VC investment in European startups plunged 21% in Q3 2018

As Silicon Valley and China see VC funding accelerate, Europe seems to be slipping into a lower gear. According to the latest quarterly numbers from Dow Jones VentureSource, the amount of funding raised by startups in Europe and the number of deals all slid sharply in the three months ending in September. …

Bitcoin Is Tanking Hard — and Is Now the Lowest It’s Been in Over a Year

Bitcoin tumbled below $6,000 for the first time since August and reached its lowest level in over a year, breaking the recent stretch of tranquility exhibited by the notoriously volatile digital alternative to cash. The world’s largest cryptocurrency tumbled as much as 15 percent, with most of the initial loss …

The 'Don't say it' meme is so relatable for anyone whose mouth has a mind of its own

Sometimes your mouth is just not in the mood to follow instructions from your brain. We all know the feeling of having no control over the words coming out of our mouths. And now, that feeling has been encapsulated in the “don’t say it” meme. SEE ALSO: The anatomy of …

“First ever” dedicated UK India tech hub opens at Royal Albert Dock London

A newly delivered building at Royal Albert Dock (RAD) in London has been launched as the UK India Tech Hub to provide a designated space for technology firms from India and the UK. It is claimed to be the first venture capital fund that has partnered with a business district …

Entrepreneurs Capitalize on the Three Fastest Growing Sports in the World

Soccer is the biggest and richest sport in the world. The Super Bowl may attract huge numbers every year with 110 million viewers, but the last World Cup Final attracted nearly 3.5 billion, roughly half of the world’s population and a figure that is simply staggering on all levels. The …

Developers can now verify mobile app users over WhatsApp instead of SMS

Facebook today released a new SDK that allows mobile app developers to integrate WhatsApp verification into Account Kit for iOS and Android. This will allow developers to build apps where users can opt to receive their verification codes through the WhatsApp app installed on their phone instead of through SMS. …

Facebook takes its Portal international, adds WhatsApp support

At its F8 developer conference, Facebook today announced that it is launching its Portal video chat hardware internationally by bringing it to Canada and a select number of European countries, too. This roll-out will begin in June for $199 and $349, depending on the screen size. The company did not …

Website security testing and malware removal tools for your healthcare practice

As a small business owner in the healthcare industry, you should be especially concerned with the security of your website. Unfortunately, while immersed in your work in can be challenging to learn the ropes of online security. That’s one reason that many healthcare entrepreneurs are woefully underprepared for the threat …

Facebook blocked users from posting some stories about its security breach

Some users are reporting that they are unable to post today’s big story about a security breach affecting 50 million Facebook users. The issue appears to only affect particular stories from certain outlets, at this time one story from The Guardian and one from the Associated Press, both reputable press outlets. …

Workplace design in tech sector out of step with demands of modern work

HOK has released the second volume of HOK Forward, its annual report exploring a crucial issue in workplace design. HOK Forward: Tech Workplace Takes Center Stage investigates the distinct threats and challenges facing the tech sector and explores how these same challenges are affecting all companies, regardless of the industry in …

Facebook retargeting: How to retarget website visitors with Facebook Ads

More than 50 million businesses use Facebook Business Pages to grow their audiences. It makes sense since over 2 billion people use Facebook every month. But with the changing algorithms and all the competition (including baby pictures, engagement announcements, politics and happy cat videos), business owners like you need more than …

FCC will suspend most operations on Thursday if the shutdown continues

The Federal Communications Commission said on Monday that it will need to suspend most of its operations by the middle of Thursday if the partial government shutdown continues. The FCC will continue “work required for the protection of life and property,” as well as work related to spectrum auctions, since …