How to see another company’s growth tactics and try them yourself

Julian Shapiro Contributor Share on Twitter Julian Shapiro is the founder of BellCurve.com, a growth marketing agency that trains you to become a marketing professional. He also writes at Julian.com. More posts by this contributor How do you hire a great growth marketer? How do startups actually get their content …

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, …

Square’s The Avengers stars vaguely familiar versions of Marvel’s iconic heroes

This evening’s Square E3 press was…something. After more than an hour of Final Fantasy remasters, the publisher closed things out with far and away its most eagerly awaited game. Licensing some white hot IP, the RPG masters at Square are offering up their own take on Earth’s mightiest heroes. Bay …

IBM-Maersk blockchain shipping consortium expands to include other major shipping companies

Last year IBM and Danish shipping conglomerate Maersk announced the limited availability of a blockchain-based shipping tool called TradeLens. Today, the two partners announced that a couple of other major shippers have come on board. The partners announced that CMA CGM and MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company have joined TradeLens. When …

eHarmony is now available for just £15 a month, but you'll need to act fast

There are plenty of dating sites out there. So how do you go about selecting the right one for you when there are so many offering different packages? Rising above the tide of information is that eHarmony claims responsibility for over 11,000 marriages. That’s a lot of wedding bells and …

Copywriting Tips For Each Marketing Channel You Can’t Afford To Miss

COPYWRITING TIPS Copywriting Tips For Each Marketing Channel You Can’t Afford To Miss Raven Brajdic, Content Writer @ Article-Writing.co When it comes to your online presence, you need to cover a lot of ground. After all, brands rely on more than their website or Facebook page in order to reach …

New Android adware found in 200 apps on Google Play

Security researchers have found a new kind of mobile adware hidden in hundreds of Android apps, and downloaded more than 150 million times from Google Play. The malware masquerading as an ad-serving platform, dubbed SimBad by researchers at security firm Check Point, infected more than 200 apps which, likely unbeknownst …

This 100-Year-Old Has Been Retired for 40 Years, Has a Healthy Savings Account, and Is a Track Champion. Here’s His Impressive Path to a Rich Retirement

Orville Rogers was forced into mandatory retirement from his pilot job at age 60. Refusing to let company policy keep him grounded, he flew his own planes until age 79. “I owned three different airplanes, and I enjoyed every one of them,” says Rogers, now 100, of Dallas. While he …

WhatsApp is finally going after outside firms that are abusing its platform

WhatsApp has so far relied on past dealings with bad players within its platform to ramp up its efforts to curtail spam and other automated behavior. The Facebook -owned giant has now announced an additional step it plans to take beginning later this year to improve the health of its …

Xiaomi opts for sliding camera and no notch for new bezel-less Mi Mix phone

Xiaomi has announced the newest version of its bezel-less Mi Mix family, and it doesn’t sport a notch like its Mi 8 flagship. Indeed, unlike the Mi 8 — which I called one of Xiaomi’s most brazen Apple clones — there’s a lot more to get excited about. The Mi Mix …

SitePoint Premium New Releases: Docker, Phoenix, VS Code + More

We’re working hard to keep you on the cutting edge of your field with SitePoint Premium. We’ve got plenty of new books to check out in the library — let us introduce you to them. Phoenix Web Development Learn functional programming through building a high-performance functional prototype of a web …

Companies should respect their historic identity to thrive in the future

Revisiting a company motto or philosophy is necessary in an ever-changing world, but it can disrupt people’s sense of “who we are” and should be carefully managed to ensure the firm continues to thrive in the future, according to new research from UCL School of Management. The study was based …

A new ‘smart firewall’ iPhone app promises to put your privacy before profits

For weeks, a small team of security researchers and developers have been putting the finishing touches on a new privacy app, which its founder says can nix some of the hidden threats that mobile users face — often without realizing. Phones track your location, apps siphon off our data, and …

Coworking and creative sectors help boost London office space

Take-up of office space in Central London has shown a year-on-year increase of 30 percent, reaching 1.3m sq ft in October, according to CBRE. Take-up was strong from creative firms, representing 18 percent of all deals, including the largest deal of the month which saw McCann Erickson take 146,400 sq …

Top website security posts by Sucuri – June 2019

Our Malware Research and Incident Response teams work diligently around the clock to identify and stay ahead of the website security threat landscape—and we’re dedicated to sharing our knowledge and publishing our findings. In the spirit of security education, we’ve curated a selection of our most popular posts and discoveries …

Retail role play

Joe Apprendi Contributor Joe Apprendi is a general partner at Revel Partners. More posts by this contributor The new era in mobile Big data’s humble beginnings Retailers and brands have both seen a tremendous shift in traditional retail dynamics, with merchants and marketplaces increasingly ceding control of the online and in-store …