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One Of My Greatest Life Decisions: Becoming An Engineer

Shraddha Chaplot | Posted 07.01.2015 | Impact
Shraddha Chaplot

Have you ever believed that you could do or be anything? That in your heart and gut, you knew that you were destined to change the world in your own way, exciting, empowering and enabling so many others so they may do the things they never thought they could?

Hey Boss -- My Product Strategy Is Telling you "NO!"

Brian de Haaff | Posted 06.26.2015 | Technology
Brian de Haaff

Here is how it goes down. You turn the corner and the big boss (who never uses the product or speaks with customers) says "I have a great new idea for a feature."

Startup Insider: 5 Insights From Day 1 of the Echelon Asia Summit 2015

David Ongchoco | Posted 06.26.2015 | Business
David Ongchoco

The Echelon Asia Summit was started back in 2009 with the goal of bringing Asia's top startups, innovators and investors into one conference hall. I got to attend this year's summit, listen to the speakers, speak with delegates and sit down with startup thought leaders in Asia.

14 Tools to Turn Game-Obsessed Kids Into Genuine Game Designers

Common Sense Media | Posted 06.23.2015 | Parents
Common Sense Media

Whether your kids enjoy creating fun new game elements, editing existing game content, or fully designing their own games from scratch, these programs can help bring their ideas to the screen.

"Goal First" -- A Product Roadmapping How-To

Brian de Haaff | Posted 06.23.2015 | Technology
Brian de Haaff

The best boss I ever worked for (who was also one of my early mentors) beat into me the following "she with a plan wins." I hold on to that lesson today and typically am the first in a meeting to ask the 'wet blanket' question "why are we doing this?"

Hey Product Managers -- Stop Pissing Off the Engineers

Brian de Haaff | Posted 06.22.2015 | Technology
Brian de Haaff

So you are the product manager -- CEO of your domain -- and the go-to-guy for everything that matters. You help set the strategic framework for where your product and the business are headed and lead a cross-functional team to greatness.

The Future Starts Now

Kathy Kemper | Posted 06.17.2015 | Impact
Kathy Kemper

The excitement of an 8-year-old going to a sparkling, high energy, university campus is a remarkable sight. Some of the kids in attendance have never thought of college as an option, some didn't believe they'd ever have access to cutting edge technology, and some of the girls thought tech was only for the boys.

See What Employees at NYC's Hottest Startups Are Eating

Spoon University | Posted 06.18.2015 | Taste
Spoon University

While the benefits of working at a startup are well-documented (hoodies, foosball, nap rooms, Justin Timberlake playing you in a movie), the most well...

The 4 Qualities of Marketing Leaders I Love to Hire

Brian de Haaff | Posted 06.16.2015 | Technology
Brian de Haaff

I once worked with a talented Marketing Manager named Nick (name changed) who had a strange habit that may surprise you. At least once a month, he would interview with another company. Nick seemed to do well in his role, and was well liked by his colleagues. But something did not add up.

Young and Entrepreneurial: Lessons Tip'd Off CEO Akshay Oberai Learned From A Successful Exit

David Ongchoco | Posted 06.13.2015 | Business
David Ongchoco

We caught up with Akshay on what he learned from his Tip'd Off journey, from the day he started it to the day it got acquired. While admittedly, it was a very hard decision for Akshay and his cofounders to sell Tip'd Off. They just couldn't let go of this opportunity of a successful exit, with their investors and employees in mind as well.

5 Essential Habits of Highly Productive Product Managers

Brian de Haaff | Posted 06.11.2015 | Technology
Brian de Haaff

Great product managers are like many other high achievers. They seem to get more done in a month than most do in a year. When you find one you do everything you can to keep them, and you would gladly trade 10 good PMs for one that was great.

We Go With Wigo

Rob Taub | Posted 06.09.2015 | Technology
Rob Taub

When I was in college during the 1970s, making plans with others was a laborious task, which may perhaps explain why my friends and I so often stayed in the dorms and drank beer. It certainly wasn't easy to organize group expeditions or expand one's social network.

