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What Pinterest learned in two years working on its search engine

About two years ago, Pinterest launched a different flavor of search engine called Guided Search. Instead of relying on deep data on the user, it would create a network of related topics that users can dive deep into. The idea being that a search like “iPhone” would net additional categories, like …

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Meet 30 innovators finding African solutions for African problems

Quartz has chosen 30 innovators in Africa for their creative approaches to local problems in business, politics, culture and health and more. They will be honored on Monday (Sep. 14) at the Quartz Africa Innovators summit. Yinka Adegoke, Quartz Africa editor, says:<p>The narrative in Africa has moved …

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20 apps and games for July

Our monthly roundup of 10 apps and 10 mobile games should keep your smartphone well-stocked for summer

Microsoft made a better YouTube search engine than Google

YouTube might never be dethroned as the king of online video, but Microsoft has just made a compelling case for visiting Bing before you watch anything on YouTube.<p>Microsoft gave a much-needed makeover to its Bing video search feature this week, and the final product is pretty good. It features …

How this guy made over 200k on Airbnb

Three years ago, Canadian actor and producer Dany Papineau was on the verge of bankruptcy after self financing a movie project that ran out of …

Pinterest Unveils Buyable Pins, A Way To Purchase Things Directly Within Pinterest

Pinterest unveiled what it’s calling “buyable pins” at an event at its headquarters in San Francisco today.<p>Here’s how it works: Rich Pins — pins which have much more information than a normal link, such as the ingredients for a recipe — will get a new button that allows users to purchase things …

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12 Secrets for Unlocking Your Most Creative Work

A lot of my breakthrough creative thoughts come to me when least expected. I’ve talked about “finding creativity” and “creative inspiration” all over …

A Ugandan Transgender Girl Fight for her Right to Love - Episode 1

How Much Would You Pay For An “Undo” Button On Tinder?

Tinder is moving forward with a testing plan for Tinder Plus, a new paid version of the app that brings premium features to users and finally starts a revenue stream for the growing IAC-owned dating company.<p>With the paid version, users will have access to two new central features of the app, Undo …

Job Seekers: How To Answer The 'What's Your Game Plan?' Interview Question

One of my favorite interview questions as a hiring manager is, <i>“What’s your game plan to ensure success in the job?”</i> because it quickly reveals the proactive candidates – the ones who have thought through what it will take to be effective in the role. Not having a well thought out answer to this …

Randy Mamola and Riders for Health

by Katharine Erwin<p>Randy Mamola is undoubtedly one of the greatest racers to never actually win a world championship. A crowd-pleasing racer with a heart of gold, Mamola's best known moment was in 1985 with Moto Grand Prix's most epic save.<p>Mamola hails from San Jose, California, and in 1976 at just …

Nike+ FuelBand review

<i>It’s around 8 o’clock in the evening on the Paramount Studios backlot, and I’m standing at the edge of the high-fall tower, eyeing the ground down below. The stunt coordinator to my right tells me to go ahead and jump, and just aim for the “X”. I’m no fan of heights, but against my better judgement</i> …

Fujifilm X-Pro1 review

Fujifilm has a history of making beautiful cameras, particularly in its X series. The X100 and X10 are more than just pretty faces, too — both deliver gorgeous pictures and video. They're designed more as companions to a DSLR rather than your one and only camera, though, and the entry price is high …