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Nicolas Yeager 2017-10-11
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Box has vast amounts of content in its stores, and as it begins to apply artificial intelligence and machine learning to make it easier to surface, it also wants to expose each piece of content and how it relates to other content and users.

To help achieve that, the company announced the Box Graph today at BoxWorks.

“The Box Graph enables customers to predictively recommend content that might be relevant to you.

It would be impossible to do this without a graph,” Jeetu Patel, Chief Product Officer at Box, told TechCrunch.

The idea of a graph was first popularized by Facebook, which discussed an individual’s social graph, the connections they had between friends on the social network.

In a similar fashion the Box Graph is building a network of connections, but instead of just friends, it’s between pieces of content and employees and how they relate to each other.

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George Mitchell 2017-08-29

The site is rolling out a handful of updates to the way YouTube not only looks but works, Chief Product Officer Neal Mohan said in a post.

"Over the last few months we've started releasing updates and will continue to throughout the rest of the year," Mohan said in the post.

"When all is said and done, we'll bring a new level of functionality and a more consistent look across our desktop and mobile experiences."

The updates come as YouTube, a unit of Alphabet's Google, presses its lead in online video with a subscription service called Red and a live-TV service called YouTube TV.

The service is trying to expand beyond user-created videos and into more professional content, better enabling it to compete with the likes of Netflix, Amazon and Hulu, which are all also investing in their own shows and movies.

The differences can be subtle.

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Charles Glass 2017-08-14
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According to their LinkedIn profiles: Riccardo Badalone, co-founder, ex-CEO and chief product officer, left in July 2017, as did his fellow co-founder and veep of strategic customer engineering Franco Forlini

Sales bigwig Dave Ferretti walked the walk earlier this month, and senior solution architect Dennis Huang, departed weeks ago too.

El Reg also understands Diablo booked space at the Flash Memory Summit 2017 but didn’t show up to take it, despite being an "Emerald" tier sponsor.

There can be up to 128GB of Diablo's flash memory per DIMM, thus fitting up to 2TB of memory in a two-socket server rather than 256GB or 512GB of normal DRAM per box.

The firm also previously made Memory Channel Storage (MCS) which involved flash DIMMs with faster access (20 microsecs) than PCIe flash (105 microsecs) but less than DRAM, and so occupying a new place in the then (2014) memory-storage hierarchy.

It licensed the technology to SanDisk, which sold the resulting ULLtraDIMM technology products to OEMs such as Huawei, Lenovo and Supermicro.

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David Erb 2017-08-29
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YouTube might look different starting Tuesday.

The site is rolling out a handful of updates to the way YouTube not only looks but works, Chief Product Officer Neal Mohan said in a post.

"Over the last few months we've started releasing updates and will continue to throughout the rest of the year," Mohan said in the post.

"When all is said and done, we'll bring a new level of functionality and a more consistent look across our desktop and mobile experiences."

The updates come as YouTube, a unit of Alphabet's Google, presses its lead in online video with a subscription service called Red and a live-TV service called YouTube TV.

The service is trying to expand beyond user-created videos and into more professional content, better enabling it to compete with the likes of Netflix, Amazon and Hulu, which are all also investing in their own shows and movies.

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Robert Pedigo 2017-11-08
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Uber has taken a step forward in its plan to make autonomous “flying taxis” a reality, signing a contract with Nasa to develop the software to manage them.

The company’s chief product officer, Jeff Holden, announced the new service contract at Web Summit in Lisbon, alongside its intention to begin testing four-passenger, 200mph UberAir flying taxi services across Los Angeles in 2020, its second test market in the US after Dallas.

Uber said its flying taxi service would be purely electric and that a journey that would take 80 minutes by car in rush-hour traffic could be reduced to as little as four minutes.

Uber intends to have some form of its air service operational for the 2028 LA Olympics, but experts remain sceptical as to whether autonomous flying taxis will ever become a reality.

Holden said: “Doing this safely and efficiently is going to require a foundational change in airspace management technologies.

Combining Uber’s software engineering expertise with Nasa’s decades of airspace experience to tackle this is a crucial step forward.”

