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Hackajob wants to help you hire better technical talent

Hackajob, the Techstars London alumni, claims to have built a platform to make hiring technical talent more “intelligent and data-driven”.<p>It does this in part by holding weekly online challenges related to specific technical expertise and based on the data these challenges produce and the startup’s …

Silicon Valley veteran Keith Rabois: The easy money isn't gone, but the price has increased

After leaving PayPal, he took executive roles at LinkedIn and Square, and also became an investor in many Silicon Valley winners like YouTube (prior to its acquisition by Google), Yammer (which sold to Microsoft), Yelp, AirBnb, and Palantir.<p>We interviewed Rabois for our feature on what happens now …

Everything You've Always Wanted to Know About Driverless Cars

Image source: Google.<p>Driverless cars may seem a bit like a futuristic fairy tale, or nightmare, depending on your perspective. These vehicles will move us around where we want to go without assistance from us, and will be much better at driving than we could ever hope to to be.<p>Most of us have heard …

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Online lender Affirm acquires Sweep in a play for financial planning services

Sweep had raised around $1 million in seed funding.<p>Affirm, the online lender started by PayPal co-founder Max Levchin, works by extending loans to customers of partnered retailers. The thinking is that by working with people buying pricey stuff like, say, mattresses, Affirm gets to offer financing …

Loot, the hot student banking app set up by a 22-year-old, is raising over £1 million

Loot is a money management app targeted at students and linked to a pre-paid card. It launched last September to coincide with the university year.<p>Loot has so far raised £200,000 from Charles Tyrwhitt founder Nick Wheeler and 7 City bankers. But a source close to the company told Business Insider …

AirMule 'drone ambulance' makes first untethered flight

An unmanned air ambulance has been filmed taking off, untethered, for the first time.<p>The AirMule, developed by Tactical Robotics and long proposed as …

How to Use Lightroom 5

Apart from its popular photo editing features, Lightroom is a valuable organizational tool for photographers. When using Adobe’s Lightroom 5 for the …