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 …

Local Sync: easily deploy your website from your computer to the server

The cool thing about building websites on your computer is that it’s fast, and you keep working even when you don’t have an internet connection. Getting that website is another matter; with all the FTP uploads and database imports, you waste hours. Or, should I say, you used to waste …

WorldCover raises $6M round for emerging markets climate insurance

WorldCover, a New York and Africa-based climate insurance provider to smallholder farmers, has raised a $6 million Series A round led by MS&AD Ventures. Y-Combinator, Western Technology Investment, and EchoVC also participated in the round. WorldCover’s platform uses satellite imagery, on-ground sensors, mobile phones, and data analytics to create insurance …

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 …

Transportation Weekly: Amazon’s secret acquisition and all the AV feels

Welcome to Transportation Weekly; I’m your host Kirsten Korosec, senior transportation reporter at TechCrunch. I cover all the ways people and goods move from Point A to Point B — today and in the future — whether it’s by bike, bus, scooter, car, train, truck, robotaxi or rocket. Sure, let’s …

Accenture announces intent to buy French cloud consulting firm

As Google Cloud Next opened today in San Francisco, Accenture announced its intent to acquire Cirruseo, a French cloud consulting firm that specializes in Google Cloud intelligence services. The companies did not share the terms of the deal. Accenture says that Cirruseo’s strength and deep experience in Google’s cloud-based artificial …

Jamie Lee Curtis smashes box office records, tweets the perfect reaction

When you’re really proud of something, sometimes you’ve just gotta shout about it.  That’s exactly what Jamie Lee Curtis rightfully did when her movie smashed three, yes THREE, box office records.  SEE ALSO: 13 horror movies for beginners you can stream right now Per Variety, Halloween earned $77.5 million (£59.49 …

From crypto winter to crypto weirder

Captain Kirk and neo-Dadaists. Repugnant markets and legendary cryptographers. “Digital couture” auctioned by CryptoKitties developers. Distributed autonomous art organizations. A keynote speech looking back from 2047 at the near-apocalypse of 2026, from which we were saved by a new, fully tokenized economy. Yes, that’s right: NYC Blockchain Week has begun. …

Meet Jack Brooksbank, a 31-Year-Old Tequila Brand Ambassador Marrying Into the Royal Family This Week

Princess Eugenie is getting married on Friday in yet another lavish royal wedding in 2018. But unlike when Prince Harry wed American actress Meghan Markle earlier this year, Eugenie’s soon-to-be husband isn’t already famous in his own right. In fact, unless you’re an avid British tabloid reader, you might not …

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 …

Amazon Spark, the retailer’s two-year-old Instagram competitor, has shut down

Amazon’s two-year-old Instagram competitor, Amazon Spark, is no more. Hoping to capitalize on the social shopping trend and tap into the power of online influencers, Amazon in 2017 launched its own take on Instagram with a shoppable feed of stories and photos aimed at Prime members. The experiment known as …

ClassPass, Gfycat, StreetEasy hit in latest round of mass site hacks

In just a week, a single seller put close to 750 million records from 24 hacked sites up for sale. Now, the hacker has struck again. The hacker, whose identity isn’t known, began listing user data from several major websites — including MyFitnessPal, 500px and Coffee Meets Bagel, and more recently Houzz …

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 …

21 entrepreneur quotes to kickstart your New Year’s resolutions

Starting a new business is a lot like creating a New Year’s resolution. You’ve thought long and hard about ideas, you’ve weighed out the risks and rewards, you’ve created strategies to help you achieve success, and you’ve taken the initiative to start. But how do you stay motivated? Let’s turn 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 …