Depop, a social app targeting millennial and Gen Z shoppers, bags $62M, passes 13M users

The rising popularity of omni-channel commerce — selling to customers wherever they happen to be spending time online — has spawned an army of shopping tools and platforms that are giving legacy retail websites and marketplaces a run for their money. Now, one of the faster growing of these is …

6.5 Million Pounds of Beef Were Recalled Due to Salmonella. Here’s How to Check If Your Meat Is Safe

(TOLLESON, Ariz.) An Arizona company voluntarily recalled more than 6.5 million pounds (2.9 kilograms) of beef that could be contaminated with salmonella, federal officials announced Thursday. An investigation found the products, including ground beef and beef patties likely came from JBS Tolleson Inc., a meat packing plant west of Phoenix. …

How to make sure your post-holiday sales don’t slump

There’s a lot of talk about how to maximize holiday sales, but surprisingly few discuss the period afterwards. However, keeping the numbers high for post-holiday sales is key to ensuring continued growth and success. In fact, we’ll even argue that post-holiday sales represent a more lucrative, long-term way of earning …

How to personalize your fitness brand marketing campaigns

Marketing personalization is becoming more popular among brands in practically every industry, but fitness brands have exceptional potential to take advantage of the strategy. The main idea is simple: Tailor your fitness brand marketing and advertising efforts to target people on an individual level, rather than mass-marketing to an entire …

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Tinder becomes the top-grossing, non-game app in Q1 2019, ending Netflix’s reign

For the first time in years, Netflix is no longer the top grossing, non-game mobile app. Instead, that title now goes to dating app Tinder. The change in position is not surprising, given Netflix’s decision in December to stop paying the so-called “Apple tax.” That is, it no longer allows …

6 types of WooCommerce sites that don’t need product inventory

There’s a reason why WooCommerce + WordPress make for a winning combination — getting your online shop up and running only requires you to pick a hosting platform, set up the plugin and get started. It therefore comes as no surprise that WooCommerce is one of the major platforms when it …

Should you hire a data scientist for your development team?

Almost everyone in the development world knows how useful big data can be internally and with clients. So does that mean you should hire a data scientist? It’s no secret that data is crucial to compete. In fact, 70 percent of Fortune 1000 companies specifically called out big data as critical …

Adtech veteran Quantcast is latest tech giant to face GDPR privacy probe

Another tech giant is under investigation in Europe for potential privacy breaches of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), TechCrunch has learnt. The Irish Data Protection Commission (DPC), which is the lead data protection regulator for most multinational tech giants in Europe, has opened a formal probe into Quantcast’s business …

The Ticket Fairy is tech’s best hope against Ticketmaster

Ticketmaster’s dominance has led to ridiculous service fees, scalpers galore, and exclusive contracts that exploit venues and artists. The moronic approval of venue operator and artist management giant Live Nation’s merger with Ticketmaster in 2010 produced an anti-competitive juggernaut. It pressures venues to sign ticketing contracts under veiled threat that …

What is web accessibility, why does it matter, and how do you get started?

In many ways, the web is a great equalizer, granting access to a treasure trove of information and connections to all who log on. But imagine for a moment that you can’t use your keyboard due to a severe tremor or paralysis and that operating your mouse is impossible. How …

Zoom outperforms in first-ever earnings report

2019 is a great year for Zoom (Nasdaq: ZM). The company outperformed analyst expectations on Thursday with the release of its first earnings report. The profitable video communications business, which went public in one of the year’s most successful initial public offerings this April, posted revenues of $122 million for …

AT&T’s WarnerMedia might be punting on its original streaming service plans

WarnerMedia’s plans for a three-tiered streaming service appear to be influx. The AT&T-owned company is reportedly scrapping that idea and opting instead to offer HBO, Cinemax and the library of Warner Bros. content in a single subscription service that would cost between $16 and $17 a month, Wall Street Journal …

Website mockup tools: 5 popular choices to consider

Planning out a website’s layout with website mockup tools before cracking open a code editor is a good practice. However, choosing the right tool for that planning process isn’t just about what’s in your Applications folder. There are many different options available, and each might be suitable based on your …

Thumbtack is raising up to $120M on a flat valuation

Thumbtack, one of the first players in what is now known as the gig economy, has hit the fundraising circuit once again. The online services marketplace that matches customers with nearby professionals is raising up to $120 million in Series H shares, according to a Delaware stock authorization filing uncovered …