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Fortnite for Android just got axed from the Google Play Store too

After Epic Games picked a fight with Apple over the sizable chunk of fees the company takes on transactions in its mobile ecosystem, it looks like the Fortnite developer will be waging a war on two fronts. Epic added a direct payment option to its mobile game early Thursday, prompting Apple to remove Fortnite from …

How to Use Instagram Insights (in 9 Easy Steps)

It’s no secret that we love data. Data helps you understand your audience. It tells you how they do things, what they prefer, and who they are. And when it comes to social media, our love for data doesn’t fade. That’s why we love analytics and insights. They help you measure the impact of your marketing …

Social Media & Email Marketing: How Do They Work Together?

You may think that social media and email are at opposite ends of the marketing spectrum, and even that they’re “rivals,” but that actually isn’t true! Neither one diminishes the effectiveness of the other—in fact, if both are done correctly, they can absolutely work together to drive leads and build brand loyalty. Let’s first look …

Daily Crunch: Apple removes Fortnite from the App Store

Epic Games takes on Apple, Instagram fixes a security issue and Impossible Foods raises $200 million. This is your Daily Crunch for August 13, 2020. The big story: Apple removes Fortnite from the App Store The controversy over Apple’s App Store policies has expanded to include Epic Games and its hit title Fortnite. The company …

Facebook users are pretty bad at telling how much time they spend on it

A lot of studies and discussion of social media use time spent on the platforms as evidence for various theories and conclusions — but it turns out that people are actually super bad at telling how long they spend on them, according to research from Facebook. If you were conducting a study that was looking …

Uber and Lyft lose bid to delay worker reclassification order in California

Uber and Lyft have lost their bid to delay a preliminary injunction that will force the two ride-hailing app companies to reclassify drivers as employees. A California superior court judge denied Thursday the companies request to delay the order from going into effect August 20. The decision sets the stage for a legal fight and …

Epic Games launches a campaign (and lawsuit) against Apple’s App Store

Epic Games is launching an all-out campaign against Apple and its App Store rules. Thursday morning, Epic Games introduced a new payment mechanic through a server side update that allowed gamers to purchase Fortnite’s in-game currency directly, allowing the app to bypass Apple’s in-app purchase framework and the substantial cut that Apple takes. Apple quickly …

Apple boots Fortnite from the App Store after Epic adds direct payments

After its creator Epic Games implemented a workaround to duck Apple’s hefty developer fees, Fortnite has vanished from the App Store. The popular game’s disappearing act came the same day that Epic added a new direct payment option for in-game currency on mobile, offering an enticing 20% discount for players who pay the company for …

Lightspeed Capital Now Available for Small Retail Businesses

Lightspeed has made its Lightspeed Capital available for smaller retailers in the United States. The offering comes from a partnership with Stripe. The alliance is designed to support small to medium-sized businesses. Small retail businesses can now use Lightspeed Capital to acquire flexible financing of up to $50,000 per retail location. Lightspeed Capital Now Available …

Agile Email Marketing Part 1: Content & Development Micro-Efficiencies

Speed to market is more important than ever in this constantly evolving environment. That’s why the agile methodology has become increasingly popular beyond its roots in software development. Agile marketing is all the rage, and email marketing definitely plays a part. But even with the best intentions, trying to change a painfully slow process can …

ClickMeter: Campaign Link Tracking, Affiliate Tracking, and Conversion Tracking

Tracking link activity is often, unfortunately, an afterthought when companies are developing campaigns, monitoring affiliate link tracking, or measuring conversions. The lack of discipline in developing and tracking links can cause a plethora of issues downstream that make it virtually impossible to measure performance across mediums and channels. ClickMeter is a centralized platform with an …

Impossible Foods gobbles up another $200 million

Impossible Foods has raised $200 million more for its meat replacements. The new round was led by Coatue, a technology-focused hedge fund, another New York-based hedge fund, XN, also participated in the round. Since its launch the company has raised $1.5 billion from investors including Mirae Asset Global Investments, Temasek. The presence of these new …

