Chaos engineering service Gremlin raises $18M, launches new resiliency tools

“Slack is down.” It’s a headline we have had blaring at TechCrunch on numerous occasions (mostly because we actually get work done when not distracted by a constant waterfall of GIFs). But Slack is not alone — issues with uptime and reliability plague modern web services, from Alexa to WhatsApp …

The new normal of flexible work transforming workplaces

Digital innovations, and in particular, cloud computing is enabling increasing numbers of employees to work remotely and flexibly. This means the central company workspace is rapidly becoming an administrative hub, rather than a traditional central focus where everyone gathers during set hours. This is according to Condeco’s new research paper, …

UK architectural firm claims global sustainability first

UK-based Bennetts Associates is the first architecture practice in the world to achieve approved Science Based Targets and commit to the UN’s Climate Neutral Now campaign. This commitment builds on the practice’s track record of sustainability within the built environment by taking a leadership position on climate change. Climate Neutral …

CircleCI launches Orbs, a package manager for software delivery automation

DevOps platform CircleCI today announced a new partner program that will open up its platform and allow third-party tools to integrate with it. In addition, the company is also launching Orbs, which it describes as “the world’s first package manager designed specifically for configuration of software delivery automation.” Fresh off …

India’s budget hotel startup OYO raises $1B for international growth

OYO, the India-based startup that operates a network of budget hotels, has pulled in $1 billion in new funding to grow its business in China and expand into other international markets. The majority of the funding — $800 million, to be exact — was led by SoftBank’s Vision Fund with participation from Lightspeed, …

Brits work longer hours but still struggle to make ends meet

Brand new research from CV-Library, an independent job board, suggests that despite 64 percent of Brits working more hours than they’re contracted to, over half (55.1 percent) struggle to make ends meet at the end of each month.  The study surveyed 1,200 working professionals and found that over a third (36.7 …

Maybe 'American Horror Story' shouldn't have given a mass shooter a happy ending

Most of the characters on American Horror Story don’t deserve a happy ending. There are a few true heroes scattered around its seven and three-quarters seasons — the life-loving witch Misty Day, the well intentioned Kit Walker, Cordelia Goode, and Lana Winters come to mind — but the vast majority …

4 Tips to Maintaining Your Fire Sprinkler System

Even the most cautious people are susceptible to accidents. Therefore, despite all one’s efforts, a fire might break out at the most inopportune time. This can destroy expensive property, whether at home or at a business. It can also go further and injure someone or even lead to their death. …

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 …

20 features to look for in an eCommerce website builder

You’ve discovered or created a great product. You know there’s market interest. You’re stocked up and ready to sell. There’s only one problem — you don’t know how to find the right eCommerce website builder to bring your business online. Selling products online can be extremely lucrative as you can …

Finally, a visual website feedback tool built for WordPress

Editor’s note: The following is a guest post from Vito Peleg at WP Feedback, a visual website feedback tool for WordPress. Looking for more tools to save time and manage your web projects? Join GoDaddy Pro for free. *** Have you reached a point in your business where you’re struggling …