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Big wave of applicants crashes LA County restaurant aid website

A surge of applicants has crashed a Los Angeles County website used to process  restaurant assistance grant applications on Thursday, Dec. 3, as county officials say they are working to solve the problem and get the site back online. The Keep L.A. County Dining Program application portal crashed on Thursday morning, hours after it initially opened. The $5.6 million program is meant to provide $30,000 grants to 2,500 Los Angeles County restaurants — just a fraction of the tens of thousands of eat...
Tags: Business, Technology, News, Government, Restaurants, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Pasadena, Los Angeles County, LA County, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories IVDB, Top Stories Breeze, Top Stories LBPT, Top Stories WDN


How to Wade Through the “Winner Takes It All” Search Landscape

In the last decade, blogging has come a long way from being the informal weblog it started as. Businesses created processes and formalized it into “content marketing” as it’s proven to drive traffic, leads, and revenue. But where do you earn eyeballs to get exposure for the content you create? Social media networks encourage businesses to build their fans and followers on their platforms. But once brands have built their audience on these platforms, they start their users to themselves–busi...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Business, Youtube, Sales & Marketing, Right Now, Rand Fishkin, Glen Allsopp, Andra Zaharia, Instagram Catherine Manning, Shreya Dalela, Chintan Zalani, Elite Content Marketer Content, Nuchylee Shutterstock


Why Google’s Poly failed when Apple is going big in AR

The original vision: “With Poly, our mission is to organize the world’s 3D information and make it universally accessible and useful” – @claybavor When it launched in 2017, Poly was a straightforward service – get your 3D models ready for VR & AR “What if Google builds your idea?” is a cliche question. Companies like @Sketchfab and founders like @albn are examples of putting your head down and focusing on your customers. The most important part is focus, that helps you out-execut...
Tags: Apple, Google, Business, Product Management, Thethreadmill, Threadmill


Fylamynt raises $6.5M for its cloud workflow automation platform

Fylamynt, a new service that helps businesses automate their cloud workflows, today announced both the official launch of its platform as well as a $6.5 million seed round. The funding round was led by Google’s AI-focused Gradient Ventures fund. Mango Capital and Point72 Ventures also participated. At first glance, the idea behind Fylamynt may sound familiar. Workflow automation has become a pretty competitive space, after all, and the service helps developers connect their various cloud tools t...
Tags: Google, Python, Cloud, Chef, Business, Enterprise, Developer, Articles, Tech, Cisco, Ceo, Artificial Intelligence, Vmware, Splunk, Servicenow, Datadog


How to Use Viral Marketing to Obtain Viral Success

Brands always compete to get to the #1 spot and invent more and more ways to have their content go viral. However, viral marketing is often not about inventing something new but about using already existing trends to your benefit. Remember this dress that raised the debate of a lifetime because no one could tell for sure what color it is? Many brands were quick to hop on board and use this trend to promote their own products. Dunkin’ Donuts, for example, made themed doughnuts using the colors th...
Tags: Google, Business, Sales & Marketing, Right Now, Dunkin' Donuts, Kate Khom, W Scott McGill Shutterstock


Florida-based logistics provider ShipMonk raises $290 million on the back of rising eCommerce demand

Jan Bednar started ShipMonk with $70,000 in winnings from a string of student business plan competitions and launched the business that just closed on $290 million in new funding from a small warehouse with no air conditioning in the middle of Florida. While Bednar’s new offices are still inside the warehouse his company operates, they now have air conditioning… and a $290 million financing round from Summit Partners to grow its business. The Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.-based ShipMonk provides a sle...
Tags: TC, Business, Florida, California, Articles, Supply Chain Management, Tech, E-commerce, Online Shopping, Czech Republic, Pennsylvania, United States, Online Sales, Logistics, Shopify, National Retail Federation


Aston Martin in row over 'sockpuppet PR firm' pushing anti-electric vehicle study

Report disputing green benefits of EVs attributed to company registered to wife of carmaker’s directorAston Martin is at the centre of a climate lobbying controversy after a study co-commissioned by the company that cast doubt on the green credentials of electric vehicles was found to have been attributed to a PR company registered to the wife of a director at the luxury carmaker.The study, which has since been widely debunked by experts, was presented as “groundbreaking” third-party research an...
Tags: Business, Technology, Climate Change, Environment, UK News, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Travel and transport, Automotive Industry, Motoring, Electric, Hybrid And Low-emission Cars, EVs, Aston Martin, directorAston Martin