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Samuel Norton 2021-01-29
Netflix is rolling out a global test for a new sleep timer feature on Android that can save your phone’s battery life plus your spot in the show.
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Joseph Averitt 2017-11-09
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Since the world we are currently living in is very much not the future we all dreamed of, NASA is teaming up with Uber to try to at least make a sliver of our flying-car dreams come true.

Uber chief product officer Jeff Holden announced today at the Web Summit conference in Lisbon that the ride-hailing company has made a deal with NASA to create software that will help manage flying taxi routes.

This is not the first time we’re hearing of Uber’s flying-car plans, or the first time it’s leaned on NASA expertise for help in attempting to realise this vision.

At the time, Moore predicted flying cars in the skies within one to three years.

Two months later, Uber announced Uber Elevate, its ambitious plan to start testing flying taxis in Texas and Dubai by 2020.

Today, Holden said Uber is still looking to start testing flying taxi services by 2020, first Los Angeles, and then in the Dallas-Fort Worth area—both of which are home to international airports.

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Michael Fewell 2017-10-18
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Tom Willerer, who has spent the last four years with the online education company Coursera — the last two as its chief product officer — is moving on from the outfit to become a venture capitalist.

Specifically, Willerer is joining Venrock, a venture firm founded nearly 50 years ago to build off the successful investing activities of the Rockefeller family.

Venrock, which has offices in Palo Alto, New York and Boston, has become best known as a healthcare firm.

That owes largely to the success of longtime partner Bryan Roberts, who co-founded and incubated publicly traded Castlight Health.

Roberts also led the Series A round of publicly traded Illumina, which is now the world’s largest maker of DNA sequencing machines, among other smart moves during his 20 years with the firm.

But Venrock’s partners — and it has seven now with Willerer — also back consumer-facing companies.

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Jose Rhoades 2018-05-15

Instacart, the on-demand grocery delivery platform that finds itself at the center of ever-increasing competition, has today announced that David Hahn will be taking over as Instacart’s new Chief Product Officer.

Hahn previously served as VP of Product at LinkedIn, after which time he went to Greylock to serve as an entrepreneur in residence, helping portfolio companies think through their products and monetization strategies.

Most recently, Hahn was President and Chief Product Officer at GoFundMe.

Hahn joins Instacart during an interesting time for the grocery space.

Online grocery shopping a delivery has reached “a tipping point,” in the words of Hahn, as incumbents like Walmart and Target formulate their own delivery options.

Meanwhile, as we all know, Amazon is working to integrate newly acquired Whole Foods into its Prime delivery portfolio.

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Daniel Martin 2016-05-20
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Michael Smith comes from streaming service HOOQ, where he was chief product officer, joining recent recruits Gabriel Lundberg, ex-Spotify, and Tiang Lim Foo, who led Evernote business development in Asia Pacific.

The firm hasn t formally announced the hires, but each one has updated his LinkedIn account to reflect a new role, while Smith announced his arrival at Jungle on his blog earlier this month.

Smith is well-known in Southeast Asia s tech space for his previous role with Yahoo, where, as director of global tech initiatives, he presided over Yahoo s ultimately unsuccessful acquisition of Indonesian location-based service Koprol and other media projects.

Lundberg moved to Asia to help Spotify identify new market opportunities — although the Swedish music streaming firm has moved very slowly in the region thus far.

That initiative, which Smith, Foo and Lundberg are part of, is spearheaded by former Yahoo head of international M David Gowdey and is designed to go beyond money to provide its portfolio with the expert counsel, experience and services needed to develop their businesses.

There aren t too many teams with the number of years of experience in our sectors, and in Asia, Anand told us last September.

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Harold Roscoe 2021-01-06
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Affluent millennials and Gen Zers have taken up quirky hobbies and investments to stave off boredom and maintain status symbols in quarantine.
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Porter Johnson 2018-04-04

Former Twitter product lead April Underwood is getting another promotion this morning, now rising to the role of chief product officer of what aims to be the dead-simple employee communications platform Slack, according to Fortune.

Underwood served as director of product at Twitter for five years before joining Slack as its head of platform.

Shortly after that Underwood was promoted to the company’s VP of product, and will now serve as the company’s first chief product officer.

These kinds of promotions imply some additional responsibility — especially as Slack looks to diversify and pitch itself as a more robust product than just a messenger — but also another point of maturation for Slack.

