How to Create a Customer for Life [INFOGRAPHIC]

Infographic was originally published on Nextiva. Customer retention is something that is often overlooked by companies big and small. However, did you know that it’s been reported that winning a customer will cost a company five times more than retaining one they already have. Besides that, there are numerous benefits to building relationships with your […]

7 Blockchain ETFS To Invest In

Article was originally published on MintDice. An exchange-traded fund (ETF) is one of the most valuable products created for investors. It gives them a way to track underlying real-world assets like gold, oil, cryptocurrency, and other commodities. Investors can buy shares in an ETF and earn returns. The shares of an ETF can be traded as stock and make it easy […]

Researchers get gene drive to push mice beyond Mendel

Enlarge (credit: Rene Schwietzke) Gene drive is both a promising and disturbing technology. It allows us to engineer a stretch of DNA that, once inserted in a specific location in an organism’s genome, will convert other versions of the gene so that they also carry the insert. Once started in a population, gene drive will […]

Tech companies spent more than $64 million on lobbying in 2018

The biggest companies in tech spent more money lobbying the government in 2018 than in any year previous. According to a report from Reuters, Google dropped $ 21.2 million on lobbying efforts in 2018, a new record for the company and the most it has spent on lobbying since 2012. Likewise, Facebook cranked up its […]

Tech companies spent more than $64 million on lobbying in 2018

The biggest companies in tech spent more money lobbying the government in 2018 than in any year previous. According to a report from Reuters, Google dropped $ 21.2 million on lobbying efforts in 2018, a new record for the company and the most it has spent on lobbying since 2012. Likewise, Facebook cranked up its […]

Elon Musk has been pitching cheap tunnels from The Boring Company to big names

Enlarge / Plans for a potential tunnel connecting Sydney, Australia, to the West. (credit: Jeremy Buckingham) Elon Musk—CEO of Tesla, SpaceX, and The Boring Company—has been pitching his new tunnel-boring capabilities to curious elected officials as well as the director of CERN (the organization that owns and operates the Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland). Just […]

This massive rocket creates a fireball as it launches, and that’s by design

About five seconds before liftoff, fire consumes the Delta IV Heavy rocket cores. [credit: United Launch Alliance ] Anyone who watched the launch of United Launch Alliance’s Delta IV Heavy rocket on Saturday was treated to an up-close view of the liftoff. This vantage point, showing the three-core rocket taking off beneath blue skies, offered […]

Why Silicon Valley’s “growth at any cost” is the new “unsafe at any speed”

(video link) If there’s one person outside of government who has stood against Facebook’s crashing wave, it’s Ashkan Soltani. Late last year, the independent privacy researcher was suddenly called to speak before the UK Parliament about Facebook’s privacy practices, simply because he happened to be in London and, in his own words, “was just a […]

Old Gods and New Gods prepare for war in new trailer for American Gods S2

Second trailer for American Gods season 2, which debuts on Starz March 10. We’re less than two months away from the season 2 debut of American Gods, the TV adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s 2001 novel, and Starz has rewarded fans’ patience with a shiny new trailer. (Spoilers for first season below.) In season 1, Shadow […]