Artem Zhiganov

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Lessons from the PC video game industry

The future of media is here — it’s just not evenly distributed<p>The success or failure of tech and media products depends on complicated interactions …

Gaming Industry

Gotta catch ‘em all, or, a story about digital transformation in four movements

<i>Over the past month I’ve been fortunate to work with some very capable senior leaders in organisations facing the amorphous challenge of “digital</i> …

From product design to virtual reality

Personal experience and intro to VR.<p>Backstory<p>I am a product designer at Google, and I joined the company through Sparrow, a French startup that got …

When One App Rules Them All: The Case of WeChat and Mobile in China - by Connie Chan

While seemingly just a messaging app, WeChat is actually more of a portal, a platform, and even a mobile operating system depending on how you look …

Intent in The Command Line

<i>How Slash Keyboard is Changing Search</i><p>It’s fascinating to see the world go from a command line interface to a fully integrated GUI, and now to have …

Twitter’s Moment

<i>It’s Always Darkest Before the Dawn</i><p>I try to save the most over-used of clichés for special moments, and that’s exactly what this week feels like for …

Social Media

The Future of Work: Navigating the Whitewater

1<p>SHARES<p>For my parents, I told the graduates at Arizona State’s commencement this year, the typical career trajectory was like a steamship’s—fire up …

CS183C Session 4: Ann Miura-Ko

<b>Floodgate</b><i><br>Ann Miura-Ko has been called "the most powerful woman in startups" by Forbes and is a lecturer in entrepreneurship at…</i>www.floodgate.com<p><b>Ann</b> …

The psychology behind successful Web design

As designers, we are user advocates first and foremost.<p>We need to understand what users want versus need before they ever encounter our designs. Once they do encounter it, they must first feel safe and comfortable. This sometimes contrasts with our desire to innovate – which is why we have to align …

The Facebook Epoch

I’m fond of saying that few companies are as underrated as Facebook is, especially in Silicon Valley. Admittedly, it seems strange to say such a …

Mobile Devices

Sorry Ello, the Real Anti-Facebook Is Good Old Email

It all happened so quickly, about a year ago today. One minute, hardly anyone had heard of the ad-free social network Ello. The next, it was a viral …

Marketing

Disconfirming Ebooks

<i>UPDATE: There is a question as to whether The New York Times properly represented the state of ebooks. I address that and other questions in this</i> …

News Corp

Who Needs an Interface Anyway?

In his rush to get his latest startup off the ground, Ethan Bloch didn’t want to waste time designing a smartphone app. He thought people would …

Where microaggressions really come from: A sociological account

I just read the most extraordinary paper by two sociologists — Bradley Campbell and Jason Manning — explaining why concerns about microaggressions …

Baidu’s Li Says Investors Don’t Get China’s Coming Internet Boom

For more than a decade, Baidu Inc.’s Robin Li has been the top provider of search services for China’s Internet population. Now he wants to help them …

Baidu

Is The Google Knowledge Graph Killing Wikipedia?

For years, Wikipedia has been a star of Google searches, ranking near the top for almost every applicable query and frustrating the attempts of any business trying to edge into its territory. For users, it was a delight—despite occasional criticisms of Wikipedia’s crowdsourced articles, the site …

The Future of Firms. Is There an App for That?

There are three fundamental structures that govern the nature of all economic activity: customers, producers and the way, the mediating …

Transforming Customer Experience with Journey Mapping

A customer journey map is a versatile tool that can serve many purposes: mapping how a current customer experience unfolds over time, planning the …

Tomorrow Today

<i>(This is my chapter from the new Creative Social book:</i> <i>Hacker, Maker, Teacher, Thief: Advertising’s Next Generation</i><i>. More info on the book I also</i> …

Facebook Launches M, Its Bold Answer to Siri and Cortana

Today, a few hundred Bay Area Facebook users will open their Messenger apps to discover M, a new virtual assistant. Facebook will prompt them to test …

Chatbots

Google Ventures Funds Swedish VR Gaming Startup

Sweden’s Resolution Games said Wednesday that it has raised $6 million from Google Inc.’s Google Ventures and other investors to develop virtual-reality games.

How To Read A Book

<i>by</i> <i>Tobias van Schneider</i><i> — First appeared</i> <i>in my personal email list.</i><p><b>You might think what the fish is wrong with Tobias, I know how to read a book!</b> But …

Bitcoin is on the verge of a constitutional crisis

The Bitcoin community is facing one of the most momentous decisions in its six-year history. The Bitcoin network is running out of spare capacity, and two increasingly divided camps disagree about what, if anything, to do about the problem.<p>If these two sides fail to reach a consensus, the Bitcoin …

Aggregation and the New Regulation

This article isn’t about the New York Times’ exposé on Amazon’s workplace (I covered that on Monday). Nor is it about the polarized reaction to that …

Why Self-Organizing is So Hard

This week, Tony Hsieh issued a challenge to every Zappos employee:<p>Self-organize or leave the company.<p>We’ve been operating partially under Holacracy …