A closer look at Royole’s foldable display

You’d be forgiven if Royole doesn’t ring any bells. Even here China, it’s far from a household name. Still, the Shanghai-based startup recently secured an undisclosed Series E, vaulting its valuation to an apparent $5 billion, up from $3 billion in late 2016. Founded in 2012, Royole’s best-known release was …

Working with a graphic designer: How to effectively communicate your ideas

So, you have a project with a looming due date hanging over your head and you know you can’t do it alone. Working with a graphic designer will take care of all the custom design work you need to complete your project. Finding the right graphic designer is the tricky …

Facebook sends Sphero robots so classrooms can apply coding education

Program a robotic toy to move and you could be hooked on coding for life. That’s the idea behind Facebook’s newest educational initiative called CodeFWD. It provides online coding tutorials for teachers and students powered by Code.org, and if classrooms finish those, they can apply to be sent a free …

Half the UK workforce believes their employer does not understand them

Fifty percent of UK employees feel their employers don’t understand them or their potential – higher than the European average of 46 percent according to a study of over 2,000 workers across the UK, France, Germany, Italy and the Netherlands from ADP. The research found that 40 percent of UK …

After Uber partnership, Cargo raises $22.5 million to scale its in-car commerce service globally

In-car commerce startup Cargo has raised $22.5 million in a series A round of funding led by Peter Thiel’s Founders Fund, with participation from Coatue Management, Aquiline Technology Growth, CRCM Ventures, Rosecliff Ventures, Kellogg’s Eighteen94 capital, RiverPark Ventures, and a series of notable individual investors including Zynga…Read More Source: Venture Beat Republished by …

A man-eating tiger is dead. And that's good for other tigers.

After killing and eating more than a dozen villagers in India over the last two years, an elusive tigress was shot dead by government-hired hunters on November 2.  Killing endangered wild tigers certainly isn’t ideal, as there are only some 2,150 to 3,150 adults left in the wild, globally. But, …

SenseHawk, drone analytics for the solar industry, takes flight with $2M investment

The consumer market is just the tip of the iceberg for drones, which have the potential to deploy across a range of different industry verticals such as construction or agriculture. That’s the premise beyond SenseHawk, a U.S-India startup that specializes in using data captured by drones to develop insight for projects …

Forward Health, the healthcare messaging app, scores $3.9M led by Stride.VC

Forward Health, the U.K. startup that has built an app to help healthcare professionals communicate in a secure and compliant way, has picked up $3.9 million in seed funding. Leading the round is Stride.VC, the new VC fund from Fred Destin, formerly a Partner at Accel, and Harry Stebbings, producer …

What we have wrong about why some companies are more successful than others

New research published in the Strategic Management Journal suggests a firm’s competitive advantage can last more than three times as long as previously believed. INSEAD Assistant Professor of Strategy Phebo Wibbens found that companies with “higher-order” resources can greatly outlast their competitors. Traditionally, strategy experts have focused on a firm’s operating …

Anti-fraud startup Shape Security raises $26M in Series E round to drive global expansion

Shape Security, a fraud-fighting cybersecurity company, has closed a $26 million round of Series E funding. This will be the fifth round of funding — more than $130 million — since the Mountain View, Calif.-based company was founded in 2011. This latest round was led by Norwest Venture Partners, Kleiner …

How to Create Compelling Content for Your Portfolio Site

We web designers are often great at helping our clients develop a winning content strategy. But our own websites? That can be a different story. Quite often, we’re so focused on helping others that our own sites suffer. That can have a negative impact on your business. Without compelling content …

Flexible working legislation has failed to change anything

Legislation giving employees the right to request flexible working has failed to increase take-up, new research from the University of Manchester shows. The research, presented at the British Sociological Association conference in Belfast last week, has found that there has been no significant overall increase in the number of employees working …

Cambridge continues to attract science and technology firms

A new report claims that Cambridgeshire continues to attract science and technology companies despite the current Brexit uncertainty. The analysis (registration required) from Bidwells of the Cambridge office and laboratory market claims that 0.6 million sq ft of new space will be complete during the first half of 2019. This is the …

Breaking eggs and a two thousand year quest to make the most of each day

The fracturing of time and place underlies every one of the great workplace issues of our time. Everything that springs from this – the where, when, how, what and why of work – is defined by the shattering of any fixed idea we may once have had of a time …

How to decorate your eCommerce shop for the winter holidays

Why might you want to decorate your eCommerce shop for the winter holidays? Google seems to like and reward websites that refresh their content regularly, according to “10 Illustrations of How Fresh Content May Influence Google Rankings” on the Moz blog: “The goal here shouldn’t be to update your site …