of new interesting interactions in general and with…

Mobile ads and independent game developers

In the interesting article Games Take Center Stage in Mobile Ad Surge on The Information, Walter Driver, CEO of Scopely, a mobile game publisher, calls Facebook “a very elaborate platform for routing people to the apps that are most relevant…