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The One Method I’ve Used to Eliminate Bad Tech Hires

<i>This article is the first in the Tech Hiring & Team Building series. You can find</i> <i>the second installment here</i><i>.</i><p>Let’s be real. Interviews are a terrible …

Employment

16 Startup Metrics – Andreessen Horowitz

We have the privilege of meeting with thousands of entrepreneurs every year, and in the course of those discussions are presented with all kinds of …

Product Management

Millennials Are Destroying Banks, And It’s The Banks’ Fault

Millennials are rejecting home ownership across the land. Millennials aren’t buying crap anymore, destroying businesses that, well, sell crap. Millennials are changing the workplace to be, I kid you not, more friendly to “millennial values.” Millennials this, millennials that, and those are just …

What kind of jobs do the software engineers who earn $500K a year do?

Foreword:<br>The following is a commentary on a Business Insider article about programmers who get paid $500K per year at Google. This question was …

Employment

How the Navy SEALs Train for Leadership Excellence

Almost every world-class, high-performance organization takes training and education seriously. But Navy SEALs go uncomfortably beyond. They’re obsessive and obsessed. They are arguably the best in the world at what they do. Their dedication to relentless training and intensive preparation, …

Three Things To Consider Before Investing In Ad Tech

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Satish Polisetti is the co-founder of</i> <i>AdsNative</i><i>, an ad platform that allows publishers to monetize their websites and applications through visually integrated ads that blend with their content. The SaaS platform enables publishers to manage and maximize native ad revenue from</i> …

Facebook是如何存储每天20亿张照片的——Cold Storage系统揭秘

停滞了大半个世纪的买车体验,也该追上互联网的潮流了

在这个通过搜索就能在线买到大多数东西的时代,汽车大概是个例外。<p>从诞生开始,汽车就一直是一件购买步骤繁琐的大宗消费品,需要消费者亲自去 4S 店选购、试驾。然而大多数买过车的人都会抱怨购车的体验:受经销商渠道的限制,难以横向比较车型和品牌,和种种优惠捆绑在一起的价格不透明,库存与提货时间不确定,导致消费者在购车过程中相当被动,必须和精明的销售员斗智斗勇。<p>《纽约时报》引用研究公司 Capgemini 的调查显示,90% 的买主会上网查询汽车的型号和参数,三分之一的美国人和三分之二的中国人愿意在互联网上购买汽车。如果说消费者对购买新车还比较谨慎,那么在二手车的购买过程中,人们最缺乏的是透明的价格和良 …

揭秘继续:估值上10亿美金的公司,它们的创始团队是什么样的?

观点:Apple Watch 的致命缺陷,以及 Apple Watch 的精妙战略

<b>编辑按:</b> <i>尼尔·艾亚尔(Nir Eyal</i> <i>)是《入迷:如何打造让人上瘾的产品》(</i><i>Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products</i><i>)一书的作者,在</i> <i>NirAndFar.com</i> <i>上有一个关于产品心理学的博客。</i><p>如果你是苹果预测会购买苹果手表的 1900 万 人当中的一员,我有些坏消息要告诉你:我打赌,苹果手表上会缺少一个重要功能,缺少的这个功能会让你抓狂。<p>我并不是说你不应该买苹果手表。事实上,我自己也订购了一个。<p>第一代产品很少会特别好。那么,为什么还是有些有明显缺点的产品能够脱颖而出呢?<p><b>认识一下狩野纪昭</b><p>要找到苹果手表很有可能会让你失望的原因,让我们来认识一下狩野纪昭(N …

美国关于年轻人如何使用互联网的话题,总是伴随着“Facebook 成年危机”出现。以下是一位19岁的美国大学生在自己的博客里描述了他对当下美国社交网站的看法。

在中国互联网圈,90后已经不是一个新鲜的词语,关于95后甚至00后互联网使用习惯的讨论也已经很多。在美国,关于这一特定人群的讨论并不多。只有在讨论 Facebok 是否已经“老去”的时候,人们才会提到现在年轻人对这个2004年成立的社交网站的看法。<p>中美互联网对于90后关注度的差异主要源于互联网在这两个国家的成熟度。美国互联网较中国来说更为成熟,因此不同年龄的人群对互联网的使用习惯并没有特别大的差异。但这并不是说美国90后和80后对互联网的使用没有任何差异。<p>随着新一代人开始使用互联网,社交网络受到的冲击最大。这也是为什么美国关于年轻人如何使用互联网的话题,总是伴随着“Facebook 成年危机” …

