How to Use Instagram To Increase Your Personal Brand’s Sales

Having a well-planned social media strategy is an important part of building your personal brand online. Using the best platforms to their fullest potential is also important for visibility and sales. Instagram is one of the top social networks today that builds a larger audience and following online, which makes …

The web designer’s guide to managing WordPress sites

Editor’s note: This post is part of our collection on managing multiple WordPress sites. *** Web design projects never begin in a vacuum. Behind each new WordPress site you design for a client, there’s an ongoing business problem that needs to be solved, a pain you can help your clients overcome. …

Auto marketplace CarDekho grabs $110M to double down on insurance and financial services

CarDekho, an online marketplace for car sales in India, has pulled in a new $110 million Series C funding round from a clutch of existing investors to push deeper into financial services and insurance. Sequoia India, Hillhouse and Alphabet’s CapitalG led the round which also saw participation from Axis Bank, …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Facial recognition startup Kairos founder continues to fight attempted takeover

There’s some turmoil brewing over at Miami-based facial recognition startup Kairos . Late last month, New World Angels President and Kairos board chairperson Steve O’Hara sent a letter to Kairos founder Brian Brackeen notifying him of his termination from the role of chief executive officer. The termination letter cited willful …

How to Use Social Media the Right Way for Building More Leads

Information overload and our ability to become commercial free has changed the old fashioned marketing funnel.  Attention getting tactics will no longer sell your products and services. Your brand audience now controls what they want to see whether this be on a smart phone, tablet, computer or television. Old methods …

The Powerball Jackpot Is Up to $750 Million. Here’s When You Need to Buy Tickets

Just a few days after somebody won the highest Mega Millions jackpot ever of nearly $1.6 billion, another enormous lottery grand prize is on the line: The Powerball jackpot is up to $750 million. No one had the winning Powerball numbers on the last drawing on Wednesday, when the jackpot …

Brad Paisley and His Wife Kimberly Are Opening a Grocery Store Where Everything Is Free

Brad Paisley and his wife Kimberly Williams-Paisley are giving back to the Nashville community in the form of a free grocery story. The couple partnered up with Brad’s alma mater Belmont University to open The Store, a food bank set up like a supermarket to serve both fresh and nonperishable …

Hawaii’s Teachers Are Struggling to Keep Up With the Cost of Living

To return to Hawaii, Reene Hatakeyama took a $15,000 pay cut. The elementary school teacher with more than a decade of experience had been working in Washington for her whole career, but, upon having children, she felt the urge to return home to Hawaii — closer to family and closer …

Basic income experiment increased wellbeing but did not encourage people to find work

  Giving jobless people in Finland a basic income for two years improved their self-perceived wellbeing but did not lead them to find work, researchers have concluded. In the trial, from January 2017 until December 2018, 2,000 unemployed Finns were paid a monthly flat amount of €560.  The aim was to …

Medicare Advantage Plans Are Offering New Benefits Next Year — But Only 7% of Members Will Get Them

For some older adults, private Medicare Advantage plans next year will offer a host of new benefits, such as transportation to medical appointments, home-delivered meals, wheelchair ramps, bathroom grab bars or air conditioners for asthma sufferers. But the new benefits will not be widely available, and they won’t be easy …

Poor smartphones sales drag LG to first quarterly loss in 2 years

We’ve written extensively about LG’s struggling mobile business, which has suffered at the hands of aggressive Chinese Android makers, and now that unit has dragged its parent company into posting its first quarterly loss for two years. The Korean electronics giant is generally in good health — it posted a …

How 3 frozen dessert shops stay hot during the winter months

Why would we want to eat a frozen dessert during the winter months? In 2017, food resource website Spoon University made the not-so-scientific argument that winter is actually the best season to eat ice cream. The products are in stock at the grocery store, lines are nonexistent, and there’s no …

British workplaces are amongst safest in world but work remains

Although Britain remains one of the safest countries to work in the world, too many workers are still being injured or made ill by their work a new report shows. Annual statistics from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) show 1.4 million workers were suffering from work-related ill health and …

Sophia Genetics bags $77M Series E, with 850+ hospitals signed up to its “data-driven medicine”

Another sizeable cash injection for big data biotech: Sophia Genetics has announced a $77M Series E funding round, bringing its total raised to $140M since the business was founded back in 2011. The company, which applies AI to DNA sequencing to enable what it dubs “data-driven medicine”, last closed a …