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Amazon drops plans for HQ, judging others in the open plan, why people would rather electrocute themselves than sit and think and some other stuff

Why is it so hard to design a decent office space? demands this article in Quartz. It’s a fair enough question but probably the wrong one. It’s perfectly possible to design a decent (or adequate) office with a pen, paper and bag of presuppositions and many people have done exactly …

We need to take a scientific approach to the potential impact of AI

Should we be afraid of artificial intelligence? For me, this is a simple question with an even simpler, two letter answer: no. But not everyone agrees – many people, including the late physicist Stephen Hawking, have raised concerns that the rise of powerful AI systems could spell the end for humanity. Clearly, …

Here’s the biggest pumpkin in U.S. history because we all need something nice

Sometimes a week is so upsetting you just have to find joy in the unexpected. Take this huge-ass pumpkin, for example. Steve Geddes of Boscawen, New Hampshire just made U.S. history by growing a pumpkin so large it surpassed the record for largest pumpkin in America. Congrats, sir! SEE ALSO: …

3 Ways That Forex Trading Is Changing the Business World

Companies interact with and are affected by the forex or overseas market in various ways. Some of which include importing merchandise from abroad or exporting goods to a foreign country. In most circumstances, such transactions involve the sending or receiving of foreign currency and naturally, you’ll be susceptible to exchange …

Inventory management 101 for small business owners

When it comes to eCommerce, gaining the ability to understand, handle and regulate inventory management can mean the difference between just staying afloat and being a real commercial success. By taking care of your inventory management affairs, you can boost productivity and reduce unnecessary costs, significantly. In fact, a notable academic …

A quarter of corporate global workforce could inhabit coworking space within five years

Over the next five years, corporate real estate professionals are set to dramatically increase their use of coworking spaces to house employees, according to a survey conducted at the CoreNet Global Summit in Boston. According to the results, the percentage of employees at respondents’ companies utilising coworking spaces such as …

As we enter our darkest hours, quality of office lighting needs attention

As we enter the darkest days of the year, office workers in the UK are set to get virtually no natural light. For instance, today (18 December) sunrise in London is at 08:01 and sunset is 15:52, meaning office workers are commuting to and from their offices in the dark. …

A new era of technology could resolve UK low productivity at last

A new McKinsey study sets out to address the reasons why the United Kingdom experiences chronically low productivity and what can be done to use technology to improve its performance. In the report, Solving the UK’s productivity puzzle in the digital age, the authors argue that “Britain stands out as one …

How to Deploy Your Secure Vue.js App to AWS

This article was originally published on the Okta developer blog. Thank you for supporting the partners who make SitePoint possible. Writing a Vue app is intuitive, straightforward, and fast. With low barriers to entry, a component-based approach, and built-in features like hot reloading and webpack, Vue allows you to focus …

Apex Pacific Release SEO Suite V8 0 Search Engine Optimization Made Easy

By: Oliver Moran   The SEO Suite will take you through a simple step by step process of search engine optimization. It not only has a powerful in built submission tool that will submit your website to all the major search engines around the world, but also includes a handy …

Are these the 2019 Top Employers to work for in the UK

The Top Employers Institute, a certifier recognising employers that provide world-class employee conditions, has released its list of Certified UK Top Employers for 2019. Over 600 HR professionals gathered at London’s Hilton on Park Lane, on the 31st January 2019, to recognise the best employers in the UK. This year, 90 organisations have …

How to grow your newly purchased site using content

Hey everyone, Greg here. Today we have a guest post from Dom Wells, founder of HumanProofDesigns.com. Dom has been in the content and affiliate marketing game for a long time, since 2012. His company sells pre-made affiliate websites with done-for-you keyword research and content creation based on aged domains. For …

6 local business strategies to make stronger community connections

It can be hard to do business with what appears as a faceless corporate entity. From a consumer standpoint, it’s hard to know if they’ll appreciate your business — and if they have your best interests in mind! That’s where local business strategies come in handy. By operating within a certain …

Hosting24 Moves to Hostinger Platform: Top-Notch Hosting for Your Business

You will want to choose a web hosting provider that provides high-quality web hosting when it comes to creating a blog, business website, or e-commerce website. Hosting24 (hosting24.com) offers world-class web hosting services at some of the most affordable prices available in the hosting market. With a constantly growing client …

Optimizely A/B Testing Tools: Knowing Which is Right for You

Optimizely has grown to be one of the major A/B testing tools. It’s suitable for companies of all sizes — from startups and small businesses to major corporations. Optimizely’s tools and integrations allow anyone to quickly learn more about their audience and experiment with design and content changes non-destructively through …

Lyft’s app code reveals unlaunched bike or scooter feature

Lyft hasn’t acquired a bike-sharing startup or gotten a scooter permit yet, but it’s already preparing its app for them with a feature codenamed “last mile”. Code and screenshots dug out of Lyft’s Android app reveal a way to search a map for last mile vehicles, and scan a QR …

This Credit Card Is Perfect for Entrepreneurs, With No Annual Fee and Big Cash Back Rewards

This is an exciting time to be a small business owner: The economy is chugging along, with consumer spending robust and demand for goods and services of all types surging. If you’ve decided now is the time to ditch your 9-to-5 and take the plunge into a new business venture, …

Emerging Markets Have Struggled All Year. Here’s One Country Bucking the Trend

With emerging markets down for the year, including nearly 10% over the past three months, it’s hard to find a bright spot. Yet, financial experts see a potential bloom in the Brazilian economy — where the market has been rallying as others fall — due to the upcoming presidential election …

Keysight spurs 5G and 6G research with ‘largest’ NYU Wireless donation

NYU Wireless announced it has received the largest donation in its history, courtesy of Keysight Technologies. The organizations have a clear purpose in mind: to create next-generation 6G cellular technologies and further development of 5G. As New York University’s wireless research arm, NYU Wireless helped pioneer the use of millimeter wave…Read More …

CSS Architecture: Block-Element-Modifier (BEM) & Atomic CSS

The following is a short extract from Tiffany’s upcoming book, CSS Master, 2nd Edition, which will be available shortly. We’ll now look at two methodologies for naming things in CSS. Both methods were created to improve the development process for large sites and large teams; however, they work just as …

Why not giving accurate quotes can burn your photography business

You put all the necessary steps in place to drive traffic to your website and secure leads. Now, it’s time to present one of these leads with a quote for your photography services. Giving accurate quotes is critical for your success, and failing to do so can burn you in your …

What the heck is going on with measures of programming language popularity?

I looked at the TIOBE index today, as I do every so often, as most of the software pros I know do every so often. It purports to measure the popularity of the world’s programming languages, and its popularity-over-time chart tells a simple story: Java and C are, and have …

Workers are becoming more concerned about what jobs robots will replace first

Fears of robots taking workers’ jobs appear to have lessened over the last year, a new report has suggested. Research from Perkbox and SEMrush examined fears of robots at work according to online searches from January 2015 to June 2018 in the UK and found that in just one year, …