13 questions to ask writers before you hire them to write for your professional organization

A good writer is hard to find. Just ask any business owner who’s ever farmed out a bunch of work to inexpensive freelancers from online marketplaces, only to find out that the freelancers’ command of the language is tenuous — or that their work has been plagiarized. Luckily, there are …

Victoria's Secret shouldn't dictate what 'sexy' is if transgender models don't fit its 'fantasy'

Another day, another non-apology from a man. Victoria’s Secret issued a message on behalf of its Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) Ed Razek, clarifying statements that Razek made in Vogue about why the lingerie brand hasn’t cast trans models in its tentpole fashion shows.  SEE ALSO: Victoria’s Secret announced its list …

Careem launches delivery service as it nears closing a massive round

The ride-hailing giant Careem is now in the delivery business as the company seeks new verticals in its ever-increasing fight against other services in the Middle East including Uber. Starting with food delivery in Dhabi and Jeddah, the company sees the delivery service expanding to pharmaceuticals according to a report …

GDPR adtech complaints keep stacking up in Europe

It’s a year since Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force and leaky adtech is now facing privacy complaints in four more European Union markets. This ups the tally to seven markets where data protection authorities have been urged to investigate a core function of behavioral advertising. The …

This Middle-Class Mom Will Be Paying Four College Tuitions Next Year—And She’s Refusing to Borrow Money. Here’s How She’s Doing It

When Sabrina Malone found out she was pregnant with her fourth child, she cried. It’s not that she didn’t love her children. And it’s not that she didn’t want more. But there was a nagging question that distressed her: how on earth could she and her husband afford raising and …

A mini-series on the Thai cave rescue is heading to Netflix

The rescue of a boys soccer team from caves in Thailand captivated the world last year, and now a mini-series chronically the incredible scenes is headed to Netflix . The streaming giant announced this week that it has secured the rights from 13 Thumluang Company, which represents the boys and …

3 App and Website Prototyping Tools You Should Check out Today

This article was created in partnership with BAWMedia. Thank you for supporting the partners who make SitePoint possible. Prototyping tools are one of the best means of design communication. They are popular among interactive software system designers, developers, and project managers. Prototyping tools have proved to be key to successful …

What Pixel 3a tells us about the state of the smartphone — and Google

Announced yesterday at Google’s opening I/O keynote, the Pixel 3a arrives at a tenuous time for the smartphone industry. Sales figures have stagnated for most of the major players in the industry — a phenomenon from which Google certainly isn’t immune. CEO Sundar Pichai discussed exactly that on the company’s …

India’s Jumbotail raises $12.7 million to digitize convenience stores with its wholesale marketplace

With most small grocery stores in India yet to get online, startups racing to digitize them continue to see promising backing from investors. Jumbotail, an online wholesale marketplace for grocery and food items, today said it has raised $12.7 million to scale its operations. The Series B financing round for …

Zipline’s new $190 million funding means it’s the newest billion dollar contender in the game of drones

With a valuation of over $1 billion and $190 million in new financing, Zipline has become the latest contender to be the leader in the game of drones. The competition to be a leading vendor of delivery drone services is fierce, but Zipline has already built its billion-dollar business selling …

Ethics in the age of autonomous vehicles

Earlier this month, TechCrunch held its annual Mobility Sessions event, where leading mobility-focused auto companies, startups, executives and thought leaders joined us to discuss all things autonomous vehicle technology, micromobility and electric vehicles. Extra Crunch is offering members access to full transcripts of key panels and conversations from the event, …

Siri recordings ‘regularly’ sent to Apple contractors for analysis, claims whistleblower

Apple has joined the dubious company of Google and Amazon in secretly sharing with contractors audio recordings of its users, confirming the practice to The Guardian after a whistleblower brought it to the outlet. The person said that Siri queries are routinely sent to human listeners for closer analysis, something …

Carolina Brochado leaves Atomico to join Softbank’s Vision Fund

In the latest instalment of VC revolving doors, Carolina Brochado, a Partner at European venture capital firm Atomico, is joining Softbank’s Vision Fund. According to sources, Brochado informed Atomico portfolio companies earlier this week that she was joining Softbank where she’ll be based at the mega-fund‘s London office. Noteworthy, Brochado …

Throwing open the window to a new world of work

While working at a Viennese Obstetric Clinic in the mid 1840s, a Hungarian physician named Ignaz Semmelweis noticed that mothers were far less likely to succumb to a potentially fatal infection called puerperal fever when the medical staff treating them washed their hands. When he started collecting data to confirm …