Get inspired by these people of color in leadership positions

Although there’s still a long way to go, diversity within the business world is improving, even among the highest tiers of management. This is great news, as diverse leadership within an industry can have a positive impact on that industry as a whole. This increase in diversity also has the …

3 awesome WordPress customer support plugins to bring a smile to your clients’ faces

Human interaction. It’s something that everyone should want to participate in, given that we are all humans. However, as a web professional, it’s totally understandable that you’d be more comfortable whispering sweet nothings to a newly opened function (or class, if you’re that way inclined). Unfortunately, we have news for …

Tencent shakeup puts the focus on enterprise

Chinese internet giant Tencent is reorganizing its business to place more emphasis on enterprise as it prepares for the future of technology and looks to alleviate the pressure on its under-fire consumer business. The reorg, which Reuters reports is the company’s first shakeup for six years, was announced over the …

Propel raises $12.8M for its free app to manage government benefits

Propel, maker of the Fresh EBT app for managing food stamps and other benefits, announced today that it has raised $12.8 million in Series A funding. Fresh EBT (the EBT stands for the Electronics Transfer Benefit card, which is how food stamp participants receive their benefits) allows users to check …

Funding Circle IPO continues Index Ventures’ bonkers 2018: 8 exits and $1.65 billion in new funds

As if Index Ventures wasn’t already on fire this year, the venture capital firm saw yet another exit from one of its portfolio companies today. The latest celebration is for Funding Circle, whose IPO on the London Stock Exchange valued the London-based fintech company at $2 billion and raised $391 million. …

Samsung forecasts record $15.5B profit thanks to chips not smartphones

Samsung’s last quarter of business saw its slowest growth of profits in a year thanks to weak sales of its flagship Galaxy S9 smartphone. But the company is about much more than just phones, and that’s why it is forecasting a record operating profit of nearly $15.5 billion for its …

Flash, the stealthy e-scooter and ‘micro-mobility’ startup from Delivery Hero founder, raises €55M Series A

Flash, the stealthy mobility startup from Delivery Hero and Team Europe founder Lukasz Gadowski, is de-cloaking today, with news that the Berlin-based company has raised a whopping €55 million in Series A funding. Despite rumours that multiple VC firms would be involved, the bulk of the new funding comes from …

3 social media blunders from 2018 and what you can learn from them

Social media is an integral part of our lives — with research suggesting that the average person spends more than two hours every day on social networking sites. Social media has grown into more than just a platform for kids to communicate, families to stay connected and parents to post photos …

Tilda Swinton posed as an old man in an impressive hoax on the movie 'Susperia'

Does the name Lutz Ebersdorf ring a bell?  That’s the name of the 80-year-old actor playing Dr Josef Klemperer in the upcoming horror movie Suspiria.  Never heard of him? Yeah, us neither. That’s because Mr. Ebersdorf does not exist. The elderly break through star was actually actor Tilda Swinton in …

Nexon founder hints at plan to sell his $9B majority share in gaming giant

The founder of Korea’s Nexon, one of the biggest gaming companies on the planet, today appeared to acknowledge his intention to sell his controlling interest for around $9 billion. The divestment has been a hot rumor after a report from newspaper Korea Economic Daily this week [via Reuters] suggested that Jung-Ju Kim, who founded Nexon back …

Melissa McCarthy Makes $12 Million a Year, Wakes Up at 4:30 A.M., and Doesn’t Use Her Phone on the Weekends

Melissa McCarthy is one of the highest-paid women in Hollywood. She went from having major credit-card debt as a 20-year-old just starting her comedy career in New York to earning $12 million in 2018 at age 47. Today she’s worth $60 million, according to Forbes. But you wouldn’t know she’s …