Google Maps takes on Facebook with launch of its own news feed

People are getting frustrated that Stories are everywhere now, but Google Maps is keeping it old school. Instead of adding tiny circles to the top of the app’s screen, Google Maps is introducing its own news feed. Technically, Google calls its new feature the “Community Feed,” as it includes posts from a local area. However, it’s organized as any other news feed would be — a vertically scrollable feed with posts you can “Like” by tapping on a little thumbs up icon. The feed, which is found with ...
Tags: Google, Android, Food, Facebook, Apps, Business, Maps, Instagram, Facebook Pages, Tech, Ios Apps, News Feed, Businesses, Android Apps, Google-Maps, Google News


Floww raises $6.7M for its data-driven marketplace matching founders with investors, based on merit

Floww – a data-driven marketplace designed to allow founders to pitch investors, with the whole investment relationship managed online – says it has raised $6.7M / £5M to date in Seed funding from angels and family offices. Investors include Ramon Mendes De Leon, Duncan Simpson Craib, Angus Davidson, Stephane Delacote and Pip Baker (Google’s Head of Fintech UK) and multiple Family Offices. The cash will be used to build out the platform designed to give startups access to over 500+ VCs, acceler...
Tags: TC, Europe, Business, London, Entrepreneurship, Massachusetts, Tech, Ceo, Companies, Private Equity, Mayfair, Fintech, Head, CRM, Cto, Startup Company


US shopping app downloads on Black Friday reached a record 2.8M installs

Many U.S. consumers spent this year’s Black Friday sales event shopping from home on mobile devices. That led to first-time installs of mobile shopping apps in the U.S. to break a new record for single-day installs on Black Friday 2020, according . The firm estimates that U.S. consumers downloaded approximately 2.8 million shopping apps on November 27th — a figure that’s up by nearly 8% over last year. However, this number doesn’t necessarily represent faster growth than in 2019, which also saw...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Cyber Monday, Black Friday, Google Play, Mobile, Ecommerce, Apps, Business, Shopping, Marketing, US, Tech, Nike, Walmart, E-commerce


U.S. shopping app downloads on Black Friday reached a record 2.8M installs

Many U.S. consumers spent this year’s Black Friday sales event shopping from home on mobile devices. That led to first-time installs of mobile shopping apps in the U.S. to break a new record for single-day installs on Black Friday 2020, according . The firm estimates that U.S. consumers downloaded approximately 2.8 million shopping apps on November 27th — a figure that’s up by nearly 8% over last year. However, this number doesn’t necessarily represent faster growth than in 2019, which also saw...
Tags: Travel, Google, Amazon, Cyber Monday, Black Friday, Google Play, Mobile, Ecommerce, Apps, Business, Shopping, Marketing, Nike, Walmart, E-commerce, Online Shopping


4 Genius SEO Hacks Every Small Business Should Use

You either become a pro with SEO hacks or become a hack at SEO—there’s no middle ground. Okay, we’re kidding. There is a middle ground, and it’s called mediocrity. It’s when your website has the standard keyword optimization and content-is-king yaddayadda down, but hasn’t tapped into the wide world of SEO goodness. There are so many techniques and methods out there—so many hacks!—that you could use to take your SEO from ground zero to the highest levels. With these SEO hacks, small businesses ca...
Tags: Google, Business, Cortana, Sales & Marketing, Css, Chicago, Alexa, Dexter, Forbes, Right Now, Berg, Accelerated Mobile Pages AMP, Alexas, LightField Studios Shutterstock, Joseph Dyson, Optimize for Mobile


Everything You Need to Know to Build a Thriving Online Business

. {display:none !important;} .code-block {display:none !important;} .sovrn_ad_unit  {display:none !important;} Billions of people around the world have access to the internet today. This creates an incredible market, where the barrier to entry is relatively low. With a marketable product and business plan, you could tap into this geographically distributed yet closely connected audience and create boundless opportunities. If building an online business is on your mind, here’s a che...
Tags: Google, Business, Sales & Marketing, Right Now, Don, Rigstone Capital


Novakid’s ESL app for children raises $4.25M Series A led by PortfoLio and LearnStart investors

With the pandemic playing havoc with children’s education EdTech startups have been on a roll. A new fundraising seems to come almost every week at this point. Today it’s Novakid’s turn. This EdTech startup is yet another ‘learning English as a second language for children’ startup. But it at least has a chance among the plethora of solutions out there, having raised a $4.25 million Series A financing led by Hungary-based PortfoLion (part of OTP, a leading banking group in Eastern Europe), alon...
Tags: TC, South Korea, Europe, Business, US, Articles, Tech, Banking, Economy, Hungary, United States, TechCrunch, Startup Company, Eastern Europe, Brilliant, Chomsky


Why are Japanese so fit, even without going to the gym?

