How to design a website when you’re not a website designer

This post was originally published on June 15, 2016, and was updated on Sept. 14, 2017, and June 5, 2019. In today’s information age, every successful business needs a website — even small, independent ventures. But a great-looking website doesn’t have to cost thousands of dollars. With the right tools and …

How Do You Tackle WordPress for Small Business Websites? Start with These Brilliant Themes Sponsored

Promoting a small business or a startup online has become very popular these days. It has advanced from being a great idea to a practice that is for all practical purposes mandatory today. Fortunately, building suitable websites for these enterprises has become easier and less expensive. Not just any old …

Preparing Your Content for the Extended Reality (XR) Future

This article on preparing for the XR future was originally published by Torque Magazine, and is reproduced here with permission. You’ve probably heard rumblings in the tech industry around the innovations in Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, and Mixed Reality. These mediums can broadly be defined as Extended Reality or XR. …

Obamacare Open Enrollment Starts Today. Here’s What to Know About This Year’s Changes

Obamacare open enrollment begins today for the roughly 11 million Americans who buy individual coverage through healthcare.gov or their state exchange. In most states, open enrollment for 2019 Affordable Care Act (ACA) coverage runs through Dec. 15. (These states have set a later deadline.) The usual advice applies this year: …

Third of workers feel so undervalued by their managers they are planning to leave

Poor relationships with their managers and a lack of development opportunities are leading to more than a third of workers feeling dissatisfied in their current jobs, claims new research from The Institute of Leadership & Management. Around 1,400 members of The Institute of Leadership & Management completed a survey, which …

‘I Should Have Been Greedier.’ Stan Lee Created the Marvel Universe, But He Didn’t Always Profit From It

Stan Lee, the comic book legend and creator of iconic superheroes such as Spider-Man, Iron Man, the Hulk, and the Fantastic Four, died at the age of 95 on Monday. While Stan Lee was easily the world’s most famous comic book writer and editor, he might not be as rich …

Waymo launches self-driving car service Waymo One

Waymo, the former Google self-driving project owned by parent company Alphabet, is launching a commercial robotaxi service in the Phoenix area dubbed Waymo One. This milestone, for the company and nascent self-driving technology industry, comes with caveats. The Waymo One self-driving car service, and accompanying app, won’t be available to …

PayPal now lets US users instantly transfer funds to bank accounts in seconds

PayPal, a longtime alternative to directly using payment cards, cash and bank transfers to make payments for goods online and in stores with 267 million individual customer accounts and 21 million merchant accounts, is today adding in a new feature to help it tap into a wider range of customers …

How an immigration crackdown is hurting UK startups

The two people who sat down in reception without an appointment would not leave the startup’s office until the end of the day. Two months later, a letter followed informing the company it had been suspended from the United Kingdom’s register of licensed sponsors, the database of companies the government …

Real estate upstart Compass acquires part of shopping app Spring, including 20+ engineers and CTO

After raising $400 million in September in a round that valued it at $4.4 billion, the real estate startup Compass is making an acquisition to help it double down on growth: it is acquiring a portion of Spring, the mobile-first fashion shopping app that has raised more than $100 million …

Telegram’s crypto tokens are (kind of) going on sale to the public for the first time

Telegram, the most hyped ICO in the history of ICOs, is finally making its tokens available to retail investors through a limited listing that will precede a full sale later this year — but there are a lot of catches. The messaging company, which serves as the de facto chat …

Wiliot nabs $30M from Amazon, Avery Dennison, Samsung for a chip that runs on power from ambient radio frequencies

As we continue the quest for better and more efficient sources of energy to link up our connected world, companies that are developing new power solutions are attracting attention. Today, a startup called Wiliot, which makes semiconductors that harness ambient nanowatts of electromagnetic energy from cellular, WiFi and Bluetooth networks …

Google is spending $1 billion to build a massive, new campus in New York

Days after Apple announced a major expansion to its operations in the U.S. — including a new $1 billion campus in Austin — fellow tech giant Google has announced that it too will invest $1 billion as it sets up a new campus at Hudson Square in New York. Google already has …

CIPD and Mind launch guidance for managers to support mental health at work

The CIPD, the professional body for HR and people development, and Mind, the mental health charity, have today jointly published a revised mental health guide for managers to improve support for those experiencing stress and mental health issues at work.   The updated guidance follows recent CIPD research which found that …

Ford to offer Amazon in-car delivery and on-demand car washes in connected services push

Ford is now part of Amazon’s free in-car delivery service, the latest automaker to partner with the ecommerce and logistics giant. Amazon will bring its Key by Amazon In-Car delivery service to eligible Ford and Lincoln vehicles. The service will initially launch in 50 U.S. metro areas, according to Lorin …

Japan’s “Society 5.0” initiative is a roadmap for today’s entrepreneurs

Mark Minevich Contributor Share on Twitter Mark Minevich is a digital fellow at IPSoft. Japan, still suffering the consequences of its ‘Lost Decade’ of economic stagnation, is eyeing a transformation more radical than any the industrialized world has ever seen. Boldly identified as “Society 5.0” Japan describes its initiative as …