In-Game Advertising Extends beyond Casual Games as Developer Confidence Grows, Finds DeltaDNA Study

Developers Using More Ad Formats and Showing More Ads per Session as Confidence Grows and Revenues Rise
The fifth annual In-Game Advertising Study, released by deep-data analytics and player management company, deltaDNA, finds that 94% of Free-to-Play (F2P) games now feature some form of in-game advertising (up from 87% in 2018).

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Datadog Announces Integration with Microsoft Azure DevOps

Datadog, the monitoring and analytics platform for developers, IT operations teams and business users in the cloud age, announced a new integration with Microsoft Azure DevOps. Users can pull in events, derive metrics from their continuous integration pipelines, and correlate this information with real-time data from their entire stack in Datadog.

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Alibaba Cloud Releases Machine Learning Algorithm Platform on Github

Open-source initiative aims to assist global developers on batch and stream processing
Alibaba Cloud, the data intelligence backbone of Alibaba Group, announced that the core codes of Alink, its self-developed algorithm platform, have been made available via open source on Github, the world’s largest developer community.

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AWS DeepRacer Evo is coming soon, enabling developers to race their object avoidance and head-to-head models in exciting new racing formats

Since the launch of AWS DeepRacer, tens of thousands of developers from around the world have been getting hands-on experience with reinforcement learning in the AWS Management Console, by building their AWS DeepRacer models and competing in the AWS DeepRacer League for a chance to be crowned the 2019 AWS DeepRacer League Champion. The League Final takes place this week at re:Invent 2019.

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ironSource’s Mobile App Offers Developers Real-Time Ad Monetization and User Acquisition Visibility and Actionability On-The-Go

New app provides developers with effortless access to track an app’s growth on their mobile devices, in real-time.
Leading mobile monetization and marketing company ironSource announced the global launch of its comprehensive, mobile app for developers.

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Doing good data science

Data scientists, data engineers, AI and ML developers, and other data professionals need to live ethical values, not just talk about them. The hard thing about being an ethical data scientist isn’t understanding ethics. It’s the junction between ethical ideas and practice. It’s doing good data science.
There has been a lot of healthy discussion about data ethics lately.

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Transcribe speech to text in real time using Amazon Transcribe with WebSocket

Amazon Transcribe is an automatic speech recognition (ASR) service that makes it easy for developers to add speech-to-text capability to applications. In November 2018, we added streaming transcriptions over HTTP/2 to Amazon Transcribe. This enabled users to pass a live audio stream to our service and, in return, receive text transcripts in real time.

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Transcribe speech to text in real time using Amazon Transcribe with WebSocket | Amazon Web Services

Amazon Transcribe is an automatic speech recognition (ASR) service that makes it easy for developers to add speech-to-text capability to applications. In November 2018, we added streaming transcriptions over HTTP/2 to Amazon Transcribe. This enabled users to pass a live audio stream to our service and, in return, receive text transcripts in real time.

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Machine Learning Drastically Curtails Mobile App Development Mistakes

Machine learning is disrupting the mobile app development industry. Although mobile app developers have used machine learning in some way or another for years, they are finding new applications for it. Machine learning is particularly useful when it comes to avoiding many of the biggest mistakes that app developers make.

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Custom deep reinforcement learning and multi-track training for AWS DeepRacer with Amazon SageMaker RL Notebook

AWS DeepRacer, launched at re:Invent 2018, helps developers get hands on with reinforcement learning (RL).  Since then, thousands of people have developed and raced their models at 21 AWS DeepRacer League events at AWS Summits across the world, and virtually via the AWS DeepRacer console.

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The Only Recipe For A Data Story You’ll Ever Need

That’s our lead designer, James (out on the town in Nashville with one of our talented developers, Jingwei).
James knows data stories. He appreciates that a data story needs to have beautiful, intuitive visualizations and people-first descriptions. But before James worries about all that, he starts by finding the structure of a story.

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What is net neutrality, and why I’m staying neutral

Over lunch, my friend complained that mobile app developers are silently using his mobile data when he’s not even using the app. That’s a pet peeve of mine!
As a quick review of what’s happening in the mobile ether, see this Washington Post article, appropriately titled “While you’re asleep, your iphone stays busy”.

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