Ousted Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn says ‘this is a conspiracy’ in video message

While the former CEO of Nissan and Renault Carlos Ghosn is currently in jail, his lawyer and communication team released a new video statement. The seven-minute video was shot hours before his latest arrest. Ghosn claims that there’s a conspiracy against him. “This is about back-stabbing,” he said. “If you …

Employers need to become active listeners to improve mental health at work

Time to Talk Day takes place every February and encourages people to open-up about their emotional wellbeing, but in a workplace setting this can be challenging. Despite 80 percent of employers believing employees would feel comfortable talking about their mental health, only 5 percent of employees would do so. Clearly …

Professional Line Sitters Make Up to $35 an Hour — And This Is Their Busiest Time of the Year

This Black Friday, turn off your 4 a.m. alarm and leave your folding chair at home. You don’t need to spend hours waiting in line in order to score great deals — you can pay someone to do it for you. One of the nation’s newest side hustles is line …

Equity transcribed: Uber IPO, Stash’s raise and more YC movement

Welcome back to this week’s transcribed edition of Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast that unpacks the numbers behind the headlines. We’re running an experiment for Extra Crunch members that puts the words of our wildly popular venture capital podcast, Equity, in your eyes instead of your ears. This week, along …

How to Use Instagram To Increase Your Personal Brand’s Sales

Having a well-planned social media strategy is an important part of building your personal brand online. Using the best platforms to their fullest potential is also important for visibility and sales. Instagram is one of the top social networks today that builds a larger audience and following online, which makes …

Lydia launches shared accounts for its mobile payment app

French startup Lydia now lets you share your Lydia sub-accounts with other people. The company wants to make it easier to manage money when you’re traveling with friends, sharing an apartment with someone and more. When Lydia introduced its premium offering back in March 2018, the company completely rethought the …

Google’s managed database service to support Microsoft SQL Server

It’s not every day that you read a headline with both Google and Microsoft. Google is announcing today that its managed database service Cloud SQL will soon support Microsoft SQL Server. The company showed a sneak preview at its Google Cloud Next conference. The message is clear — if your company …

Moms of Three Are More Stressed Than Those With Any Other Number of Children, Survey Finds

The results are in: Three children give moms more stress than other numbers of kids. A study conducted in 2013 has resurfaced with some insight into the stresses of raising kids. After surveying 7,164 moms in the United States, Today concluded that moms of three are more stressed out than …

UK jobs boom set to end as finance and business sectors lose confidence

The boom in the UK jobs market is coming to an end just as the Brexit countdown reaches its final stages. According to the latest ManpowerGroup Employment Outlook Survey, the national Outlook for the second quarter of 2019 has fallen to +4 percent, on a par with the weakest levels …

Organisational innovation being stymied by lack of senior support

A lack of senior stakeholder support is the greatest inhibitor of change, new research suggests as despite considerable enthusiasm to innovate, organisations are being thwarted by tight resources and strong internal resistance. The data commissioned by KCOM found that organisations are also limiting themselves by turning away the specialist skills …

Watch Seth Meyers return to his old Weekend Update haunt on 'SNL'

You knew Seth Meyers couldn’t visit his old home at Saturday Night Live without swinging by the Weekend Update desk where he lobbed zingers with pal Amy Poehler for many seasons.  SEE ALSO: Kanye West just accidentally revealed his iPhone passcode and it’s so bad Poehler wasn’t there but current …

Sweden’s Engaging Care raises €2.5M seed to scale patient communication and improve outcomes

Engaging Care, the Swedish heathtech startup founded by Annica Belfrage and Charlotta Tönsgård (who was previously CEO of online doctor app Min Doktor), has raised €2.5 million in seed funding. The round is co-led by two European venture capital firms: Connect Ventures and Crowberry Capital. It follows the company’s €800,000 …

Microsoft Surface Laptop 2 is the best laptop of 2018

Microsoft Surface Laptop 2 $999 (starting) View Product The Good Really crisp • bright and responsive touchscreen • Best-in-class keyboard and trackpad • Terrific battery life • Way faster performance compared to old version • Comes in matte black! The Bad Still no USB-C port • Requires proprietary charging connector …

Amun raises $4M to give stock-like buying options for crypto investors

Crypto represent a ‘border-less’ that anyone can own, but actually getting hold it isn’t easy for everyone. Amun, a company that wants to make buying crypto as easy as stock, has pulled in $4 million in funding to offer more established channels for crypto ownership. The startup currently offers punters …