A popular WordPress plugin leaked access tokens capable of hijacking Twitter accounts

A popular WordPress plugin, installed on thousands of websites to help users share content on social media sites, left linked Twitter accounts exposed to compromise. The plugin, Social Network Tabs, was storing so-called account access tokens in the source code of the WordPress website. Anyone who viewed the source code …

The top 10 cities for $100M VC rounds in 2018 so far

Jason Rowley Contributor Jason Rowley is a venture capital and technology reporter for Crunchbase News. More posts by this contributor The SaaS VC gap: China & other markets trail the US Early-stage SaaS VC slip snaps recovery as public software stocks soar Crunchbase News recently profiled a selection of U.S. companies’ …

China’s NIO invests in LiDAR startup Innovusion

Innovusion, a two-year-old startup developing LiDAR sensor technology for autonomous vehicles, has raised $30 million in a Series A funding round co-led by Chinese firms Nio Capital and Eight Roads Ventures along with U.S.-based F-Prime Capital. Other seed round and strategic investors joined the round, the startup said. Nio Capital …

Salesforce Commerce Cloud updates keep us shopping with AI-fueled APIs

As people increasingly use their mobile phones and other devices to shop, it has become imperative for vendors to improve the shopping experience, making it as simple as possible, given the small footprint. One way to do that is using artificial intelligence. Today, Salesforce announced some AI-enhanced APIs designed to …

WordCamp New York 2018 brings extreme value, diversity, and inclusion to East Coast WordPressers

Think you have to spend truckloads of money to attend an epic tech industry event in New York? Think again. WordCamp New York 2018 is proof that extraordinary content can come from people willing to volunteer their time for the good of the community. On September 15th, our very own …

World’s most valuable AI startup SenseTime unveils self-driving center in Japan

The world’s highest-valued artificial intelligence startup SenseTime has set foot in Japan. The Beijing-based firm announced on Friday that it just opened a self-driving facility in Joso, a historic city 50 kilometers away from Tokyo where it plans to conduct R&D and road test driverless vehicles. The initiative follows its agreement …

When are business taxes due and how can you prepare now?

This article was originally published on Aug. 18, 2017, and was updated on Jan. 10, 2019. As the expression goes, “nothing is certain but death and taxes.” Everyone knows you have to pay the IRS when you earn an income, but not just individually. Companies, whether giant corporations or sole …

Thailand issues its first licenses to 4 crypto exchanges

Thailand has joined Japan in regulating crypto exchanges after it issued its first licenses to four applicants. The four that were approved as licensed brokers and dealers of cryptocurrencies in the country are Bx, Bitkub, Coins and Satang Pro. One other exchange — Coin Asset — is under extended review after replacing …

Scape Technologies raises $8M to let machines visually understand their surroundings

Scape Technologies, a London-based computer vision startup, is de-cloaking today to announce that it has raised $8 million in seed fund and launching the first iteration of its “Visual Positioning Service,” which lets developers build apps that require location accuracy far beyond the capabilities of GPS alone. The technology will …

Over half of men want to be more involved in childcare, major new report claims

More than half of men who have children or other caring responsibilities want to be more involved in childcare, a new study commissioned by Business in the Community, in partnership with Santander UK, has found. The Equal Lives research asked 10,225 UK parents for their views on work and care, and …

Spotify’s 2018 Wrapped feature is now live and ready to take you down memory lane

As we approach the new year, it’s time to be reminded how many times we all listened to “thank U, next” in 2018. How? With Spotify’s Wrapped, which is now live on the music streaming app. For the last few years, Spotify has made it very easy to re-experience all the great music and podcasts …

Texas has a long history of problems with Hart eSlate voting machines

During early voting in some Texas counties, a handful of voters reported seeing their straight-ticket votes changed to endorse the opposing party. Others reported that an issue with the voting machines appeared to remove any selection for U.S. Senate altogether. The Texas Secretary of State’s office told TechCrunch that it …

Introducing GoDaddy’s automatic, set-and-forget Website Backup

This post was originally published on March 1, 2018, and was updated on Nov. 12, 2018. You’ve probably heard a lot about why backup is crucial and how it could save you from an immeasurable amount of stress, damages and time. And it’s true — you never know what could cause …

Coding for SEO: A simple guide to search engine optimization (SEO) through development

Many articles talk about search engine optimization (SEO) as though it’s a simple matter. In reality, coding for SEO is vital, but it does require time and skill. However, we purposely use the word “skill” to describe this process, because it’s completely teachable and doesn’t take (much) wizardry to implement. …