India’s FreshToHome raises $20M to grow its fish, meat, vegetable, and milk e-commerce platform

FreshToHome, a Bangalore-based e-commerce startup that sells fresh fish, chicken, and other kinds of meat, has raised $20 million in a new financing round as it looks to expand its footprint in the nation. The Series B round for the startup was led by Iron Pillar, with Joe Hirao, the …

Enrich brainstorming sessions with Office 365 collaboration tools

Making sure your team meetings and collaborative sessions are efficient and productive is always important, especially as they’re directly related to your bottom line. This could lead you to implement various hacks and techniques, but the best solution could actually be right under your nose. Let’s talk about Office 365 …

Facebook is losing its last Oculus co-founder

Facebook spent billions on Oculus in 2014, and in the years since the organization has been absorbed deeper into Facebook while the startup’s co-founders have stepped back in prominence. Today, the final Oculus co-founder remaining at Facebook, Nate Mitchell, announced he was leaving the company in an internal memo sent …

Kabbage raises a record $700 million in debt for its SMB loans platform

Loan platform Kabbage — which offers quick assessment and approvals for small business loans using machine learning algorithms that pull data from dozens of sources — has closed another large securitization as it continues to grow its operations. The company said has closed an asset-backed securitization of $700 million, which it …

How to test website security for your consulting business

We live in an age where most of the world exists online. And, with digital technology evolving at an increasingly rapid rate, there are more devices connected to the internet than ever before. While this presents a wealth of opportunity for budding businesses hungry for success, conducting the vast majority …

Birth control delivery startup Nurx introduces STI home-testing kits

Nurx, the “Uber for birth control,” will allow customers to test themselves for many of the most common sexually transmitted infections within the comforts of their own homes with its new STI home-testing kits. Nurx, a graduate of Y Combinator, has raised about $42 million in venture capital funding from …

How to spot a Trojan horse virus — and how to remove the virus if your website is infected

When it comes to online security threats, a Trojan horse virus is one of the most common type of malware files that affects websites. It’s not just big brands and popular websites that are getting targeted — small business owners with a website are also at risk of getting infected …

Risks and rewards of digital therapeutics in treating mental disorders

Madeline Stein & Michael Stein Contributor Share on Twitter Madeline Stein is a first year Doctorate student at Saybrook University studying Applied Psychophysiology within the College of Integrative Medicine and Health Sciences. Michael Stein (@MichaelStein16) is an attorney and angel investor, with a focus on technology companies that want to …

Google says it will do more to prioritize original reporting in search

Google says it’s taking new steps to ensure that original reporting gets prioritized in its search results. In other words, articles that kick off a major news cycle should have a prominent in search results for a longer time, rather than getting buried under more recent coverage (some of which …

Email Copy Tips Your Subscribers Will Love

EMAIL COPY TIPS Email Copywriting Tips Your Subscribers Will Love Raven Brajdic, Content Writer @ Article-Writing.co According to 80% of professionals, email marketing is an efficient tool that drives customer acquisition and retention. Since your audience opts in to receive these messages, they’re one of the most certain ways to …

Africa Roundup: Jumia’s post-IPO earnings, Gokada’s $5.3M raise, Facebook’s fake-news purge, Joe Montana’s fintech investment

Jumia held its first post-IPO earnings call and weathered a short-sell assault in May, with Wall Street showing confidence in Pan-African e-commerce company. On the numbers, key takeaways were that Jumia’s Gross Merchandise Value (GMV) — the total amount of goods sold over the period — grew by 58 percent …

How-to video maker Jumprope launches to leapfrog YouTube

Sick of pausing and rewinding YouTube tutorials to replay that tricky part? Jumprope is a new instructional social network offering a powerful how-to video slideshow creation tool. Jumprope helps people make step-by-step guides to cooking, beauty, crafts, parenting and more using voice-overed looping GIFs for each phase. And creators can …

Ford to offer Amazon in-car delivery and on-demand car washes in connected services push

Ford is now part of Amazon’s free in-car delivery service, the latest automaker to partner with the ecommerce and logistics giant. Amazon will bring its Key by Amazon In-Car delivery service to eligible Ford and Lincoln vehicles. The service will initially launch in 50 U.S. metro areas, according to Lorin …

Walmart Grocery is now offering a $98 per year ‘Delivery Unlimited’ subscription

Walmart is taking aim at Instacart, Target’s Shipt and Amazon Prime Now/Whole Foods with a new grocery delivery subscription service called simply, “Delivery Unlimited.” Before, Walmart shoppers could order groceries online and pick them up at their local store for free or they could opt to pay the $9.95 (or …

14 tips for successful web design projects

At the heart of every successful client services business are happy and satisfied clients, streamlined project management, and web design projects that boost the bottom line. Because at the end of the day: Satisfied clients provide repeat business, ongoing revenue, and new business referrals. Streamlined project management saves time, reduces …

Simbe raises a $26M Series A for its retail inventory robot

San Francisco-based robotics startup Simbe just announced a $26 million Series A. The round was led by Venrock and features Future Shape, Valo Ventures and Activant Capital. The company is one of several looking to automate the process of providing retail inventory. Simbe says the funding will go toward growing …