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14 In-Demand Skills You Can Learn Online NowINC.COM — adding these skills to your resume will help you stand out like a unicorn in a sea of donkeys — and best of all, you can learn them online. Here, discover 14 in-demand skills and where you can learn them! Facebook Messenger marketing is huge — it’s driving 80% average open rates and 20% click-through rates.
White House cybersecurity chief quits, says leadership is inviting an attackTHENEXTWEB.COM — White House computer security Chief Dimitrios Vistakis gave the White House one helluva resignation notice earlier this week when he quit over practices he dubbed “absurd” including the systemic purging of cybersecurity staff. They say that history repeats itself. Unfortunately given all of the…
Giuliani butt-dials NBC reporter, heard discussing need for cash and trashing BidensNBCNEWS.COM — Late in the evening on Oct. 16, Rudy Giuliani made a phone call to this reporter. The fact that Giuliani was reaching out wasn’t remarkable. He and the reporter had spoken earlier that night for a story about his ties to a fringe Iranian opposition group. But this call, it would soon become clear, wasn’t a typical case of a source following up with a reporter.
Workplace learning platform HowNow scores $3M fundingTECHCRUNCH.COM — HowNow, the workforce learning platform, has raised $3 million (£2.4m) in a “pre-series funding round. The round is led by Mark Pearson’s Fuel Ventures and brings the total raised by the startup to $4.5 million. Other investors include Andy Murray OBE; Michael Whitfield and Chris Bruce (founders of Thomsons Online Benefits); Bernie Sinniah (former managing director at Citi Bank); and Alwin Magimay (a former partner at McKinsey).
Pixelbook Go review: a Chromebook in search of meaningTECHCRUNCH.COM — saw coming the Chromebook’s utter dominance of the K-8 category. In hindsight, it’s easy to see why the systems have been such a success story, of course: low prices, coupled with ease of wide-scale deployment and lockdown make them a perfect fit for the classroom. Fifteen million Chromebooks were sold in 2018 alone, with schools serving as the major catalyst.
Why publishers shouldn’t trust Facebook NewsTECHCRUNCH.COM — Are we really doing this again? After the pivot to video. After Instant Articles. After news was deleted from the News Feed. Once more, dangles extra traffic, and journalism outlets leap through its hoop and into its cage. Tomorrow, Facebook will unveil its News tab. About 200 publishers are already aboard including the Wall Street Journal and BuzzFeed News, and some will be paid.
Cybersecurity automation startup Tines scores $4.1M Series A led by Blossom CapitalTECHCRUNCH.COM — Tines, a Dublin-based startup that lets companies automate aspects of their cybersecurity, has raised $4.1 million in Series A funding. Leading the round is Blossom Capital, the venture capital firm co-founded by ex-Index Ventures and LocalGlobe VC Ophelia Brown. Founded in February 2018 by ex-eBay, PayPal and DocuSign security engineer Eoin Hinchy, who was subsequently joined by former eBay and DocuSign colleague Thomas Kinsella, Tines automates many of the repetitive manual tasks faced by security analysts so that they can focus on other high priority work.
Employee Advocacy Program GuideHOOTSUITE.COM — In social media, someone advocating for your brand is very powerful. Advocates give their friends, families, and colleagues trusted advice that is more credible than traditional advertising. They defend a business against negative messaging, volunteer ideas for product and service improvements,…
How to Live Tweet an Event: Tips, Best Practices, and ExamplesBLOG.HOOTSUITE.COM — Blog / Social Live tweeting an event keeps your followers engaged and informed of events they want to attend in person but, for whatever reason, may not be able to. Think of it as a news report of an event. As the “reporter,” you hold the power to convey all the information your…
Startup founders share why they attend TechCrunch DisruptTECHCRUNCH.COM — On 11-12 December, thousands of savvy startuppers will flock to Germany for Disrupt Berlin 2019. Disrupt events, the premiere technology conferences hosted by TechCrunch, are known the world over as the place to launch, network, invest in and collaborate with the international early-stage startup community.
