The importance of female mentorship in the tech industry

Taking the leap into a new tech-based career can be simultaneously exhilarating and intimidating, whether you’re a new college grad or making a mid-life career transition. No matter how you feel about the transition, female mentorship can play a key role in your success. No matter how you got there — …

Web form security best practices for property managers

As a property manager, you hold the keys (no pun intended) to your tenants’ email addresses, phone numbers, billing addresses and more the second they type it into a form on your website. This type of data — known as personally identifiable information (PII) — is in high demand among …

Affiliate links done right: Advice for web designers and developers

Affiliate marketing is a strategy that many bloggers and content marketers rely on as an additional revenue source — or even a major stream of income. Often those conversions depend on how you present information on a given product or service through a blog post, video, podcast or other medium. As …

15 Ways to Customize WordPress Without Touching PHP

WordPress powers 31% of the internet’s websites and offers website owners the power to create any kind of site they want. Adding to that, developers in the WordPress community have dedicated their time to creating plugins that people can use on their WordPress websites to extend the design, structure, and …

Blockchain media startup Civil is issuing full refunds to all buyers of its cryptocurrency

Many doubted The Civil Media Company‘s ambitious plan to sell $8 million worth of its cryptocurrency, called CVL.  The skeptics, as it turns out, were right. Civil’s initial coin offering, meant to fund the company’s effort to create a new economy for journalism using the blockchain, failed to attract sufficient …

Six Ways to Protect Your Personal Brand in Social Media

When was the last time you searched your name using an online search engine? What did you find? Were you happy with how your personal brand was represented or did you find someone else with the same name and a questionable background? Here are some important guidelines for protecting and stewarding …

5 takeaways on the state of AI from Disrupt SF

The promise of artificial intelligence is immense, but the roadmap to achieving those goals still remains unclear. Onstage at TechCrunch Disrupt SF, some of AI’s leading minds shared their thoughts on current competition in the market, how to ensure algorithms don’t perpetuate racism and the future of human-machine interaction. Here …

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 …

Googly eye bandit is wanted in Georgia for defacing monument

Googly eyes are hilarious. Put some googly eyes on literally anything and people are going to have a good time. Unless it’s the city government of Savannah, Georgia we’re talking about. To them, googly eyes are no laughing matter — at least not googly eyes placed on a historic statue. …

Watch Boston Dynamics’ humanoid robot leap up massive steps like it’s nothing

Two years ago, Boston Dynamics’ humanoid robot Atlas needed a big ol’ safety tether to shuffle its way down a flat hiking trail. Five years ago it needed a big, bolted-down support structure to keep itself upright. Now it’s casually leaping up and over obstacles that would leave many humans huffing …

How Hitting the Books Can Help Your Business

Andrew Hardwick is the Managing Director of Hard Edge, a creative agency focusing on innovative brand communications. With clients including Mercedez Benz, Mercer and Telstra, Andrew was the ideal person to share his thoughts on how entrepreneurs can continue to learn and grow while still staying focused on their business. …

Facebook policy head makes a surprising cameo at the Kavanaugh hearing

Facebook might be doing its best to stay out of political scandals in the latter half of 2018, but the company had a presence, front and center, at one of the most contentious Senate hearings in modern history. Facebook’s vice president of Global Public Policy, Joel Kaplan, was spotted sitting …

How to use discounts and coupons to increase eCommerce revenue

As an eCommerce business owner, you already have a lot on your plate — from making sure orders are fulfilled to managing day-to-day operations. On top of that, you also have to take care of common headaches associated with running a website, so it’s no wonder that you want to …