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Google Search removes ‘mobile-friendly’ label, will start negatively ranking mobile interstitials in 2017

Google Search removes ‘mobile-friendly’ label, will start negatively ranking mobile interstitials in 2017

(via VentureBeat) Google today announced two updates to mobile search results: an aesthetic one rolling out now and an algorithmic one coming next year. The former consists of removing the “mobile-f

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How One Company Used Data to Rethink the Customer Journey

How One Company Used Data to Rethink the Customer Journey

(via HBR.org…) Just how personal do customers want their experience to be with a company when making a purchase? A few years ago, customers might have said that a company’s attempts to offer a

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Personalization: The only way to conquer our multi-channel, multi-device world (VB Live)

Personalization: The only way to conquer our multi-channel, multi-device world (VB Live)

(via VentureBeat) VB LIVE: Omnichannel is one of those words you may love to hate. But love or hate it, reaching customers effectively wherever they are, using whichever device they choose in the mome

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How to avoid UI dead ends when building your chatbot

How to avoid UI dead ends when building your chatbot

(via VentureBeat) GUEST: Artificial intelligence and natural language processing (NLP) have already come a long way, yet many users tend to focus on the limitations of these technologies and are quic

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A Nobel Prize-winning psychologist pinpoints the hiring problem even major companies like Google can’t solve

A Nobel Prize-winning psychologist pinpoints the hiring problem even major companies like Google can’t solve

(via Business Insider) Sean Gallup/Getty Images When Daniel Kahneman was 22 years old, he served in the Israeli Defense Forces and helped improve their interviewing process for new recruits. The sys

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How humans and machines can collaborate to solve problems and communicate compassionately

How humans and machines can collaborate to solve problems and communicate compassionately

(via VentureBeat) GUEST: Since I was a young girl studying computer science and engineering in India, I’ve always been interested in exploring how science and technology can help solve real-world pr

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MIT’s smarter routers promise to fight crowded networks

MIT’s smarter routers promise to fight crowded networks

(via Engadget) MIT hates overcrowded networks just as much as you do, and its CSAIL division has made two breakthroughs that could clear up the data pipes. To begin with, it’s developing program

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Boomerang uses AI to help you write emails people will read

Boomerang uses AI to help you write emails people will read

(via Engadget) Why don’t you get a response to every email you write? It’s possible your recipient is busy. Maybe it didn’t reach them. Or maybe, just maybe, you didn’t write a

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Intel’s Euclid Packs 3D Sensing and Computing in a Tiny Package

Intel’s Euclid Packs 3D Sensing and Computing in a Tiny Package

(via Make) Intel announced the most comprehensive robotic sensor for makers yet: Euclid – a RealSense plug-and-play PC the size of a candy bar that adds sensors, communication, and computing capabil

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The Connection Between Pride and Persistence

The Connection Between Pride and Persistence

(via HBR.org…) Most managers know that praising employees when they perform well is important, but many still withhold praise. They seem wedded to the outdated belief that pride can sap motivati

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Companies Fare Worse When the Press Exposes Their Problems Before They Do

Companies Fare Worse When the Press Exposes Their Problems Before They Do

(via HBR.org…) When organizations first become aware of a major problem with a product or service, one with important consequences for consumers or the environment, they face a dilemma. Should t

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To Reduce Complexity in Your Company, Start with Pen and Paper

To Reduce Complexity in Your Company, Start with Pen and Paper

(via HBR.org…) Companies that grow face a predictable problem: over time, the business becomes way too complex for its own good. I see this a lot in companies that have moved heavily into what

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