How To Get A Business Phone Number: 3 Options For The Always-On Entrepreneur

Starting a business involves more than coming up with an idea for a product or service. You need a logo and business cards. Maybe you need a website or a social media page. Entrepreneurs definitely need an email address, phone number, and smartphone. After all, being available to clients and …

Disney reports strong second-quarter, but takes $353 million write-down on Vice

Walt Disney Co. is writing down its investment in Vice Media for the second time in less than a year. In its otherwise upbeat second-quarter earnings report, the company said it was taking an impairment of $353 million for Vice. This follows the $157 million write-down Disney disclosed during its …

‘Weird Cuts’ is Google’s new AR experiment that lets you cut out pieces of reality to make collages

In addition to preserving art and historic landmarks around the world, Google’s Arts & Culture division also likes to collaborate with artists to experiment with integrations between technology and art. The latest of these efforts, a new AR app called “Weird Cuts,” was formally introduced this evening at the Google …

The One Thing Married Women Should do to Protect Their Finances Before They Retire

When Kathleen M. Rehl lost her husband, she remembers, beyond the grief, how much fear she felt. There was an underlying burden of worrying whether she would survive financially. That was unexpected, considering Rehl was a financial advisor. She was 60 when her husband died at age 72. The two …

Jimmy Kimmel asks people about their favourite novel, everyone has the exact same response

Ever wondered what most people say when asked what their favourite novel is? Well, now you know. The answer isn’t To Kill a Mockingbird, or The Great Gatsby, or any of the other classics. The answer, at least according to the (admittedly very small) sample size in the video above, …

The European leg of a global Google staff walkout has kicked off in London and Dublin

Google employees walked out of offices in London and Dublin on Thursday morning in a protest over harassment and inequality.  It’s expected that thousands of Google staff will participate in a walkout of its 70 offices worldwide over the company’s handling of sexism complaints, abuse of power, pay inequality, and …

China’s Didi is laying off 15% of its staff

China’s largest ride-hailing firm Didi plans to let go 15 percent of its employees or about 2,000 people this year, sources told TechCrunch. The cut comes as the beleagured transportation giant copes with a stricter regulatory environment that puts a squeeze on driver supply and backlash from two high-profile passenger murders …

Overworking staff hurts productivity, says TUC on ‘work your proper hours day’

Today is the TUC’s 15th annual Work Your Proper Hours Day, marking the fact that, according to the union, the average person doing unpaid overtime has effectively worked the year so far for free. A new analysis of official statistics published today by the TUC argues that UK companies claimed …

Now You Can Build Design-Oriented Pop-ups Straight from Elementor

This sponsored article was created by our content partner, BAW Media. Thank you for supporting the partners who make SitePoint possible. You either hate pop-ups, or you love them. And if you say you love them, you’re probably lying. It isn’t so much the popups themselves that irritate people. It’s …

This 29-Year-Old CEO Got His Big Break by Cold Calling Stars Like Kevin Hart and Blake Griffin. Here’s His Secret to Success

Entering the top echelon of Hollywood to work with major stars is hard enough when you’re 30. But Michael D. Ratner, 29, has done it by looking at the business in an unconventional way. The film school graduate is founder and CEO of OBB Pictures, a production company that specializes …

Pearl, the healthcare spinout from LA-based AI startup, GumGum, raises $11 million

GumGum, the Los Angeles-based startup that’s spent the past decade applying machine learning technologies to advertising and sports, has spun out a new healthcare startup focused on the dental industry called Pearl. The company has raised $11 million in financing from undisclosed strategic investors and Craft Ventures, the investment firm …

How to follow up with clients — 8 tips for success

You have an amazing first meeting with a potential client. You’re excited! It’s going to be a fantastic project, and you know you can deliver exactly what they need, within their budget and timeframe constraints. You email your thanks, including follow-up questions, and then poof! They’ve disappeared into the ether, …