This Stock Market Trend Has Only Happened 5 Times Before. It’s Almost Always Good News

Investors who are enjoying the stock market’s current six-month long rally may be set for even more good news. After a rough patch during the first three months of the year, the S&P 500 has posted six-straight months of gains — rising roughly 11% since April 1. Even better: It’s …

How to Build a WordPress Theme from Scratch: Final Steps

In this article, we’ll complete our foray into building a WordPress theme from scratch, focusing on refining our templates, adding meta information, post thumbnails, sidebars, user-friendly controls and more. This is the third, and last part of the WordPress series on building a WordPress theme. Part 1 introduced WordPress theming, …

In 2018 the ticketing industry finally killed the ‘sold out’ show

Jesse Lawrence Contributor Jesse Lawrence has been in media and tech for 20 years. Prior to TicketIQ, he worked at MediaMath and IAC. He started his career as a writer. More posts by this contributor The Golden Knights, live gambling and the future of live sports attendance After years of …

Heartland Tech Weekly: 2 VCs share why they’re investing more outside the Valley

In this week’s newsletter, I want to point to a couple of recent pieces where Silicon Valley-based VCs have spoken about how the places they are investing in have changed. First up, a piece from Hunter Walk, a partner at seed stage venture fund Homebrew, that goes through the different geographical “phases” …

What is upselling and how can you do it without scaring away your customers?

What is upselling? Well, there are certain terms and questions that invoke a slightly dirty feeling. Upselling — a classic salesperson’s technique — is one of them. However, the reality is it can become a vital part of your aftercare and overall sales strategy. Of course, your goal should always …

IBM is betting the farm on Red Hat — and it better not mess up

Who expects a $34 billion deal involving two enterprise powerhouses to drop on a Sunday afternoon, but IBM and Red Hat surprised us yesterday when they pulled the trigger on a historically large deal. IBM has been a poster child for a company moving through a painful transformation. As Box CEO …

Performance-based pay linked to employee mental-health problems, study suggests

In what its authors claim is the first big-data study combining objective medical and compensation records with demographics, researchers at Washington University in St. Louis and Aarhus University in Denmark discovered once a company switches to a pay-for-performance process, the number of employees using anxiety and depression medication increased by …

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 …

Digital workplace pioneered by medium sized businesses, study claims

Medium-sized businesses now account for over 60 percent of US jobs, and are investing fast in technology. However, with digital now a priority for businesses of all sizes, they must ensure they have the necessary skills and security management in place to handle the change, or risk falling behind competitors …

'The Care and Keeping of You' author on why Google can't replace the classic puberty book for girls

The internet has changed how kids learn about sex, but sex ed in the classroom still sucks. In Sex Ed 2.0, Mashable explores the state of sex ed and imagines a future where digital innovations are used to teach consent, sex positivity, respect, and responsibility. There are few things more …

Without proof, is Huawei still a national security threat?

It’s Huawei vs. the U.S., the U.K., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and most of Europe and Japan. It’s almost as if the world’s biggest surveillance superpowers don’t want Huawei cell tower and networking router equipment inside critical networks in their countries, amid concerns of the company’s links to the Chinese …

British Council for Offices announces names of best workplaces in UK

Bloomberg’s London HQ (left) came out on top at the British Council for Offices (BCO) National Awards in the UK’s capital last night, taking home both the ‘Best of the Best’ and the ‘Corporate Workplace’ awards. The office was joined by five other award winners recognised for excellence in office …

Commercial property uptake shows finance sector remains committed to London

Undeterred by political and economic headwinds in recent years, London remains a world leading financial centre and is by far the most active centre in Europe, according to the latest research from global real estate advisor CBRE. According to the report, 1.1 million people were employed in the UK financial …