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Jerry (YC S17) Is Hiring Senior Software Developers (Toronto, Canada)

  • That is why we built jerry.ai to create the easiest experience for our users.
  • Enabled by disruptive technologies, jerry.ai aims for the one-click user experience in financial product offerings which traditionally requires users to fill out long forms.
  • Based in Silicon Valley, we are looking for engineering talent to join our team in Canada.
  • We are backed by Y Combinator, SV Angel, Funders Club, and many other prominent Silicon Valley Investors.
  • Jerry.ai is founded by serial entrepreneurs who previously built and scaled YourMechanic (“Uber for car repair,” the nation’s largest on-demand car repair site).
  • We are looking for experienced software engineers who love tackling convoluted problems and coming up with clean, stable solutions that scale.
  • We expect our senior engineers to be able to contribute across the entire product stack, as well as collectively oversee the integrity of the codebase.

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I tried a 10-step Korean skin-care routine, and it actually made a difference for my skin — here's what it's like

  • Formulas are meticulously designed to target specific skincare concerns, are meant to be used in a specific order, and are packed with natural and inventive ingredients meant to boost the skin's elasticity, luminosity, and hydration — with common sense insurance like sun protection forming a non-negotiable pillar of each beauty routine.
  • Most famous of the K-beauty regimens is the 10-step Korean skincare routine, designed to doggedly address each concern in a methodical, perfectly balanced routine for a flawless complexion.
  • Neogen's Micro Essence is deeply hydrating and brightening thanks to more than 93% naturally fermented ingredients, including bifida ferment lysate, 28% saccharomyces ferment, 17% birch juice, and 9% rice extracts alongside plenty of antioxidants and "cell-communicating" ingredients.
  • Ingredients (61% of which are fermented) like betula alba juice provide the nourishment of antioxidants while rice ferment filtrate brightens the complexion and balances the skin's oil production.

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Apple acquires talking Barbie voicetech startup PullString

  • Apple’s Siri is seen as lagging far behind Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant, not only in voice recognition and utility, but also in terms of developer ecosystem.
  • Buying PullString could jumpstart Apple’s in-house catalog of speech-activated toys for kids as well as beef up its tools for voice developers.
  • In 2016 it rebranded as PullString with a focus on developers tools that allow for visually mapping out conversations and publishing finished products to the Google and Amazon platforms.
  • Given SiriKit’s complexity and lack of features, PullString’s Converse platform could pave the way for a lot more developers to jump into building voice products for Apple’s devices.
  • While the voicetech space has since exploded, it can still be difficult for voice experience developers to earn money without accompanying physical products, and many enterprises still aren’t sure what to build with tools like those offered by PullString.

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Here's the meaning behind all of those obscure IKEA product names

  • Following is a transcript of the video.
  • The Swedish company has more than 12,000 products.
  • Each product has a unique name that may seem odd at first, but there's actually a consistent system in place.
  • The naming system came from IKEA founder Ingvar Kamprad.
  • Kamprad had dyslexia, a learning disorder that can make it difficult to read.
  • He had trouble remembering item codes, so he simplified it.
  • So, how does the IKEA naming system work?
  • Products are named after a specific Swedish word chosen based on the type of product.
  • Beds are named after areas in Norway, like Hemnes.
  • Shelves are named after occupations or boys' names, while fabrics and curtains are female names.
  • So, while it may look strange at first glance to the Swedish, these product names are pretty familiar.
  • EDITOR'S NOTE: This video was originally published on October 20, 2017.

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11 beauty products royals reportedly use

  • Over the past few years, Meghan Markle and Princess Eugenie have spoken about beauty products they use or love.
  • In a 2013 interview with Birchbox, the Duchess of Sussex, then an actress, said that even if she doesn't have any makeup on, having curled lashes makes her "look more alive" and the product she uses to get the job done is the shu uemura eyelash curler.
  • And according to The Mirror's 2015 report, a source close to Middleton has also confirmed the duchess uses the product.
  • In 2016, Princess Eugenie of York told Harper's Bazaar that she uses Charlotte Tilbury's Full Fat Lashes Mascara when on-the-go.
  • In 2018, Harper's Bazaar reported that Middleton wore the Ballet Slippers polish at her 2011 wedding and Markle also appeared to wear it on her wedding day in 2018.
  • According to Harper's Bazaar, the Duchess of Cambridge is said to use Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Even Finish Foundation.

