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Kayak’s cofounder talks about how bots are transforming customer engagement

<b>The buzz in Silicon Valley is bots: they’re cheaper and faster to build than apps, and make it a snap to reach users where and when they want to communicate. Are bots the future of customer engagement? Join our free VB Live event to find out.</b><p><b>Register here for free.</b><p>“The trend is very clear here that …

Reaching Mars in a few days? It's possible, NASA video says

A new video released by the space agency discusses the possibility of speeding up our missions to other worlds by harnessing the power of lasers.<p>Ever since NASA announced plans to send a manned mission to Mars in the 2030s and Hollywood got in on the action with "The Martian," the Red Planet has …

Space Travel

6 tech trends for 2015 that will change our future

Technology and innovation can be frustrating to watch in action. That’s because there usually isn’t much action — just incremental change with …

Visualised: India's Mobile Commerce Growth In 2014

2014 has been a landmark year for Indian e-commerce with billions of dollars invested across top commerce players. Most of this investment has gone …

Dubai Buildings Are So High, You Can Look Down at the Clouds

Daniel Cheong's surreal cityscape photos capture some of the world's tallest skyscrapers engulfed in fog. The photographer stakes out incredible vantage points in the city of Dubai, United Arab Emirates, to shoot the tops of ghostly gray buildings as they puncture the thick carpet of fog.<p>Because …

Skyscrapers

Restaurant Discovery Service Zomato Raises Further $60M

Zomato, the restaurant search and discovery service, has closed a further $60 million in funding, giving the company a post-money valuation of $660 million. Investment comes from India’s Vy Capital, and existing backers Info Edge, and Sequoia Capital. It takes total funding to over $113 million.<p>“We …

Google reveals most searched-for universities

<b>Google has revealed the most popular searches for people around the world looking for universities.</b><p>This ranking of online searches is very different from the traditional map of the global powerhouses of higher education.<p>There is a strong interest in online courses, rather than traditional …

Higher Education

Online Recruitment Software - Hiring Software - Applicant Tracking

Applicant tracking<p>The most popular applicant tracking system<p>Workable is trusted by over 6000 companies to streamline their recruiting. With its …

Steve Jobs Rejected The First Medical App In 1977

There’s been a lot of speculation that future Apple products will include health-related apps and biometric sensors. Here’s the story of what <i>might</i> have been the first Apple medical app, except for the fact that in 1977 Steve Jobs had absolutely no interest in going in that direction.<p>George Diamond …

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Why WhatsApp's Founder Hates Being Called An Entrepreneur | Inc.com

WhatsApp co-founder Jan Koum doesn't like to be called an entrepreneur, even though he created a massively successful messaging company.<p>Journalist Nastya Chernikova interviewed Koum at Barcelona's World Mobile Congress conference and asked him why he doesn't like the word.<p>Koum thinks the word …

Entrepreneurship

European Online Education Startup, iversity, Gets ~500k Course Sign-Ups In First 4-Months

iversity, a Berlin-based MOOCs platform that’s hoping to become the Coursera of Europe, has managed to pull in nearly 500,000 course sign-ups in the four months since its first massively open online courses went live.<p>iversity launched its first batch of 24 course in mid-October — noting at the time …

LinkedIn opens its blog publishing platform to everyone

A handful of big-shot professionals have long had the freedom to express themselves through LinkedIn's blogging platform, but most careerists have had to sit on the sidelines. Starting today, though, just about everyone can have their voices heard -- LinkedIn is opening its publishing platform to …

Facebook's Open Academy Helps Software Engineering Students

It’s well known that software engineers are in high-demand right now with startups and companies around the world. And if they’re not able to hire from the existing talent pool, companies are looking at the next generation – those computer science majors seeking to make a name for themselves in the …

Retina-scanning drones will make deliveries in Dubai

Government hopes to expand pilot program to the rest of the United Arab Emirates 'within a year'<p>The United Arab Emirates (UAE) intends to use drones to deliver drivers licenses and other government documents to its citizens as part of an ambitious plan announced this week. Officials unveiled a …

Lessons from a Long and Painful Pivot | Inc.com

In fall of 2010, New York-based advertising startup Appssavvy was soaring. It was three years old, with 75 employees and newly reached profitability. Its roster of clients was impressive, and it would routinely sell million-dollar one-day ad integrations to big companies, including Frito-Lay and …

Profit