This Checking Account Pays Higher Interest Than the Best Savings Accounts

Storing a chunk of cash in your checking account generally means you’re missing out on higher interest rates offered for savings accounts. But that personal finance tenet doesn’t hold true 100% of the time. As part of MONEY’s annual Best Banks ranking, our team scanned account terms provided by partner …

Petal’s no-fee credit card for the credit score-less is now open to the public

Petal, the startup credit card company that’s offering a no-fee credit line to people without a credit history, is now publicly available. Launched earlier this year by co-founders Jason Gross, Andrew Endicott, Andrew Ehrich, and Jake Arenas, Petal has received a $34 million credit facility from Jeffries and Silicon Valley …

Wing, Alphabet’s drone delivery business, to begin a pilot in Finland in Spring 2019

Wing, the drone delivery X project that “graduated” into full company status under the Alphabet umbrella this past July, is taking flight in Europe. Today, it announced that it will start a new pilot in Finland beginning in the spring of 2019 in Helsinki, delivering goods and packages of up …

Five Great Ways to Build Customer Engagement with Your Brand

When it comes to building a strong brand and setting your company apart from your competition, an impeccable level of customer engagement is essential. To build your brand’s reputation and increase sales, it’s important to put engaging with customers at the forefront of almost every business process. Your business decisions …

Stark levels of stress among small business owners as they struggle to stay solvent

Chronic work-related stress has risen sharply among small business owners, with a fifth of small business owners look to taking a job elsewhere to stay afloat this year. This is according to new research from AXA, which reveals that many are adopting short-term planning and cutting reliance on external funding ahead …

Solve, MIT’s take on social innovation challenges, may be different enough to work

Since McKinsey released a report on how best to use prizes to incentivize innovation nearly a decade ago, an entire industry has grown around social innovation challenges. The formula for these “save the world” competitions has become standard. Drum up a lot of buzz around an award. Partner with big …

Magic Leap chief content officer: ‘We recognize how important independent developers are’

Rio Caraeff’s job is to see that there is enough fun and engaging stuff on the Magic Leap One Creator Edition augmented reality glasses. Caraeff, the chief content officer at Magic Leap, took to the stage during the three-hour keynote speech at the Magic Leap L.E.A.P. conference in Los Angeles …

YouTube confirms plans to make Originals available for free

YouTube Chief Business Officer Robert Kyncl reaffirmed the company’s plans to take its Originals out from behind the paywall, making them free and ad-supported. Kyncl was speaking at YouTube’s annual Brandcast event, where the Google-owned company lays out its plans for advertisers (with lots of razzle dazzle provided by musicians …

Why you don’t want Tumblr sold to exploitative Pornhub

Tumblr has been squandered ever since it was bought for $1.1 billion in 2013 by Yahoo, now part of Verizon Media Group. Without proper strategy or talent, the blogging tool and early meme-sharing network fell into decline while Medium and Instagram soared. Yahoo wrote down Tumblr’s value by $230 million …

Twitter is reportedly removing the 'like' button and people do not like it

Twitter is about to remove the red, heart-shaped ‘like’ function from its platform, reports suggest.  According to the Telegraph, Twitter founder Jack Dorsey said at a Twitter event last week that he would get rid of the like function “soon.” Per the Telegraph, Dorsey said he “was not a fan …

Boston Dynamics 'parkour' robot took more than 20 attempts to nail it

Boston Dynamics have released another impressive robot video. This time it’s the humanoid Atlas attempting ‘parkour’.  But before you freak out in awe, Boston Dynamics have cautioned that it took 20 attempts to get it right. The big robot takeover will just have to wait.   Read more… More about …

Watch SpaceX launch an ISS resupply mission and make a drone ship landing tonight

It’s time for another SpaceX launch, and though tonight’s (technically early tomorrow morning’s) isn’t as historic as the Falcon Heavy, it’s always impressive to see a Falcon 9 lift off with supplies for the International Space Station. But inclement weather threatens to delay delivery. CRS-17 will be taking two tons …

Offices buck downward trend for UK commercial property market

Capital values across UK Commercial property fell by -0.3 percent in February 2019, according to the latest CBRE Monthly Index. Rental values fell by -0.1 percent and total returns were 0.2 percent. However, for the thirteenth consecutive month the Office sector recorded positive capital values, rental values and total returns. …

Anthropology might hold some answers to the most difficult workplace challenges

Many recent discussions have centered on the drawbacks of the open-plan office, a major format in the UK, and possible pathways to the communal workplace of the future. As part of this, it has been acknowledged that the factors responsible for determining the open-plan office’s performance are complex, and a …