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Google Maps aims to dethrone Yelp with its latest update

Google announced this week it’s overhauling Maps with multiple new features intended to turn the app into a one-stop shop for planning a night out. In borrowing features from apps like Yelp or Foursquare, Maps shows the potential to surpass both of them.<p>For starters, Google is redoing the Explore …

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Google launches an app for discovering your neighborhood through local experts

Google has launched Neighbourly, a mobile app designed to help you learn about your neighborhood by asking other residents. It’s a way to find out about local services and facilities in your area from people who live around you.<p>The beta is presently only available on Android and open to people in …

10 Metrics Your Chatbot Should Track to Optimize User Experience

incorporating a chatbot into your marketing campaign can completely change the way you interact with your audiences<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It's no secret that incorporating a chatbot into your marketing campaign can completely change the way you interact with …

Industrial Pied-à-Terre in Italy

Minimal space meets maximum durability in a beautifully sparse Turin apartment.<p>The architects at R3Architetti were given a unique challenge when they started work on what would become the 3 Vaults apartment. Not only were they tasked with creating a vacation home for a woman who wanted to use it …

Meet the People Who Train the Robots (to Do Their Own Jobs)

SAN FRANCISCO — What if part of your job became teaching a computer everything you know about doing someone’s job — perhaps your own?<p>Before the machines become smart enough to replace humans, as some people fear, the machines need teachers. Now, some companies are taking the first steps, deploying …

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The smartphone is eventually going to die — this is Mark Zuckerberg's crazy vision for what comes next

At last week's Facebook F8 conference in San Jose, California, CEO Mark Zuckerberg doubled down on his ambitious 10-year plan for the company, first revealed in April 2016.<p>Here's the current version of that roadmap, revealed by Zuckerberg last week:<p>Basically, Zuckerberg uses this road map to …

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Affordable, sustainable, high-quality urban housing? It's not an impossible dream

A quiet revolution is happening in housing development in Australia. It started small, with a group of architects in Melbourne, but has the potential …

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MIT researchers want to rid the world of traffic lights

When it comes to self-driving cars, it’s hard to say how safe it will really be to sit back, relax and let the vehicle take over your journey. While autopilot is handy when you’re on the motorway, would you feel comfortable letting your car dictate when to stop and go at an intersection?<p>Well, …

Top tools to get your startup off the ground

Which comes first – the apps or the business? It might sound like a dumb question, but the consequences of building a business on the wrong software tools can be serious. What if your customer database can’t talk to your accounting system? Or your resource planning is in chaos because everyone’s …

Slack now has 1.1M daily active users, 300K paid seats, $25M in annual recurring revenue

Startup Slack today announced that more than 1.1 million people use its team communication application every day. That’s up from 750,000 in April, when Slack announced a $160 million funding round.<p>Companies are now paying for more than 300,000 Slack seats, up from 200,000 three months ago.<p>Slack is …

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20 Basic Cooking Techniques That Every Home Chef Should Master

<b>There are an endless amount of cooking techniques one should know</b>, but let's just start with the basics. Master these 20, and we'll definitely be coming over for dinner.

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Fast-growing Canadian startup VarageSale raises $34-million from Silicon Valley investors

One of Canada's hottest social media startups just got a huge vote of confidence from two of Silicon Valley's most successful venture capital funds.<p>Sequoia Capital and Lightspeed Venture Partners are leading a $34-million investment in VarageSale, a Canadian app and listings marketplace that acts …

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Six alternative web browsers you should know about

Most people are only familiar with the “big five” web browsers — Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari and Opera. But there are hundreds of …

Marketing to Millennials: The consumers to change the market landscape

<i>Jamie Gailewicz oversees the Bailey Brand Consulting Client Services team, where he is involved in the ongoing management of clients, delivering sound strategies and inventive solutions.</i><p>To sell to any audience, you have to understand it. Discovering how its members think, act, and purchase is only …

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10 of the most Jaw-Dropping Hotel Photos EVER

Whether these shots boast out-of-this-world views or simply ooze elegance and indulgence, they never fail to amaze or inspire. Here are our top 10 picks for extraordinary hotel photos.<p>By Kristen McKenzie, HotelsCombined.com<p>Here at the HotelsCombined office, we've all gotten pretty used to staring …

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The Myth of the Brainstorming Session

<i>This post was originally published on the ooomf blog.</i><p>Over dinner a couple months ago, one of my friends said he needed some help coming up with a name for a new website.<p>Here be gadgetsNot here exactly, but on our new hardware site Plugged.Here<p>He told me a bit about the site and asked if I could …

Welcome To The Unicorn Club: Learning From Billion-Dollar Startups

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Aileen Lee is founder of Cowboy Ventures, a seed-stage fund that backs entrepreneurs reinventing work and personal life through software. Previously, she joined Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers in 1999 and was also founding CEO of digital media company RMG Networks, backed by KPCB.</i> …

The Best New Restaurants in America, 2013

<i>Published in the November 2013 issue</i><p><b>There is just too much.</b> There are just too many exciting phenomena happening in the world of American dining right now. Fabulous Peruvian food, a German wurst palace, lots of shrimp and grits, the continued onslaught of Italian. Cronuts. To try to ascribe a …

Reddit Co-founder To Future Internet Entrepreneurs: 'Just launch'

Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian says the biggest mistake made by individuals trying to start companies is getting caught up in the idea rather than …

Cotap Launches Mobile Messaging Service For The Business World

Cotap, a startup that strives to be the GroupMe of the business world, has launched its mobile messaging service designed for corporate customers.<p>The service, available as an iPhone app and later on Android, allows users to invite people into managed, group conversations. It is similar to GroupMe, …

50 Creative Ideas To Make Better Cities, Presented On Gorgeously Designed Posters

For years, Urban Omnibus has been collecting ideas to make cities friendlier and more comfortable places to live. Here are the cream of the crop, with a little design flair.<p>The Urban Omnibus, published by the Architectural League of New York, has been collecting good “citymaking” ideas since 2009. …

Expedia And Zillow Founder Rich Barton Wants To Fund ‘Power To The People’ Startups

Rich Barton may still be best known for his role as a founder at pioneering web properties such as Expedia and Zillow, but in recent years he has emerged as an investor in some really interesting startups, from mobile-only hotel booking app HotelTonight to neighborhood-focused social network …