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 …

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 …

Flexible and part-time workers outperform full-time colleagues

A new report from the charity Working Families assessing the flexible, agile, and family-friendly working policy of its employer members claims that flexible and part-time workers appear to outperform their full time colleagues. The 2018 Top Employers for Working Families Benchmark report captures the experience of 630,000 employees across some …

Reliance Jio’s latest acquisition is a $100M bet on the future of internet users in India

Reliance Jio, the telecom operator that has revolutionized India with its generous data plans, has its eye on the next generation of internet users with its latest acquisition. The company said today that it has bought a majority stake in Haptik, a startup that develops ‘conversational’ platforms and virtual assistants, …

How to Watch NFL Games Online for Free Today — Live

On the schedule of NFL games today are heavily anticipated Sunday afternoon matchups like the Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Kansas City Chiefs, Minnesota Vikings vs. Philadelphia Eagles, and the Los Angeles Rams vs. Seattle Seahawks. This week’s “Sunday Night Football” game, which will be broadcast on NBC, is an all-Texas battle: …

DevOps platform JFrog raises $165 million with valuation ‘way north’ of $1 billion

DevOps platform JFrog has raised $165 million in a series D round of funding led by Insight Venture Partners, with participation from Battery Ventures, Spark Capital, Sapphire Ventures, Scale Venture Partners, Dell Technologies Capital, Vintage Investment Partners, and Geodesic Capital. The company hasn’t revealed an exact valuation following…Read More Source: Venture Beat Republished by …

Time for employers to place workplace health and wellbeing front of mind, claims CBI

With the average number of days lost to ill health per employee at 5.2 days, there’s a clear impact on business, which is why firms must better prioritise the health & wellbeing of their staff. That’s according to new survey results from the CBI, in partnership with Bupa and HCA …

Jeff Bezos personally dumps a truckload of dirt on FedEx’s future

Amazon want to be plenty of things, the most predictable of which is its ambitions to control America’s shipping backbone. The company’s efforts to bring users whatever they desire in 24 hours requires movements by land, air and sea. Today, the company broke ground on expanding its airborne ambitions, breaking …

Government publishes strategy for future mobility in UK cities

The UK government has published its Future of mobility: urban strategy, which sets out its approach to working with innovators, companies, local authorities and other stakeholders to develop benefits of new urban mobility technologies. Alongside publication of the strategy, it has also launched a £90 million competition for cities to …

The White House wants to know if you’ve been ‘censored or silenced’ by social media

It’s no secret that the Trump administration has been at war with social media. In the past year, the president has accused several online giants of censoring conservative voices, in particular giants like Twitter, Google and Facebook. The Trump Administration is fighting for free speech online. No matter your views, …

London pledge to make all new buildings operate at net zero carbon by 2030

London has joined 18 other cities around the world, including Paris, New York and Tokyo, in a landmark commitment to make all new buildings operate at net zero carbon by 2030. Regulations and planning policy will also target existing buildings to make them net-zero carbon by 2050. Net zero carbon …

Jam City encourages mobile gamers to vote in midterm elections

Mobile game publisher Jam City wants players to get out to vote for the U.S. midterm elections, and it’s partnering with the national, nonpartisan, not-for-profit organization When We All Vote to drive online voter registration. From October 3 to October 5, players of Jam City’s popular mobile games, Cookie Jam, Cookie …

Power Your Business Applications with Elastic Compute Service

This article was originally published on Alibaba Cloud. Thank you for supporting the partners who make SitePoint possible. Alibaba Cloud Elastic Compute Service provides worldwide Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) to support millions of businesses around the world. This webinar provide a clear introduction to the Alibaba Cloud ECS, which will help you …

This wireless Mophie smartphone charger is sleek and powerful

The Mophie Charge Stream Powerstation Wireless Charger is a powerful charger that gives your phone an extra battery boost. The sleek device is designed for function over form with multiple ports and wireless charging capabilities. Power Up host Alix Aspe tested the power bank and has all the details. Read …

Digital and mobile tech at work is still not being used to full advantage

Just a third of businesses are using mobile technologies for their administration tasks, and as organisations struggle to digitise, many employees admit to finding pen and paper simpler to use. The vast majority (91 percent) of workers still prefer to use a desktop or laptop for administrative tasks, according to …

Spotify is test driving a car hardware thing called ‘Car Thing’

For anyone following Spotify, this no doubt felt like an inevitably. As the streaming service looks to diversify, the company’s already had some loose partnerships with hardware companies like Mighty. Now it’s looking to build its own thing. That thing being “Car Thing.” The piece of automotive hardware isn’t a …

Postmates has launched in 1,000 new cities since December

Postmates is expanding like crazy ahead of an initial public offering expected later this year. The food delivery business has launched in 1,000 new cities since December, the company announced today. San Francisco-based Postmates now operates its on-demand delivery platform, powered by a network of local gig economy workers, in …

UiPath CEO Daniel Dines is coming to Disrupt Berlin

$7 billion, that’s the valuation of UiPath following its latest funding round. Born in Romania and now headquartered in New York, the company represents a true European success story. That’s why I’m excited to announce that UiPath founder and CEO Daniel Dines is joining us at TechCrunch Disrupt Berlin. The …

Details emerge of China’s ‘Big Brother’ surveillance app targeting Muslims

It’s long been known that China is developing a dystopian surveillance system in Xinjiang, the Northwest province that’s home to China’s Uyghur Muslim population. Among the evidence includes poorly managed database and now we have details of a mobile app used by police in the region to track Uyghur citizens. …