The company hired its first chief financial officer, Allen Shim, in February this year.

Slack is one of those companies that faces a tense push-and-pull as it looks to get into larger and larger enterprises, which all have niche needs.

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Debra Simonds 2020-09-15
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The Nokia brand’s golden age is far behind us but HMD Global managed to at least salvage its reputation and give it a new image in this smartphone age. The company has made a lot of promises, most of them coming to fruition, and Nokia has once again earned a place in the smartphone market. Now it seems poised to … Continue reading
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John Applebaum 2019-02-03
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Over the last 10 years, I’ve moved from sales and business development roles to a product manager position at Google.

I think my experience seeing product management from the outside in, as well as being in charge of product, has lent me valuable insights into how a good product manager operates.

Instead, they get maximum benefit from someone who focuses less on the glamour and invention and more on empowering teams to build the most impactful product possible.

On its face, that sounds exciting: international travel, different languages, unique market dynamics, and more.

In truth, my role as product manager required me to focus on tactical considerations, such as international finance law, translation services, and minute details, like how to account for languages whose characters were too large for a specific screen size.

When managers spend their time dreaming up the next great global product, they often aren’t addressing the more mundane – but critical – tasks in front of the team.

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James Farr 2021-02-02
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Diane Yu, chief technology officer at mortgage financing company Better.com, advises young leaders to be confident when sharing their opinions.
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David Sandoval 2017-11-21
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promoted Quip CEO Bret Taylor to serve as its president and chief product officer, putting him in charge of global product vision, go-to-market strategy, design and development.

He replaces Alex Dayon, who has gone on to become the tech giant’s president and chief strategy officer.

It’s a shift for Taylor, who joined Salesforce last year as part of the acquisition of the productivity software company he cofounded.

That’s not to say he’s a stranger to serving as a c-level executive, however.

Taylor previously worked as Facebook’s CTO from 2009 to 2012, following the acquisition of FriendFeed, a social networking firm that he cofounded.

Taylor’s profile inside the company rose since the Quip acquisition, and the product that his company created has gone on to be a sort of collaboration glue that underpins all of Salesforce’s other products.

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Nicolas Yeager 2017-10-11
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Box has vast amounts of content in its stores, and as it begins to apply artificial intelligence and machine learning to make it easier to surface, it also wants to expose each piece of content and how it relates to other content and users.

To help achieve that, the company announced the Box Graph today at BoxWorks.

“The Box Graph enables customers to predictively recommend content that might be relevant to you.

It would be impossible to do this without a graph,” Jeetu Patel, Chief Product Officer at Box, told TechCrunch.

The idea of a graph was first popularized by Facebook, which discussed an individual’s social graph, the connections they had between friends on the social network.

In a similar fashion the Box Graph is building a network of connections, but instead of just friends, it’s between pieces of content and employees and how they relate to each other.

Charles Glass 2017-08-14
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According to their LinkedIn profiles: Riccardo Badalone, co-founder, ex-CEO and chief product officer, left in July 2017, as did his fellow co-founder and veep of strategic customer engineering Franco Forlini

Sales bigwig Dave Ferretti walked the walk earlier this month, and senior solution architect Dennis Huang, departed weeks ago too.

El Reg also understands Diablo booked space at the Flash Memory Summit 2017 but didn’t show up to take it, despite being an "Emerald" tier sponsor.

There can be up to 128GB of Diablo's flash memory per DIMM, thus fitting up to 2TB of memory in a two-socket server rather than 256GB or 512GB of normal DRAM per box.

The firm also previously made Memory Channel Storage (MCS) which involved flash DIMMs with faster access (20 microsecs) than PCIe flash (105 microsecs) but less than DRAM, and so occupying a new place in the then (2014) memory-storage hierarchy.

It licensed the technology to SanDisk, which sold the resulting ULLtraDIMM technology products to OEMs such as Huawei, Lenovo and Supermicro.

Robert Pedigo 2017-11-08
img

Uber has taken a step forward in its plan to make autonomous “flying taxis” a reality, signing a contract with Nasa to develop the software to manage them.

The company’s chief product officer, Jeff Holden, announced the new service contract at Web Summit in Lisbon, alongside its intention to begin testing four-passenger, 200mph UberAir flying taxi services across Los Angeles in 2020, its second test market in the US after Dallas.

