Paradox’s new CEO Ebba Ljungerud on fans, growing, and karaoke

FEATURE: Paradox Interactive‘s new CEO, Ebba Ljungerud, sits in a small conference room just above the chaos of the publisher’s second public convention. Below, around 1,000 fans — including World War II soldiers and medieval nobles — wander between booths, panels, and musical performances. Climbing the stairs, I spot a …

Gamelearn closes $5M Series A to develop video games for corporate training

Gamelearn, which develops video games to deliver corporate training, has scored $5 million in Series A funding. Participating in the new financing round is previous backer Kibo Ventures, along with Oak3Capital, All Iron Ventures, UL Invest, and Inveready. The Madrid-based startup says that it will use the new capital to …

Opendoor raises $300M on a $3.8B valuation for its home marketplace

Last month, we reported that Opendoor — the startup that is taking on the real estate industry with its own platform for buying up homes and selling them on to interested buyers — filed to raise $200 million on a $3.7 billion valuation. Now, we can confirm that the round …

Growing reseller sales by identifying new customer segments

When wearing the “chief revenue officer” hat for your business, your job is to drive sales. Selling more to existing customers and identifying new customers in your target market can go a long way to growing reseller sales. However, targeting new customer segments for your reseller services can give sales …

Freeletics raises $45M for its AI-powered mobile fitness coach

One of Europe’s most popular fitness applications is poised to flourish in the U.S. market with the help of several Los Angeles-based investors. Freeletics, headquartered in Munich, Germany, is today announcing its first round of private capital after bootstrapping since 2013. The $45 million Series A was co-led by FitLab, …

Thousands of industrial refrigerators can be remotely defrosted, thanks to default passwords

Security researchers have found thousands of exposed internet-connected industrial refrigerators that can be easily remotely instructed to defrost. More than 7,000 vulnerable temperature controlled systems, manufactured by U.K.-based firm Resource Data Management, are accessible from the internet and can be controlled by simply plugging in its default password found in …

Venture investors and startup execs say they don’t need Elizabeth Warren to defend them from big tech

Responding to Elizabeth Warren’s call to regulate and break up some of the nation’s largest technology companies, the venture capitalists that invest in technology companies are advising the presidential hopeful to move slowly and not break anything. Warren’s plan called for regulators to be appointed to oversee the unwinding of …

New WordPress changes that will affect your small business website

Things may be rosy right now with regards to your website, especially if you have a dedicated developer on hand. However, given some new WordPress changes in the pipeline, you might have some adaptive work to do. These changes will affect the platform itself — such as a wholesale change …

AZHPA case study: Hacker-injected malware and a website spiraling out of control

You never get a second chance to make a good first impression — and most internet-savvy users will never return to a website if it looks like this: It was just one week until the Arizona Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association’s (AZHPA) largest fly-in event of the year, and preparations …

UK airport restarts some flights after drone shutdown chaos

The UK’s second busiest airport, Gatwick, reopened its runway early this morning after a day of shutdown triggered after drones were repeatedly spotting flying nearby. Drones ground flights at UK’s second largest airport In a media statement issued at 08:00 GMT this morning, the airport said it reopened the runway …

This Is the Best Day to Shop at Target, According to Two Superfans

Jen Coleman and Laura Wiertzema are always at Target. Literally. It’s their job. Six years ago, the pair decided to start an Instagram dedicated to Target finds and received 10,000 followers overnight. After posting their favorite items every day, now @targetdoesitagain has nearly 900,000 followers, and brings Dallas-based Coleman, 35, …