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  • Google will make page speed a factor in mobile search ranking starting in July

    Google will make page speed a factor in mobile search ranking starting in July

    Google today announced a significant change in how it ranks websites for mobile searches: it will now take page speed into consideration as one of its signals, the company says. The change, which Google is referring to as the “Speed Update,” will go into effect in July 2018, and will downrank very slow websites under certain conditions. Though speed will become more of a factor… Read More

  • WP Engine, a managed WordPress platform, raises $250M from Silver Lake

    WP Engine, a managed WordPress platform, raises $250M from Silver Lake

    While apps continue to grow in popularity as a primary route for people to interface with the digital world, there remains a very significant role for the web, and today, a startup that helps businesses build and run websites, specifically on WordPress, has raised a very large round of money. WP Engine, which claims to be one of the world’s largest WordPress hosts, has raised $250 million… Read More

  • TechCrunch Include Office Hours with Cavalry Ventures

    TechCrunch Include Office Hours with Cavalry Ventures

    TechCrunch December Include Office Hours will be hosted in Berlin, Germany on December 1st. We’re partnering with Cavalry Ventures. From 2-3pm, founding and managing partner Rouven Dresselhaus and managing partner Stefan Walter will be giving key feedback and valuable guidance for underserved and underrepresented founders. Apply now! Read More

  • Hear how Houzz’s Adi Tatarko and Alon Cohen built a $4B company at Disrupt SF

    Hear how Houzz’s Adi Tatarko and Alon Cohen built a $4B company at Disrupt SF

    Teamwork makes the dream work, as the saying goes. And in the case of Houzz, the founding team of Adi Tatarko and Alon Cohen have made that dream work in spades. The husband-and-wife duo has built a massive startup out of what started as a online look book for their own home improvement project in the leafy streets of Palo Alto. Adi and Alon are taking to the stage at Disrupt in San Francisco… Read More

  • Website builder Wix acquires art community DeviantArt for $36M

    Website builder Wix acquires art community DeviantArt for $36M

    Wix.com has made another acquisition to build out the tools that it provides to users to build and administer websites: it has acquired DeviantArt, an online community for artists, designers and art/design enthusiasts with some 325 million individual pieces of original art and more than 40 million registered members, for $36 million in cash, including $3 million of assumed… Read More

  • Coffee Meets Bagel overhauls dating app with “ladies choice”

    Coffee Meets Bagel overhauls dating app with “ladies choice”

    Dating app Coffee Meets Bagel is making some big changes, rolling out a “ladies choice” update in the coming days. The San Francisco-based startup says it has generated 2.5 billion introductions and created more than 50,000 happy couples. But the team thinks it’s time to switch it up from the one-a-day match suggestion and give its members more options. Going forward, men… Read More

  • Google launches a simpler website testing tool aimed at small businesses

    Google launches a simpler website testing tool aimed at small businesses

    Google today is launching a new tool aimed at helping business owners determine how well their website performs on the mobile web, including on both smartphones and tablets. Given that mobile searches surpassed desktop search for the first time last fall, it’s critical for website owners – but also for Google – that the sites showing up in search results are accessible… Read More

  • 7 of the Internet’s best animated 404 pages

    Gone are the days where a humorous picture or phrase will get your site’s 404 page noticed. In a version of the Internet where GIFs are the new text and videos are the new photos, it’s going to take a lot more than a witty phrase to stand out amongst the crowd. But, we were surprised to see that most sites still aren’t taking advantage of that valuable real estate. Read More

  • SimilarTech tells you what’s powering any website, alerts web companies to new leads

    SimilarTech tells you what’s powering any website, alerts web companies to new leads

    Over the years, developers have turned to resources like BuiltWith to help them figure out what technology is under the hood powering today’s websites – including things like shopping carts, analytics, hosting platforms and more. Now BuiltWith has new competition: SimilarTech, which not only monitors the technologies used by any site, but also automates the process of finding leads… Read More

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