Uber said its flying taxi service would be purely electric and that a journey that would take 80 minutes by car in rush-hour traffic could be reduced to as little as four minutes.

Uber intends to have some form of its air service operational for the 2028 LA Olympics, but experts remain sceptical as to whether autonomous flying taxis will ever become a reality.

Holden said: “Doing this safely and efficiently is going to require a foundational change in airspace management technologies.

Combining Uber’s software engineering expertise with Nasa’s decades of airspace experience to tackle this is a crucial step forward.”

Joseph Averitt 2017-11-09
img

Since the world we are currently living in is very much not the future we all dreamed of, NASA is teaming up with Uber to try to at least make a sliver of our flying-car dreams come true.

Uber chief product officer Jeff Holden announced today at the Web Summit conference in Lisbon that the ride-hailing company has made a deal with NASA to create software that will help manage flying taxi routes.

This is not the first time we’re hearing of Uber’s flying-car plans, or the first time it’s leaned on NASA expertise for help in attempting to realise this vision.

At the time, Moore predicted flying cars in the skies within one to three years.

Two months later, Uber announced Uber Elevate, its ambitious plan to start testing flying taxis in Texas and Dubai by 2020.

Today, Holden said Uber is still looking to start testing flying taxi services by 2020, first Los Angeles, and then in the Dallas-Fort Worth area—both of which are home to international airports.

Jose Rhoades 2018-05-15

Instacart, the on-demand grocery delivery platform that finds itself at the center of ever-increasing competition, has today announced that David Hahn will be taking over as Instacart’s new Chief Product Officer.

Hahn previously served as VP of Product at LinkedIn, after which time he went to Greylock to serve as an entrepreneur in residence, helping portfolio companies think through their products and monetization strategies.

Most recently, Hahn was President and Chief Product Officer at GoFundMe.

Hahn joins Instacart during an interesting time for the grocery space.

Online grocery shopping a delivery has reached “a tipping point,” in the words of Hahn, as incumbents like Walmart and Target formulate their own delivery options.

Meanwhile, as we all know, Amazon is working to integrate newly acquired Whole Foods into its Prime delivery portfolio.

Harold Roscoe 2021-01-06
img
Affluent millennials and Gen Zers have taken up quirky hobbies and investments to stave off boredom and maintain status symbols in quarantine.
Debra Simonds 2020-09-15
img
The Nokia brand’s golden age is far behind us but HMD Global managed to at least salvage its reputation and give it a new image in this smartphone age. The company has made a lot of promises, most of them coming to fruition, and Nokia has once again earned a place in the smartphone market. Now it seems poised to … Continue reading
James Farr 2021-02-02
img
Diane Yu, chief technology officer at mortgage financing company Better.com, advises young leaders to be confident when sharing their opinions.
George Mitchell 2017-08-29

The site is rolling out a handful of updates to the way YouTube not only looks but works, Chief Product Officer Neal Mohan said in a post.

"Over the last few months we've started releasing updates and will continue to throughout the rest of the year," Mohan said in the post.

"When all is said and done, we'll bring a new level of functionality and a more consistent look across our desktop and mobile experiences."

The updates come as YouTube, a unit of Alphabet's Google, presses its lead in online video with a subscription service called Red and a live-TV service called YouTube TV.

The service is trying to expand beyond user-created videos and into more professional content, better enabling it to compete with the likes of Netflix, Amazon and Hulu, which are all also investing in their own shows and movies.

The differences can be subtle.

David Erb 2017-08-29
img

YouTube might look different starting Tuesday.

The site is rolling out a handful of updates to the way YouTube not only looks but works, Chief Product Officer Neal Mohan said in a post.

"Over the last few months we've started releasing updates and will continue to throughout the rest of the year," Mohan said in the post.

"When all is said and done, we'll bring a new level of functionality and a more consistent look across our desktop and mobile experiences."

The updates come as YouTube, a unit of Alphabet's Google, presses its lead in online video with a subscription service called Red and a live-TV service called YouTube TV.

The service is trying to expand beyond user-created videos and into more professional content, better enabling it to compete with the likes of Netflix, Amazon and Hulu, which are all also investing in their own shows and movies.

