Rahul Sarda

43 Flips | 1 Magazine | 3 Likes | 3 Following | 1 Follower | @rahulsarda | Keep up with Rahul Sarda on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Rahul Sarda”

How to watch today’s Google I/O keynote

Google I/O is Google’s annual developer conference, a three-day event where the company details the future of its various products and services, along with hosting education sessions for creators and developers who use those services.<p>The biggest news from the conference is expected to be announced …

Livestreaming

Takeaways from Trump's cybersecurity executive order

President Trump's executive order on cybersecurity, signed on Thursday, was months in the making. It orders several broad reviews of the …

A Dozen Lessons about Minimum Viable Products

• <b>“It’s only cheap to build 2-3 person companies with sweat equity. The minute you start paying engineers you will realize it is quite expensive.” Bill</b> …

Product Management

19 Product Managers You Must Follow

About Steve Johnson<p>Steve Johnson is a product management process coach, author, speaker, and advisor. His approach is based on the belief that …

IoT security – what you need to know (Gary explains)

You have probably heard the term “the Internet of Things” (IoT) being bandied about, according to some it is the next big revolution after mobile, for others it is more hype than reality. The truth is somewhere in between. However one thing is sure: the number of computing devices connected to the …

Internet of Things

Dear Facebook, please fix the plague of fake news before you ruin foreign elections too

It’s true, Facebook isn’t single-handedly responsible for the outcome of the U.S. presidential election. But the company played an important part in the rise of Donald Trump. Many people now think Facebook has to find a way to flag fake news appropriately before the next election in 2020. But it’s …

India’s tech bubble is about to burst

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Dileepan Siva is chief revenue officer at Moovweb.</i><p>The Silicon Valley “tech bubble” is a popular topic of discussion among business pundits, entrepreneurs and analysts who have dissected and predicted the upcoming “burst” for nearly the last decade. For all the talk of winter is coming …

This India-Born MIT Scientist Has Cracked A 150-Year-Old Problem On Radio Waves

A 28-year-old Indian-origin MIT scientist has won a prestigious award for his research on radio waves, solving a problem that had stumped scientists …

How Indian Railways is crumbling under its own weight – and multiple ambitions

The nation's largest transporter is dealing with stiff competition, congestion and politicians, all at the same time.<p>In 1909, the Divisional …

Imagining Snapchat’s Future

Snapchat could be used by over 1 billion daily active users in time and substantially accelerate how many videos and photos people share and consume. But there’s more to be done and questions to be answered.<p>Even Twitter’s massive growth excitement for years was characterized by the challenge of …

Social Media

The Art of Product Management

Slides: <b>The Art of Product Management</b><br>Video: <b>The Art of Product Management</b><br>Product managers drive the vision, strategy, design, and execution of their …

Right Now, The Internet Of Things Is Like The Internet Of The 1990s

A world of connected devices are starting to come online. Don’t mistake what they do now for what they’ll accomplish in the future.<p>Unless you think of technology as a geeky hobby unto itself, giving an Internet connection to everyday objects might seem like a waste of energy. Who needs really needs …

A founder who's taking on Amazon explains why it makes total sense for his 6-month-old startup to spend $20 million per month on advertising

<i>Jet.com co-founder Marc Lore is no stranger to Amazon. He was an Amazon executive after he sold his company Quidsi—known for brands Diapers.com and Soap.com—to Amazon. At Business Insider's IGNITION 2015 conference, Lore sat down with deputy editor Alyson Shontell.</i><p><b>Alyson Shontell:</b> The big promise …

eCommerce

Fading magic

In May 2014, general elections were held in India as they were held in the United Kingdom in May 2015, the country whose electoral system we adopted …

There's a rare celestial event on Christmas that won't happen again for another 19 years

For the first time in 38 years, the last full moon of the year will fall on Dec. 25.<p>The last time this happened was in 1977, and we won't see another celestial event like it until 2034.<p>So on early Christmas morning, be sure to steal a glance at the sky to catch the rare and beautiful full moon.<p><b>The</b> …

New York City

Product Management — replace yourself, move on. Three years at a startup.

