Women in work report highlights importance of training and apprenticeships

Self-employed women, who earn an average of 16 per cent less than self-employed men, should be supported with greater training and development opportunities, a new report has said.  The government should also remove any barriers preventing young women embarking on apprenticeships, according to the report published by the All Party …

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 …

UKGBC launches new industry task group on net zero carbon buildings

A new task group spearheaded by the UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) being launched which will develop an industry-led definition for net zero carbon buildings. The task group brings together over thirty experts from across the building value chain and is being supported by 12 leading industry bodies. Following the …

The Top 12 Multipurpose WordPress Themes to Choose in 2019

This sponsored article was created by our content partner, BAW Media. Thank you for supporting the partners who make SitePoint possible. Some WordPress users tend to avoid using multipurpose themes. They do so for reasons that would seem to make common sense. They subscribe to a popular saying – "jack …

Meaningful work an important driver of health and wellbeing for men

Men’s care brand Harry’s has published the findings from their first US Masculinity Report in partnership with University College London psychologist John Barry, co-founder of the male psychology section of the British Psychological Society. The report surveyed 5,000 men aged 18-95 across the US, weighted for race, income, education, sexual …

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 …

Times Internet debuts free streaming service to nab a piece of India’s massive video market

GUEST: For millions of people, MX Player is a household name. The mobile app, used by more than 175 million users worldwide every month, swiftly runs any video file you throw at it – even if your phone is running a dated Android software and has low-end hardware. Now, it …

The most overlooked path to commercialize AI is for companies to do it themselves

John Mannes Contributor John Mannes is a student at the University of Michigan. More posts by this contributor Primer helps governments and corporations monitor and understand the world’s information New venture capitalists find strength in numbers The Bessemer Process patented in 1856 by Sir Henry Bessemer is one of the …

SendBird snags $52M Series B to expand messaging API tool

SendBird, a San Francisco area startup, helps developers add messaging to their apps with a couple of lines of code. It’s an idea similar to Stripe for payments or Twilio for communications. Today, the company announced a $52 million Series B investment. The round was led by Iconiq Capital. Existing …

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 …

Clutter has picked up Omni’s storage business; Omni to focus on rentals

On the heels of Clutter announcing a large growth round of $200 million earlier this year, the storage startup is cleaning up the competitive field. TechCrunch has learned and confirmed that Clutter has purchased the storage business of erstwhile rival Omni. Omni will remain an independent company, which will now instead …

Zipline’s new $190 million funding means it’s the newest billion dollar contender in the game of drones

With a valuation of over $1 billion and $190 million in new financing, Zipline has become the latest contender to be the leader in the game of drones. The competition to be a leading vendor of delivery drone services is fierce, but Zipline has already built its billion-dollar business selling …

Digital inclusion empowers women but does not lead to better jobs

All European regulatory frameworks cite technology as a key factor in promoting competitiveness and innovation, and right alongside it is its greatest tool, the population’s digital inclusion. Digital inclusion makes it possible to develop human capital able to adapt to labour market challenges and contributes to ensuring equal opportunities in …