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September 19, 2016

Bot Analytics: An Interview With Dennis Yang Of DashBot

Dennis Yang is the co-founder and chief product officer of Dashbot, an analytics platform for bots. Previously, he was the co-founder of Bureau of Trade (acquired by eBay) and Techdirt, a popular technology blog. He was also the ninth employee of Infochimps (acquired by CSC) and the ninth employee of mySimon (acquired by CNET). He earned his BS in mechanical engineering from Cornell University. You can follow him on Twitter at @sinned.

September 16, 2016

Boosting Collaboration Between Developers and Product Managers

Never underestimate a solid, communicative product manager. Not too long ago, our developers were creating a product that the client felt didn't need an involved manager. That left Yeti's team with lots of unanswered questions about what we were building — particularly about how features might affect the end user. After several ineffective sprints, we voiced our concerns, urging the client to allocate a product manager. The difference was night and day. Developers gained confidence, the product improved, and productivity soared.

September 14, 2016

3 Development Phases for Your Company’s 20-Year Product Plan

Blockbuster was once at the top of its industry. You wanted a lazy Sunday, so you drove to Blockbuster to rent a movie. How, then, did Netflix steal Blockbuster's monopoly in just a few short years? Blockbuster had a massive distribution network and after its purchase by Dish Network gained the opportunity to reinvent its brick-and-mortar model, but the video chain instead doubled down. It failed to see streaming as the future of on-demand video, and it didn't have the foresight to cut out the content middleman.

September 09, 2016

10 Steps to Maximize the Productivity of Your Development Team

A project's development team is the engine that drives it toward production. But without effective communication to lubricate progress, misfires can slow it to a crawl. A year or so ago, our design team worked with a client on a data visualization project. They began by wireframing the visualizer to create a mock-up, while our developers started creating some basic parts of the application.

September 08, 2016

New Survey Report: The State of Virtual Reality in 2016

San Francisco, CA - September 8, 2016 - Today, Yeti LLC (www.yeti.co) released the results of a survey, “The State of Virtual Reality, 2016”, examining the current state of virtual reality (VR), conducted among product developers at US-based companies that are either VR-centric or just beginning to dabble in the space. The survey report explores...