Amazon patented their 1-Click checkout decades ago but last week they chose to productize it with the release of the Dash Button. Are they serious or was this an early April fool? Techcrunch is convinced Dash is for real..
In this excellent analysis of the economics of the music industry, Ben Thompson steams into Jay Z's recently announced product, Tidal. Going after Spotify is entirely the wrong battle, he argues, it's the labels that need disrupting.
Evergreen, like Mattermark, obligingly gather the best content on the web and deliver it to your inbox to save you the trouble. This week they brought us a superb summary of the craft of managing a product. Watch out for 'frecency bias'; we've all been afflicted by this on occasion.
Mari and the gang at Futurice go back to basics with this stark reminder of the key tenets of Lean thinking in respect to product development. With time at a premium, the prototype is an essential method of validating those early product ideas.
Digital products aren't just disrupting business models but organisational structures as well. Holacracy challenges the traditional 'top-down' approach and has slowly been gaining converts. Here, Yammer's CTO argues that to be truly agile, you must first embrace holacracy.
Facebook's Julie Zhou (aka @joulee) blogs prodigiously about life at the nexus of design and digital product. Here she graciously outlines what her brethren in the design community can learn from Product Managers.
Thanks to behavioral economists like Daniel Ariely, we're mostly aware of how scarcity, exclusivity and social proofing help drive sales. But there are many more subtle techniques that can increase conversions. In this post, UX Jedi Neil Turner brings us his Top 10.