Velocity’s a wrap

This year’s Velocity Santa Clara conference is over. We’re happy to have met so many amazing IT pros.

Mobile is now the first screen

Mobile devices are replacing television as the first screen on which customers view video, because young people’s viewing habits are changing more rapidly than broadcasters can keep up with. The suddenly-rapid pace of digital change in the TV market may be a ‘ketchup moment’ and the TV industry will have to work on a mobile-first strategy. Not a digital-first strategy.

The promise of service workers

At the Velocity conference, Google’s Patrick Meenan talked about service workers – a way to run scripts in the browser, separate from the web page, opening the door to features which don’t need a web page or user interaction.

A digital gold rush?

The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) is going to start monitoring bitcoin value. The warm hand of government regulations may be enough to take bitcoin into the mainstream.

Things are happening at Velocity

Where’s Pingdom? At the Velocity conference in Santa Clara, U.S.A. Welcome to booth 615 and connect with DevOps and web performance professionals. We’ll be introducing technologies and demo all products, including their integrations with Librato and Papertrail.

Graphene will rock your world

An international team of researchers based at MIT has figured out how to make the edges of the two-dimensional wonder material graphene behave like one-dimensional electronic wires. In terms of quantum computers, that’s an important advantage.

Twitter is back in Google’s search results

It’s just become easier to explore your interests across both Twitter and Google, since Google has added tweets to its search results on mobile. Google says this is an attempt to put “real-time info” into its results, and notes that it provides Twitter users with a larger audience for their content as well.

Win big with #WhatDoYouCheck

Enter your most interesting Pingdom uptime check and transaction monitoring check for a chance to win a New MacBook or 1 of 5 $100 Amazon gift cards.

Light-speed computer technology

New microchips do away with converting photons to electrons by working exclusively with light particles. Since photons are the fastest-moving particles in the known universe, this has the potential to make computers incredibly fast.