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Travel app Hopper will now break down airlines’ confusing fees

In an attempt to better compete with low-cost airlines, major air carriers like American Airlines, Delta and United have been rolling out basiceconomy fares no-frills fares that charge fees for amenities that would otherwise come standard, like seat assignments or the right to use the overhead bin space, for example. But this unbundling has also made it difficult for customers to price the true cost of their trip, which is where the travel app Hopper now aims to help.

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UK faces triple whammy from skills shortfall, visa restrictions and Brexit uncertainty

Britains tech sector faces a triple whammy hit to its workforce without government action, according to new reports. Firstly, from a critical fall-off in STEM skills in its own population due to lack of funding; secondly, from visa restrictions on the availability of high-skilled specialists from overseas; and, thirdly, from the uncertainty of the impact of Brexit on its highly international tech workforce.

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Revue Discover helps you find and subscribe to more awesome personal newsletters

Dutch startup Revue, which offers a tool to create and send your own personal newsletter, is launching a new product today to make it easier to discover other newsletters to subscribe to. Described as a highly curated directory, Revue Discover sees the young company index over 200 of the best non-marketing email newsletters, as picked by its own staff, and made browsable by topic.

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RankScience wants to replace your SEO staff

The darkart of search engine optimization could be next in line for software-powered automation potentially putting hundreds of thousands of SEO consultants out of a job. At least thats the scenario sketched by RankScience, a YC-backed startup just graduating fromacceleratorswinter 2017 program, whose software-as-a-serviceautomates the process of running thousands of A/B tests in order toidentify which changes will improve the Google ranking of customer webpages in organic search results.

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Blackboard cofounder Michael Chasen takes CEO reins at PrecisionHawk

Commercial drone tech venture PrecisionHawk has a new CEOagain. Red Hat Inc. cofounder Bob Young, who has served as PrecisionHawks CEO since July 2015, is handing over the reins to another veteran of enterprise software, Michael Chasen, a cofounder and former CEO of education tech giant Blackboard Inc. Verizon Ventures, an investment arm of TechCrunchs parent company Verizon Communications Inc., is a stakeholder in PrecisionHawk.

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