The One Thing You Need to Do Now to Protect Yourself from Bank Fraud

The number of Americans impacted by financial fraud has increased every year since 2014, and security experts predict it will only become more common. More than 16 million Americans were victims of fraud last year, resulting in almost $17 billion of losses for U.S. consumers, according to a study by …

Older workers would like more flexible working opportunities

  A survey carried out on behalf of the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has found that the majority of workers aged over 50 would ‘welcome more flexibility’ in the workplace. The survey, which polled more than 12,000 workers over the age of 50, revealed that 78 …

Here’s the teaser trailer for Niantic’s Pokémon GO-style Harry Potter game

The good news: Niantic/WB Games/Portkey has released a trailer for Wizards Unite, the Harry Potter game built in the same spirit as Pokémon GO. The bad news: It… doesn’t show much. If you were hoping for gameplay footage or really anything detailing how the game will work, you’re out of …

8 domain name ownership tips for your web design clients

Dealing with domain names can be a daunting task for your clients, especially if they are unaware of the subtleties of the domain management process. Domain name ownership requires a bit of knowledge in order to keep everything running smoothly and maintain a secure site. Related: DNS records — A …

Employee resistance in sharing ideas with teams undermines success

The whole idea of the collaborative workplace is to foster creativity and communication, but new research suggests that sharing ideas with team members is still an uncomfortable prospect for employees. According to new research from Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM) many employees resist sharing new ideas with teams …

9 strategies for growing your business during the summer months

Warmer weather is finally here and that means summer is just around the corner. And while many people are planning a vacation and enjoying the great outdoors, business owners dread the summer slump in sales and productivity. But, even if you’ve noticed a trend of your business slowing down during the …

My Best Practices for Deploying a Web Application on Alibaba Cloud

This article was originally published on Alibaba Cloud. Thank you for supporting the partners who make SitePoint possible. In this article, I want to share the best practices I use when deploying a web application to Alibaba Cloud. I work as a freelancer and recently one of my clients asked …

What you shouldn’t include in website maintenance plans

WordPress updates and regular website maintenance are critical for website health and growth. In fact, for WordPress websites that generate revenue — whether directly through eCommerce or through the online exposure of the brand — website maintenance plans are a necessity. Constructing website maintenance plans to offer our clients is key …

50+ freelancer tips from WordCamp Miami 2019

WordCamp Miami has built a stellar reputation over the last decade. It’s brought together WordPress users, developers, and business owners from around the world. The speakers, all volunteers, are excellent, and the attendee experience is great. This year was no exception, even with a pivot to a smaller, community-focused event. …

Cultural attitudes define the race for 5G connectivity as Germany and Holland inch ahead

New research commissioned by international law firm Osborne Clarke claims that businesses in Germany and the Netherlands could be leading the global race to embrace next-generation 5G connectivity. The Next Generation Connectivity research of executives and managers from 11 countries, conducted by the Economist Intelligence Unit, also claims that approaches …

How Businesses Can Be More Socially Conscious

“Social responsibility” is a term often associated with not-for-profit organizations and community organizations that have been crucial parts of the recent attention being paid to social issues around the globe. With a growing concern regarding economic inequality and responsibility in the corporate world, there has been a surge of corporations …

Marketing Automation vs. CRM – Which One Is Best for Your Business?

If you are reading this, it is perhaps because you are stuck in a dilemma shared by many marketing strategists, whether to trust CRM or marketing automation. You might have heard they are both essential for a customer-centric business culture, but it is still not clear which one will be …

Direct Selling and the Power of Recommendation in the Internet Age

Some believed that when the Internet arrived, it marked the death knell for direct selling, as people would just bypass individuals and go straight to retailers online, but this overlooked the power of word-of-mouth recommendation. No matter how technologically advanced we become, people still want the personal touch, and being …

CBS All Access places two-season order for animated series ‘Star Trek: Lower Decks’

CBS’ streaming plans have become even more Trek-centric with the announcement of a two-season order for a half-hour animated series called “Star Trek: Lower Decks.” Many Star Trek fans will probably recognize “Lower Decks” as the title of a popular “Next Generation” episode about four junior officers on the Enterprise, …

Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper weave magic with first 'A Star Is Born' song

If this song doesn’t give you chills, I feel bad for you. Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper give an unbelievable performance in the song “Shallow” for A Star Is Born, creating a heartfelt, moving track that deserves an award. No, all the awards. Cooper’s voice is great. Lady Gaga is …

4 ways to show employee appreciation this Labor Day

Labor Day is a public holiday honoring the U.S. and Canadian workforce — which naturally, we celebrate by taking the day off work. Companies will recognize Labor Day on Monday, Sept. 3, 2018. While most employees will spend this three-day weekend relaxing with their family and friends, organizations should welcome this …

Clarifai’s AI can detect ‘unsavory’ content in images and videos

Filtering out pornography, drugs, gore, and other objectionable content on the internet is no easy chore. Facebook now has 7,500 content moderators around the world, up from 4,500 in May of 2017. And in April, Google-owned YouTube said that it took down more than 8 million videos that ran afoul …

One Thing You Should Always Check After You Buy Airline Tickets

It’s always a good idea to carefully check your airline tickets for issues once they’re issued. You can catch — and correct for free within 24 hours — name misspellings, incorrect identification numbers or even booking the wrong date. Thankfully a TPGreader was diligent about checking her ticket, and by …

Ask Your Developer To Do These 6 Simple Things To Spice Up Your Site

You designed a new website, and you’re excited about it. You spent hours poring over the smallest details–finding just the perfect font, moving that icon down two pixels and over one, concocting a pleasantly eccentric color palette. What an incredibly perfect Sketch file, you think: Are there museums for this? …

Technical, social and legal challenges to deployment of wearables in buildings

While there is substantial potential for the deployment of wearables there are also significant technical, social and legal challenges. This is the conclusion of the latest white paper from BSRIA, ‘Wearables & wellbeing in buildings – the story so far’ which found little evidence of any practical solutions linking wearables …