The next big restaurant chain may not own any kitchens

If investors at some of the biggest technology companies are right, the next big restaurant chain could have no kitchens of its own. These venture capitalists think the same forces that have transformed transportation, media, retail and logistics will also work their way through prepared food businesses. The Battle Is …

Magento 2 and Why Businesses Should Migrate to It from Magento 1

It was in November 2015 that Magento introduced its brand new 2.0 platform for community and enterprise editions. The release of Magento 2 after the release of the first version was impending and the delay in the process sent lots of repercussions through the entire Magento community. While there were …

Commuters could save an hour a week by changing their working hours

Commuters could speed up their journeys by up to 10 miles per hour by starting and finishing work just one hour later or making other changes to their working hours, according to new Government research. The study by Highways England was carried out on a 9-mile-stretch of the M62 which …

Stanford AI detects even the smallest earthquakes from seismic data

Seismic events like the magnitude-9.0 earthquake that hit off the coast of Japan in March 2011 aren’t difficult to detect, but few are quite so violent. Microearthquakes — low-intensity earthquakes that register 2.0 or less magnitude on the moment magnitude scale — rarely cause property damage. And as a result …

Need More Conversions? Improve the Customer Journey

The concept of a customer journey can serve as a practical guide for ecommerce merchants who want to grow their businesses. It tells them where to invest their marketing efforts, … The post Need More Conversions? Improve the Customer Journey appeared first on Practical Ecommerce. Source: Practical eCommerce Republished by …

5 Tips to Applying for a Federal EIN Number

Employer Identification Number (EIN) is a nine-digit number issued by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), an agency responsible for collecting taxes and enforcing tax laws in the United States. The IRS uses these EIN numbers to track any financial transactions that businesses, partnerships, trusts, estates and individuals carry out for …

The evolution of the workplace conversation in ten graphs

Based on Google Trends data since 2004 and without comment.                       Main image: Herman Miller Living Office The post The evolution of the workplace conversation in ten graphs appeared first on Workplace Insight. Source: Work Place Insight Republished by Blog …

SitePoint Premium New Releases: Vuex, Vue CLI, Squarespace + More

We’re working hard to keep you on the cutting edge of your field with SitePoint Premium. We’ve got plenty of new books and mini-books to check out in the library — let us introduce you to them. Getting Started with Vuex: a Beginner’s Guide Handling state in single-page apps can …

Quantum Machines raises $5.5M to build control and operational layer for quantum computers

Quantum Machines, an Israeli startup launched by three Ph.D. physicists, wants to build the operational and control layer for quantum computing. Today, it announced a $5.5 million seed investment led by TLV Partners with participation from Battery Ventures. The three principals have been studying quantum computing for a decade and …

Cover collects $16M to insure your gadgets, pets… anything

People procrastinate about buying insurance because it’s such a boring and complicated chore to compare policies. But Cover combines plans from 45 insurance companies into a single marketplace so it’s easy to find the best one for your car, home, rental, business, personal property, pets, jewelry and more. Now Cover …

How to make a fashion lookbook for your online store

Seasonal fashion lookbooks are an advertising staple for most eCommerce stores. Customers are raring to buy new items when the weather is changing, so it’s the perfect time to send them a flyer or magazine with products for the season. Traditionally, you see these fashion lookbooks making their way to …

Best tablet and laptop deals: Save on Samsung, Apple, Dell, Acer, Lenovo, and more

Fall is here, which means the air is getting colder. Might we suggest you warm up with some help from a new laptop or tablet in your lap? For Apple fans, you can get the iPad with WiFi and cellular for $459. If you prefer something simpler and more affordable, …

5 Disruptive Digital Marketing Trends You Can’t Help But Adapt To

The average millennial customer has access to a million choices of products and services. Mobility, cloud, social and eCommerce have radically changed the way businesses interact with customers. Powering all these transformations is digital marketing. It has surfaced as a mandate that all businesses, irrespective of their size, domain and …

Should You Sell Web Hosting Services to Your Clients?

Web design is an industry that is loaded with opportunities for upsells and extra revenue. Odds are that your clients will benefit from services that go beyond basic design and development. However, just because you can offer extras doesn’t necessarily mean that you should. One such area is web hosting. …

Controlling WordPress Through the Command Line with WP-CLI

Even in a standard install, WordPress is a highly-visual platform. That not only makes for easy content creation, but site maintenance as well. Within a few clicks, you can install a plugin, run software updates and tweak any number of settings. However, there are situations where that visual interface can …

Robot delivery dogs, digital pollution, why tech firms like ping pong and some other stuff

  Blue Monday has come and gone so instead of offering up an endless series of clickbait pieces telling you how to cope and make the day better for your colleagues, we’re turning our attention to more interesting things. Such as this recent piece arguing that our obsession with ‘millennials’ …

Google is bringing support for all Android apps to Daydream VR

Google is continuing to push its Daydream VR platform forward, the company announced today, as it’s making moves that expand the app support and usability of its devices. Describing three new features as “experimental” for testing by developers, Google is adding Android app support to all Daydream devices, and the …

Prepare everything from coffee to hot cocoa with this Cuisinart coffee brewer on sale at Walmart

Most mornings, you may only need a single cup of coffee to get started, so you’ll just want a single-cup brewer. But if you’re having family over, or need to pull an all-nighter, a full pot of coffee is more likely what you need. And while there are plenty of …