GuestReady raises $6M to help hosts on Airbnb and other services manage their property

GuestReady, a three-year-old service that lets shared-economy hosts manage their business on Airbnb and other rental sites, has announced a $6 million Series A round. The investment was led by existing backer Impulse VC — the Russian fund that is backed by billionaire Chelsea FC owner Roman Abramovich — and new …

GuestReady raises $6M to help hosts on Airbnb and other services manage their property

GuestReady, a three-year-old service that lets shared-economy hosts manage their business on Airbnb and other rental sites, has announced a $6 million Series A round. The investment was led by existing backer Impulse VC — the Russian fund that is backed by billionaire Chelsea FC owner Roman Abramovich — and new …

Friday finds: the best workplace stories for this afternoon and the weekend

Is the office cubicle actually designed to crush your soul? “Permanent casuals” and other oxymorons Post-Brexit immigration: reconciling public perceptions with economic evidence Viewing a new world of work through old lenses So you want to work in HR? Is coworking dead? Stress and mental health at work: half a …

How to supercharge productivity using Microsoft Office 365 tools

Microsoft Office 365 provides a suite of feature-rich programs that seamlessly integrate within a company ecosystem. Whether you’re new to Office 365 tools, switching from another enterprise service, or a seasoned user, it’s always helpful to brush up on specific tips and tricks that can increase your everyday productivity. Office 365 …

Watch Facebook’s F8 2019 keynote right here

Facebook’s yearly developer conference kicks off today. The keynote starts at 1PM / 10AM with opening remarks from Facebook’s chief Mark Zuckerberg. As in past years, the event will last several hours and feature updates from various Facebook departments. This year’s event comes as Facebook is attempting an ambitious transition …

Stack Overflow confirms breach, but customer data said to be unaffected

Developer knowledge sharing site Stack Overflow has confirmed hackers breached its systems, but said customer data is unaffected. “Over the weekend, there was an attack on Stack Overflow,” wrote Mary Ferguson, vice president of engineering. “We have confirmed that some level of production access was gained on May 11.” “We …

Instagram adds Stories to Explore tab. Here’s how to get on it

Instagram’s pivot to Stories continues with an overhaul of Explore designed to let users dig deeper into their niche interests. Stories are now eligible to show up in the Explore tab for the first time, giving creators a way to get discovered through their intimate, silly, behind-the-scenes content instead of …

Funding Circle IPO continues Index Ventures’ bonkers 2018: 8 exits and $1.65 billion in new funds

As if Index Ventures wasn’t already on fire this year, the venture capital firm saw yet another exit from one of its portfolio companies today. The latest celebration is for Funding Circle, whose IPO on the London Stock Exchange valued the London-based fintech company at $2 billion and raised $391 million. …

Apple TV is getting a Picture-in-Picture mode so you can watch two shows at once

Apple TV is getting a Picture-in-Picture mode that will allow users to stream two shows at the same time, TechCrunch has confirmed. The feature’s forthcoming launch was first reported by Apple news site 9to5Mac earlier today, following today’s release of new beta software for all of Apple’s operating systems, including …

VC Lior Susan has a big idea that seems to be working: building next-generation industrial companies

Many investors in Silicon Valley are waiting the next big platform. That’s fine with Lior Susan, a former Flex exec who in 2015 cofounded Eclipse Ventures with the legendary venture capitalist Pierre Lamond, long of Sequoia Capital. The duo, along with a team that has now grown to 13 people …

Verizon announces 20 5G markets for 2019, as Samsung Galaxy S10 5G preorders open

Analysts have been all too happy to discuss 5G’s cart and horse problem, even as they wax poetic about the wireless technology’s future. Networks require devices and devices require networks. And while many have positioned 2019 as the year of 5G, both seem to be trickling out at a 2G …

J.K. Rowling adores cute babies in Harry Potter Halloween costumes and tbh they're pretty magical

What is Halloween if not the only day of the year when it’s socially acceptable to pretend we’re not mere muggles, but magical creatures from J.K. Rowling’s wizarding world? SEE ALSO: What loving Severus Snape taught me about myself People all over the world have gone full on Harry Potter …