David Hawkins

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Product People, Mind the Gap!

An elementary school teacher of mine once assigned us an exercise that seemed simple on the surface, but turned out to be surprisingly complex.<p><i>It</i> …

Product Management

Omni-channel Is So 2010 – but Retail Still Hasn’t Figured It Out

Retailers are still struggling to create a truly integrated online and offline experience. To succeed, they must start using innovative technology …

3 Nearly Free Growth Hacks

Mason Pelt Contributor<p>Mason Pelt is a growth hacker and the founder of Push ROI.<p>“Growth hacking” is a term that people seem to think means “magically market any product or company for free.” I wrote a post called What is growth hacking? to clarify the difference between efficient, effective …

The Miami Tech Scene Is Heating Up

Miami is a city of many traits. Historically recognized for the sun, beach and tourists of South Beach, it has now become much more than that. With one of the most diverse populations in the country, Miami is the strategic capital of the Americas, binding Brazil and Spanish-speaking Latin America …

Julie Ask at TNW Conference USA 2015

After 500,000 Apps Built, Bizness Apps Launches Apex, A New White-Label App Builder

Founded in 2010 as a DIY app and website development platform, Bizness Apps has quietly turned its attention to resellers and digital agencies, becoming one of the largest providers of white-label app development software on the market.<p>In fact, over 500,000 total mobile apps have now been created …

If You’re Launching A Tech Startup In 2016, Focus On Privacy And Fast Data

Stuart Bailey Contributor<p>Stuart Bailey is the founder and chief scientist at Infoblox.<p>Enterprises over the last decade have devoted large portions of their IT budgets to collecting, securing and analyzing huge volumes of big data. Or at least trying to.<p>But heading into 2016, the increasing …

Top tools to get your startup off the ground

Which comes first – the apps or the business? It might sound like a dumb question, but the consequences of building a business on the wrong software tools can be serious. What if your customer database can’t talk to your accounting system? Or your resource planning is in chaos because everyone’s …

Tools for Mobile UX Design: Task Flows

By Steven HooberPublished: March 9, 2015“I create a diagram that describes the entire scope of the system from the point of view of the …

Magic Is A Startup That Promises To Bring You Anything — If You’re Willing To Pay For It

This embed is invalid<p>Get sushi on a boat, a tiger at your door, or make your parking ticket vanish into thin air. An ambitious new startup says it will let you text for anything you want (and they do mean anything) as long as it’s legal, and it will magically come to you.<p>Just text 408-596-5017 and …

Urgent.ly Is Uber For When Your Ride Breaks Down

When you break down, the assumption is that you need help urgent.ly. That’s why Urgent.ly exists. This on-demand roadside assistance app aims to be the Uber of what happens if your car can’t be used as an Uber anymore.<p>Founded by Chris Spanos, Surendra Goel, and Luke Kathol, the service allows you …

What Makes Slack a Habit Forming Enterprise App?

Slack isn’t just another office collaboration app. The company has been called, “the fastest-growing workplace software ever.” Recent press reports …

Setting the stage: Killer user onboarding starts with a story

<i>Samuel Hulick is a long time UX consultant with an intense focus on user onboarding. This article originally appeared on Inside Intercom.</i><p>Want more people to adopt your product? Make sure you know what progress looks like in your user’s life, not just on their screen.<p>Having a stellar user adoption …

The Most Important Factor Of Startup Success

Whenever you think of startups, you very likely think of young people brimming with ideas sitting in garages and dorm rooms and solving problems with technology. We are conditioned in a way to consider the idea even over the person who came up with it, but after listening to entrepreneurs, I’ve …

Rising Share Prices Could Ignite A New Tech Acquisition Spree

In early 2014, a number of high-profile acquisitions were locked in at prices that many found confusing. The good times are probably coming back.<p>Companies that compete across numerous technology strata like Google, Apple, Microsoft, and Facebook are trading near record highs — or at least, the …

Easy Location-Sharing App Jink Is Kind To Your Smartphone’s Battery

Jink is an iOS and Android app with one goal: to answer the question “where the heck are you?”<p>The location sharing app, developed by Taipei and San Francisco-based Greenhouse Apps, is the latest entrant in a very busy space and is up against some formidable competition, including Glympse (which …

Visual Studio Online setup speed test and guide: Continuous Integration and Deployment pipeline

Alright. How fast can I set up a Continuous Integration and Deployment pipeline with Visual Studio Online, Git, Visual Studio Express and Azure …

A Website Design Process

A Website Designed is a process explanation infographic, created by John Furness of Simple Square, highlights the phases of creating a website for a …

VeriFone speeds up taxi payment services with Way2ride app | Retail Dive

VeriFone has launched a mobile payment application that will allow taxi passengers to easily pay for taxi rides before the ride is even over.<p>The …

US government seized $5 million from Bitcoin behemoth Mt. Gox

Mt. Gox CEO Mark Karpeles and chief marketing officer Gonzague Gay-Bouchery at their Tokyo office.<p>Things keep looking worse for Mt. Gox, by far the largest company in the nearly four-year-old economy that has sprung up around the virtual currency Bitcoin. Back in May, federal agents seized $2.1 …

Einstein’s Problem-Solving Formula, And Why You’re Doing It All Wrong

Einstein spent nearly all his time thinking, and very little time doing. Today, we do just the opposite–and it’s working against innovation. Here’s how to get your ratio right.<p>While Einstein said he had no special talent aside from being passionately curious (and being possibly the smartest person …

10 Little-Known Apps That Entrepreneurs Can’t Live Without

Everybody knows Evernote and Dropbox. Here’s a sneak peek at the next wave of productivity apps that top entrepreneurs like Tim Ferriss, Seth Godin, and Guy Kawasaki are working with daily.<p>Recently something terribly obvious–yet powerful–occurred to me: If you want to achieve things that no one …

Influence

• <b>Author:</b> Robert B. Cialdini, PhD<p>Influence, the classic book on persuasion, explains the psychology of why people say "yes"—and how to apply these understandings. Dr. Robert Cialdini is the seminal expert in the rapidly expanding field of influence and persuasion. His thirty-five years of rigorous, …