India’s top payments app punches back at WhatsApp

    Photo credit: Wikimedia. Following recent incursions by Silicon Valley giants, India’s top payments app is fighting back. Paytm, with 230 million registered users across the nation, is now rolling out messaging to combat WhatsApp’s upcoming send-money-to-your-buddy feature, which will make its global debut in the fast-growing Indian market. WhatsApp’s cash transfers are set… Continue reading India’s top payments app punches back at WhatsApp

Cashless China: shoppers to spend $15t on their phones this year

Many people in China find that they barely ever touch coins or banknotes these days. That’s because the nation – which invented paper money around 2,800 years ago, by the way – has moved quickly in the past half decade toward being a cashless society, with people using their phones to make payments. Here’s the… Continue reading Cashless China: shoppers to spend $15t on their phones this year

Interested in Machine Learning? Work at One of These 13 Companies.

More and more companies are integrating machine learning and AI in their products, and it’s only going to increase in the coming years. Companies of all sizes are together expanding the intelligence, speed, and capability of human potential through the software that they’re building. Now is the time to work in this space and create… Continue reading Interested in Machine Learning? Work at One of These 13 Companies.

OBike rolls out geofencing to address illegal parking concerns

Geofencing in action on the oBike app. Photo credit: oBike. Singapore-based oBike has introduced “geofencing” in a move designed to address local authority concerns about unused bicycles obstructing rights-of-way and cluttering public spaces. Going live on oBike’s mobile app today, geofencing enables users to leave bikes in designated parking areas which appear on the in-app… Continue reading OBike rolls out geofencing to address illegal parking concerns

Line loses users across Southeast Asia

Messaging app Line is seeing users flee across Southeast Asia. In Taiwan, Thailand, and Indonesia, which are the social network’s top three countries outside its native Japan, it lost 2 million active users from July to September, according to Line’s latest earnings report. With little uptake around the rest of the world as Facebook and… Continue reading Line loses users across Southeast Asia

12 Startups to Join Founded by Ex-Google Engineers – AngelList Blog

2. Cardiogram Cardiogram is an Apple Watch app that measures your heart rate every five minutes, and uses the data to help you get a better picture of your sleep, stress, fitness, and overall health patterns. You can use it to measure your resting heart rate, daily activity level, and sleep. You can also use… Continue reading 12 Startups to Join Founded by Ex-Google Engineers – AngelList Blog

11 Highest Paying Startup Engineering Roles in San Francisco

The demand for talented engineers has never been greater, especially in markets like New York and San Francisco. Startups are offering top cash compensation for senior, as well as less experienced technical positions to compete for talent with other early-stage teams (as well as what Google and Facebook are offering). Which SF based startups are… Continue reading 11 Highest Paying Startup Engineering Roles in San Francisco

11 Highest Paying Startup Engineering Roles in New York City

We recently published a roundup of the 11 Highest Paying Startup Engineering Roles in San Francisco. Now it’s time to see how New York City compares. What we’re seeing: Startup are offering top cash compensation for senior, as well as less experienced technical positions to compete for top talent at an earlier stage. To find… Continue reading 11 Highest Paying Startup Engineering Roles in New York City

15 Books Every Manager Should Read

How do you take charge and inspire your team with integrity, authority, and enthusiasm? Thousands of books are filled with reflections and advice on leadership. But finding one that’s interesting, insightful, practical — and an entertaining read to boot — can be tricky. We’ve collected 15 bestsellers that are sure to help you find your… Continue reading 15 Books Every Manager Should Read