China’s largest stock photo provider draws fire over use of black hole image

While the world marvels at the first black hole image ever taken, a Chinese photo-sharing community is setting off a huge public outcry over its use of the landmark photo and a wider debate over copyrights practices in China. As soon as the European Southern Observatory released the black hole …

How to install WooCommerce on WordPress: A quick guide for new users

There are plenty of options out there when you’re looking for a tool to build your blog, portfolio, or even an eCommerce site. More commonly, these tools are called content management systems, or just CMS. WordPress is the most famous and widely used CMS. Chances are that if you browsed …

How to navigate the UK’s immigration compliance nightmare

The United Kingdom’s current government has ended up restricting high-skill immigration as part of its larger drive to decrease all immigration. While it pays lip service to being a startup hub, we just published an article examining how one promising high-profile startup, Metail, has been cut off from hiring more …

Looker snags $103 million investment on $1.6 billion valuation

Looker has been helping customers visualize and understand their data for seven years now and today it got a big reward, a $103 million Series E investment on a $1.6 billion valuation. The round was led by Premji Invest with new investment from Cross Creek Advisors and participation from the …

Facebook Says Hackers Just Breached 50 Million Accounts. Here’s How to Keep Yours Safe

Social media giant Facebook said on Friday that it discovered a giant security breach affecting nearly 50 million accounts. Facebook found the breach on Tuesday and fixed it by Thursday night, the company said. It is currently working with the FBI. Details of what happened are still emerging, and it’s …

Employers need to prepare workers for the new era of artificial intelligence

  People and machines are entering a new era of learning in which artificial intelligence (AI) augments ordinary intelligence and helps people realise their full potential. But CIOs need to prepare workers for a future in which people do more creative and impactful work because they no longer have to perform many routine and repetitive tasks, according to analysts speaking at the Gartner Symposium/ITxpo.  Although …

How to sell a content creation service to earn recurring revenue

Recurring revenue is glorious. Once you reach that elusive land of automatic money coming in every month that isn’t requiring you to constantly close new sales, everything gets easier. Selling a content creation service can be an essential component of your plan to serve your clients better and bring in …

RICS announces standards to tackle unfair commercial property service charges

New mandatory requirements that will ensure service charges to commercial tenants are transparent, upfront and fair, and that any costs incurred are in accordance with the terms of the occupational leases, have been announced by RICS. The Institute, which has long called for a fairer and more professional approach to …

Blue Origin and SpaceX get million-dollar NASA nod to test moon lander tech

Eleven aerospace companies will share more than $45 million in funds from NASA to design and test prototypes for the Artemis moon missions, the agency has announced. Among the established names like Northrop Grumman and Sierra Nevada are relative newcomers SpaceX and Blue Origin, looking to make a place for …

VLC prepares to add AirPlay support as it crosses 3 billion downloads

VLC, the hugely popular media playing service, is filing one of its gaps with the addition of AirPlay support as its just crossed an incredible three billion users. The new feature was revealed by Jean-Baptiste Kempf, one of the service’s lead developers, in an interview with Variety at CES and it will give …

SitePoint Premium New Releases: Flask, Pug, ECMAScript, Linux + More

We’re working hard to keep you on the cutting edge of your field with SitePoint Premium. We’ve got plenty of new books to check out in the library — let us introduce you to them. Mastering Flask Web Development Second Edition Build modern, secure, production-ready web MVC apps and APIs …