A Leader’s Guide to Implementing OKRs

Objectives & Key Results (OKRs), the goal-setting framework, has gained a lot of popularity over the past few years but for some Product Managers – new and old – it remains an area of confusion. In this article, Sachin Rekhi, founder and CEO @ Notejoy, provides a great rundown on how OKRs should be implemented and provides a bunch of best practices that need to be followed.

How Product Management And Innovation Jobs Are Being Revolutionized

As more and more companies deeply integrate AI into their development process, it has become the need of the hour for Product Managers to evolve and leverage this change to improve extraction of consumer insights, speed to market and testing of new ideas. How should Product Managers deal with this change?

Onboarding Email Newsletters: Best Practices and Examples

The onboarding email newsletter is a part of a welcome email series that plays a crucial role in creating a comfortable environment for the subscribers.  Not every company needs them, but if you are planning to sell goods, offer services, or make a multifunctional website with helpful information, then chances are you will need one or two for creating a good user experience as well as running a successful email marketing strategy.

With a mix of Reddit & Quora, this product wants to be a niche home for Q&A

Quemuse is a platform that is like a mix of Reddit and Quora, allowing for users to ask questions on an endless number of topics and to crowdsource answers from the web. One of the standout features of this product is the slick dark mode UI, and the overall uncomplicated nature of the information architecture.

The average price of smartphones bought in India is..

The average price of smartphones bought in India used to be ~Rs. 5K range, but there is a new trend picking up. The sub-Rs 5,000 market seems to have exhausted itself over the first wave of feature phone users moving to smartphones. Reportedly, there are 450 million feature phones in the country still, but most users do not want an upgrade just yet.  IDC data shows that the average price of smartphones being bought in India had gradually been on the rise. It grew from $159 (Rs 11,350 approx) in 2018 to $160 (Rs 11,421 approx) in 2019 and is touching $170 (Rs 12,135 approx) currently. 

In India, Apple now has 76% market share in Rs 35K+ phone category

According to a report by IDC, in Q4 2019, Apple garnered an impressive 75.6% market share in the premium (Rs 35,000 and above) segment. Apple is also the number one player — beating Samsung in the process — in the premium smartphone market. This growth is largely due to Apple’s aggressive pricing strategy, followed by deals and bundle offers.

And India’s noisiest city is…Chennai

Chennai is the noisiest among the six metro cities, but the noise levels in other metros are also very high, as per Central Pollution Control Board data. Across the city’s 10 stations, the average noise levels during the day was 67.8 decibels (dB), much higher than the equivalent figure for Delhi (61). The government mandates that noise levels in residential areas should not exceed 55 dB during the day (and 45 at night).

Andy Rubin's Essential Products is shutting down; So is Newton Mail

Andy Rubin, the man behind Android is shutting down Essential Products. While the smartphone did not sell well, it was one of the first devices to feature a minimal notch for the front-facing camera. It was also applauded for getting fast Android updates, though that is ending today. Essential acquired Newton Mail last year, which will also be shutting down. As part of the company wind down, the security update for PH-1 released on February 3 is the last update from the Essential software team. Your PH-1 will continue to work but we will not be providing any additional updates or customer support. Current Newton Mail users will have access to the service through April 30, 2020.

This AI based platform wants to help you improve your resume

As more companies shift towards AI parsing through the tons of resumes they receive as part of job applications, here’s a startup that’s interested in helping you get with the times (or AI). Apollo Yard is an AI-powered platform that aims to help you deal with what the founder calls ‘imperfect algorithms’ that are behind the systems used by companies to analyze resumes.

This platform helps you trade crypto with bots that mirror the best traders

Wunderbit Trading is a crypto trading platform that is centered around the idea of ‘social trading’ – which is basically a method of copying or mirroring the moves of one or more traders to get the same results as them without having to invest the time in understanding the market like they do.

Inside Mark Zuckerberg’s Lost Notebook

In the early days of Facebook, Zuck kept his plans for world domination in handwritten journals. He destroyed them. But a few revealing pages survived. In a journal with unlined 8-by-10 paper, he sketched his mission and product design and explored how a tiny company might become a vital utility for the world. In detail, he described features called Open Registration and Feed, two products that would supercharge his company.

Wake up call: From Indian Railways to you 30 mins before your destination

In a bid to make train journeys more convenient for such passengers, Indian Railways offers a service where passengers get a phone call before the train is about to enter their destination or railway station.  To avail this service, railway passengers will have to call 139 and provide basic information like their PNR number, name of the railway station, STD code of the railway station. After the passenger gives all this information, the system will find out the current status of the train and provide the correct information to the passenger through a phone call. Empathy-in-implementation?