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Uber's job interview process includes a 32-question, timed math test with spreadsheets

People who have applied to jobs at Uber, particularly for general manager, operations, and marketing manager positions, say the process is lengthy and difficult. And if you're type of person who crumbles under time-pressure, you may just want to walk away now.<p>If you do get a job at Uber, there's …

Employment

What Uber Price Surge Data Tells Us About Where We Live

Uber price surges are notorious for being an expensive inconvenience if all you’re trying to do is get home safely.<p>Earlier this week, Uber’s price surge algorithm kicked up prices to roughly four times its regular rate in downtown Sydney amid a hostage crisis, resulting in an international backlash …

Beyond blood: Theranos' billionaire founder talks growth

Men tend to start business to make a lot of money. Women start businesses to create the companies that they want to work for—and typically don’t …

The Millennial Mandate

George Orwell once said, "Each generation imagines itself to be more intelligent than the one that went before it, and wiser than the one that comes after it."<p>In the case of Millennials, no other generation has greater access to a wealth of information, and none other in history is better informed. …

Marketing

4 Resume Tricks That Will Definitely Backfire

Bad job search advice. It’s everywhere.<p>Don’t shoot the messenger (even though she’s also a purveyor of job search advice).<p>It’s everywhere for a number of reasons, including:<p>Those delivering it often have a bias that affects the nature of the counsel (e.g., husbands, parents, BFFs).<br>• There are no …

This App Is Like A Mind-Reading Robot That Helps You Avoid Conflict

Design firm Altitude created a conceptual app that uses emotion-detecting software to help keep users calm and collected.<p>Many smartphone apps distract us from our feelings–it’s hard to get in touch with crushing sadness while crushing candy. But what if there were an app that made users more aware …

The 20 Best iPhone Apps to Download Now

Just pick up a new phone? Starting out with a fresh install of iOS 8? Or simply have an afternoon to burn and want to download some toys? These are our must-have iPhone apps.<p>Just pick up a new phone? Starting out with a fresh install of iOS 8? Or simply have an afternoon to burn and want to …

The Scary Truth About Online Ad 'Viewability'

Last week Google matter-of-factly reported that it has come to realize thanks to “the advancement of new technologies” that many display ads that are served are not actually seen by a user. In recent study of Active View data by Google, it said in a blog post, it found that 56.1% of all ads served …

Five Things Marketers Can Learn From Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift is an entertainment phenomenon. She is the only artist this year to sell over a million albums in the first week of its release. She is the only female artist to replace herself on the top of the music charts with back to back number one hits. And she seems to be everywhere, from guest …