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 …

Tech Recruiting, Finding Niches & Starting Your Own Business

In this interview, Joe Woodham discusses recruiting for a tech start-up, finding your niche, and starting your own business. Joe is known as the “intro guy” at Torii Recruitment, the specialist IT recruitment firm he founded in 2012. Finding a good fit in IT recruitment, he says, is a more …

Uber has already made billions from its exits in China, Russia and Southeast Asia

Uber’s exits from China, Russia and Southeast Asia were billed as failures from the company, but the ride-sharing giant has already made billions on paper from those moves, according to its IPO filing. Uber released its much-anticipated S1 on Thursday U.S. time and reporters and analysts are frantically digging into …

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. …

Equity transcribed: Digging into the Uber S-1

Welcome back to this week’s transcribed edition of Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast that unpacks the numbers behind the headlines. And because it’s another week, why not another emergency episode? This time Kate Clark and Alex Wilhelm popped in the studio an hour before they were due to record the …

Images of Google's new Pixel tablet leak before its October event

At this point, the biggest question about Google’s annual hardware event is not what new products the company will show off, but if there’s anything left we haven’t seen yet. The latest: images of Google’s new Pixel-branded tablet, which have surfaced thanks to My Smart Price. The leaks kicked into …

Government needs to sort Brexit deadlock as construction sector falls

The Government and Parliament must break the Brexit deadlock and find a way forward warns the Federation of Master Builders (FMB), in response to the latest Construction PMI data, which shows another drop in construction output. The March 2019 PMI data revealed an Index score of 49.7, up slightly from 49.5 in …

The developer’s guide to managing WordPress sites

Editor’s note: This post is part of our collection on managing multiple WordPress sites. As you scale your WordPress development business, you’ll eventually run into a classic conundrum that comes with managing multiple WordPress sites. Every client site needs regular updates, new plugins installed, and consistent backups—all of which take …

This Venture Capitalist Started Her Own Firm Without Any Investing Experience or Degree. Here’s How She Did It

Arlan Hamilton was homeless, sleeping on the floor of the San Francisco International Airport and couch-surfing for months when it finally happened. The 38-year-old launched Backstage Capital in 2015, a venture capital firm that invests in under-invested founders, like women, people of color, and members of the LGBTQ community. Hamilton …

Here’s a Genius Way to Save Money at Every Major Retailer

If you’re trying to save money—and who isn’t?—it’s key to shop strategically at the stores where you spend the most. That likely means some combination of Walmart, Amazon, Costco, and Target—the four all-purpose retailers biggest by sales, in that order, in the U.S. Given how easy it is to whip …

Diving into Google Cloud Next and the future of the cloud ecosystem

Extra Crunch offers members the opportunity to tune into conference calls led and moderated by the TechCrunch writers you read every day. This week, TechCrunch’s Frederic Lardinois and Ron Miller offered up their analysis on the major announcements that came out of Google’s Cloud Next conference this past week, as …

A quick look at how fast Series A and seed rounds have ballooned in recent years, fueled by top investors

Wing, a nine-year-old, Silicon Valley venture firm co-founded by veteran VCs Peter Wagner and Gaurav Garg, produces interesting research about its own industry every now and then, based on a smaller data sets than firms like Pitchbook or CB Insights tend to use. Instead of looking at funding activity broadly, …

Teams collaborate more effectively when they break off constant contact

Despite the understandable impulse organisations have to encourage people to be in constant communication with each other, teams often get better results when they collaborate only intermittently, according to a report How Intermittent Breaks in Interaction Improve Collective Intelligence, written by Ethan Bernstein, the Edward W. Conard Associate Professor of …