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A top Coinbase exec explains the master plan to turn the $1.6 billion cryptocurrency exchange into the next Google

Coinbase is one of the hottest startups in tech — and with good reason. The cryptocurrency exchange hit $1 billion in annual revenue as this year's bitcoin mania sent the popular digital coin surging up to almost $20,000, before it came back down.<p>With a reported 10 million customers served on the …

Cryptocurrency Exchange

9 questions the most interesting people ask to cut through small talk

I remember early in my career, one of my biggest fears walking into a networking event to schmooze or meeting someone for a business lunch was boring the other person to tears in conversation.<p>I didn't want to be the windbag who dragged on forever, so I learned to be brief, to the point, and …

Self-improvement

How to effectively launch your product on Product Hunt, according to science

Product Hunt is an essential venue for whoever wants to showcase products to an audience of investors, journalists, and tech fanatics in general. Launching on PH at the right time and in the right way can determine the success of a product. For this reason, social media analytics startup Popsters …

7 Brilliant Little Skills To Master Your Role As A Product Manager

Here’s what no one has told you about your role as a product manager: it’s essentially a sales job. Except it’s possibly the hardest sales job of …

Product Management

4 Product Management Interview Tips that ‘Strong Hires’ Should Know

I am a product manager at Facebook and previously I worked at Instagram. I have been interviewing at least 5 PM candidates a month, fighting for my …

So You Want to Be a Product Manager?

I go to a fair amount of product meetups here in the San Francisco tech scene. While awkwardly mingling over a bucket of Lagunitas, I hear the same …

What It Takes to Become a Great Product Manager

Because I teach a course on product management at Harvard Business School, I am routinely asked “What is the role of a product manager?” The role of product manager (PM) is often referred to as the “CEO of the product.” I disagree because, as Martin Eriksson points out, “Product managers simply …

What Career Changers Wish They Knew Before Making The Switch

From ignoring one’s inner critic to acknowledging the value of loose connections, here are some useful tips to consider before you make a professional move.<p>I was two years into my corporate law job when two of my bosses called me into a conference room. They told me I was underperforming and needed …

5 Useful Diagrams for Product Managers

1. Swimlanes<p>Swimlanes are a neat way of communicating complex processes. In product management, depending on your vertical, you may be building …

5 Tips for Building Empathy with Users

Why Empathy MattersPossibly the most profound challenge in product management is to understand the needs of users and customers. Without developing …

Empathy

SaaS product management explained by 6 product managers

The rise of the SaaS model in the product space has been swift, to say the least. So as product managers, knowing how to manage <i>only</i> traditional, …

The Only Product Metric that Matters by Josh Elman - Mind the Product

As product managers we spend a lot of our time thinking about product metrics, and all companies, from startups to corporates, spend a lot of time …

Product School Founder and CEO on What Makes a Great Product Manager

About the Podcast:<p>Founder and CEO of Product School, Carlos González de Villaumbrosia, talks about his insights into what makes a great product …

Creating effective customer feedback loops for product teams

Step 2: Funnelling feedback to the product team<p>Feedback is pretty useless if it’s not being actioned upon. So our CS team has a few processes in …

How to Launch a Product With No Money and No Customers

How do you launch a product in a crowded market when you have no name recognition, no track record, no website, no ad budget, and no email list?<p>Even …

How to Survive the Hardest Part of Product Management by Janna Bastow

There is probably one part of the product management job we can all agree is the hardest – people. People are unpredictable, they have strong …

Product Management

The Tenets of A/B Testing from Duolingo’s Master Growth Hacker

Duolingo VP Gina Gotthilf has overseen the company's growth as it exploded from 3 million to 200 million users. One tool that's fueled this ascent? …

Product Management

6 Gynos Talk About the Birth Control They Personally Use

If anyone knows what works, it’s these women.<p><i>Birth control is a great thing. Not only does it help prevent unwanted pregnancies, but depending on what kind you use, it can cut your odds of ovarian and endometrial cancers, clear up acne, and ease super-painful period cramps (to name just a few of</i> …

Women's Health

OPM hack: 21 million people's personal information stolen, federal agency says

• OPM background check applicants since 2000 ‘highly likely’ to be affected<br>• Office of Personnel Management computer networks infiltrated in late May<p>Sensitive information including social security numbers concerning more than 21 million people was stolen last month when the Office of Personnel …

The Internet of Things Is the Hackers’ New Playground

A new study finds new Internet connected gadgets tend to lack the most basic security.<p>Excited about the promise of the shiny new Internet of Things? Good. Because hackers are too. Or at least they should be, according to a study by computing giant Hewlett-Packard.<p>The company’s Fortify application …

Average Internet of Things device has 25 security flaws

In a study of ten devices including home thermostats, remote power outlets and door locks, HP found 250 potentially dangerous security vulnerabilities<p>The Internet of Things (IoT) has connected everything from smoke alarms to fridges and cars, making life easier and safer – but it has also given …

Health and Fitness Apps Are Growing 87% Faster Than Any Other Apps

Either people are sticking to their New Year's resolutions, or interest in fitness has found new life through technology. Health and fitness app …

Health care outlets pay $4.8 million after 6,800 patient records leak on the web

Want to know why health care institutions can be antsy about making their patient data available online? Here's why: Columbia University and the New York and Presbyterian Hospital have paid a total of $4.8 million to settle charges after they inadvertently leaked the records of 6,800 patients to …

This smartphone app can detect skin cancer

You can already use your smartphone to do things like hail a pimp ride home or order an artisan pizza, obviously the next step is cancer detection, right? Researchers at the University of Houston think they've created a smartphone app that can detect melanoma even better than your doctor. Called …

New app brings doctors to doorsteps in New York City

Uber's been making waves (and pissing off city governments) by letting you flag down fancy cars, so is it any surprise that one of its early engineers created another "we'll come to you" startup? It's called Pager, it just launched today in Manhattan, and it promises to bring doctors to your …