How to Maintain a Good Company Culture Within a Virtual Team

From start-ups to scale-ups, firms are looking to reduce overheads by harnessing virtual offices for their business operations. As a result, virtual workforces—employees who telecommute from home or other remote locations—have grown exponentially over the past few years, with 37% of workers already working or having previously worked virtually. If …

At what point do we admit that geoengineering is an option?

In 1883, Krakatoa erupted, spewing volcanic ash and gas into the stratosphere, making clouds more reflective and cooling the entire planet by roughly 1° C that year. In 2018, the UN reported that human activity has already raised Earth’s temperature by 1°, and if we don’t do something drastic soon, …

Spill Games’ Operate Now: Hospital hits 30 million downloads

Spil Games‘ Operate Now: Hospital surgery simulation game has surpassed 30 million downloads on mobile devices. Amsterdam-based Spil Games said that the game, which also lets you manage a hospital, saw 15 million downloads in the last six months, showing that the rate of downloads is accelerating, as the number …

Sweetgreen is opening up order-ahead locations inside WeWork

Salad startup Sweetgreen is expanding on a pilot program with WeWork that provides free delivery to WeWork members. Though, it’s more accurate to describe it as an order-ahead service that lets you pick up your food from your WeWork of choice. Geared toward WeWork employees and members, Sweetgreen at WeWork …

7 tips for using Pinterest promoted pins to showcase your bakery

Whether you own a bona fide bakery or you sell goodies online, Pinterest promoted pins can help whet your customers’ appetites for your delicious products and services. Related: Simple ways to build a Pinterest following for your business What are promoted pins? Promoted pins are Pinterest’s version of paid advertising. …

A look back at the social media trends and news that rocked 2018

Data-privacy issues have been front and center throughout 2018. Social media trends and news focused on users’ rights and whether individuals have true ownership of their data. Questions arose over the role social media platforms play in the protection of personal data and how it should be regulated. In the …

Jina Choi, the head of the SEC’s San Francisco office, is leaving the agency

Silicon Valley companies know to operate in the gray might be heaving a small sigh of relief this morning. Yesterday, afternoon, the Securities & Exchange Commission announced that Jina Choi, the head of its San Francisco office, is retiring after 16 years with the agency. The release about Choi’s move …

Business leaders are failing to drive disruptive technological change

One in three (34 percent) employees believe a robot would be better at decision making than their boss if it had access to the right business intelligence. This is according to the Advanced Trends Report 2018/19, which also reveals that there is no clear leader driving technology change across UK …