Cynthia Breazeal: Will Robots Like Jibo Take Your Job?

Alison van Diggelen | Posted 06.10.2015 | Technology
Alison van Diggelen

Many people worry about the consequences of tech innovation, in particular: will automation and robots take our jobs? I sat down to explore the impact of robots and the chance of "robo-apocalypse" with social robot pioneer Cynthia Breazeal.

Google Would Never Hire a Person Like Me

Anthony Mays | Posted 06.16.2015 | Black Voices
Anthony Mays

I am super proud to be a Googler. My background isn't normal compared to the rest of my colleagues-not by a long shot. But I am convinced that Google wants to give everyone a fair shot, no matter where they're from or what they look like.

Dana Liebelson

Think The Net Neutrality Fight Is Over? Think Again.

HuffingtonPost.com | Dana Liebelson | Posted 06.05.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When the Obama administration approved strong new net neutrality rules earlier this year, advocates rejoiced. "We have won on net neutra...

Kate Abbey-Lambertz

The Single Biggest Reason To Fix Tech's Diversity Problem

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 06.03.2015 | Black Voices

In the tech industry, where Latinos and African-Americans make up just five percent of the workforce at leading companies, it’s been widely establis...

How Periscope Is Changing the Game

Katie Lance | Posted 06.02.2015 | Technology
Katie Lance

The first week I was on Periscope I had the most vivid dreams (which sounds crazy to admit) but I think a big part of it was getting the chance to not just see the world through a filtered TV show, but through an 'average Joe.'

Too Common a Story -- The Homework Gap

Jose Antonio Tijerino | Posted 06.08.2015 | Education
Jose Antonio Tijerino

"Hey, that's my story!" my mentee Adan Gonzalez blurted out as I read him some of the preliminary findings from a study the Hispanic Heritage Foundation, myCollegeOptions and the Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI) conducted called Taking the Pulse of the High School Student in America.

Why Sam the "Yes Man" Never Got Paid

Brian de Haaff | Posted 05.27.2015 | Business
Brian de Haaff

I used to know a guy -- we'll call him Sam -- who always agreed with everything the CEO said or did. He loved the CEO even when she was nasty or very, very wrong. He was a Yes Man. Every organization seems to have at least one.

How Product Hunt One Ups TechCrunch

Reid Wegley | Posted 05.27.2015 | Technology
Reid Wegley

Ryan Hoover is handing out golden tickets like Willy Wonka right now. The show is Product Hunt, Hoover's web platform for showcasing 15-20 new technol...

10 Steps to Start Your Startup

George Vou | Posted 05.26.2015 | Business
George Vou

"I'm ready to get started, so now what do I do?" Whether people are coming out of university, work or various competitions, everyone seems to have that same question. Here's my answer in ten little pieces.

JP Labrosse: Former iPod Engineer's Newest Innovation & Future Vision

Sandy Abrams | Posted 05.19.2015 | Small Business
Sandy Abrams

From his earliest days, JP Labrosse says, "I've been interested in doing work that has the potential for positive impact." Labrosse was the engineering team lead for two of the early Apple iPod products.

11 Techy Tools and Gadgets for Your Dog

Kayla Matthews | Posted 05.20.2015 | Technology
Kayla Matthews

Are you a techy with a furry, four-legged best friend? If so, you'd probably love to share your passion for technology with your favorite companio...

Your Clothes Are Still Made In China But Now They Are Wearables

April Rudin | Posted 05.15.2015 | Impact
April Rudin

Just like any other trip, I fretted a bit over what to pack, what to wear? After all, Hong Kong is a fashion mecca, shopping destination and everyone is wearing the latest trends. What was everyone wearing this season in Hong Kong? Wearable technology, that's what.

Top 10 Geekiest Cities in America

Donny Gamble | Posted 06.25.2015 | Technology
Donny Gamble

Once upon a time, "geek" was considered a derisive label. The word alone conjured images of suspenders, pocket protectors, and wedgies. But with time, that has changed, as those skills formally relegated to geekdom have proven to be fundamental in a technology-driven economy.