Dote raises $7.2 million for its mobile shopping app

While consumers are increasingly turning to Amazon to buy everything from home goods to electronics, a newly launched app called Dote believes theres an opportunity to compete with the e-commerce giants fashion business. There are brands that dont want to put their stuff on Amazon because it degrades their brand, claims founder and CEO Lauren Farleigh. Further, she adds, We know that users dont want to download 20 different apps…

4 reasons I almost accepted your LinkedIn request, but didn’t

Image: REX/Shutterstock Not long ago, I had a visceral reaction when I read about how Muse writer Kat Boogaard accepted over 300 random LinkedIn requests. It reinforced my stance that Id only accept them when they were accompanied by a short note. No really, including a note as to why we should connect makes it so much easier to say yes. (And if you have no idea what to say…

What we need to learn from Linkin Park frontman’s death

(CNN)It’s a tragic day for the music industry. The lead singer of Linkin Park, Chester Bennington, was found dead in his Los Angeles home at 41. Sadly authorities were treating the case as a possible suicide. Eerily, Bennington died on what would’ve been his dear friend Chris Cornell’s 53rd birthday — the Soundgarden frontman hung himself on May 18, 2017. Both men are now part of a long, disturbing history…

Wire launches e2e encrypted team messaging in beta

End-to-end encrypted messaging scaffold Wire is targeting Slacks territory with a new messaging for units product, calledTeams. It announced abetalaunch yesterday, and is offering squads a 30 -day free contest with pricing starting at5 per customer per month subsequently, or custom-built pricing for enterprise installations offering extras such as self-hosted servers and an integration API. Co-founder Alan Duric tells TechCrunch that demand for the team messaging propel is being driven…

At Least 2 Killed, 20 Injured In Strong Quake Off Turkish And Greek Coasts

Local officials said at least two people died and 20 were injured on the Greek holiday island of Kos, a popular destination particularly with British holiday makers. The tremor is the second in the broader region exceeding a magnitude of 6.0 this year, a level which can cause considerable damage. The islands main hospital said 20 people were injured, though other sources put the number higher at least 30, including…

This streaming TV bundle is great for sports fans, especially if you like soccer

Image: AP/REX/Shutterstock Crawl, walk, run. That’s how David Gandler has taken FuboTV, in the span of a few years, from streaming tape-delayed German soccer to offering one of the most completeand sports-heavystreaming TV packages available. It’s particularly impressive considering FuboTV is the only independent service not run by a major media company like YouTube, Hulu, or DirecTV. Or, as one of his angel investors put it, FuboTV is like a…

Learn to code on the cheap with these online courses

Image: pixabay Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. If you’ve found yourself in a career rut, the best choice may just be to start from scratch and learn to code no matter how many years of job experience you may have. Theres so much new and evolving technology out there, and not enough people to run it. Plus, it’s…

Mormon professor says she was fired for pro-LGBT post

(CNN)Ruthie Robertson is a life-long Mormon who supports equal rights for gay, lesbian and transgender individuals. “This is my official announcement and declaration that I believe heterosexuality and homosexuality are both natural and neither is sinful. I will never support the phrase ‘love the sinner, hate the sin’ because that ‘sin’ is part of who that person is. Homosexuality and transgenderism are not sins; if God made us, and those…

PebblePost raises $47M as it uses online data to fuel direct mail marketing

PebblePost, a startup that uses online data to target purchasers with printed mail, has raised $47 million in a mix of equity and debt. That includes the $ 15 million, RRE Ventures-led Series B that the company announcement by February. The equity section of the funding has been expanded to $20 million, with another $27 million “re coming out” a loan equipment from Horizon Technology Finance, plus a ascribe equipment…