Vinay Balasubramaniam

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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 a Product Manager (PM) is often referred to as the “CEO of the Product.” I disagree because, as Martin Eriksson points out, “Product managers simply …

The Best Workout You Can Do When You Can't Hit the Gym

You won't need a single piece of equipment<p>This workout from Bobby Maximus, trainer and author of the <i>Maximus Body</i> from <i>Men's Health</i>, is proof that you don't need a gym, heavy-duty equipment—or even basic equipment—to get in a heart-pumping, fat-melting workout.<p>"The 10 to 1 is one of my go-to …

This science-backed seven-minute workout is all you need to get back in shape

It is not easy to squeeze in time for the gym, especially when you live in a world expected to be in two different places all the time. While this …

This 7-Minute Workout Can Actually Help You Lose Weight

Research proves it.<p>Sure, you try to work out as often as you can, but sometimes it’s really tough to find the hour or so you need to get in a solid sweat session. But apparently your fitness doesn’t have to suffer if you’re short on time. According to new research, all you need is seven …

Watch the first nine episodes of the Silicon Valley mockumentary ‘Bubbleproof’

We’re excited to be premiering a new mockumentary series about the startup world; watch the first nine episodes of <i>Bubbleproof</i> right here on TechCrunch.<p>The show stars Reputation.com founder Michael Fertik and David Cowan of Bessemer Venture Partners. Fertik and Cowan play fictionalized (?) versions …

Sculpt Rock-Solid Shoulders and Arms With This 3-Circuit Workout

​Day two of Dad Bod:Redefined will completely scorch your upper body<p>Raising a family is no excuse to get soft.<p>Just because you’re a dad, you don’t need to default into the dad bod—or, at least, the soft and shlubby image that term brings to mind. That’s why we’re taking that label and molding it …

Software development teams embrace DevSecOps automation

Mature development organizations ensure automated security is woven into their DevOps practice, early, everywhere, and at scale, according to …

DevOps

This 7-minute workout is all you need to get in shape

This 7-minute workout is ideal if you have little time to exercise or don't have access to a gym.<p>According a study published in the American College of Science and Medicine's Health & Fitness Journal, the combination of aerobic and resistance training performed at a high-intensity can be extremely …

Exercise

Here’s what 2017 holds for the data centre industry

Last year laid the groundwork for what we are set to see in the data centre during 2017. There has been a general reluctance to talk about …

Neurala closes $14M Series A to bring machine learning to the edge

Artificial intelligence is swiftly becoming a commodity thanks to the rise of AI-as-a-Service offerings from Amazon and IBM. Today, Neurala is joining this list thanks to a $14 million Series A led by Pelion Ventures. The team is looking to put AI in the hands of toy makers, drone enthusiasts and …

Tim Ferriss: Billionaires Share These 5 Unusual Daily Habits

They build habits out of their core strengths.<p><i>What tactics do billionaires and world-stage performers use to get ahead? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Tim Ferriss, Author of #1 NYT/WSJ</b> …

Tim Ferriss
Education Technology

Come Fly With AI, IBM Cloud Builds 'Chatbot' Virtual Travel Agent

IBM is opening a new raft of UK cloud datacenters, but positive progress asside this is not necessarily news. Every weighty cloud player worth its salt is continuing to press ahead with datacenter expansion plans across the European mainland (Rackspace has just announced plans for a new German …

Artificial Intelligence

Meet the Seattle 10: These hot startups are transforming everything from education to enterprise software

From the brick walkways of Pioneer Square to the funky facades of Fremont, there’s a lot of startup action in Seattle.<p>So trying to identify the 10 …

The Top 10 Seattle Startups You Need to Know About

It’s here: <b>Seattle Startup Week</b> runs from November 14 to 18, 2016, and features a host of the who’s who among those in the hottest tech hub in America …

Engineering

Hybrid cloud isn't cloudy enough, suggests new Forrester data

The best hybrid cloud providers are failing in the public cloud, perhaps because they're not cloudy enough.<p>It hasn't been a good year for the private …

How fog computing pushes IoT intelligence to the edge

As the Internet of Things evolves into the Internet of Everything and expands its reach into virtually every domain, high-speed data processing, analytics and shorter response times are becoming more necessary than ever. Meeting these requirements is somewhat problematic through the current …

10 Best documentaries every aspiring entrepreneur should watch

Share40<p>Tweet<p>Share61<p>+16<p>Shares 107<p>As an entrepreneur, you’re no doubt in constant search of new ways to grow your business. But who wants to slog …

Entrepreneurship
Entrepreneurship

All the Apache Streaming Projects: An Exploratory Guide

The speed at which data is generated, consumed, processed, and analyzed is increasing at an unbelievably rapid pace. Social media, the Internet of …

How NetApp's CEO and his twin brother won the Valley after they switched jobs

For George Kurian, the CEO of NetApp and Thomas Kurian, Oracle's president of product development that myth is practically true.<p>They are literal doppelgangers who rose to the top with so much togetherness, at one point they literally got up and switched jobs, sending each of them on their current …

Silicon Valley

THE INSURANCE AND THE IoT REPORT: Examining how insurance companies are leveraging IoT solutions

Upon examining the market, we've identified market leaders, the benefits they are seeing and how their success can be replicated by other insurance companies. For example, Progressive has been very successful in implementing their usage-based insurance policy called Snapshot because they have …

Internet of Things

LPWAN Technologies for Internet of Things (IoT) and M2M Scenarios

Rapid technological advances in the past made possible the miniaturization of network devices to meet the cost and power consumption requirements in IoT and M2M scenarios. What is missing in this picture is a radio technology with both long range capability and a very low cost footprint. Existing …

Keith Rabois's formula for startup success: Hire geniuses no one has heard of

"That’s the core ingredient for a CEO and a startup, being able to find those people and assess them when the rest of the world doesn’t know how to assess them yet."<p>During his first week at PayPal, in November of 2000, Keith Rabois went jogging with then-CEO Peter Thiel around the Stanford …

Silicon Valley

Google Launches The Ultimate Pitch Deck Template For Startups

Google just launched on Google Slides a killer template that startups can use to put together their story in order to fundraise. To give birth to …

Venture Capital

How to hire a great salesperson in just three days

As a business leader, you want to hire the best sales people. Guess what…so does everyone else!<p>Great candidates are typically on the market for less than two weeks before being snapped up, so if you find yourself in a first interview with a high-quality candidate you like, you have to move to …

Dropbox's Move To Private Storage Begins A Shakeup in The Cloud

As we celebrate ten years of Amazon Web Services, businesses are changing how they approach online storage, and it's going to change everything<p>In what WIRED magazine called an "epic exodus from Amazon's cloud empire," posted on the anniversary of 10 years of Amazon Web Services itself, we began to …

Top V.C. on “Mostly Crap” Start-Ups, Mark Zuckerberg, and Early Facebook’s Grim Lunches

Former Facebook employee Chamath Palihapitiya dishes the dirt—and more—on Silicon Valley’s biggest companies.<p>Even in Silicon Valley, the home of the ever-present origin story, <b>Chamath Palihapitiya</b> has a pretty incredible narrative. The Sri Lankan immigrant escaped a civil war in his homeland before …