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How much would you pay for WhatsApp?

Facebook has 900+ million active users every month and is valued at around $180 Billion. Whatsapp had 450 Million active users and Facebook picked it for $19 Billion. Just over 10% of market value for almost 50% of users. Good business deal right there

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Bitcoins, drug black market, and Information Security

The CEO of a bitcoin exchange and a bitcoin exchanger were arrested last week for their alleged involvement in the black market Internet site Silk Road, the Manhattan U.S. Attorney announced this week. Charlie Shrem, 24, who ran BitInstant from 2011 to 2013, is charged with running a scheme that provided over $1 million in…

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The triumph of ‘Simplicity’

Apple’s design elegance or lack of need for user manual, combined with clean home page from Google has taken them to the top of the race. Customers whether consumers or enterprise are humans and nobody likes complexity. Even if you are solving complex problems. Most companies respond that their product/ service is complex because they solve complex problem. This is not sustainable in the long run.

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Heisenberg mantra to product management: Lessons from breaking bad

“I am neither in meth business or money business; I am in the empire business.” Walter tells Jesse as to what he thinks about his business and products. As product story tellers you could be telling two different stories – giving bitter medicines or saving life. You need to decide what your product/ solution/ services ultimately benefits the consumers and come up with a broad believable stories.

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Uber, the coolest way to get cabs, helps Raja to send his kids to school

Raja said that after his full time job, he goes home, gets freshened up, eats dinner, and takes his flashy new black SUV out by 7p. He works only 3-days a week during the weekends, and mostly the evenings to late night for about 15 hours weekly, and pulls about $1,000 in revenue. After paying 20-28% to Uber, his car payments, $400 insurance premium, and gas, he makes over $1,000 for spending evenings out.