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The 31 Best LinkedIn Profile Tips for Job Seekers

When you’re not looking for a job, it can be easy to ignore your LinkedIn profile. Sure, you add people you meet at networking events as contacts and …

Here Are The Microeconomics Of Uber's Attempt To Revolutionize Taxi Markets

Taxi markets have long needed a shake-up. In theory, entry should be easy--all that is needed is a car and a driving license--with new drivers keeping cab fares close to costs. Yet in many cities, cabs are far from that competitive ideal. Decades of regulation conspire to keep entrants out. In New …

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Google's lightweight image format makes YouTube pages load 10 percent faster

We all want the internet to be faster, right? Well, Google is hoping to make that happen one YouTube thumbnail at a time. Its leaner WebP image format has been used on the Play store for some time now, and Mountain View's latest venue for the faster-loading files its video service. The outfit says …

Quizzes are free data mining tools for brands

If you’re on Facebook, you may have noticed a lot of quizzes lately. Which state should you live in? What kind of dog are you? Which US President are you? How would you die in Game of Thrones?<p>I took all of these quizzes and, for the record: If I were a state, I’d be Idaho. If I were a dog, I’d be a …

Two Friends Hiked For 10 Months And Captured This Breathtaking Footage Of Yosemite

Colin Delehanty and Sheldon Neill are adventurers.<p>Over the course of 10 months, the friends backpacked 200 miles through Yosemite National Park, capturing a combined 45 days of unbelievably beautiful footage.<p>Their video is called Project Yosemite.<p>It will give viewers the experience of seeing …

Airbnb nears major funding round on $10B valuation, report says

Airbnb, the service that connects travelers and those who want to rent their homes out to those folks, is closing in on a massive funding round, a new report claims.<p>Airbnb could raise between $400 million and $500 million in a round that would value the company at $10 billion, making it among the …

Facebook says 375 million users play games per month

When it comes to games, Facebook (s fb) has been out of the drivers seat for quite a while. One need only look at the embattled Zynga to see …

China’s Alibaba invests big in video chat app Tango, leading a $280M funding round

With WhatsApp selling to Facebook(s fb) for $16 billion, its over-the-top communications rivals were bound to get plenty of attention. It looks Tango …

Social News Startup Nuzzel Opens To Everyone, Announces Former Friendster Exec Kent Lindstrom As COO

Nuzzel, the social news service created by Friendster founder Jonathan Abrams, is leaving beta testing and opening to all users.<p>Previously, you had to request an invite before you could use Nuzzel. In the year-plus since I first covered the company, Abrams said Nuzzel has brought on about 3,000 …

WhatsApp: Your Data Is Safe With Us, Even From Facebook

WhatsApp, the standalone messaging app that Facebook purchased last month for $16 billion, is not in the business of data collecting.<p>The company, …

Facebook's working on facial verification that's 'nearing human-level performance'

Identifying faces is a relatively simple task if you're a human, but it's been a long road for computers to do the same thing. Now Facebook says it's developed a technology for verifying whether two people in side-by-side photos are the same that comes pretty close to replicating human abilities. …