Typekit is now Adobe Fonts and part of all Creative Cloud plans

Adobe today announced that Typekit, the company’s subscription service and marketplace for fonts that it acquired in 2011, is getting a new name. The service is now called Adobe Fonts. What’s maybe more important, though, is that Adobe Founts is now part of all Creative Cloud plans, including single-app plans …

Robot delivery dogs, digital pollution, why tech firms like ping pong and some other stuff

Today is officially* Blue Monday and instead of offering up an endless series of clickbait pieces telling you how to cope and make the day better for your colleagues, we’re turning our attention to more interesting things. Such as this recent piece arguing that our obsession with ‘millennials’ can cloud …

FedEx ends express delivery contract with Amazon

FedEx will not renew a contract with Amazon to provide express delivery for the e-commerce giant’s packages in the United States. FedEx, which made the announcement Friday, said in a statement the change would not affect other existing contracts with Amazon or international services. Amazon has not responded to a …

UK Internet attitudes study finds public support for social media regulation

UK telecoms regulator Ofcom has published a new joint report and stat-fest on Internet attitudes and usage with the national data protection watchdog, the ICO — a quantitative study to be published annually which they’re calling the Online Nation report. The new structure hints at the direction of travel for …

Predictive sales tool People.ai racks up $30M Series B led by Andreessen Horowitz

Dirty data means bad business. Yet sales operations are still largely based on incomplete, manually entered activity logging done by sales reps. Anyone who’s worked in a sales role can attest to the wasted hours of task logging that managers require as part of their oversight. But what if a …

Big revenues, huge valuations and major losses: charting the era of the unicorn IPO

Joanna Glasner Contributor More posts by this contributor From lab-grown meat to fermented fungus, here’s what corporate food VCs are serving up A record $2.5B went to US insurance startup deals last year, and big insurers are in all the way We can make charts galore about the tech IPO …

Doctours offers packaged medical tourism for U.S. customers

Doctours, a Los Angeles-based online platform for booking trips and treatments for medical and dental care around the world, is expanding its services to 35 countries. Founded by serial travel entrepreneur Katelyn O’Shaughnessy, whose last company TripScope was acquired by Travefy, Doctours aims to connect patients with doctors to receive …

Northwestern Mutual has carved out $150 million for another fintech and insurance investment fund

Northwestern Mutual is setting aside $150 million for a second venture fund. “We’re committed to transforming the client experience to drive change within the financial services industry,” said Souheil Badran, executive vice president and chief innovation officer, in a statement. “This additional capital will allow us to build on the …

The growing problem of work separation anxiety

While it’s stated full-time working hours in the UK should be around 38-40 hours per week, today’s hyperconnected world means it’s easier than ever to be ‘on the clock’ outside this timeframe. Constant access to emails and the corresponding ‘telepressure’ to respond quickly to customers and colleagues means the line …

Large firms not investing enough in productivity

A new report claims that 86 percent of Britain’s largest businesses are worried about raising their productivity with two-fifths (39 percent) calling their productivity ‘very concerning’, but that they are investing just 0.25 percent of turnover in measures to improve it, less than they invest in telecoms. The report by the …

Lack of workplace trust associated with heart disease

A study published in International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, based on data drawn from a Gallup index of more than 412,000 full-time workers, suggests that lack of workplace trust could be a significant contributory factor to heart disease. The links between stress and cardiovascular disease are fairly …

Google remains most attractive company to work for

Universum Global has launched the findings for the UK portion of its annual Global Talent Survey (registration) which claims that Google is the UK’s most attractive company to work for by graduates for the seventh consecutive year. Universum studied 39,500 students from 97 British Universities to understand the career aspirations, goals …

Is a default WooCommerce installation really ready for a live client site?

WooCommerce is often touted as a great solution for setting up an online storefront. However, can it really be used straight out of the box, with a bare minimum of tweaks? Many think so, but we’re not so sure — although it does depend on your overall goals. This article will …

How to embrace digital technology in healthcare — and remain HIPAA compliant

Today, if you want to engage your patients, you must embrace digital technology in healthcare. A 2018 survey from Accenture suggests that not only are most patients plugged in, but that their numbers are increasing. In the research, 75 percent of U.S. consumers surveyed said technology is crucial to managing …

GamesBeat Decides 98: What do we even want from a new Nintendo Switch?

The GamesBeat Decides podcast is so nuanced that it can see the silver lining of even the worst human tragedies. That’s why on this week’s episode, hosts Jeffrey Grubb and Mike Minotti don’t shy away from talking about the new Mega Man movie. Mike also returns from West Virginia with …

Dockless bikes, except for JUMP’s, are still on hold in SF

In light of Lyft filing a lawsuit against the city of San Francisco regarding dockless, the city is holding off on its permitting process for additional dockless bike providers at least until later this week. Although Uber-owned JUMP’s pilot was set to expire today, it is now extended until 10 …