Did you know that Japanese walk, on an average 6500 steps per day? And of course, wasabi helps too. Here are some secrets to Japanese health we can really learn from. The post Why are Japanese so fit, even without going to the gym? appeared first on NextBigWhat.
Tags: Business, Tech


Human Role in the IoT, Social Aspects & Services

The Internet of Things is generally called IoT. We are going to look into what is IoT, how does IoT influence the day to day life of the common people across the world. First of all, IoT is nothing but the interconnection of smart devices that are meant to simplify the chores of everyday life. It is just automating regular work with the help of smart technologies. IoT is the evolution of smart applications that are developed to help and support humans in all walks of life. But the major question...
Tags: Business, Technology, India, Cctv, Right Now, Abhinav Dubey, Socio Economic, IoT Social Aspects amp, IoT Project Cost, IoT Marketplace Gartner, Ioterra, IoT Social Aspects Services


How to Create a Blog to Promote Your Services

Every blog has a goal – even if you don’t define it before you start blogging. Find out how to use a blog to promote your services below. Deciding what your goal will be in advance is a much more efficient and effective method for ensuring your work will pay off. Before you choose and register a domain name or sign up for hosting, first determine your goal and what to write. How to Get a Blog It is far easier today to start a blog by yourself than it was when I found a web designer to create ...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Business, Canva, Bing, Neil, Neil Patel, Andy Crestodina, Blogging Best Practices, Sell Services, Search Engine Optimization SEO Email, PPC Coaching Virtual Assistance VA Influencer, Twitter Pinterest Mix Tumblr, Dmitry Rodionov


10 ways to prepare for the rise of intelligent machines – MIT study

A new report by MIT experts proposes what humans should do to prepare for the age of automation.The rise of intelligent machines is coming but it's important to resolve human issues first.Improving economic inequality, skills training, and investment in innovation are necessary steps. Does the coming age of intelligent machines mean billions of humans are about to be out of work? Not necessarily, concludes a new report from MIT's Task Force on the Work of the Future. The two-and-a-half year st...
Tags: Business, Jobs, Labor, Future, Economy, Mit, Artificial Intelligence, United States, Robots, Innovation, Silicon Valley, Ai, Robotics, Intelligent Machines, David Mindell, Elisabeth Reynolds


10 ways to prepare for rise of intelligent machines – MIT study

A new report by MIT experts proposes what humans should do to prepare for the age of automation.The rise of intelligent machines is coming but it's important to resolve human issues first.Improving economic inequality, skills training, and investment in innovation are necessary steps. Does the coming age of intelligent machines mean billions of humans are about to be out of work? Not necessarily, concludes a new report from MIT's Task Force on the Work of the Future. The two-and-a-half year st...
Tags: Business, Jobs, Labor, Future, Economy, Mit, Artificial Intelligence, United States, Robots, Innovation, Silicon Valley, Ai, Robotics, Intelligent Machines, David Mindell, Elisabeth Reynolds


What is Magento PWA and Why Do You Need One?

PWA Magento is a powerful and innovative way to improve the UX design of your Magento website. The PWA concept was first introduced by Google in 2015. With progressive web… Read more » The post What is Magento PWA and Why Do You Need One? appeared first on Noobpreneur.com.
Tags: Google, Business, Magento, PWA, Info Tech, Magento PWA, PWA Magento


Tony Hsieh, the ex-CEO of Zappos, has died aged 46 due to injuries sustained in a house fire

Hsieh speaks onstage at CinemaCon’s final day luncheon and special presentation. Charley Gallay/Getty Images for CinemaCon The cause of death was injuries he sustained from a house fire, a spokesperson told TechCrunch. Hsieh led the online shoe and clothing retailer, which he sold to Amazon for $1.2 billion. He had recently retired after 20 years with the company. Zappos' current CEO, Kedar Deshpande, called Hsieh a "tremendous visionary and an incredible human being." Visit Business Insid...
Tags: Amazon, Business, Technology, Trends, Connecticut, Retail, Zappos, Tony Hsieh, Cinemacon, Hsieh, Deshpande, Charley Gallay Getty, UK Weekend, Weekend BI UK, Tola Onanuga, TechCrunch Hsieh


