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A dispatch to define product design, from Airbnb's VP of Design (featuring Alex Schleifer, new on First Round Review) http://firstround.com/review/defining-product-design-a-dispatch-from-airbnbs-design-chief/
Airbnb VP of Design Alex Schleifer shares how design can become a more intentional, integrated discipline — and why it must be in order to better build products.
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Building truly great mobile products requires a cultural shift. Here's what apps need to do and deliver to survive and thrive in today's cutthroat competition for users' attention (new on First Round Review) http://firstround.com/review/the-new-must-haves-for-mobile-apps-to-succeed-today/
Sophie-Charlotte Moatti has built mobile products at one flagship name after another — including running notifications for Facebook. Here are her must haves for mobile apps.
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Don Faul has managed operations teams at Google, Facebook and Pinterest — before that he was a commander in the Marines. He says his ability to tell great stories has made all the difference. Here's how he learned to do it, and how startup leaders everywhere can do it too (new on First Round Review):
http://firstround.com/review/the-pivotal-stories-every-startup-leader-should-be-able-to-tell
Since starting his career as a U.S. Marine, Don Faul has led operations at Facebook, Pinterest and now Athos. Here are the stories he tells to rally big teams to do their best work.
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Congratulations to Abra for launching its digital wallet in the United States! Check it out: http://blog.goabra.com/2016/06/30/were-live-in-the-us-and-other-updates/
Today we are announcing the availability of Abra on iPhone and Android for consumers in the US. Now, anyone with the Abra app in the US or the Philippines can send money for free to anyone else with the app by funding their Abra wallet (buying digital cash) with their bank account. This release is the next step in taking ... Read More
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Behold the product strategy that Musk used to build an empire (featuring Civic's Vinny Lingham, new on First Round Review) http://firstround.com/review/the-recursive-product-strategy-that-musk-used-to-build-an-empire
Serial entrepreneur and Civic Co-founder and CEO Vinny Lingham shares what it actually means to build a company for the long term.
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Very cool: Eero launched parental controls to make its amazing WiFi even safer and more secure for families https://blog.eero.com/how-eero-keeps-your-network-safe-and-sound-6fcea89711e7#.pjh037qus
We continue to add devices to our WiFi networks to make our homes smarter, more efficient, and better connected. As a result, lots of…
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Here's the System Reddit's VPs of Product Use to Build Great Things for the Internet's Toughest Crowd (new on First Round Review) http://firstround.com/review/to-build-great-products-build-this-strong-scalable-system-first/
As Co-VPs of Product at Reddit, Alex Le and Kavin Stewart manage a large team with multiple competing goals. Here's what they've learned about building effective product pipelines.
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The Goldilocks Effect and how to harness social influence (featuring Wharton professor Jonah Berger, new on First Round Review) http://firstround.com/review/the-goldilocks-effect-and-how-to-harness-social-influence/
Wharton professor and bestselling author Jonah Berger shines a light on the hidden forces that shape our behavior. Here he explains why it's best to influence — and be influenced — by increment.
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Here's how A/B testing can be a potent management tool (featuring Instacart's VP of Product Elliot Shmukler, new on First Round Review) http://firstround.com/review/how-a-b-testing-at-linkedin-wealthfront-and-ebay-made-me-a-better-manager
Instacart VP of Product Elliot Shmukler shares how he uses A/B testing as a management framework to not only accelerate product decisions, but also empower product teams.
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Introducing a new annual feature on First Round Review: The Summer Reading List. All year, we bring you advice from the best in tech. Here, they recommend the books that expanded their minds in 2016 — http://firstround.com/review/summer-book-recommendations-from-the-smartest-people-we-know/
Introducing a new annual feature on First Round Review: The Summer Reading List. All year, we bring you advice from the best in tech. Here, they recommend the books that expanded their minds in 2016.
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We're inspired to work with founders taking on big problems to make real change — like Adam Pisoni, CEO of Abl Schools. Here's why and how he started Abl to improve education: https://medium.com/@adampisoni/why-i-started-abl-4eea909aced#.94uzt14ie
I dropped out of high school after 11th grade. I had decent grades and zero disciplinary problems, but for the majority of my schooling, I…
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First Round is looking for extraordinary contractors to partner with our 200+ startups
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