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Google begins to roll out mobile-first indexing

Google announced this morning its “mobile-first” indexing of the web is now starting to roll out, after a year and a half of testing and experimentation. Back in 2016, Google first detaile

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 Go

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 business

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 m

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 m

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/

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

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

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

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

Houzz opens its Commerce API to third-party vendors

Houzz, the home remodelling site with a focus on giving you house envy, today announced that it is opening up its Commerce API for third-party developers. While you may mostly look at Houzz as a mobi

Coffee Meets Bagel Adds Its Own Version Of Super Like With ‘Send A Woo’

In the past few months, Tinder has been working on a feature called Super Like, which let users tell one of their matches that the situation is more serious than simply swiping right. Today, Coffee Me

Apple Highlights Relationship With IBM In Business Site Makeover

Apple launched a redesigned version of its Mac in Business site this week as its love affair with IBM continued to develop. As the name implies, the site showcases Apple’s enterprise ac

Home Services Startup Porch Sheds 90 Employees, Key Executives Bolt

Porch, one of the many companies positioning themselves to be the go-to place for “home services,” has laid off 90 members of its staff according to Geekwire. We’ve reached out to Po

Padlet Raises $1.2 Million For Its Easy-To-Use, Collaborative Website Builder

While there's no shortage of online website builders today, most are focused on providing professionals or small business owners with an easy-to-use set of tools to quickly create their own web page w

Flazio, An Italian Web-Design Engine, Lets You Build A Site Through Your Facebook Page

Website creation software is a dime-a-dozen. You press a button, type in some jazz, and come up with a one page website for you and yours. But what if I said there was something that could make it eve

As Wix Heads Toward IPO, Weebly Looks To Expand With Big New SF Headquarters, Plans To Add 500+ Employees

Weebly, the service that lets you, your grandma and anyone else build a website for free, is growing fast. The startup launched out of Y Combinator in 2007 and today hosts over 15 million sites, which

Webflow Lets You Design Responsive Websites Visually, Publish Instantly When You’re Done

<a target="_blank" href="http://www.webflow.com/">Webflow</a>, a Y Combinator-backed startup offering creative professionals an easier, more visual way to design and host responsive websites, is launc

With Over 15M Sites Built, Weebly Launches New Planner And Mobile Editor, Brings Website Creation Service To Android

In this day and age, if you own a small business, you need a web (and mobile) presence. It’s just the way it is. Some might opt just to go for a social media approach, a Twitter account and a Fa

TechStars Boston Alum Placester Raises $2.5 Million For Its Professional Website Builder For Realtors

After launching out of TechStars Boston back in 2011, Cambridge-based real estate marketing platform Placester has raised $2.5 million in seed financing in a round led by new Boston seed fund, Romul
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