Samuel Norton 2021-01-29
Netflix is rolling out a global test for a new sleep timer feature on Android that can save your phone’s battery life plus your spot in the show.
Michael Fewell 2017-10-18
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Tom Willerer, who has spent the last four years with the online education company Coursera — the last two as its chief product officer — is moving on from the outfit to become a venture capitalist.

Specifically, Willerer is joining Venrock, a venture firm founded nearly 50 years ago to build off the successful investing activities of the Rockefeller family.

Venrock, which has offices in Palo Alto, New York and Boston, has become best known as a healthcare firm.

That owes largely to the success of longtime partner Bryan Roberts, who co-founded and incubated publicly traded Castlight Health.

Roberts also led the Series A round of publicly traded Illumina, which is now the world’s largest maker of DNA sequencing machines, among other smart moves during his 20 years with the firm.

But Venrock’s partners — and it has seven now with Willerer — also back consumer-facing companies.

Daniel Martin 2016-05-20
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Michael Smith comes from streaming service HOOQ, where he was chief product officer, joining recent recruits Gabriel Lundberg, ex-Spotify, and Tiang Lim Foo, who led Evernote business development in Asia Pacific.

The firm hasn t formally announced the hires, but each one has updated his LinkedIn account to reflect a new role, while Smith announced his arrival at Jungle on his blog earlier this month.

Smith is well-known in Southeast Asia s tech space for his previous role with Yahoo, where, as director of global tech initiatives, he presided over Yahoo s ultimately unsuccessful acquisition of Indonesian location-based service Koprol and other media projects.

Lundberg moved to Asia to help Spotify identify new market opportunities — although the Swedish music streaming firm has moved very slowly in the region thus far.

That initiative, which Smith, Foo and Lundberg are part of, is spearheaded by former Yahoo head of international M David Gowdey and is designed to go beyond money to provide its portfolio with the expert counsel, experience and services needed to develop their businesses.

There aren t too many teams with the number of years of experience in our sectors, and in Asia, Anand told us last September.

Porter Johnson 2018-04-04

Former Twitter product lead April Underwood is getting another promotion this morning, now rising to the role of chief product officer of what aims to be the dead-simple employee communications platform Slack, according to Fortune.

Underwood served as director of product at Twitter for five years before joining Slack as its head of platform.

Shortly after that Underwood was promoted to the company’s VP of product, and will now serve as the company’s first chief product officer.

These kinds of promotions imply some additional responsibility — especially as Slack looks to diversify and pitch itself as a more robust product than just a messenger — but also another point of maturation for Slack.

The company hired its first chief financial officer, Allen Shim, in February this year.

Slack is one of those companies that faces a tense push-and-pull as it looks to get into larger and larger enterprises, which all have niche needs.

John Applebaum 2019-02-03
img

Over the last 10 years, I’ve moved from sales and business development roles to a product manager position at Google.

I think my experience seeing product management from the outside in, as well as being in charge of product, has lent me valuable insights into how a good product manager operates.

Instead, they get maximum benefit from someone who focuses less on the glamour and invention and more on empowering teams to build the most impactful product possible.

On its face, that sounds exciting: international travel, different languages, unique market dynamics, and more.

In truth, my role as product manager required me to focus on tactical considerations, such as international finance law, translation services, and minute details, like how to account for languages whose characters were too large for a specific screen size.

When managers spend their time dreaming up the next great global product, they often aren’t addressing the more mundane – but critical – tasks in front of the team.

David Sandoval 2017-11-21
img

promoted Quip CEO Bret Taylor to serve as its president and chief product officer, putting him in charge of global product vision, go-to-market strategy, design and development.

He replaces Alex Dayon, who has gone on to become the tech giant’s president and chief strategy officer.

It’s a shift for Taylor, who joined Salesforce last year as part of the acquisition of the productivity software company he cofounded.

That’s not to say he’s a stranger to serving as a c-level executive, however.

Taylor previously worked as Facebook’s CTO from 2009 to 2012, following the acquisition of FriendFeed, a social networking firm that he cofounded.

Taylor’s profile inside the company rose since the Quip acquisition, and the product that his company created has gone on to be a sort of collaboration glue that underpins all of Salesforce’s other products.