RevSure.AI takes $3.5 million to transform the B2B pipeline

RevSure.AI, a fueled AI startup raised $3.5 million in a seed round to transform B2B pipeline readiness. The round was led by Innovation Endeavors, along with angel investors Catherine Ribant, Sharat Keshav Narayan and Rick Scanlon. Founded in 2021, Delaware-based Deepinder Singh Dhingra has created a first-of-its-kind trade pipeline preparation solution to connect marketing and sales channels."From a product perspective,…

Instagram is testing a new Candid Challenge feature

Instagram confirms that it is testing a new photo-centric feature called Candid Challenge, which bears similarities to the increasingly popular BeReal app. App researcher Alessandro Paluzzi revealed Candid Challenges, a feature that encourages users to share selfies every day at random times.Candid Challenge only uses Instagram's dual camera, which captures photos with front and back lenses at the same time.Combining…

Apple iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Pro release date revealed

Apple's next special event is just a few days away, if the latest report is correct, and will take place on Wednesday, September 7. That's according to Mark Gurman of Bloomberg, who just reported the date he thinks is correct. Frankly, he wasn't the first to predict that date. Last week, Max Weinbach floated the idea that the event would…

Why this recession will be different. Eight steps to reduce the risk to business.

The daily reports of an impending recession are nauseating. It is true that two-thirds of economists believe that a recession is likely to occur in 2023. But that correction - or soft landing - will represent conditions not unlike those we have seen in the U.S. in our lifetime. Historically, there has never been a U.S. recession during full employment,…

Two Passive Income Stocks That Have Potential

The economic problems have caused the S&P 500 Index to be down 13% to date. And because the stock market is really a stock market, some stocks have performed much better and some much worse. Down 61% and 31% this year, respectively, real estate marijuana investment trust (REIT) Innovative Industrial Properties (IIPR 1.18%) and warehouse REIT STAG Industrial (STAG 1.01%)…

YouTube adds several new features for creators: new metrics, copyrighted music

YouTube's weekly update for creators includes more subscriber figures and access to an expanded library of copyrighted music. Here's a summary of all the announcements from this week's news. More access to copyrighted musicYouTube is expanding its partnership with music labels and publishers to give creators more music options for their videos. As a result, creators will have access to…

Facebook will no longer allow merchants to hold new or scheduled live events.

Facebook has announced that it will no longer allow users to host live shopping events beginning Oct. 1, 2022, Meta announced in a blog post.Citing a shift in consumer preference for short videos as a driving factor, it will instead shift its focus to Reels, Meta's short-form video product, which is available on both Facebook and Instagram.Facebook launched online shopping…

Is the U.S. in a recession? Economists say not yet, but one probably will be

If you are worried about how long your business will have the specter of a potential downturn hanging over it, the conversation about the recession looks here to stay. The US economy contracted for the second consecutive quarter between April and June, declining at an annual rate of 0.9 per cent and meeting the benchmark for an informal definition of…

Gwyneth Paltrow, founder of Goop, shares her vision for the future

The wellness industry is about to get more personal. That's a key takeaway from a speech by actor turned entrepreneur Gwyneth Paltrow at the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Summit earlier this week. The Goop founder predicts that the wellness industry will focus more on personalization over the next 10 years. What it looks like, Paltrow says, could be anything…

Instagram is rolling out new ways to create, share and drive more interaction with Reels.

A series of updates to Instagram Reels adds new creative tools, new ways to engage, and an update that changes how videos are shared. New features for Reels today include: Improved remixes.New templatesAutomatic conversion of video recordings to drumsThe ability to promote drums as commercialsHere's more on each of the new features for Instagram Reels. Enhanced Remixes.Instagram is expanding its…

Changes to Facebook’s home feed could improve reach

Facebook home feed updates have the potential to improve your content reach and get your brand in front of new audiences. Facebook directs its primary feed to discover new content, giving users personalized recommendations as soon as they open the app. The secondary feed contains content from people the user is friends with and pages they choose to follow. Adding…

Is Google Steam losing in the advertising market?

In another tumultuous market trend, Netflix has announced that it has chosen Microsoft as its advertising and sales partner. Satya Nadella, chairman and CEO of Microsoft, confirmed the news via Twitter on Tuesday, July 13. While Microsoft is celebrating this triumphant partnership, it is the latest example of Google's losing battle in the advertising market. A brief chronology of changes…