Kirubakaran Palaniappan

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How Amazon Tricks You Into Thinking It Always Has the Lowest Prices

It's all about price perception.<p>Amazon is known for having low prices. But a study conducted by a startup called Boomerang Commerce reveals that Amazon’s pricing strategy is much more nuanced than simply undercutting the competition.<p>Boomerang, founded by Amazon veteran Guru Hariharan, makes …


Google Translate just got smarter: Word Lens and instant voice translations in latest update

When Google acquired Word Lens in May 2014, it was clear that it was only a matter of time until the startup’s impressive visual translation technology would be folded into Translate. That moment is coming today – Word Lens integration and improved voice translations are coming in the latest Google …


The seven habits of highly confident people

<i>This post originally appeared at LinkedIn. Follow the author here.</i><p>Confidence is crucial to a happy and fulfilling life. It influences your success in leadership, how you engage with your team, and at work in general. It influences how you build your business, how you are in your family life, …


The secret of great product managers: Balancing the worlds of ‘techie’ and ‘fuzzy’

Microsoft created the “modern” role of product manager 25 years ago, and the job holds an aura of myth even today. Two-and-a-half decades later, the role of product manager is still misunderstood and ill-defined, and the most important qualities in a product manager are often overlooked. As a …

12 of the Most Impressive Tiny Houses You've Ever Seen

These homes may be small, but they have huge appeal.<p>These homes may be small, but they have huge appeal. This piece originally appeared on

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5 Things You Should Never Regret

Fashion<p>by Holly Peacock | 09 12 2014<p>Lena Dunham<p>Some people have special talents, like singing or do the splits. Well, mine is feeling guilty. I <i>really</i> …