Stocks rise on Wall Street as S&P 500 hits record high

The S&P 500 rose to a record high Friday as investors continue to look forward to the distribution of a COVID-19 vaccine and relief for the global economy. The benchmark index rose 8.70 points, or 0.2%, led by gains in technology companies, and closed at an all-time high of 3,638.35. The Nasdaq also closed at a record helped by gains in Apple, Tesla, Zoom and other tech companies. Positive developments on the vaccine front have driven double-digit gains in the major indexes this month as investo...
Tags: Apple, Asia, Hong Kong, Business, News, Microsoft, Etsy, France, Germany, Tech, Tesla, Walmart, Sport, Economy, Soccer, Oxford


As Silicon Valley gets disrupted by the pandemic, this CEO says tech companies should look to Canada to expand

Yung Wu is the CEO of MaRS Discovery District, an innovation hub located in Toronto, Canada. Yung Wu Yung Wu is an entrepreneur, VC, and the CEO of MaRS Discovery District, a startup innovation hub located in Toronto. Amid the pandemic and surge in remote work options, Wu says tech founders and workers should look beyond Silicon Valley to expand their businesses. In Canada, Wu says private and public sectors are able to collaborate for effectively, and that various funding programs, pandem...
Tags: Business, Japan, Opinion, White House, US, Toronto, America, Trends, Strategy, Tech, Canada, United States, Sony, Logitech, Nintendo, Silicon Valley


New rules to limit Google and Facebook's market power

The two tech giants account for around 80% of the £14bn ($18.7bn) spent on online advertising in 2019.
Tags: Google, Facebook, Business


New UK tech regulator to limit power of Google and Facebook

Alok Sharma says dominance of a few big companies hurts innovation and curtails customer choiceA new tech regulator will work to limit the power of Google, Facebook and other tech platforms, the government has announced, in an effort to ensure a level playing field for smaller competitors and a fair market for consumers.Under the plans, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) will gain a dedicated Digital Markets Unit, empowered to write and enforce a new code of practice on technology compa...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Business, Politics, UK, Technology, UK News, Regulators, Digital Media, Competition And Markets Authority, Google Facebook, Competition and Markets Authority CMA, Alok Sharma, Digital Markets Unit


Microsoft productivity score feature criticised as workplace surveillance

Tool allows managers to use Windows 365 to track their employees’ activity Microsoft has been criticised for enabling “workplace surveillance” after privacy campaigners warned that the company’s “productivity score” feature allows managers to use Windows 365 to track their employees’ activity at an individual level.The tools, first released in 2019, are designed to “provide you visibility into how your organisation works”, according to a Microsoft blogpost, and aggregate information about everyt...
Tags: Business, Technology, Microsoft, Privacy, World news, Work & careers, Work-life balance, Working From Home


Why don't Facebook and Apple like each other?

Relations between the two companies are at an all-time low.
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Business


5 Security Measures Every Business Should Enforce in the Workplace

According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, employers should provide a safe workplace to their employees. And one way to do that is to enforce security measures in your business premises. Whether you are new in running a business or would like to update your office security features, here are some safety measures that you might want to consider: Conduct a Security Audit Before you go ahead and set up or upgrade your workplace security measures, the first thing you need to d...
Tags: Business, Technology, Cctv, Right Now, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Andi Croft, Alarm System Store


Should My Small Business Be Using Cloud Computing?

There’s a lot of advice out there for small businesses, particularly in this cautious age of remote working. Sign up for this tool, hire this team member, restructure this part of your business. There’s a lot to take in, especially when you’re new to certain jargon and less technically minded. Perhaps one of the most common and important questions you’ll be asked is whether or not your business uses cloud computing. You’ve probably asked yourself a few times how it could fit into your business, ...
Tags: Business, UK, Technology, Microsoft, Digital, Right Now, CSP, Kayleigh Alexandra, Micro Startups, Scan Source Company


Small Biz Marketing Tips From Expert Marketing Consultant John Bertino

Small business marketing is on every business owner’s to-do list. But getting a marketing strategy underway is often easier said than done. This is due to the many hats small business owners wear. But make no mistake, small business marketing is a must when it comes to growth and year-over-year success. Part of a strong marketing strategy for small businesses is online marketing. Did you know that 97 percent of consumers learn about a local business online? If online marketing has been a thorn i...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Business, Sales & Marketing, Right Now, Facebook Instagram, YouTube YouTube, John Bertino, Business Intelligence Development, Michael Zhou



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