What lift design tells us about who we are and how we work

In 1959, cardiologists Meyer Friedman and Ray Rosenman identified the personality traits which go hand in hand with disproportionate levels of heart disease. These include an overblown sense of time urgency, a desire to fit as much into each second as possible, excessive competitiveness and aggressiveness and frustration when other people …

Insight promotion: Sedus announces latest paradigm shift in seating design

Sedus designers and engineers have created the new se:motion, a swivel chair that works without conventional mechanics and makes ergonomic and agile work affordable to everyone. The chair marks a paradigm shift in the way chairs are designed specifically to meet the changing needs of people in the workplace. Terms …

Three Incident Response Preparations You Should Be Making

In the context of cybersecurity, the adage “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” is a massive understatement. Make no mistake, the easiest way to handle a security incident is to prevent it from ever happening in the first place. We continually remind our readers about security …

Instagram now demotes vaguely “inappropriate” content

Instagram is home to plenty of scantily-clad models and edgy memes that may start to get fewer views starting today. Now Instagram says “We have begun reducing the spread of posts that are inappropriate but do not go against Instagram’s Community Guidelines”. That means if a post is sexually suggestive, …

Many UK freelancers feel lonely and isolated following leap to self-employment

The solo self-employed are now a vital element of the UK economy, contributing around £271 billion to the government’s coffers in 2017, of which around £125–140 billion came from freelancers. But with some predicting that by 2020, half of the workforce will be freelancing, we need to take an objective …

10 New Year’s marketing strategies for your health and fitness business

New Year’s Day and the months that follow are the busiest and most lucrative time of the year for most health and fitness businesses — from gyms to health supplement distributors. Do you have your New Year’s marketing strategy in place yet? Need to be convinced? Roughly 21 percent of …

Google Cloud takes aim at verticals starting with new set of tools for retailers

Google might not be Adobe or Salesforce, but it has a particular set of skills, which fit nicely with retailer requirements and can over time help improve the customer experience, even if that means just simply making sure the website or app is running, even on peak demand. Today, at …

4 Ways to Grow Your Online Brand by Combining Content & Commerce

For years, one of the most significant challenges to scaling a WordPress site was due to the clunky ecommerce options. Sure, you could use platforms like Shopify, but those take your customers offsite and don’t scale well or integrate easily with WordPress. In addition, traditional ecommerce solutions focus on selling, …

Amazon and Flipkart pull 100,000s of products to comply with new Indian law

Amazon has been forced to pull an estimated 400,000 products in India after new regulation limiting e-commerce businesses went into force in the country today. First announced at the end of 2018, the new regulation imposes a ban on exclusive sales, prevents retailers from selling products on platforms they count as …

Australia’s government and political parties hit by cyber attack from ‘sophisticated state actor’

The Australia government suffered a cyber attack that it suspects is the work of a “sophisticated state actor,” according to the country’s Prime Minister. PM Scott Morrison said today the computer network of the country’s parliament, and those belonging to Liberal, Labor and Nationals parties, were targeted by an attack which took place a …

Movo grabs $22.5M to get more cities in LatAm scooting

Madrid-based micromobility startup Movo has closed a €20 million (~$22.5M) Series A funding round to accelerate international expansion. The 2017 founded Spanish startup targets cities in its home market and in markets across LatAm, offering last mile mobility via rentable electric scooters (e-mopeds and e-scooters) plotted on an app map. …

Cathay Capital and AfricInvest to raise $168M Africa VC fund

Tunisia based private equity firm Africinvest has teamed up with Cathay Capital — a global private equity firm based in Paris — to launch a new Africa tech fund with a target raise of $168 million. Details are still forthcoming, but the Cathay Africinvest Innovation Fund will focus primarily on …

Amber Heard on the countless number of ways to help your community

Rebecca Ruiz, Senior Features Writer at Mashable, and Amber Heard, Actress, Activist and Human Rights Champion of the UN Human Rights office speak about lifting others up through activism, charity and support. Read more… More about Human Rights, Amber Heard, Social Good Summit 2018, Social Good, and Other Source: Mashable …

RICS and CIBRE to publish new book on diversity in the real estate sector

RICS and CBRE have announced the publication of a new book: Managing Diversity and Inclusion in the Real Estate Sector, which will be launched at MIPIM 2019 in Cannes. Co-authored by real estate veterans, Amanda Clack, Head of Strategic Advisory at CBRE and Judith Gabler, Acting Managing Director, Europe for …

Executives understand the importance of big data but have little idea what to do with it

  When board members in big firms make critical decisions about their organisations, it is almost always behind closed doors. So exactly how and if senior leaders draw on big data factors in their decision-making is largely unexplained. Researchers from Brunel University studied top-level decisions by board managers at 19 organisations …