Coord, a Sidewalk Labs spin-out, raises $5 million to help mobility services better integrate into cities

Coord, the mobility data startup that spun out of Alphabet-owned Sidewalk Labs, has raised a $5 million Series A round led by Alliance Ventures, with participation from Trucks, Urban.Us and DB Digital Ventures. The plan with the funding is to continue to enhance Coord’s APIs and geographic coverage, as well …

Over half of men want to be more involved in childcare, major new report claims

More than half of men who have children or other caring responsibilities want to be more involved in childcare, a new study commissioned by Business in the Community, in partnership with Santander UK, has found. The Equal Lives research asked 10,225 UK parents for their views on work and care, and …

Disney to invest in more original content for Hulu, expand service internationally

In addition to plans to launch its own Netflix rival, Disney+, next year, the company says it also plans to increase investment in its other streaming service, Hulu. Thanks its buyout of 21st Century Fox, Disney now own 60 percent of the TV streaming service, which it gives it “considerable …

It’s better for you to be busy + A new era for commercial property? + Changing behaviour by design

  In this week’s Newsletter; The commercial property sector heads off in a new direction; why busier people tend to look after themselves more; executives love Big Data but have no idea what to do with it; procrastination isn’t all bad – read why right now, don’t put it off; changing …

Survey claims increased levels of productivity amongst flexible workers

Flexible workers claim to work more effectively than those working a traditional ‘nine-to-five’, with a quarter of respondents (27 percent) in a recent poll saying they work longer hours in their new flexible working routine than they did when they worked normal office hours. The research, which was commissioned by …

Death of Club 18-30: How Changing Millennial Tastes Are Affecting Businesses

As the millennial generation grows, so do the demands they place on businesses. This is having a major impact on the business world. Failure to adapt to millennials’ demands can often mean the death of many corporations. What went wrong with Club 18-30? Founded in the 1960’s, Club 18-30 was …

Freebie: Cute User Avatar Icon Set (50 Icons, SVG & PNG)

Designed by our friends at Freepik, these fantastic free cute avatar icons can be used as the default user images or personas of a community-driven service or even utilized in the comment section of your site. By editing the SVG source files templates, you can also create your own personalized …

Should I be a Landlord or a Passive Real Estate Investor?

    Hey everyone, I’m on vacation this week and we have a guest post from Amy Kirsch, RealtyShares Vice President of Investor Sales and Client Success. Today, she’ll share her experience with being a landlord and a passive real estate investor. See which one she likes better. I’ll be back next …

Proven strategies to help you stay safe online

The web can be a virtual minefield of security risks. Your online presence is vulnerable to attack from hackers, bots and spam, among other nuisances. I’m sure you’ve seen the headlines in recent years of major corporations having their networks and websites hacked. It’s big news whenever this happens to …

If Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson Are Splitting Up, Here’s What Happens to the $93,000 Engagement Ring

When comedian Pete Davidson proposed to Ariana Grande after dating for a few weeks, he gave her a ring worth $93,000. Several months later, the couple has reportedly split up, according to People and multiple other news outlets. Celebrity or not, there are a number of logistics to manage in …

CIB sets out a roadmap for the creation of intelligent and responsive buildings

The International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction (CIB) has published a free roadmap written by members of the W098 Commission and CIBSE Intelligent Buildings Group, which presents collective ideas for the creation of intelligent and responsive buildings for current needs and the future. Intelligent buildings present …

6 types of WooCommerce sites that don’t need product inventory

There’s a reason why WooCommerce + WordPress make for a winning combination — getting your online shop up and running only requires you to pick a hosting platform, set up the plugin and get started. It therefore comes as no surprise that WooCommerce is one of the major platforms when it …

Amazon admits it exposed customer email addresses, but refuses to give details

Amazon’s renowned secrecy encompasses its response to a new security issue, withholding info that could help victims protect themselves. Amazon emailed users Tuesday, warning them that a it exposed an unknown number of customer email addresses after a “technical error” on its website. When reached for comment, an Amazon spokesperson …