UK workers demand better remote working options, claims Airbnb report

UK employers need to provide more flexible and remote working options in order to attract the best talent, according to new research released by Airbnb for Work. Airbnb’s Future of Work report, the first of its kind from the platform, has revealed that the modern trend of remote and flexible …

Working parents lead the charge of British workers into the side hustle

A new study published by GoDaddy and the Centre for Economics and Business Research (Cebr), claims that ‘side hustling’, in which people have small business ventures running alongside their main job, has risen by around a third over the last decade. The study claims that the UK’s side hustlers make …

Microsoft's xCloud brings Xbox gaming to mobile and PC, Netflix-style

At the annual E3 trade show in June, Microsoft hinted at some kind of streaming service. Now it has a name (albeit a seemingly temporary one): Project xCloud. The service is pretty much what you’d expect if you’ve been following all the chatter around game streaming. With xCloud, Xbox people …

Majority of office workers discontented with workplace environment

The vast majority (97 percent) of office workers in UK feel frustrated by their workplace environments, with many feeling the need to escape office life as a result. A new report from Staples has discovered that one-in-five (22 percent) end up browsing LinkedIn job ads for something better when they’re frustrated. As …

New Year, New Home Office: Enhance Your Spinal Health & Productivity With The Ergonomic X-Chair

As home business owners, we spend hours and hours staying stationary while typing away at our computers every day. That said, it is pertinent to choose comfortable office chairs that place a great focus on ergonomics and chiropractic health in order to prevent future spinal issues. Luckily, there is finally …

Calm kicks off global expansion by launching its meditation platform in German

Meditation startup Calm is expanding beyond English as it looks to double down on its recent impressive growth. The company revealed that it is localizing its product for the German market, which will mean producing content in German and translating its website and apps into German. Calm added that it plans to …

Treat people like the burden they are with Google's 'call screen' feature

Google knows a lot about you, including, apparently, how much you hate answering the phone.  At the Pixel 3 press launch Tuesday, the company unveiled a new feature for its flagship smartphone that aims to make that most annoying of moments just slightly less so. And, in the process, it …

Community Action: How the Sharing Economy Is Making the World More Local

If there’s one thing we’ve learned from the rise of the Internet, it’s that it can quickly make the big world feel a lot smaller. With a few clicks, we can order handmade products from another country on Etsy or simply hail a ride to the other side of town …

New analysis sets out to define fastest growing sectors in London in 2018

A new analysis from Instant Offices sets out to identify the largest business sectors driving London’s economy. It claims that the three most prominent are information and communication, financial and insurance, and professional, scientific and technical services. The UK Business Register and Employment Survey (BRES) showed distinct trends in growth …

The Fourth Industrial Revolution will be the most disruptive yet, senior economist predicts

The rise of artificial intelligence and automation will create a Fourth Industrial Revolution that will be be significantly more disruptive than the three previous industrial revolutions, according to the Bank of England’s chief economist. According to Andy Haldane, the transformation caused by automation of cognitive skills had the potential to …

Side-hustling + study: How to keep your side hustle going while in school

Regardless if you’ve spent this summer side-hustling for extra cash, building experience as an intern or traveling across the globe, the sunny season is gradually coming to a close. And if the waning days of summer mean back to school for you and your contingency, then those halcyon days of freedom …

Thinking about the box with interactive packaging designs

What is the main characteristic of any successful business? It solves problems for consumers. The more problems your business solves, the more consumers will look to you. Why not think outside the box to set your brand ahead of your competitors? In fact, why not think about the box?   …

Quarter of UK workforce have turned down a job for not offering flexible working

A new study claims that UK workers of all ages have shown a demand for flexible working. According to the research of 2,300 people commissioned by communications technology firm TeleWare, employees are actively turning down jobs that don’t offer flexible working. A quarter of all employees have turned down a job in …

How game companies can boost cybersecurity and avoid Fortnite’s fiasco

The mobile gaming market is one of the fastest growing industries, and for the first time, market watchers forecast it to generate more than half of the global gaming market revenue in 2018. In the first half of 2018 alone, a total of 19.5 billion mobile games were downloaded across …

Slack acquires email app Astro in biggest acquisition to date

Slack, the cloud-based collaboration tool used by more than eight million people across thousands of companies, is folding an email client into its ever-expanding software portfolio. The San Francisco company announced today that it’s purchased Astro, a messaging startup that leverages artificial intelligence (AI) to supercharge inboxes. Palo…Read More Source: Venture …

Twilio launches Autopilot to help developers build better bots

Bots went through the hype cycle faster than a speeding roller coaster, as the promise of chatting with a computer quickly turned sour. Now, Twilio wants to take another stab at this market with the launch of Autopilot, a new developer service for building omnichannel bot experiences. “Omnichannel” is a …

Tips and tricks for attracting nonprofit donations

Any advice about attracting nonprofit donations must first start with the viral fundraising stunt that involved water, Bill Gates and social media. We’re talking about the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, and chances are, you were one of the 17 million people who took the plunge in the summer of 2014. …

Book Your Thanksgiving Flights This Week and You’re Guaranteed to Save Money

Before you pick a Halloween costume or sip this season’s first pumpkin spice latte, purchase your Thanksgiving flight now to avoid soaring airfares later in the fall. Booking your flight this week will save you, on average, 23% off the peak holiday booking price, according to data from travel booking …