Beyond the lead magnet: Next steps to draw your prospect down the funnel

Dr. John Wilkins had a plan to get mankind onto the moon. He wrote about it in his books and discussed it with whoever he spoke to. His vision: “flying chariots” breaking out of Earth’s pull and into the void of space before gently landing on the moon. It was revolutionary …

Coinbase adds USDC stablecoin support in 50 countries

Cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase is ramping up stablecoin support around the world. Customers can now trade USD Coin (or USDC for short) in 50 new countries — USDC support was already available in 35 countries. You can trade USDC on both Coinbase and Coinbase Pro. The company has been aggressive when …

India to reportedly investigate Google over alleged Android abuse

More than 95 percent of the smartphones that ship in India run Android operating system, according to industry estimates. Now the Indian antitrust watchdog is convinced that the nation should investigate if Google is abusing the dominant position of its mobile operating system to hurt local rivals. The Competition Commission …

This neural network detects whether faces have been Photoshopped

Using Photoshop and other image manipulation software to tweak faces in photos has become common practice, but it’s not always made clear when it’s been done. Berkeley and Adobe researchers have created a tool that not only can tell when a face has been Photoshopped, but can suggest how to …

Walmart Grocery is now offering a $98 per year ‘Delivery Unlimited’ subscription

Walmart is taking aim at Instacart, Target’s Shipt and Amazon Prime Now/Whole Foods with a new grocery delivery subscription service called simply, “Delivery Unlimited.” Before, Walmart shoppers could order groceries online and pick them up at their local store for free or they could opt to pay the $9.95 (or …

Amazon Alexa now offers long-form news coverage in addition to Flash Briefings

One of the top use cases for Amazon Alexa is its ability to quickly summarize the day’s headlines via its customizable “Flash Briefing” skill. Now, Amazon is rolling out a new feature that will allow Alexa device owners to get more in-depth news from their preferred news provider, with this …

Facebook talked privacy, Google actually built it

Mark Zuckerberg: “The future is private”. Sundar Pichai: ~The present is private~. While both CEO’s made protecting user data a central theme of their conference keynotes this month, Facebook’s product updates were mostly vague vaporware while Google’s were either ready to ship or ready to demo. The contrast highlights the …

UX SEO: How user experience can affect search engine rankings

Today, user experience (UX) has a considerable impact on search engine optimization (SEO). How did we reach a point where UX SEO matters so much? SEO has evolved drastically over the past decade. Years ago, you were able to achieve first-page ranking on Google by just stuffing your website full …

Why are graduates favouring Manchester over London?

The economic performance of UK cities is increasingly dependent on the skills of their workforce. Cities across the UK face the challenge of both attracting and retaining high-skilled talent. The Great British Brain Drain investigates migration within the UK, specifically within cities. It finds that many university cities lose their …

5 best invoicing software options for small business

For many small businesses and entrepreneurs, invoicing and collecting payments is the lifeblood of your organization. However, finding the best invoicing software for small businesses can prove challenging. Many of your existing platforms or tools might have an invoicing capability (for example Microsoft Office 365, or Square point-of-sale), or you …

Trump’s Trade War Could Cost Every U.S. Household Nearly $2,500, According to a New Report. Here’s Why

President Donald Trump’s trade policy could cost American households thousands of dollars next year, according to a study released Tuesday. The report, authored by Terrie Walmsley and Peter Minor and sponsored by the pro-free-trade Koch Industries, concluded that Trump’s threats to boost tariffs on Chinese products, impose tariffs on auto …

Silicon Valley’s founder fetish infantilizes public companies

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week was a lot of fun. We had Kate and Alex in the studio with Chris running the show and reminding half the recording team about English words (immersive, as a spoiler). …

Now on Kickstarter, Tech DIY uses sewing to teach kids how to build electronics

Tech DIY takes a soft touch toward teaching electronics—literally. Now on Kickstarter, the kit uses sewing to teach kids and adult beginners about electronic and electric circuits by sewing dolls, soft figures and bracelets that light up, move and make noises. Tech DIY was created by Ji Sun Lee and …

Mind launches toolkit to promote better wellbeing in the built environment

A new toolkit is online at the Mental Health at Work website. This UK-wide initiative allows all types of employers and employees to access free tools, advice and information – all in one place. The construction toolkit includes resources from a range of expert organisations. The resources include tips on …

Jeff Bezos Thinks Amazon Will Go Bankrupt One Day. Here’s What He’s Telling His Employees About the Company’s Future

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos made a stunning acknowledgment last week in an all-hands meeting, a recording of which was heard by CNBC. With the company valued at just shy of $1 trillion and Bezos being the richest man in modern history, the Amazon CEO said his 24-year-old firm was far …

We are leaving older adults out of the digital world

Jessica Fields Contributor Share on Twitter Jessica Fields is a research analyst and program manager at the UCSF Center for Vulnerable Populations at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and a collaborator in The OpEd Project. May is national Older Americans Month, and this year’s theme is Connect, Create, Contribute. One area in particular threatens to …