How to get what you want in a term sheet

One of the most exciting moments in the life of every newly christened founder is the sweet relief of seeing a term sheet come in from an investor. After weeks, perhaps months (but hopefully not years!), of work fundraising and pitching, there is nothing like getting that email with a PDF attached to it laying …

Instagram wasn’t removing photos and direct messages off its servers

A security researcher was awarded a $6,000 bug bounty payout after he found Instagram retained photos and private direct messages on its servers long after he deleted them. Independent security researcher Saugat Pokharel found that when he downloaded his data from Instagram, a feature it launched in 2018 to comply with new European data rules, …

The Blogger’s Guide to Telling Stories That Win Hearts and Minds

Have you ever wondered if people even care about your writing? You pour out your heart and soul, but sometimes that feels like shouting your words down a bottomless abyss. You know you have a world of knowledge to pass on – but you have no idea how to wrap it into an exciting package …

How to Find Followers for Instagram: Tips for a More Relevant Audience

  Want a more robust Instagram audience for yourself and your agency clients? Check out these tips for how to find followers on Instagram for your business. Would you like Instagram followers who are interested in your content and want to regularly engage with you? The good news is you don’t have to simply wait …

Raven Tools: All-In-One SEO Tool Platform For Agencies, Freelancers, and In-House Marketers

Raven Tools is a mature search marketing research, analysis, and reporting platform that is inclusive of all the tools you need to improve your online visibility and inbound marketing. Raven Tool Features Include Marketing Reports – measure your marketing success across multiple platforms to see what’s working, what isn’t, and what changes should be made …

Five success factors for behavioral health startups

Courtney Chow Contributor Share on Twitter Courtney Chow is an associate with Battery Ventures in San Francisco who focuses on early and growth-stage internet, software and services companies. Justin Da Rosa Contributor Justin Da Rosa is a vice president with Battery Ventures in San Francisco. He focuses on consumer internet, online marketplace and software investments. …

Starting with Michigan, Sidewalk Infrastructure is looking to build roads specifically for autonomous cars

Sidewalk Infrastructure Partners, which spun out of Alphabet’s Sidewalk Labs to fund and develop the next generation of infrastructure, has taken the covers off its first big project — the launch of a subsidiary called Cavnue to develop roadways for connected and autonomous vehicles. Starting in Michigan, Cavnue will be working with partners including Ford, …

Digital imaging pioneer Russell Kirsch dies at 91

Russell Kirsch, whose research going back to the ’50s underlies the entire field of digital imaging, died earlier this week at the age of 91. It’s hard to overstate the impact of his work, which led to the first digitally scanned photo and the creation of what we now think of as pixels. Born to …

Raven Tools: All-In-One SEO Tool Platform For Agencies, Freelancers, and In-House Marketers

Raven Tools is a mature search marketing research, analysis, and reporting platform that is inclusive of all the tools you need to improve your online visibility and inbound marketing. Raven Tool Features Include Marketing Reports – measure your marketing success across multiple platforms to see what’s working, what isn’t, and what changes should be made …

Despite a difficult Q2 2020, Lyft and Uber reiterate profit promises

Lyft is sticking to its previous target to hit quarterly adjusted profitability by the fourth period of 2021, a milestone it says it can achieve even with fewer rides. The company reiterated its quarterly adjusted profit target timeline — a milestone based on earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization — during its second-quarter earnings …

Six Toronto VCs discuss COVID-19 and the post-pandemic era

As North America’s fourth-largest city, Toronto is one of the world’s top startup ecosystems. After spawning companies like Eventbrite and Crowdmark, Ontario’s capital has attracted international talent that complements its homegrown population of entrepreneurs and technical talent. Six investors we surveyed who work and live in the area said they believe Toronto will continue to …

Mission Bio raises $70 million to help scale its tech for improving the development of targeted cancer therapies

California-based startup Mission Bio has raised a new $70 million Series C funding round, led by Novo Growth and including participating from Soleus Capital and existing investors Mayfield, Cota and Agilent. Mission Bio will use the funding to scale its Tapestri Platform, which uses the company’s work in single-cell multi-omics technology to help optimize clinical …