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How Employee Bias Can Hurt Data Center Procurement and How to Avoid It

  • The important thing to note is that employees have at least 40-hour-a-week jobs which leaves little time to hunt for new products, updates to standards, updates to products that may exceed the standards, and products that could exceed currently specified products.
  • And while many vendors provide great information, support, and lunches or happy hours, it doesn’t necessarily mean they are the best solution.
  • As the company-vendor relationship grows over time, employee prejudice toward that vendor may operate against your company’s best interest.
  • Your employee that is specifying the products for an RFP automatically sources product P because they have a good relationship with that vendor or that vendor’s product.
  • The employee at the end user had a great relationship with the switch vendor.
  • Sure enough, the company accepted the vendor recommendations across the board and had way too many switches in their data center that could never be utilized.

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Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless review

  • Sennheiser’s true wireless earbuds may sound the best of any we’ve tested, but frustrating controls and other annoyances hamper what could be an otherwise stellar product.
  • Since the multi-tap touch controls on the earbuds themselves were a source of great frustration for me, I found myself just using the app to turn that on when I needed it.
  • If you're listening to music when you nestle the Momentum True Wireless in its case, it will pause, but if you tap "play" on your phone, it will start right back up.
  • Battery life is always a primary concern on devices like the Momentum True Wireless, but Sennheiser has done a solid job.
  • Despite best-in-class audio, frustrating touch controls, a puzzling Smart Pause feature and unreliable automatic shut-off keep it from being truly great.

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How Great Design Could Fix the World's 'Wicked Problems'

  • The firm has also become perhaps the best-known practitioner of “design thinking,” a collaborative approach to solving business problems that delves into the interactions of worker and technology, customer and product, in innovative and creative-block-busting ways.
  • First, design thinking expands the canvas for design to address the challenges facing business and society; it shows how a human-centered, creative problem-solving approach offers the promise of new, more effective solutions.
  • Reaching deep into the designer’s toolkit, an expanded team created not only a strategy but the means of implementing and managing a scalable K–12 school system: the curriculum, instructional techniques and resources, teacher development, buildings, operational plans, data dashboards, and knowledge-­sharing systems, and a financial model designed to allow the schools to charge a modest $130 monthly fee.

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Apple reportedly bought an AI marketing start-up as it looks for opportunities beyond the iPhone

  • Apple has acquired AI-assisted marketing startup DataTiger, according to Bloomberg.
  • Founded in 2017 and based in London, DataTiger says it sells software services that provide artificial intelligence-assisted marketing.
  • Apple has continued to focus more on selling services, not just hardware products like iPhones, and it may be looking for new ways to tell consumers about what it offers.
  • Apple is planning to launch a new video streaming product in April, for example, which might launch in tandem with an Apple News subscription service.
  • The success of those products will rely heavily on their ability to cater content to what users want to read and watch.
  • DataTiger's services could help Apple better understand what people want to consume on their devices, and target the right content to them.
  • Apple was not immediately available to comment.
  • Read more on Bloomberg.

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As Q3 sales jump, Canada Goose performs ‘a little bit of the magic’

  • Instead of risking its future inventory levels rushing to sell more parkas in the middle of a vicious winter, Canada Goose Holdings Inc. is content to watch its wares sell out this season, says chief executive Dani Reiss.
  • The growth, Reiss said, was accomplished while Canada Goose competing in two of the biggest discount shopping holidays without having held a sale.
  • But Reiss assured analysts on a conference call the high level was part of the company’s growth plan to build inventory for the future.
  • “We’re right where we want to be.” Canada Goose on Thursday announced it will continue to expand its ability to build inventory through its Canadian production network by opening a new production facility in Montreal.
  • Yes, Reiss said, Canada Goose could “cannibalize” some of that inventory and sell it now — but it won’t.

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