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GUEST: Traditional recruiting for tech startups has focused on finding the right skill sets. That’s an important variable, but it doesn’t help a great team to mesh. Just because someone knows a programming language doesn’t mean that they will communicate well with other team members, help carry colleagues on down days, or fully share the celebration […]

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Earlier this week, Google announced a new experiment that lets Android users "stream" a select handful of apps through mobile search without downloading them. 

Content from the nine apps that Google partnered with will now show up in mobile-search results, even if it doesn’t exist on the company’s website, and users will be able to click a "stream" button to get the full app experience without installing anything. 

For example, if you search for "Hotels in Chicago," Google will now be able to pull app-only content from HotelTonight, and then let you find a hotel and book it without ever downloading the actual app.

Here’s how that process would look:

Google makes this possible by letting the apps run remotely on virtual machines through its cloud platform. (You’ll need to be connected to Wi-Fi for the process to work.)

One of the engineers who worked on the feature — long-time Googler Lan Liu — gushed about the roll-out on Google+: "Very proud that our moonshot project came out of fantasy into reality :)"

While app-streaming might not have the same sexiness as some… Continue reading

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EMV total migrationBI Intelligence

Payment card fraud cost the US $7.9 billion last year alone, an increase of almost 60% from five years earlier. In response, major US card networks have implemented a set of security standards called EMV — which includes cards that store user information on a chip rather than a magnetic stripe — to make card-present payments more secure. 

The migration, which was announced in 2011-12, went into effect this October, and likely won’t be completed until the end of 2017, will affect various stakeholders. While issuing banks and merchants have to deal with the financial and logistical challenges of upgrading their payment cards to chip cards and terminals to readers that accept them, users must adapt to a new system of paying entirely. And until the EMV migration is complete, the once-seamless payment process will be disjointed: Users won’t have a consistent card type or be able to pay the same way from store-to-store. 

In a new report from BI Intelligence, we take a close look at the US migration to EMV standards and determine whether its worthwhile for merchants to upgrade. We also assess… Continue reading