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Why Microservices Are The New Innovation Enablers For Enterprises

Innovative leaders & startups are moving to the new software paradigm with microservices architecture, allowing them to innovate faster.<p>- Win with software, or be eaten by it<p>- The power of customers = speed & agility ever more crucial<p>- Contrasting Enterprises vs. Startups in viewing IT<p>- How did the …

Microservices

Women to watch in Asian tech

As Silicon Valley struggles to shed its male-dominated "brogrammer" culture and bring more women into the technology industry, Asia can proudly point …

Startups

What Is Edge Computing?

Sometimes faster data processing is a luxury — other times it’s the difference between life and death.An autonomous vehicle, for example, is …

Internet of Things

7 design lessons from Silicon Valley’s most important failure

From Tony Fadell to Megan Smith, six influential members of the 1990s startup General Magic share their advice for designers, technologists, and entrepreneurs.<p>The head of AI at Apple. The founder of Nest. The head of Google’s speech recognition. The CTO of Twitter. The CTO and cofounder of …

Silicon Valley

The Power User Curve: The best way to understand your most engaged users

<i>[Today we have an essay on one of the common frameworks we use to analyze investments at Andreessen Horowitz: The Power User Curve. I worked closely</i> …

Product Management

Hitting the target, the first time.

Software can be transformative! It can also risky. To address this risk, agile processes for software design and development have evolved. Their aim …

How E-Commerce Is Transforming Rural China

JD.com is expanding its consumer base with drone delivery and local recruits who can exploit villages’ tight-knit social networks to drum up business.<p>Xia Canjun was born in 1979, the youngest of seven siblings, in Cenmang, a village of a hundred or so households nestled at the foot of the Wuling …

eCommerce

Cryptocurrency 101

Ever since Nas Daily’s video came out about how I earned over $400,000 with less than $10,000 investing in Bitcoin and Ethereum, I’ve been getting …

Bitcoin

How Tech Debt Is Bankrupting Content Marketing

The pizza was delicious. It was May 2014, and the content marketing team was celebrating the one-year anniversary of its digital magazine for one of …

Marketing

Thousands of scientists pledge not to help build killer AI robots

For many researchers, giving machines the decision over who lives and dies crosses a moral line.<p>Thousands of scientists who specialise in artificial intelligence (AI) have declared that they will not participate in the development or manufacture of robots that can identify and attack people without …

Artificial Intelligence

How TurboTax Used Design and Emotion to Solve a Boring Problem and Dominate an $11B Industry

Millions of people electronically file their taxes online every year. In 2017 alone, more than 52M people filed self-prepared tax returns …

7 Basic Design Principles We Forget About

Some of them will always apply!Once upon a time, in 2018, there was a guy called Jimmy. He was a designer at a company called Shmuckle. All he …

UX Design

How GitHub Democratized Coding, Built a $2 Billion Business, and Found a New Home at Microsoft

When Tom Preston-Werner, Chris Wanstrath, and PJ Hyett got together in 2008 to collaborate on a project, the three friends fully intended for their …

Design Management (An Introduction) - Taking Charge of Processes and People

Design management is a complex field; it doesn’t relate to a single design discipline and the exact responsibilities attached to a design manager …

Product Prioritization & The Secret Sauce

Kano, MoSCoW, KJ Method, QFD.<p>To many, these may sound like candidates for the latest celebrity workout plan. To a product manager, these are just …

Betting on Things That Never Change

Things that change are amazing. They can fuel massive growth.<p>But change by itself is hard. Investors have to spot it before it’s obvious. Consumers …

Apple is rebuilding Maps from the ground up

I’m not sure if you’re aware, but the launch of Apple Maps went poorly. After a rough first impression, an apology from the CEO, several years of patching holes with data partnerships and some glimmers of light with long-awaited transit directions and improvements in business, parking and place …

Corporate Innovation Trends

More startups are getting larger funding rounds and taking even bigger market shares from incumbents, ramping up the pace of disruption.

How Batteries Went From Primitive Power to Global Domination

For an energy source that's been around for three decades, the lithium-ion battery is only just hitting its stride.<p>It’s worked its way up from …

The story behind Susan Kare’s iconic design work for Apple

Susan Kare’s icons and fonts for the original Macintosh were revolutionary. They gave a lifeless computer a warmth and personality that lives on in …

DesignOps at Airbnb

Modern product development is hard. The number of individual roles and titles that go into building a successful digital product at scale is …

Nestlé and XPO prepare a 'warehouse of the future'

Dive Brief:<p>Nestlé and XPO Logistics will build a 638,000-square-foot distribution center in Leicestershire, U.K., which will serve as a "testbed …

Design system theming: How and why it works

A good design system provides cost effective and consistent experiences across multiple platforms while providing a toolset to solve problems quickly.<p>…

The Scooter Platform Play: Why scooter startups are important and strategic to the future of transportation

( lime)The scooter startups are way more important than you think, or in emoji-speak: +=. Let me explain.Right now, scooters are a lot of things – …

The Future Of Housing: From Home Building To City Planning, Tech Giants & Startups Are Reimagining Where & How We Live

Technology companies have infiltrated the home.Smart home products and personal digital assistants sit on our coffee tables. We can use mobile apps …

Amazon Is Still Sorting Out Its Grocery Strategy

When Amazon.com Inc. announced a year ago this week that it was buying the Whole Foods supermarket chain, investors braced for an industry shake-up. Stock prices of companies even remotely connected to groceries tumbled. Experts imagined supermarket price wars and stores transformed by Amazon …

Whole Foods

Here’s Mary Meeker’s essential 2018 Internet Trends report

Want to understand all the most important tech stats and trends? Legendary venture capitalist Mary Meeker has just released the 2018 version of her famous Internet Trends report. It covers everything from mobile to commerce to the competition between tech giants. Check out the full report below, …

Killing Strategy: The Disruption Of Management Consulting

The industries that have proven the most vulnerable to disruption have been those with:• One or a few major players<br>• Relatively outdated business …

70 Percent of Value in Tech is Driven by Network Effects

The Big 5 — Apple, Google, Microsoft, Facebook and Amazon — are hitting all time high valuations. Airbnb is worth more than Hilton in the private …