How to Become a Media Source on Qwoted

Becoming a media source is important for small business owners. It’s a good way to market and increase sales and position yourself as an expert in your field. Being quoted in the right media channels can increase your exposure as you build your trustworthiness and that of your brand. Small Business Trends spoke with Matt …

Mirantis acquires Lens, an IDE for Kubernetes

Mirantis, the company that recently bought Docker’s enterprise business, today announced that it has acquired Lens, a desktop application that the team describes as a Kubernetes integrated development environment. Mirantis previously acquired the team behind the Finnish startup Kontena, the company that originally developed Lens. Lens itself was most recently owned by Lakend Labs, though, …

3 Top-Notch Tips to Improve Ecommerce Conversion Rate Optimization

The advent of eCommerce is one of the most significant breakthroughs of the 21-century, with nearly 2 billion consumers shopping online. The opportunities are huge, but the competition is fierce. Launching an online store isn’t enough. You need a robust optimization strategy that drives sales, not just clicks. eCommerce conversion rate optimization goes beyond the …

What Does SEO Mean in Business? How SEO Can Transform Your Marketing

What does SEO mean in business? It means a way to attract new customers to your business, whether you’re a local service provider, retailer, or international ecommerce business. About 72% of shoppers say that they turn to search engines to find local retailers and service providers. The majority of these searches turn into sales. There …

The Top 5 Most Common Industrial Chemicals

You don’t have to have ever taken a chemistry class to recognize the importance of industrial chemicals in your life. They’re, to some extent, in nearly every product you buy or use. And you might be surprised at how many you already know. So what are some of the most common chemicals? We’ll take a …

Slack and Atlassian deepen their partnership with deeper integrations

A lot of “partnerships” between tech companies don’t get very far beyond a press release and maybe some half-hearted co-selling attempts. When Atlassian sold its chat services to Slack in 2018, the two companies said they would form a new partnership and with Atlassian leaving the chat space, a lot of people were skeptical about …

Ready, set, network: CrunchMatch is open for Disrupt 2020

We’re so excited about today’s news that we’re stealing, ahem, borrowing boxing announcer Michael Buffer’s famous catchphrase, “Let’s get ready to rumble!” CrunchMatch, our free networking platform is up and ready to help you build your business and expand your empire. Starting today — and for weeks to come — you can find, connect and …

AMC will offer 15 cent tickets when it reopens 100+ US theaters on August 20

Like so many industries, the last five months have been absolutely devastating for movie theaters. As far as sheer volumes go, no one has been harder hit than the world’s largest theater chain. AMC has had plans to reopen theaters for some time — but things change, particularly when you’re dealing with something as uncertain …

We’re exploring the future of SaaS at Disrupt this year

It’s been a wild year for modern software companies, often called software-as-service (SaaS) firms due to how they deliver their product. From a strong start to the year, to a rapid devaluation in the face of a global pandemic, and a return-to-form after it became clear that software wasn’t a category that a consumer recession …

Brian Solis Lauded for Bringing Fresh Insight as Keynote Leadership and Innovation Speaker

“Finding the right speaker can make or break the success of your event,” noted ReadWrite’s Brad Anderson in a piece on the Connected World and IoT media platform profiling popular keynote speakers who are leading their industries.  “Consider choosing a speaker specific to your industry for a personalized experience that will resonate with your audience,” …

The Best Water Delivery Services For Your Business

We all know it’s important to drink enough water. Dehydration can lead to headaches, lack of focus, and a loss of productivity. Not everyone likes the taste of tap water, so many businesses have high-quality water delivered. If you’re looking to get fresh water delivered to your workplace on a regular basis, here’s a guide …

The Best Commercial Cleaning Services

Cleaning and sanitizing a business requires a lot more work than asking your employees to clean up after themselves. Whether you run a small retail store or a company with hundreds of employees, you need a professional cleaning service that has the staff, resources, and materials to handle a big job. Bottom line: Get a …

