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’ …

House of GAB: Gabrielle’s Journey to a Sustainable Fashion House in LA

While being an entrepreneur is no child’s play, it is one of the most difficult yet the most fulfilling job in the world. Granted, your start-up kick-starts well, you not only draw worldwide attention but also make millions of dollars instantaneously. But what we all forget to acknowledge is the years …

The Difference Between Computed Properties, Methods and Watchers in Vue

For those starting out learning Vue, there’s a bit of confusion over the difference between methods, computed properties and watchers. Even though it’s often possible to use each of them to accomplish more or less the same thing, it’s important to know where each outshines the others. In this quick …

Onshape lets engineers collaborate on 3D designs with Magic Leap’s AR glasses

Computer-aided engineering (CAD) is a $9 billion industry, and Onshape wants to shake it up. So the cloud-based CAD tool maker is using Magic Leap’s augmented reality glasses to enable engineers to collaborate when designing products in 3D. Cambridge, Massachusetts-based Onshape showed a demo of the tech at the L.E.A.P. Conference …

Can Brick-and-Mortar Stores Survive in the Age of Online Shopping?

Going shopping used to mean getting in your car or hopping on the train and driving down to the nearest Walmart or GAP, browsing the clothes or goods and hoping for a bargain or half-price sale. Those times are slowly dwindling, however, as more and more stores take their business …

Government treading carefully with proposed plans for gig workers

Leaked government plans to protect the working rights of people operating in the gig economy will help to stop unscrupulous employers from exploiting low-paid workers by stamping out false self-employment. But it is questionable whether this goes far enough. Plans revealed earlier this month suggest the government intends to adopt a …

How Smart Brain Aging hopes to hold off dementia with brain training games

My 85-year-old mother has dementia, a memory loss disease that affects about 60 million people in the U.S. And so I can relate to the challenges of fighting the disease that John DenBoer has dedicated his life to fighting. He has started a company called Smart Brain Aging that has …

Working with a graphic designer: How to effectively communicate your ideas

So, you have a project with a looming due date hanging over your head and you know you can’t do it alone. Working with a graphic designer will take care of all the custom design work you need to complete your project. Finding the right graphic designer is the tricky …

When workplace strategy builds bridges between people and place

The world of work is changing rapidly and profoundly in a way that we haven’t seen since the time of the industrial revolution. Yet even as we stand at a momentous, game-changing inflexion point, the 21st century workplace strategy sector is still dithering about whether to join in the revolution. …

No Matter How Scary, Your Home-Based Business Has to Change to Survive

At Simon Associates Management Consultants (SAMC), we are a two office, one-bedroom home. That might sound funny, but it works well— for us. I am a corporate anthropologist who launched SAMC almost two decades ago to help organizations change using the theory, methods, and tools of anthropology. In my past, …

How to protect your business from phishing scams

Fishing can be an exceptionally relaxing way to spend a sunny autumn afternoon. That is, unless you’re the fish. The more contemporary concept of phishing scams thrusts everyone, from ordinary web surfers to marketers to high-level eCommerce executives, on the opposite end of the fishing pole. What are phishing scams? Put …

Business confidence linked to attitudes towards digital transformation

A report published by Vodafone suggests there is a clear link between digital transformation and levels of business confidence in the UK. 79 percent of business leaders say digital transformation is a strategic priority and are keen to exploit its full potential. Organisations that prioritise digital transformation are also more …

Emotional wellness startup Aura raises $2.7 million from Cowboy Ventures and Reach Capital

Aura, an app for emotional well-being, has raised a $2.7 million seed round co-led by Cowboy Ventures and Reach Capital, with participation from others. When Aura first launched a couple of years ago, its bread and butter was short, three-to-seven-minute meditations based on your current mood — be that stressed, …

Time for employers to place workplace health and wellbeing front of mind, claims CBI

With the average number of days lost to ill health per employee at 5.2 days, there’s a clear impact on business, which is why firms must better prioritise the health & wellbeing of their staff. That’s according to new survey results from the CBI, in partnership with Bupa and HCA …

The Pixel 3’s dual cameras are a tacit admission that AI can’t do everything — yet

OPINION: Google’s latest flagship smartphones — the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL — are finally shipping to customers, and the reviews are unanimous: The rear camera and dual selfie cams are best in class. But as good as those cameras might be, they’re a bit puzzling — and sort …

The Horological Machine 9 puts a rocket on your wrist

If you’ve been keeping up with watchmaker MB&F you’ll be familiar with their Horological Machine series, watches that are similar in construction but wildly differ when it comes to design. This watch, the HM9, is called the Flow and hearkens back to roadsters, jets, and 1950s space ships. The watch, …

Making a Statement: The Use of Stacked Text Blocks in Web Design

It is so exciting to examine modern website designs and stumble upon tiny things that developers find adorable. “Tiny details make the difference” – we hear this a lot these days. Indeed, it is true. These small unique solutions and tricks make projects stand out from the crowd. They make …