I often read a lot about Product Management. Primarily my goal from reading blogs, news articles, and just general tweets around the idea of Product …

7 Enterprise IT Trends to Watch in 2016

Worlds created entirely of clouds. “Unicorns” racing through new landscapes. Data moving faster than the speed of light.<p>For those of you who don’t …

Goldman Sachs research note on Microsoft

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella. REUTERS/Jim Young<p>Goldman Sachs has published a 22-page research note looking at Microsoft's business and its opportunities. The research, titled "Righting a Wrong," upgrades Microsoft stock from a Sell rating to Neutral.<p>The research note goes into detail, analysing all …

Satya Nadella

How This New Product Manager Earned Respect From the Sales Team

You are still learning the ropes as a new product manager, but it has not stopped well-meaning co-workers and customers from already inundating you with feature requests. You smile politely and say, "yeah, sure," but you are worried that the backlog of features is starting to add up.<p>But when ideas …

10 Technology-Driven Hard Trends Shaping 2016

It has been widely reported that we should expect more than seven billion people and businesses, and at least 30 billion devices, to be connected to the Internet by 2020, so it should be of no surprise that this tech-driven economy is here to stay. Technology has become everyone's business as we …

Amazon, the king of e-commerce, gets primed for 2016

If it weren't for Prime, Amazon might have been just the name of a river.<p>The top revenue-maker in online retail worldwide owes much of its success to its Prime membership service, which the Seattle company started in 2005 with an offer of free and speedy shipping.<p>In the 10 years since then, Amazon …

Alibaba’s customers can now get a loan based on their online shopping history

Alibaba spinoff Ant Financial became the latest private company to enter the Chinese banking business with today’s launch of Mybank, an internet-only bank for customers and small businesses.<p>Mybank will function much like a traditional bank, taking deposits and making loans up to 5 million yuan …

eCommerce

Why Amazon Should Fear Alibaba

In a recent speech at the Economic Club of New York, Jack Ma, founder and executive chairman of Alibaba Group, talked eloquently about Alibaba’s plans to compete on the global market. Ma spoke at length of Alibaba’s unique ecosystem and how it is different from Amazon’s – one that is much …

eCommerce

Yahoo tests Google-powered search results, ads

Yahoo and Google are testing ways -- yet again -- to work together.<p>The companies confirmed to The New York Times that they're currently testing a partnership that will see Google supply search results and search ads to Yahoo. The discovery was first reported Wednesday by Aaron Wall of SEO Book, a …

Amazon Follows Microsoft's Footsteps, Announces India Region

The Indian subcontinent is fast becoming the hotbed of cloud computing. At the Azure Conference hosted at Pune in March 2015, Bhaskar Pramanik, chairman of Microsoft India shared the plans of setting up three data centers in India. Close on the heels, Amazon announced that it is all set to launch …

5 Tips for Creating a Beautiful Product Roadmap

As Product Managers, building roadmaps is a crucial part of our job. Yet most of us still use outdated tools for roadmapping -- Excel, PowerPoint, wikis, etc.-- to try and keep several teams on track toward the same goals. It's painful. The good news is that there's a better way.<p>We understand that …

Alibaba and Amazon want to revolutionize India's cash-addicted culture

That consumers on the subcontinent who do have debit cards see them merely as "ATM cards" is a humorless joke among business executives across the country.<p>Typically, Indians use their debit cards to get cash from ATMs, which they then use for most payments -- from groceries to wedding gifts.<p>It's …

Amazon's UK business paid just £11.9m in tax last year

Online retailer’s Luxembourg unit took £5.3bn sales from British internet shoppers, a rise of 14%, but Amazon.co.uk Limited recorded profit of just £34.4m<p>Amazon’s booming UK business paid just £11.9m of tax last year, while the online retailer’s Luxembourg unit took £5.3bn of sales from British …

How to Create the Minimum Lovable Product

A can of cat food is a Minimum Viable Product (MVP) when you are starving, but it's highly unsatisfying and unlikely to generate a loyal following (of humans).<p>And there you have one of the problems of the MVP approach. It strives for "barely enough" and never good. And heaven forbid, the goal is …