那些增长最快的创业公司,靠的并不是自家员工

科技新闻看多了容易有一种错觉:成功来得太容易。十几到几十个人的创业团队,成立几年后动辄获得几千万美元投资、估值上亿美元。比如当年的 Instagram、最近风声水起的 Slack、Uber、Airbnb 等等。<p>然而事实并非如此。在风险投资者 Aileen Lee 2013 年的一篇文章曾开创性地将创立十年中超过 10 亿美元的创业公司称为“独角兽”。Lee 写道,从整个市场来看,成为独角兽的几率“相当于被雷击,或者比进斯坦福难一百倍”。她发现,2003 年 到 2013 年之间创立的、位于美国、在公开或私人市场上估值超过 10 亿美元的软件公司,只占到总数的 0.07% 。Facebook、L …

The hacked Sony emails show how Silicon Valley dealmaking really works

Sony Pictures’ thousands of hacked executive emails, published yesterday on Wikileaks, have already highlighted significant drama at the studio.<p>But now that they are more easily searchable, typing a few simple keywords—names, companies, internet domains—reveals a fascinating trove of communication. …

Social Media

平台即服务(PaaS)为何未能快速发展?

2009 年,我发现了谷歌 App Engine,并很快爱上了这一服务。这一服务承诺,任何软件开发者都能开发面向任何用户,在任何时间、任何地点都可以使用的应用,同时不必担心服务器配置、数据库设置、操作系统版本、信息安全漏洞、负载平衡,或是规模如何扩大的问题。这意味着,应用将可以自动扩大规模!我们所要做的只是撰写代码,而 App Engine 将为我们完成其余一切工作。<p>在 2009 年时我就已经看到,到 2015 年,很大一部分互联网代码将运行在类似的平台上。谁会想要纠结配置和运营问题?系统管理员将可以从复杂的工作中被解放出来。最终,我们将可以自由编写代码,而不必担心如何去执行,以及通过什么平台 …

创业路上那些忧伤的年轻人

Why Europe hates American tech companies

Just today, there's been a whole range of stories on this theme:<p>Europe is getting ready to throw the book at Google, which could end up with a $6 billion fine.<p>Uber issued complaints against Spain, France, and Germany after legal challenges from those countries.<p>And the EU is going after Apple's new …

Europe

硅谷精英能否让世界变得更好

<b> 他们希望用现实可行的计划征服世界</b>坊间流行一种说法,称优步(Uber)的创始人兼CEO崔维斯·卡兰尼克是个“人渣”。他公开侮辱竞争者,在推特上嘲笑消费者,揶揄政治家无能。作为顶级公司的执行官,他怀疑记者都是间谍,吹嘘自己吸引女人上床就像打个呼哨那么简单。当优步的司机因为待遇低而抗议时,他公开预测这些 …

The Shape of Things to Come

How an industrial designer became Apple’s greatest product.<p>I. Launch Day<p>In recent months, Sir Jonathan Ive, the forty-seven-year-old senior vice-president of design at Apple—who used to play rugby in secondary school, and still has a bench-pressing bulk that he carries a little sheepishly, as if it …

Product Design

This is why people leave your company

When Carly Guthrie was running HR for Per Se, one of the hottest restaurants in New York, the general manager gave her a piece of advice: “You know, Carly,” he said. “If we’re doing our job as leaders, a performance review should only be two columns: Column A is what you do great and Column B is …

Thomas Keller

Why tech companies spend so much on holiday parties

Leave it to the tech industry to disrupt the holiday party.<p>For Bay Area companies, events that in other industries might warrant a potluck or an open bar are treated as lavish celebrations that cost small fortunes.<p>This year, Twitter rented the Exploratorium, Facebook took over the San Francisco …

Janelle Monae

Work-life balance is dead (Opinion) - CNN.com

For U.S. residents of the East Coast, Reykjavik can be a shorter flight than going to California, and you'll get hot springs, unique food (fermented shark anyone?), interesting culture and live volcanoes. New movie "Interstellar" even filmed some scenes there.<p>HIDE CAPTION<p>Vacation ideas: Hop a plane …

10 Hottest Technologies in Higher Education

<b>Ten Hottest Disruptive Technologies in Higher Education</b> from <b>Vala Afshar</b><p>The annual EDUCAUSE conference is where innovative higher education CIOs go to learn about new industry trends and compare notes on the latest breakthroughs. This year was no exception as 7,300 IT leaders from more than 50 …

Higher Education