How to Make Design Research Neurodivergent Friendly

“I had to meet people where they were.” Find out how to incorporate these concepts into your work Slack worked in ways that traditional research methods didn’t. Neurodiverse employees offered ideas in an unstructured way, which felt more natural to many than forms or surveys. Using Slack’s strong keyword search, Smyth identified additional like-minded folks […]

Marketing Moves That Helped Skims Reach A $4 Billion Valuation

Skims initially launched in 2019, offering shapewear and intimates. The company has since expanded its product line to include clothing, loungewear, swimwear, and kid’s items. This year, Skims is on track to bring in $750 million in sales, up 50% from 2022. Looking through the comments on the Skims Instagram account, it also appears to […]

Shopify Sidekick is like ChatGPT, but for e-commerce merchants

Shopify, like countless other Big Tech brands, is leaning into generative AI. At its bi-annual Editions conference, the e-commerce company announced an expanded set of features under Shopify Magic, Shopify’s catch-all brand for generative AI. As of today, Shopify Magic can provide answers to merchants’ customers tailored to their conversation histories and store policies, and […]

Leading automakers partner to create massive EV charging network

Seven of the largest automakers announced today a joint venture to create a sprawling vehicle recharging network across North America. The goal is to install at least 30,000 charge points in urban and highway locations accessible to nearly any EV by offering Combined Charging System (CCS) and North American Charging Standard (NACS) connectors. The group […]

Shopify expands into credit cards as it pushes further into the fintech space

The commerce giant announced today that it is offering Shopify Credit, a business credit card designed exclusively for its merchants. The new product marks Shopify’s first pay-in-full business credit card, said Shopify President Harley Finkelstein. It is powered by Stripe and it is issued by Celtic bank, “and accepted everywhere Visa is,” he added. “We […]

Source: CrowdStrike is close to acquiring Bionic.AI for between $200M and $300M

A deal has yet to be closed, but investors are confident enough that they’re chattering. — with roots in Israel but headquartered in Palo Alto — has to date raised $82 million, although its last round was more than a year ago. Its investors include Insight Partners and Battery Ventures, and its customers include […]