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 …

Elon Musk’s “pedo guy” defamation case is going to trial

A defamation case filed last year against Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk after he repeatedly called a British cave diver “pedo guy” will go to trial on October 22, a U.S. district judge determined Friday. Vernon Unsworth, the British cave diver, filed a defamation lawsuit in September 2018  in …

Apple apologizes for phishing scam account hack in China

Following reports from Chinese mobile payment companies Alipay and WeChat that some of their Apple device-using customers had lost money, Apple today apologized and confirmed that stolen Apple IDs were the subject of a hack. “We are deeply apologetic about the inconvenience caused to our customers by these phishing scams,” …

Gett raises $200M at $1.5B valuation for its B2B ride-hailing service, aims for 2020 IPO

As Uber gears up for an IPO, one of its smaller rivals has raised some money as it prepares to take its own turn on the public market. Gett — the ride-hailing startup that focuses primarily on the business market, currently in Israel, the UK, Russia and New York — has …

The Silver Islands are the best (and sexiest) region in 'Assassin's Creed Odyssey'

Warning: Spoilers for Assassin’s Creed Odyssey ahead. A lot has been written about the epic story of Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, and it’s true that the main quests of the game span a massive map and take players on a journey that blends myth, mystery, and the requisite boatloads of murder. …

Lazy Loading for WordPress: How to Add It to Your Website

This article on lazy loading for WordPress was originally published by Torque Magazine, and is reproduced here with permission. Adding lazy load to your WordPress website is an effective tool to speed up your WordPress website. We have written extensively (we even made a case study) about how slow page …

The best UK deals for Thursday: Amazon devices, Lagavulin whisky, NESCAFÉ coffee machines, and more

In case you hadn’t noticed, we are now officially living in the future. Cars are driving themselves, drones are flying overhead, and we are making frankly terrifying advancements in AI. The home is also being fast-tracked into the future. We can now control the lighting and heating when we’re at …

How to create an About page for your eCommerce shop

Driving repeat business for your eCommerce shop goes beyond having great products. In today’s fast-paced, at-your-door-in-two-days eCommerce world, online sellers need to give their customers more to hold on to. Buyers want to support businesses with similar values and interesting stories to tell — and that’s why we’re going to learn …

Week-in-Review: Tesla’s losses and Elon Musk’s new promises

What a complicated week for Tesla. The electric car-maker announced this week that it had lost more than $700 million in the first quarter of 2019, an unpleasant surprise for investors that came during its quarterly earnings report. But that was just like the 3rd or 4th most interesting piece …

PayPal shutters Malaysia office as part of customer service reorg

Payment giant PayPal has closed its office in Malaysia as part of a restructuring of its customer support teams. The office, located in capital city Kuala Lumpur, was home to a team of customer service agents that catered to PayPal users across Asian region and beyond. Now, its responsibility will …

Medicare Open Enrollment Starts Today. Do These 2 Things Now

They’re familiar rites of mid-October: the MLB playoffs and the start of Medicare open enrollment 2019. You can tune out baseball if you choose, but you can’t afford to do the same with Medicare. New players have entered the Medicare Advantage market this year, existing plans have made changes to …

How to Use Instagram To Increase Your Personal Brand’s Sales

Having a well-planned social media strategy is an important part of building your personal brand online. Using the best platforms to their fullest potential is also important for visibility and sales. Instagram is one of the top social networks today that builds a larger audience and following online, which makes …

Social media content and analytics startup PressLogic raises $10M from popular Chinese selfie app Meitu

PressLogic founders Ryan Cheung and Edward Chow PressLogic, a Hong Kong-based social media content and data analytics startup, announced today that it has raised a $10 million Series A+ round from Meitu, developer of the popular Chinese selfie app. PressLogic will use the funds to launch its new lifestyle brand GirlStyle …

Barbershop management platform Squire raises $8 million Series A round

Squire, a Y Combinator-backed business management platform for barbershops, just raised an $8 million Series A round led by Trinity Ventures. Since launching in 2016, Squire has grown to operate in 28 cities across three countries with more than $100 million in transactions processed to date. Across the 28 cities …

Peter Thiel-backed auto commerce startup Drive Motors has a new name and $5M in capital

Not that long ago, visiting the website of an auto dealership was a little like going to a store without a cash register. The retailer’s website might list all the cars, trucks and SUVs in its inventory, but there would be no way to actually buy one online. A digital …