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Could this formula really be the key to the perfect flight?

Skyscanner has put together some media bait and we’re biting: could its formula really help calculate the odds of a perfect flight?<p>The company thinks …

Google doesn't care where you went to college

Google is consistently rated the best place to work. So you need a degree from Harvard to get in the door, right?<p>Not really, according to Laszlo Bock, Google's Head of People Operations.<p>When the company was small, Google cared a lot about getting kids from Harvard, Stanford, and MIT. But Bock said …

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LinkedIn Is Set To Train The World, With Its $1.5 Billion Lynda Deal

LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner is an ambitious guy. He’s been talking for years about building out the world’s “economic graph,” a shorthand way of saying that he wants to make it easier for the planet’s population to define its skills, get connected with the right work opportunities — and prosper. Now, …

PayPal Allowed To Work With Amazon Following eBay Split

PayPal will be free to work with online retailers and marketplaces including Amazon.com and Alibaba following its split from eBay later this year, according to a new financial filing that details the separation between the e-commerce firm and its lucrative payments arm.<p>On Thursday, eBay announced …

4 Ways To Improve Customer Experience Using Data

<i>Sara Vera is a data scientist at</i> <i>Insightly</i><i>, a CRM and project management tool.</i><p>In marketing, data is power. Surveys of marketers across industries suggest that brands of all shapes and sizes have hopped on the big data bandwagon. The Direct Marketing Association found that 84 percent of respondents …

Facebook wants to help advertisers target the 92 million expats who use the social network

Facebook is making moves to help marketers target expats living abroad, with a new ad-targeting feature helping companies direct their campaigns at the 92 million Facebook users living outside their home country.<p>This is in stark contrast to the local-awareness ads launched by the social network …

Spotify and gaming subscriptions now help the UK measure inflation

Every year, the UK's Office of National Statistics (ONS) names a list of products and services that enables it measure what consumers are spending their money on. Things like alcohol, clothing and furniture are typical items included in what's known as the "basket of goods," but the list has …

7 crazy things you might be able to do with an Uber soon

Developers are only just starting to figure out what you can do with this. Uber suggested ideas like a calendar app that can have a car automatically waiting for you after your last meeting of the day.<p>The geniuses of news aggregator and online programmer hangout Hacker News have some of their own …

Microsoft Is Developing Software That Converts Android Phones To Windows 10

Microsoft dropped an interesting piece of information today amid its confirmation that Windows 10 will go on sale this summer.<p>Near the end of its announcement, the Redmond-based company casually revealed that it is testing Windows 10 with “power users” of Xiaomi’s flagship Mi 4 Android smartphone. …

Windows 10

StoryCorps Using $1 Million TED Prize to Become an App and Go Global

The new Android and iOS app aims to replicate what used to require professional radio equipment and volunteer facilitators.<p>For the past decade, StoryCorps has amassed more than 65,000 recordings of ordinary individuals interviewing one another and telling extraordinary stories.<p>In doing so, …

Chrome Canary now uses the web's speedier official standard

If you've been wondering about the fuss over the speedier HTTP/2 web standard, you now have an opportunity to check things out first-hand. Google has released the first version of its experimental Chrome Canary browser with support for the final draft version of HTTP/2. You won't see the full …

Software

Cyanogen 12 will let you theme individual apps, paid themes also coming

With Cyanogen 12 (Lollipop-based) expected by the end of the month, the Cyanogen team announced two new features coming to the OS: individual app theming and paid themes.<p>Extensive theming is one of the core features of Cyanogen OS (as well as the non-commercial CyanogenMod project), and a lively …

Google introduces app-approval process for Android developers

Google just made changes to its Play Store policies that will affect every Android developer.<p>Android developers now have to wait for apps to be …

Facebook Messenger app will soon allow people to send money to friends

Social network makes its big move into mobile payments, although the ability to send money directly to contacts will be US-only for now<p>Facebook is adding a feature to its Facebook Messenger app that will enable people to send payments directly to their friends on the social network.<p>The new feature …

Apps

Joyable Launches Online Tools To Help You Overcome Social Anxiety

There are lots of startups promising to improve your physical health — and with the imminent release of the Apple Watch, not to mention the flood of other wearable devices, it’s a safe bet that they’re going to keep coming.<p>Today, however, a startup called Joyable is launching to tackle the mental …

Android Circuit: Samsung's Painful Choice, HTC's Galaxy S6 Killer, Android's 64-bit Vulnerability

Taking a look back at the week’s news across the Android world, this week’s Android Circuit highlights a number of stories including Samsung’s dramatic switch to Exynos from Qualcomm in the Galaxy S6, more SnapDragon 810 issues with Xiaomi and OnePlus, why the 64-bit issue is Apple’s fault, the …

Mobile

4 Supereasy Beer Cocktails

Beer and grilled foods are a classic match. But so are beer and whiskey, beer and lemonade, and the other refreshing combinations here, all part of …

How to Drink Like a Pit Master

Here, expert pit masters and grilling gurus share their favorite drinks to sip while manning the fire.<p>It’s time to fire up the grill, dust off the …

The virtual reality cameras are coming: 360Cam passes Kickstarter goal in a day

The 360Cam, which hit its $150,000 goal on Kickstarter today, isn’t the first 360 degree camera to pop up on a crowdfunding site. But the team behind …