Enterprising entrepreneurs start businesses during U.S. government shutdown

The entrepreneurial spirit is bringing hope — and income — to some U.S. government employees and contractors hit by the longest partial government shutdown in U.S. history. The shutdown is affecting an estimated 800,000 federal employees (both furloughed and working without pay) and 4 million contractors who work for nine out …

Can the startup building a Fortnite for VR become the Fortnite of VR?

Virtual reality hasn’t proven itself to be the lucrative escape of the every-man, but the medium has done a fairly good job enticing the gaming community and keeping that niche (mostly) happy. While a couple of big titles have gotten some halfway-decent ports to VR, for the most part VR …

Prisma’s new AI-powered app, Lensa, helps the selfie camera lie

Prisma Labs, the startup behind the style transfer craze of a couple of years ago, has a new AI-powered iOS app for retouching selfies. An Android version of the app — which is called Lensa — is slated as coming in January. It bills Lensa as a “one-button Photoshop”, offering a curated …

A new deal for dads at work is essential in the quest for gender balance

New research published by consulting firm Talking Talent claims to identify how it is essential for employers to improve support for working fathers in order to achieve equality for working mothers. Organisations need to go further than setting policy to achieve this – they need working practices that make it …

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 …

Seismic scores $100 million Series E investment on $1 billion valuation

Seismic has been helping companies create and manage their sales and marketing collateral since 2010. Today the company announced a $100 million Series E investment on a $1 billion valuation. The round was led by Lightspeed Venture Partners and T Rowe Price. Existing investors General Atlantic, JMI Equity and Jackson …

10 Ways to Boost Your Productivity as a Home Business Entrepreneur

Have you ever fancied becoming a home business entrepreneur? Do you already work from home, but find yourself struggling to manage the balance between your work and home life? It can be difficult to establish a routine when you take the plunge and work from home, but the benefits of …

Facebook debuts Portal and Portal+ with AI-enhanced Messenger video calls and Amazon’s Alexa

Facebook today unveiled its first-ever consumer electronic device built from the ground up. Portal and Portal+ can display photos and videos posted by friends on Facebook and are made for AI-enhanced video calls with Facebook Messenger, an app with 1.3 billion monthly active users. The devices will be able to …

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 …

Quip raises another $40 million for dental care products and services

Quip, the dental care startup that got its start selling electric toothbrushes directly to consumers, has raised $40 million. The money comes in the form of equity and debt financing, with about half of the funding coming in an equity deal lead by Sherpa Capital and the other half in debt …

Most of the Fortune 100 still use flawed software that led to the Equifax breach

Almost two years after Equifax’s massive hack, the majority of Fortune 500 companies still aren’t learning the lessons of using vulnerable software. In the last six months of 2018, two-thirds of the Fortune 500 companies downloaded a vulnerable version of Apache Struts, the same vulnerable server software that was used …

London, Paris and Stockholm lead ranks of European coworking hotspots

London, Paris and Stockholm are among the major cities featured in a new research report from Cushman & Wakefield (registration) into the coworking and flexible office sectors, which pinpoints future demand and the next likely growth hotspots across Europe. According to the report, coworking’s rapid expansion in recent years has …

Government needs to sort Brexit deadlock as construction sector falls

The Government and Parliament must break the Brexit deadlock and find a way forward warns the Federation of Master Builders (FMB), in response to the latest Construction PMI data, which shows another drop in construction output. The March 2019 PMI data revealed an Index score of 49.7, up slightly from 49.5 in …