GitHub launches Sponsors, lets you pay your favorite open source contributors

GitHub today launched Sponsors, a new tool that lets you give financial support to open source developers. Developers will be able to opt into having a “Sponsor me” button on their GitHub repositories and open source projects will also be able to highlight their funding models, no matter whether that’s …

Employers still have huge reservations about permitting more flexible working

Employers considering new flexible working options for their employees are concerned about the security and management implications, according to a recent poll, despite the fact that staff now have the legal right to request flexible arrangements. The survey of medium sized businesses, carried out for RSM by YouGov, found that …

Mejuri raises $23M Series B to serve women buying jewelry for themselves

New Enterprise Associates, the 42-year-old venture capital firm, has invested in the $23 million Series B round for Mejuri, a startup capturing millennial women’s penchant for affordable and treat yo’ self type of jewelry rather than diamonds and precious stones for special occasions. It’s the latest instance of startups drawing …

Soldo scores $61M Series B for its ‘spend management’ platform for businesses

Soldo, the U.K. fintech that offers a multi-user spending account for businesses, has closed $61 million in Series B funding. Leading the round is Battery Ventures and Dawn Capital, with participation from previous backers Accel and Connect Ventures. In addition, a small portion is debt financing from Silicon Valley Bank. …

Finding the Right UX/UI Tools & Resources Just Got Easier: Here Are the Top 4 to Choose From Sponsored

Buggy software can certainly drive users away. But usability issues can as well, and are much more common. Potential usability issues can be detected and avoided during initial prototyping. This is a core aspect of UX design. Potential UI issues are typically addressed during the latter stages of design. Taking …

Sheets are the practical gift every millennial wants — and these ones are on sale at Black Friday prices

With so many options and price points on the market, it’s easy to think that a set of bedsheets is just a set of bedsheets. Any option will do, right? Truth is, your sheets do matter. After all, you spend a third of your life in bed, so why not treat yourself to …

Millennial leaders: How can millennials lead multigenerational teams?

The oldest members of the millennial generation are now in their 30s, so it’s not uncommon to find millennial leaders in the workplace. There are plenty of stereotypes about millennials at work, but are these stereotypes true? And if they are true, are they positive or a negative when it …

Wanna Kicks, a new AR app from Wannaby, lets you virtually “try on” your next pair of kicks

Wannaby, a startup out of Belarus that is building “AR commerce” experiences, has launched a beta of its latest app, which aims to make it easier to find the perfect sneakers. Dubbed “Wanna Kicks,” the iOS app uses augmented reality to let you “try on” various pairs of sneakers. You …

Facebook’s ex-CSO, Alex Stamos, defends its decision to inject ads in WhatsApp

Alex Stamos, Facebook’s former chief security officer, who left the company this summer to take up a role in academia, has made a contribution to what’s sometimes couched as a debate about how to monetize (and thus sustain) commercial end-to-end encrypted messaging platforms in order that the privacy benefits they otherwise …

Uber Eats, micromobility services are growing faster than Uber’s core ride-hailing business

Uber’s ride-hailing business is growing more slowly than its newer bets. In Uber’s Q1 2019 earnings, the company reported gross bookings growth of 230 percent for its other bets, while ridesharing grew just 22 percent compared to the same quarter last year. Gross bookings are the revenue earned minus things …

Indonesia unblocks Tumblr following its ban on adult content

Indonesia, the world’s fourth largest country by population, has unblocked Tumblr nine months after it blocked the social networking site over pornographic content. Tumblr — which, disclaimer, is owned by Oath Verizon Media Group just like TechCrunch — announced earlier this month that it would remove all “adult content” from its …

New e-commerce restrictions in India just ruined Christmas for Amazon and Walmart

The Indian government is playing the role of festive party pooper for Walmart and Amazon after it announced new regulations that look set to impede the U.S. duo’s efforts to grow their businesses in India. Online commerce in the country is tipped to surpass $100 billion per year by 2022 …

Why You Should Have Remote Employees Use Time Tracking Software

The remote working revolution has had a huge number of benefits on companies across sectors. Over 91% of workers said they felt more productive when working from home over working at the office. But you need to make sure that your workers are actually giving 100% otherwise you could see …

A Former Accountant Used a Little-Known Law to Get a $1.1 Million House for Free. Here’s How

For most people, acquiring a million-dollar home involves years of savings and a hefty mortgage. For one former accountant in Australia, all it took were a set of new locks and a lot of patience. Two decades after he wandered into a vacant brick bungalow in the Sydney suburb of …