Wednesday , 18 September 2019

Technology

GoDaddy’s new solution bundles a website builder with marketing tools

Web hosting provider GoDaddy has launched a new solution called Websites + Marketing which pairs an easy-to-use website builder with a suite of marketing tools to help small businesses grow and reach new customers.Alongside its new offering, the company also introduced GoDaddy InSight and this smart technology provides tailored guidance to help entrepreneurs achieve their goals.GoDaddy InSight delivers recommendations powered ... Read More »

Tutoring business-in-a-box service Clark has been acquired by edtech startup Noodle

Clark, the tutor management business-in-a-box service, has been acquired by the New York-based education startup Noodle for an undisclosed amount, TechCrunch has learned. Founded by John Katzman, the serial entrepreneur behind education technology giants including The Princeton Review and 2U, Noodle offers education search services to help people apply to the right programs that meet their needs. Megan O’Connor, the ... Read More »

GoDaddy upgrades its website builder with customized marketing action plans

GoDaddy’s website-building product GoCentral is getting an upgrade today — and along with new features, there’s a new name, Websites+Marketing. As you can probably guess, Websites+Marketing isn’t just a website builder. After all, as Senior Director of Product Management Heidi Gibson put it, a small business website is now part of a “a whole ecosystem that comprises your online presence.” ... Read More »

Lyft faces lawsuit that alleges kidnapping at gunpoint and rape

Lyft is facing another lawsuit pertaining to its handling of alleged sexual assaults at the hands of drivers on its platform. In a suit filed today in the San Franciso Superior Court, Alison Turkos accuses Lyft of eleven counts, including general negligence, vicarious liability for assault with a deadly weapon, sexual assault, and sexual battery, and breach of contract. The ... Read More »

Apple Watch sale at Walmart: the Apple Watch 4 gets a $100 price cut

Thanks to the recent announcement of the Apple Watch Series 5, you can now find fantastic discounts on the Apple Watch 4. Walmart currently has the Apple Watch 4 on sale for $329. That’s a $100 discount and the lowest price we’ve found for the 44mm model smartwatch. If you’re interested in a cellular plan, Walmart also has the Apple ... Read More »

Facebook’s new policy Supreme Court could override Zuckerberg

A real check to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s control is finally coming in the form of a 11- to 40-member Oversight Board that will review appeals to its policy decisions like content takedowns and make recommendations for changes. Today Facebook released the charter establishing the theoretically independent Oversight Board, with Zuckerberg explaining that when it takes a stance, “The board’s ... Read More »

Twitch acquires gaming database site IGDB to improve its search and discovery features

Amazon-owned Twitch has made a small but strategic acquisition designed to improve its search capabilities and better direct viewers to exactly the right content. The company is acquiring IGDB, the Internet Games Database (no relation to Amazon’s IMDb), a website dedicated to combining all the relevant information about games into a comprehensive resource for gamers everywhere. As a result of ... Read More »

HMA VPN 5.0 adds new locations and enhanced privacy options

In the latest version of its VPN, HMA (formerly known as HideMyAss!) has completely redesigned its software to simplify privacy for users while offering new features for Windows, Mac and Android devices.A recent global study conducted by the firm found that 47 percent of people agree that privacy is a human right and 84 percent were concerned their online history ... Read More »

Colorcon, which develops colorants, coatings, and films for pharmaceutical giants, has a new $50 million fund

Colorcon, a 58-year-old company that develops, supplies, and supports specialty products for the pharmaceutical industry — think food colorants, nutritional coatings, the film on time-release medications — is getting into the business of funding startups. It isn’t bringing aboard any traditional venture investors or taping off a corner of its Harleysville, Pa., offices so a team of staffers can meet ... Read More »

Macron announces €5 billion late-stage investment pledge from institutional investors

French president Emmanuel Macron announced in a speech ahead of France Digitale Day that the French government has convinced institutional investors to invest more heavily in late-stage VC funds and asset managers in one way or another. Institutional investors have committed to investing $5.5 billion (€5 billion). “We’ll have €2 billion that will go in so-called late-stage funds and €3 ... Read More »