The bumpy road to automation, dancing elephants, free beer and some other stuff

The World Economic Forum’s Annual Summit in Davos offers the world’s elite the chance to rub shoulders and address important themes of capitalism and society. Its output has largely consisted of making assured noises about Big Subjects, and especially globalisation and the effects of technology on the economy, now typically …

Effective Communication Strategies in Business

Communication is one of the most important factors for business success. Regardless of size and industry, organizations depend on good communication. However, while it seems straightforward, the process of facilitating effective communication can be complex. Because communication promotes better teamwork and collaboration, it contributes to the successful completion of many …

Half of CIOs say Artificial Intelligence will lead to more jobs and improve productivity

    Fears that Artificial Intelligence will destroy the job market are not shared by more than half (51 percent) of UK CIOs who see AI as a job creator. This is more than three times the number who say that it will diminish workers’ job prospects (16 percent). For the survey …

How to Use Bannersnack to Generate Amazing Banners in Seconds

This article was created in partnership with StudioWorks. Thank you for supporting the partners who make SitePoint possible. Banner ads have been around since the dawn of the Internet. And badly designed banner ads that annoy many users have been around just a long. But 30 years later businesses still …

Freebie: Document Folder Icon Collection (SVG & PNG)

The free Document Folder collection includes icons for most file types and the most common folder uses, making them perfect for any designer that is currently working on a business or office-related project, or even to add some much-needed design flair to a dashboard, admin backend or even a mobile …

Spaces partners with Sega Joyopolis to open new VR attraction in Japan

Spaces has partnered with Sega’s Joyopolis location-based entertainment division to open a new VR attraction near the Shibuya train station in Tokyo, which is one of the busiest transit stations in the world. It opens on October 25. In August, Spaces opened its first virtual reality entertainment center in Orange County, California, …

Governments must do more to prepare people for the future of work

Governments need to overhaul their approach to employment and jobs to reduce further social and economic tensions, according to a new report from the OECD which explores the future of work. Without rapid action, many people, particularly the low skilled, will be left behind in the fast-changing world of work. …

Being a Solar CEO: What It’s Taught Me About Workplace Energy

As a solar company CEO, I’ve learned many unexpected lessons about a form of energy seemingly different yet related to solar energy – energy in the workplace. I know how to manage people’s electricity usage within the walls of their homes, helping them reduce power bills and establish energy independence. …

Fortnite maker buys anti-cheat software company

Epic’s gotta do something with the money it’s printing through Fortnite purchases. Acquisitions appear to be at the top of that list, starting with Kamu, the Finnish startup behind Easy Anti-Cheat. Epic has already deployed the anti-cheat software for its wildly popular sandbox survival game — it’s been a central …

Night Terrors: Bloody Mary is AR horror from Paranormal Activity’s director

Virtual reality is an excellent tool for horror game because when you wear a VR headset, it feels like you’re transported to another world. You can look and move around in full 360-degrees, reach out and touch things, and hear every whisper from all directions. But what about AR horror …

Personalize the User Experience with the Free IP Geolocation API Sponsored

We all want to provide users with the best experience possible. Whether we’re building a website or mobile app, serving up relevant content and features is vital to long-term success. However, this is virtually impossible to achieve without actionable information. If we don’t know who our users are, we can’t …