New US report says that climate change could cost nearly $500B per year by 2090

A new report from the U.S. government on the impacts of climate change on society indicates that unless action is taken, climatological events could cost the country nearly half a trillion dollars annually by 2090. The National Climate Assessment is a Congressionally mandated report on the impacts of climate change and …

Pocket taps Amazon Polly to let you listen to articles just like podcasts

Pocket is rolling out a handful of updates today, as the Mozilla-owned app reminds users that it’s more than a simple read-it-later service. Indeed, Pocket is probably better known as a service that lets you bookmark articles from your phone or desktop to read offline at your convenience. But the company …

Gjirafa raises a $6.7M Series B from Rockaway Capital to digitise the Balkans

There’s nothing like a niche language to create a sort of lock-in for a startup, and that’s exactly what’s happened with e case of Gjirafa. Focusing exclusively on Albanian-speaking countries, co-founder and CEO Mergim Cahani started out developing an Albanian language search engine and then literally digitizing the country’s information, …

Not All Website Hosting Companies are Created Equal: Choosing The Right One

A professional website host provider for WordPress is just the start to establishing your personal brand online. It’s important to choose one that can offer fast page loads, a dedicated email, and good security to block hackers. While many claim to offer many similar services at a low rate it’s …

Small Door raises $3.5 million in seed funding to rethink veterinary care

Millennials are opting out of marriage and kids and instead opting for pet ownership, opening the door for pet-centric businesses to grow. Small Door is one such company. The startup has raised $3.5 million in seed funding to rethink veterinary services from the ground up. The funding was led by …

Chewy founder Ryan Cohen on its fast-approaching IPO: “It’s like seeing my baby graduate”

Ask any venture capitalist about the most important ingredient to success in startups, and they’ll tell you it centers on founders who can persuade not only investors to part with some of their capital but, more important, who can convince people to leave what are often more stable jobs in …

Microsoft will offer console streaming for free to Xbox One owners

Microsoft’s Sunday E3 pressure was all about the games. In fact, while the company did offer some information about hardware and services, the information all arrived fast and furious at the end of the conference. While it’s probably unsurprising that the company had very little to offer in the way …

Rent the Runway just opened its largest brick-and-mortar store yet

Who would have thought Rent the Runway would emerge as a competitor to The Wing and all traditional brick-and-mortar retail? Its newest store, complete with co-working space, shows it’s more than just a designer gown rental service. Shortly after landing a $125 million investment at a $1 billion valuation, Rent …

Facebook Ads for lawyers: 4 ways to get more legal clients

Like most service providers, attorneys are always looking for ways to get more clients. Facebook Ads for lawyers might be an attractive lead-generation option. Why? Legal keywords currently make up the five most expensive keywords on Bing and Google. If you want to rank for “lawyer” or “attorney,” be prepared …

The European leg of a global Google staff walkout has kicked off in London and Dublin

Google employees walked out of offices in London and Dublin on Thursday morning in a protest over harassment and inequality.  It’s expected that thousands of Google staff will participate in a walkout of its 70 offices worldwide over the company’s handling of sexism complaints, abuse of power, pay inequality, and …