What’s New in Litmus Q3 2020: Webinar Recording + Q&A

It’s no secret that email marketers are incredibly busy. According to our State of Email Survey, 69% of teams have up to 10 emails in production at any given time, and it takes 53% of teams 2 weeks or more to produce just one of those emails. Add those factors to today’s climate—with tight resources …

Best Digital Marketing Services

Digital marketing services come in a variety of shapes and sizes. In some instances, these companies only have one service offering—but they’re great at it. Compare Quotes From The Best Digital Marketing Services Get matched up with a digital marketing service that fits your needs. >> Compare Quotes Imagine an automotive shop that specializes in …

E-commerce conversion rates – how do yours compare?

Our compilation comparing average conversion rates for retail sites and other industry sectors As you will know, conversion rates are often used as a KPI to review the effectiveness of e-commerce sites. Naturally, all site managers and owners want to ….. The post E-commerce conversion rates – how do yours compare? appeared first on Smart …

Cube closes $5M Seed round to scale its financial planning software

This morning Cube announced that it has closed a Seed round worth just over $5 million. The software startup, focused on financial planning and analysis (FP&A) work, raised $3.8 million of the total recently, with remaining $1.25 million having come in an earlier Pre-Seed round. Christina Ross, Cube’s CEO and founder, told TechCrunch that she …

Waymo COO Tekedra Mawakana is coming to TC Sessions: Mobility 2020

In the past two years, Waymo has scaled up a robotaxi service in the Phoenix area, locked in or expanded partnerships with Volvo and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, acquired at least one company, launched a lidar business and ramped up testing of its automated trucks. Standing at the frontline of this change — and Waymo’s future …

A stampede of unicorn news

With a hot IPO market and a world accelerating its shift to digital technologies amidst a pandemic, it’s a busy time for late-stage startups. Happily, the current moment is generating a wave of leaks and news. So much so, it’s actually been pretty hard to keep up. In honor of the somewhat crazy week we’ve …

Twitter pledges to dial up efforts to combat election misinformation

In the latest sign of US platforms bracing for the 2020 US presidential election in November, Twitter has said it will step up efforts to prevent its service from being used to target voters with false information around election participation. Earlier today Facebook announced the launch of a voting hub aimed at combating election misinformation …

Root AI raises $7.2M seed round to deploy its harvesting robot amid COVID-19-fueled demand

By all accounts, the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the adoption of robotics and automation by months, if not years. The reasons are fairly clear — robotics don’t call in sick, nor are they disease vectors in the same manner as their human counterparts. As food production and agriculture are looking to be among the biggest …

Extra Crunch Live: Join Eric Hippeau for a live Q&A today at 11am PT/2pm ET

While you may have heard this phrase several hundred too many times this year, it remains true: These are unprecedented times. At least a dozen industries are in a state of flux, and only time (a relatively short amount of time) will tell if they can evolve quickly enough to stay in the game. A …

Reports of Mass Exodus from Major Cities Overblown, New Yahoo and Harris Poll Finds

We’ve seen reports of a mass exodus from the big city to less densely populated areas due to the coronavirus pandemic. And you may have considered doing the same with your business. But new data from Yahoo Finance and The Harris Poll suggests those initial beliefs may not be true. So, before you pull up …

Best Digital Marketing Services

Digital marketing services come in a variety of shapes and sizes. In some instances, these companies only have one service offering—but they’re great at it. Compare Quotes From The Best Digital Marketing Services Get matched up with a digital marketing service that fits your needs. >> Compare Quotes Imagine an automotive shop that specializes in …

Best Online Legal Services

Want to jump straight to the answer? The best online legal service for most people is definitely Rocket Lawyer or Incfile. Online legal services can be crucial. Lawyers help with everything from setting up your business entity to settling disputes and reviewing contracts. But not everyone has a lawyer on retainer. For those that do, …

The Best Project Management Software

Want to jump straight to the answer? The best project management software for most people is definitely Zoho Projects. Project management software lets your team stay organized and productive. It’s the difference between a team that crushes all of its goals and objectives—and one that doesn’t really get anything done. These tools are especially useful …

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