Tuesday’s Mega Millions Jackpot Is Now Worth a Whopping $654 Million, Its Second Largest Ever

No ticket matched the six winning numbers in Friday’s Mega Millions drawing, pushing the jackpot up from $548 million to a whopping $654 million. That amount makes the latest jackpot the second-largest prize in Mega Millions history, coming in just behind 2012’s record-breaking $656 million jackpot. Friday’s numbers were 4, …

Grocery startup Honestbee makes layoffs and cuts costs as it prepares to raise more money

Asia Pacific grocery delivery startup Honestbee has confirmed it is suspending business in half of the eight markets it operates in and laying off 10 percent of its 1,000 staff. The cost-cutting appears to be part of belt-tightening ahead of a planned new injection of funding, TechCrunch has come to …

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 …

Sennheiser debuts its first wireless gaming headset, the GSP 670

During Computex last week, Sennheiser gave media a sneak peek at its first wireless gaming headset, the GSP 670, slated to ship starting at the beginning of next month. The GSP 670 retails for €349 (about $393), significantly pricier then other popular wireless gaming headsets (as well as its wired …

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 …

Facebook adds free TV shows Buffy, Angel, Firefly to redefine Watch

Facebook hasn’t had a hit show yet for its long-form video hub Watch, so it’s got a new plan: digging up some deceased cult favorites from television. First up, Facebook is making all episodes of Joss Whedon’s Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Angel, and Firefly free on Facebook Watch. There’ll be …

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 …

Neither bosses nor staff feel confident about future UK business environment

Two new reports published this week, show a lack of confidence amongst employers and employees within the UK business environment. The latest data in Gartner’s Global Talent Monitor report shows employee confidence in near-term business conditions and long-term economic prospects reaching an index score of 55.6 for the last quarter …

Elementary Robotics raises cash to expand in Los Angeles’ growing robotics hub

Elementary Robotics has raised $3.6 million in seed funding to begin building a manufacturing facility and expand its presence in Los Angeles as the city continues to grow as a hub for robotics and automation.  Earlier this year, Embodied announced a $22 million round for its personal robotics platform focused on healthcare …

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 …

Salesforce, AWS expand partnership with secure data sharing between platforms

Salesforce and Amazon’s cloud arm, AWS, have had a pretty close relationship for some time, signing a $400 million deal for infrastructure cloud services in 2016, but today at Dreamforce, Salesforce’s massive customer conference taking place this week in San Francisco, they took it to another level. The two companies …

FoodShot Global is digging up innovation for soil health as part of its first prize competition

FoodShot Global, a prize platform devoted to transforming the world’s food and agriculture industries, has awarded the first round of prizes for its Innovating Soil 3.0 competition.  Trace Genomics, a startup developing an analytics service for soil health to optimize the use of farmland, has received an undisclosed investment from FoodShot’s …