Stylemix Themes Releases 4 Industry-Specific WordPress Themes Sponsored

While it’s true that each industry and business has its own challenges and needs, the WordPress theme market hasn’t always recognized this. So often, themes are released with promises of fitting every possible use case. However, one developer is taking a different approach. Stylemix Themes, an Envato Power Elite Author, …

OneLogin snares $100M investment to expand identity solution into new markets

OneLogin is not a young startup by any means. The identity access management company was founded in 2009 and has watched while companies like Ping Identity, Duo Security and Okta had tidy exits. But as CEOs are fond of pointing out, the total addressable market is large and where investors …

A look inside the Taipei 101 New Year’s Eve fireworks show as it goes green

One of the tallest buildings in the world, Taipei 101’s New Year’s Eve fireworks have become an iconic celebration since the first show at the end of 2004. But despite being a major tourism draw, the fireworks haven’t been immune from criticism. Over the past couple of years, as poor …

Starling’s Chief Platform Officer Megan Caywood has been recruited by Barclays

They say imitation is the highest form of flattery, but in the increasingly competitive world of banking, perhaps poaching your best people also counts. In a move that is bound to raise eyebrows in London’s fintech ecosystem and beyond, Megan Caywood, who up until this week was Starling Bank’s Chief …

Majority of British workers prepared to turn down job without flexible working option

A new survey from IWG claims that UK businesses without a flexible working policy risk losing out on top talent. IWG’s Global Workplace Survey claims that 80 percent of workers in the UK would choose a job which offered flexible working over a job that didn’t and that 73 percent …

Matt Damon was an angry, water-chugging mess as Brett Kavanaugh on 'SNL'

Remember how we spent the past week feeling like crap as a gang of powerful white men tried to force a disgraceful and clearly problematic Supreme Court nominee through the appointment process? Well. Whether or not you’ve, uh, blacked it all out, Matt Damon is here to help us remember. …

New book on the future of work argues that the office is not just surviving, but thriving

A new book from RIBA Publishing, which examines the future office, argues that despite predictions that the office is on the verge of extinction, it is not only surviving, but thriving. Digital technologies have spurred this transformation, and with it, the metamorphosis of our entire working environment. The office of …

Generation Z are more motivated by job satisfaction than money

Generation Z, the latest generation to enter the workforce, are more likely to be motivated by job satisfaction and working for social good than by money, a new report claims According to new research from Huawei, in partnership with Chris Brauer, Director of Innovation at Goldsmiths, University of London, based …

Maker Faire halts operations and lays off all staff

Financial troubles have forced Maker Media, the company behind crafting publication MAKE: magazine as well as the science and art festival Maker Faire, to lay off its entire staff of 22 and pause all operations. TechCrunch was tipped off to Maker Media’s unfortunate situation which was then confirmed by the …

George R.R. Martin’s next project is reportedly the video game, Elden Ring

E3 doesn’t technically start until Tuesday, but the leaks are already arriving fast and furious. Now that winter has come from HBO’s Game of Thrones, creator George R.R. Martin’s got several other projects in the works, including, reportedly, a new video game. Welp. Looks like everything is leaking before E3. …

Tilda Swinton posed as an old man in an impressive hoax on the movie 'Susperia'

Does the name Lutz Ebersdorf ring a bell?  That’s the name of the 80-year-old actor playing Dr Josef Klemperer in the upcoming horror movie Suspiria.  Never heard of him? Yeah, us neither. That’s because Mr. Ebersdorf does not exist. The elderly break through star was actually actor Tilda Swinton in …

A peek inside Sequoia Capital’s low-flying, wide-reaching scout program

Ten years ago, Sequoia Capital began quietly encouraging founders of its portfolio companies to consider which of their founder friends they might like to get behind financially. Sequoia would let them write checks to those companies, and it would share with them any later rewards. It was a brilliant idea. …

‘The Key’, a VR story about dreams and refugees, wins Storyscapes prize at Tribeca

“The Key,” a surreal story with a real-world political message, has won the Storyscapes award at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival That’s the festival’s juried award for immersive art. It comes with a $10,000 cash prize, which the creators say will be donated to the Friends of Refugees organizations. I …

Lack of motivation at work impacts both performance and mental health

Over seven in ten UK employees want their employers to do more to motivate them claims a new study from Reward Gateway which suggests  that some of the alarming effects that being unmotivated has on employees included a worsening in mood (60 percent); reduction in productivity levels (48 percent); declining …

The makers of Duet Display and Luna on life after Apple’s Sidecar

Of all of the WWDC announcements this week, Sidecar got me the most excited. I’m on the road a lot these days, and apps like Duet and Luna have been lifesavers. They’ve afforded me the ability to carry around a reasonably sized laptop, with an optional second screen in the …

Serverless monitoring startup Espagon expands to cover broader microservices

When Espagon launched last Fall, the Israeli startup had an idea to monitor serverless, architectures, specifically AWS Lambda. But the company didn’t want to confine itself to monitoring a narrow class of applications, and today it announced it is now able to monitor a broader set of microservice development approaches. …

Unicorns, undercorns and horses: A guide to the nonsense

Alex Wilhelm Contributor Alex Wilhelm is the editor-in-chief of Crunchbase News and co-host of Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast. More posts by this contributor Listen to us talk about ‘undercorns,’ IPOs and what going public is really about Equity Shot: A deep dive into the Uber S-1 It’s been more …