Communicating with clients: 5 tactics for success

When working with a client, there is nothing more important than communication. Everything about the work must be communicated, from you to the client, or the client to you. Effectively communicating with clients leads to great projects and great results. Poor communication leads to poor outcomes and frustration. Take a …

Lessons from the most surprising marketing moments of 2018

Marketing is nothing if not creative, and that creativity can lead to some amusing (and surprising) marketing moments. In some cases, we’re floored by how much an advertisement was able to emotionally affect us. Others impressed us with the artistic direction of a campaign, or by a brand’s deviation from …

CEO Jennifer Tejada just took PagerDuty public; we talked now about the roadshow, the IPO, and what comes next

PagerDuty debuted on the New York Stock Exchange today, and as we type, shares of the nine-year-old, San Francisco-based incident response software company are trading at nearly $39. That’s up more than 60 percent above their IPO range of $24 per share, which was itself adjusted from the range of …

Big tech must not reframe digital ethics in its image

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg’s visage loomed large over the European parliament this week, both literally and figuratively, as global privacy regulators gathered in Brussels to interrogate the human impacts of technologies that derive their power and persuasiveness from our data. The eponymous social network has been at the center of a …

Government continues with massive reduction in size of public sector estate

Work to reduce the UK government estate has seen its size fall by 156,000 square metres over the past year. This makes the estate a third smaller than it was in 2010 – creating a saving in real terms of £760 million in running costs, according to the Government. Today’s …

6 Ways to Bring Your Development Team Together with Technology

Are you looking for better ways of bringing the team together? Would you benefit from an arsenal of tools that facilitate team working, while boosting productivity and creativity? Project managers in development teams have to be leaders of balance, progress, decision, and business need. Exhausting! Maybe you need to consider …

Plastiq raises $27M at 2X+ value to let you pay for anything on credit

“I wasn’t asking to pay in Bitcoin!” Plastiq CEO and co-founder Eliot Buchanan recalls with a laugh. “I went to pay part of my tuition at Harvard and I was told that they didn’t (and never would) accept credit card. It was inconvenient and seemed odd. Credit cards had been …

Your Guide to Writing Product Descriptions That Sell

Your Guide to Writing Product Descriptions That Sell Raven Brajdic, Content Writer @ Article-Writing.co Do your product descriptions compel consumers to hit “Add to Cart” while on your page? E-commerce websites can significantly improve sales and organic search rankings by writing product descriptions that are richly detailed, use specific keywords …

Apple could release a 31.6-inch 6K external display this year

Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has released a new report about future Apple products — 9to5mac obtained the report. The company could be working on a new 31.6-inch external display with a 6K resolution that could work particularly well with the Mac Pro. New iPad and MacBook Pro models with better displays are …

XGenomes is bringing DNA sequencing to the masses

As healthcare moves toward genetically tailored treatments, one of the biggest hurdles to truly personalized medicine is the lack of fast, low-cost genetic testing. And few people are more familiar with the problems of today’s genetic diagnostics tools than Kalim Mir, the 52-year-old founder of XGenomes, who has spent his …

How to Watch the Eagles vs. Giants ‘Thursday Night Football’ Game Online for Free Tonight

The “Thursday Night Football” game today is a classic division rivalry matchup: Philadelphia Eagles vs. New York Giants. The Eagles-Giants kickoff time is scheduled for 8:20 p.m. ET on Thursday, October 11. Neither team has played particularly well thus far in the 2018 NFL season. The Giants have a 1-4 …

Umbra Composit could scan the world in 3D to the detail of a single grain of sand

Last year, Umbra unveiled a tool called Composit that will let you upload a complex 3D model to the cloud and then view it on any device. Now, the Helsinki, Finland-based company is showing how it can create a huge web-based virtual model of a city that can put something like Google Maps to shame. …

The 8 Best WordPress Themes for Small Business Websites

This article was created in partnership with BAWMedia. Thank you for supporting the partners who make SitePoint possible. A well-designed website can serve as a powerful marketing tool. These days, creating one for a small business is not distressing or expensive at all. However, it was just a few short …

The importance of seating at the investor meeting

Alex Cornell Contributor Share on Twitter Alex Cornell is former Facebook employee whose still-in-stealth company was part of the Y Combinator 2019 Winter cohort. We just finished YCombinator. Surrounding Demo Day, we went to a lot of investor meetings. Such conversations are usually well-choreographed and methodical but their physical conditions …

Majority of UK business leaders believe costs and red tape will rise after Brexit

Over half (58 percent) of UK business leaders expect costs to rise after Brexit, even if a deal is struck and just over a third (38 percent) believe that access to local business funding and grants will also become more challenging post-Brexit, claims a new survey from Vistage. Respondents were …

Facebook accidentally shipped VR hardware with conspiratorial messages hidden inside

In the almost weekly tradition of Facebook talking about something embarrassing they did on a Friday, the company is now fessing up to the fact that thousands of their next-gen virtual reality headset controllers have “easter-egg” messages inscribed on internal components that weren’t meant to be on non-prototype editions. “Tens …

Google’s Owlchemy Labs reveals ARCore spectator experiment

Google’s Owlchemy Labs just revealed one of its experiments using ARCore on a phone to offer a spectator view into the upcoming game Vacation Simulator. At Oculus Connect 5, Facebook’s teams demonstrated a series of experiments that together included full body tracking, arena-scale movement freedom and mixed reality which incorporates real objects…Read …