LG’s new dual-screened G8X smartphone now has a U.S. launch dateMASHABLE.COM — LG G8X Thinq, the latest flagship from the Korean electronics manufacturer, is arriving in the U.on November Pre-orders will start a week earlier, on October 25, on AT&T and Sprint as well as Amazon. . Following the U.launch, the phone will become available in “key markets around the world,” which includes Brazil, Japan, Germany, Mexico, Spain and Turkey, with the time frame being “the next several weeks.” The price for the phone in the U.varies by provider, but the unlocked variant with the Dual Screen will start at $699.99.
37 Instagram Statistics That Matter to Marketers in 2020BLOG.HOOTSUITE.COM — Blog / Social As you plan your Instagram marketing strategy for 2020, it’s important to know the latest facts about this very popular social network. To make sure you’re working with the right information, we’ve compiled all the most important Instagram statistics you need to be…
10 Common WordPress Errors and How To Fix ThemJEFFBULLAS.COM — WordPress is a platform that even non-technical people can set up and start managing without much hassle. However, akin to other web technologies and CMS’s out there, WordPress is also prone to errors. These WordPress errors are triggered due to several reasons, and if you don’t diagnose and troubleshoot them within time, it can cause serious damage to your business.
Sandbox VR raises millions more in celebrity party roundTECHCRUNCH.COM — How funding rounds are classified these days has much more to do with positioning than any VC definitions, but it’s still true that nothing has quite the pizazz as the “strategic investment” celebrity party round. Sandbox VR, a location-based virtual reality startup that capped off a huge $68 million Series A led by Andreessen Horowitz at the beginning of the year, is bringing on some new investors in a $11 million “strategic” round, let’s call this one the Series A-listers round.
Google picks up Microsoft veteran, Javier Soltero, to head G SuiteTECHCRUNCH.COM — has hired Microsoft’s former Cortana and Outlook VP, Javier Soltero, to head up its productivity and collaboration bundle, G Suite — which includes consumer and business tools such as Gmail, Hangouts, Drive, Google Docs and Sheets. He tweeted the news yesterday, writing: “The opportunity to work with this team on products that have such a profound impact on the lives of people around the world is a real and rare privilege.” Soltero joined five years ago, after the company shelling out $200M to acquire his mobile email application, Acompli — staying until late last year.
Don’t miss the Q&A Sessions at Disrupt Berlin 2019TECHCRUNCH.COM — The early-stage startup community knows that the Disrupt Main Stage is the place to hear and learn from iconic founders, technologists and investment leaders. And the speakers you’ll hear at Disrupt Berlin 2019 on 11-12 December will follow that grand tradition. Hold up a sec. Don’t have a ticket yet?
Supermercato24 acquires Szopi, an on-demand grocery delivery service in PolandTECHCRUNCH.COM — Supermercato24, the Italian same-day grocery delivery service, has acquired, an on-demand grocery delivery service in Poland. Terms of the deal remain undisclosed, although I understand it is a mixture of cash and stock. Szopi had raised €1.7M from various investors, including Impera Alfa.
Signal AI taps $25M for public data-based market intelligence that spots trends and risksTECHCRUNCH.COM — Media monitoring — where news sources and other public information outlets are scanned regularly for mentions of specific organizations — is a well established service used by companies for market intelligence and to measure sentiment around their businesses. Today, London-based Signal AI, which has built a substantial operation in the area, has raised $25 million funding to expand to newer frontiers: applying AI to that public data to also spot themes, risks and opportunities to make better decisions; and continuing to take that business to new markets.
How to cope when your best friend falls in love and pulls away from youMASHABLE.COM — Sitting in the window of a café in east London, I watched a lost-looking woman talking on the phone. On the other side of the glass, her two friends stood beside me. “Look to your right! We’re behind you,” yelled one, and peals of laughter ensued. The bewildered friend bobbed her head around, looking literally everywhere but at her tickled pals.
Luge Capital raises $85M to invest in Canadian fintech startupsTECHCRUNCH.COM — There are 831 financial technology startups headquartered in or operating in Canada, according to data collected by Fintech Growth Syndicate, yet only a handful of venture capital funds specializing in the region and sector. Luge Capital, a fintech and AI-focused venture capital fund headquartered in Montreal and Toronto, is looking to close that gap.
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