Equity transcribed: What the Lyft IPO means for IPO-ready unicorns

Welcome back to this week’s transcribed edition of Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast that unpacks the numbers behind the headlines. We’re running an experiment for Extra Crunch members that puts the words of our wildly popular venture capital podcast, Equity, in your eyes instead of your ears. This week, Kate …

5 kinds of Facebook content for your bowling alley marketing plan

If you aren’t using Facebook for your bowling alley marketing, now is the time to start. Every day, consumers are looking online for a local business just like yours for their next happy hour, tournament, birthday party or team building event. You need to stand out on social media so they choose …

Penta, the digital SME banking upstart, appoints co-founder of solarisBank as new CEO

Hon on the heels of being acquired by company builder Finleap, German SME banking upstart Penta has appointed a new CEO. Marko Wenthin, who previously co-founded solarisBank (the banking-as-a-service used by Penta), is now heading up the company, having replaced outgoing CEO and Penta co-founder Lav Odorović. I understand Odorović …

5 ways to manage your restaurant’s online reviews — good and bad

Restaurant owners know that handling online reviews can be difficult, especially when it comes to dealing with negative reviews that come in on Yelp, Facebook, Google and TripAdvisor. But, feedback is important to make sure you’re creating the best possible experience for customers at your restaurant. And, with the right …

Science publisher IEEE lifts ban on Huawei reviewers

After a temporary ban, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, commonly known as the IEEE, announced on Monday it has lifted curbs on editors and peer-reviewers that work for Huawei and the Chinese firm’s affiliates. The reversal is yet another example of the regulatory murkiness in the U.S.-China trade …

Consumer-focused healthcare can save lives by focusing on changing behavior

Vijay Pande Contributor Share on Twitter Vijay Pande, PhD, is a general partner at Andreessen Horowitz, as well as an Adjunct Professor of Bioengineering at Stanford University, where he continues to advise the Pande Lab — focused on tackling challenging problems in chemical biology, biophysics, and biomedicine. Everything we do …

Marriott is reportedly launching a home-sharing product in the U.S.

Airbnb is about to face some more competition in the U.S. with Marriott’s reported entrance into the home-sharing business. On the heels of a successful home-sharing pilot in Europe, Marriott is gearing up to launch a home rentals product in the U.S., according to the Wall Street Journal. Marriott is …

Businesses pledge to work towards mandatory ethnicity pay gap reporting

The government is being encouraged to implement mandatory ethnicity pay gap reporting when it announces the outcome of its ‘Ethnicity pay reporting’ consultation, which closed in January. Pre-empting that, fifteen companies have signed a commitment today to work towards mandatory ethnicity pay gap reporting. Signatories include the Bank of England, …

Google’s Cloud outage is resolved, but it reveals the holes in cloud computing’s atmosphere

Five hours after Google publicly announced that it was working to resolve an outage in its Cloud computing network that had taken out a large chunk of Google services as well as Shopify, Snap, Discord and other popular apps, the problem seems to be resolved. The outage hit everything from …

Five Techniques to Lazy Load Images for Website Performance

This article is part of a series created in partnership with SiteGround. Thank you for supporting the partners who make SitePoint possible. With images making up a whopping 65% of all web content, page load time on websites can easily become an issue. Even when properly optimized, images can weigh …

How This Single Mom Paid Off $100,000 in Student Loan Debt in Less Than 9 Years

When Takiia Anderson graduated from Boston College Law School in 1999, she was a single mom with a 2-year-old child, nearly $100,000 in student loans and a new job as a government attorney that paid $34,102 a year. She didn’t like that math. “People are talking about 20 years to …